THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

2nd July 2017

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1601; the Development Collection came to £642. Thank you for your kind contributions as always. There will be a Development Collection taken up next Sunday (9th)

 

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.

 

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

 

DUTY: Monday: No Duty; Mass @ 8pm: Brian. Duty 2- 5pm Tuesday – Friday. Tuesday: Augustine.

Wednesday: Fr Niall Martin; Mass: Brian; Thursday: Victor; Mass: Brian; Friday: Anthony; Saturday: Anthony.

Masses 8th & 9th July Vigil 6.30pm: Anthony; 10.30am: Brian; 12noon: Brian; 4pm: Augustine. All duties are subject to change.  

 

July’s Church Cleaning Group: Will meet on Wednesday next 5th July at 8.30PM. (M Shannon, C Keenan, N Flanagan, M Whitely, P Mc Gullion, A Maguire, C Magee, M & M Leonard & D & D D’Arcy).

 

JULY READERS AND MINISTERS: It’s important during the summer 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.

 

Feasts of the Week: Monday: St Thomas the Apostle. He preached the Gospel in India where he was martyred. The faith that led him to ask Christ about the wounds he carried, also inspired him to go to the furthest places on earth to preach Christ. Tuesday: St Elizabeth of Portugal. Wednesday: St Anthony Zaccaria. Thursday 6th: St Maria Goretti. Her shrine is in our church. Maria Goretti was born near Ancona in Italy in 1890. Her parents were poor farm workers and her father died while she was still a child. When Maria was 12, an 18 year old neighbour, Alessandro, began to make advances towards her which she rebuffed. On the 5th July 1902 he arranged that they should be alone in their house and he assaulted her, threatening death if she did not give in. She chose death and in his rage Alessandro stabbed her several times. She died the following day having forgiven him. Alessandro was sentenced to 30 years in prison but by 1910 he was a changed man and spent the rest of his life working in a monastery garden. Both he and Maria’s family, including her mother, lived to see her canonised in 1950 by Pope Pius XII for her defence of Christian virtue.

Botha to Kenya 5K Run/Walk. Sat 15th July at 4PM. Starting & finishing Killyhommon PS Boho. Registration £5 from 3PM on day of race.

 

Valuables in your Car: Please do not leave any valuables in your cars at any time at The Graan as it merely encourages criminals.

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

Bulletin: Please take a bulletin home with you. They are free.

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

Brian Kettles, Enniskillen

Pauric McPartland, Manorhamilton

Eamon Nugent, Armagh

Teresa Campbell, Tempo

Carmel McCarney, Trillick

Neil Jones, London & Derrygonnelly

Shortt   & Rogers families, Kiltyclogher, Tipperary, London, Derrygonnelly &   Enniskillen; Gilligan, O’Dare, Connolly families & Thomas Daly,   Rossinver, Birmingham & Scotland

Vincent   & Paul Leonard, Boho

Willie   & Aggie Jones & Jones family & James & Margaret Dundas &   family, Derrygonnelly

Tess   McDonnell, Dromore

Patrick   Gormley, Roscor, Belleek

Margaret   & Patrick McDonnell, Down St, Ekn

Thomas   & Sarah Maguire, Garvary

William   Masterson, Derrygonnelly

James   Masterson, Derrygonnelly

Maguire   family, Cashel