Weekly Newsletter 14 June 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


14th June 2020

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi)


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 14th 10am: Frank, Maureen & Tony Keenan, Portreagh, Anniversary Mass


Monday 15th 8pm:          Kathleen & James Magee, Drumbroughas, Anniversary Mass


Tuesday 16th 9.30am:     Jimmy Maguire, Caldragh, Anniversary Mass


Wednesday 17th 9.30am: Pat McBarron & deceased family members, Molly, Anniversary Mass


Thursday 18th 9.30am:    People of the Parish – Pro Popula


Friday 19th 8pm:             Philip Nolan, Marlbank Anniversary Mass


Sunday 21st 10am:         Eugene & Annie McGovern, Drumbroughas, Anniversary Mass

We pray for the eternal rest of Ita Doonan, wife of Joe and mother of Brendan and Fiona Benson whose funeral took place on Tuesday 9th June in St Patrick’s Church, Killehser. May she rest in peace.


We pray for the eternal rest of Kathleen Keavey, New Jersey, USA who died recently, sister of Susan Carron, Graffy Road and Fr Peter Reilly, Uganda. May she rest in peace.


Sunday 14.06.2020        No public Masses until further notice per Diocesan guidelines


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


Sunday 14th 10am:         Billy Bennett, Brackley Anniversary Mass


Monday 15th 10am:        Special intention

Tuesday 16th 10am:       Special intention           

Wednesday 17th 10am:  Special intention

Thursday 18th 10am:      Brigid Murphy, London whose funeral took place on Thursday 11th June. Brigid was wife of the late Patrick Murphy, Gurteen, Swanlinbar

Friday 19th 10am:           Brigid & Phil McManus, Mary Kate & Michael Murphy, Furnaceland, Anniversary Mass


Sunday 21st 10am:         Rev Fr Paddy McGovern SMA, Swalinbar, Anniversary Mass


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

Sunday 14.06.2020           No public Masses until further                                                 notice per Diocesan guidelines



St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Sunday 14.06.2020            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 using 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: Phone Fr Maurice on 028 66348250 for Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill.

Swanlinbar: Phone Fr Benny on Tuesday (10.00am – 1.00pm) 0035349 9521221.




1. Kinawley GAA:  Club Lotto Sunday 07/06/2020: Numbers drawn were 7, 9, 12, 29. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Fintan Simmons, Swanlinbar Road; £20 - Collette Owens, Caldragh; £20 - Lochlainn Drumm, Moher £20 - Annie McGovern, Glassdrummond; Next week's jackpot will be £2,800.

Thank you again to everyone who bought the lotto, your support is greatly appreciated and we hope you continue to do so, as our lotto is the financial lifeline of our club. Play online at www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kinawley_GFC/lotto.  Cut off time for playing online is 9pm on the Sunday of the draw. Lotto envelopes are 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.

Cairde Brian Ború - Next draw will take place Sunday 28th June. If anyone still wishes to sign up to Cairde Brian Ború, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help. 

Re-opening of Walking Track - It is with pleasure that we announce the walking track at Patrick McManus Park has been reopened for club members.  It will be open from 5pm - 9pm daily and will be run according to the guidelines issued by Croke Park. We ask all users to take time to read the guidelines which will be on display at the clubrooms where patrons are also asked to sign in the book provided. This is to facilitate track and trace if there are any cases of Covid-19 in the area. Hand sanitiser will also be provided at the signing-in station. We ask users to allow from 5pm to 6pm daily to refrain from using the track to facilitate those in our community who have been designated as vulnerable. Users are asked to follow the arrows around the track which will guide them in a clockwise direction. Social distancing will have to be adhered to with only people in family groups walking together and at least 2 metres from other people. We hope that people will continue to use the track as they did before the lock-down when the behaviour of walkers was impeccable and we thank them for that. However, we must remind users that if there is any misuse of the track or any entry on to the pitches which remain closed, the facilities may have to be closed again. 

Kinawley GFC's Drive-in Bingo will take place on Sunday 21st June at 3pm in Killesher Parish Field. All Government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and social distancing will be strictly adhered to. We ask all families/households to travel in the one car where possible. £3000 will go in prize money, with Game 10 seeing the lucky winner take home the £1000 prize. Book Prices: 1/2 Book - £5, Single Book - £10, Double Book - £15, Quickie Sheet - £2 each or 3 for £5. Please bring the correct money for the purchase of books/quickie sheets, to avoid the need of physical interaction when transferring change. 

Community Support & Assistance -  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 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.

Unfortunately our Community Festival is postponed until July 2021.


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.