21st February 2016

Sunday Collection: Thank you for your continued generosity to The Graan. The collection amounted to £1575 The Development Collection came to £562. There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday.


Today is the Second Sunday of Lent.


Days for the Sick: Please sign the register at the front door if you can help in any way. If you have helped in the past and want to help again this year you still need to register so that we can draw up the rotas for Wednesday and Saturday.

Novena of Hope Meeting:We will have a meeting tomorrow night at 8.30pm in the Prayer Room to finalise preparations.

Novena of Hope: From 27th/28th Feb – 7th March 2016. It begins at the Vigil Mass (Saturday 27th Feb) and on Sunday 28th February @ 9am, 10.30am, 12noon and 4pm. Fr Brian will speak at all the Masses.

Monday 29thFr Brian @ 12.30pm and Adi Roche (Chernobyl Children International), @ 8pm

Tuesday March 1st - Fr Frank Trias C.P (newly ordained Passionist)   12.30pm & 8pm

Wednesday 2nd - Declan Coyle (Life changing mentor) @ 11am & 8pm

Thursday 3rd - Johnny Murtagh (Champion Jockey & Trainer) 12.30pm & 8pm

Friday 4th Fr Brian @ 12.30pm & Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny Hurler) 8pm

Saturday 5th - Daraine Mulvihill (sports journalist) @ 11am & 6.30pm

Sunday 6th - Fr Brendan Mc Manus SJ   10.30am, 12noon & 4pm

Monday 7th - Dr Ian Ellis (Rector of Rossorry, Enniskillen) 12.30pm & 8pm


Novena Leaflets: Our Novena leaflets and petitions are available at the church porches today. Please keep your Novena leaflets safe and bring them to the Novena each day. Please return your petitions this week.

Children: In preparation for the Novena of Hope we invite children through schools, and individually to submit posters with the theme of Hope and Good News. You always do such a superb job.


Valuables in your Car:Please do not leave any valuables in your cars during any services here at The Graan. Be especially vigilant not to leave handbags, keys or phones visible.


March Church cleaning group will meet a week earlier (24th Feb) to prepare the Church for the Novena. E Burns, J & M Connolly, M Bonner, M Westwater, C Kelly, M & A Molloy, D Masterson, A Kirkup & B Pye.


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

Wednesday – Victor.    Thursday – Victor.    Friday – Augustine.    Saturday – Brian.

Masses 27th & 28th Feb (Novena ) Vigil 6.30pm: Brian    9am - Brian       10.30am: Brian.    12noon: Brian   & 4pm: Brian


Saturday is the feast of St Gabriel, patron saint of The Graan. St Gabriel was born at Assisi in 1838. He always had great devotion to Mary and that led him to join the Passionists, where he was given the name Gabriel. He lived a mere five years in the Passionists - for four of those he was constantly ill. He died in 1862, while still a student. He was beatified by Pope Pius X on May 31st 1908 and was canonised by Pope Benedict XV on May 3rd 1920. He is the patron of youth. There will be a general blessing with St Gabriel’s relic after the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening.


Aisling Centre: Spring workshops at the Aisling Centre – 4- week programme, Working Creatively with your Dreams –starts 8th March, 8-week Mindfulness Meditation programme induction night 15th March and afternoon Poetry Workshops commence 5th April.  For further information please contact the centre on 028 66 325811


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. There is no charge.

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

George Barr, Liverpool

Bridget Waters, Belcoo East

Georgie Wilson,   Newtownbutler

Fr Anselm Keleghan C.P,   Mount Argus (a former Rector of The Graan)


Jack Thompson, Sedain,   Derrygonnelly

Vincent & Sarah Fee,   Arney

     & Christina Smyth, Coleraine

   & Patrick Maguire, Kinarla Pk,   Enniskillen

Fr Ailbe Delaney, CP, The   Graan & Roscommon

Anthony Mulvey, Belcoo   (Month’s Mind)

Packie Warnock, Tempo

Colin Mitchell, Riverside,   Enniskillen

Mary Daly, Blackwatertown, Co   Armagh

Mary Harte, Carrickmore

Patrick Murphy, Belfast

Tommy & Mamie Fox,   Carrickmore

Charlie Farmer, Boho

Winne Brady, Enniskillen

Tommy Moohan, Drumlyon

Michael & Margaret   Flanagan, Barranderry Heights, Enniskillen

Phil & Kathleen Dooris,   Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Sarah Clarke, Glengormley