Weekly Newsletter 8 December 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

08th December 2019


Second Sunday of Advent

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley


Sunday 8th 10am:                Molly & Patrick Breen, Corrameen, their daughter Mary Walsh & their son Joe Breen. Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Monday 9th 10am: Note Time The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.    Fr Sean, Baby & Jack McGoldrick, Drumahaire. Anniversary Mass 

Tuesday 10th 9.30am:        As Requested

Friday 13th 8pm:                  Mary Smith, Main Street, Kinawley, Anniversary Mass.

Sunday 15th 10am:              Patricia Symth, Derryclegna, Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)


No Mass or Divine Mercy Devotion on Monday evening 9th December


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

Sunday 8th 11am:                For the People of the Parish

Monday 9th 7pm:               The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Please note time)

Tuesday 10th 9.30am:        As Requested

Wednesday 11th 9.30am As Requested

Thursday 12th 7pm:             As Requested

Friday 13th 7pm: Annie & Patrick Murphy, Clonfane, Kinawley.

Saturday 14th                        NO MASS

Sunday 15th 11am:              As Requested


Monday 9th the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holyday of Obligation.


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.


Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund. Totals for October: €928.70 & £47.10. November: €653.11 & £125.96.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 7th 8pm:                Paddy Kerrin & deceased members of Kerrin & McLoughlin families., Drumsroohill.

Monday 9th 7pm: Note Time The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday 11th 9.30am As Requested

Saturday 14th 8pm:              Francis & Annie McManus, Corraglebe. Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Sunday 8th 9am:                  Francie & Mary Ellen Maguire, Marlbank Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Monday 9th 9am: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday 15th 9am:                Phil & Sheila Maguire, Marlbank, (Family Reader)

Pastoral Council Meeting in priest’s house on Tuesday 10th December at 8pm;

Parish Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday 18th December at 8pm in Priest’s house.


Parish Contributions Envelopes: please bring your contributions for 2019 up to date before the end of the year as any contributions received in 2020 will have to be recorded in 2020.For priests dues make cheques payable to Kinawley Priest’s Account and for weekly contributions to the individual churches.

Dates for Diary: Confirmation takes place on Saturday 25th April at 12 noon in Swanlinbar

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 8th January at 8pm in Swanlinbar Church

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137. Helpline Number: 077 32222137. The next monthly collection will be held at all Masses on this 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:. 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 01/12/2019 Numbers drawn were 1,12,23,25 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Ann Lumley, Drumhack, Macken £10 – Mary Fitzpatrick, Teemore £10 – McManus Children, Aughakillymaude £10 – Francie McGovern, Corlough Next week's jackpot will be £8000. Supervisors are Aodghan Murphy, PG McManus and Frank McManus. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club. Cairde Brian Ború (Friends of Brian Ború) - If anyone still wishes to sign up, please contact any 

Members of the club will be calling to households to drop off a Club Development Questionnaire.  We would appreciate if each household could complete the questionnaire and agree a time/date for members to call back and collect completed questionnaires.

Congratulations to Kinawley GFC for being nominated for the Gaelic Life Ulster Club of the Year Award.  You can vote by going on to the Gaelic Life website. Voting closes Mon 9th Dec.

If anyone would be interested in managing/helping out with underage teams (boys/girls) for the 2020 season, please contact Francie McGovern (Boys) 07864976773 or Jackie Murphy (Girls) 07821208696.

Save the date - Our Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes: 2nd December 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Ann Scollan, Corraheen, Kinawley Columba Maguire, Drumcask, Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Pauline & Eugene c/o Mickeys Sarah Mc Ginley c/o Maggie Curran Margaret Curran, Killeshandra Damian Owens, Aughaderryloman, Kinawley Jackpot will be €8800. 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 €7050.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €4,500 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 Collette Flanagan, Aughawillan. 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 Blue Friday Club Evening Swanlinbar Club have tickets for Cavan Gaa House draw Fundraiser where one lucky winner will win a house in Dublin 15. All funds go to Polo Grounds Development to benefit players in all codes. Tickets €100 each will be available at our club grounds on this Friday 6th December 7pm-8pm or on line winindublin15 or contact Michael Leydon on 0876018271 Draw will take place on 30th December 2019 Dernacrieve Gaels Under 20’s game which was to be played last weekend but was postponed due to a bereavement in the Blackwater Gaels Club will now take place on next Saturday 7th December at 6pm on 3G pitch at Kingspan Breffni

3. Kinawley Community Centre Jiving Class  8pm - 9.30pm no partners required everyone welcome. This is supported by FODC.Seniors Daffodil Club – it’s our Christmas party on Monday 9th Dec 12pm.For our final week 16th Dec we are invited to Little Treasures playgroup at 11am. Meet at the playgroup. Games morning for adults Wednesday morning this is our last day it starts at 10am everyone welcome and we finish with a cuppa this is supported by funding from Sport NI/FODC Supporting Kinawley CC November winners was Kenny Dolan £1000,Ciara Carron £200, Frank McManus & Kathleen Boyle £100.  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 Roisin Smyth Manager 07795571535

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. “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. 

6. 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.  

7. Cuilcagh Cafe Charity Fundraiser Cafe will be open Saturday 28 December from 12 Noon till 3pm and Sunday 29 December from 12 noon till 3pm. Proceeds in aid of Cavan Hospice. Volunteer staff needed on either day for this good cause. Come along over the weekend and enjoy local home baking. 

8. IFA- Swanlinbar and Corlough Voting to decide the IFA President and Deputy President takes place in Corlough Community Centre on Thursday 12th December at 8.30 pm. All members please come out to vote. Local Cavan man Thomas Cooney is running for Deputy and would appreciate your help!

9. Love & Mercy’ FILM the life of St. Faustina and The Devotion to Divine Mercy, will be showing for two extra dates in December Monday 9th and Monday 16th @ 6pm or 8.30pm in IMC Cinema Enniskillen.

10. SCOIL MHUIRE Christmas Calendars will go on sale Sunday, 8th December.  Our Christmas Carol Service with Nativity will take place in St Mary’s Church on Thursday, 12th December at 7:30pm everyone welcome.

11. Aughakillymaude Culture Center  Sat 7th usual monthly music session at 9,00pm refreshments served. Book of Knockinny” for sale in local shops in Derrylin, Teemore & KINAWLEY