Weekly Newsletter 7 March 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



7th March  2021

Third  Sunday of Lent

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:                Kevin Gilleece, Tully, First Anniversary Mass


Monday 8th 8pm:                  Hugh McKenna, Newtate, Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 9th 9.30am:           Tommy Gilleece, Carrow, Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 10th 9.30am:: Dr Kevin Curran, Moher, Anniversary Mass.


Thursday 11th 9.30am;       Hugh Lunney formerly Swanlinbar and New York who died recently R.I.P.


Friday 12th 8pm:                  Mary Teresa McManus, Clonliffe, Anniversary Mass.


Saturday 13th 11am:           Anna McGovern, Gorgesh, Month’s Memory Mass.


Sunday 14th 10am.              Ann McCarron, Aughaderralumon, Kinawley, Month’s Memory Mass.



Sunday 07.03.2021            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 07.03.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


Sunday 07.03.2021            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 28/2/2021 Numbers drawn 1, 4, 26, 27 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Anne Breen, Corrameen £20 – Bernie McConnell, Derryleague £20 – Lochlainn Drumm, Moher  £20 – Dermot Gilheany, Drumbrughas This week's jackpot will be £6600 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, Congratulations to our February winners Sean Crudden, Paul Allen, Eamon Brennan, Nigel/Fionnuala Morris and Sean McManus. Next draw will take place Sunday 28th of March 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! Congratulations to Brian Bogue who was the winner of our first raffle. We hope to do a few of these over this year so please keep an eye on our social Media platforms.

Last Man Standing, we currently have a last man standing competition for the 10 last premier league games. If you can predict a winning team each week you could be in with a chance of winning £300. you can register through the Klubfunder platform.

Congratulations to Roisin O'Reilly & her other Fermanagh teammates Shauna, Sarah, Aisling and Eimear or being named in TG4 Junior Team of the Championship 2020. Well done to all.

Kinawley Senior Daffodil club are starting up online armchair exercises classes for seniors with Joanne Doonan! These start Monday March 15th at 10 am on Zoom. Please contact Roisin on 07795571535 to register. Kinawley GAA has secured funding to purchase so tablets to facilitate online classes, if you would like a loan of a tablet, please contact Anna McKenna on 07850324252.

Adult Mental Health Workshops, Action Mental Health are hosting an adult mental health workshop on Tuesday 9th at 8pm online. This will be facilitated by an Action mental health team member, and details to join will follow on our facebook page. 

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 & £1000 of funding. 

Mylife Every Steps Counts challenge finished on Wednesday and over the 6 weeks, the 119 people who registered completed an impressive total of 36,000km. We also had 3 people complete 1000km over the 6 weeks, massive well done to everyone. We finished 6th place in the Ulster challenge. If you want to keep up the great progress you made, there is a new challenge by 'MyLife Spring step Challenge. You can register on the same app for this, and the aim is to complete 10000 steps a day. Good Luck!

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 1st March 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 we hope to have it finished before the end of March

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 February’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. 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.

7. Kinawley Community Centre  Daffodil Club Online Arm Chair Exercises starting 15th March 10am (30min class) for 6 weeks if you would like to take part please contact Roisin on 07795571535 we are running this in partnership with Kinawley GFC.   Any queries regarding bookings for the Community Centre please contact contact Roisin on 07795571535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Supporting Kinawley CC Draw January Draw winners £1,000 John McHugh £200 Jack & Eoin Rooney, £100 Dessie & Rosie McManus, £100 John Roche.  February Draw winners £1,000 John and Ann Doonan £200 Mary Murphy £100 Roisin Keegan £100 McGovern Family Congratulations to all the winners. 


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.