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Weekly Bulletin 8th December 2019

Sunday Collection: Came to £1470.   Thank you for your generosity as always. There will be a Development Collection taken up after communion today.


Today is the Second Sunday of Advent: Today John the Baptist appears in our readings at Mass. He speaks to us in our wilderness and his message is simply this: we must rethink our values totally. Paul tells us we are to treat one another as friends-this is a sure way to prepare for the One who is to come.


The Shop: Our shop has restocked for ChristmasThere is a wonderful selection of cribs on display as well as candles and suitable gifts for Christmas, as well as Christmas Mass Bouquets. Enrolling your family and friends on our daily Mass Guild makes a special Christmas gift. Deceased, Get Well, Thinking of You, You Are in My Thoughts Mass Bouquets are also available.


Saints of the Week: Mon: Feast of the Immaculate Conception: The long wait of humankind was completed in Mary, the first of a line of christians to give herself, by her word of consent, to the adventure of faith in Christ. Mary was prepared by God for her role in the story of salvation. She was redeemed in advance by God in a unique way by reason of the merits of her Son. 

Thurs: Our Lady of Guadalupe is patron of Americas. This memorial recalls the apparition in December 1531 to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on Tepeyac hill near Mexico City.  FriSt. Lucy was martyred in Sicily in 304 during the Diocletian persecution. SatSt. John of the Cross(1542-1591) a Carmelite who despite imprisonment worked on spreading the reform of the Carmelite Order. A man of deep prayer, an outstanding poet, and a spiritual writer who is a doctor of the Church.


Confession Times for ChristmasPlease take note of these times and plan ahead to make sure you make your peace with God for Christmas. Today Sunday & tomorrow Monday there will be no confessions.

Tues 10th to Fri 13th Confessions 2pm – 5pm.   Sat 14th December Confession 2pm – 6pmNo Confessions on Sunday 15th.  From Mon 16th – Fri 20th confessions 2pm – 5pm. Saturday 21st confessions from 2pm – 6pm. Please come early. No Confessions on Sunday 22nd. Masses are at 10.30am, 12noon & 4pm.

Monday 23rd – Confessions 2pm – 5pm. On (Christmas Eve) Confessions – 1pm – 5pm.


2020 Graan Calendar: Is available free of charge at the Graan shop today. Please take one home with you.


St Michael’s Scout Bandwill play at the 4pm Mass on Sunday 15th. They will also play at the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (Dec 24th) beginning with carols at 7.30pm in preparation for the blessing of the crib @ 7.50pm and Mass @ 8pm.   Christmas Day Masses will be at 9am. 10.30am, 12noon. There will be no Christmas Day Mass at 4pm.


Church Cleaning Group:Thanks to December’s Cleaning Group and indeed to all our dedicated teams for their continued hard work. Thanks to our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, singers, collectors, flower arrangers, gardeners, window cleaner &fundraisers. If anyone would like to become a Reader or Eucharistic Minister please leave your name & number @ reception.


DUTY & Confessions: Mon (No Duty) Mass @ 8pm – Arthur. Tues to Friday Duty 2pm – 5pm. Tues: Victor. Wed: Arthur. Thurs – Charles / Arthur. Fri – Anthony / Charles. Note Extra Confessions on Sat 14th Dec (2 – 6pm) – Anthony / Arthur.  


The Diocesan Youth Ministry organisation Clogher don Óige will be celebrating the live broadcast Mass on RTÉ this Sunday morning – December 8th, at 11am. Fr. Leo Creelman will be the celebrant. It’s online on the RTÉ player for two weeks.


A Film on Love and Mercy: The life of St Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercywill be shown tomorrow Monday the 9th and 16th December at 6pm & 8.30pm in the IMC cinema in Enniskillen. To book your tickets go online to IMC cinema in Enniskillen.


New Book:Fr. Brian D’Arcy has authored a new book called It has to be said is on sale in our shop for £20.


New CD: Sr. Marié Cox: together with two Mercy Sisters, Patricia O’Donovan and Frances Kennedy have a new CD entitled “May Hope Be Yours”. It is available at the Graan shop £15. All proceeds going to the St. Vincent de Paul.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on every Fri from 10am – 5pm. Bulletin: Please take a bulletin home with you.

Recently Deceased Anniversaries

Claire   Burleigh, Finaghy, Belfast


Joe Carleton, Ashwoods,  nniskillen

John & Ellie Barrett, Stralongford, Trillick

Kathleen Quinn, Boho

Amabile Vella, Malta

Agnes & Benny Magee,   Springfield

Maggie & John James Maguire, Kinawley

John & Mary Sheridan & their son John Sheridan, Enniskillen


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