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Weekly Bulletin 29th October 2023

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.

  • In an age that urges us to focus on our ourselves and our own interests, Thérèse shows us the beauty of making our lives a gift.
  • At a time when the most superficial needs and desires are glorified, she testifies to the radicalism of the Gospel.
  • In an age of individualism, she makes us discover the value of a love that becomes intercession for others.
  • At a time when human beings are obsessed with grandeur and new forms of power, she points out to us the little way.
  • In an age that casts aside so many of our brothers and sisters, she teaches us the beauty of concern and responsibility for one another.
  • At a time of great complexity, she can help us rediscover the importance of simplicity, the absolute primacy of love, trust and abandonment, and thus move beyond a legalistic or moralistic mind-set that would fill the Christian life with rules and regulations, and cause the joy of the Gospel to grow cold.
  • In an age of indifference and self-absorption, Therese inspires us to be missionary disciples, captivated by the attractiveness of Jesus and the Gospel. (52)   ( Given on 15 October 2023)

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.  

Recently Deceased

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

Anniversaries

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

Contact

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

N. Ireland.

Telephone: 028 6632 2272
Fax: 028 6632 5201
Email: thegraan@btconnect.com

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The Community

  • Fr Charles Cross Superior
  • Fr Arthur Mc Cann Vicar
  • Fr Victor Donnelly
  • Br Brendan Gallagher
  • Fr Brian D'Arcy
  • Fr Anthony O’Leary