Weekly Newsletter 27 September 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


27th September 2020

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in

Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 27th 10.00am:       Kevin McManus, Springtown


Monday 28th 7.00pm: Note Time        Tommy Friel & deceased parents, Kinawley


Tuesday 29th 9.30am:        John & Margaret Gilroy & deceased                 members of Gilroy and Lunney family, Drumroosk


Friday 2nd 8.00pm: First Friday vigil Communion of                                  Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus       

Francis & Angela Cox, Gortoral, Anniversary Mass


Saturday 3rd 11.00am:        First Holy Communion for St Mary’s PS, Killesher. First Saturday.


Sunday 4th 10.00am:          Maguire family, Cornagun Anniversary Mass


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in abbreviated format following Masses.



Sunday 27th 11.00am:       Noel Kilkenny, Swanlinbar & Wexford, Months Memory


Monday 28th 10.00am:       As Requested

Tuesday 29th:                       NO MASS

Wednesday 30th:                   NO MASS

Thursday 1st:                        NO MASS                            

Friday 2nd 7.00pm:              As Requested


Saturday 3rd:                         NO MASS


Sunday 4th 11.00am:          John Mc Manus and parents Peggy                                    and Phil, Derryclegna


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 29th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.


Fr Benny will be absent from the Parish from Monday 21st September to Friday Friday 9th October. Should you need mass bookings, sick calls during this time please phone Fr Maurice on 028 66348250.

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 26th 8.00pm:       Pro Popula - People of the Parish


Wednesday 30th 9.30am:  As Requested                     


Saturday 3rd 8.00pm:          As Requested



Sunday 27th 9.00am:          Patrick McGovern & Ignatius McGovern, Anniversary Mass


Sunday 4th 9.00am:             As Requested

October Rota

Kinawley: Collectors: Declan Reilly, Declan Cathcart. Counters: Ann Cornyn, Bridget McCarney, Ann McDonagh.

Cleaners: Frances Crudden, Mary McElroy, Paula Drumm.

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Tony McGovern, Mark Lyons, Kevin McCauley.

Counters: Josephine Lyons, Kevin & Mary McCauley.

Killesher: Collectors: Volunteers please. Counters: Mena Murphy & Jeanette Melanophy & Caroline Baxter

Cleaners: Jeanette Melanophy & Caroline Baxter

Wheathill: Collector: Liam Fitzpatrick


Congratulations to St Náile’s PS, Kinawley First Holy Communion Class 2020, Shannon Brennan, Caitlin Cathcart, Orlaith Donnan, Dylan Drumm, Seán Drumm, Odhrán Leydon, Cadhla Maguire, Lorcan McGlinchey, Adam McKeegan, Ryan Melanaphy, Emma Melanophy, Tadhg Murphy and Lily Owens who received First Holy Communion on Saturday 26th September 2020.

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 20/09/2020: Numbers drawer 3, 12, 14, 24. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - James Maguire; £20 - Damien & Shona McManus, Graffy; £20 - Breda Morris, Swanlinbar; £20 - Piotr Burzynsiu, Stragowna Road. Next week's jackpot will be £4,300. Thank you to everyone who purchased lotto tickets. 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 Sunday 27th September. We are coming up to the end of our first year of Cairde, those who paid by cash for the year, a committee member will be in contact soon about renewing. If anyone new wishes to sign up, please contact any committee who will be happy to help.

U17 Boys v Irvinestown, Saturday 26th September at 11am in Irvinestown.

U13 Boys v St.Pat's, Donagh, Tuesday 29th September at 7pm in Donagh. 

Our Senior Ladies Ulster Quarter Final V Drumlane has been postponed. Due to recent upsurge in Covid cases across the province, Ulster Ladies Executive feels it is in the best interest of its members to postpone the Ulster Ladies Club Championship. Their decision will be reviewed on 12th October if there is a significant decrease in cases and lighter restrictions in place.

U16 girls are at home to Belcoo in the first round of the Division 1 League, Monday 28th September at 7pm.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 21st September 2020: Blotto - Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Bernie Clifford, Knocks, Lisnaskea; Padraig Leydon, Swanlinbar; Nancy Mc Cauley, Kinawley; Kathleen Mc Donald, Ballyreagh, Tempo; Mary Fay, Killeshandra; On Line Winner: Ann Marie Flannery, Altachullion. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €11,400. Draw will take place at Bingo on next Monday night. You can now do your Blotto online at https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar_St_Marys Cut off time is 6pm on Monday for that week’s draw.

Drive-in-Bingo continues in Charlie’s Yard every Monday at 8.30pm. Total prize fund which can be won on the night is €8,400. Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,900. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday Night’s winner was Caroline Mc Aveety, Corlough.

Swanlinbar played Munterconnacht on Saturday last in Corlough in the Reserve Division 3 Championship and final score Swanlinbar 1-11 Munterconnacht 1-11. We still have to play our final game in the Reserve Championship away to Cootehill which will not take place for 2 weeks. The club would like to wish our neighbours Shannon Gaels and Templeport the best of luck in the semi-final of the Junior Championship on Sunday.

Our Scenic River Walkway is under construction and at the moment we are waiting on ESB to move a pole and when that happens it will only take a couple of weeks to finish.


3. Kinawley Community Centre Is back OPEN for hire. We are delighted to be able to open our doors again, we have had a Deep Clean from AAA Pristine cleaning and we have our santiser stations in place. Due to Covid-19 we have restrictions regarding numbers in the hall at the one time. To book please contact Roisin on 07795571535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


4. St Vincent de Paul: The Society members would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who donated money so generously during the pandemic. Assistance is always available for any needy families in the locality. Helpline Number: 077 32222137. Fully confidential. The monthly Church collections will recommence on the weekend of October 3rd/4th.


5. Apostolic Society: Due to the Covid-19 Virus restrictions we are unable to have our annual apostolic display. A donation box will be in the Church on Sunday 27th September or please put your donation through Fr McMorrow’s letterbox marked “Apostolic Society”. Donations Greatly needed, thanks.


6. THEOLOGY STUDY GROUP - Fr. Eamonn Bredin will conduct a six-week course on "The Aims of Vatican II, The Liturgy, and the Role of the Laity" in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Thursday evenings, beginning Thursday 1 October 2020, from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. (subject to social distancing protocols). Suggested donation per night: €5. All welcome.