Weekly Newsletter 5 July 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


5th July 2020

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Having implemented the guidelines in the framework document of the Irish Bishops Conference re Covid-19 in the past week, we are now in a position to restart the Sunday Masses in the Parish of Kinawley-Killesher beginning next Sunday 12th July. This is following the professional sanitisation of all 4 chapels, imposition of seating and standing points, display of information signage and dispensation of sanitizing gel together with ushering procedures. Please use the designated seating points in the churches only. Families/households may sit together as one “pod”. At the moment the numbers permissible are as follows:

-          St Naile’s Church, Kinawley – 80 people (based on 1 metre distancing)                                               

-          St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar – 80 people (based on 2 metre distancing)                            

-          St Patrick’s Church, Killesher –25 people (based on 1 metre distancing)                                              

-          St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill –15 people (based on 1 metre distancing)

Initially the return of Eucharistic Ministry & Altar Servers is postponed due to the restricted numbers. A phased return will be implemented for all other Ministries, readers, cleaners, collectors, counters. Please check the future weekly newsletters for details of when each ministry will return.

Masses can be followed on the webcam as previously the case.

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 5th 10am:                John McGovern, Gorgesh (can be watched on the webcam)


Monday 6th 8pm: Ellen & Patrick Smyth & deceased family members, Corraghglebe

Tuesday 7th 9.30am:           People of the Parish – Pro Popula

Friday 10th 8pm:                 Danny, Peggy & Patrick Malanaphy Corrameen, Anniversary Mass


Sunday 12th 10am: Pat McGovern, Glassdrummond Anniversary Mass


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in abbreviated format following Masses as in previous weeks for the moment.



We pray for the eternal rest of Jane Cox, sister of May Reilly Aughaweenagh who died in Belleek on Saturday 20th June. May she rest in peace.



Sunday 5th 10am:                Francis Maguire, Drumcask & his sister Bridget Maguire, Anniversary Mass (to be offered privately)


The following mass intentions from Monday to Friday will be offered in the church, parishioners are welcome to attend:

Monday 6th 10am:               Special intention

Tuesday 7th 10am:              Special intention

Wednesday 8th 10am:        Special intention

Thursday 9th 7.00pm:         Special intention

Friday 10th 7.00pm:             Dessie Corrigan, Gubnamadra Anniversary Mass

Saturday 11th:                       No Mass


Sunday 12th 11am:             Eugene Leydon, Swanlinbar & Rosses Point, Anniversary Mass (this mass will be offered in the church)


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday 7th from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Wednesday 8th 9.30am

Saturday 11th 11am: Ita Doonan Month’s Memory Mass

Saturday 11th 8.00pm:    People of the Parish




Sunday 12th 9.00am:      People of the Parish


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

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 28/06/2020: Numbers drawn were 4, 6, 12, 18. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Seamus Crudden, Moher Road; £20 - Gareth Melanaphy, Kinawley; £20 - Andy McManus, Corraglebe; £20 - Cahir Gilheaney, Macken. Next week's jackpot will be £3,100. Thank you to everyone who purchased lotto tickets both online and envelopes.  Please continue to support our Lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club.  Play online at www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kinawley_GFC/lotto   Cut off time for purchasing online tickets is 9pm on the Sunday of the draw. Lotto envelopes are available in Curry's Shop, McM Supplies, McCorry's & O'Reilly's Service Station, Swanlinbar.  Completed envelopes can be left in to any of these shops where they will be collected for the draw.

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

Championship Draws - Both the Ladies and Men's Fermanagh Senior Football Championship Draws took place during the week. Our Ladies begin the defence of their Senior Championship title against Devenish in the Preliminary Round. Date & Time TBC. Our Men will face Erne Gaels, Belleek at the Quarter Final stage. This game is to be played on the weekend of 28th-30th August.

Walking Track - Remains open for Club Members from 8am to 10pm daily. We ask users to refrain from using the track from 5pm - 6pm, to facilitate those in our community who have been designated as vulnerable. Please read the guidelines on display, sign in the book provided, use hand sanitiser which is provided and follow the arrows around the track.

Kinawley GFC's Drive-in Bingo - We would like to thank everyone who attended our Drive-in Bingo on Sunday. It was fantastic to see such a great crowd there again this week despite the poor weather. Thank you to everyone who helped out in any way and made the event possible. We will be running another Drive-in Bingo this Sunday 5th July at 3pm again in Killesher Parish Field. Please support. 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 handling change.

Fermanagh GAA Cúl Camps - Fermanagh GAA have decided not to organise Cúl Camps this summer. They feel this is the right decision when considering fairness and the safety of all concerned. If anyone wishes to still purchase the 2020 Cúl Camp kits, you can place your order accessing this link online: www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/buy-gear/


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 29th June 2020: Swanlinbar Bingo is back from Monday 6th July 2020. Swanlinbar Gaa Bingo recommences on Monday 6th July 2020 with Drive-in-Bingo in Charlie’s Yard on Main Street Swanlinbar opposite Spa Service Station. We will commence where we left off with Blotto starting at €10,200 and our Snowball on Game 5 for €6,300 on 45 calls or less and €1,000 on Game 10. Total Prize fund on the night IS NOW €19,000. Bingo will start at the earlier time of 8.30pm. We will operate with the Bingo numbers being heard through the car radio and also through speakers in the yard and we will have the hall open for limited number of walk-in patrons while practising social distancing due to Covid-19. Car parking will be assisted by our stewards and will operate on a first in first out basis. All Covid-19 regulations will be observed and stewards will be wearing face masks and sanitiser will be provided.

Our Scenic River Walkway is under construction at the moment and we will keep you updated as we make progress.

Our summer camp will take place on 3rd to the 7th August from 10am to 2pm each day on the football field. This is now fully booked.

The club would like to congratulate former player Robbie Prior and his wife Orla on the birth of their son Conor a brother for Darragh and Kate


3. Kinawley Community Centre We are starting to put measures in place for the Community Centre and we look forward to when we can reopen. If you have any queries please contact Roisin Smyth 07795571535. KCHA AGM will be held on the 21th July @8pm. Supporting Kinawley CC June Draw winners: £1,000 Francis & Jean O'Reilly, £200 Nora Brennan, £100 Anne & Tony Malanaphy, £100 Una Boyle Additional prize £50 voucher(Corrys Macken) Roisin Smyth.


4. St Vincent de Paul: Phone 077 32222137.


5. Irish Hospice Foundation: Have you been impacted by a bereavement during COVID-19? Are you finding it more difficult to cope with a pre-Covid bereavement at this time? Would it help to talk to someone in confidence about your loss? The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national freephone service 1800 80 70 77 which is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. The line aims to provide comfort and emotional support.