Weekly Newsletter 6 December 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


06 December 2020

Second Sunday of Advent


Northern Ireland Coronavirus Regulations: Restrictions which came into force on Friday 27 November 2020 will finish on 10 December 2020. The 3 churches in NI will reopen for public masses from Friday 11 December 2020. We will continue to be vigilant with regulations as specified by government. All 4 chapels are being sanitised using fogging sanitiser backpack machine. We remind you of the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing and the use of the designated seating points. We hope you all continue to keep well in these times.


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

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

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


Monday 7th 7.00pm:            Private Intention


Tuesday 8th 10.00am         Feast Day The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                                           Packie Howe, Anniversary Mass


Wednesday 9th 9.30am:     As Requested


The following Masses will be open to the public in St Naile’s Church:

Friday 11th 8.00pm:             Owen Reilly, Condra


Sunday 13th 10am:              Patricia Smyth, Derryclegna, Anniversary Mass



ROI Coronavirus Regulations: Places of worship have reopened for services with a maximum of 50 people. The following Masses will be said in St Mary’s Church:


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

Tuesday 8th 7.00pm:   Feast Day The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

                                   Mass for the Holy Souls

Friday 11th 7.00pm:             Rosemary Murphy, (Months Memory Mass)


Sunday 13th 11.00am:        Mass for the 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.

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 5th:   No public Mass due to government guidelines


Saturday 12th 8.00pm:        Martina McArdle, Mullagarrow, Anniversary Mass.



Sunday 6th:                           No public Mass due to government guidelines


Sunday 13th 9.00am:          Phil & Sheila Maguire, Marlbank, Anniversary Mass.

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

December Rota

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 29/11/2020 - Numbers drawn 6, 8, 15, 30. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Ann Drumm, Tirravree; £20 – Marie McGovern, Gorgesh/Liverpool; £20 – James Breen, Corrameen; £20 – Fergal Cleary, Drumcannon. Next week's jackpot will be £5,300. 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 November Draw Winners - Niall Bogue, Paul & Lisa Martin, Paul & Martina Melanophy, Adrian & Maureen Kellagher and PJ & Chrissie McBarron.

Our 2020 AGM will take place on Saturday 12th December at 6pm. It will be held 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.

Motion and Nomination Forms are up on the Club Facebook page if any member wishes to propose a motion or nominate someone for position as a Club Officer.  Simply download and fill out the form and send completed forms to the Secretary's email address above.  Please ensure you get consent from the person you are nominating for a Club Officer position.

Good luck to Courteney & Erin Murphy, Aine McGovern, Joanne Doonan, Donna Owens, Róisín O'Reilly and the Fermanagh Ladies team and management in their All Ireland JFC Final this Saturday 5th December in Parnell Park, Dublin at 4pm.  The game will be live on TG4.

Hard luck to Tom Keenan, Ben Corrigan and the Fermanagh Hurlers who lost out to Louth in the Lory Meagher Cup Final last Saturday.

Volunteers are needed this Saturday 5th December from 10am to help paint the gym at the Club grounds.  If anyone is free to help out it would be much appreciated. 

We will be hosting a 5K/10K walk/run this 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 stay within your own bubble.  Donations can be made on the day.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 1st December 2020 - Our Monday night Drive-In-Bingo and Blotto draw will recommence on Monday 7th December 2020 at 8.30pm in Charlie's Yard.

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

The club wishes to offer their condolences to Ben McHugh and his family on the death of his sister Maura, and to the Murphy Family Tiercahan on the death of their mother Rosemary. Ar dheis De go raimh siad.

The club wishes the Cavan team and management the best of luck in the All Ireland Semi-Final against Dublin on Saturday 5th December.

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 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. 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

7. Aughakillymaude Historical Soc.: Some DVDs still available “The ancient Parish of Knockinny” A Proud Heritage and Story to Tell. The nights are long and good Christmas present! Contact Tel mob. 07764341152 / 07967088609.

8. 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 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.