Weekly Newsletter 22 September 2019





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 087 2584813

Fr Benny Fitzpatrick C.C.049 9521221 /

Mobile 087 3899345

Pastoral Area – Priest in the Cluster:

Fr Gerry Alwill P.P. Derrylin, 028 67742839

22nd September 2019


Twenty Fifth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar                                      

Sunday 22nd 10am:             Patrick McCauley, Tirmoonan Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Monday 23rd 7pm:               Redmond, Eamon & May Rooney, Greaghnafina, Kinawley Anniversary Mass

Tuesday 24th 9.30am:        John & Margaret Gilroy & deceased family members, Drumroosk. Anniversary Mass

Wednesday 25th 8pm:        A Get Well Mass for Raymond McKenna (requested by football club)

Friday 27th 8pm: Michael Boyle, Glassdrummond, Anniversary Mass

Saturday 28th 11am:           Madge McConnell, Derryleague, Month’s Memory Mass.

Sunday 29th 10am:              Kevin McGovern, Gorgesh Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Adoration on Tuesday 10am to 12 noon & 6pm to 10pm.

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.

Sunday 22nd 11am:             Pat & Grace Doonan, Cloghoe, Swanlinbar (Family Reader & Gifts)

Friday 27th 7pm: Peter and Maura McManus, Gubrawooly Swanlinbar

Sunday 29th 11am:              Frank & Angela Cox, Gortoral, Swanlinbar (Family reader & gifts)



Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.


Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund. Collection for August: €1,743.10 & £102.21.



St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 21st 8pm:              Jimmy Leonard, Gortacarn, Month’s Memory Mass (Family readers)


Wednesday 25th 9.30am:As Requested


Saturday 28th 8pm:              Tommy McGovern, Mullanveigh, Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)


Eucharistic Adoration in Killesher on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.


Sunday 22nd 9am:               Ignatius McGovern, Drumbrochas Anniversary Mass. (Reader of the Month)


Sunday 29th 9am:                For the deceased members of the Taylor family Crummer.                                                                                        

Apostolic Society annual display will take place in Killesher on Saturday 28th September, St Naile’s Church, Kinawley on Sunday 29th and in Wheathill Sunday 29th Swanlinbar 13th October. Usual collection will be taken up. Your support will be much appreciated.

Blessing of the Graves Kinawley Church and New Cemetery directly after 10am Mass Sunday 3rd November.  There will be Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre.

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 9th October at 8pm in Killesher Church.

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137  

North West S.T.O.P.: Free Counselling Available, Contact 086 777 2009 Or 1850 211 877.

Parish Office Details: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Kinawley: Tel: 028 66348250 on Wednesday 2.30 - 5.30pm (Helen) - Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill, Fr Maurice will take Mass bookings at all other times. Swanlinbar: Fr Benny on Tuesday (10am – 1pm) 00353499521221.




1. Kinawley GAA Notes: Club Lotto Sunday 15/09/19 Numbers drawn were 4  13  28  29 No jackpot winner. Lucky Dip Winners £20 - Claire Doyle Erveny Derrylester £10 - Ryan Gilleece Corrameen Kinawley £10 - T Maguire Old Coach Road Killesher £10 - Paula Drumm Corraheen Kinawley Next week's jackpot will be £6900. Supervisors are Cathal Murphy, Gerry Breen and Francie McGovern. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club.

Cairde Brian Boru (Friends of Brian Boru) - This initiative is nearing the first draw on Sunday 29th.  A big thanks to each and every one of the many people who have signed up. For anyone who still has a form to be collected, please contact any committee member who will be happy to call.   Good luck to the senior ladies who play in the championship final vs Newtownbutler on Saturday 21st at 5pm in Derrygonnelly.  Please come out in club colours to support the ladies.  Good luck to the men in the league relegation game vs Teemore Friday 27th at 8pm in Brewster Park. Well done to U16 girls won the Division 1 Championship Final on Wednesday beating Knockninny Ladies. Well done to the U13 boys beating Teemore in the A Championship quarter final on Thursday. The Semi-final with be Tuesday 24th at 6.45pm. Well done to the U13 girls beating Enniskillen in the league on Thursday. Well done to the U14 girls who participated in the Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland U14 7s last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The Club wishes to extend congratulations to our very own Joanne Doonan who will leave for Australia in November to play professional Aussie-Rules football, only one of a handful of girls from Ireland to be successful. We hope she has a fantastic experience and it won't be too long before she returns to play for the club again. 

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 16th September 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner  €20 Each Maureen & Gene Mc Govern, Corlough Jude Mc Govern, Swanlinbar Aiden Mc Govern, Glangevlin Oliver Mc Cusker, c/o Bingo Ester Hayes, Killeshandra Kathleen Boyle, Kinawley Jackpot will be €7700. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night You can now do your Blotto online at Https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar St Marys/lotto  Cut off time is 7pm on Monday for that week’s draw 

Bingo Total prize fund which can be won on next Monday night is €4,650. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €2,200 Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 On game 10 there is the usual €1000 to be won.  Monday night’s winner was Maura Mc Govern, Drumcondra, Swanlinbar. We play Ramor United on next Sunday at 1pm in the last game of 2019. Venue yet to be decided Dernacrieve Gaels Under 15’s play Cavan Gaels in the semi-final in Ballyconnell on Thursday 19th September at 6.30pm. 

3. Kinawley Community Centre Seniors Daffodil Club – starting this Monday 16th September @ 10.30am in the community centre with fun activities and refreshments each week, start your week off in good company. Everyone is welcome Boccia/New Age Curling starting on Wednesday mornings 25th September 10.30am this is supported by funding from Sport NI/FODC  New Exercise Class -  Circuits Class Thursdays 8pm everyone welcome £5 per session Snow White Family Pantomime in Kinawley Community Centre at 2 pm on Saturday 19th October 2019. This imaginative and enthralling family experience will be performed by renowned M&M Theatrical Productions. For more information or bookings, please contact Roisin Smyth 0779 557 1535 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook @kinawleyhall.   

4. Killesher Toddle Tots will commence on Monday 23rd September in Larganess Centre hours 10.15am to 11.45am.  All mums, dads and grandparents are welcome. 

5. St Aidan’s PTFA Crochet class by Tina with a wide range of new crochet ideas and techniques in St Aidan’s High School Derrylin every Thursday evening 7pm to 9pm beginners welcome £4 per night.

6. St. Mary’s Primary School Killesher will be holding a coffee morning on Friday 27th September from 10-11.30am to raise money for Macmillan cancer support.  Everyone welcome for a cup of tea and a chat

7. Parish Youth Group We hope to continue the Parish Youth Group this year but we are in need of a number of extra parent or anyone willing to help supervise for an hour and a half on a Wednesday evening every 2 weeks.  This would be greatly appreciated and will allow the youth group to continue.  Please contact Leanne on 07814097766 if anyone can help.   If any of our young people would like to take part in the John Paul II Awards this year contact Leanne on 07814097766.  Age 16 +