Weekly Newsletter 21 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



21st  March  2021

Fifth  Sunday of Lent

New Covid-19 guidelines regarding Religious Services

It has been decided by civil and ecclesiastical authorities in Northern Ireland to re-open the chapels for Mass beginning this Friday 26th March. The guidelines will be pretty much the same as last time — with limited numbers as per the ‘sitting points’ in the chapel with distancing.  The southern authorities may well move towards this position during the week or not?  Time will tell.  Pastoral Council Meeting Wednesday at 8pm in Kinawley chapel to discuss liturgical times for Holy Week etc.


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


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


Monday 22nd 8pm:              Nora Smyth and son Ryan Smyth, Enniskillen and Noel Collins Donagh Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 23rd 9.30am:        Anne McGovern and Gerry McGovern, & deceased members of McGovern family, Church Road, Furnaceland, Swanlinbar. Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 24th 9.30am:   The Fee Family, Knockabarr, Anniversary Mass.


Thursday 25th 9.30am:       Eugene & Kathleen Owens, Cappog, Enniskillen, Anniversary Mass.


Friday 26th 8pm:                  Benny McKenna, Cornaskegoue, Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 28th 10am: Palm Sunday Eugene & Theresa Maguire, Gorgesh & Anita & Paul O’Brien,Ederney/Gorgesh. Anniversary Mass.



Sunday 21.03.2021            No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines






We pray for the eternal rest of Eugene Maguire, London and formally of Drumersee, Swanlinbar suddenly in London  Funeral arrangements later



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 21.03.2021            No public Masses in St Patrick’s Church per Diocesan guideline


Sunday 21.03.2021            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 21st at 10am via the webcam. and for the following three 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 14/03/2021  Numbers drawn 11, 14, 25, 30 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners:  £20 –Celine Ferguson, Kinawley £20 – Danny McGovern, Drummuck £20 –Sean Gilleece, Cassidys Cross £20 – Gearódin Murphy, Clonliff This week's jackpot will be £6800 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. 

2021 Club membership! Club Membership for this year is now due and you can now pay for it online! you can complete 2021 membership throughwww.foireann.ie. Foireann allows you to register yourself or your family for club membership & ensure that you are fully registered and insured as a club player and member. Please remember if you use the walking track you must be a club member. Membership prices are the same as last year and full details on how to register are on the club facebook page.  Last Man Standing, thank you to everyone who joined this competition & good luck!

Kinawley Senior Daffodil club are starting up online armchair exercises classes for seniors with Joanne Doonan! These started Monday March 15th at 10 am on Zoom. Please contact Roisin on 07795571535to 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.

Mental health workshop on zoom! There will be a mental health workshop online for sports mental health. This can be attended by all players over 16. More details will be posted on facebook before Tuesday. 
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.  As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge le hEnergia, we brought to you a very special event on Saturday night. Originally recorded in 2014 as part of the millennium anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, the battle where the first High King of Ireland, Brian Boru, was slain, members of our club's Irish Class recorded a never before seen programme. For the first time, as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and with support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, the club released the program to the public on our facebook page. Thank you to everyone involved in helping share this memory of a special event.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 15th 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.  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 2021  Covid-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 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.




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.