16th December 2018

Sunday Collection: The collection last Sunday came to £1615. The Development Collection came to £610. Thank you for your generosity as always. There will be a Development Collection take up next Sunday 23rd.


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 also 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.


The Shop: We have a great selection of cribs, candles and suitable gifts for Christmas, as well as Christmas Mass Bouquets. They will make ideal gifts for friends and family.

There is also a selection of CDs for sale from Ally & Marion, Jacqui Bannon, Paddy Shannon and Louise Irvine’s new CD is also available at our shop.


Confession Times for Christmas: Please take a bulletin home with you for a full list of confessions and Mass times.

Tomorrow Mon 17th   until Fri 21st confessions 2pm – 5pm.

Saturday 22nd confessions from 2pm – 6pm. Please come early.

There will be no Confessions on Sunday 23rd. Masses are at 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.

Monday 24th (Christmas Eve) Confessions – 1pm – 5pm.

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


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 at the front of the altar.


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 2018. We pray that we will have peace and happiness in our lives this Christmas and New Year.

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


Friday’s Exposition: Continues next Friday 21st from 2pm – 5pm. There will not be Exposition on Friday 28th Dec. Exposition resumes on Friday 4th January 2019.


Give a Gift of Hope and Healing this ChristmasVouchers are now available for The Hope, Health & Healing Well-Being Day – Saturday 5th of January 2019, SW College Skills Centre, Enniskillen -  Inspiring Speakers share their life stories, Vouchers are only £15 for information contact 028 66 500750.  All proceeds from the event are being donated to The Aisling Centre counselling service. The Vouchers are on sale at our shop.


Recently   Deceased


Kathleen Mc Govern. Enniskillen

Maura Curran, Graan Abbey NH   & Westbridge House

Michael Mc Manus, Graan Abbey NH   & Derrylin

Elizabeth Maguire, Graan Abbey   N.H, Ederney

Claire Curry, Derrylin



Mary & Sean Mc Cusker,   Drumcor Hill, Enniskillen

Michael O’ Dolan, Ashwoods,   Enniskillen

Niall Mc Manus, Sligo Rd,   Enniskillen

Rose & Phil Maguire,   Rossnarick Close, Derrygonnelly

Richard Jones, Hillgrove,   Drumbeggar

Frank Garrity, Trillick &   Dromore

Terence Mc Gowan, Omagh

Eamon & Noreen Donnelly, Lisbellaw

Simon & Eileen Rafferty,   Newtownbutler

Katie & Hugh Fay, Belturbet

Seamus Mc Cabe, Newtownbutler