27th March (Easter Sunday) 2016

Collection: The collection came to £1802. There will be a special collection taken up at all the Masses today for the support of the Community here at The Graan. Thank you for being so generous.


Easter Sunday Masses: The Masses are 10.30am, 12 noon, and 4pm.


Happy Easter: Brian, Dermot, Victor, Augustine and Anthony would like to wish each and every one of you a happy, peaceful and blessed Easter time. We thank you for the wonderful attendance at all our Religious Services during Holy week and for the great numbers who came to the Sacrament of Reconciliation every day. It is a privilege to be in The Graan during these days. We hope that you will enjoy a restful few days at Easter and that you will be filled with joy and hope. God bless and reward you all.


Post Easter Arrangements:On Easter Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th there will be no Duty / Confessions. Mass will be at 11am only. There will be no evening Mass. Duty will resume on Thursday 31st March from 2pm – 5pm with Mass at 8pm. The shop will be closed on Easter Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12noon.


Easter Candle Prayer:Lord, may this candle be a light for you to enlighten me in my difficulties and decisions. / May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into my heart towards my family, my neighbours, and all those who meet me. / Through the prayers of Mary, I place in your care those I come to remember, especially.... I cannot stay long here with you. / So in leaving this candle, I wish to give you something of myself. Help me to continue my prayer into everything I do this day. Amen.

DUTY FOR THE WEEK: Mon, Tues & Wed no Duty. Mass @ 11am only. No 8pm.

Thur – Augustine.   Fri – Anthony.   Sat – Anthony.

Masses 2nd & 3rd April: Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony. 10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Brian & 4pm – Augustine.    


Divine Mercy Devotions: Sunday 3rd of April the Feast of ‘Divine Mercy’ at 7pm here at The Graan. There will be Chaplet and Rosary, Sermon on Mercy, Veneration of Image, Blessing with relic of St Faustina and Benediction.


Life in the Spirt Retreat – here at The Graan each Thursday at 8.30pm from 14th April - 19th May,

Blessing of Babies: We have arranged to have the Blessing of Babies on Monday 2nd May at 11am Mass. Many parents have been asking about this special occasion. We look forward to seeing you all there.


Easter:The American orator Clarence W. Hall once preached: ‘If Easter says anything to us today it is this: “You can put Truth in a grave but it won’t stay there. You can nail it to a cross and shut it in a tomb but it will rise.”’Easter then is not a time for dusty old dogmas or arguments but is an opportunity for all of us to fan the ashes of hope, to banish doubts and to rejoice in living life to the full. The saying ‘the glory of God is a human being fully alive’ is attributed to the church father, Irenaeus. What he actually said is: ‘The glory of God is the living human being.’ Either way, the sense of our place in the mystery of God is a cause for joy.”

Extract taken from Fr Brian’s ‘And Catch The Heart Off Guard’. It’s available here in our shop and makes an ideal gift in the Easter season.


Aisling Centre: Poems of 1916 – remembering the Somme and the Rising with Rosemarie Keenan. Each Tuesday from 5th - 26th April, 2.00pm – 4.00pm.  All welcome - For info contact the Aisling Centre – 028 6632 5811.


SHOP: Please come and visit our shop today we have a wide range of Holy Communion and Confirmation cards, gifts etc, plus many more things. Bulletin: Feel free to take a bulletin home with you. They are free.

Recently   deceased Anniversaries

Gertrude Carty, Belleek

Agnes Mulligan, Ballybofey

Joan Kelly, Glenfarne


Maura Ingram, Drumcor Hill,   Enniskillen

Charlie & Annie Duffy, Lurgandarragh

Patricia Dolan, Breandrum   Court, Enniskillen

John Paul & Ellen   Reilly, Dungannon

Sally Kelly, Irvinestown

Jimmy Mc Manus,   Derryhowlagh

Mary Mullin, Tattyreagh,   Omagh

Annie Johnston, Belleek

Charles Mc Hugh, Boho

Mary & Joseph Laverty,   Antrim

James Baxter & Baxter   Family, Ballyconnell