Weekly Newsletter 1 November 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


1st November 2020

Thirty-First Sunday in

Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

Sunday 1st 10.00am:          Sean Gilleece & daughter Fiona Ronaghan, Molly, Anniversary Mass


Monday 2nd 7.00pm:           All Souls Day Mass for the Holy Souls - November Lists                     

Tuesday 3rd 9.30am:          Holy Souls


Friday 6th 8.00pm: First Friday vigil Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus       

Pauline Kilkenny, Kinawley, Anniversary Mass


Saturday 7th 11.00am: First Saturday Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Sunday 8th 10.00am:          John Reilly, Aughweenagh Anniversary Mass


Sunday 01.11.2020            No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines

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

Sunday 1st:                   All Saints, Mass for the Parishioners

Monday 2nd:                 All Souls Day – Mass for our deceased

Tuesday 3rd:                 Mass for our deceased

Wednesday 4th:            Special intention

Thursday 5th:               Special intention                 

Friday 6th:                   Special intention

Sunday 8th:                Patrick Leydon, Main Street, Swanlinbar


During the month of November please visit the cemetery and pray for the faithful departed.


The sick will be visited on Friday.

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     

Saturday 31st 8.00pm:        Canon Brian McNamara Anniversary Mass

Monday 2nd 9.30am: Note Day        All Souls Day

                                Mass for the Holy Souls - November Lists     

Saturday 7tht 8.00pm:          Mickie Boles, Tiravalley Anniversary Mass


Sunday 1st 9.00am:            Mass of the Holy Souls of

                                           Kinawely-Killesher Parish

Monday 2nd 9.00am:           All Souls Day

                                Mass for the Holy Souls - November Lists

Sunday 8th 9.00am:   Paddy & Margaret Corrigan &    deceased family members, Wheathill   



“St. Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar because of its distinctive architectural ambience, is a beautiful spot for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy of the Church. Following on from the recent sanctuary enhancement under my direction, myself and Fr Benny believe St Mary’s is the one of the best examples of modern Church architecture in the Diocese of Kilmore. As Parish Priest it is my responsibility to maintain this ecclesiastical structure both materially and spiritually and it is my intention to do all I can to accomplish this for this generation, please god. We have a wee problem however in the roof department, that has been a thorn in everyone’s side for over 40 years now. €111,000 was spent on the Church building just before I arrived in the Parish in 2017, replacing the windows and flat roof repair. This work has been well executed and represents good value for money. The flat roof repair was carried out by Connacht Asphalt Roofing Limited, Co. Sligo. Some historic water leaks persist however (namely from the valley). Having studied the situation we believe the problem stems from the 2 foot parapet/barge wall, creating a valley over your head as you walk into the main body of the Chapel from the front entrance area. A few of us had another look at it about 2 weeks ago and we all agreed on a first step. Remove the parapet/barge wall, thus eliminating the valley and allowing the main pitched roof of Chapel area to extend across the existing valley and parapet wall section, thus allowing the roof water to proceed unhindered to the gutterings. I see this as priority work and because of your historic and ongoing generosity we have the funds to accomplish this much needed inexpensive first step. The tex screws securing the cladding to the main roof are perishing and corroding and will need attention later, but I think the first step is the valley. I hope you have found this description helpful and we intend to begin this course of action following consultation as a committee as soon as weather permits”. Fr Maurice


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 25/10/2020 - Numbers drawn 9, 11, 12, 19. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Aine McGovern, Carroo; £20 - Laisir Gilbride, Ballinamore; £20 - Francie McGovern, Glassdrummond; £20 - Nuala Corrigan, c/o Duggan's Carn. Next week's jackpot will be £4,800. 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. 

Cairde Brian Ború - October Draw Winners: Léan Doonan Killesher, Tomás Corrigan Enniskillen, Corinne Breen Corrameen, Martha Curran Moher & Benny Owens Keelpark. Congratulations to all. If anyone wishes to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help.  If anyone would like to know their assigned Cairde number for the monthly draws contact Marie Allen (07742921277) or Róisín O'Reilly (07936436647).

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.

Congratulations to Patrick McGovern and Aaron Tierney who have been nominated for a Fermanagh Club All Star Award.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 26th October 2020 - In line with government restrictions, our Monday night Drive-In-Bingo and Blotto draw have been postponed until further notice. We hope to be back soon when restrictions are lifted.

Our Blotto will recommence with a jackpot of €11,700 and our Bingo Snowball on Game 5 will recommence at €6,200.

Congratulations to former ladies player Roisin, Brian and Caolán Maguire on the birth of their son and brother Rían.

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. Kinawley Community Centre: Any queries regarding bookings for the Community Centre please contact contact Roisin on 07795571535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Supporting Kinawley CC Draw - October Draw Winners: £1,000 Carmel Flanagan, £200 Thomas Owens, £100 Martin Murphy, £100 Tony Cullen. Congratulations to this month’s winners. Thank you all for your continued support.

5. COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

6. ASPIRE, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council's employability service, is currently active with new ways of working.  ASPIRE staff are ready to help people apply for and secure jobs; support from the initial search through to the application and with interview preparation.  ASPIRE also provide training courses and arrange work experience placements. Contact ASPIRE on Enniskillen 028 6632 6478, mobile 07799 471448 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via TV on Saorview - Channel 210; Download our FREE APP - “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family!

8. Lough Derg NOVEMBER MEMORIAL SERVICE for deceased pilgrims and benefactors: Live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Sunday 22nd November at 7pm www.churchservices.tv/pettigo TO ENROL A DEPARTED LOVED ONE please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518 Write to: Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal F94 YC60.



November Rota

Kinawley: Collectors: Caroline McManus, Clodagh Reilly Counters: John Breen, Martin Murphy, Kevin McCaffrey, Mairéad McHugh Cleaners: Mary Breen, Anne McGovern

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Michael Leydon, Gabriel McKiernan, Gregory McGovern

Counters: Gregory & Rosemary McGovern, Gabriel McKiernan

Killesher: Collectors: Noel Melanophy & Micheal Flanagan Counters: Sinead & Oran Eccles

Cleaners: Rosemary Dolan/Caroline Baxter

Wheathill: Collector: Pat Maguire