11th December 2016

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1840. Thank you for your generous contributions as always.

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


Today is the Third Sunday in Advent. Rejoicing and gladness are the key themes of Mass this Sunday as we light the rose coloured Advent candle and draw nearer to the celebration of Christ’s birth.


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.


Graan Calendar 2017:Please take a Graan Calendar home with you today. They are free of charge.

Confession Time for Christmas: Please take note of these times and plan ahead to make sure you make your peace with God for Christmas. Tomorrow Mon 12th to Sat 17th Confession 2pm – 5pm.

There will be no Confessions on Sunday 18th.

From Mon 19th - Fri 23rd confessions 2pm – 5pm & Christmas Eve confessions will be heard from 1pm – 5pm. Please come early.


Christmas Carol Service with Caritas: Takes place here in The Graan Church Friday next 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.


St Michael’s Scout Band will play at the 4pm Mass next Sunday 18th. They will also play at the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (Dec 24th) beginning with carols at 7.30pm in preparation for the blessing of the crib @ 7.50pm and Mass @ 8pm. Christmas Day Masses will be at 9am. 10.30am, 12noon.

There will not be a Mass at 4pm on Christmas Day.


Church Cleaning Group: Thanks to December’s Cleaning Group and indeed to all our dedicated teams for their continued hard work in 2016. This is a good time to thank all who help us in so many different ministries. We are so grateful to you all. We always encourage new members. Thanks to our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, singers, collectors, flower arrangers, gardener, window cleaner and fundraisers. If anyone would like to become a Reader or Eucharistic Minister please leave your name, address and phone number at reception as soon as possible.


Friday’s Exposition: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament continues each Friday until 23rd December. There will not be Exposition on Friday 30th Dec or on Friday 6th January. Exposition resumes on Friday 13th January 2017.  


St Michael’s Collegeare holding a carol service in St Michael’s Church, Enniskillen on Thursday 15th December at 8pm.


Christmas Prayer: Lord, bless us with childhood faith this Christmas. May we recognise you, our God, as a little child born in humble circumstances; and may we be as excited this Christmas as we were when we were children in pyjamas, unable to sleep, and bursting with joy. Give us the spirit of Christmas which is peace; the heart of Christmas which is love; and may our families have gladness and hope in abundance. May we, deep in our souls, jump up in the air, whirl round and bury our heads in a cushion, because the baby is God, our Saviour.


The Shop:You are invited to visit our shop. There are a wonderful selection of cribs on display as well as candles, cards and suitable gifts for Christmas. Opening times from Monday to Friday –9.30am – 8.30pm. Sat – 9.30am – 7pm and Sun - 9.30am – 5pm.    

Recently Deceased  

Noel Gallagher, Garrison & Omagh

Tom Mc Farland,Graan Abbey N.H & Lisnaskea

Claire Smyth, The Grange, Armagh

Joe Carlton, Ashwoods, Enniskillen

Thomas Mulligan, Enniskillen  

Maureen Boyle,   Newtownstewart

Vincent Haren, London,   Drumbeggan, Derrygonnelly

Maureen Mc Grath, nee Burns,   Magherafelt formerly Aughoo, Belcoo

Mary & Sean Mc Cusker, Drumcor   Hill, Enniskillen

John & Ellie Barrett,   Straglongford, Trillick

Kathleen & Patrick   Higgins, Mullylogan, Enniskillen

Michael O’Dolan, Ashwoods,   Enniskillen

Sarah Carters, Tempo

Eliz Mc Cormac, Tempo

Anthony Curran, Enniskillen

Mary Toorish & the Toorish   family & the Gormerly & the Eves Families Ederney, Strabane &   Belleek

Sean Nugent, New Street,   Ederney

Francie Mc Gowan, Drumcose

Charles, Mary & Jack Mc   Taggart, Garden Hill, Drummee

Richard Jones, Drumbegger,   Derrygonnelly