THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

3rd April 2016

Sunday Collection: Thank you for the wonderfully generous Easter collection last Sunday. We deeply appreciate your kindness. There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday 10th April.

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

Divine Mercy Devotions: Today the 3rd of April is 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.

 

We welcome Very Rev Denis Travers, CP, to The Graan this week. Fr Denis visits our Community to prepare for the Provincial Chapter (Meeting) of the Passionists which takes place in June 2016. Please pray for us all.

 

Guild Mass Cards: We have a wide selection of cards for Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Birthday, Special Occasion and Exam Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each. We value your support.

 

DUTY FOR THE WEEK: Mon – No duty. Mass @ 8pm – Brian. Tues – Victor / Augustine. Mass: Victor. Wed – Brian.

Thurs – Augustine.   Fri – Victor.   Sat – Augustine.  

April: 9th & 10th. Vigil 6.30pm: Augustine. 10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Brian & 4pm – Victor.    

 

Cleaning Group: Aprils Church Cleaning Group will meet on Wednesday 6th April.. (M Shannon,

C Keenan, N Flanagan, M Whitely, P Mc Gullion, A Maguire, C Magee, M & M Leonard & D & D D’Arcy).

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers: Please check your Rota for April and if you are unable to attend please try to get a replacement to cover for you.

 

Feasts of the Week: Mon - Annunciation of the Lord. Thurs – St John de La Salle.

 

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

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.

 

Prayer for Easter Season: God of openness, of life and of resurrection / come into this Easter season and bless me. / Look around the tight, dead spaces of my heart / that still refuse to give you an entrance. / Bring your gentle but firm love / begin to lift the layers of resistance / that hang on tightly deep inside of me. / Open, one by one, those places in my life / where I refuse to be overcome by surprise. / Open, one by one those parts of my heart / where I fight the entrance of real growth. / Open one by one those aspects of my spirit / where my security struggles with the truth. / Keep me open to the different and the strange. / Help me to accept the unusual and also the ordinary. / Never allow me to thread on others dreams / by shutting them out, closing them up / by turning them off or pushing them away. (Joyce Rupp).

 

Quotes: "There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."

"Always keep in mind the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want."

"Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them" (Aristotle)

"Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those who profess."

"Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding."

"Love conquers all things. Let us too give in to love." (Virgil)

“You cannot help people to change by despising them”. (Bonhoffer)

 

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

John Quigley, Cornagrade   Terrace, Enniskillen

Joyce Keeling, Underwood   Pk, Enniskillen

Teresa O’ Doherty, Belmore   St, Enniskillen

John & Margaret   Walmsley, Derrygonnelly

Audrey Gallagher, Belcoo

Patrick E Mc Cusker, Barranderry Heights, Enniskillen

John Boyle, Con &   Margaret Boyle, Derrylin

James & Margaret Boyle,   Derrylin

The Rooney Family,   Blacklion

Philip Maguire, Fortlea,   Derrylin

Una Flynn, Tyrone

Philip Keown & Keown   Family, Carnbeg, Roscor