Weekly Newsletter 10 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


10th January 2021

Baptism of the Lord.


New Covid-19 guidelines regarding Religious Services

In ROI all religious services move online. Churches can remain open for private prayer and reflection

In NI all religious services move on line with immediate effect.  Consequently all masses will be celebrated in St Naile’s Chapel Kinawley as indicated below and can be viewed via the webcam MCN Media.  Any 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. Churches can remain open for private prayer and reflection.

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 10th 10.00 am:       Ena McCaffrey, Tiroogan,

                                                Anniversary Mass.

Monday 11th 8.00 pm:      Tommy & Eammon Malanaphy,

Note time                             Derryclegna. Anniversary Mass


Tuesday 12th 9.30am         Roseanne, Bridget & Hugh McManus,                                                 Glassdrummond.                 Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 13th 9.30am: Margaret Maguire, Macken.


Friday 15th 8pm:                  Andy & Margaret Murphy and Monica                                                 Murphy, Crocknacrieve. Anniversary                                                 Mass.

Saturday 16th 11.00am:      James & Mary Maguire, & deceased                                                 members of Maguire and Leonard                                                 families. Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 17th 10am:              Tommy & Mary Ann Taylor,                                                               Gortlanaghey Anniversary Mass.


We pray for the eternal rest of Sean Drumm, Teemore whose funeral took place during the week in Teemore, also Noel Collins,Donagh whose funeral took place during the week.  May they Rest in Peace.



Sunday 10.01.2021            No public Masses in St Mary’s                                                 Church per Diocesan guidelines






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                                     


Sunday 10.01.2021            No public Masses in St Mary’s                                                     Church per Diocesan guideline


Sunday 10.01.2021            No public Masses in St Mary’s                                                 Church per Diocesan guideline


We pray for the eternal rest of John James Sheerin, Enniskillen and Marlbank  whose funeral took place during the week in  Killesher. May he Rest in Peace.




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 03/01/2021 Numbers drawn 5, 12, 21, 30 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Killian Doherty, Corradreen £20 – Gabriel & Martina Owens, Caldragh £20Sarannah McGovern, Glassdrummond £20 – Bridie Haren, Inishmore This week's Jackpot will be £5800. 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 31st January where the 5 lucky winners will win £100 each.  If anyone would like to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help. 

GAA COVID-19 Update - All Club & County gyms must remain closed until further notice.  There will be no collective training permitted for inter-county teams for at least the remainder of the month of January.  As previously advised, neither training nor games are permitted at club level currently.  Outdoor gatherings on GAA property are not permitted – the only current exception to this is for walkways.  This means no entry is allowed on to either football pitch at our club grounds. Please adhere to this guideline. We are delighted that our walking track can remain open for use of our members. However, we ask everyone to maintain social distancing when using the track and walk/run in the same direction as indicated by the arrows. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please refrain from entering our club grounds.  Please read and follow the information on display at our grounds when using the walking track. 

Our 2020 AGM took place last Sunday.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  All Club officers for 2021 remain the same, except for the PRO position as Róisín O'Reilly stood down and will be replaced by Léan Doonan.  Chris McCaffrey is the new Cultural Officer with Frankie McManus as Assistant Cultural Officer.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 4th January 2021 Please check our Facebook page for Advice to Clubs and Counties for activities post 31st December 2020 from Gaa Croke Park  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 €12000.  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 €9800.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,500 Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 On game 10 there is the usual €1000 to be won.   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 Roisin on 07795571535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

6. St Vincent de Paul: Phone 077 32222137. Sincere thanks to everyone for the substantial contributions received over the Christmas period. Many local families benefited because of your generosity. A special word of thanks to McCorrys and Pat Clarke for organising the Christmas shop raffles raising a total of £845.  The monthly collection will be held at all Masses this weekend January 9th/10th.



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.