Weekly Newsletter 22 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


22nd November 2020

Our Lord Jesus Christ,

King of the Universe


Northern Ireland Coronavirus Regulations: New restrictions will come into force on Friday 27 November 2020 for two weeks. Places of worship must close, except for funerals and weddings (limited to 25 people), or to broadcast an act of worship. As Kinawley Chapel has the Webcam, Masses will be broadcast from here at times outlined on the Newsletters for these weeks. We hope you all continue to keep well in these times. We will slot in any Masses that are currently booked and can be viewed by the family via the Webcam (unless deferred by the family).


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 22nd 10.00am:       John Francis Gilleece, Cornaskeogue, & formerly of London, Anniversary Mass


Monday 23rd 7.00pm:         Peter & Maura McManus, Gubrawooly, Swanlinbar


Tuesday 24th 9.30am:        Holy Souls – November Lists


The following Masses will be available to watch on the webcam online:

Friday 27th 8.00pm:             Jim Drumm, Corameen, Anniversary Mass                               


Saturday 28th 11.00am:      Private Intention (in lieu of Killesher Saturday evening Vigil Mass)


Sunday 29th 10.00am:        Molly & Patrick Breen, Corameen and son Joe and daughter Mary Walsh



Sunday 22.11.2020 No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


During the month of November designated Masses will still be said for the deceased Holy Souls.



Fr Benny is currently absent from the Parish. Should you need mass bookings or sick calls during this time please phone Fr Maurice on 028 66348250.



We pray for the eternal rest of Maura McCann, Antrim Road, Belfast and formerly Swanlinbar, recently deceased sister of Fr Pat & Ben McHugh. May she rest in peace.




St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 21st 8.00pm:        Christy & Brigid Williamson and daughter Bridie, Corradrenan, Derrylester


Wednesday 25th 9.30am:  Holy Souls – November Lists           


Saturday 28th:                       No public Mass due to current government guidelines


We wish to acknowledge further receipts of Donations amounting to £350 towards the recent work at Crossroads Chapel, Killesher. Thank you for your generosity.



Sunday 22nd 9.00am:         Holy Souls – November Lists


Sunday 29th:                         No public Mass due to current  government guidelines

Kinawley Chapel Webcam, (can be accessed using MCN Media) the above Masses will be broadcast at the specified times.


UPDATE ON ST MARY’S CHAPEL, SWANLINBAR ROOF PROJECT: The committee met twice last week and as St Mary’s is a protected structure our next step is to meet with the conservation officials of Cavan County Council in compliance with regulations for a listed building.


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 15/11/2020: Numbers drawn 8, 10, 14, 20. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Kevin Martin, Kinawley; £20 - Thomas McElroy, Clonliff; £20 - Frank Conlon, Newtownbutler; £20 - Noel Boyle, Glassdrummond. Next week's jackpot will be £5,100. 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 - Next draw will take place on Sunday 29th November. If anyone wishes to sign up, please contact any committee who will be happy to help.

Best wishes to Courteney & Erin Murphy, Aine McGovern, Joanne Doonan, Donna Owens, Róisín O'Reilly and the rest of the Fermanagh Ladies team and management in their All Ireland JFC Semi Final v Limerick this Sunday 22nd November.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 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.

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: Contact No: 077 32222137. The Society wishes to thank everyone for their generosity during the past year. It is greatly appreciated. December is the National designated month for donating to this important Society. Because of current restrictions people may  donate to any member of the Society and they will be receipted. Donations may also be left in Parochial House letterbox.


4. 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 Please join our growing faith family.


5. The Memory Map of Cuilcagh to Cleenish has been launched. With over ninety locations to explore, the online interactive map brings to life the area’s rich natural, cultural, historical, built and archaeological heritage. With the click of a button or scroll on the screen you can zoom in to markers on the landscape to open pop-up boxes containing information, photographs, old and new films, 3D models, voice recordings and music by local performers. With nearly seventy specially produced short films and sound recordings we hope that the memory map will provide many hours of listening and viewing pleasure for you over the winter months. The Memory Map can be viewed on PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones when out and about. The map can be viewed online at http://c2c.org.uk/C2Cindex.html


6. MINI ADVENT RETREAT ON ZOOM: For three sessions, during Advent, you are invited to take part in a mini-retreat that will explore the themes of Faith, Hope and Love. The retreat will be led by Fr Billy Swan, St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy and will take place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd December beginning at 8pm. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to prepare for Christmas.