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Weekly Bulletin 23rd April 2023

Today is the Third Sunday of Easter. The above painting can be found in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. It is entitled “Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus” by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). We have the wonderful story in today’s Gospel (Luke 24:13-35) of the two disciples journeying with Jesus the seven miles out of Jerusalem to the town of Emmaus. They only recognise Jesus, when he sat at table with them “he took the bread and said the blessing, then he broke it and handed it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; but he had vanished from their sight” (Luke 24:30)

The Servant Girl at Emmaus

She listens, listens, holding

her breath. Surely that voice

is his—the one

who had looked at her, once, across the crowd,

as no one ever had looked?

Had seen her? Had spoken as if to her?

Surely those hands were his,

taking the platter of bread from hers just now?

Hands he’d laid on the dying and made them well?

Surely that face—?

The man they’d crucified for sedition and blasphemy.

The man whose body disappeared from its tomb.

The man it was rumoured now some women had seen this morning, alive?

Those who had brought this stranger home to their table

don’t recognise yet with whom they sit.

But she in the kitchen, absently touching

 the wine jug she’s to take in,

a young Black servant intently listening,

swings round and sees

the light around him

and is sure.  (Poem by Denise Levertov (1923–1997))

Feasts of the Week: Tuesday: St. Mark. Evangelist. His Gospel was probably written in Rome when he was with St. Peter & St. Paul. His symbol is a winged lion. Saturday: St. Catherine of Siena – Virgin & Doctor of the Church. Patron of Europe (1347-1380). She spent all her energies on the Church and helped to achieve the pope’s return from Avignon to Rome. She was a mystic, a reformer of religious life and brought peace to her native Siena, Italy and 14th century Europe. 

Sincere thanks for the collection last week. It came to £1740. Thanks also to our Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Ushers and all who help in our weekend liturgies.

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

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30 – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm.  Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home Bouquets & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

Sunday & Monday no duty. Mass Mon (24th April  @ 7pm – Arthur). Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.  Sat 5pm – 6pm.  Mass: Mon – Fri @ 7pm. Tues – Brian.  Wed –Victor. Thurs – Arthur.  Fri – Brian.  Sat  –  Charles.

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. 

Enniskillen Cancer Focus group are having a return of their Annual Coffee Morning on Saturday 29th April 10am to 12 noon in St Macartins Church Hall Enniskillen.  Everyone is welcome to come along.

Caritas Choir invite you to a Variety Concert in the Ardhowen theatre on Friday 28th April. The concert will include a wide variety of choir repertoire, soloists and instrumentals, some traditional Irish music and Dance.

Recently Deceased

Jimmy Mc Elroy, Raceview Court, Enniskillen

Ellen (Nellie Rooney),  Coonian

Brendan Mc Manus, Cavanacarragh, Lisbellaw

Anniversaries

Brendan Conway, Brackvede Park, Enniskillen

Tommy Tierney, Derrygore Terrace, Enniskillen

Patrick & Rose Hegarty, Derrin Rd, Enniskillen

Grainne Lynch, Adare, Co Limerick, Month’s Mind

Jim Kelly & The Kelly Family, Irvinestown

Angela Calgie, Kesh

Denis & Sheila Maguire, Lisnaskea

The Maguire & the Boyle families, Lisnaskea

Margaret Connor, Kinarla Pk, Silverhill

Maura Mc Cusker, Glen, Tempo

Kieran Muldoon, Henry Street, Enniskillen

Kenny Ledwith, Cooper Crescent, Enniskillen

John Paul & Ellen Reilly, Dungannon

Theresa Reilly, Enniskillen

Mary Kate Maguire, Gallagh, Killesher

Mary & Owen Mc Caffrey, Tempo

Patrick & Margaret Flanagan, Roscor, Belleek

Contact

The Graan,
Enniskillen,
Co. Fermanagh,
BT74 5PB

N. Ireland.

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