THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

15th May 2016

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1650. The Development Collection came to £580. Thank you for your kind contributions as always. There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday (22nd).

 

Today is Pentecost Sunday (15th May) – Devotions @ 7pm with Rosary, talk on the Holy Spirit, anointing with blessed oil & Benediction.

 

U.S Consul to Visit The Graan: The United States Consul General Mr Daniel Lawton will make his first official visit to County Fermanagh next Wednesday (18th May). His first stop on his visit will be at The Graan. He will be with us from 9.30am to 10.30am. He will visit the shrine in memory of” The Galley Uncle” crash in 1943 during World War 11. Some US airmen were killed and others were rescued from the crashed aircraft by the Passionist Community.

All are welcome to attend this event at The Graan. Anyone who wishes to meet Mr Lawton should be at The Graan before 10.05. We are honoured to welcome the US Consul.

 

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

Fri – Anthony. Sat – Anthony.

Masses: 21st & 22nd May. Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony.   10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Brian & 4pm – Augustine. (Subject to change.)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day from 10am until 5pm. Confessions Tues to Fri 2- 5pm. Saturday 5pm – 6.15pm.

 

Important Feasts this Week: Monday is the Feast of St Gemma: Because of St Gemma's great desire during her lifetime to become a Passionist, although for various reasons she was never accepted into our Congregation, after her death the Passionists soon considered her to be one of their number, and therefore she is considered a lay-Passionist. And while her feast day is normally celebrated on the day she flew to heaven (April 11th), the Passionist Congregation celebrate her feast day annually on May 16th. She is the Patron Saint of Students, PharmacistsParatroopers and Parachutists,  loss of parents, those suffering back injury or back pain, those suffering with headaches/migraines, those struggling with temptations to impurity and those seeking purity of heart.Monday is also the feast of St Brendan. Tuesday– St Paschal. Wednesday is the feast of St John 1.

Prayer Groups At The Graan: Exposition and Devotions take place on Tuesdays @ 8.30pm.

Meditation Prayer Group on Wednesdays @ 8.30pm. Charismatic Prayer Group takes place on Thursdays @ 8.30pm.

Passionist Companions: Meet on the last Friday of each month at 8.30pm.

Anam Cara: Meet next Saturday 21st here at The Graan @ 2pm.  

 

New Altar Servers:This is the time of year when we look for more altar servers. Any boy or girl who has received First Holy Communion and is interested in becoming an Altar Server please leave your name, address and phone number at the Monastery reception as soon as possible. Our current servers are excellent and we expect all of them to continue with us; but here is always a welcome for new servers, with the consent of parents of course.

Exam Prayer: Lord, pour out your Spirit of Wisdom on these students: help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately, and to express themselves well. Grant that they may reflect the best of the work they have done and the best of the teaching they have received. Accept their best efforts in these examinations and in the great test of life on earth. May your love be upon them O Lord, as they place all their trust in you.

 

Valuables in your Car: Please do not leave any valuables in your cars during our services here at The Graan.

 

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

Fr Sean Clerkin, Monaghan

Conor Mc Corry, Graan Abbey   NH & Maguiresbridge

Patrick Mc Ternan, Ferney Rise, Enniskillen

Eileesh Kenneally, Barnane, Thurles

Sean Harte, Loughmacrory, Omagh

Anniversaries

Colm Goodwin, Windmill   Heights, Enniskillen

Eugene, Teresa &   Michael Foy

           & Margaret Bradley,   Derrygonnelly

Agnes, George, Gerald,   George & Ethna Farrell, Whaley Terrace, Enniskillen

Pat Mc Manus, Drumaraw,   Springfield (Month’s Mind)

Jim O Rourke, Scaffog,   Enniskillen

Brigid Keaney, Belcoo

Tommie Horan, Renmore,   Galway

John Keown,Roscor, Belleek

Joseph & Patrick   Sheerin, Drumcor Hill & Hillview, Enniskillen

Eustace Cassidy, Clare   House & Hillview Rd, Enniskillen

Maggie Mc Glynn, Blacklion