Weekly Newsletter 21 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



 21st  February 2021

First Sunday of Lent

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 21st 10.00am:        Kevin McAuley, Main Street, Swanlinbar.

Monday 22nd 8pm:              John & Catherine Gilleece, Springtown, Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 23rd 9.30am:        As Requested.

Wednesday 24th 9.30am: As Requested.

Thursday 25th 9.30am:       John Bernard McHugh, & parents John & Kathleen, Mountainview. Anniversary Mass. 

Friday 26th 8pm:                  Hugh Murphy, Crocknacrieve, Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 27th 11am:           Ted McGuinness, Greentown Florencecourt, Month’s Memory Mass.

Sunday 28th 10am:              James McConnell, Derryleague, First Anniversary Mass.


We pray for the eternal rest to Anna McGovern, Gorgesh whose funeral took place on Tuesday 16th and for Anne McCarron, Augherderryloman, whose funeral took place on Wednesday 17th.  May they Rest in Peace.


Sunday 21.02.2021            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 21.02.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guideline


Sunday 21.02.2021    No public Masses in St Lasir’s Church per Diocesan guideline


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.

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 14/2/2021 Numbers drawn 9, 16, 26, 29 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Gareth Melanaphy, Kinawley £20 – Marsella McManus, Stramatt £20 – Pauline Monaghan, Macken £20 – Moira Gilbride, Clondavin  This week's jackpot will be £6400. 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 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. 

£1000 Raffle! We are raffling a £1000 Curry's/Pc World Voucher for just £10 with limited tickets to increase winning chances! To enter just check out www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kinawley_GFC/TicketSales.

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 15th 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. 

Scenic River Walkway The ESB came last week and moved the pole and now we are hoping to get it finished within 3 to 4 weeks       

Gaa Insurance Following tonight’s Cavan County Board Gaa meeting it was advised that there is no insurance cover for any type of training on Gaa Grounds. We will update you when we know more.                                     

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 Tes0timonies – 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. 

8. Arney River Canoe Trail: Public Consultation. Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland has been working with Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place in the planning of a Canoe Trail on the Arney River in County Fermanagh. The proposed 27-mile trail will connect Upper Lough MacNean in Co. Leitrim to Bellanaleck in Co. Fermanagh and provide cross-border opportunities for people to engage with the area’s unique natural and built heritage along the route. The canoe trail will comprise a number of access/exit points at new and existing sites. Outdoor Recreation NI has a strong track record of canoe trail development having launched the Lough Erne Canoe Trail in 2005 which in turn acted as the catalyst to a further eight canoe trails across Northern Ireland. The proposals for the Arney River Canoe Trail are now at a stage where wider input from interested parties is welcomed. The purpose of this consultation is to provide you with an opportunity: To find out more about the current proposal for both the overall canoe trail and specifically canoe steps at Cottage Lawn, Belcoo, County Fermanagh To input into the future direction of the project. The consultation will take place on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 8.00PM.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be hosted online.  Attendance is open to all, however pre-registration before 12 noon on Monday 22nd February 2021 is essential in order to receive the event access link in advance. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email (within working hours) and a link to the event will be sent out on Monday 22ndFebruary 2021.