Weekly Newsletter 31 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


31st January 2021

Fourth 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 31st 10am:              Nuala Gilleece, Shanvalley, First                                                    Anniversary.

Monday 1st Feb 8pm:         Feast of St Brigid

Paddy Kathleen & Kate Ann Drumm, Mullan, Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 2nd 9.30am:         Presentation of the Lord Candlemas Day

Michael & Susan Curry, Corrardreen, & Tom Brosnan. Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 3rd 9.30am:     Feast of St Blaise 

John Sherrin, Marlbank Month’s Memory Mass.


Friday 5th 8pm: First Friday Vigil.Communion of  Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Anniversary Mass for Mary Kate Ruzicka Anders, Clonliff.         

Saturday 6th 11am: First Saturday Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Anniversary Mass for Kathleen & James Gilbride, Graffy Road.

Sunday 7th 10am:                Hughie Cathcart, Cornagun, Anniversary Mass.



Sunday 31.01.2021            No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines







We pray for the eternal rest: of Maureen O’ Reilly, Main Street Swanlinbar whose funeral took place during the week. May She Rest in Peace.    





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 31.01.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guideline


Sunday 31.01.2021            No public Masses in St Lasir’s Church per Diocesan guideline

Prayer to St Brigid

Brigid, you were a woman of peace.  You brought harmony where there was conflict.  You brought light to the darkness.

You brought hope to the downcast.  May the mantle of peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world. Brigid, you were a woman of peace.  Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.  Brigid, you were a voice for the wounded and weary.  Strengthen what is weak within us.  Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.  May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.  Amen.

St Brigid’s crosses and Candles for Candlemas Day will be blessed for home or church use.


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 24/01/2021 Numbers drawn 13, 22, 24, 29 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Martin McCaffrey, Derrylin £20 – Cathal Maguire, Old Coach Road Kinawley £20 – Patrick Murphy, Clonliff £20 – Seamus Owens, Crocknacrieve  This week's jackpot will be £6100.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 this 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.  We ask all those who enter our Club grounds and those who use the walking track to dispose of any litter into the bins.  Please keep our Club grounds tidy.

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.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 25th January 2021 Please check our Facebook page for Advice to Clubs and Counties for activities post 31st December 2020 from Gaa Croke Park 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. The ESB have said they will come and move the pole on the 4th February and then we will be able to finish our River Walkway

The club would like to offer their condolences to the O’Reilly Family Main Street on the death of their Mother & Grandmother Maureen  Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dil

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..

8. North West STOP provides FREE Counselling in your area with No Waiting Lists.  Please phone or text our Counselling Coordinator on 086 777 2009 to arrange to speak with a counsellor.


Church Rota for February

Kinawley: Cleaners: Kathleen Owens and family.

Killesher: Counters: Shirley McAloon, Sean Tierney, Jim Maguire. Cleaners: Teresa McHugh & Pauline McBride.

Swanlinbar: Counters: Oliver & Kathleen Prior, Ciaran & Monica Leydon, Paddy & Martina Maguire.



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.