Weekly Newsletter 18 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


18th October 2020

Twenty-Ninth 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 18th 10.00am:       Raymond McKenna, Cornaskeogue Months Memory Mass


Monday 19th 7.00pm:          Molly & John Curry, Corradreen Anniversary Mass

Tuesday 20th 9.30am:        As Requested

Friday 23rd 8.00pm:            Charles & Mary Kate McBarron, daughters Bernie McLoughlin, Christine Conefrey (Months Memory Mass) and also James Milner


Sunday 25th 10.00am:        Steven Martin, Mountain View, Kinawley Anniversary Mass


We pray for the eternal rest of Thomas Gray, brother of Helen Crudden whose funeral took place in Trillick on Friday 16th October. May he rest in peace.




Sunday 18.10.2020            No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


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

Sunday 18th:                         The Parishioners


Monday 19th:                        Special intention

Tuesday 20th:                       Special intention

Wednesday 21st:                 Special intention

Thursday 22nd:                     Special intention                 

Friday 23rd:                           Andrew & Michael Owens, Tiercahan


Sunday 25th:                         James & Joseph McDermott, Monienbawn


St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


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


Wednesday 21st 9.30am:   As Requested                     


Saturday 24th 8.00pm:        Frank McHugh & deceased parents Druminiskill




Sunday 19th 9.00am:          As Requested


Sunday 25th 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 11/10/2020: Numbers drawn 8, 15, 26, 27. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners:

£20 - Cathal Maguire, Drumcannon Road; £20 - Paul McManus, Swanlinbar Road; £20 - Kathleen Monaghan, Tirravalley

£20 - Kevin Martin, Mountain View. Next week's jackpot will be £4,600. 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.

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: 12th October 2020 – Blotto: Numbers Drawn 6 9 23 26. No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Anne Kilgannon; Joey O'Brien; Ailish Monaghan; Michael McGovern; Gerry Goldrick; On Line Winner: Roisin Monaghan. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €11,700. 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 €8,700.

Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,200. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday Night’s winner was Mary Brady, Ballyconnell.

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. St Vincent de Paul: Assistance is always available for any needy families in the locality. Helpline Number: 077 32222137. Fully confidential.


4. St Mary’s Swanlinbar, Apostolic Society: On Sunday 27th September we had a donation box after Mass in the chapel. This was a wonderful success. Altogether £1,396.36 donations were made including private donations. All this money goes towards work in the missions in different countries and the Silver Mass Cases to the priests working in those areas along with our beautiful vestments.

All these vestments and Altar Clothes were made by our wonderful lady Byril Cassidy and her helper Martina Owens. Byril also knitted baby hats in all colours as well. The amount of work that went into the sewing and knitting was amazing. We thank you Byril and Martina. They were all beautiful. We also want to thank Marion and Colm Cullen who gave us the use of the shop window to display all the vestments, they were so kind and helpful. Our Vestments, Altar Cloths and knitting have been given to the Apostolic Team in Cavan. All donations have been given to the treasurer Ann O’Hara, Apostolic Team, Cavan. Thank you so very much for your support in such difficult times. The fruits of your generosity will go to the missions in Africa & South America.

The Apostolic Team, St Mary’s Swanlinbar



This weekend parishes in over 120 countries will celebrate World Mission Sunday. World Mission Sunday is a direct appeal from Pope Francis to give what you can so that overseas missionaries can reach and care for suffering men, women, and children.

On World Mission Sunday, all Mass collections, including those from the most impoverished churches in the developing world, will be offered to help further the reach of missionaries and mission. This appeal is a life-line, not only for missionaries but also for the future of the Church. Worryingly, it faces a crisis. The worldwide pandemic means that less congregations can physically attend Mass, resulting in fewer offerings in the basket. The implications for suffering overseas communities in the months ahead will be devastating. Please, if you can, be extra generous this weekend. Your kindness will be used to fund the work of overseas missionaries who serve in some of the most impoverished and overcrowded communities in the world. To give what you can donate at www.wmi/mission, call Fiona in World Missions Ireland on 01 497 2035, or lodge money directly: IBAN - IE12 BOFI 9007 5456 9616 36, BIC - BOFIIE2D, Account Name - Society for the Propagation of the Faith.


In 2019 our parish donated €1,916.95 to World Mission Sunday. We ask you to continue your support for World Mission Sunday by filling your Mission Sunday envelope and putting it in the weekly collection basket or dropping it through the priest's letterbox. Thank you for your ongoing support.