Weekly Newsletter 26 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

26th January 2020

Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

Sunday 26th 10am:              Gerard McCarron, Aughaderryloman, Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Monday 27th 7pm:               Terry Smith, Carnview Park, Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 28th 9.30am         Tom McGovern, Glassdrummond, Anniversary Mass.

Friday 30th 8pm: Deceased members of Curry family, Crocknacrieve. Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 1st 11am               First Saturday Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sunday 2nd 10am                Joe Breen, Corrameen & Peter Murphy, Letterbreen.

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.

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

We pray for the eternal rest of Mary Patricia O'Connor, Bellanaleck (mother of Phil) whose funeral took place on Tuesday in Enniskillen.

Sunday 26th 11am:              The People of the Parish

Monday 27th 9.30am:          As Requested

Tuesday 28th 9.30am:        As Requested

Wednesday 29th 9.30am As Requested

Thursday 30th 7pm:             Patrick & Annie Murphy, Clonfane, Kinawley

Friday 31st 7pm:   Tony Murphy, Tiercahan

Saturday 1st Feb 9.30am St Bridgid’s Day

Sunday 2nd 11am:              Hugh & Kathleen Cullen & Marguerite Slatter, Main St Swanlinbar & for the deceased members of the Cullen & Maguire families.

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.

We pray for the eternal rest of Pat McBrien, Drumcask, whose funeral was on Thursday 23rd January.  May he Rest in Peace.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

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

Wednesday 29th 9.30am   As Requested

Saturday 1st Feb 8pm:        Do this in Memory Programme St  Mary’s Primary School Killesher are taking part.


Sunday 26th 9am:                As Requested.

Sunday 2nd Feb 9am:         People of the Parish

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

A Bus will be traveling to DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2020, Saturday 22nd February in RDS Dublin, to book your seat on bus or Further details contact Mary on 07850054561

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

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 19/01/2020 Numbers drawn were 17,19,20,22 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Daire Doonan, Kinawley £20 – Paddy Greene, Coa £20 – O’Cathain Family, Moher, Kinawley £20 – Benny Owens, Keelpark, Kinawley Next week's jackpot will be £8700. Supervisors are Aodhgan Murphy, PG McManus & Frankie McManus. 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. Youth Night - Thank you to everyone who attended the youth night on Saturday Congratulations to all the teams and individual winners; U11.5 Player of the Year - Daniel McGerty, Most Improved - Conal Crudden & Kian McHugh. U13 Girls POTY - Rión McKenna, Most Improved - Aoife Murphy.  U13 Boys POTY - Dara Cathcart, Most Improved - Tomás O'Reilly.  U14 Girls POTY - Eimear Malanaphy, Most Improved - Ann Marie McDermott & Caitlin McAloon.  U14 Boys Féile Team - Player of the Tournament - Shea McElroy & Caolan Brennan.  U15 Boys POTY - Conor Cathcart & Paidi Drumm, Most Improved - Cathaoir Doonan.  U16 Girls POTY - Megan Murphy, Most Improved - Kate Murphy. U17 Boys POTY - Stephen McManus, Most Improved - Shea McElory.  U18 Girls POTY - Eimear Keenan, Most Improved - Laura McDermott.  U19 Boys POTY - Lorcan McKenna, Most Improved - Luke McGerty. 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 - 9pm 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). If anyone has not received a survey, please contact a member of the executive committee.  

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 20th January 2020 Blotto Numbers Drawn  No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Tom Reilly, Killeshandra Conor Mc Goldrick, Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Deirdre Gilheany, Swanlinbar John Freehill, Carramore, Ballyconnell Shane Anderson, Kinawley Josie Davis, Swanlinbar Jackpot will be €9500. 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 €8000.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,600   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 Margaret Fee, Kinawley Winter Fuel Draw Winners First Prize: Trailer load of Firewood & €250 Fuel Voucher  Conor Walshe , Swanlinbar Second Prize: €500 Fuel Voucher Mickey Lee c/o The Swan Bar, Swanlinbar Third Prize: 10 X 40kgs Bags Of Coal Donal Mc Govern, Swanlinbar Fourth Prize: 10 Bales of Briquettes  Geraldine Mc Hugh, Corlough Fifth Prize: 2 Bingo Books John O Connor & Peter Mc Auley c/o The Swan Bar, Swanlinbar  The club would like to thank all the ticket sellers and the people who bought the tickets and the members who helped fill the trailer which made this draw a great success. We are having a Brunch & Membership morning on next 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 €30   Under 16’s €10 Family €60   Yearly Blotto & Membership €100

3. SLIMMING WORLD 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 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. 

7. 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.

8. 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. 

9. 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.  

10. A presentation of Gold, Silver and Fr Cullen Medals will take place at the end of a February in Kildallan a Community Centre.  If there is anyone interested in receiving a pin please contact Kathleen at 086 8590927 or Annarose at 086 3091165 or Pauline at 049 9523306 ASAP or before 9th February 2020.

11. Old Time Dance in Kinawley Community Centre on Sunday 26th January dancing from 9pm to 11.30pm to Family Affair. Everyone welcome.

12. Aughakillymaude Culture Center Sat.8th Feb. at 9.30pm usual monthly music session (inls song & prose) usual refreshments served Tues 11th at 8.00pm Historical Soc. monthly meeting Subject “Callowhill Estate” inls. Callowhill Graveyard Derrylin of 15 - 20,000 Ha. Owned by Paterick Engerys. A great night of local historical interest by Toney Connelly. A well known historian from Ballyconnell usual refreshments served


February Rota for all Church Areas:

Killesher: Cleaners: Teresa Mc Hugh & Pauline Mc Bride Counters: Jim Maguire & Sean Tierney Collectors:  Volunteers please. Eucharistic Minister: 1st & 8th Majella McTeggart, 15th, 22nd, & 25th Teresa Kerrin Altar Servers: First Two Weeks: Leah & Caitlin Mc Brien, Second Two Weeks: Conor Simmons & Holly Maguire Reader: Gilbride Family.

Kinawley: Altar Servers: Niamh & Ciara Melanophy, Caitlin Hogg, Kyra McElroy. Reader: Pat McCaffrey. Collectors: Paul & Emma Melanophy.  Eucharist Ministers: Sinead Drumm, Caroline McManus, Marie Greeene, Counters: Thomas Malanaphy, Maria Gilleece, Tricia Keenan. Cleaners: Kathleen Owens & Family.

Wheathill: Reader: Geraldine McGovern, Eucharist Minister: Geraldine McGovern, Collector: Colm McGuinness.

Swanlinbar Eucharist Ministers: Celine Leydon, Collette Cunningham, Josie Davis, Monica Leydon, Collectors: Oliver Prior, Ciaran Leydon, Paddy Maguire, Michael White. Counters: Oliver/Kathleen Prior, Ciaran/Monica Leydon, Paddy/Martina Maguire, Michael Davis.