Weekly Newsletter 19 January 2020





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

19th January 2020

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 19th 10am:              Tommy & Mary Ann Taylor, Gurtlanaghey Anniversary Mass (Reader of Month).

Monday 20th 7pm:               Paddy, Kathleen & Kate Drumm, Mullan, Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 21st 9.30am:         Private Intention

Friday 24th 8pm: Eamon Malanaphy, Derryclegna 1st Anniversary.

Sunday 26th 10am:              Gerard McCarron, Aughaderryloman, Anniversary Mass.

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.


Adoration on Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon and from 6pm to 10pm.



Sunday 19th 11am:              Kevin McCauley, Main Street, Swanlinbar (Family Reader & Gifts)

Monday 20th 9.30am:          As Requested

Tuesday 21at 9.30am:       As Requested

Wednesday 22nd 9.30am: As Requested

Thursday 23rd 7pm:            Terence & Annie Maguire & Jim Askin, Mullaghmore, Bawnboy.

Friday 24th 7pm: As Requested

Saturday 25th                        NO MASS

Sunday 26th 11am:              The People of the Parish

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 7th 5pm to 9pm


Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        


Saturday 18th 8pm:              James & Mary Maguire, Erveny  (Reader of the Month)

Wednesday 22nd 9.30am As Requested

Saturday 25th 8pm:              Margaret Maguire, Macken Anniversary Mass.




Sunday 19th 9am:                People of the Parish.


Sunday 26th 9am:                As Requested.

Family Tree Healing Mass in St Mary’s Church, Arney Friday 31st January at 8pm Celebrant Fr Gerry Campbell.  All welcome.


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


Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 8pm in Derrylin


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 12/01/2020 Numbers drawn were 10,15,17,24 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Mary Brogan, Trillick £10 – Frank McGovern, Moher Road, Kinawley £10 – Angela Boyle, Aughakillymaude £10 – Kathleen Drumm, Trusten, Macken Next week's jackpot will be £8600. Supervisors are Donncha O’Cathain, Jason Martin & Sean Leonard. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club.

Cairde Brian Ború - Next draw will take place on Sunday 26th January. If anyone still wishes to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help. 

Kinawley Senior Ladies have been nominated for Fermanagh Herald Sports Awards - Senior Team of the Year.  You can vote online by going on to www.fermanaghherald.com.  Online voting closes 10am, Monday 20th January.

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).

'Ireland Lights Up' - continues every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7pm on the Walking Track at the football pitch.

Sports First Aid Course has been organised.  It is vital that there is an appropriately trained coach at all age groups.  Anyone interested in doing this course, please contact Anna McKenna as soon as possible. 

Club Development Surveys - Could all completed surveys be returned as soon as possible to a member of the executive committee, boxes in Curry’s Shop, McManus Supplies or Derryallen Service Station (formerly Keenan’s Shop). 

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 13th January 2020 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Michael Hussey, Kinawley Kevin Keenan, Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Maguire Family, Mill Street, Swanlinbar Paul Treacy, Donagh Bar Vincent Tierney & Davina Bannon, c/o Bingo Terry Maguire, Dromod, Swanlinbar Jackpot will be €9400. 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 €7900.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,500 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 Dathi Neary, Ballyconnell

We are selling tickets for our Winter Fuel Draw which will take place in The Swan Bar on next 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

We are having a Brunch & Membership morning on Sunday 26th January in Saint Mary’s Hall from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Come along and pay your membership and avail of a free BRUNCH Membership Rates for 2020 Adult €20 Under 16’s €10   Family €60   Yearly Blotto & Membership €100

3. 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

4. Kinawley Community Centre Seniors Daffodil Club – is back on the 13th January 10.30am everyone welcome. 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

5. Little Treasures Playgroup Kinawley - application process is now open on www.eani.org.uk for a funded preschool place for children in their immediate preschool year - born between 2nd July 2016 to the 1st July 2017. The preschool would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported their recent Christmas market fundraiser. 

6. Swanlinbar Day Care Centre open every Friday from 11am to 4pm.  Dinner, Activities, bingo and live music every Friday.  Everyone Welcome.  Happy New Year

7. Saint Patrick's Day Parade Meeting will be held in Trivia House on Tuesday 21 January at 8.30pm to organise parade. Everyone welcome.

8. Swanlinbar Gun Club Game Night Annual game tasting night will take place on Saturday 8 February at 9pm in The Swan Bar, Swanlinbar. Everyone welcome to come along and taste various game dishes. All proceeds will go to Scoil Mhuire national school.

9. Fr. Eamonn Bredin will facilitate a course on “St. Paul - His Life and Work” in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Thursday evenings from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. up until Thursday 16 April 2020. All welcome.  Refreshments will be served each evening.  Suggested donation: €5 per night. 

10. ROCK RUNNERS TOGETHER WITH ST. AIDANS ARE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL 5/10K WALK/RUN on SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY @1pm. Registration will be held in St.Aidans from 11am.   


11. Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020 from 29th May to 3rd June 5 nights’ Full Board Accommodation Booking forms available from the Pilgrim Section Cavan Travel 15 Main Street, Cavan Telephone 0494361222 or Virginia Travel Main Street, Virginia Telephone 0498548544. 

Enquiries for Special Sick Assisted section to Fr Tom Mannion, Parochial House, Ballinaglara, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim Telephone 0719643014 or mobile 087 9170879