Weekly Newsletter 10 May 2020





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 00353 87 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

10th May 2020

Fifth  Sunday of Easter


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     



Sunday 10th 10am:              Dermott Murphy, Trustan Glebe, Anniversary Mass.


Monday 11th 8pm:               Mary McCauley, Macken, Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 12th 9.30am:        People of the Parish


Wednesday 13th 9.30am Teresa McAree R.I.P



Thursday 14th 9.30am:       Noel Flood R.I.P.


Friday 15th 8pm: Deceased members of the McGovern Family, Glassdrummond. Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 17th 10am:              Margaret & Pat McGovern & daughter Geraldine Maguire, Springtown. Anniversary Mass.

We pray for the eternal rest of Thomas Smith, Gortaloughney (brother of Mary Murphy, Crocknacrieve) whose funeral took place in St Naile’s on Saturday.  May He Rest In Peace.


Sunday 10.05.2020            No public Masses until further notice per Diocesan guidelines


The following mass intentions will be offered Privately during the week.

Sunday 10th 10am:              Brigid & James McGovern, Mill Street, son Peter and grandsons Ronnie and Patrick. Anniversary Mass.

Monday 11th 10am:             Special Intention

Tuesday 12th 10am:            Special Intention

Wednesday 13th 10am:      Special Intention

Thursday 14th 10am:          Special Intention

Friday 15th 10am::               Special Intention

Sunday 17th 10am:              Stephen and Teresa White, Sallins, Co Kildare.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

Sunday 10.05.2020           No public Masses until further notice per Diocesan guidelines




St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Sunday 10.05.2020            No public Masses until further notice per Diocesan guidelines




Weekly Envelopes and Priest’s Revenue envelopes can be dropped into the Priest’s letter box anytime. We are grateful to our parishioners who have continued paying their weekly and monthly contributions by dropping their envelopes into the priest's letterbox. If anyone wishes pay their contributions by setting up a standing order or through their online banking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Name and Church Area and we will provide the bank details that you need to pay your contributions. We thank you all for your support during these difficult times.

Kinawley Chapel Webcam, (can be accessed MCN Media) the above Masses will be broadcast at the specified times.

St. Vincent de Paul: Phone: 077 32222137.

The Baptism Programme is cancelled and will not resume in any of the parishes until further notice

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 (10.00am – 1.00pm) 0035349 9521221.



1. Kinawley GAA: The Club Lotto will restart on Sunday 17th May, Jackpot is £9500.  The Lotto can be played online by completing the following steps: Search www.klubfunder.com online, Select ‘Find my Club’, Enter ‘Kinawley’ & Play Lotto. Minimum purchase is £5, and this can be done as a combination of lines and draws.  For example it could be five lines for one draw or one line for five draws. We ask families to assist those in their family circle how to play the Lotto online. Lotto envelopes are still available in Curry's Shop, MCM Supplies and McCorry's. Completed envelopes can be left in to any of these shops where they will be collected for the Lotto draw.  If anyone wishes their envelopes to be collected from their house, please contact any committee member who will be happy to do this. We would encourage everyone to play the Lotto online, where possible, to reduce the amount of physical interaction with envelopes. We ask you all to support the Lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club.

Cairde Brian Ború - Next draw will take place on Sunday 31st May.  If anyone still wishes to sign up to Cairde Brian Ború, please contact any committee member. 

All GAA activity remains suspended and our Club Grounds also remain closed.

Community Support & Assistance -   We would ask all our club members to be aware of any of their neighbours who are elderly or in ill health, particularly those living alone, and to offer any help that may be needed. Anyone needing support or assistance can contact any member of the club executive on one of the numbers listed who will be happy to help: Donncha O’Cathain 07716204841, Marie Allen 07742921277, Jackie Murphy 07821208696, Paula Drumm 07729005121, Roisin O’Reilly 07936436647, Sean Leonard 07776132271, Darren Boyle 07784402106, Thomas McElroy 07812213146, Francie McGovern 07864976773, John Crudden 00353 879130010, Sinead Eccles 07961910423 or Ryan Doherty 07843376393.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: In line with official guidelines from HSE, the GAA and Cavan County Gaa Board all club activities have been cancelled. The pitch and Gym are now closed unfortunately this includes our weekly Monday night Bingo and Blotto. Our Blotto will recommence at €10,200 and our Snowball on Game 5 will be €6,300. We will keep you updated. Any member of the community who wants shopping or medicines collected please contact Kevin Prior on 086 6187370 and he will make all arrangements.

3. Kinawley Community Centre: We know we are in strange times as we go through the Coronavirus. Our Centre is closed but as a community we are in this together, we wanted to let you know if you need assistance, shopping or just a chat, we have a number of our members who have volunteered to help.  Please contact Roisin Smyth who is co-ordinating on 07795571535. Supporting Kinawley CC April Draw winners £1000 Peter & Bridie Gilleece, £200 Frank McManus, £100 Kevin Og Curry, £100 Kevin Gilleece

4. Ballyconnell Credit Union would like to let all our members know that we are here to help through this difficult time. In our Ballyconnell office, we have introduced hours for any members who may feel they are vulnerable and for our elderly members, on Thursday & Friday 10am - 11am. Keep up the good work in staying safe.