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Weekly Bulletin 9th June 2024

Today is the Tenth Sunday of the Year. In today’s Gospel (Mark 3:20-35) we hear that Jesus’s own physical family have great concerns about how He is now living His life. They try to divert him from his mission.  But Jesus is surrounded by a new family who are doing the will of God “Anyone who does the will of God that person is my brother, sister and mother?” (Mark 3:35) We, Catholics, who place great veneration on Jesus’ mother Mary may find this Gospel difficult. However remember who Mark was writing for – a community in Rome who were being torn apart by persecution – commitment to the Gospel required heavy sacrifice in the area of family attachment. Their families – their own flesh and blood at this time were accusing them for being Christian to the authorities! Mark declares that we are all now a new family in Christ! Imagine what it must have been like for those being persecuted in Mark’s Roman community. Paul speaks of persecution in today’s second reading (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1) This small band of converts in Corinth were also going through a rough time. Paul writes a word of encouragement:“For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up (remember Paul’s job was working as a tentmaker) there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1). In today’s second reading (Genesis 3:9-15) Eve stands for all humans who disobey God, yet in the midst of her refusal to listen and do what God asks – there is a light of hope. The Evil One will be crushed! The One who she finally blames when she is asked “What is this you have done? …The serpent tempted me and I ate”  (Genesis 3:10).The serpent here is the symbol of all the evil powers which set themselves against the woman’s descendants. In the beginning of the human story, Satan upset the relations of creatures among themselves and their relationship to God. One day however, we are told, there will be one stronger than the serpent, the Messiah, the Son of the new Eve. In other words Christ by His Cross and Resurrection has destroyed the Evil One. Today we gave thanks to God our Father, for Christ the new Adam who has already gained the victory over evil. We recognise Him in our Eucharist today as our Lord, and doing God’s will, we belong to the family of the saved. 

Thank you for the collection last week. It came to £2280. Thank you for your support of our mission here at the Graan. A word of thanks also to our Ministers of the Eucharist, Readers, Ushers, and Singers who enhance our Eucharistic celebrations at the weekend. 

Devotions Prayer Group: Will take place each Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in our prayer room here in The Graan All are welcome.                        

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

Shop: Open Mon to Sat – 9.30am – 7pm. Sun 9.30am – 4pm. 

Guild Mass Cards: Our selection includes Deceased, Mass Bouquets, Get Well, Wedding, Birthday, Anniversaries, Christening, New Home, Father’s Day & Retirement Mass Bouquets. Cost £2. 

June’s Church Cleaning Group: Thank you to June’s cleaning group for their dedication.   

Sun& Mon no duty. Mon (10th June) Mass  @ 7pm –  Brian. Confessions: Tues to Fri 2pm – 5pm.

Sat 5pm – 6pm. Mass: Tues to Fri @ 7pm.  Tues – Brian. Wed – Arthur. Thurs – Charles.  

Fri & Sat – Anthony.

Recently Deceased

Rachel Swift, Achill Island, Co Mayo formerly Ballyconnell

Anna Palmer, Hillview Road, Enniskillen

Brian Cassidy, Roslea

Anniversaries

Barney & Anna Mc Hugh, Drumaa, Boho

The Mc Gurn Family, Ashwoods

The Togher Family, Belmullett

Gerry Cassidy, Devenish Crescent, Enniskillen

Eileen Slevin, Tempo

Barry Mc Manus, Lisnaskea

Annie & Harry Mc Gale, Riverside, Enniskillen

Noel Donegan, Rossorry Church Road, Enniskillen

Eddie & Alice Donegan, Mill Street, Enniskillen                                                                                                                                                         

The Millar Family, Boho

Fr Murphy, Boho

Denis & Mary Anne Kelly, Springfield

Paddy Mc Gowan, Blaney & Chanterhill Road, Enniskillen

Aidan Moohan, Drumlyon, Enniskillen

Dolly Moohan, Drumlyon, Enniskillen

Teresa Mc Nulty, Roscor, Belleek  

Annie & Francis Keown, Cornahilta, Belleek

James & Peggy Keown, Roscor Belleek   

Annie Rose & Tommy Lenehan, Athboy, Co Meath                                                             

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