THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

27th November 2016

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1865. Thank you for your kind contributions as always.

There will be a Development Collection taken up after communion today.

 

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. As you can see we have our Advent wreath on the sanctuary and a simple Jesse tree. The symbol of the Jesse Tree traces the roots of Jesus’ people from creation to his birth. “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of its roots.” (Isaiah). Each character on this ‘family tree’ of Jesus is represented by a symbol which recalls a Bible story about that person. An additional group of people will be added each Sunday during Advent, with the symbol of Jesus to be placed at the top on Christmas Day. The tree invites us to remember the real meaning of Christmas.   It’s time to prepare for the coming of Christ among us in this Christmas season.

 

The Graan Draw Winners: 1st Prize – Shannon Mulligan, Corraghey Rd, Roslea. 2nd Prize £1000 – J Mc Conway, Old Rossorry Rd, Enniskillen. The following ten people won £200 – F Given, Fintona. B Mc Closkey, Feeny, Derry. J White, Dundalk.

L Donnelly, nee Dolan, Belcoo, V Swift, Derrygonnelly. M Sherry, Magheraveely. B Mc Clave, Brookeborough. M Mc Veigh, Sligo Rd. Enniskillen. C Mc Caul, Castleblaney. J Mc Gurn, Derrygonnelly.

Sellers of winning tickets each receive £50. A Mulligan, J Mc Conway, P Magee, S Cassidy, B White, N Mc Grath, M Greene,

M Sherry, B Mc Clave, J Walsh, H Mc Mahon, J Mc Gurn.

 

Dinner Dance:The Dinner Dance thankfully was a marvellous success. Thanks to everyone who supported us and particularly to those who helped with its organisation, donated Raffle and Spot prizes and bought tickets. It was a total cross-community effort. You were magnificent and we cannot thank you enough in these difficult times. Thanks to Dessie Dolan @ Lochside, Enniskillen for the superb service they gave us. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets in Lisnaskea, Belcoo, The Diamond, Enniskillen, Lilleys Centra, Joe Mahon, Irvinestown, Dunnes Stores & TESCO for all their help with the Draw. Sincere thanks to all who helped in any way with the Draw & Dinner Dance. All your efforts are deeply appreciated and your generosity is your greatest virtue. God reward you all.

 

Christmas Mass Bouquets: We have a wide selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each. Enrolling your family and friends on our daily Mass Guild makes a special Christmas gift.

 

Friday is the First Friday: Confessions from 2pm – 5pm Tues to Fri. Exposition from 10am – 5pm. Sat 5pm – 6pm.

Priests available: Tues - Fri 2pm – 5pm.Mon – Mass @ 8pm – Arthur. Tues: Brian.    Wed: Victor   Thurs: Arthur

Fri: Arthur / Victor. Mass: Victor. Sat (5 - 6): Arthur. Masses 3rd & 4th Dec : Vigil 6.30pm: Arthur. 10.30am: Brian. 12noon: Brian.

4pm: Victor. (Celebrants may change as circumstances dictate).

 

Christmas Carol Service with Caritas: Takes place here in The Graan Church on Friday 16th December @ 7pm. Donations on the night go to The Ellie Nicholl Retreat - the respite for bereaved parents set up by Ellie's family after her short life.There will be no evening Mass @ 8pm on December 16th.

 

READERS AND MINISTERS:It’s important 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.

 

Medjugorje Pilgrimage Wed 14th - 21st June 2017, €619.00 Departing From Dublin, Note €100.00 Deposit Secures €619.00 before the 1st February 2017, After the 1st February Price Of €669.00 Contact Dermot Or Jennifer On 02866342683 Or Mobile 07926747169.

 

The Shop:You are invited to visit our shop. Our shop has been completely restocked for Christmas. There is a wonderful selection of cribs on display as well as candles, cards and suitable gifts for Christmas.

The Shop is open from Monday to Friday –9.30am – 8.30pm. Sat – 9.30am – 7pm and Sun - 9.30am – 5pm.      

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

Eileen Foy, Dungannon

Kathleen Murray, Derrylin

Mary Conway, Belcoo

Winnie Nolan, Enniskillen

Oliver Jones, Enniskillen

Sr Josephine Sherry, Covent of Mercy, Enniskillen

P C Falconer, Tamlaght

Rita Maguire, Graan Abbey NH & Derrygonnelly

Mary & Thomas Mc Manus, Boho

John & Kathleen Mc Cahery, Mulrod, Tamlaght

St Margaret Mc Govern, South Africa, formerly Tempo

Vera Mc Gurran, Carrigan Pk, Enniskillen

Mairead Treanor, Lislop, Omagh

Joe & Molly Duffy, Monea

Mary Jean Bannon, Ferney Rise, Enniskillen

Leo, Debbie & Michael Gordon, Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Uaneen   Fitzsimmons, Ardglass, Co Down