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Weekly Bulletin 16th June 2024

Today is the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today is the “Day for Life”. The theme of the Day is “The Lord is my Shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life” Below is a message for this day given by Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop John Keenan and Bishop John Sherrington, representing the Bishops Conferences of Ireland, Scotland and England & Wales

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Message for the Day for Life – June 16 2024   “The Lord is my Shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life”

“There has been much discussion in the media recently about “assisted suicide”, whereby people who feel they are overburdened by suffering will be facilitated in bringing their lives to a premature end by a change in legislation. The Catholic Church opposes such proposals. As Catholics, along with many people of other faiths and none, we share a different vision about what it is to be fully human, especially when we are suffering and approaching death in the hope of eternal life. People who are coming towards the end of their lives are vulnerable, and recent research shows that many feel themselves a burden on their loved ones and wider society. Jesus shows us that life always has dignity and that there is no such a thing as a useless life. We are called to defend this gift of life to its natural end and to protect vulnerable citizens from a culture that could pressure them into assisted suicide. We support people with the companionship of a listening ear, appropriate treatment, and the best of care, so that their last days can be times of grace, intimacy and love. Jesus did not send the sick away. Our Lady remained at the foot of the Cross to the very end as Her Son, Jesus, died. Mary is the model of compassionate presence and prayer whom we are called to imitate. People close to death and their loved ones, often go through similar darkness and pain but can come to a more complete acceptance and find peace in those treasured last moments accompanied by spiritual care.” (End of Message) 

Today in the Gospel(Mark 4:26-34)Jesus uses the example of the mustard seed.   He is telling us that mighty things begin from small beginnings. The story is told of the little mustard seed that in itself is so insignificant and of no importance but when it is planted, it provides a home for the many birds that nest in it. One of the strangest seeds in the world is the Chinese bamboo tree. It is buried in the soil for five years before any seedling or sprout appears above the ground. Think of it! Five years! All during these five years the seed must be cultivated, that is watered and fertilised regularly. Now comes the big surprise. When the bamboo seedling emerges from the ground, it grows to a height of nine feet in just six weeks. Why does the seedling take so long to come out of the ground? Plant experts say that during its first five years in the soil the bamboo seed is busy building an elaborate root system. It is this root system that enables it to grow nine feet in six weeks. Does my faith have such roots? We are called today to let the faith that gives our life meaning truly be rooted in our hearts. For that to happen the faith must not merely be some dusty heritage passed on from our foremothers and forefathers but a living power that moves us today. A little prose piece, for reflection, written by Karen I. Shragg called “Think like a Tree” .….Soak up the sun/Affirm life’s magic/Be grateful in the wind/Stand tall after the storm/Feel refreshed after it rains/Grow strong without notice/Be prepared for each season/Provide shelter to strangers/Hang tough through the cold spells/Emerged renewed at the first signs of spring/Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky/Be still long enough to hear your own leaves rustling”

Feasts for the Week: Thursday: The Irish Martyrs – These were, men and women, cleric and lay, put to death for their Catholic faith between 1579 and 1654. They were beatified by Pope John Paul 11 in 1992.  Friday: St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) Italian Jesuit Novice died of the plague while serving the sick. Patron of Youth

Thank you for the collection last week. It came to £2160. Thank you for your support of our mission here at the Graan. A word of thanks also to our Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, Ushers, and Singers who enhance our Eucharistic celebrations at the weekend. 

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                             

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30am – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Christening, Father’s Day Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Mon (17th June) Mass @ 7pm – Arthur. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.

Sat 5pm – 6pm.

Mass: Tues to Fri @ 7pm.  Duty: Tues –  Arthur. Wed –  Victor. Thurs – Charles.  Fri – Brian & Sat – Arthur. 

Recently Deceased

Mary Noone, Summerhill, Co Meath

Owenie Timoney, Cashel & Graan Abbey Nursing Home

Damien Melarkey, Derrin Park, Enniskillen

Tony Gollogly, Tarmon Brae, Enniskillen

Tom Keaveney, Tamlagh, Enniskillen

Sean Leonard, Letterbreen

Maria Britton, Kilmacormick Drive, Enniskillen

Tony Mc Gettigan, Belfast

Anniversaries

Mae & Frank Mc Conway & Kevin Mc Conway

Old Rossorry, Enniskillen & the Mc Conway Family, Glasgow

Shay Curran, Maynooth, Co Kildare

Tom & May Lunney, Drumee, Enniskillen

Conor Burns, Drumclay Road, Enniskillen

Minnie & Johnny Mc Manus & their family, Knocks, Lisnaskea

Thomas & Catherine Hunter, Dromore, Co Tyrone

Frank & Selina Hunter, Isle of Man

James Fee, Tempo

Kathleen & Billy Mc Clintock, Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Britney & Kathleen Mc Clintock, Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Anthony Alkini, Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Joe & Josephine Henderson, Kellys Cottages, Enniskillen

Kathleen Monaghan, Lisnarick

Anthony Barkey, Irvinestown

Clare Flanagan, Cornagrade, Enniskillen

Joe Murphy, Killybrack Road, Omagh

Thomas & Kathleen Quinn & the Quinn family, Sligo

Weekly Bulletin 9th June 2024

Today is the Tenth Sunday of the Year. In today’s Gospel (Mark 3:20-35) we hear that Jesus’s own physical family have great concerns about how He is now living His life. They try to divert him from his mission.  But Jesus is surrounded by a new family who are doing the will of God “Anyone who does the will of God that person is my brother, sister and mother?” (Mark 3:35) We, Catholics, who place great veneration on Jesus’ mother Mary may find this Gospel difficult. However remember who Mark was writing for – a community in Rome who were being torn apart by persecution – commitment to the Gospel required heavy sacrifice in the area of family attachment. Their families – their own flesh and blood at this time were accusing them for being Christian to the authorities! Mark declares that we are all now a new family in Christ! Imagine what it must have been like for those being persecuted in Mark’s Roman community. Paul speaks of persecution in today’s second reading (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1) This small band of converts in Corinth were also going through a rough time. Paul writes a word of encouragement:“For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up (remember Paul’s job was working as a tentmaker) there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1). In today’s second reading (Genesis 3:9-15) Eve stands for all humans who disobey God, yet in the midst of her refusal to listen and do what God asks – there is a light of hope. The Evil One will be crushed! The One who she finally blames when she is asked “What is this you have done? …The serpent tempted me and I ate”  (Genesis 3:10).The serpent here is the symbol of all the evil powers which set themselves against the woman’s descendants. In the beginning of the human story, Satan upset the relations of creatures among themselves and their relationship to God. One day however, we are told, there will be one stronger than the serpent, the Messiah, the Son of the new Eve. In other words Christ by His Cross and Resurrection has destroyed the Evil One. Today we gave thanks to God our Father, for Christ the new Adam who has already gained the victory over evil. We recognise Him in our Eucharist today as our Lord, and doing God’s will, we belong to the family of the saved. 

Thank you for the collection last week. It came to £2280. Thank you for your support of our mission here at the Graan. A word of thanks also to our Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, Ushers, and Singers who enhance our Eucharistic celebrations at the weekend. 

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30am – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

June’s Church Cleaning Group: Thank you to June’s cleaning group for their dedication.   

Sun& Mon no duty. Mon (10th June) Mass  @ 7pm –  Brian. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.

Sat 5pm – 6pm. Mass: Tues to Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Arthur. Thurs – Charles.  

Fri & Sat – Anthony.

Recently Deceased

Rachel Swift, Achill Island, Co Mayo formerly Ballyconnell

Anna Palmer, Hillview Road, Enniskillen

Brian Cassidy, Roslea

Anniversaries

Barney & Anna Mc Hugh, Drumaa, Boho

The Mc Gurn Family, Ashwoods

The Togher Family, Belmullett

Gerry Cassidy, Devenish Crescent, Enniskillen

Eileen Slevin, Tempo

Barry Mc Manus, Lisnaskea

Annie & Harry Mc Gale, Riverside, Enniskillen

Noel Donegan, Rossorry Church Road, Enniskillen

Eddie & Alice Donegan, Mill Street, Enniskillen                                                                                                                                                         

The Millar Family, Boho

Fr Murphy, Boho

Denis & Mary Anne Kelly, Springfield

Paddy Mc Gowan, Blaney & Chanterhill Road, Enniskillen

Aidan Moohan, Drumlyon, Enniskillen

Dolly Moohan, Drumlyon, Enniskillen

Teresa Mc Nulty, Roscor, Belleek  

Annie & Francis Keown, Cornahilta, Belleek

James & Peggy Keown, Roscor Belleek   

Annie Rose & Tommy Lenehan, Athboy, Co Meath                                                             

Weekly Bulletin – 2nd June 2024

Today is the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Today we give thanks to God the Father, for Jesus, the high priest of the new covenant. He gave over his Body, poured out his blood for the salvation of all. In the Mass we share in that life offered for us.  An English doctor called William Harvey (died 1657), discovered only in the 17th century that blood circulates around the body. However from ancient times blood was seen as the symbol of life. In the first reading today (Exodus 24:3-8) blood is thrown on the altar and on the people as a sign of God’s treaty or covenant with them. In the second reading (Hebrews 9:11-15) we are told that the blood of Christ shed on the Cross purifies our hearts and gives God true worship. This Eucharist obtains salvation for us by being the memorial of the unique and definitive sacrifice which seals the new covenant. In the Gospel (Mark 14:12-26) we are told that Christ brings about what he says; we are saved by communicating in his Easter mystery, until he comes. Among other things, the Eucharist is a memorial, a ritual re-enactment of Christ’s sacrifice of himself for us. Among all the dimensions of the Eucharist, this one, sacrifice, is perhaps the least understood. How is the Eucharist a sacrifice?  A sacrifice is any act of selflessness, of self-denial, which helps someone else. For example, the mother who freely gives up her own dreams of achievement so that her children might have her needed presence during their childhood years is making a sacrifice for her children. It is possible that they will mature more fully and healthily because of her presence with them in their early years. As Christians, we believe that Jesus, not unlike a loving mother, sacrificed his life for us, particularly in the way he gave himself for us in his death. Indeed we believe that we are “saved” by his death, by his sacrifice on Good Friday. But how? How can one person’s death help someone else, centuries later?  Through the Eucharist. The Eucharist, among other things, is a memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice for us, of his great act of “being broken”, of giving himself over in love. Properly understood, the Eucharist, as a ritual, gives us another kind of “real presence”. It makes present for us the reality of Christ’s dying as well as God’s response to that, the resurrection, and invites us to participate in that event. What the Eucharist makes present is not an iconic Christ to be adored or even consumed, but the reality of Christ’s dying and rising as an event to be participated in. But how can we participate in an event now long past in history?  We prayed in the Opening Prayer of the Mass today; you have left us a memorial of your Passion…so that we may experience the fruits of your redemption!” When we ritually tell the story of Jesus’ sacrifice (in the Eucharistic prayer, the very heart of liturgy) we experience the “real presence” of the event of Christ’s dying and rising. The Mass is not simply something to be merely watched on a computer screen but to be participated in. While watching Mass on TV or on a computer screen someone can reflect upon the readings, hear the homily, and pray along with the community at that Mass. These are all good and pious things that bring spiritual benefit. However, that benefit is not the same as being present in church with the Lord and receiving him in Communion.

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Feasts of the WeekMonday St. Kevin – the hermit of Glendalough in which a monastic settlement grew. He died in 618. Tuesday: St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, twenty-two Ugandan youths martyred in 1886. Wednesday: St. Boniface. Bishop and Martyr (673-754) From Devonshire went as a missionary to Germany. Friday: The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is also the World Day of Prayer for Priests. Saturday: The Immaculate Heart of the BVM.

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Thank you for the collection last week. It came to £2160. Thank you for your support of our mission here at the Graan. A word of thanks also to our Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, Ushers, and Singers who enhance our Eucharistic celebrations at the weekend. 

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

First Friday: Next Friday the 7th is the First Friday in the month. Mass is at 7pm.

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30am – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

June’s Church Cleaning Group will meet on Tuesday 4th June @ 7.30pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Sun& Mon no duty. Mon (3rd June) Mass  @ 7pm – Arthur.    Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.

Sat 5pm – 6pm. Mass: Tues to Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Victor. Thurs – Arthur.   Fri – Charles.

Sat – Charles.    

Recently Deceased

Neil Moohan, Drumlyon, Enniskillen

Laurence Morris, Drumclay Road, Enniskillen 

Charlie Breen, Tamlagh, Enniskillen

Anniversaries

Kathleen Maguire, Clones

Teasey & Cormac Mc Gurn, Castlecoole Road, Enniskillen

Jimmy & Margaret Byrne, Drumclay Road, Enniskillen

Patrick (Packie) Callaghan, Knocknastacken, Fivemiletown

Kathleen, Joe & Brendan Mc Govern, Borim, Swanlinbar

James & Carmel Mc Sharry, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Tommy & Maureen Love, Enniskillen

Jack, John & David Nolan, Derrin Rd, Enniskillen & Belfast

Weekly Bulletin – 26th May 2024

Today is Trinity Sunday: The feast of Trinity is not just one feast among many others, as if it is just an item faith.  Belief in the Trinity is the heart of the Christian faith, and every feast and every Sunday is a celebration of the Trinity.  However it is good to have one day set aside for reflecting and praying that it is the centre of our faith. It took the Church two Ecumenical Councils and a few hundred years to untangle what we know and believe about the mystery of the Holy Trinity. God is a communion of persons, Father Son and Spirit, every time we cross ourselves we remind ourselves of that fact. Three persons, one God!! This is a mystery to be celebrated with child-like love and trust.  God is a Father to us; God is a Brother to us; God is the Consoler and Guide to us. From earliest childhood we have been told that we are all made in the image and likeness of God. God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them (Genesis 1:27).  We are created to be like God. God is a communion of relationships. Thus we also are created for communion with one another. It is in our DNA – it is hard-wired into us -that we should be in communion with each other. We are wired for intimacy.  Human beings are social animals – loved into existence by a loving God. Every human being’s greatest drive, greatest urge and greatest need: is for union, togetherness.  God’s own inner self is to “be with”, to be in connection, to be family; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  What makes God, – God,-  is intimate relationships and no wonder we can’t help it if we are the same way.  Yet loneliness also is part of human life. One person described loneliness as being at the bottom of a well and no one hear your cries. It is a deep hunger in the pit of your stomach that gnaws at you and is hard to express. Loneliness is most dangerous when it is not recognised accepted and worked through creatively. We can take refuge in the bottle…..or other substances…that deal with the pain yet fails to truly satisfy the hunger that is deeply held in our hearts. There is many an old country song that sings of the pain of that kind of hunger and heartache!  But there is a place in all our hearts that only God can fill. Blaise Pascal (1623 -1662) French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher said “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person which cannot be satisfied by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known to us through Jesus Christ.” This is not a new idea. In 398 AD, St. Augustine of Hippo wrote in his autobiography: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” 

Feasts of the Week: Friday: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday: St. Justin born in the Holy Land and settled in Rome. He became a Christian and is remembered for his defence of Christ belief and practice. He was martyred in 165 AD

Bank Holiday Monday – Mass @ 11am only. There will be no 7pm and the shop and church will be open until 4pm. 

Thanks for the collection last weekend. It came to £1900. We appreciate your support of our mission here in the Graan. A big word of thanks also to our Ushers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, singers and all who help in the running of our weekend liturgies.

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Passionist Vocation Retreat: A weekend retreat for young men interested in knowing more about life as a priest or brother in the Passionist Community will be held at the Passionist Monastery, Crossgar, Co Down, beginning on the evening of Friday, 14 June and ending Sunday, 16 June. If you are interested, contact Fr Paul Francis CP at passionistvocations@gmail.com

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30am – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Mon Bank Holiday (27th May) Mass  @ 11am only – Charles.   Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.

Sat 5pm – 6pm. Mass: Tues to Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Victor. Thurs – Arthur.   Fri – Anthony.

Sat – Anthony.    

Coffee Morning in aid of Cancer Connect NI takes place in Franco’s Garden Room on Queen Elizabeth Road Enniskillen on Saturday 1st June 10am – 1pm.

Pilgrimage to Shrines of Italy 8 Days, inc. San Giovanni, Shrine of St. Michael the Archangel, Lanciano, Assisi (inc. Tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis), etc. Depart 28th August 2024 Ex Dublin – STG £1090. Limited places. Contact: Anita 07769744836.

Recently Deceased

Christopher Kerrigan, Sion Mills

Martina Mc Mahon, Roslea

Sr Teresa Mc Cusker, Dublin & Newtownbutler

Vincent Cox, Tempo Road, Enniskillen

Eddie Carr, Bundoran

Lizzie Herbert, Donagh

James Curry, Teemore

Anniversaries

Colm Goodwin, Windmill Heights, Enniskillen

John & Annie Hassard, Drumlyon, Enniskillen

Rosaleen Curran, (1st Anniversary) Westbridge House, Enniskillen & her sister Maura Curran, Enniskillen

Mairead Spratt, Castlebalfour Road, Lisnaskea

Bernadette Layden, Old Rossorry Road, Enniskillen

Josephine Tuohy, Galway

Annie Kate Dillon, Kilmacormick Close, Enniskillen

Sean & Susan Nugent, New Street, Ederney

Ellie D’Arcy, Bellanaleck

Jim Brennan, Derrin Park, Enniskillen

The Brennan family, Enniskillen & Mullaghdun

(Cissie) Mary & Brian Farmer & the Farmer family Mullaghdun

Benny Mc Manus, Trasna Way, Lisnaskea

Weekly Bulletin 19th May 2024

Today is Pentecost Sunday. Today we have prayed in our psalm “Send forth your Spirit O Lord and renew the face of the earth” (Psalm 103).  Although we have all heard of the Holy Spirit, She can sometimes be the most difficult of the three Persons of the Trinity to understand. A couple of weeks ago trees fell here in Co. Fermanagh because of the wind. Jesus compared the Holy Spirit to the wind. (John 3:8).  We cannot see the wind, which is invisible, but we can see its effects on the objects around us. In the same way, although the Spirit Himself is invisible, and often works in hidden ways, we can recognise his presence in the works that he accomplishes in those who believe. She blesses us with gifts! St Paul calls these works and gifts – “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” – the fruits of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). Today Jesus breathes on his apostles. It recalls that moment when God created the first human being. In the first book of the Bible we are told; “Then Yahweh God formed man, dust drawn from the clay, and breathed into his nostrils a breath of life and man became alive with breath” (Genesis 2:7). Jesus breathes his Spirit upon us on this day which is the birthday of the Church. We are a new creation formed by the breath of God. This breathing of life into us is constantly ongoing. Our first intense experience of the world comes through our breathing – gasping for air. The rest of our lives it happens automatically – it is said that we breathe 28,000 times a day! Breath represents an interior spiritual dimension of life. We cannot live without it. When we take it in or breathe it out, it is “our” breath. The only human existence without breath is a lifeless corpse. St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) who is one of only four women who were made doctors of the Church said: “We live as feathers on the breath of God” The Breath of God is always working in our lives – we just need to ask God for them and surrender to God’s way! Remember that the gifts are giving not for “ourselves alone” – but for the spread of the Kingdom of God and building up of the body of the Church! The Wind of the Spirit still blows in a million ordinary gifts – moving us on the way as we wander along. These gifts are still available – and free on demand. 

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Feasts of the WeekMonday: The Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of the Church. St. Augustine said that Mary is the mother of the members of Christ, because with charity she cooperated in the rebirth of the faithful into the Church and St. Leo the Great said that while the birth of the Head is also the birth of the body, thus indicating that Mary is at once Mother of Christ, the Son of God, and mother of the members of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. Pope Francis re-introduced this feast day for the universal church on February 2018. Friday is our World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. It is the memorial of Our Lady Help of Christians.

Thanks for the collection last weekend. It came to £2120. We appreciate your support of our mission here in the Graan. A big word of thanks also to our Ushers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, singers and all who help in the smooth running of our weekend liturgies.

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Passionist Vocation Retreat: A weekend retreat for young men interested in knowing more about life as a priest or brother in the Passionist Community will be held at the Passionist Monastery, Crossgar, Co Down, beginning on the evening of Friday, 14 June and ending Sunday, 16 June. If you are interested, contact Fr Paul Francis CP at passionistvocations@gmail.com

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30am – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Mon (20th May) Mass  @ 7pm  – Brian. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.

Sat 5pm – 6pm.

Mass: Tues to Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Victor.   Thurs –  Charles.   Fri – Anthony. Sat – Anthony.    

Enniskillen St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Branch are holding a Coffee Morning Fundraising event in St Michael’s Parish Centre, Enniskillen on the 25th May at 10.30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Saturday 22nd June. Bus leaving Halls Lane @ 8.45am. Contact Parish Office: 02866322075. Pat Clarke: 07788433686 or Eileen Maguire:02866324439)

Recently Deceased

Plunkett Doran, Pomeroy

Dan Higgins, Ballycastle

Anniversaries

Angela Acheson, Blaney

& her parents Kate & Denis Mc Guinness, Garrison

Kay Seddon, Bristol

Eileen Mc Hugh, Boho

Mary & Philip Bonner, Springfield

Mary Ann Keown, Roscor, Belleek

Michael Flanagan, Old Rossorry Park, Enniskillen

Agnes Gray, Holywell, Belcoo

Mary Ackroyd Warwickshire formerly Tempo

Brendan Mc Cabe & Susan Muldoon, Omagh

Francie Mc Cauley, Erne Drive, Enniskillen

Patsy & Brigid Magee, Belcoo

Philip O’Connor, Whaley Terrace, Enniskillen

Feast of the Ascension – 12th May 2024

Today is the Feast of the Ascension: Between Easter Day and Pentecost we celebrate that time of change during which the Risen Jesus vanishes from the sight of the disciples, only to open up a new way of being present to them. As if by a bridge spanning a river, the disciples had now to leave the familiar bank of the natural presence of Jesus and cross over to the other side. They will be taken hold of by the Spirit of the Risen Lord. This invisible presence becomes more intense in depth and extent in a way that would have been impossible had his former bodily presence continued. St. Luke wrote two closely connected books: the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Acts of the Apostles. The ascension is the turning point between Jesus’ own ministry and the mission of the Church. At the beginning of his Gospel Luke describes the Annunciation to our Mother Mary and says that she will be overshadowed by “the power of the Most High” (Luke 1:35). At the end of that same Gospel, Jesus’ promises to clothe the apostles with “the power from on high” (Lk 24:49).  There is a real connection between the task of Mary who brought forth the Son of God and the task of the group of disciples, now called the Church, to bring forth the Son of God for the world today. Although Jesus will be physically taken away from his disciples in the Ascension, he will be re-incarnated (made flesh), in his Church. In St. Luke’s second work, Book of Acts, Jesus reveals to Saul of Tarsus that any attack against the Church is a direct attack against Jesus’ very person – “Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you Lord?” he asked and the voice answered, “I am Jesus and you are persecuting me” (Acts 9:1–9). The Ascension produces not an absence but a more profound presence of Jesus in the lives of his disciples and in us also! As long as Jesus was physically present, he was available only to those he directly met; however by the grace of the Spirit, he became powerfully present to many through his prophetic successors – the disciples. 

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Today is World Communication Day throughout the Catholic Church. In his message for the 58th World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis urges humanity to cultivate wisdom of the heart in the age of artificial intelligence. Bringing his message for World Communications Day to a close, Pope Francis recalls that “it is up to us to decide whether we will become fodder for algorithms or will we nourish our hearts with that freedom without which we cannot grow in wisdom.”

Feasts of the Week:  Monday Our Lady of Fatima – the apparition to three children took place on this day in the year 1917. Tuesday: St. Matthias was an apostle who took the place of Judas Iscariot.  Thursday: St. Brendan – born in Kerry, founded a monastery in Clonfert died there in 578. Thursday: St Gemma Galgani (1878 – 1903) was a laywoman who lived near Lucca, Italy. She yearned to be a Passionist nun, but her poor health prevented this. Instead, she was mystically espoused to Jesus and faithfully lived out the Passionist spirituality.

Thanks for the collection last weekend. It came to £2100. We appreciate your support of our mission here in the Graan. A big word of thanks also to our Ushers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, singers and all who help in the smooth running of our weekend liturgies.

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Passionist Vocation Retreat: A weekend retreat for young men interested in knowing more about life as a priest or brother in the Passionist Community will be held at the Passionist Monastery, Crossgar, Co Down, beginning on the evening of Friday, 14 June and ending Sunday, 16 June. If you are interested, contact Fr Paul Francis CP at passionistvocations@gmail.com

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Monday (13th May) Mass  @ 7pm  –  Arthur.   Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.   

Sat 5pm – 6pm – Mass: Tues – Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Victor. Thurs –  Arthur.  Fri – Anthony. Sat- Anthony.    

Recently Deceased

Jim Montgomery, Arney

Stephen Mc Guigan, Omagh

Christopher Mc Bride, Omagh

Bishop Anthony Rebello, SVD, Botswana

Anniversaries

Eamon Corrigan, Derrygonnelly

James, Philomena, John & Tony Gavin, Mountdrum, Lisbellaw

The Clancy, Leonard & Nolan families, Enniskillen & Sligo

Sean Mc Gowan, Drumcose, Enniskillen

Patrick & Margaret Flanagan, Roscor, Belleek

Emily Kerrigan, Derrin Park & Mullaghdun

The Kerrigan & Carrigan families, Moneygashel & Blacklion

Patrick Joseph Campbell, Keady

Thomas Horan, Renmore, Galway

Margaret Collins, Kilrid, Magheraveely

Jim O Rourke, Scaffog Avenue, Enniskillen

John & Catherine Mc Gullion, Sandhill, Derrygonnelly

Joseph & Pat Sheerin, Drumcor Hill & Hillview, Enniskillen

Bridget Mc Caffrey, Coa

5th May 2024

Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter: This Sunday’s readings are probably the heart of Jesus’ teaching and some of the most quoted. Yet such familiarity can sometimes make them hard to hear, and harder still to understand. This is Jesus sermon on the one commandment: “love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). It sounds impossible! Yet Jesus goes on to say: “There is no greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). We are to love as Jesus loves. Yet in today’s first reading (Acts 10:25-48) it is the Spirit that helps Peter to love and accept the first non-Jew called Cornelius and his family into the community of the early Christian Church. It is the Spirit of God that helps us to love. The Gospel today is the second part of last Sunday’s Gospel where Jesus spoke of being the Vine and we being the branches of that Vine. Jesus tells us to remain in His love. We are called to stay connected to his life-giving power through prayer, reception of the sacraments, and listening to his Word in Scripture. Our lives are called to be laid open to all that the Spirit is trying to tell us. Wherever there are words of encouragement, of forgiveness and reconciliation, of mercy and peace, of hope and truth, the Spirit is there. Jesus does not draw up for his disciples (for us) an elaborate code of laws; He had no wish to place a heavy burden on them. He desires to set them free, not to bind them. All that he commands is “Love one another”. We hear that “love “described succinctly in today’s second reading (1 John 4:7-10). We need to take time to pray, to stop and allow God’s power of love to touch us.  Fr. Richard Rohr, the Franciscan priest said that prayer is like being in empty silence with no words and consenting to God’s actions within yourself: Here are his words “What’s happening in this prayer is that you’re presenting yourself for the ultimate gaze, the ultimate mirroring, the gaze of God…You gradually allow yourself to be seen to be known in every nook and cranny; nothing hidden, nothing denied, nothing disguised. And the wonderful thing is, after a while you feel so safe and you know you don’t have to pretend anymore. You recognise your need of mercy, your own utter inadequacy and littleness, that the best things you’ve ever done have been done for mixed and false motives. And the worst things you have ever done were done because you were unconscious (unaware) “Someone is giving their self to me! Someone is sustaining me!” That is what you feel like shouting”  (Daily Meditation 24 February 2014)

Thanks for the collection last week. It came to £2155. A word of thanks to our Ushers, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist & Singers.                                    

Bank Holiday Monday – Mass @ 11am only. There will be no 7pm and the shop and church will be open until 4pm. 

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Passionist Vocation Retreat: A weekend retreat for young men interested in knowing more about life as a priest or brother in the Passionist Community will be held at the Passionist Monastery, Crossgar, Co Down, beginning on the evening of Friday, 14 June and ending Sunday, 16 June. If you are interested, contact Fr Paul Francis CP at passionistvocations@gmail.com

May’s Church Cleaning Group: Thank you for your help as always. 

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Monday Bank Holiday (6th May) Mass  @ 11am only  – Charles.   No Evening Mass

 Shop Closes 4p.m       Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.   Sat 5pm – 6pm – Anthony

Mass: Tues – Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. WedArthur  . Thurs – Charles   Fri – Anthony. Sat- Anthony    

Gluten-Free Hosts: If you are Coeliac and you wish to receive communion please come up to the altar and stand beside the Eucharistic Minsters where you will receive the gluten-free host. 

Recently Deceased

Thomas Keenan, Castlederg formerly Windmill Heights, Enniskillen

Eamon O Reilly, Shercock, Co Cavan

Paddy Boyle, Aghadrumsee

Monica Murphy, Mullingar

Noel Treanor, Dublin formerly Clara, Co Monaghan

Anniversaries

Stephen & Susan Mc Teggart, Newtown, Derrygonnelly

John Sheridan, Sligo Road, Enniskillen

William & Elizabeth Mc Elhill, Bellanaleck

Martin Mc Crory, Ardmore Heights, Omagh

Mary Conway, Mullaslin, Omagh

Rosemary Cassidy, Ardmore Heights, Omagh

Tom Mc Grath, Mullaghdun, Belcoo

Paddy, Sarah & Gerard Flynn, Belleek

Francie, Lily & Ken Slevin Killyvilly, Enniskillen

Eugene & Josephine Quigley Bellanaleck

Boyle family, Tonyteige Bellanaleck

Jimmy McKiernan, Newtownbutler

Mary & Michael McGovern Enniskillen  & Shean Maguire  Derry

Margaret Coffey,  Drumscollop,Springfield

Mary & Bill Armstrong, Scaffog Enniskillen

Joseph & Agnes Elliott, Drumcor Hill Enniskillen

5th Sunday of Easter – 28th April 2024

Today is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Last Sunday in our Gospel (John 10) Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd. In today’s Gospel He speaks of Himself as the vine “I am the true vine and my Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1) An attractive feature of St. John’s Gospel is his sensitivity to centrality of love and friendship in our lives.  He uses a Greek word meneim. It occurs some forty times in John’s Gospel and it carries such a depth of meaning. In various different version of the New Testament it is translated in various ways: abide, stay, remain, rest, dwell. He is telling us that Christian spirituality is relational. “Whoever remains in me, with me in them, bears fruit in plenty for cut off from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).  We are called to be one with Christ. St. Paul experienced the reality of this fact when he was converted by the words of Jesus, on the road to Damascus as he asked the question “Who are you?”  “And he said “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting” (Acts 9:5). In today’s first reading we read that the early Christian community found it difficult to believe that Paul’s conversion to Christianity was genuine. (Acts 9:36-21). Jesus identifies totally with His suffering people. Pope Benedict in Germany at a World Youth Day in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin in 2011declared: “This belonging to each other and to him is not some ideal, imaginary, symbolic relationship, but – I would almost want to say – a biological, life-transmitting state of belonging to Jesus Christ. Such is the Church, this communion of life with Jesus Christ and for one another, a communion that is rooted in baptism and is deepened and given more and more vitality in the Eucharist. “I am the true vine” actually means: “I am you and you are I” – an unprecedented identification of the Lord with us, with his Church”.

We are all connected. We are part of the Vine. The Cistercian monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) had an experience on a street in Louisville Kentucky US when he was a monk, his attitude of thinking of himself as the lone solitary figure making his way to God, was shattered by the experience. This is what he wrote:  “In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, (now called Muhammed Ali Street) in the centre of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realisation that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, of spurious self-isolation in a special world, the world of renunciation and supposed holiness… This sense of liberation from an illusory difference was such a relief and such a joy to me that I almost laughed out loud… I have the immense joy of being man, a member of a race in which God Himself became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now I realise what we all are. And if only everybody could realise this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”

Thanks for the collection last week. It came to £2270. A word of thanks to our Ushers, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist & Singers.                                    

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                       

 Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Passionist Vocation Retreat: A weekend retreat for young men interested in knowing more about life as a priest or brother in the Passionist Community will be held at the Passionist Monastery, Crossgar, Co Down, beginning on the evening of Friday, 14 June and ending Sunday, 16 June. If you are interested, contact Fr Paul Francis CP at passionistvocations@gmail.com

May’s Church Cleaning Group will meet on Wednesday next the 1st of May.

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Mass Monday (29th)  April  @ 7pm – Charles. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm. 

Mass: Mon – Fri @ 7pm. Tues – Brian. Wed – Victor. Thurs – Charles.  Fri – Charles.  

Sat 5pm – 6pm – Arthur.   

Gluten-Free Hosts: If you are Coeliac and you wish to receive communion please come up to the altar and stand beside the Eucharistic Minsters where you will receive the gluten-free host. 

In aid of Cancer Focus Enniskillen and Palliative Transport Fermanagh. Lord and Lady Anthony Hamilton are having a charity open day at their gardens at Killyreagh Tamlaght on Sunday 12 May. 1pm to 5pm. All welcome.

Recently Deceased

Anthony Hanley, Kilmacormick, Enniskillen

Barney O’Dowd, Drumee, Co Meath formerly Co Down

Mary Thompson, Main Street, Irvinestown

Dessie Duffy, Doagh, Derrygonnelly

Betty Keown, Garrison

Anniversaries

John Farry, Erne Drive, Enniskillen

Mellon, John & Neill Mc Nabb & Colette Maguire, Trillick

John Mc Cusker, Gardiners Crossroads, Tempo

Jim Kelly & deceased family members, Irvinestown

Micky Harkin, Mountdrum, Lisbellaw

Charles & Teresa Murphy, Lisgoole Pk, Enniskillen

Richard & Bea Jones, Drumbeggar, Derrygonnelly

Gerard Mc Gurk, Cookstown

Mary & Henry Mc Goldrick, Omagh

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 21st April 2024

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter: It is also called “Good Shepherd Sunday”. It is a day set aside when we pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. However we often think of vocations in terms of ministry within the church: to be ordained or a lay minister. However, vocation, simply means what you are called by God to be and do. For some, this will be in formal ministry whether lay or ordained. But for all of us it will mean serving God through faithful discipleship in everyday life. Life is a vocation and it is one which God calls us by name! Our vocation is to know God, love Him, and serve Him in our fellow brothers and sisters. Every state of our life is a calling from God. We are called to life when we were born. We do not exist by accident. We were also called to the Christian life in Christ Jesus when we were baptised. We have specific vocations to matrimonial life, consecrated life, or to live life in single-hood. Whatever our state or calling, living fully within God´s plan for us is a vocation. A life, God intended for us to know, to love, and to serve Him in others. The fact is that there is always a call from God. He is always calling us, but all that makes the difference to God´s call is our response: our answer to his constant invitation. God´s call to come to us is always direct, but cloudy too. Hence, there is always the need for guidance, discernment, clarity, and decision to respond. Jesus tells us today in the Gospel “I am the good shepherd, I know my own and my own know me” (John 10:14). Hence, one of the most doubtful feelings in life is to feel called by God. It is full of a deep sense of uncertainties, insecurities, and the unknown. We ask on this special day of prayer for all those who are discerning a call to ministry in our church that the Holy Spirit will guide them in their deliberations

May the prayer that Saint Paul VI composed for the first World Day of Vocations, 11 April 1964, accompany them on their journey: “O Jesus, divine Shepherd of souls, you called the apostles and made them fishers of men. Continue to draw to yourself ardent and generous souls from among the young, (and the not so young), in order to make them your followers and your ministers. Give them a share in your thirst for the redemption of all… Open before them the horizons of the entire world… By responding to your call, may they prolong your mission here on earth, build up your Mystical Body which is the Church, and be ‘the salt of the earth’ and ‘the light of the world’ (Mt 5:13)”.

Thanks for the collection last week. It came to £1830.  A word of thanks to our Ushers, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist & Singers.                                    

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Passionist Vocation Retreat: A weekend retreat for young men interested in knowing more about life as a priest or brother in the Passionist Community will be held at the Passionist Monastery, Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, County Down, beginning on the evening of Friday, 14 June and ending with lunch on Sunday, 16 June. If you are interested, please contact Fr Paul Francis CP at passionistvocations@gmail.com

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sun& Mon no duty. Mass Monday (22nd)  April  @ 7pm – Arthur. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.  Sat 5pm – 6pm.  Mass: Mon – Fri @ 7pm. Tues – Brian.   Wed – Victor. Thurs – Arthur. 

Fri – Charles & Sat  – Arthur.     

Gluten-Free Hosts: If you are Coeliac and you wish to receive communion please come up to the altar and stand beside the Eucharistic Minsters where you will receive the gluten-free host. 

Recently Deceased

Declan Quinn, Ballygawley

John Mc Grath, London formerly Corr, Boho

Josie Mc Garrity, Irvinestown

Patsy Mc Cauley, Belleek

Sadie Hussey, Boho

Anniversaries

The Stewart Family, Boho

Tommy Tierney, Derrygore Terrace, Enniskillen

Barney & Annie Hamilton & the Hamilton family, Ederney

Frank Larkin, Meadow Lane, Enniskillen (Month’s Mind)

Kenny Ledwith, Cooper Crescent, Enniskillen

Mary Kate Maguire, Gallagh, Killesher

Thomas Mc Kenna, Mc Crea Park, Clogher

Eamon Mc Cluskey, Clones & London

Maura Mc Cusker, Glen, Tempo

Dympna Mc Quaid, Park View, Enniskillen

Mary & Owen Mc Caffrey, Killaculla, Tempo

Patrick & Annie Montgomery & their son John & daughter Margaret, Bellanaleck

Margaret Pattison, Enniskillen & Armagh

Mary Ann, Charlie, John & Pauline Donaghy, Fivemiletown

Bridget O’Neill, Fivemiletown

3rd Sunday of Easter 2024

Today is the Third Sunday of Easter. Last Sunday the Gospel reading was taken from St. John’s Gospel 20:19-31. He told us about how Thomas doubted the fact that Jesus had risen from the dead. This Sunday we have an account of one of the appearances of Jesus to the disciples after the resurrection from the pen of St. Luke 24:35-48. Often, we think that Thomas was the only disciple that doubted the resurrection of Christ.  Today Luke reveals that Thomas was not alone in his unbelief. Jesus asked his disciples: “Why are you agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? (Luke  24:38). Of course, Jesus knew that most of his disciples doubted, even though they did not show their unbelief publicly. They were locked in a room. The disciples are not looking for Christ. As far as they are concerned He is dead and buried. It is Christ who is looking for them. It is Christ who comes into their midst. It is Christ who decides the time to reveal Himself to them. Here is the great mystery of faith. In every moment of our lives, in the brightest and in the darkest of times, it is God who reveals Himself in new and unexpected ways. And God reveals Himself to us not when we seek, demand or ask for it…God reveals Himself in His own time….even in moments when we do not search for Him or even try to hide from His presence. The great truth of this Gospel is that we are not in control….God is. And no matter when God reveals himself to us His message is always the same: “Be at peace…for I am here to save you.” The disciples, in today’s Gospel struggle to believe that Jesus is truly present with them.  Can we be a little like the disciples in their unbelief? How many of us attend Sunday Masses and yet, do not believe in the Eucharist? How many are Christians, and yet do not believe in the resurrection of the dead? How many receive the sacrament of confession, and yet do not believe in the forgiveness of sin? How many are Christians, and yet do not believe that Jesus is true God and true man? How many of us are Christians, and yet do not believe that Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit? There are different shades of doubt. We manifest them differently. May the Risen Christ illuminate our minds that we may believe in him. Alleluia.

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Prayer: Give to us God the courage to enter into this moment in time// Into this gathering of your disciples// into this time of grace. Give to us God the courage to enter into the tasks and challenges before us// in a spirit of exploration and generosity// in the spirit of your Son. Give to us the courage to enter in to the idea and suggestions to be voiced//and to hear them with an open and receptive ear// alive to the wisdom they contain. Give to us God the courage to enter into your Presence// the courage to be carried along by your power// reaching out to bless us. Amen

Thanks for the collection last week. It came to £2060. A word of thanks to our Ushers, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist & Singers.

Exposition: Continues each Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sunday & Monday no duty. Mass Monday (15th)  April  @ 7pm – Brian.  

Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm. 

Sat 5pm – 6pm.  Mass: Mon – Fri @ 7pm. Tues – Brian.   Wed – Victor.   Thurs – Arthur. 

Fri & Sat  – Anthony.    

Gluten-Free Hosts: If you are Coeliac and you wish to receive communion please come up to the altar and stand beside the Eucharistic Minsters where you will receive the gluten-free host. 

Caritas are having an Annual Spring Concert: A Night at the Musicals, in the Ardhowen at 8pm on Thursday 18th April.  Tickets are on sale at the Ardhowen 02866325440 or online at www.Ardhowen.com

Mary’s Meals -Crisis in Ethiopia: Mary’s Meals provides school meals to over 2.4 million children every day. Founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow will share more about this crisis this Tuesday 16th April at 7pm.  www.marysmeals.org.uk .

Recently Deceased

Gerry Mc Elroy, Lisnaskea

Benny Gough, Lisnaskea

David Daly-Costello, Castleblaney & Luanda Angola

Tony Murtagh, England

Michael Farry, Derrin Road, Enniskillen

Bartley Mc Cullion, Birmingham formerly Drumcor  Hill, Enniskillen

Paddy Hughes, Dromore

Anniversaries

Brendan Conway, Brackvede Park, Enniskillen

Terence & Ellie Cullen & the Cullen Family, Sligo

Lily & Michael Jones, Westville, Enniskillen

The Jones and Gray Families, Enniskillen

Packie Corrigan, Arney

Finn Gillen, Irvinestown

Benny & Elizabeth Breen, Brookeborough

John Rooney, Carrickleitrim, Manorhamilton

John Cathcart, Kinawley

Agnes Mc Hugh, Drumma, Boho

Ellen, Joseph & Sean Reid, Fintona

Eileen Mitchell, Riverside, Enniskillen

Simon Glenn, Strabane

Jack Keown, Cornahilta, Belleek

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  • Fr Charles Cross Superior
  • Fr Arthur Mc Cann Vicar
  • Fr Victor Donnelly
  • Br Brendan Gallagher
  • Fr Brian D'Arcy
  • Fr Anthony O’Leary