THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

31st January 2016

Sunday Collection: Thank you for your continued generosity to The Graan. The collection amounted to £1610 and the Development Collection came to £566.

 

Today is the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Friday is the first Friday of the month. Confessions from 2pm – 5pm.

 

Monday 1st is St Brigid’s Day. St Brigid’s Crosses on Sale: We have St Brigid Crosses on sale @ £1 each.The money will be donated to St Vincent de Paul. Sincere thanks to Philip Mc Grade for all his hard work for this good cause. Philip has made an incredible 500 crosses for us.

St Brigid: Had a great love for the poor. Legend has it she often gave away her family’s food to those in need. When her father protested she replied, “Christ dwells in every creature.”

There was an old pagan chieftain who was dying. He had never heard of Jesus. The floor of his room was covered with rushes and when Brigid went into the room she took some of the rushes and began to make a cross. She told him about God and his love for us and how his son died on a cross. As a result he converted to the faith and died a happy man. Tradition says that those who have a St Brigid’s cross in their home will be blessed through her prayers with the protection of Christ.

 

Tuesday 2nd is the feast of The Presentation. Candles will be blessed at the 8pm Mass on Tuesday evening. There are candles on sale in our shop. If you leave candles to be blessed, please ensure that your name and address are clearly written on the package.

Wednesday 3rd Feb is the feast of St Blaise (blessing of the throats). Blessing of the throats will be after 8pm Mass.    

 

Novena of Hope: From 27th/28th Feb – 7th March 2016. Our next meeting is tomorrow 1st at 8.30pm when you can pick up Novena posters and leaflets for distribution. Please come to this meeting as we’ll have to make final arrangements now.

 

Days for the Sick: Please sign the register at the front door if you can help in any way. Almost anybody could help out by preparing plates, looking after the sick and helping to clean up afterwards. You don’t have to be an expert to help. Even if you have volunteered before please do register again.  

February’s Church Cleaning Group: Meet on Wednesday 3rd Feb: M Mc Aloon, E Wilson, F Keenan, A Mc Cauley, M Duffy, A O’Reilly-Colton, M Quinn, K Thompson, T Keane, C & A Mc Cool.

Anam Caraour faith group at The Graan meets on Saturday next (6th) at 2pm. All welcome to attend.

DUTY FOR THE WEEK: Sunday & Monday No Duty. Monday Mass @ 8pm – Brian. Tuesday – Brian. Wednesday – Victor.

Thursday – Augustine. Friday – Anthony. Saturday – Anthony.

Masses 6th & 7th Feb Vigil 6.30pm: Brian. 10.30am: Anthony. 12noon: Brian & 4pm: Victor.

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament continues each Friday from 10am – to 5pm in our Church at The Graan.

 

Lent & Easter: Lent begins on the 10th of February (Ash Wednesday). Easter Sunday is on the 27th March.

 

Feasts of the week: Monday – St Brigid. Tuesday – Presentation of the Lord. Wednesday – St Blaise. Friday – St Agatha. Saturday – Ss Paul Miki and Companions.

 

Medjugorje Pilgrimage Wednesday 31st August 2016, €649.00 Departing From Dublin, Note €100.00 Deposit Secures €649.00, After 17th February Price Of €699.00 Applies.  Please Contact Dermot Or Jennifer On 02866342683 Or Mobile 07926747169.

 

SHOP: Shop is open from Monday to Friday –9.30am8.30pm. Sat – 9.30am – 7pm and Sunday from 9.30am – 5pm

Bulletin: Please take a bulletin home with you. They are free.

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

Barbara Brazil, Enniskillen

Mickey Mc Sherry, Mulleek

Sean Mc Keown, Dublin & Enniskillen

Kevin Mc Elroy, Lisnaskea

Anthony Mulvey, Belcoo

Philomena Burns, Glenfarne

Joe Shannon and the Shannon   family, Enniskillen

Theresa Cobb, Derry

Patrick and Elizabeth Nevin   & Resha, Billy, Gordon, Eugene and Caoimhe. Henry St Enniskillen

John Gollogly, Keady

Philomena Kelly, Derrin Rd,   Enniskillen & Belfast

Molly Mc Connell, Drumary,   Derrygonnelly

Evelyn O’Neill, Bangor

George & Sarah   Carberry, Enniskillen & Roslea

Patrick & Margaret   Breen, Maguiresbridge

John Mc Hugh, Blacklion

Frank Burns, Belcoo