Weekly Newsletter 25 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

25th April 2021

Fourth  Sunday of Easter

Vocations Sunday


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                         

Sunday 15th 10.30am:    Peter & Susan Smyth, Derryclegna                                     Anniversary Mass. (Family                                             Readers)


Monday 26th 8pm:          As Requested


Tuesday 27th 9.30am:     As Requested


Friday 30th 8pm:             Geraldine McHugh, Drumhervin,                                     Anniversary Mass.


First Saturday 1st May 11am: Gerry McGovern,

                                    Greagnafina, Month’s Memory



Sunday 2nd 10.30am:     Maura Cathcart, Cornagun,                                             Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)



We pray for the eternal rest of Lorraine O' Reilly (nee O'Neill), Killanaleck (sister of Patricia Keenan and Mary Cassidy) who was laid to rest on Sunday 18th April.   May she Rest in Peace.



Saturday 24.04.2021      No public Masses in St Mary’s                          Church per Diocesan                                       guidelines






Fr Fintan McKiernan Derrylin/Kilnavart whose funeral took place this weekend. May he Rest in Peace.




Ann White, Arney (daughter of Greta Gilheaney) who was laid to rest on Monday.  May she Rest in Peace.


St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                           

Sunday 25th 9 am:          People of the Parish


Wednesday 28th 9.30am        As Requested


Sunday 2nd May 9am:            Mary Kate Maguire, Gallagh, Derrylester                                                 Anniversary Mass


Wedding Congratulations to Fiona Fitzpatrick and Jamie Timoney who were married last weekend.  We wish them Health and Happiness.


Saturday 24th 6pm:         As Requested


Saturday 1st May 6pm:   People of the Parish



Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 25, 2021 World Day of Prayer for Vocations  On this Good Shepherd Sunday we celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, especially for our diocese. If you are considering such a vocation, speak to your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, or email the National Vocations Office: email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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 18/04/2021 Numbers drawn 10, 12, 17, 21. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 – Dolorus Doonan, Caldragh £20 – Petrina McInerney, Glassdrummond £20 – Nicola Boyle, Glassdrummond £20 – Daire McCaffrey, Derrylin. This week's jackpot will be £7300. 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 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. All players and coaches must be registered before they return to play, this is to ensure all players are fully registered and insured. Membership prices are the same as last year and full details on how to register are on the club facebook page. If anyone is having any issues with registering, please contact Shane Green, Paula Drumm or Marie Allen.

As the grounds get busier with the return to football training, please drive with care and be mindful of walkers using our grounds. Please also help to help our club grounds tidy by putting any litter in the bins provided. Thank you to all who helped with the recent maintenance of our club grounds and the work completed on our training pitch.  It was very positive to see some teams back to training last week and a massive thank you for everyone who helped out as Covid officers. Tasks for all players, from every age group to complete before return to training, Register on www.Foireann.ie & complete the health questionnaire before each training on www.returntoplay.gaa.ie.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 19th April 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 WalkwayWork is continuing on our Scenic River Walkway Tarmacadam has now been laid and the last of the bollard lights are going in and we are waiting on   some extra lights to be fitted but don’t let that  put you off walking it in day light.  No adult bicycles, no skateboards and no dogs allowed (except guide dogs) due to Health and Safety Rules.

Swanlinbar Gaa Football Pitch  Swanlinbar Gaa Football Pitch will be closed for the next 6 weeks as Prunty Contracts work on it but the walkway will remain open 

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. Kinawley Community Centre Daffiodil 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. 

7. Kinawley Running Group membership is now due for renewal. We have been in contact with Athletics NI and existing members can use last year’s forms and put money in an envelope with their name on it. These can be given to Committee members Thomas, Gemma or Darren. New members are always very welcome as we are a group of very mixed abilities. Plans for the next twelve months do include running another couch to 5k.  Please contact Darren (07517491693) if you have any queries.  Membership is £20 for the year.

8. The Doctors and staff of Cuilcagh Medical Practice would like to thank Patrick Gabriel McManus, Joe McCarney and Kevin Gilleece for their assistance in car parking during the Covid vaccination clinic on Tuesday.  Much appreciated by staff and patients.





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: Kinawley 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.