Weekly Newsletter 15 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

15th  December 2019


Third  Sunday of Advent

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley


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

Monday 16th 7pm:          Francis & Mary Maguire, Aughaweenagh. Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 17th 9.30am      As Requested

Friday 20th 8pm;             James & Delia Owens, Drumroosk, Kinawley, Anniversary Mass.

Sunday 22nd 10am:        Josie & Francie Lunney, Molly, Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)


No Divine Mercy Devotions until the new year.


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


Wedding Congratulations to Fran Keenan, and Roisin McGovern who were married last weekend.  We wish them health and happiness.


Sunday 15th 11am:         For the People of the Parish

Monday 16th 9.30am:      As Requested

Tuesday 17th 9.30am:     As Requested

Wednesday 18th 9.30am: As Requested

Thursday 19th 7pm:        As Requested

Friday 20th 7pm:             As Requested

Saturday 21st                 NO MASS

Sunday 22nd 11am:        James Prior, Furnaceland, (Family Reader & Gifts)



Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.


Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.

St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill   

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

Wednesday 18th 9.30am: As Requested

Saturday 21st 8pm:         Martina McArdle, Mullagharrow, Anniversary Mass.

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

Sunday 22nd 9am:          Hugh & Ann Corrigan, Gortermoan Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Carol Service:-Interchurch on Thursday 19th December at 7.15pm in Swanlinbar Church of Ireland.

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

Christmas Confessions:  Traditional Format 4 priests as follows:

Tuesday 17th 7.00pm Swanlinbar  — 7.30pm Kinawley

Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve Killesher 7pm: — Swanlinbar 8pm: — Kinawley 9pm

Christmas Day Masses: Wheathill 9am:—  Kinawley 10am: — Swanlinbar 11am:

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.

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 08/12/2019 Numbers drawn were 2,8,14,25 No Jackpot Winner


Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Jenny McManus, Willowbridge School £10 – Anne Gilleece, Corrameen £10 – Patrick Drumm, Tirravree £10 – Anna McKenna, Moher Next week's jackpot will be £8100. Supervisors are Sean Doonan, Michael Corrigan and Seamus Monaghan. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club.


Cairde Brian Ború (Friends of Brian Ború) - The next draw will take place on Sunday 29th December. If anyone still wishes to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help.


Our Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel.  Tickets cost £35 each and can be purchased on Sunday 15th December in the Clubrooms from 6pm - 7pm.


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.


2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 9th December 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn  No Jackpot Winner €20 Each John Prior, Need, Doogarry Padraig Gilheany Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Gretta Mc Kiernan, Ballyconnell Mary Martin, Phone Number Michael & James Mc Tague, Corraleehan Aidan mc Govern, Munlough, Bawnboy Jackpot will be €8900. 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 €7650. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,000 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 June Duffy, Derrygonnelly. AGM will take place S 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


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 are available from Michael Leydon on 087601827 Draw will take place on 30th December 2019


Dernacrieve Gaels under 20’s game played Blackwater Gaels on last Saturday and on a wet and windy night had a point to spare Dernacrieve Gaels 0-12 Blackwater Gaels 2-05 they now play Erne Gaels in the final on next Saturday 14th December at 7.30pm in Kingspan Breffni Park 


3. The family of the late Mickey Bowles would like to sincerely thank each and every one who bought tickets, donated prizes, baked cakes, drove a tractor, helped in the rainbow to serve refreshments and helped out in any way to make it a success. €1850 each was presented to Mac Millian and The North West Hospice, a total of €3700. 


4. 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.  


5. 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. 


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


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