Weekly Newsletter 11 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


11th October 2020

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in

Ordinary Time




Arising from the latest Government decision of Oct 5th 2020 to place all counties in the Republic on Level 3 we are obliged to move all Masses and liturgies online until October 27th 2020 with the exception of Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms for which there is a limit of 25. It means that in the interest of public health we will not gather for weekday or Sunday Masses for the next three weeks, until October 27th 2020, as efforts continue to stem the escalation of the coronavirus.  However, churches can remain open for private prayer. I am conscious, at this time of writing that public Masses can go ahead in the Northern Ireland jurisdiction. While it is regrettable that we have to suspend our gatherings for the Eucharist once again, with its consequent impact upon the life of our parish faith communities, let us resolve to support the efforts to ensure the safety of those most vulnerable to COVID-19. This is a time of testing and we must remain strong in trusting the Good Lord, who is with us. 

“I mean that the point of all our toiling and battling is that we have put our trust in the living God…” (1 Tim 4:10) Bishop Martin Hayes


We must follow these guidelines but obviously these restrictions do not apply to the northern part of the parish, pending any further directions from this jurisdiction. Fr Maurice McMorrow


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


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


Monday 12th 7.00pm: Note Time Tommy Dolan, Clontymore, his brother Paddy & parents John & Margaret  


Tuesday 13th 9.30am:        John & Owen Lunney, Molly


Friday 16th 8.00pm:           People of the Parish


Sunday 18th 10.00am:        Raymond McKenna, Cornaskeogue Months Memory Mass


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in abbreviated format following Masses.




Sunday 11.10.2020            No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


Fr Benny will offer the following anniversary masses Privately during the week:

Sunday 11th:                         Edward & Teresa McKiernan, Aughnakelly


Monday 12th:                        Special intention

Tuesday 13th:                       Special intention

Wednesday 14th:                   Special intention

Thursday 15th:                      Special intention                 

Friday 16th 7.00pm:             Andrew & Michael Owens, Tiercahan




St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


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


Wednesday 14th 9.30am:  As Requested                     


Saturday 17th 8.00pm:        Frank Barry, Second Anniversary Mass




Sunday 11th 9.00am:          As Requested


Sunday 18th 9.00am:          As Requested

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 04/10/2020: Numbers drawn 7, 14, 15, 27. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Carmel Boyle Parzysz, Corrameen; £20 - Carmel Boyle Parzysz, Corrameen; £20 - Ronan Cleary, Drumcannon Road; £20 - Emma Markey, 49 Cleenish Park, Enniskillen. Next week's jackpot will be £4,500. 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, The Silver Swallow Enniskillen & Connolly's Bar Arney. 

Cairde Brian Ború - Next draw will take place on Sunday 25th October.  If anyone wishes to sign up, please contact any committee who will be happy to help.

Commiserations to our U17 Boys who lost out after extra time to Newtownbutler in the Division 1 League Final last Saturday.

The GAA has suspended all Club games at all levels from Monday 5th October and until further notice. Fermanagh GAA have also released a statement, suspending all GAA activity within the county, this includes training. Furthermore, it was decided that all competitions, with the exception of the JFC Final, will not be completed as a result of the current public health circumstances. This includes all adult and underage competitions.

Businesses - If you would like your Business sign erected and displayed at our Club grounds, please contact Donncha O'Cathain (07716204841) or Marie Allen (07742921277).  Cost: £100/year, £250/3 years or for Cairde Members cost is £150/3 years.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 5th October 2020 – Blotto: Numbers Drawn 6, 10, 14, 20. No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Noelle Kelleher, Corlough; Kevin Prior, Swanlinbar; Marian Nicholsan, Ballyconnell; Colette Flanagan, Garadice; Cassidy Boys, Ballyconnell; On Line Winner: Pat Scollan. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €11,600. 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 €8,600. Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,100. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday Night’s winner was Jim McCaughey, Kinawley.

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 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.

Supporting Kinawley CC Draw: September Draw winners £1,000 Roisin McKeegan, £200 Margaret Green, £100 Caroline & Frank Baxter, £100 Petrina McInerney. Extra Draw winners £100 Pat McTaggart, £50 Elaine McGovern, £50 Melanophy Family. Thank you all for your continued support.


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.


5. Kinawley Apostolic Workers wish to express a sincere Thank you to all who supported our recent collection and donations which amounted to £1,080. Many vestments and knitted items are already gone to Northern Nigeria. New members/volunteers needed.




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.