THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

3rd July 2016

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1572; the Development Collection came to £531. Thank you for your kind contributions as always. There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday (10th)

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.

 

New Altar Servers: We welcome our new altar servers today at the 10.30am. Together with our mature group of excellent servers who will continue their wonderful ministry, our new servers bring hope to us all.

 

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

Fri – Anthony. Sat – Anthony. (All duty is subject to change if an emergency occurs.)

Masses: 9th & 10th July Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony. 10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Brian & 4pm: Augustine.

 

July’s Church Cleaning Group: Will meet on Wednesday next 6th July.

 

Wednesday 6th: St Maria Goretti. Her shrine is in our church. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona in Italy in 1890. Her parents were poor farm workers and her father died while she was still a child. When Maria was 12, an 18 yr old neighbour, Alessandro, began to make advances towards her which she rebuffed. On the 5th July 1902 he arranged that they should be alone in their house and he assaulted her, threatening death if she did not give in. She chose death and in his rage Alessandro stabbed her several times. She died the following day having forgiven him. Alessandro was sentenced to 30 years in prison but by 1910 he was a changed man and spent the rest of his life working in a monastery garden. Both he and Maria’s family, including her mother, lived to see her canonised in 1950 by Pope Pius XII for her defence of Christian virtue.

Saturday 9th is the Feast of Our Lady of Holy Hope.Our Blessed Mother’s continual guiding presence marked the beginnings of the Passionist Congregation. Our tradition has it that she made known to our Holy Founder, St. Paul of the Cross, the mission God had assigned to him – that of founding the Passionists. Saint Charles arrived in Mount Argus on 9th July 1857. Tens of thousands of people have come to The Graan for our Novena in honour of Our Lady of Hope.

 

JULY READERS AND MINISTERS: It’s important during the summer that all readers and ministers are present for the Masses they have been assigned to. If for some reason you can’t be here please do all you can to ensure a substitute stands in for you.

Day Trip to Knock: Coach leaving Halls Lane @ 8.30am on Monday 15th August. (Depending on Numbers by 30th July). Bus fare is £10. Payable at time of booking. Contact Dermot in 07926747169 before 30th of July.

 

Motorist Prayer: Grant me a ready hand, a watchful eye, that none may suffer hurt as I pass by / You gave us life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mare that gift of thine / Guard those, dear Lord, who bear me company, from fools and fire and all calamity / teach me to use my cars for others’ needs, nor miss, through lack of wit, or love of speed / the beauties of your world. That thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way now and in eternity. Amen.

 

Prayer Groups At The Graan: Exposition and Devotions 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.  

SHOP: Please come and visit our shop today we have a wide range of cards, gifts etc, plus many more things.

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

Recently   Deceased Anniversaries

Vera Curry, Macken, Kinawley

Sarah Donaghey, Fintona

Freddie Gilroy, Ardoyne

Rose O’Reilly, Derrylin

Pat Mc Intyre, Cashel / Derrygonnelly

 

Anniversaries

Patrick, Teresa & Gabriel Brannigan Tempo

Vincent & Paul Leonard, Lesky, Boho

Jim Owens, Teemore

Jim Gollogly, Surrey, England (Month’s Mind)

Sarah & Patrick   Gilmurray & Gilmurray family, Enniskillen

Francis Gallagher,   Plumbridge

Jim Gray, Belcoo

William Masterson, Derrygonnelly

James Masterson,   Derrygonnelly

Maguire family, Cashel

Robert Slavin, Manor View,   Tempo