23rd December 2018

Sunday Collection: The collection last Sunday came to £1705. Thank you for your generosity as always.

We will have one collection today.

Christmas Collection:There will be a special collection for the Community’s work here at The Graan.


Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent.The growing light of our Advent wreath reminds us that the light comes into the world to banish the darkness and so we gather in hope and anticipation of Christ’s imminent coming.


Confession Times: There will be no Confessions today Sunday.

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.

The Vigil is at 8pm. St Michael’s Scout band will be here and we begin 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: There are still a few cribs, candles, Christmas cards 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.


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 Eve 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.


Post-Christmas Arrangements: St Stephen’s Day (Wednesday) until Fri 28th Mass at 11am.

There will be no evening Mass. The shop will be open until 12noon each day.

Saturday 29th Mass @ 6.30pm. The shop will be open from 9.30am – 7.30pm.

Sunday 30th – Masses @ 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm. The shop will be open 9.30am – 7.30pm.

New Year’s Eve (Monday) – Mass @ 11am only. The shop will be open until 12noon.

New Year’s Day (Tuesday) - Mass @ 11am. The shop will be open until 12noon.

Confessions will resume on Wed 2nd Jan 2019 from 2pm – 5pm . The shop will open at 9.30am - 8.30pm.


Friday’s Exposition: There will be no Exposition on Friday 28th Dec. Exposition resumes on Friday 4th January 2019.


Keep free Friday 4th January for a Fermanagh Fleadh Fundraising Extravaganza Concert  - in the Killyhevlin hotel, Enniskillen. Artistes will include The Tumbling Paddies, Darren Breslin, The Mc Keaney sisters, Fermanagh All Ireland winners and much more. Tickets 10stg available from hotel reception or pay on the door on the night - opens at 7pm for 8pm start.


Give a Gift of Hope and Healing this ChristmasThe Hope, Health & Healing Well-Being Day is on Saturday 5th of January, 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. They are on sale here at the shop.

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

Kate Maguire, Fintona

Teddy Henderson, Millcroft NH

           &   Loughview Drive, Enniskillen



Paddy Farmer, Scaffog,   Enniskillen

Patrick & Teresa Mc Caffrey,   Enniskillen

Stephen Magee, Drumclay Link,   Enniskillen

Shane Gallagher, Boho

Eddie Mc Caffrey, Mullnaskea

Dan Morris, Bellanaleck

Euan Watson, Springfield

May Maguire, Moyletra Gardens,   Enniskillen

Christopher Masterson,   Cornagrade Rd, Enniskillen

John & Catherine Mc Gullion,   Derrygonnelly

Maureen Mc Donald, Derry

The Corrigan Family,   Gortermolan, London & Blacklion

Lorcan Mc Guckin, Lurgan

Hugh, Annie & James Gilgunn,   Belcoo

John & Margaret Presley,   Market St, Enniskillen