4th March 2018 (Novena of Hope)


Sunday Collection: The Collection last Sunday came to £1330. The Development Collection came to £560.

Thanks as always for your generosity.

Novena of Hope:The Novena begins today. You’ll get all the information on the Novena leaflet available in all porches today Please take one with you and keep it safe for the week. The Novena is open to everyone, no matter what age or religion. Everyone is welcome. A special word of welcome to people who may be struggling with their faith in trying times.


Vigil Mass (3rd) @ (6.30pm) & Sun 4th @ 9am, 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm with Fr Charles.

Mon 5th – Patricia Coyle @ 12.30pm & 7.30pm

Tues 6th -  Fr Paul Farren @ 12.30pm & 7.30pm.

Wed 7th - Bishop Trevor Williams @ 11am & 7.30pm.

Thurs 8th – Anne Loughman @ 12.30pm & 7.30pm.

Friday 9th – Rev Mr John Taaffe @ 12.30pm & 7.30pm.

Sat 10th  - Fr Charles Cross @ 11am & Antony Connolly 6.30pm.

Sun11th  - Antony Connolly @ 9am, 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.

Mon 12th Fr Charles @ 12.30pm & Jarlath Burns @ 7.30pm.

Days for the Sick: Are on Wednesday 7th and Saturday 10th March at 2.30pm.

Novena Petitions: Please place you petitions in our Petition Box which is on the altar.

Children Drawings: As you can see there are many children’s drawings with the theme of hope all around the church. Thanks to the children and their teachers for preparing such beautiful artwork.

Car Park: Thanks to all those who have volunteered to help in the car parks. There are men and women working hard in the car park each day. Please make sure to co-operate with their instructions. Let me remind you that it is a one-way system. You will cause chaos, if you try to break that one-way system. Please obey the stewards.      

Duty:There will be a priest available each day of the Novena from 1.30pm to 5pm.

Valuables in your Car: Please do not leave any valuables in your cars during any services here at The Graan. Be especially vigilant not to leave handbags, keys or phones visible.

March Church Cleaning Group. Thanks to March’s cleaning group for meeting a week early to clean the church for the Novena. We appreciate all their hard work.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:During this week of the Novenathere will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the success of the Novena from 2pm – 5pm on Mon 5th ,Tues 6th, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th and Monday 12th March.   Everyone welcome.


Guild Mass Cards: We have a new selection of cards for Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, You Are In My Thoughts and Prayers, Thinking of You at This Time, Birthday, Thank You, Exam Mass Bouquets & Novena of Hope @ £2 / €2.50 each.


Vocation Weekend inPassionist HouseCrossgar, Co Down from March 16th, 17th & 18th. If interested please contact. Fr Victor.


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 Wadell, Tempo

Myles Bartley, Arney

Bridget O’Connor, Graan   Abbey & Belleek

Mary Byrne, Drumkeeran   & Florida



The Mc Cusker & Mc   Aloon Families, Coolcran, Tempo

Hugh Mc Cormac, Enniskillen

Caoimhe Gault, Ashdale,   Enniskillen

Josephine Murphy, Carlow

Joseph Laverty, Randalstown

Angela Mc Mordie, Antrim

Christina Pratt, nee O   Brien, Essex, formerly Ballymote

Mary Rose & James Foy,   Tempo

Paddy & Mary Feely,   Corry, Belleek

Phonise Maguire, Glenwood   Gardens, Enniskillen

Gerry Maguire, Tullycreevy,   Monea