Weekly Newsletter 7 February 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


Seventh February 2021

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


Monday 8th 8pm:                  Tommy Williamson, Corradreen, Derrylester, Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 9th 9.30am:           Patsy McGoldrick, Derryrealt, Swanlinbar & deceased family members, Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 10th 9.30am: Joe McGrath, 165 Old Coach Road, Killesher, Anniversary Mass.


Friday 12th 8pm:                  Anne Dolan, Clontymore, Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 14th 10am:              Mickey, Francie & Rose Breen, Corrameen, Anniversary Mass.



Sunday 07.02.2021            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 07.02.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guideline


Sunday 07.02.2021            No public Masses in St Lasir’s Church per Diocesan guideline


We pray for the eternal rest of Ted McGuinness, Greentown, Florencecourt whose funeral took place on Monday 1st February. May He Rest in Peace.


Church Rota for February

Kinawley: Cleaners: Kathleen Owens and family.

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

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



Kinawley Chapel Webcam, (can be accessed using MCN Media) the above Masses will be broadcast at the specified times. Should anyone wish to receive, Holy Communion will be available after all Masses.   There was no visitation of the Sick for February.  Again if anyone wishes the priest to come to administer the sacraments it will be done PG. within guidelines.


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 31/01/2021 Numbers drawn 4, 7, 23, 29 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Killian Doherty, Corraheen £20 – Peggy Maguire, Old Coach Road  £20 – Noel Martin, Mullagarrow £20 – James Cleary, Old Coach Road  This week's jackpot will be £6200. 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 31/01/2021 winners of £100 each are Christopher McCaffrey, Catherine Keenan, Raurai McDermott, Kevin Lunny, Darren & Lorraine Carty. Next draw will take place Sunday 28th of February 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. 

Congratulations to Senior Ladies Player Aine McManus on winning the Fermanagh ladies Gaelic Life Ulster Club ALL Star! We now have 3 players with this accolade over recent years and is a testament to the talent we have in our club on the Ulster stage. 

Underage Team Zoom Classes, Joanne Doonan Fitness is starting up a weekly fitness class for boys & girls age groups 8-17. This stars Friday 5th, and can be joined by contacting the relevant underage team coach to be added into the team WhatsApp.

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. So far are completing an impressive total of 4000km a week. Massive 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 1st February 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. The ESB have said they will come and move the pole on Thursday 4th February and then we will be able to finish our River Walkway

3. 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,

4. 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.

5. St Vincent de Paul: Phone 077 32222137

6. 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..

7. 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.



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.