A Happy and Blessed Christmas from all the community at the Graan 2022
Each year from 25 December to the 6th January all Christians celebrate liturgically the Twelve Days. In 1780, Frederic Austin wrote the carol. Now what have turtle doves and French hens got to do with Christmas? One theory is that the song is really a code taught to children to learn about the faith. In these days when secret codes and conspiracy theories abound on the Internet, it is good to think that a code can have a positive spin to it. So here goes: “On the first day of Christmas my True Love sent to me.” The True Love, is of course God.
Many parodies have been released of this particular Christmas Carol. However the idea of faith being transmitted by code is an intriguing one. In a time of religious upheaval the author of the carol wished that the basic tenets of Christianity would be known and cherished.
Christmas Cards and Gifts: The Community would like to thank you for all the Christmas cards and gifts they have received in the past few weeks. We promise to pray for all your intentions now and in the New Year.
Thanks to our Ushers, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Singers and all the voluntary workers for their dedication.
Collection: There will be a special collection taken up today for the Community’s work here at The Graan.
Remembering the Dead at Christmas: We have placed all the names of your deceased relatives on the altar.
Christmas Eve Vigil @ 8pm. Christmas morning: 9am, 10.30am and 12noon. There will be no 4pm Mass.
Christmas Crib: Please visit our Crib during this special season. The proceeds will go to St Vincent de Paul in Enniskillen. Thanks to Gerry Murphy for erecting the crib at Our Lady’s Grotto.
2023 Graan Calendars: These are available free of charge at the Graan shop & church porches.
We will celebrate Mass each morning this week at 11am. However, there will be NO 7pm Mass.
Mass will be as normal at the weekend. Sat 31st Vigil (New Year’s Eve) @ 6.30pm.
Sun 1st January Masses are -: 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.
Shop Opening Hours: 26th & 27th Dec – 9.30am – 12noon. Wednesday 28th, 29th & 30th 9.30am – 4pm.
New Year’s Eve (Saturday) 10am – 6.30pm. Sunday (New Year’s Day) 10am – 4pm.
Duty & Confessions resume on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 @ 2pm.
Eileen Mc Teggart, Hillview Park, Enniskillen,
Joe Duffy, Monea
Seline Devine, Killesher
Anna Brennan, Derrin Pk, Enniskillen
Lisa Cahery, Arney
Leo Mc Cauley, Monea
Patrick Tierney, Bray formerly Enniskillen
Telephone: 028 6632 2272
Fax: 028 6632 5201