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Weekly Bulletin – 26th November 2023

Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Next Sunday we enter into a new liturgical year with the season of Advent. Today we celebrate the Kingship of Jesus Christ.  When the Son of Man – the one who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords wandered as a poor preacher in a poor land, having no home to call his own, much less a throne of righteousness – we believe He is our King. He was tried for blasphemy and flogged thirty nine times as a common criminal and then was hung on the Cross as one who was accursed. Where is this Christ to be found today? Today’s Gospel (Matthew 25:31-46) tells us.  Is He not among us?  Is He not according to his own words found in the least of our brothers and sisters, especially,  in those whom we most neglect, scorn or despise?   Thinking about where Christ it to be found transforms what I do and helps to transform who I am. Today’s Gospel is called the Social Gospel.  We will be judged not on how many Rosaries we have prayed, or on how many pilgrimages we made to holy places, or on how many novenas we got through (these actions of course are helpful). However we will be judged on how we cared for the marginalised, neglected, broken people in our world.

“On a cold wintry day a man saw a small girl standing on the street corner; she was shivering with the cold, and starving for want of a decent meal. The man got angry and cried out to God – “Why do you allow this to happen? Why don’t you do something about it?” And God replied; “I’ve already done something about it, – I MADE YOU’  Remember the unforgettable words of Christ in today’s Gospel: “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me (Matthew 25:40). Every day we get some chance to put them into practice. 

Feasts of the Week: ThursdaySt. Andrew, was a disciple of John the Baptist, and when he was called by Jesus he brought his brother Peter to meet Him. He suffered martyrdom on this date. He is patron saint of Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Scotland and fishermen.

Sunday Collection: Came to £2030. Thank you for your generosity. Thanks also to all who help in our weekend liturgies.

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The Graan Draw: Graan Draw: Tickets are available at all the doors of our Church for our annual draw. You can buy the tickets on line from our website www.thegraan.com  and follow the DONATE link. If you have tickets at home please make sure you have your counterfoils in to us early.  The draw will take place on the 8 December 2023  at 6pm and can be viewed on our webcam. This is the only fund-raising activity that we hold every year. We are grateful for the various outlets that have allowed us to sell these tickets and for our brave volunteers who are helping to sell the tickets.

This week we will be in Martin Rooney’s Enniskillen Thursday 30th Nov & Friday 1st December.

November Dead List: Mass will be celebrated every day in the monastery for those of your deceased family and friends whose names are on the November Dead List.

The Shop: 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 – 4.30pm.

Confessions & Duty: Sun & Mon no duty.  Monday to Friday Mass @ 7pm. Mon (27th) Mass  –  Antony Connelly.  

Duty 2pm – 5pm. Tues –Antony Connelly. Wed Victor. Thurs – Arthur.  Fri – Anthony O Leary.

Sat 5 – 6pm – Anthony O’Leary  

Fr Brian’s new Book: ‘The Best of Brian’ is available at our shop. Cost: £17 or €18. You can buy online by following the link. http://frbriandarcy.com.

Caritas Christmas Carols Service will take place here in the Graan church on December 1st @ 8pm. All donations on the night will go to the Enniskillen Foodbank. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

Graan Calendar 2024: Is available at our shop free of charge.

Recently Deceased

Bernadette Mc Art, Irvinestown

Gemma Shannon, Bellevue Road, Enniskillen

Hugh Smyth, Fivemiletown

Jimmy Cullen, Hillview Park, Enniskillen

Margaret Mc Goldrick, Irvinestown

Kathleen Gilroy, nee O’Brien, Lattonagh, Derrygonnelly

Fr Ralph Egan, C.P, Mount Argus, Dublin

Tom Mc Gurran, Carrigan Park, Enniskillen

Patsy Rooney, Kellesher & New York

Anniversaries

Paul Brosan, London & Kerry 

Con & Kathleen Brosnan, London & Kerry

Vera Mc Gurran, Carrigan Park, Enniskillen

Cassie & Philip Gormley, Mulleek, Belleek

Patrick Flanagan & his daughter Carmel Harte & son-in-law Oliver Harte, Garrison

Josephine, Tom, Tony, & Angela D’Arcy , Fairview Av, Enniskillen

Patrick & Elizabeth Duffy, Tonnagh, Derrygonnelly

The Crumlish Family, Ballyshannon

Margaret Peggy Miller, Cornagrade Rd, Enniskillen

Jim Flanagan, Belleek

Margaret Green, Coa

James Kerrigan & the Kerrigan & Carrigan families, Enniskillen,

Mullaghdun & Moneygashel

Claire Ryan, Sligo

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