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Weekly Bulletin 1st March 2020

Sunday 1st March       Novena of Hope  2020  

 Sat –  (Novena) Vigil @ 6.30pm  Sunday  9am, 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.  (028 66322272)

Sunday Collection: Came to £1485.  The Development Collection came to £600.   

Thank you as always for your generous contributions.    


Today is the First Sunday of Lent. Today is also the beginning of our Novena of Hope. In today’s Gospel Jesus is confronted with the decision of how he is to fulfil his messianic mission. It is from obedience that he decides not upon the way offered to him by Satan but on his Father’s way. The readings of Lent tell the story of how human kind broke their relationship with God and how through Jesus’s life, death and resurrection we find our way back. 


Novena of Hope Leaflets: You’ll get all the information on the Novena leaflet available in all porches today Please take one with you and keep it safe for the week. The Novena is open to everyone, no matter what age or religion. Everyone is welcome.


Day for Reconciliation: Tuesday 3rd March: Fr Niall Coll will lead us in our Mass of Reconciliation. Extra priests will be available to help with confessions @ 12.30pm & 7.30pm. 


Days for the Sick: Are on Wednesday 4th and Saturday 7th  March at 2.30pm.


Novena Petitions: Please place you petitions in our Petition Box which is on the altar. 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: During the week of the Novena there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from  2pm – 5pm on Mon 2nd ,Tues 3rd, Thurs 5th, Fri 6th  March and Monday 9th March   Everyone welcome.

Children Drawings:  As you can see there are many children’s drawings with the theme of hope all around the church. Thanks to the children and their teachers for preparing such beautiful artwork.

Car Park: Thanks to all those who have volunteered to help in the car parks.  There are men and women working hard in the car park each day. Please make sure to co-operate with their instructions. Let me remind you that it is a one-way system. You will cause chaos, if you try to break that one-way system. Please obey the stewards.     

Duty: There will be a priest available each day of the Novena from 1.30pm to 5pm. 

Valuables in your Car: Please do not leave any valuables in your cars during any services here at The Graan.


Benny’s Bus will be leaving weekdays from Cavanaleck Spar 11.30AM. Rooneys Supermarket 11.35AM. Cornagrade Chemist 11.40AM. Kilmacormack 11.45AMPalmers 11.50AM. Library 11.55AM. Old Erne Laundry NOON. Except Wednesday (4th) and Saturday (7th) when pickup will start at Cavanaleck Spar @ 10.00am due to Mass being at 11am. Contact: 028 66341326


March Church cleaning group: Thanks you for taking the time and effort to have the church looking so well for our Novena.  


Guild Mass Cards: We have a new selection of cards for  Novena of Hope, St Patrick’s Day, Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Birthday, Special Occasion, Thinking of You & Exam Mass Bouquets which cost £2 / €2.50 each.


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 Passionist Monastery, Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, on the evening of Fri, 13 March & concluding with lunch on Sun, 15 March. Anyone interested in taking part contact Fr Victor at The Graan or Fr Paul Francis


Fermanagh’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and Fun Day returns to Enniskillen on Tuesday 17th March! This year’s theme: 20/20 Vision: Future, Space & Science. Starts at the Broadmeadow with a free family fun day @1.30pm.  Their website


Shop: Our shop has been restocked for our upcoming Novena. We have a new selection of Novena of Hope cards, candles along with communion and confirmation cards, gifts etc as well as large stock of religious items.  

Recently Deceased


James Mc Connell, Macken




Cathal, Morris, Enniskillen

Claire Hodgson, Manchester & Enniskillen

Violet & William Crozier, Pettigo

Hugh Mc Cormac, Enniskillen

Caoimhe Gault, Ashdale, Enniskillen

Mary & Paddy Feely, Belleek

Phil & Kathleen Dooris, Cornagrade Rd, Enniskillen

Jody Nolan, Skea, Culkey

Mary Mimnagh, Tattyreagh, Omagh

Hugh Murphy, Kinawley

Tommy & Mamie Fox, Carrickmore

Regina Donaghy, Carrickmore

Vincent & Mary Kate Curran, Knockacmanus, Brookeborough

Annie & John Mc Govern, Belcoo

Mary Galligan & the Mc Govern Family, Mullylusty

The Leonard Family, Belcoo

The Mc Cusker Family, Stratigore, Fintona

The Corrigan Family, Ballyness, Fivemiletown


The Graan,
Co. Fermanagh,
BT74 5PB

N. Ireland.

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The Community

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  • Fr Arthur Mc Cann Vicar
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  • Br Brendan Gallagher
  • Fr Brian D'Arcy
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