17th December 2017

Sunday Collection: The Collection came to £1420. The Development Collection came to £515. Thank you for your generous contributions as always.


Today is the third Sunday of 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.


St Michael’s Scout Bandwill play at the 4pm Mass today Sunday. They will be having a porch door collection at the 10.30am, 12noon and & 4pm.

They will 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 be no Christmas Day Mass at 4pm.


Advent Season: The Advent Season continues with Fr Charles giving the last talk and discussion on the characters in the Advent story on Tuesday 19th at 8.30 in the Prayer Room. Everyone welcome.


Christmas Mass Bouquets: We have a wide selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each.


Graan Calendar 2018: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 From Mon 18th - Fri 22nd confessions 2pm – 5pm.

Saturday 23rd confessions will be heard from 1pm – 6pm. Please come early.

There will be no Confessions on Christmas Eve (Sunday). Masses are at 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.

The church will close at 5.15pm on Christmas Eve in preparation for the Vigil Mass. It will reopen at 7pm.


Fr Brian D’Arcy’s new book ‘Gold Collection’ is on sale at reception. It costs £12.


Remembering the Dead at Christmas:We have had so many requests to pray for deceased family members and 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.


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 2017. We pray that we will have peace and happiness in our lives this Christmas and New Year.


St Patrick’s P.S. Carol Service - Monday 18th December 2017 St Patrick’s Church Derrygonnelly.


Friday’s Exposition: Continues next Friday 22nd from 2pm – 5pm. There will not be Exposition on Friday 29th Dec. Exposition resumes on Friday 5th January 2018 on St Charles of Mount Argus feast day.  


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

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

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

Pat Mulvanna nee Mc Govern,   Doagh, Derrygonnelly

Jimmy Creighan, Brookeborough

Mary Catherine Fee,   Brookeborough

Bridie Mc Enhill, Gortmore Pk,   Omagh

Eddie Flynn, Manchester formerly   Waterford

Mary Reilly, Derrin Rd, Enniskillen


Mary & Sean Mc Cusker,   Drumcor Hill, Enniskillen

Patrick & Teresa Mc Caffrey,   Enniskillen

Paddy Farmer, Scaffog,   Enniskillen

Richard Jones, Drumbeggar,   Derrygonnelly

Maureen Mc Donald, Derry

Phyllis Witers, Steeple Rd, Antrim

Katie & Hugh Fay, Belturbet

Seamus Mc Cabe, Newtownbutler

Terence Mc Gowan, Omagh

Harry & Bridget Close,   Bangor

Hugh Maguire, Boho

Gabriel Moohan, Drumlyon

Eamon & Noreen Donnelly,   Lisbellaw