11th March 2018 (Novena of Hope)

Mother’s Day: Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere.


Sunday Collection: The Collection last Sunday came to £1558 and the surplus is used to help defray the many costs of the Novena of Hope.    Thanks as always for your generosity.


Novena Collection: We didn't have any collections during our Novena because our Novena is about prayer and hope and not money. However I know you like to help defray the cost which will be around £10,000. 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 Antony Connelly – will speak at 9am, 10.30am & 12noon & 4pm today. Fr Charles will speak at the closing Services tomorrow at 12.30pm and Jarlath Burns will speak 7.30pm.

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 Seamus Quinn, Brendan Shannon, Gabriel Kelly, Jimmy Mc Philips, John Sexton, Larry Dawson, Brendan Gallagher, John Cusack, Kevin Duffy & Mgr Peter O Reilly. Our Passionist priests - Frs Ralph Eagan, Joe Kennedy, Eugene Mc Carthy, Justinian Mc Gread and Terence Mc Guckin and our own Graan Community.

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, Tom Mc Gowan, Tony Mc Clintock, Edwin Reilly and all at Reillys of Enniskillen, Seamus Lilly, Monica & Cariesa for answering the post, singers, Ally & Marion, Jacqui, Sr Marie, Louise, Paddy, and all the Graan Choir, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers, teachers and children who decorated the church magnificently and our Cleaning Groups.

Days for the Sick: A big thank you to the 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. A special word of thanks to Eamon at Beechvale Natural Water for donating the bottled water.

Children Drawings: We sincerely thank Holy Trinity, Enniskillen , Killyhommon, Boho, Mount Lourdes, Erne Integrated College and Creevy National School and all the individuals drawings too.

Flowers: Well done to Nora Love and the two Mary Keenans for their beautiful displays of flowers.


St Patrick’s Day: Masses for St Patrick’s Day are 8pm Vigil on Friday 16th and 10.30am and 12 noon on Saturday 17th.   There will be the usual Vigil Mass @ 6.30pm on Saturday 17th March.

St Patrick's Day Parade and Fun Day returns to Enniskillen on Saturday 17 March! The streets of our county town will be transformed with colour and fun as this year’s theme is ‘Pages Thru the Ages’

The fun starts at the Broadmeadow with a free family fun day and a host of live entertainment acts starting at 1.30pm. Enjoy a range of free activities including bouncy castles, face painting and wandering mascots. Enjoy free tasty treats with chocolate fountains, green candy floss and Lilley's famous themed gelato all on offer.

As well as trad music  acts, Downtown Country will also be at the Broadmeadow playing music, games and doing giveaways with the crowd. A popular Downtown Country presenter will also be along to host the activity and Downtown Country ‘street team’ will be on hand to take photos, interact with the crowd and hand out promotional merchandise.

For those wishing to grab a prime viewing position there will be live music, pre parade on the Diamond in Enniskillen town centre, by Full Moon Fever from 1.30pm as well as walkabout characters to keep you entertained (We are hoping to broadcast audio coverage of the Rugby).

St Patrick leads the parade at 3.30pm and features this year a processional sculpture, floats, vintage vehicles, acrobatics, live music and more.

Brought to by a small team of volunteers for the 8th year, the full range of participants, activities and fringe events for the 2018 festival, please visit


Friends of the Cancer Centre: The Fermanagh Fundraising Group are having a “Fun” Bingo with great prizes and Tuesday 13th March. Doors open at 7.30 in the Enniskillen Golf Club, Castlecoole Rd, Enniskillen. All 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 .


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

The Shop: 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. Bulletin: Feel free to take a bulletin home with you. They are free.


Recently   Deceased Anniversaries

Nancy Mc Donald, Graan   Abbey NH & Irvinestown

Arthur Mc Veigh, Gorteen

Sally Doherty, Letterkenny   (Fr Oswald’s sister)

Mrs Guette, Germany

Mary Kate Gallagher, Belcoo

Margaret Toal, nee   Gallagher, Kent formerly Belcoo

Eileen Crudden,   Magheraveeley

Vincent Rooney, Roslea

Mary Mc Dermott, Dromore

Michael Taylor, Stranlora,   Co Donegal

James & Mary Rose Foy,   Tempo

Gerry Treacy, Boho

Mary Mc Murray, Leamore, Letterbreen  

Agnes Hegarty, Omagh

James & Mary Mc Shea,   Cavanacarragh

Ann Clarke, Belfast

Anna Lilly, Cappog, Sligo   Rd, Enniskillen

Teresa Hegarty, Letterbreen  

John Paul & Ellen   Reilly, Dungannon

Gerald Eves Pettigo

Patrick, Margaret Mc Govern   & Mc Govern Family, Clogher