22nd November 2015

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1670. Thanks as always for your great generosity.   There will be a Development Collection taken up after Communion today.

Today is the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.


The Graan Draw: This is the last weekend we can sell tickets for the Car Draw. The Draw will take place at the Dinner Dance in the Killyhelvin Hotel next Friday night at mid-night. There will be £15,000 (approx) in prizes this year. If you would like to sell a book of tickets for us, please do; we really do need your help. If you have any tickets in your homes please return them at the beginning of this week. It’s a mammoth task separating all the tickets for the Draw. Please send them in early in the week because it is difficult to do it all in the last day or two. All our helpers do this voluntarily. So please help us by returning the counterfoil and money immediately.  


Dinner Dance: There maybe a few Dinner Dance tickets still available early in the week. Please check with us for last minute availability. If you are coming to the Dinner Dance, we promise to run things on time. Please be at the hotel not later than 8pm. You can choose your seating then. The dinner will be served at 8.30pm. We cannot pre-book tables. It’s first come, first served.

Spot Prizes: Sincere thanks to those who have already given very valuable prizes for the night. Contact us if you have a Spot Prize and we will collect it or better still if you can leave it in at the front door of the Monastery with your name on it, we will be most grateful. Every single Spot Prize will be given away on the night.


Ticket Selling: Thanks to all those who have volunteered to sell at Dunnes & TESCO. We appreciate your time and effort for us here in The Graan.


Christmas Mass Bouquets: We have a wide selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each. Enrolling your family and friends on our daily Mass Guild makes a special Christmas gift.


November Dead List-:Mass is being offered throughout the month for those enrolled on the November Dead List. May they rest in peace.     Confessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 2pm – 5pm. Saturday from 5pm – 6pm.


Priests available: Tues - Fri 2pm – 5pm. Mon – Mass @ 8pm – Victor. Tues: Brian. Wed: Victor Thurs: Augustine.

Fri: Anthony. Sat (5 - 6): Anthony. Masses 28th & 29th Nov: Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony. 10.30am:.Brian. 12noon: Brian.

4pm: Augustine.    (Celebrants may change as circumstances dictate).


Fr Brian’s new book ‘And Catch the Heart off Guard’ is now available. Price £11 or €13.


Adoration at The Graan. We are looking for volunteers for Adoration between 12pm & 1pm each Friday. Please contact Paddy Hanley on 07708234254.


Year of Mercy: Pope Francis has declared that the Year of Mercy will be opened on Tuesday 8th December. It will dominate the New Year coming in on the 1st Sunday of Advent. The Year of Mercy will continue until the Feast of Christ The King at the end of November 2016.

Packie Gilleece’s book, “Derrylin, The Place And The People” edited by Bryan Gallagher and Brian McManus will take place in Blake's Restaurant and Lounge at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 30th November.  Guest Speaker will be Michael Harding.All are welcome.


Aisling Centre extends an invitation to all to attend their 25th anniversary community celebration in the Enniskillen Hotel on Wednesday 2nd December with entertainment by Philomena Begley and others.  Doors open 8pm.  For information - 028 66 325811.


The Shop: Our shop has been completely restocked for Christmas.

There is a wonderful selection of cribs on display as well as candles, cards and suitable gifts for Christmas. Feel free to drop in and browse.  The Shop is open from Monday to Friday –9.30am – 8.30pm. Sat – 9.30am – 7pm and Sun - 9.30am – 5pm.      


Recently   Deceased Anniversaries

Ethel Grainger, Graan Abbey   N.H & Irvinestown

Margaret Keaney, Belcoo

Cissy Mc Manus, Macken

Patsy Mc Kenna, Omagh


Mary & Thomas Mc Manus,   Drumgamph, Boho

Michael Keaveney,   Enniskillen

Kevin Leonard, Largey

  Long & The Long Family, Dun Loaghaire  

Joseph   Stewart & Hugh Mc Donnell, Drumgivery, Ederney

Michael   Mc Keown, Manchester

Kathleen   & Francie Mc Caughey, Tempo

Mary   Cassidy, Cavancarragh

Uaneen   Fitzsimmons, Ardglass, Co Down

Angela   D’Arcy, Fairview Av, Enniskillen

Teresa   O’ Dwyer, Blacklion

Dessie   Moore, Ratona, Enniskillen