THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

29th November 2015

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1690.   The Development Collection came to £595.   Thanks as always for your great generosity.  

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. As you can see we have our Advent wreath on the sanctuary and a simple Jesse tree. The symbol of the Jesse Tree traces the roots of Jesus’ people from creation to his birth. “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of its roots.” (Isaiah). Each character on this ‘family tree’ of Jesus is represented by a symbol which recalls a Bible story about that person. An additional group of people will be added each Sunday during Advent, with the symbol of Jesus to be placed at the top on Christmas Day. The tree invites us to remember the real meaning of Christmas.   It’s time to prepare for the coming of Christ among us in this Christmas season.

 

The Graan Draw Winners: 1st Prize – Kathleen Mc Grath, Dromore. 2nd Prize £1000 – Francis Breslin, Lisnaskea.

The following ten people won £200 – Pat Cassidy, Enniskillen, Etna Loughlin, Enniskillen, Laura Mc Gorty, Garrison, Liam Boyle, Derrylin, Bridie Mc Manus, Enniskillen, Ann Walmsley, Enniskillen, Anne Mc Cusker, Tempo, Gusty Mc Elhone, Omagh,

Ivan Walmsley, Kesh, Maureen Sherry, Luton Beds. Sellers of winning tickets each receive £50. Caroline Cameron, Ann Mc Cormac, Rose Flanagan, Maura Greene, Teddy Walmsley, Patricia Mc Brien, Anne Mc Elhone & Una Mc Girr.

Dinner Dance:The Dinner Dance thankfully was a marvellous success. Thanks to everyone who supported us and particularly to those who helped with its organisation, donated Raffle and Spot prizes and bought tickets. It was a total cross-community effort. You were magnificent and we cannot thank you enough in these difficult times. Thanks to Pat Mc Caffrey and all at Western Cars, Enniskillen for the superb service they gave us. Thanks to ASDA, Dunnes Stores & TESCO for all their help with the Draw. Sincere thanks to all who helped in any way with the Draw & Dinner Dance. All your efforts are deeply appreciated and your generosity is your greatest virtue. God reward you all.

 

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.

 

Friday is the First Friday of the month.

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

Fri: Anthony. Sat (5 - 6): Anthony. Masses 5th & 6th Dec: 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.

 

Church Cleaning Group:December’s cleaning group will meet on Wednesday 2nd next at 8.30pm. E Burns, J & M Connolly, M Bonner, M Westwater, C Kelly, M & A Molloy, D Masterson, A Kirkup & Brenda Pye.

 

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

 

St Michael’s Collegeare holding a carol service in St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen on Tuesday 15th December at 8pm.

Healing & Renewal Retreat with Fr John Keane & Fr Bill Keogh @ Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran Fri 4th – Sun 6th Dec, Contact Mary 00353877847304.

Erne Integrated Primary School are holding a Carol Service on Monday 7th Dec @ 6.30pm St Michael’s Church and will then cross over to St Macartin’s Cathedral @ 7pm.

 

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

Rose Marie Mc Donagh, Omagh

Sean Mc Govern, Mullaghdun

Oliver Toye, Monaghan

Mary Mc Aloon, Mullaghdun   formerly Glenfarne

Vera Mc Gurran, Carrigan   Pk, Enniskillen

Kevin Mc Taggart, England   formerly Drumgallon, Enniskillen

John Cassidy, Derrylin

 

Anniversaries

Christopher   & Florence Noble & the Noble family, Tempo

Frank   & Bridget Kelly, Ballyreagh, Tempo

Sister   Margaret Mc Govern, South Africa & Tempo

Charlie   Curry, Teemore

Joan   Mc Loughlin, Enniskillen

The   Cassidy Family, Ederney

The   Gunn Family, Derrygonnelly

The   Mc Guinness Family, Derrygonnelly

Molly   Duffy, Tullycreevy, Monea

Gerry   & Patrick Sheerin & the Sheerin family

     & May Mc Brien, Marlbank,   Enniskillen & Dublin

Bernie   Mc Govern, Derrygonnelly

Margaret   Hoy, Drumbawn, Enniskillen

John   & Ellen Maguire, Mullymesker, Bellanaleck

Eileen   Gaffney, Drumshanbo

Maggie   & John James Maguire, Kinawley