18th December 2016

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1850. The Development collection came to £617.

Thank you for your generous contributions as always.

Christmas Day Collection: There will be a special collection for the Community’s work here at The Graan.


Happy Christmas-: For those who can’t be with us on Christmas Day we wish you every blessing in this Holy Season. Thank you for all your support during 2016. We pray that we will have peace and happiness in our lives and in our families this Christmas and New Year.


Today is the fourth Sunday in Advent.The growing light of our Advent wreath reminds us that the light comes into the world to banish the darkness and so we gather in hope and anticipation of Christ’s imminent coming.


Christmas Mass Bouquets: We still have a 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.

Confessions: Tomorrow Mon 19th - Fri 23rd confessions 2pm – 5pm & Christmas Eve confessions will be heard from 1pm – 5pm. Please come early in the week to ease the burden. The church will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve in preparation for the Vigil Mass. It will reopen at 7pm.


Thanks to Caritas for their inspirational Christmas Carol Service on Friday night last. Well done to Helen and the Caritas Choir. Thank you for your generous response to the Ellie Nicholl Retreat Fund.


St Michael’s Scout Band will play today at 4pm Mass. 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.


Remembering the Dead at Christmas: We have had so many requests to pray for deceased family members that already there are two full pages of names. Obviously we are unable to include the names individually on our Christmas Day bulletin this year. Instead we will record all the names and place them beside the Christmas Family Tree (Ie: the Jesse Tree). They will be prayed for at all our Christmas Masses as usual. We have also enrolled each and every one of them on our Passionist Mass Guild to be prayed for at daily Mass throughout the year. Please continue to submit the names of your loved ones. They are placed in a special petition box beside the Jesse Tree.


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.  


Post Christmas Arrangements: St Stephen’s Day (Mon) until Fri 30th Mass at 11am. No evening Mass. The shop will be open until 12noon. Saturday 31st (New Year’s Eve) – Mass @ 6.30pm. The shop will be open all day.

New Year’s Day – 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.        Confessions will resume on Tues 3rd Jan 2017 from 2pm – 5pm


The Shop:You are invited to visit our shop. There is still time to pick up last minute gifts suitable for Christmas.

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  

Susanna Magee, Monea

Marge Kinsella, Wexford

Kieran Murray, Athleague, Co   Roscommon

Elizabeth Duffy, Irvinestown  

Bridget Close, nee Maguire, Cashel   & Bangor

Jimmy Mc Gillen, Belcoo

Hugh West, Ballybay, &   Eddie Christie, Rathmoylan

Teresa & Patrick Mc   Caffrey, Enniskillen

Paddy Farmer, Scaffog,   Enniskillen

Kieran Mc Aree, Emyvale

Eugene Mc Hugh, Skea, Arney

Vincent Curran,   Knockmacmanus, Brookeborough

Agnes & Benny Magee,   Magheranageeragh, Springfield

The Corrigan family,   Gortermoan & London

Brendan Corrigan, Blacklion

Katie & Hugh Foy,   Belturbet

Seamus Mc Cabe, Clogher   & Newtownbutler

Alice & Frank Harkin,   Enniskillen