Weekly Newsletter 14 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



14th March  2021

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


Monday 15th 8pm:               Terry Devine, 227 Swanlinbar Rd, Drummuck. Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 16th 9.30am:        Mary & Michael Doogan, & deceased members of the Doogan family,   Stramatt. Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 17th 10am       St Patrick’s Day. People of the Parish


Friday 19th 8pm:                  Mick & Annie McHugh, Legaduff and their daughter Julia Masterson Enniskillen, Anniversary Mass.


Saturday 20th 11am:           Mairead Keenan, Portbeg, Anniversary Mass


Sunday 21st 10am:              Roseleen Farrell Swanlinbar, First Anniversary Mass.


We pray for the eternal rest of Michael Wright, Corlough whose funeral took place during the week. May he Rest in Peace



Sunday 14.03.2021            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.


SCOIL MHUIRE NS, SWANLINBAR are now accepting Pupil Admission Applications for the new school term (2021/2022).  Application forms can be obtained by telephoning the school office at 0499521613 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>    All applications must be returned to the school by 2nd April 2021.  


St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     

Sunday 14.03.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guideline

We pray for the eternal rest of Mary Monaghan, 44 Tirravalley Road, whose funeral took place on Thursday in Killesher. May she Rest in Peace.


Sunday 14.03.2021            No public Masses in St Lasir’s Church per Diocesan guideline

Do This in Memory Programme for the children of SCOIL MHUIRE NS, SWANLINBAR St Naile’s P.S.Kinawley and St Mary’s P.S. Killesher will take place on Sunday 14th at 10am via the webcam. and for the following four Sundays.

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: Club Lotto Sunday 07/03/2021 Numbers drawn 6, 16, 17, 28 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Donna McCartin, Derrylea £20 – Donncha O'Cathain, Moher £20 – Edel Monaghan, Macken £20 – Tessie McManus, Trustan this week's jackpot will be £6700 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 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. 

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.
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 8th 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. 

River Walkway Work is continuing on our Scenic River Walkway and we hope to have it finished before the end of March

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.

Summer Camp We hope to run our Summer Camp from 19th to 24th July 2021Covid-19 restrictions permitting


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. 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.