Weekly Bulletin 8th March 2020

Sunday 8th March       Novena of Hope  2020 

 Sat -  (Novena) Vigil @ 6.30pm  Sunday  9am, 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.  (028 66322272) www.thegraan.com

 

Sunday Collection: Came to £2040 and the surplus is used to help defray the many costs of the Novena of Hope. Thanks as always for your generosity.

Novena Collection: We didn't have any collections during our Novena because our Novena is about prayer and hope and not money.  However we know you like to help defray the costs. There will be an opportunity at both the 12.30pm and 7.30pm Services tomorrow to make a contribution towards the running costs of the Novena. Whatever you can give will be gratefully received and if you cannot afford anything please don’t worry, your presence is the best contribution possible. Thanks to all who have already been so generous.

 

Today is the Second Sunday of Lent: Our Novena of Hope comes to a close tomorrow Monday at both 12:30 and 7:30. In today’s Gospel God unveils for them the glory of his Son. Jesus is transfigured to show us that like him we are called to persevere on following Him through the Cross into glory.  The Son, transfigured on the mountain, and in the bread and wine at Mass, make his life shine on those who believe the good news. 

 

At the closing tomorrow a special blessing will be imparted at both the 12.30pm & 7.30pm Services. Gerry Farrell will speak at the closing Services. There will be a priest available tomorrow Monday from 1.30pm to 5pm.  

Thanks to all our guest speakers.   Each shared the special gifts God gave them and they shared them generously.

Today Fr Antony Connelly CP  – will speak at 9am, 10.30am & 12noon & 4pm today.

Thanks: We would like to thank all those who helped with the Novena. In particular we want to thank those who went to such lengths preparing and assisting at all the special services.

Thanks to the Priests.  Thanks to all the priests who helped us at the Penitential Services and the Services for the Sick. Thanks to

Frs Brendan Shannon,  Jimmy Mc Philips, John Sexton, Larry Dawson, Brendan Gallagher, Joe Mc Veigh, Mgr Peter O Reilly, Joe Mullin,

Kevin Malcolmson,  Cathal Deery, our Passionist priests - Frs Kieran Creagh & Joe Kennedy, and our own Graan Community.

Carpark: Thanks to those who helped around the church in so many ways and indeed the ushers and car park attendants. To all the helpers, we appreciate your dedicated work.  

Thanks to Eamon Burns, Gerry Murphy, Tom Mc Gowan, Tony Mc Clintock, Noel Mc Grath, Frank Mc Murray, Paddy Hanley, Edwin Reilly and all at Reillys of Enniskillen, Seamus Lilly, Tommy Lunny, Monica & Carisa for answering the post, singers, Catherine Mc Loughlin, Karen Mc Elroy, Eleanor Farry,   Jacqui, Sr Marie, Louise & Christopher, Paddy, Kieran, Michelle & the 10.30 Graan Choir, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers, teachers, altar  servers,  and all who decorated the church and our Cleaning Groups.

Days for the Sick: A big thank you to the Nursing Homes; to those who helped with buses especially Benny Mc Murray, The Share Centre, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh Rural Transport and those who brought the sick by car.  Thank you to Beechvale Natural Water for donating the water. 

Children Drawings:  We sincerely thank Holy Trinity, Enniskillen, Killyhommon, Boho, Willowbridge, Enniskillen and Creevy National School.         Flowers: Sincere thanks DD’s Flowers, for the beautiful displays of flowers.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Continues tomorrow Monday 1st April between 2pm & 5pm.  

Sister Susan Mc Grath who spoke on the Monday night of the Novena will be happy to speak with anyone concerning addictions of any sort. From the South of Ireland ring: 0872650662. From the UK phone 00353-872650662.

 

Feasts of the Week: Tuesday: St. John Ogilvie (1579-1615) Jesuit priest martyred in Glasgow. Scotland’s only post-Reformation saint. Friday is the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as our Pope.

 

Guild Mass Cards: We have Novena of Hope, St Patrick’s Day, Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Birthday, Special Occasion, Thinking of You & Exam Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each.

 

DUTY FOR THE WEEKSun - No Duty. Monday – 1.30pm – 5pm. Closing of Novena Masses @ 12.30pm & 7.30pm.

Duty: Tuesday to Fri 2pm – 5pm, Mass @ 8pm. Tues – Arthur   Wed: Victor Thurs – Arthur. Fri – Anthony.  Sat –  Anthony

 

Fermanagh's St Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Day returns to Enniskillen on Tuesday 17th March! This year's theme: 20/20 Vision: Future, Space & Science. Starts at the Broadmeadow with a free family fun day @1.30pm.  Their website www.projectstpatrick.com

Friends of the Cancer Centre: Are having a Coffee Morning, Cake Sale & Raffle in memory of Neville Gamble in Mullaghdun Parish Hall, Letterbreen on Saturday 28th March 9.30am – 1pm.

Shop: Our shop has been restocked for the Novena. We have a selection of Novena of Hope cards, candles along with communion and confirmation cards, gifts etc as well as large stock of religious items.  

Recently Deceased

Anniversaries

Jimmy Duffy, Belcoo

Tessie Hannigan, Maguiresbridge

May Mullan, Lisnaskea

Agnes Mc Crory, Kesh Rd, Irvinestown

Mamie De Lacy, Belcoo

Sheila Mc Manus, Dublin

Sister Christine Blake RSM, Convent of Mercy, Enniskillen 

 

Anniversaries

Mary Rose & James Foy, Tempo

Vincent Moohan, Enniskillen

Gerry Keown, Old Rossorry, Enniskillen

 

Patrick Francis Keown, Cornahilta, Belleek

Jim Breen, Maguiresbridge

Henry & Mary White, Armagh

Francie Mc Crory, Omagh

Gerald Eves, Pettigo

Rose Mc Gowan, Boho

Eugene & Mena Kearns, Windmill Heights, Enniskillen

Ita & Desmond Dolan, Old Rossorry Crescent Enniskillen

Anna Lilly, Cappog, Sligo Rd, Enniskillen

John & Elizabeth Carrigan, Moneygashel  Blacklion

John Carrigan Jnr, England

Mary & Paddy Regan & The Kerrigan & the Carrigan Families, Moneygashel, Blacklion & Michael Keown, Letterbreen & Mullaghdun

 

 


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