Weekly Newsletter 4 October 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


4th October 2020

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in

Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


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


Monday 5th 7.00pm: Note Time          Vincent Greene & deceased family members                                  

Tuesday 6th 9.30am:           Private Intention

Friday 9th 8.00pm:Hugh McGovern, First Anniversary & Margaret McGovern, Moheranea, Kinawley 


Sunday 11th 10.00am:        Hubert Gilbride, Clondavil, Anniversary Mass


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in abbreviated format following Masses.


We pray for the eternal rest of Thomas Maguire, Glassdrummond who died recently in Keady, Co. Armagh and was buried in Shanvalley Cemetery, Kinawley on Friday 25th September. May he rest in peace.


We pray for the eternal rest of John McHugh, father of Seamus who died recently in Enniskillen. May he rest in peace.



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


Monday 5th 10.00am:          As Requested

Tuesday 6th:                         NO MASS

Wednesday 7th:                   NO MASS

Thursday 8th:                        NO MASS                            

Friday 9th 7.00pm:               Gerard Scollan, Alteen


Saturday 10th:                       NO MASS


Sunday 11th 11.00am:        Edward & Teresa McKiernan, Aughnakelly


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 6th 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 3rd 8.00pm:          Pro Popula - People of the Parish

Wednesday 7th 9.30am:     As Requested                     

Saturday 10th 8.00pm:        Carmel Scallon, Months Memory Mass



Sunday 4th 9.00am:            Paddy Parker & deceased family members

Sunday 11th 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 Mary’s PS, Killesher First Holy Communion Class 2020, Amy Brazil, Christoper Brazil, Zoe Carthy, Blathnaid Drumm, Siofra Gilheany, Shea Greene, Molly Lunny, Liam McGovern, Saoirse McGrath, Jordana McKiernan, Caoimhe McManus, Joshua Melanaphy-Watson, Dearbhla Murphy, Eabha Murphy, Ellen Murphy, Eoin O’Kane, Ethan Rice and Ruby Wray who received First Holy Communion on Saturday 3rd October 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 27/09/2020: Numbers drawer 11, 20, 21, 24. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners:

£20 - Dolores Doonan, Caldragh; £20 - David Murphy, Kinawley; £20 - Lucy McHugh, Carroo; £20 - Josephine & Daire McGovern, Glassdrummond. Next week's jackpot will be £4,400. 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 September Draw Winners - Gerry Martin, Ashbourne; McKenna Family, Cornaskeogue; Elaine Brennan, Stragowna;  Poilin UiCathain, Moher Road and Ted & Kathleen Keenan, Crocknacrieve. Congratulations to all. If anyone wishes to sign up, please contact any committee who will be happy to help.

Senior Men resume their Division 1 League this Sunday 4th October away to Tempo at 1pm. Reserve Men were scheduled to play Lisnaskea this Saturday however Lisnaskea have conceded the game. Our Reserve men will play their re-fixture against Bellanaleck instead, Saturday 3rd October at 5pm in Bellanaleck. Congratulations to our U17 Boys who defeated Irvinestown 2-09 to 2-04 last Saturday morning and have now qualified for the Division 1 Final v Newtownbutler, this Saturday 3rd October at 11am in Newtownbutler.

Hard luck to our U13 Boys who lost out to St.Pat's, Donagh on Thursday evening.

Our Senior Ladies Ulster Club Quarter Final v Drumlane has been re-fixed for Sunday 11th October at 2pm in Kinawley. All tickets that were purchased for the postponed game are valid for this re-fixture. U16 Girls League & Championship have been cancelled for 2020.

Club Gear - Order forms for Club Gear are now available.  A batch of forms will be sent to the schools and local shops where you can pick one up. You can also print off the form from our Club Facebook page or contact Marie Allen for a form either.  Date for placing orders to be confirmed.

The clothes bank situated in the village has been temporarily removed for essential maintenance. We will inform you when it has returned.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 28th September 2020: Blotto - Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Mary Kearney, Killeshandra; Anthony Mc Goldrick, Swanlinbar; Chris Mc Caffrey, Bawnboy; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Ciaran Mc Manus, Teemore. On Line Winner: Christopher Doonan. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €11,500. 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 €8,500. Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,000. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday Night’s winner was B Gunn.

We play our final game in the Reserve Championship away to Cootehill on Sunday next at 12noon. The club would like to wish our neighbours Templeport the best of luck in the Final of the Junior Championship on Sunday next and hard luck to Shannon Gaels who were beaten in the semi-final on Sunday last.

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. 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. 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.

6. Cuilcagh Medical Practice, Florencecourt, Flu Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday 6th October. All patients of the practice aged 65 or over and those under 65 with Asthma, COPD, Chronic Heart, Kidney or Liver disease or Diabetes are invited to attend. Due to Covid restrictions, clinics will be by appointment only. Please phone 028 6634 8080 to make an appointment.

7. St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society, Swanlinbar: Owing to Coronavirus we are unable to go around the houses to do our collection for the Young Priest’s Society. Therefore we would appreciate if those people who wish to give donations please leave their donations into the chapel at Mass times. Or otherwise please leave with Patricia Brogan in shop and we will collect from there. Thank you.



St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar are looking for volunteers to clean our church once a week for an hour or so. If we can get enough volunteers to help we will do a rota to make things easier for all. Please contact Rose or Ann at the Sacristy.

Thank you.