6th December 2015

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1565.   Thanks as always for your great generosity.   There will be a Development Collection taken up after Communion today.              Today is the Second Sunday of Advent.

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.


Tuesday is Holyday of Obligation: The Masses for the Immaculate Conception are the vigil tomorrow at 8pm – Brian.

Tuesday - 10.30am – Augustine. 12noon –  Victor.  8pm – Niall Martin.


Frank Trias CP will be ordained next weekend in Scotland. We wish him every blessing on this special occasion.

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 – Brian. Tues: Victor / Augustine. Mass; Niall. Wed: Victor / Augustine. Mass: Victor. Thurs: Brian / Augustine. Mass: Augustine. Fri: Anthony. Sat (5 - 6): Anthony.

Masses 12th & 13th Dec: Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony. 10.30am:.Brian. 12noon: Brian. 4pm: Augustine.    


Fr Brian’s new book ‘And Catch the Heart off Guard’ is now available. Price £11 or €13. Thankfully it is a bestseller throughout Ireland. All proceeds got to Refugee Agencies.


St Michael’s Scout Bandwill play at the 4pm Mass on Sunday 20th. They will also play at the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass beginning with carols at 7.30pm in preparation for the blessing of the crib @ 7.50pm and Mass @ 8pm. Other Christmas Masses will be at 9am. 10.30am, 12noon on Christmas Day. There will not be a Mass at 4pm on Christmas Day.


Confession Time for Christmas: Please take note of these times and plan ahead to make sure you make your peace with God for Christmas in this special Year of Mercy. Mon 14th to Sat 19th Confession 2pm – 5pm. There will be no Confessions on Sunday 20th. Mon, Tues & Wed 2pm – 5pm & Christmas Eve confessions will be heard from 1pm – 5pm. Please come early.


Church Cleaning Group:Thanks to December’s Cleaning Group and indeed to all our dedicated teams for their continued hard work in 2015. This is a good time to thank all who help us in so many different ministries. We are so grateful to you all. We always encourage new members. Thanks to our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, singers, collectors, flower arrangers, gardener, window cleaner and fundraisers. If anyone would like to become a Reader or Eucharistic Minister please leave your name, address and phone number at reception as soon as possible.


Oisin Mc Grath fundraising Carol Service featuring Caritas and Desmond Hunter (organ) in St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen on Sunday 13th December @ 7.30pm. No cover charge. Donations at the door. This will be a wonderful night, don’t miss it.

Soroptimist International Enniskillen & District are holding a Church Mouse Lunch in Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen on Sun 13th from 12-2pm. Entry fee £7 for adults and £3 children.

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


Year of Mercy: It’s appropriate that the Gospel of Luke, known as the Gospel of Mercy, will be the Gospel throughout this Liturgical Year. Our Novena of Hope (27th Feb – 7th March 2016) will form the centre of our Celebration of Mercy at The Graan. Throughout the year we help people experience God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation each day. It’s a good time to come back to the Sacrament if you have been away for some time. Choose a priest with whom you can relate and experience, through him, the mercy of God in your life.

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

Mairead Treanor, Gortin,   Omagh

Elizabeth Foy, Ely Lodge

Celia Breslin,   Maguiresbridge

Phelim Brewster, Lurgan

Jimmy Smith, Derrygore Trc,   Enniskillen

John Brazil, Drumgay,   Enniskillen

Hubert Gunn, Derrylin


John & Ellie Barrett,   Stralongford, Trillick

Mary Casssidy (1st   Ann.) & Paddy Cassidy, Cavanacarragh.

Kathleen Quinn, Boho

Betsy   Mc Donnell, Carnmore, Ennisillen (Month’s Mind)

Andrew   Humphreys, Kinawley (Month’s Mind)

Frank,   Gabriel, George & Arthur Roche, &   Mary Emery & Philomena Magee, England & Enniskillen

The   Prunty Family, Coonian & The Quinn Family, Tempo

Patrick   & Catherine Mc Govern, Doagh, Derrygonnelly

Agnes   & Benny Magee, Springfield

George   Wilson, Newtownbutler

Anna   & Charles Cadden, Erne Dr, Enniskillen

Harry   Mc Gale, Mullaghree, Enniskillen

James   Kerrigan & the Kerrigan & the Carrigan Families, Enniskillen,   Mullaghdun, Moneygashel & Blacklion

Celsus   Donnelly, New York, formerly Fintona