9th July 2017

Sunday Collection:Thank you for your continued generosity to us here at The Graan. The Collection came to £1732. There will be a Development Collection taken up after communion today.


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:Victor. Duty 2- 5pm Tuesday – Friday. Tuesday: Brian.

Wednesday: Victor; Thursday: Augustine; Friday: Anthony; Mass: Brian. Saturday: Anthony.

Masses 15th/16th July Vigil 6.30pm:Anthony; 10.30am:Brian; 12noon:Augustine; 4pm:Victor. All duties are subject to change.  


July’s Church Cleaning Group: Thanks as always to our dedicated Church Cleaning groups.

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: Today 9th July is the Feast of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Our Blessed Mother’s continual guiding presence marked the beginnings of the Passionist Congregation. Our tradition has it that she made known to our Holy Founder, St. Paul of the Cross, the mission God had assigned to him – that of founding the Passionists. Saint Charles arrived in Mount Argus on this day, 9th July 1857, 160 years ago. Tens of thousands of people have come to The Graan for our Novena in honour of Our Lady of Hope since our first one here in 1990. Tuesday 11th: St Benedict. The Rule for Religious which he devised has influenced countless men and women who live in community. He is known as the father of monasticism and is the patron of Europe. Friday 14th: St Camillus - He spent his life caring for the sick. He is Patron of hospitals, nurses and the sick. Saturday 15th: St Bonaventure. He was a Franciscan theologian who lived in the 13th century. Saturday is also feast of St Swithin

St Swithin's day if thou dost rain, for forty days it will remain. St Swithin's day if thou be fair, for forty days 'twill rain na mair.” Saint Swithin was a bishop. He was born in the kingdom of Wessex and educated in its capital, Winchester. He was famous for charitable gifts and building churches. Only one miracle is attributed to Swithin while he was alive. Swithin died on 2 July 862. According to tradition, he had asked to be buried humbly. His grave was just outside the west door of the Old Minster, so that people would walk across it and rain fall on it in accordance with Swithin's wishes. On 15 July 971, though, Swithin's remains were dug up and moved to a shrine in the cathedral. The removal was accompanied by ferocious rain storms that lasted 40 days and 40 nights and are said to indicate the saint's displeasure at being moved. This is the origin of the legend that if it rains on Saint Swithin's feast day, the rain will continue for 40 more days.


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

Fundraiser for Botha Parish:towards our Parish Restoration Fund go towards our Parish Restoration FundOn Sunday 16th July, Eamonn Greene will embark on a week’s long adventure to live on an unoccupied island on Lower Lough Erne. All funds donated will go towards the ongoing renovation fund.

Benjamin Franklin said: ‘Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.’ Taken from: And Catch the Heart Off Guard by Fr Brian; available at the shop here at The Graan.)

go towards our Parish Restoration Fund. You can donate by logging on to Botha Parish Website and using the Paypal facility, or by donating directly to Eamonn himself, or to the other opportunities ahead.

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

Tony Drumm, Enniskillen

Elizabeth Gilligan, Garrison

Eddie McGurn, Teemore

Gerry McGranaghan, Fintona

Michael Joe O’Brien, Garrison

Brendan (Brian) Shannon,   Coventry & Derrylin

Fanchea McManus, Drumkeen,   Enniskillen

Brigid Slevin, Cavanacross

Patrick,   Teresa & Gabriel Brannigan, Tempo

Margaret   & Terence Duffy, Derrygonnelly

Jimmy   Carters, Enniskillen & Donnelly family, Fintona

Michael   Farrell, Derrygonnelly

Cassie   Cox, Doagh, Derrygonnelly

James   & Sarah-Ann Howe, Caldrum, Derrygonnelly

McTeggart   families, Tullycreevy, Monea

Teresa   Maguire, Boho

Denis   & Mary Maguire

Mary   Keogh, Kiltormer, Co Galway

Marie   McGuigan, Omagh

Bella   Henderson, Enniskillen

Anna   Mullan, Omagh