THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

10th July 2016

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1620. Thank you for your kind contributions as always. There will be a Development Collection taken up after Communion today.

 

Visitors: This is the holiday season and many of our regulars at The Graan are on holidays. If you’re about to go on holidays, I hope you have a pleasant, restful time. Enjoy yourselves and take full advantage of a well-deserved break. If you’re a visitor to Fermanagh and visiting our church, you are most welcome to participate as fully as you wish in our liturgy. We are delighted to have you here and please God it will add to the happy times you’ll spend in Fermanagh.

Holiday Prayer: God our Father, we’ve waited for this time of holiday and now it’s finally here. We thank you for this time of rest from our daily routines. Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. We are grateful for the ability to travel and explore your wonderful world. While we’re gone look after those we leave behind. Protect us as we travel and bring us home safely, refreshed and renewed in body and in mind. Amen.

 

Tuesday is a Public Holiday. We will have duty / confessions as normal and our Mass will be at the usual time of 8pm.

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 – Augustine.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Victor.   Thurs – Augustine.  

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

Masses: 16th &17th July Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony. 10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Augustine & 4pm: Victor.

 

July’s Church Cleaning Group: Thanks to all our church cleaning groups for their continued dedication.

 

Thomas Merton: “Our greatest dignity, our most essential and peculiar power, the most intimate secret of our humanity is our capacity to love. Love is the Key to the meaning of Life…..as we grow in Love and in unity with those who are loved by Christ,(that is all people), we become more and more capable of grasping something of the tremendous reality of Christ in the World, Christ in ourselves, and Christ in our fellow human beings.”

Feasts of the Week: Mon - St Benedict. Wed - St Henry. Thurs - St. Camillus. He began life as a soldier and while still a soldier he was converted at the age of 25. He was guided by another saint, St Philip Neri and eventually Camillus became a priest and worked for the sick with two of his companions. He spent the rest of his life caring for the sick. He is the patron saint of hospitals, nursing homes and the medical profession. Fri - St Swithin: “St Swithin's day if thou dost rain, for forty days it will remain. St Swithin's day if thou be fair, for forty days 'twill rain na mair.” St Swithin was a bishop. He was born in the kingdom of Wessex and educated in its capital, Winchester. Swithin died on 2 July 862. According to tradition, he had asked to be buried humbly. His grave was just outside the west door of the Old Minster, so that people would walk across it and rain fall on it in accordance with Swithin's wishes. On 15 July 971, though, his remains were dug up and moved to a shrine in the cathedral. The removal was accompanied by ferocious rain storms that lasted 40 days & 40 nights and are said to indicate the saint's displeasure at being moved. This is the origin of the legend that if it rains on St Swithin's Day it will continue for 40 more days.

Fri - is also the feast of St Bonaventure; he was a Franciscan theologian who lived in the 13th century. Sat – Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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.

 

Emerald Revellers, 20th Anniversary Gala Performance, Rainbow Centre, Glenfarne - Celebrating 20 years of fun and friendship with an outstanding exhibition of Irish music, song & dance  - Sat 16th July 2016 - Doors open 8.30pm . Admission €12 / £10 All welcome.

 

Boho to Kenya: 5k Run / Walk on Saturday 16th July. Starting / Finishing at Killyhommon P.S Boho. Fee £5 per person / £10 per family. Registration on day from 3pm.

 

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

Fiona Ferguson, Scotland

Gerard Donaghy, London   & Fintona

Cahal Laverty, Antrim

Josephine   (Fiona) McEvoy, Enniscorthy

Pat Sheerin, Derrygonnelly

Anniversaries

Sean & Margaret Reilly   & the Reilly Family, Kinawley

Gabriel Hassard, Killynure   Gardens, Enniskillen

Bernard & Colette Mc   Grath, Old Rossorry Crescent, Enniskillen

Bella Henderson, Hillview   Pk, Enniskillen

Noel Lynch, Emyvale

Charles Murphy, Drumgallon

Teresa Maguire, Boho

Pete Wedderburn, Belfast   (Month’s Mind)