Weekly Newsletter 2 May 2021





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 00353 87 2584813


Pastoral Area – Priest in the Cluster:

Fr Gerry Alwill P.P. Derrylin, 028 67748315

02 May 2021

Fifth  Sunday of Easter



St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

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


Monday 3rd 8pm: Molly McDermott, Moineenbawn, Anniversary Mass.


Tuesday 4th 9.30am:           Tommy Smith Gortaloughney 1st Anniversary Mass.


Friday 7th 8pm                      First Friday vigil Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Mass for     Mary Ellen, Patrick Gerald McBrien   Ethna Kyser, James and Etta McBrien  Derryclegna Anniversary Mass,  also Michael Wright.                                      


Saturday 8th 11am:              First Saturday Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.Bridie & Patrick McGovern, Drummersee. Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 9th 10.30am:          Patrick & Margaret McGovern, Springtown & Geraldine Maguire, Anniversary Mass.


We pray for the eternal rest of Sean Ennis, formerly of Athboy Co Meath and London brother of Moyra Wynne, Cloghogue Swanlinbar.  May he Rest in Peace.



First Holy  Communion contingent upon guidelines.

Swanlinbar 12th June

Killesher 26th June

Kinawley 3rd July

Saturday 01.05.2021          No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan      guidelines


Fr Benny CC Swanlinbar February 2014 to 2021 

We will miss you Fr Benny

Fr. Benny (Bernard) Fitzpatrick, St. Marys, Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan, Rathcorrick, Cavan and Missionary Priest to Lagos, Nigeria for 23 years. Pre-deceased by his parents Mary and Pat, his brother Jim, and sisters Betty, Maura and Anne. Friday April 30th 2021 peacefully. Fr. Benny will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister Madeleine (McCormack) Castletara, Bishop Martin, Bishop Emeritus, Leo, all the Priests of the Diocese of Kilmore, and the many people who became special friends during his Ministry. Due to current restrictions Fr. Benny’s Reposing, Funeral Mass and burial will be private to family please, with the church restricted to 25 people.

Fr. Benny’s Removal will leave his home at Rathcorrick, Cavan, on Sunday evening at 4.45pm turning left at Moynehall, and travelling Via Cavan By Pass, Belturbet, Derrylin and Kinawley to arrive at St. Mary’s Church. Swanlinbar at 6pm. Concelebrated Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon, restricted to 25 people. Following Mass the cortege will travel to St. Brigid’s cemetery, Killygarry, Cavan for committal prayers and burial in the family plot. Requiescat in pace Those standing along the route to pay their respects are asked to observe social distancing and keep safe. No flowers, please. Donations would be appreciated in memory of Fr. Benny to help continue his building programme in Lagos, Nigeria in care of McMahon Funeral Directors, Farnham Road, Cavan or any family member.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on the following link: https://vimeo.com/543828208

The Fitzpatrick Family would like to thank you all for your cooperation and respect at this difficult time.

House Private Please

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                        

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


Wednesday 5th 9.30am:     As Requested


Sunday 9th 9am:                  Dermot Murphy, Trustanglebe, Macken Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 1st May 6pm:        People of the Parish


Saturday 8th 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 25/04/2021 Numbers drawn 4, 6, 10, 14. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners:

£20 – Aine McGovern, Caroo £20 – Shane Green, Clonliff £20 – Angela & Oran Boyle, Aughnakillymaude £20  Donna & Shauna Owens, Keelpark. This week's jackpot will be £7400. 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, April winners were Mary Bogue - Keenaghan, Suranna McGovern - Springtown, Jason & Joanne Martin - Graffy, Maureen Owens - Glassdrummond, Benny Owens - Keelpark. Next draw will take place Sunday 30th May 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.

Coaching for current preschool, u6(p1/p2) & u8's(p3/p4) started Thursday 6.30-7.30! Coaching for u10.5(p5/p6) started Wednesday 7-8pm. We ask all youth players parent or guardian to complete their return to play questionnaire before each training. 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 onwww.returntoplay.gaa.ie.

 2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes 26th 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 €12000You 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 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. You can get your form from Spa Service Station or text 00447808523959

The club would like to offer their condolences to Alison, Sinead & Colin and to the Edwards and Gilheany families on the death of Johnny. When the club travelled to New York in 1997 and when we played 2 games of Football against Pearl River and Fermanagh Johnny lined out for Swanlinbar and was part of a victorious Swanlinbar Team Ár dheas Dé go raibh a anam uasaí

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  with Joanne Doonan continues 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    April Draw winners £1,000 Breda Roche,  £200 Pat Clarke, £100 Kathleen Monaghan £100 Niall McNulty Congratulations to all the winners. 

7. St Mary’s Apostolic Society Swanlinbar are running a Centenary Draw to mark 100 years.  Tickets are €50 each and a draw will take place monthly from 25th June 2021, 1st Prize €200 2nd Prize €100 Tickets can be bought from any committee member.  We value your support. Thank You. See posters in local shops, Brogan Butchers, Michael Reilly.

Church Rota for all areas for the month of May

Kinawley: Reader: Sadie Keenan, Collectors: Maria Gilleece & Family, Counters: Thomas Malanaphy, Maria Gilleece, Tricia Keenan, Cleaners: Chrissy McBarron, Anne Malanaphy.

Killesher: Reader: Majella McTeggart, Collectors, Sara McTeggart, Counters: Shirley McAloon, Fidelma McGrath.

Wheathill: Reader: John Martin McGovern, Collector: Pat Maguire

Swanlinbar. Counters: Joe & Yvonne McHugh, Trish O’Reilly, Pauline McBarron.


WEEKLY AND DUES COLLECTIONS  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.