Weekly Newsletter 24 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


24th January 2021

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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 24th 10am:              Gerard McCarron, Aughaderrylomand, Anniversary Mass.

Monday 25th 8pm:                               Terry Smith, Carnview, Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 26th 9.30am:        Deceased members of the Curry Family, Crocknacrieve, Anniversary Mass.

Wednesday 27th 9.30am: Joe Boyle, South Africia (Formerly Kinawley) who died recently.

Friday 28th 8pm:                 Michael Corrigan, Springtown, Anniversary Mass.

Sunday 31st 10am:              Nuala Gilleece, Shanvalley, 1st Anniversary



Sunday 24.01.2021            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 24.01.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guideline


Sunday 24.01.2021            No public Masses in St Lasir’s Church per Diocesan guideline



Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience.  It has been a very challenging year for our students, and we hope to refocus our students’ minds to see how strong each and every one of them is.  The year, Catholic Schools Week runs from Sunday 24th January to Sunday 31st January. The theme for each day is as follows:

 Monday: Catholic School: Communities of Faith and Resilience – Faith

Tuesday: Catholic School: Communities of Faith and Resilience – Community

Wednesday: Catholic School: Communities of Faith and Resilience – Love

Thursday: Catholic School: Communities of Faith and Resilience –Challenges

Friday: Catholic School: Communities of Faith and Resilience - Hope


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 GFC Notes: Club Lotto Sunday 17/01/2021 Numbers drawn 3, 8, 16, 30 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Gareth Melanophy, Kinawley £20 – Killian Doherty, Moher £20 – Thomas McManus, Corraglebe £20 – Frances McHugh, Macken This week's jackpot will be £6000. 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.  Due to current public health and GAA regulations both our pitches remain closed. Our walking track remains open. We ask all users of the track to adhere to the signs to follow the one direction when walking/running. 

Mylife Every Steps Counts challenge is back. This is open for everyone in the community (over 18) to get involved. The challenge is for the club to total 4000km over 7 weeks to be in with a chance to win O'Neills vouchers. The challenge began Wednesday 13th, and thank you to everyone who has registered so far. If you want to get involved it is not too late, you can register through the 'Mylife by Irish Life' app, joining the Ulster Every Step Counts challenge and search, Kinawley Brian Boru Gaa Club. The challenge concludes March 3rd.

Congratulations to two of our senior ladies, Aine McManus and Courteney Murphy, shortlisted in the Gaelic Lift Ulster Club All Star Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for these players last weekend. 

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 18th 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 atHttps://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 €6,500Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 game 10 there is the usual €1000 to be won. 

Our Scenic River Walkway is almost finished. The ESB have come and done some work and have to come back and move a pole. Then we can finish.

Congratulations to Gearóid Mc Kiernan on getting nominated for an All Star The club would like to offer their condolences to the Leydon Family on the death of Bernadette.  Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís 

3. Little Treasures: Application forms for September 2021 are now available online via www.eani.org.uk under admissions. This is for children born on or between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018.  Closing date 29th January 2021 @12 noon.

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.

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 

7. 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..



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.