Weekly Newsletter 24 November 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 67748315

24th  November  2019


Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe.  

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley


Sunday 24th 10am:              John & Ellie Maguire, Arney Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Monday 25th 7pm:               Owen & John Lunney, Molly Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 26th 9.30am:        For the Holy Souls

Friday 29th 8pm:                  John Francis Gilleece, Cornaskegoue. Anniversary Mass.

Sunday 1st Dec 10am         Teresa & Joe McKiernan, Shanvalley Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.

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


We welcome the 13 children who are taking part in. Do this in Memory Programme from St Naile’s Primary School

Sunday 24th 11am:              Kathleen McGinn & deceased members of the McGovern family Gubnafarna (Family reader & Gifts)

Monday 25th 9.30am           Holy Souls

Tuesday 26th 9.3am:           As Requested

Wednesday 27th 9.30am As Requested.

Thursday 28th 7pm:             Holy Souls

Friday 29th 7pm: Donie O’Sullivan, father of Dan O’Sullivan, Gurteen.

Saturday 30th                        NO MASS

Sunday 1st Dec 11am: Charles McGovern, his wife Ellen and daughter Eileen (Family reader & Gifts)     

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.  

We pray for the eternal rest of Nora Love (nee Doonan) Enniskillen whose funeral took place on Monday in Enniskillen. May she Rest in Peace.  


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 23rd 8pm:             James & Mary Ann McConnell, Derryleague, Macken, (Family Reader)

Wednesday 27th 9.30am: Malachy, Mary & Packie Melanaphy, Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 30th 8pm:              James Owens & deceased family members Keelpark, Anniversary Mass (Family reader).


We pray for the eternal rest of Bridget Drugan, whose funeral took place last Sunday in Killesher.  May she Rest in Peace.


Sunday 24th 9am:                Terry & Mary Kate McGovern, Trumagagh. Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 1st Dec 9am:          For the People of the Parish



An Evening of Prayer and Healing led by Fr Owen Gorman will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan on Thursday November 28th at 7.30pm with Rosary, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction and the laying on of hands.  Confessions from 6.30pm.  Enq:  087 2549960

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 4th December at 8pm in Teemore Church

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137. The next monthly collection will be held at all Masses on the weekend of December 7th/8th. As this will be the Christmas collection it would be greatly appreciated if everyone could make a generous donation. All money raised will go towards helping needy families in the locality over the festive season. 

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 17/11/19 Numbers drawn were 14,15,17,24 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Megan Doherty, Kinawley £10 – Paddy Wray, Macken £10 – Kevin Curry, Kinawley £10 – Orla Scanlon, c/o Gerry Owens Next week's jackpot will be £7800. Supervisors are John Crudden, Darren Boyle and Declan Cathcart. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club. Cairde Brian Ború (Friends of Brian Ború) - we are still looking for more people to sign up.  Please contact any committee member who will be happy to help. A big thanks to each and every one of the many people who have signed up. Next draw will take place on Sunday 24th November. Save the date - Our Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel. Ranganna Gaeilge - Irish Classes continue in St.Aidan's High School, Derrylin on Thursdays from 8 - 9pm. 

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes: 18th November 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Hugh P Prior c/o Bingo Padraig Leydon. Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Tom Maguire c/o Bingo Vera Gough c/o Bingo Kieran & Monica Leydon, Uragh, Swanlinbar Monica Leydon, Cloughoge, Swanlinbar Jackpot will be €8600. 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 €5550.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €3,100  Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250  Monday night’s winner was Sean Mc Niffe  We are selling tickets for our Winter Fuel Draw which will take place in The Swan Bar on Saturday 18th January 2020. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. 1St Prize is trailer load of Firewood & Fuel Voucher for €250  2nd Prize €500 Fuel Voucher   3rd Prize 10 X 40kgs Bags of Coal 4th Prize 10 Bales of Briquettes Tickets available from any committee member Cavan GAA are having a draw for a house in Dublin worth €375,000. Tickets are €100 each and can be purchased by contacting Michael Leydon on 087 6018271. Draw will take place on 30th December 2019 Dernacrieve Gaels under 20’s played Laragh United on Friday last in Templeport and were winners Dernacrieve Gaels 2-19 Laragh United 0-12 they play Castlerahan on Saturday next 23rd November in Saint Mary’s Park Swanlinbar at 2pm

3. Kinawley Community Centre Christmas Supper Evening with Music and dancing Sunday 8th December 7pm £10 per person. Book by contacting Roisin or one of the Hall Committee Jiving Class 8pm - 9.30pm no partners required everyone welcome. This is supported by FODC.   Seniors Daffodil Club – is on @ 10.30am in the community centre with fun activities and refreshments each week, great way to start the week off. Everyone is welcome. Don't forget our Christmas party will be on Monday 9th Dec 12pm please contact Roisin to book your place Games morning for adults Wednesday mornings 10.30am everyone welcome and we finish with a cuppa this is supported by funding from Sport NI/FODC   Kinawley Community Festival 2020 date has been set for the 17th-19th July 2020 a weekend of family fun & entertainment more information will follow.   Hall Bookings - please contact Roisin Smyth on 07795571535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the hall and meeting room is available for parties, indoor soccer, meetings etc

4. Swanlinbar Day Care Centre: Christmas Party on Saturday December 14th Dinner Live Music, Santa, lots of entertainment.  Everyone welcome.  For bookings contact Anna on 0877083807

5. SANTA is coming to Kinawley Enterprise and Kinawley Community Hall Association would like to invite all to the Annual Family Christmas event on Tuesday 3rd December from 6.45pm at Kinawley community Centre. Santa will arrive on his magic train for 7pm

6. Book Launch: Bawnboy Heritage will be launching their book titled a look back in Time.  Memories of Templeport and Beyond. At Cavan Library   26th November at 7pm

7. St Aidan’s PTFA - crochet classes every Thursday in St Aidan’s 7-9pm beginners and experienced welcome £4 per night. St Aidan’s PTFA annual Christmas craft fair in St Aidan’s High School Derrylin Sunday 24th November 11am to 5pm lots to choose from for those perfect Christmas gifts, or just pop in for a chat and cup of tea

8. “Hairspray” at St Aidan’s High School Tickets on sale for Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th December shows with Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th already sold out.  Contact the school 9am-5pm for tickets. Adults £10, U16 £5. Doors open each night at 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm sharp.

9. Little Treasures Playgroup is holding a Christmas Market on Sunday 15th December from 10.30am on wards. A family event with Christmas Stalls - Crafts, Stocking fillers, Books, Cakes, Bric-a Brac and much more.  Fun and games with Santa Claus. Refreshments for all. 

10. Toddle Tots Paediatric First Aid Course in Larganess Centre: First Aid Trainer Keith McCabe Monday 25th November at 7.30pm or Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm £5 per person suitable for all adults with children in their care. Contact Mary to book a place 07980987462

11. Old Time Dance in Kinawley Community Centre on Sunday 24th November dancing from 9pm to 11.30pm to Final Touch. Everyone welcome. Usual supper served.

12. “Book of Knockinny“ For sale after mass in Derrylin & Teemore  W/E Sat 23th/Sun.24th Keep free Historical Society lecture Tues 3rd (first Tues) at 8pm sharp Speaker Dymphna Headen Author and Historian subject “ The potato was not the problem” covering famine times in Fermanagh and West Cavan Sat. 7th usual monthly music session. Refreshments served at both. 

13. Fundraising: Mary Kate Maguire’s (Killesher) granddaughter Ciara has decided to sell prints (paintings) belonging to Mary Kate. The money raised is going to St Patrick’s Church, Killesher. They are for sale in Brady’s and McGovern’s pharmacies. She will also be selling them at the craft fair in St Aidan’s in this coming Sunday.

14. Corlough/Templeport/Swanlinbar Community Text Alert require funding. If you wish to remain a member or become a new member please complete the form at the back of the chapel and drop it into the Credit Union in Ballyconnell with €5 before 30/11/19. There are also forms in Maguire’s shop, The Ballymac Inn, Feehans shop, O Reillys and the Credit Union in Ballyconnell. 

December Rota for all Church Areas:

Kinawley: Altar Servers: Tara Brennan, Ella McGerty, Colleen Gilleece, Ronan Brennan, Reader: Claire McCaffrey, Collectors: Patrick Keenan & family. Eucharist Ministers: David Murphy, Tricia Keenan, Greta Maguire. Counters: Ann Cornyn, Bridget McCarney, Ann McDonagh. Cleaners: Breda Roche, Sheila McManus, Carmel Gilleece, Bernie Breen.

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Gerry McKiernan, Gabriel McHugh, Dan O’Sullivan Eucharist Ministers: Michael White, Monica Leydon, Iona McGoldrick, Grainne Gilheaney. Counters: Gerry & Jacinta McKiernan, Margaret & Gabriel McHugh, Patricia O’Sullivan.

Wheathill: Reader:  Ciaran Carron, Eucharistic Minister: Patsy Maguire, Collectors Tom & Sean Corrigan. 

Killesher: Cleaners: Fiona & Patricia Corrigan Counters: Michael & Breda Dolan Collectors: Aiden Melanophy & Patrick Kerrins Eucharistic Minsters: First Two Weeks: Caroline Hamilton, Second Two Weeks: Patricia Rooney Reader: Hamilton Family