Weekly Newsletter 20 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


20th December 2020

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Celebrating Christmas 2020 safely

It will be impossible for our usual large congregations to attend Mass on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Therefore, parishioners are encouraged to avoid overcrowding in churches at Christmas:

- Families are welcome to attend Mass at some point during the twelve days, from Christmas Eve to Epiphany on 6 January 2021 or

- by participating via Webcam in their local parish. In that regard, families are urged to gather for Mass at home or in their ‘household bubble’. Also, parishioners can be urged to pay a visit to their local church at some time during the twelve days to offer a Christmas prayer at the crib while keeping a safe distance.

Confessions may be heard after all Masses upon request along with the times outlined below.

Places of worship will open as normal under strict guidelines after St Stephen’s Day. Tighter measures will be in place for a week from 26 December with no gatherings allowed between 8:00pm and 6:00am so we have to take this into consideration for Vigil Masses (see times).

Dispersal time after Mass, 2 metre social distancing guidelines and sanitising of hands is important.

Important to emphasize that parishioners are welcome to any of the Masses in the Churches of the Parish. We hope we will be able to adequately cater for those who wish to celebrate Christmas in the Church. Note extra Masses on Christmas Eve are in the larger Churches in the parish. There will be a first come first served basis in each Church. If the church is full when you arrive parishioners are welcome to stay in their cars and first holy communion will be distributed at the main doors. The Masses in St Naile’s Church will be available to watch on the webcam as normal.

We hope these arrangements are helpful. We wish all parishioners and family members a very happy, holy and peaceful Christmas. May the joy, hope and love that comes from God fill you this Christmas season.

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

Sunday 20th 10.00am:        Francis & Josephine Lunney, Molly,                                                

Monday 21st 7.00pm:          People of the Parish – Pro Popula

Tuesday 22nd 9.30am        As Requested

Tuesday 22nd 11.00am:     Confessions

Thursday 24th 7.00pm       Paddy & Florrie Costello, Enniskillen

Christmas Eve                   deceased members of Costello Family

Friday 25th 9.30am             Christmas Day (Note Time)


Sunday 27th 10.00am:        Lena & Stephen Fee, Mountainview,

                                                Anniversary Mass.

We pray for the eternal rest of Tom Brady, Mayo brother of the late Nuala Gilleece, Shanvalley who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Sunday 20th 11.00 am:       James Prior, Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 22nd 12.30pm:     Confessions


Thursday 24th 8.30pm:   Christmas Eve


Friday 25th 10.30am:      Christmas Day


Sunday 27th 11.00am:    As Requested


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 19th 8.00 pm:       Bridget Drugan, Bog Road, Florencecourt 1st Anniversary.

Wednesday 23rd 9.30am:  Matthew Ewing, Derrylin & deceased members of the Healy family

Friday 25th 8.30am:            Christmas Day

Saturday 26th 7.00pm:       As Requested (Note Time)

We pray for the eternal rest of Gary McAloon, brother of Rosemary Dolan, Corradreenan East who was laid to rest in Arney on Friday. May he rest in peace.



Sunday 20th 9.00 am:         Francie & Mary Ellen Maguire, Killykeeghan, Anniversary Mass.


Friday 25th 11.30am:          Christmas Day


Sunday 27th 9.00 am          Josephine Corrigan, Wheathill  Anniversary Mass. 

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.

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 13/12/2020 - Numbers drawn 1, 5, 20, 21. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Shane Anderson, Cornagun; £20 – Aidan Clarke, Glassdrummond; £20 – David McBrien, Derrylin; £20 – Nicola Boyle, Glassdrummond. This week's jackpot will be £5,500. This Sunday's Christmas Lotto lucky dip prizes will be £50 x 2 and £25 x 4. 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.

Our 2020 AGM is postponed until January 2021.

We are still waiting on many items from O'Neills for the Christmas gear order. We will be in contact with those who have placed orders once all items have arrived.

Thank you to John Crudden, Ferghal Murphy and Terence Baxter for erecting flags and banners for the Fermanagh Ladies All-Ireland Final.

We offer our condolences to Senior Ladies Manager Kevin Gilleece and family on the recent passing of Kevin’s uncle Tommy Brady, Mayo. May He Rest In Peace.

We wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 14th December 2020 - Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Nancy Mc Cauley, Kinawley; Cathal Maguire, Killesher. Yearly Blotto: Sinead Drumm. On Line Winner: Maddie Mc Govern; Margaret Greene, Glassdrummond, Kinawley; Anne Corrigan, Macken. €50 Christmas Bonus Winner: Tina Gumley, Drumlara, KIlleshandra. Jackpot will be €11,900. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night. You can now do your Blotto online at Https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/SwanlinbarStMarys/lotto Cut off time is 6pm on Monday for that week’s draw.

Bingo: Total prize fund which can be won on next Monday night is €9,700. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,400. Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250.On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday night’s winner was Lynda Glynn

The club would like to offer their condolences to Dessie Mc Manus and his family on the death of his mother Rose. Ar dheis Dé go raibha h-anam dilís.

Also the club would like to offer their condolences to Oliver Prunty’s sister Anne, Oliver’s wife Marian and family on the death of their brother Declan. Declan wore the blue of Swanlinbar with distinction winning a league and championship Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasaí

Our Scenic River Walkway is almost finished and as soon as the ESB move a pole we will be able to complete.


3. 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..


4. 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.


5. 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.


6. 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


7. 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, and will remain open over the Christmas period.


8. St Vincent de Paul Swanlinbar Branch: Envelopes are at the church door. Please take one for the annual collection and leave in the weekly collection basket or pass to one of the committee members. May thanks for your continuous generosity.