Weekly Newsletter 29 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

29th December 2019


Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary & Joseph

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley


Sunday 29th 10am:              For the People of the Parish

Monday 30th 9.30am:          As Requested

Tuesday 31st 9.30am:         As Requested

First Friday 3rd 7pm:         Deceased members of the Maguire family Derryhenny Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 4th 11am:           First Saturday Communion of  Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sunday 5th 10am:                Tom McGovern, Glassdrummond Anniversary Mass



No Divine Mercy Devotions until the new year.


No Adoration until Tuesday 7th January 2020.

Sunday 29th 11am:              Francis McGovern, Gurteen (family reader and gifts)

Monday 30th 9.30am:          As Requested

Tuesday 31st 9.30am:         James Maguire, Gortacashel

Wednesday 1st Jan 7pm The Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God.

Thursday 2nd 7pm:              As Requested

Friday 3rd 7pm:                    Hugh Patrick & Mary McGovern, Gubrawooly

Saturday 4th                          NO MASS

Sunday 5th 11am:                The People of the Parish



No Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 31st December.


Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.


The sick will be visited on Friday


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 28th 8pm:              Larry McCaffrey, Arney.1st Anniversary.

Wednesday 1st 9.30am: The Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God.

Friday 3rd 8pm:                    First Friday vigil Communion of  Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday 4th 8pm:                Packie Howe, Arney 2nd Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 29th 9am:                Josephine  Corrigan Wheathill                                                 (Family Reader)


Sunday 5th 9am: As Requested.  

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: 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 22/12/2019 Numbers drawn were 6,25,28,30 No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Colette McGreevy, Drumlish £10 – Enda Monaghan, Tiravalley £10 – Paul McHugh, Drumhervin £10 – Francie McGovern, Glassdrummand Next week's jackpot will be £8300. Supervisors are Cathal Murphy, Gerry Breen & Francis McGovern.  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 directly after the Club Lotto. If anyone still wishes to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help.

The youth presentation night will take place on Saturday 18th January at 5pm in Kinawley Community Hall.

Our Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel.  Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket, contact Marie Allen (07742921277), Jackie Murphy (07821208696) or Róisín O'Reilly (07936436647).

Club Development Questionnaires - Boxes have been left in to Keenan's Shop, McManus Supplies & Curry's Shop, Kinawley for completed questionnaires to be returned.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes: 23rd December 2019 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €50 Christmas Bonus Tom Maguire c/o Bingo Peter Scollan Alteen, Swanlinbar Francis Rogers, Tempo €20 Each Daninia Bannon & Vincent Tierney, Bawnboy Thomas O Brien, Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Etta Cassidy, Corlough Jodie Morris, Swanlinbar Martina Galligan, Killeshandra Betty Rasdale c/o Bingo Jackpot will be €9100. 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 €7750.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,200 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 Elizabeth Baxter, Corlough AGM will take place Saturday 28th December at 6pm in the clubrooms 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 0876018271 Draw will take place on 30th December 2019

Dernacrieve Gaels under 20’s game played Erne Gaels on last Saturday week and the game ended in a draw Dernacrieve Gaels 0-11 Erne Gaels 1-08. The replay will take place on 31st December at 1.30pm in Ballyconnell.    

The club would like to wish all our patrons and members a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 

3. 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.

4. SLIMMING WORLD A fresh new year, a fresh new decade, a fresh new opportunity to make 2020's New Year's resolution last a lifetime by discovering that Slimming World feeling for yourself!...You really will achieve your weight loss dreams! To find out more come Join us this new year in St Ninnidhs Hall Derrylin on Wednesdays @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm  For more info Tel: Saranna on 07864988665 OR on Facebook : @Irvinestownderrylinslimmingworld

5. Youthscape!! New Year. New Opportunities. New You! Not in Education, Training or Employment? Are you aged 14 – 24 and finding it difficult to move forward in life? Youthscape could be for you! Over the course of 28 weeks, there are many varied opportunities for you to gain qualifications, take part in trips, group work and activities, talks and seminars - all designed with your needs in mind. Travel, childcare and lunch expenses are paid for throughout. For more details please phone Joanne or Kathryn on 07557178162 to start the New Year right!

6. Aughakillymaude Culture Centre Sat 5th Jan. 1920 at 9.30pm Usual Monthly music Session (inls. song & prose) Keep free Tues.14th Jan 1920 at 8.00pm TP Maguire memorial table quiz refreshments served at both

7. Old Time Dance in Kinawley Community Centre on Sunday 29th December from 9pm to 11.30pm dancing to Larry & Co (Party night) everyone welcome.  Lovely supper served.


January Rota for all church Areas:

Kinawley: Altar Servers: Tomas Cathcart, Clodagh McAuley, Cian Martin, Odhran Reilly. Reader: Noel Crudden, Collectors: Joe McCarney, Bob Hogg, Eucharist Ministers: Ann McGovern, Kitty Carey. Counters: John Breen, Martin Murphy, Kevin McCaffrey, Mairead McHugh. Cleaners: Maureen Owen, Geraldine Duggan.

Wheathill: Reader: Shauna Patterson, Eucharistic Minister: Liz McGovern, Collector Paschal McGovern.

Killesher: Cleaners: volunteers needed.  Counters: Geraldine Mc Govern & Dawn Corrigan   Collectors: Niall/Conan/Oran Mc Grath Eucharistic Minister: First Two Weeks: Maureen Heavey, Second Two Weeks: Ann Mc Caffrey Altar Servers: First Two Weeks: Ryan & Patrick Wray

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Noel McGovern, James/Sean McGovern, Tony McGovern. Eucharist Ministers: Bernie McGovern, Collette McGovern, Mairead McDermott Counters; Noel Majella McGovern, Tony Collette McGovern, Ann Maguire.