THE GRAAN WEEKLY BULLETIN

27th January 2019

Sunday Collection: The collection came to £1655. Thank you for your continued generosity to The Graan. There will be a Development Collection taken up after Communion today.

 

Today is 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Christ is really present in His Word. Every time the Gospel is read in church it is Jesus Christ who speaks to us. (Vatican 11)

 

Friday is the First Friday of the month. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10am until 5pm.

Confessions Tuesday to Friday 2- 5pm. Saturday 5pm – 6pm.

 

Friday is St Brigid’s Day - Philip Mc Grade has been making us St Brigid’s Crosses. We appreciate and are thankful to Philip for making these Crosses. They are on sale at our shop at the usual price of £1/ €1. The money this year will be donated to Mary’s Meals, Enniskillen Branch. Mary’s Meals is a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works. They provide one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Their work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty.

 

St Brigid’s Blessing: May Brigid bless thehouse wherein you dwell, / bless every fireside, every wall and floor./ Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof. And every tongue and mind for evermore. / Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy, / and every foot that walks its portals through. / This is my wish today, my constant prayer, May Brigid bless the house that shelters you.”

 

February 2nd is the feast of The Presentation. Candles will be blessed after the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening. There are candles on sale in our shop. The feast of St Blaise (blessing of the throats) will not be celebrated on the 3rd of February this year as it falls on a Sunday. However we’ll hold the service of Blessing of the throats on Monday 4th February after 8pm Mass.  

 

Novena of Hope 2019: takes place this year from 23rd / 24th March – 1st April.  Thanks for all who attended the meeting in preparation for our Novena, and for your helpful suggestions and comments.   Please put the following dates in your diary for our next Novena meeting - February 25th at 8.30pm. We will have our Novena posters and leaflets for collection on that evening. There will be a final preparation meeting on Monday 18th March.

 

DUTY FOR THE WEEK: Sun & Mon No Duty. Mass @ 8pm – Arthur. Tues – Arthur.   Wed: Victor   Thurs – Charles.

Fri – Anthony. Sat – Anthony.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 27 Jan – 3 Feb: The theme this year is “Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools”. Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese and will also be part of our preparations for the ordination of our new bishop on 10 February.

Feasts of the Week. Mon – St Thomas Aquinas.Wed – St Aidan. Thurs – St John Bosco. Fri – St Brigid.

Sat – Presentation of the Lord. Candlemas Day.

 

Guild Mass Cards: We now have Wedding, New Home & Mass of the Angles Mass Bouquet cards available as well as Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Birthday, Special Occasion, Thinking of You. You Are In My Thoughts & Exam Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each.

 

The Shop is open from Monday to Friday –9.30am – 8.30pm. Sat – 9.30am – 7pm and Sun - 9.30am – 5pm.

Bulletin:Please take a bulletin home with you. They are free of charge.If you are not taking a bulletin home with you please leave it neatly at the end of your seat. Thank you.

Recently   Deceased Anniversaries

Brendan Noble, Sixmilecross

Eamon Jackson, Glen, Tempo

Mickey Maguire, Trasna Way,   Lisnaskea

Betty Mc Caig (Nee   Dowdalls), Glasgow

Moyra Burns, Old Rossorry   Rd, Enniskillen

Goretti Mc Kenna, (nee   Treanor), Carrickroe, Co Monaghan

Maisie Tierney, Whitehill

Ellie Marie White, Friars   Way, Enniskillen

Teresa Mc Cobb, Derry

Cathal Morris, Enniskillen

William & Violet   Crozier, Pettigo

Clare Hodgson, Manchester   & Enniskillen

Fr Ailbe Delaney C.P, The   Graan Monastery

John Gollogly, Keady,   Armagh

John Dunne, Hillview Rd,   Enniskillen

Frank & Bridget Mc   Donagh, Downpatrick