Sunday Collection: Came to £1625. The Development Collection came to £800. Thank you for your generosity as always.
There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday 8th December.
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a very short season which prepares us for Christmas. A season, too, when we approach one of the turning points of nature’s year. Listen to the warning in Paul’s second reading - “You know the time has come: you must wake now: our salvation is even nearer that it was when we were converted. The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon”
The Advent Wreath is circular to express the circle of life, beginning with God as creator and ending with God as our final destiny. The circle also represents Christ who came in the past, comes every day through grace, and will come again in final glory. Evergreen leaves show the unfailing love of God and our constant hope. The four outer candles are for the weeks of preparation before lighting the white candle at the centre for the birth of the Saviour.
Passionist Safeguarding Meeting: Tomorrow Monday 2nd December at 6.30pm Suzanne Phelan who is the designated person for the Passionist Congregation will give an update on our Safeguarding procedure for all who are involved at the Graan. (This includes Eucharistic Ministers who distribute Communion to the Nursing Home, Volunteers and the Graan Staff.The meeting will be approx. an hour.
Christmas Mass Bouquets: We have a new selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50. Enrolling your family and friends on our daily Mass Guild makes a special Christmas gift. The Shop has restocked for Christmas. There is a great selection of cribs on display as well as candles, diaries, cards and suitable gifts for Christmas.
Feast Days of the Week: Tues: St. Francis Xavier: founding member of the Jesuit Order. Patron saint of the Missions. In ten short years he established missions in India, Sri Lanka, Malacca and Japan. He died near the coast of China in 1552. Fri: St. Nicholas. (270-342) Bishop of Myra in Greece. Patron saint of sailors, merchants and pawnbrokers. His secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Clause Sat: St Ambrose (340-397) Archbishop of Milan. One of the four Doctors of the Western Church. Greatly influenced St. Augustine of Hippo.
A Film on Love and Mercy: The life of St Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercywill be shownon Monday the 9th and 16th December at 6pm & 8.30pm in the IMC cinema in Enniskillen. To book your tickets go online to IMC cinema in Enniskillen.
CD Launch: Sr. Marié Cox (Arney/Enniskillen), together with two Mercy Sisters, Patricia O'Donovan and Frances Kennedy, will launch their new CD entitled "May Hope Be Yours" in the Gallery Bar, Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen tomorrow Mon, 2nd Dec at 7.30 p.m. The album will be launched by Fr. Brian D'Arcy. All proceeds going to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
New Book:Fr. Brian D’Arcy has authored a new book called “It has to be said” is on sale in our shop for £20.
Cancer Focus are having An evening of Floral Art Demonstration by Ann Johnston. Takes place in the Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen on Thurs 5th Dec at 7.30. Tickets £10 each, please contact Barbara on 07788192858
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on every Fri from 10am – 5pm. Bulletin: Please take a bulletin home with you.
Margaret Green, Killee Rd, Coa
Vera Mc Gurran, Carrigan Pk, Enniskillen
Tom Mc Farland, Hillview, Enniskillen
Kevin Leonard, Largy, Garvary
Joe & Molly Duffy, Tullycreevy, Monea
Margaret Hoy, Drumbawn Close, Enniskillen