20th September 2015

Sunday Collection: The Collection last Sunday came to £1560 The Development Collection came to £587.

As always we appreciate very much your kindness to us here at The Graan.    There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday (27th).                                     Today is the 25th Sunday of the Year.


Harvest Thanksgiving this year will be on the weekend of 3rd / 4th of October.I’ll know you’ll be as generous as you always have been and bring in plenty of fruits of the earth for display in our church. You may bring in non-perishables anytime. We will donate all food to the St Vincent de Paul to distribute to the poor of the area on Sunday evening the 4th. This year we have decided the collection will go towards helping the Refugee crisis in Europe. We will forward our contribution to one of the Helping Agencies. It will help us to make a generous contribution in this humanitarian crisis.  


The Graan Dinner Dance will be held on Friday November the 27th November at the Killyhelvin Hotel with Johnny Brady and his band playing. The Dinner Dance tickets will cost £30.00 each and will be available shortly as will the Raffle tickets.        

Ticket Selling this year takes place: ASDA 21st, 22nd & 23rd   October. Dunnes 19th, 20th & 21st   November. TESCO – 18th & 19th Nov. Please leave your name & number at reception if you can help.  


Bereavement Night will be held on Monday 2nd November @ 8pm.

Novena of Hope 2016:. Dates: 27th/28th February – 7th March. Please put it in your diary.

Confessions & duty: Tues – Fri inclusive 2pm – 5pm. Saturday 5pm – 6pm.

Mon - Friday Mass @ 8pm. Saturday - Vigil @ 6.30pm. Sunday 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.

DUTY FOR THE WEEK: Sun & Mon: No Duty. Mon Mass @ 8pm:.Victor. Tues: - Augustine. Wed: Victor. Thur:.Brian.

Fri: Anthony. Sat: Anthony. Masses 26th & 27th Vigil 6.30pm – Anthony. 10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Brian & 4pm – Augustine.


Feasts of the Week:Wed St Eunan. He was born in Donegal around 624 and died in 704. He became a monk in Iona and was chosen abbot there in 679. One of his writings is the Life of St Columba. Wed is also the feast of   St Pio of Pietrelcina. (Padre Pio)

Fri – St Finbarr – patron saint of Cork. Sat – Ss Cosmas & Damian.


Mother Teresa’s philosophy: “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”


Samaritans: Find out about joining the Samaritans by going along to one of their information evenings on Tues 22nd – Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh or Thurs 24th in Killyhevlin Hotel. (M) 07437980466 0r

On Tuesday Sept 29th, as part of Community Relations Week, the Fermanagh Churches Forum is hosting a day conference entitled A Bridge Between Two Distinct Worlds: Remembering the Past and Looking towards the Future.  The main speaker will be Dr. Johnson McMaster, and participants will be invited to explore how we remember two crucial events of 1916, the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. Venue: Manor House Hotel between 10am and 4pm.  Entrance is free and open to all, but it is necessary to book.  To reserve a place or find out more, please contact Tanya Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07873344811 on or before Thursday 24th September.

The Shop:Please come and visit our shop. There is a wide range of religious objects and gifts as well a new selection of cards.         Bulletin: Feel free to take a bulletin home with you. They are free.

Recently   Deceased Anniversaries

Brendan Reilly, Lisnaskea

Emily Spratt, Derrygonnelly  

Sr Monica Gallagher (Mercy   Sister), Boho

Gabriel Brannigan, Tempo

Teresa O’Reilly, Forthill   Rd, Enniskillen

Gerry Dolan, Derrygonnelly


Richard Britton,   Enniskillen

Brian Breen, Tattysallagh   Rd, Omagh

Mary Cleary, Old Rossorry   Pk, Enniskillen

& The Gilligan Family, Fortmount,   Enniskillen

Jimmy   Allen, Carrickaboy, Cavan

Rita   Galligan, Carrickaboy, Cavan

Owen   Traynor, Tullyninchrin, Trillick

John   Clancy, Hillview, Enniskillen

Derek   Flanagan, Garrison & London

Frank,   Mary-Ann & Sean Owens, Fintona

Lily   & Johnny Whittaker & Mary Todd, Coleraine & Portstewart

Philip   & Catherine Mc Donnell, Omagh

James   & Bridie Mc Cann, Derrygonnelly