26th March 2017



Sunday Collection:As always you were most generous last Sunday. It came to £2100 and the surplus is used to help defray the many costs of the Novena of Hope.                Today is the 4th Sunday in Lent. It is also Mother’s Day.

Novena Collection: We didn't have any collections during our Novena because our Novena is about prayer and hope and not money. The numbers attending all week were astounding. That is sufficient reward in itself. However I know you like to help defray the cost which will be around £12,000. There will be an opportunity at both the 12.30pm and 7.30pm Services tomorrow to make a contribution towards the running costs of the Novena. Whatever you can give will be gratefully received and if you cannot afford anything please don’t worry, your presence is the best contribution possible. Thanks to all who have already been so generous.

Thanks to all our guest speakers.   Each shared the special gifts God gave them and they shared them generously.

Today Fr Brian – 9am and Helena Connolly will speak at 10.30am & 12noon & 4pm today. Declan Coyle will speak at the closing Services tomorrow at 12.30pm and 7.30pm. Archdeacon Cecil Pringle & Canon Ian Ellis will join us at both services on Monday.    Thanks: We would like to thank all those who helped with the Novena. In particular we want to thank those who went to such lengths preparing and assisting at all the special services.

Thanks to the Priests. Thanks to all the priests who helped us at the Penitential Services and the Services for the Sick. Particular thanks to Frs Niall Martin, Gabriel Kelly, Jimmy Mc Philips, Raymond Donnelly, John Sexton, Larry Dawson, Ian Fee.

Our Passionist priests - Frs Ralph Eagan, Joe Kennedy, Gary Donegan and John Friel and all of our Community at The Graan

Carpark:Thanks to those who helped around the church in so many ways and indeed the ushers and car park attendants. To all the helpers, we appreciate your dedicated work.   It is a most difficult and sometimes thankless job. We appreciate how difficult it has been for our neighbours The Graan Abbey Nursing Home.

Thanks to Eamon Burns, Gerry Murphy, Conwell Contracts, Sean Mc Grade, Tom Mc Gowan, Tony Mc Clintock, The Love family, Edwin Reilly and all at Reillys of Enniskillen, the ladies who answered the post, singers, Ally & Marion, Lisa Mc Hugh, Matt Mc Grenaghan, John Farry, Sarah Cox, Jacqui, Clare, Louise, Paddy, and all the Graan Choir, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers, teachers and children who decorated the church magnificently and our Cleaning Groups. Thanks to all our friends in showbusiness who helped out too.

Days for the Sick:A big thank you tothe team of workers who as always did a superb job; To everyone who brought in food and helped in anyway; To Nursing Homes; to those who helped with buses especially Benny Mc Murray, Diamond Taxis, The Share Centre, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh Rural Transport and those who brought the sick by car.The days for the sick were absolutely magnificent. Special thanks to the pupils of St Fanchea’s, St Joseph’s & St Michael’s for their support. Anyone who took part in any way deserves great credit. It was a perfect example of young and old working for the good of the community.

Children Drawings: We sincerely thank our Graan Altar Servers, Willowbridge School, Holy Trinity, Enniskillen , St Patrick's, Derrygonnelly, Killyhommon, Boho, Enniskillen Integrated PS, Erne Integrated College, Mount Lourdes, Creevy National School, As well as many individual children and Action Mental Health "Warrior Women" exhibition.

Flowers: Well done to Nora Love, Mary Keenan & Mary Tapster for their beautiful displays of flowers and hard work all year.


Duty:Tomorrow from 1.30pm to 5pm - Arthur & Victor. Tues 2 – 5pm: Arthur. Wed: Victor. Thur – Arthur. Fri - Anthony.

Sat – Anthony. 1st & 2nd April: Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony 10.30am: Brian. 12 noon: Brian & 4pm – Arthur.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:Tomorrow from 2pm – 5pm. Friday – 10am – 5pm. Thanks to Paddy Hanley for his help.


Guild Mass Cards: We have a wide selection of cards for Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Novena of Hope, Get Well, Birthday, Easter, Special Occasion and Exam Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each. We value your support.


Blessing of Babies: We have arranged to have the Blessing of Babies on Monday 1st May at 11am Mass. Many parents have been asking about this special occasion. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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

Please come and visit our shop over the Novena period. It has been restocked with a wide range of Holy Communion and Confirmation cards, gifts etc, plus many more things. Bulletin: Feel free to take a bulletin home with you. They are free.

Recently   Deceased Anniversaries

Mary Coelho, Germany

Ryan Mc Bride, Derry

Martin Mc Guinness, Derry

Sarah (Dolly) Wilson, Donagh  

Baby Casey Cassidy,   Silverhill Manor, Enniskillen

Lillian Hanafin,   Ballymacelligott, Tralee

Veronica Miller, Lake   District

Patsy Lennon, Rossinver


Josie   Bergin, nee Mc Murray, England

Patsy   & Johnjoe Fox, Lismacanica, Mountnugent

Sean Poynton, Clones

Hugh Tracey, Boho

James Mc Carney, Tempo

Teresa O’Doherty, Belmore   St, Enniskillen

Tommy Mc Cusker, Fintona

Charlie & Elizabeth   Dolan, Aghyarn

Patrick Keown, Roscor

Eileen Mc Kenna, Fintona

Mary Mullin, Tattyreagh,   Omagh

Jimmy Mc Manus, Bellanaleck

Pappy Mc Connell,   Knockmore, Derrygonnelly

Jean Browne, Enniskillen

The Mc Ginn Family, Fintona

John Monaghan, Enniskillen

Phil & Kathleen Dooris,   Cornagrade Rd, Enniskillen

Sarah Clarke, Glengormley

Mary Jane Mc Nulty, Roscor

Mary & Paddy Feely,   Corry, Belleek

Philip Keown & Mc Keown   Family, Roscor, Belleek

Packie Corrigan, Arney