Weekly Newsletter 28 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



28th  February 2021

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

Monday 1st March 8pm:      Winnifred & Andrew Reilly & deceased  family members, Killafintna Anniversary Mass

Tuesday 2nd 9.30am:          Thomas John & Brigid McHugh &  McCourt family Clonfane & Margaret Murray, Drumhervin, Anniversary  Mass.

Wednesday 3rd 9.30am:     Private Intention


First Friday vigil 8pm:      Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Month’s Memory Mass for Bernadette Leydon, Furnaceland Gardens, Swanlinbar.


First Saturday    11am:    Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Month’s Memory Mass for Maureen O’Reilly, Main Street,Swanlinbar.


Sunday 7th 10am:                Kevin Gilleece, Tully, First Anniversary Mass.



Sunday 28.02.2021            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.



We pray for the eternal rest of Hugh Lunney, Formerly of Swanlinbar and New York who died recently May he Rest in Peace.

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                        


Sunday 28.02.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


Sunday 28.02.2021            No public Masses in St Lasir’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


March Rota for All Church Areas.

Kinawley: Cleaners:  Chrissy McManus, Kate Owens, Caroline McManus.

Killesher: Cleaners  Teresa Scallon and Mary McGovern Counters: Caroline Baxter, Jeanette Melanophy, Mena Murphy

Swanlinbar: Counters: Michael & Breda O’Reilly, Colm & Marion Cullen, Dympna McGovern.


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 21/2/2021  Numbers drawn 1, 4, 13, 29 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Aine Crudden, Brookeborough £20 – Declan McLoughlin £20 – Ronan Cleary, Old Coach Road £20 – Ann O'Neill c/o Ciaran Collins This week's jackpot will be £6500 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 go to www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kinawley_GFC/TicketSales. Draw is set to take place this Sunday 28th on our facebook. 

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.   

Lidl are running a 'Level the playing field' initiative. If you spend £25 in Lidl, all you need to do is log your receipt number into the Lidl NI website before April 11th. For the club with the most receipts recorded they receive prizes including a new set of jerseys.  

We are approaching the last stage of the Mylife Every Steps Counts challenge. 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 22nd February 2021 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 Work is continuing on our Scenic River Walkway and each day you can see progress being made 

Annual General Meeting Our AGM will take place on 11th March at 7.30pm. This will take place on Microsoft Teams and any club member who wants to take part please send email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can send the link to you 

Gaa Insurance Following last Monday night’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.





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.