Weekly Newsletter 29 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


29th November 2020

First Sunday of Advent

Northern Ireland Coronavirus Regulations: New restrictions came into force on Friday 27 November 2020 until 10 December 2020. Places of worship must close, except for funerals, weddings (limited to 25 people), individual acts of worship or for the recording or broadcasting of 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 will slot in any Masses that are currently booked and can be viewed by the family via the Webcam (unless deferred by the family). We hope you all continue to keep well in these times.

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

No public Masses due to current government guidelines.

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

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


Monday 30th 7.00pm:          Francis & Mary Maguire, Aughaweenagh, Anniversary Mass


Tuesday 1st 9.30am:           People of the Parish – Pro Popula


Wednesday 2nd 9.30am:    Paddy Kerrin & deceased                                                  members of McLoughlin & Kerrin families


Friday 4th 8.00pm:               First Friday vigil Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Maria McGovern, Moher & Joe McGovern, Carnview & all deceased family members of the McHugh family, Shanvalley


Saturday 5th 11.00am:        First Saturday Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Patrick & Bridget Maguire & deceased family members, Gorgesh


Sunday 6th 10.00am:          Joe & Teresa McKiernan, Shanvalley


ROI Coronavirus Regulations: Places of worship may reopen from 1 December 2020 for services with a maximum of 50 people. The following Masses will be said in St Mary’s Church:


Thursday 3rd 9.30am:         As Requested


Friday 4th 7.00pm:               Charles & Patrick Timoney, Druminiskill, Macken


Sunday 6th 11.00am:          People of the Parish –  Pro Popula




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

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Week Beginning                  No public Masses due to current                

Sunday 29.11.2020                             government guidelines



Week Beginning                  No public Masses due to current

Sunday 29.11.2020            government guidelines

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

December Rota (note that churches in NI are closed until 10 Dec)

Kinawley: Collectors: Patrick Keenan & family. Counters: Thomas Malanaphy, Maria Gilleece, Patricia Keenan. Cleaners: Breda Roche, Sheila McManus, Carmel Gilleece, Bernie Breen.

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Gerry McKiernan, Gabriel McHugh, Dan O’Sullivan.

Counters: Gerry & Jacinta McKiernan, Margaret & Gabriel McHugh, Patricia O’Sullivan.

Killesher: Collectors: Aiden Melanophy & Patrick Kerrins. Counters: Michael & Breda Dolan.

Cleaners: Fiona & Patricia Corrigan.

Wheathill: Collector: Tom & Sean Corrigan.


Parish Office Details: E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill & Swanlinbar - Tel: 028 66348250 on Wednesdays from 2.30pm - 5.30pm (Helen), Fr Maurice will take Mass bookings at all other times.





1. Kinawley GAA:  Club Lotto Sunday 22/11/2020: Numbers drawn 9, 14, 21, 22. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners:

£20 - Jarlath O'Brien; £20 - Shane Anderson, Cornagun; £20 - Edel Monaghan, Macken; £20 - Pauline Douglas, Killeshandra.

Next week's jackpot will be £5,200. 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.

Our AGM will take place in early December, date to be confirmed.  It will online via Microsoft Teams and is open to all members to join. Anyone who wishes to join, please send your email address this week to Marie Allen on 07742921277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Well done to Courteney & Erin Murphy, Aine McGovern, Joanne Doonan, Donna Owens, Róisín O'Reilly and the Fermanagh Ladies team and management who won their All Ireland JFC Semi Final last Sunday beating Limerick.  The final takes place on Saturday 5th December in Parnell Park, Dublin and will be live on TG4 at 4pm.

Good luck to Tom Keenan, Ben Corrigan and the Fermanagh Hurling team and management in the Lory Meagher final this Saturday 28th December in Croke Park at 3.30pm.

We will be hosting a 5K/10K walk/run on Sunday 6th December to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice in memory of Oisin McGovern.  You can complete your walk/run at any time during the day to comply with Covid-19 guidelines.  Social distancing must be adhered to and please within your own bubble.  Donations can be made on the day.


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.


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 This an Irish run Talk-Radio Station, Prayer, Catechesis, Music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – Rosary @ 12:30, 5:30, 9pm Daily. Divine Mercy @ 3pm. Listen via TV on Saorview -Channel 210; Download our free App- “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie Tune in I promise you will not be disappointed. Perfect companion during Covid 19.


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.


7. TARSUS SCRIPTURE SCHOOL - RESILIENT FAITH: Advent spirituality for a time of pandemic, Programme: 6 presentations available on Vimeo from 23 November. Cost: €20 per household. For further information and registration go to the website WWW.TARSUS.IE