Today is the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: “This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: you must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.” (Matthew 22:40). This is the last sentence in today’s Gospel. (Matthew 22:34-40). Jesus is speaking of the radical unity of two commandments that sum up the whole law. To love God with one’s whole being and life energy is inseparable from an active love of our neighbour. The first reading (Exodus 22:20-26) spells out in vivid detail how the people of Israel are to act towards three marginal groups in their society; the stranger, the widow and the orphan. Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Exhortation to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of St. Thérèse of Lisieux entitled“C’est la Confiance” The title of the letter comes from her writings. She wrote: “It is confidence and nothing but confidence that leads us to love” In the final part of his letter Pope Francis outlines the outstanding example of Thérèse for Christians today. She wanted to be “love in the heart of the Church” Francis outlines her witness in the final part of his exhortation.
Feasts of the Week: Wednesday: All Saints is a Holy day.
Masses here are at 7:00 pm (Tues) & 10:30am, 12 noon and 7pm (Wed).
Thursday: The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed. (Masses at 12noon & 7pm).
Friday: St. Malachy (1094-1148) A reforming bishop of the Irish Church, patron of the diocese of Armagh.
Saturday: St. Charles Borromeo (1538-84). Archbishop of Milan and responsible for renewing his diocese in the light of the decrees of the Council of Trent. Patron saint of catechists and seminarian
Thank you for wonderful generous collection for the oversea missions last week. It came to £3120 and has been sent to Missio Ireland. Thanks also to all who help in our weekend liturgies.
Graan Draw: Tickets are available at all the doors of our Church for our draw. We are grateful to all the outlets and the many people who are helping to sell tickets for our draw that will take place on the evening of December 8th 2023.
November Outlets: Mc Daids, Derrylin – 3rd. The Diamond Enniskillen – 17th & 18th.
Dunnes Enniskillen – 23rd & 24th.
The Shop has restocked for Christmas. There are a great selection of cribs on display as well as candles, diaries, cards and new Christmas Mass Bouquets. Cost £2 / €2.50. Shop: Monday to Saturday – 9.30 – 7pm. Sun 9.30pm – 4pm.
Please note we will have extra confessions tomorrow Monday 30th October from 2pm – 5pm – Charles.
Confessions: Mon to Fri 2pm – 5pm. Sat 5pm – 6pm. Evening Mass: Tues – Fri @ 7pm.
Duty: Tues – Brian.Wed – Charles. Thurs – Victor / Arthur. Fri & Sat – Anthony.
The November cleaning group will meet on Wednesday 1st November. We appreciate your time and effort.
November Dead Lists are available beside the Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima. Mass will be celebrated each day in November.
Save Our Acute Hospital: To demonstrate solidarity with our Acute Hospital there be a public meeting on Sunday 12th November on the Diamond in Enniskillen. There will be a tractor, truck & vintage car run as well as family entertainment and music.
Doreen Boylan, Derrygore Terrace, Enniskillen
Mary Baxter, Kinawley
May Reilly, Kinawley
Mary Rose Doogan, Belleek
Teresa Mc Conville, Kilkeel, Co Down
Veronica Baird, Ederney
James Mc Cullagh, Graan Abbey NH & Ballyshannon
Paddy Mc Gaughey, Omagh
Joanna Given, Ardara, Co Donegal
Mary Maguire, Macken, Enniskillen
Nora & Patrick Ledwith, Fernvalley, Enniskillen
Theresa & Niamh Donnelly, Old Rossorry Rd, Enniskillen
Bernie Gallagher, Glenwood Gardens, Enniskillen
The Gallagher Family, Arney & Mulleek
Patrick & Mary Mc Govern, Tawnagh, Corlough Parish
Thomas & Kathleen Flynn, Carrick-on-Shannon
Art Maguire, Hillview, Enniskillen
Paul Conlin, Riverstown, Sligo
Geraldine Bogue, London
Seamus Mc Girr, Breagho, Enniskillen
Steven Kelly, Stranorlar, Co Donegal
John Mc Govern, Loughside Road, Garrison
Nellie Conroy, Beragh
Sally Mc Grath, Garrison
James Brennan, Silverhill, Enniskillen
Larry & Peggy Kinahan, Belcoo
John & Margaret Greene, Belcoo
Joe Doherty & the Doherty Family, Gortgall, Boho
Michael Mc Grath, Leathem Crescent, Ederney
Joe Farrell, Derrygonnelly
Telephone: 028 6632 2272
Fax: 028 6632 5201