THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

2nd December 2018

Sunday Collection: The collection last Sunday came to £1615. The Development came to £560. Thank you for your generosity as always. There will be a Development Collection take up next Sunday 9th December.

 

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Our Advent wreath is on the sanctuary with a simple Jesse tree. The symbol of the Jesse Tree traces the roots of Jesus’ people from creation to his birth. “There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of its roots.” (Isaiah). Each character on this ‘family tree’ of Jesus is represented by a symbol which recalls a Bible story about that person. An additional group of people will be added each Sunday during Advent, with the symbol of Jesus to be placed at the top on Christmas Day. The tree invites us to remember the real meaning of Christmas.   It’s time to prepare for the coming of Christ among us in this Christmas season.

 

The Advent Wreath is circular to express the circle of life, beginning with God as creator and ending with God as our final destiny. The circle also represents Christ who came in the past, comes every day through grace, and will come again in final glory. Evergreen leaves show the unfailing love of God and our constant hope. The four outer candles are for the weeks of preparation before lighting the white candle at the centre for the birth of the Saviour.

 

Friday is the First Friday. Mass is at 8pm. Confessions from 2pm – 5pm Tues to Fri.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is from 10am – 5pm.

 

Saturday is a Holyday of Obligation: The Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception are at the Vigil on Friday at 8pm – Arthur.Saturday (8Th) at 10.30am – Charles and 12noon – Arthur.          

 

DUTY & Confessions: Monday (No Duty) Mass @ 8pm – Augustine. Tues to Fri - Duty 2pm – 5pm.   Tues: Victor. Wed: Charles. Thurs – Arthur. Fri - Anthony. Sat (Holy Day) (5-6pm) – Anthony.

 

Christmas Mass Bouquets: We have a new selection of Christmas Mass Bouquets. Enrolling your family and friends on our daily Mass Guild makes a special Christmas gift. As well as Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Thinking of You, You Are in My Thoughts and many more.

 

HEALING PRAYER with anointing with Blessed oil and blessing with Relics of St Charles and Padre Pio on Thursday 6th November @ 8.30pm in the Prayer Room at The Graan Monastery. Everyone is welcome.

 

2019 Graan Calendar: Is available free of charge at the Graan shop today. Please take one home with you.

 

Church Cleaning Group: December’s cleaning group will meet on Wednesday 5th next at 8.30pm. E Burns,

J & M Connolly, M Bonner, C Kelly, M & A Molloy, D Masterson, A Kirkup, Brenda Pye & A O Neill.

 

Cancer Focus NI: An Evening of Floral Demonstration, The Magic of Christmas takes place in the Cathedral Hall, Halls Lane, Enniskillen on Wednesday 5th December @ 7.30pm. Contact Barbara for tickets on 07788192858 or 07436039755.

 

The Shop: Our shop has restocked for Christmas. There is a wonderful selection of cribs on display as well as candles, cards and suitable gifts for Christmas.    

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

 

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

May Mc Dermott, Lisnaskea

Elizabeth Thompson, Hagardstown,  Dundalk

Philomena Cullen, Glenfarne, Co  Leitrim

Bridget Keenan, Trillick

Jacinta Haughey, Greencastle   & Dublin

Tommy Mc Brien, Castlewellan   formerly Bellanaleck

Anniversaries

John & Ellie Barrett,   Stralongford, Trillick

Kathleen & Patrick Higgins,   Mullylogan

Tom Mc Farland, Enniskillen   & The Foley Family, Omagh

Margaret Hoy, Drumbawn Close,   Enniskillen

Anthony Carr, Derrygonnelly

James Kerrigan, Enniskillen   & Mullaghdun & The Kerrigan & Carrigan Families, Mullaghdun,   Mullygashel & Enniskillen

Joan Mc Loughlin, Cavanaleck,   Enniskillen

Charles & Patrick Timoney,   Druminiskill, Macken

James Smyth, Derrygore Terrace,   Enniskillen