Weekly Newsletter 3 January 2021






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


3rd January 2021

Feast of the Epiphany


New Covid-19 guidelines regarding Religious Services

In ROI all religious services move online after Christmas Day. Churches can remain open for private prayer and reflection. Funerals in ROI are limited to 10 mourners. Marriage ceremonies in ROI are limited to 25 up to and including 2nd January 2021 and from 3rd January 2021, up to 6 guests are permitted.

In NI Places of worship are permitted to open in line with relevant guidance. Social distancing and appropriate protective measures are of vital importance. Religious services are permitted with a recommended limit of 15 attending. Marriages and Funerals in NI are limited to 25.

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 3rd 10am:                Mick Monaghan, Main Street,  Kinawley 1st Anniversary Mass.


Monday 4th 7.00 pm            Michael Hart, Swanlinbar, Anniversary Mass

Tuesday 5th  9.30am           People of the Parish – Pro Popula

Omitted from Printed Newsletter:

Wednesday 6th 8.00pm  The Ephinany of the Lord

Friday 8th 8.00pm:               Rose McManus, Corraghglebe, Months Memory Mass.


Sunday 10th 10.00 am:       Ena McCaffrey, Tiroogan, Anniversary Mass.              


Wedding Congratulations to Jolene McHugh and Dominic Trainor who were married on Monday 28th December. We wish them Health and Happiness.



Sunday 03.01.2021            No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


Any Masses which had been booked during this period have been postponed. If you wish, anniversary masses can be said in available slots in St Naile’s Church, Kinawley and watched via the webcam. Please telephone Helen on 02866348250 on Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 5.30pm to arrange.


Fr Benny is currently absent from the Parish. Should you need anything during this time please phone Fr Maurice on 028 66348250.


St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 2nd 8.00pm:         Larry McCaffrey, 1st Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 6th 9.30am:     The Epiphany of the Lord


Saturday 9th 8.00pm:          James & Mary Maguire, & deceased members of the Maguire, Leonard families, Erveny, Anniversary Mass.



Sunday 3rd Jan 9.00am:     Hugh & Ann Corrigan, Gortermoan, Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 10th 9.00am:          As Requested



Kinawley: Collectors: Joe McCarney. Counters: Cleo Baxter, Frances Crudden, Paula Drumm. Cleaners: Maureen Owens, Geraldine Duggan.

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Noel McGovern, James/Sean McGovern, Tony McGovern.

Counters: Noel & Majella McGovern, Tony & Collette McGovern, Ann Maguire.

Killesher: Collectors: Niall/Conan/Oran Mc Grath Counters: Terry Divine, Noel Malanaphy, Aaron McManus.

Cleaners: Volunteers please.

Wheathill: Collector: Paschal McGovern.


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 27/12/2020 - Numbers drawn 13, 17, 21, 29. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Sean Hussey, Boho; £20 – Gabriel & Martina Owens, Caldragh; £20 – Mary McGovern, Glassdrummond; £20 – Briege Drumm, Teemore. This week's jackpot will be £5,700. 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. 

December Cairde Brian Ború draw winners - Liam & Breda Roche, Celine Ferguson, Dessie & Geraldine Davis, John & Mena McManus and Jim & Patsy McCaughey. Congratulations to all our winners.

Congratulations to Tomás Corrigan, Erin Murphy, Róisín O'Reilly and Joanne Doonan on receiving an Irish News Ulster All-Star nomination for their involvement with Fermanagh this year. Head over to the Irish News website and give them a vote: https://www.allstars2020.com/

Due to the latest restrictions, the walking track and the club grounds will be closed at 8pm all this week.

We wish everyone a Happy New Year.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 29th December 2020 - Due to official government guidelines re Covid-19 we have had to cancel our drive-in Bingo and also our Blotto. All will resume when we move to Level 3. Our Blotto will start at €12,000.You can now do your Blotto online at  Https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar St Marys/lotto. Cut off time is 6pm on Monday for that week’s draw.

Bingo - Total prize fund which can be won at the next Bingo is €9,800. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,500 Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 and on game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won.

The club would like to wish all club members and patrons a Healthy & Safe New Year.

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.. Supporting Kinawley CC Draw: December Draw winners: £1,000 Angela Cox; £200: Gerry & Anne Corrigan; £100: Thomas Malanaphy; £100 Vera Murphy. Additional Christmas Prizes £500: Jacqueline Melanaphy; J&B McGovern. Congratulations to this month's winners. Happy New Year and thank you all for your continued support.


4. 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.


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.



We are extremely grateful to all parishioners who have continued to contribute to the collections throughout the last challenging year. For anyone who wishes to bring their contributions up to date by cheques please make payable to the following:

Kinawley: St Naile’s Church, Killesher & Wheathill: Crossroads Church, Swanlinbar: St Mary’s Church

All Priests Dues: Priest’s Revenue Account

Please also note if you are paying a number of weeks contributions in Cash it is sufficient to put the total money in the envelope with the latest date, as due to Diocesan guidelines all contributions must be recorded in the week received. This will also assist our volunteer counters when they are counting the collections. For anyone who wishes to pay through their internet banking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Church area and we can provide the relevant bank account details.

Thank you for your continued generosity.