Today is the Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Today also is Mission Sunday. Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Sunday 2023, reflects on the theme “Hearts on fire, feet on the move” based on the story of the disciples who encounter Jesus on their way to Emmaus (cf. Lk 24:13-35). World Mission Sunday is our chance to show love and solidarity to our brothers and sisters overseas who share our faith. In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere in communion and compassion to support them in spreading the Good News, and by giving a donation we respond to Christ’s call to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. Pope Francis puts before us the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Their hearts burn within them “when he explained the Scriptures to us”.(cf.Luke 24:32) In missionary activity, the word of God illumines and transforms hearts. Secondly Pope Francis speaks of their eyes being “opened and they recognised him”(cf.Luke 24:31) in the breaking of the bread. Jesus in the Eucharist is the source and summit of the mission. He goes on to say that we can recognise an essential reality of our faith: Christ, who breaks the bread, now becomes the bread broken, shared with the disciples and consumed by them. He is seen no longer, for now he has entered the hearts of the disciples, to make them burn all the more, and this prompts them to set out immediately to share with everyone their unique experience of meeting the Risen Lord. Finally he says that after their eyes were opened and they recognised Jesus “in the breaking of the bread”, the disciples “set out without delay and returned to Jerusalem” (cf. Lk 24:33). This setting out in haste, to share with others the joy of meeting the Lord, demonstrates that the joy of the Gospel fills the heart and the whole life of those who meet Jesus. Pope Francis ends his message for Mission Sunday with these words: So let us set out once more, illumined by our encounter with the risen Lord and prompted by his Spirit. Let us set out again with burning hearts, with our eyes open and our feet in motion. Let us set out to make other hearts burn with the word of God, to open the eyes of others to Jesus in the Eucharist, and to invite everyone to walk together on the path of peace and salvation that God, in Christ, has bestowed upon all humanity. Our Lady of the Way, Mother of Christ’s missionary disciples and Queen of Missions, pray for us!
The collection taken up at all Masses today will go to Missio Ireland. Thank you for your generous support.
Missio Ireland is the Irish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies. They are the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission.
The collection last Sunday came to £2000. Thanks also to our Singers, Readers and Ministers of the Eucharist.
Feasts of the Week: Saturday: St. Simon and Jude. Apostles. St. Jude is patron saint of “desperate” causes.
Graan Draw: Tickets are available at all the doors of our Church for our draw. The draw will take place on the 8th December and can be viewed on the webcam. It is the only fund-raising activity that we have we would appreciate your support by buying or selling tickets for us. We are grateful to all our outlets and volunteers who are giving of their time to sell tickets for us in our various outlets.
Ticket Selling outlets in October: Mc Keagney’s Tempo – 27th & 28th Oct.
November’s Outlets: Mc Daids, Derrylin – 3rd. The Diamond Enniskillen – 17th & 18th.
Dunnes Enniskillen – 23rd & 24th. If you are able to help us please leave your name and mobile number at our reception.
Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Get Well, Wedding, Graduation, Wedding etc.
The Shop has restocked for Christmas. There are a great selection of cribs on display as well as candles, diaries, cards and suitable gifts for Christmas and new Christmas Mass Bouquets. Cost £2 / €2.50.
Sun & Mon no duty. Mass (Mon 23rd October) – Brian. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.
Sat 5pm – 6pm.
Mass: Tues – Fri @ 7pm. Duty: Tues – Brian. Wed – Arthur. Thurs – Charles.
Fri – Anthony & Sat – Anthony.
Knock All Night Vigil from 7Th to 8th December. Bus leaves Enniskillen on Thursday 7th @ 6.15pm. Contact Orla on 07917468466.
Nancy Brennan, nee Gormley, Letterkenny formerly Enniskillen
Mary Power, Belcoo formerly London & Glangevlin
Michael Connolly, Canberra, Australia formerly Newtownbutler
Gerard Donnelly, Trillick
Tom Lehane, Enniskillen formerly Mayo
Joe Woods, Moneymore
Frank Gallogly, Ederney
Mary Mc Caffrey, Riverside, Enniskillen
Christopher Bradley, Desertmartin
Erne Jones, Drumlyon Drive, Enniskillen
Ann Cox, Shankill, Enniskillen
Kiara Mc Coy, Lisnaskea
Seamus Brennan, Kinawley
Anne Hannon, Rosses Point, Co Sligo
Rosaleen Crumlish, Boyle, Co Roscommon
Frances Gannon, Menapian Way, Enniskillen
The Bannon Family, Mountdrum, Lisbellaw
Stephen Mc Garrity, Sligo Rd, Ashwoods, Enniskillen
Patsy, Mary, Bridget Mullin, Omagh
Patrick & Katherine Flanagan, Roscor, Belleek
Mylie & Gertie Curry, Main Street, Derrygonnelly
Telephone: 028 6632 2272
Fax: 028 6632 5201