Weekly Newsletter 4 April 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


4th April 2021

Easter Sunday

We are now able to resume public worship in the Churches in Northern Ireland with use of designated seating points. Families/households may sit together in their “bubbles” as before. As of yet we are unable to resume public worship in St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar until the restrictions are eased in the Republic of Ireland.

At a recent Pastoral Council meeting I assured the group of my intentions to continue the current level of service with some liturgical alteration, given that I will now be alone. Following consultation with the Parish Council and taking account of the continuing regulations in place, the Easter Ceremonies will be primarily held in St Naile’s Chapel Kinawley as outlined below because of the availability of the Webcam (with the exception of the Stations of the Cross). We however encourage people to attend the ceremonies in person if at all possible.      

With all the regulations in mind the following times will initially be introduced for the Weekend Masses commencing the weekend of 10th/11th April:. Weekday masses will then be announced going forward.

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill: Saturday Evening Vigil at 6.00pm

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar (when permitted to reopen): Saturday Evening Vigil at 8.00pm

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher: Sunday Morning at 9.00am

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley: Sunday Morning at 10.30am

We are conscious of the large number of people who are joining our celebrations from their own homes via the Webcam and these changes should be ok for the time being. It is Important to emphasize that parishioners are welcome to any of the Masses in the Churches of the Parish.  We hope these arrangements are helpful and we look forward to times when we can worship together without the need for current restrictions.


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Easter  Sunday 4th 10am:               Anniversary Mass for John Cathcart, Corrameen, Anniversary Mass. Family reader 

Monday 5th 9.30am:            As Requested 

Tuesday 6th 9.30am:           James & Rose Nolan & deceased family  members, Greaghavockin, Kinawley  Anniversary Mass. 

Friday 9th 8pm:                     Donal Leonard, Kinglass & deceased members of Leonard and Maguire families.  

Devine Mercy Sunday 11th 10.30am NOTE TIME John & Patrick McCauley,                      Tirmoonan, Anniversary Mass 

Divine Mercy Sunday 11th April Programme begins at 3pm:  Confessions will be available from 2.30pm.



Saturday 03.04.2021          No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines






We pray for the eternal rest of Gerard (Gerry) Mc Govern Dromod, Swanlinbar whose funeral took place on Friday. May he Rest in Peace.

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                        

Easter Sunday 4th 9.00 am             People of the Parish


Wednesday 7th 9.30am;     As Requested


Sunday 11th 9am:              People of the Parish

Easter Sunday 4th 11.30am As Requested.


Saturday 10th 6pm: Mary Monaghan, Tirravalley Month’s Memory Mass.


Saturday 17th 6pm:              People of the Parish



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 28/03/2021  Numbers drawn 8, 15, 23, 25 No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 –Martina Maguire, Swanlinbar Road  £20 – Eamon Green, Cloniff  £20 – Caroline Muldoon c/o St Aidans  £20 – Sinead Maguire, Macken This week's jackpot will be £7000 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 5 £100 winners Annette Brennan, Aidan Melanaphy, Mark Monaghan, Paul & Goretti McHugh, Darren & Lorraine Carty.  Next draw will take place Sunday 25th of April 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 through www.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. 

Free Yoga Class! Kinawley GAA & Evelyn McManus are offering a 5 week free Yoga class starting Monday at 7pm. Yoga can provide both physical and mental benefits,  along with potentially enhancing sport performance and injury prevention. To register message Evelyn on 07511975247.

Kinawley Senior Daffodil club are running online armchair exercises classes for seniors with Joanne Doonan! These take place on Monday's at 10 am on Zoom. Please contact Roisin on 07795571535to register. 

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. If we get to 300 receipts logged, we are in with a chance of winning a new set of jerseys. Please spread the work so everyone in the community can contribute. 

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes 29th 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 this week the tarmacadam has been put down and then the bollard lights go in and hopefully  it will be all finished for next weekend

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. St Vincent de Paul: Phone 077 32222137

5. 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.

6. 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 on Sunday 4th April 10.00am via the webcam.

7. Kinawley Community Centre Daffodil Club Online Arm Chair Exercises continue Monday Morning's  10am (30min class) if you would like to take part please  contact Roisin on 07795571535 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  March Draw winners £1,000 Margaret Green,  £200 Paraic McCaffrey, £100 Mary Boyle £100 Jason & Joanne Martin 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.