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Sunday 17th May 2009

6th Sunday of Easter

First Reading Acts of the Apostles 10: 25-26
The baptism of Cornelius, the first pagan to receive the grace of baptism, shows that God’s salvation is offered to all.

Second Reading John 4: 7-10
This reading contains what is probably the most important statement ever made about God.

Gospel John 15: 9-17
Jesus leaves his friends the supreme commandment of love.



Vigil Saturday – 6.00 pm

St Michael’s 8.00 am, 9.30 am, 11.00 am & 12.30 pm

St Mary’s Lisbellaw – 10.00 am



Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, 17th May 2009

The Spirit of God’s love

Jesus said to his disciples: “You did not choose me; no, I chose you.” Anybody who is involved in a team sport will know the tension there is in wondering if they will be picked for the team and then the delight when they are picked or the utter disappointment when they are not. Jesus has picked each one of us for his team of disciples because the task of transforming the world is so vast and because each one of us has our own unique gifts and opportunities for the task. Our responsibility is to say yes to his call and take our part in his mission. As always this begins in our homes with the most intimate relationships of human life, to make those the best they can possibly be. Our mission is also to our faith community where we have a special relationship in the Body and Blood of Christ. And it extends to the world in which we live. This week we can refresh the enthusiasm and joy of being chosen.

Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.



Give thanks to God for he is good: His love is everlasting.

Give thanks to the God of gods: His love is everlasting.

Give thanks to the Lord of Lords: His love is everlasting.

He alone performs great marvels: His love is everlasting.

His wisdom made the heavens and the earth:

He made the sun, the moon and the stars: His love is everlasting.




Parish Priest: V Rev J McGuinness, PP VG, 1 Darling Street 028 66322627

Curates: Rev Noel McGahan, CC & Rev Martin O’Reilly, CC,
4 Darling Street 028 66322075

Priest on Duty: Rev Martin O’Reilly CC 028 66322075


Sat, 16th May (Vigil 6.00pm(Months Mind) John McManus, Southend-
on-Sea and Dame Street

Sun, 17th May (Lisbellaw) Paddy & Mary McCaffrey and Bridie Buffery,

Mon, 18th May 6th Week of Easter
10.00 am Christopher, Margaret, Gerry & Gregory Cleary, Mill St
6.00 pm (Convent) Patrick & Mary Howe, Mullaghdun

Tues, 19th May 6th Week of Easter
8.00 am (Convent) Rose Mulligan, Corban Avenue
10.00 am Kelly and Orr families, Frith Street

Wed, 20th May 6th Week of Easter
8.00 am (Convent) James, Frances, Seamus & Paul Fee, Riverside & Esther Rowley and Ann Murphy, Downpatrick
10.00 am Tommy Jones, Cleenish Park and Monea

Thurs, 21st May 6th Week of Easter
8.00 am (Convent) Gerry & Sally Breen, Braeside Park and Dorothy family, Wellington
10.00 am Jones family, Carrigans

Fri, 22nd May 6th Week of Easter
10.00 am Mary Francis, Loughview Drive
7.30 pm Frank Harte, London and Derrin Road

Sat, 23rd May 6th Week of Easter
10.00 am Tommy Callan, Rathview
Jim Brennan, Derrin Park
John & Bridget McManus and Paddy Adams, Kellys Cottages

Confessions 11.30 am – 1.30 pm & 5.00 – 5.45 pm

Children’s Liturgy each Sunday at 9.30 am Mass. Parents please sign the Register at the back of the Church before or after Mass.



There is no getting away from the fact that the most important thing Jesus asks of us, and commands us to do, is to love one another. Love is the best teacher we have. But it does not come of its own accord. It is dearly bought. It often demands many years of persevering toil before a person can reach the point where he or she is able to love. There is a big gap between knowing God and loving God. Not to love is not to know God. But when we love, the gap is closed. To love is to know God and where love is, God is, where God is, love is. To know is not to prove, or to explain. Because we are made in God’s image, each of us has an innate capacity for love. However, for this to happen the heart has to be right. If only the heart was right we could give so much more. The image of God is at its best and brightest in us when we love.



We pray for the recently deceased:

Christine Lyons, Killyvilly Court;

Kathleen Gibbons, Dublin and late of Corralinnen;

Sarah McQuaid, Castleblaney;

Patrick Porteous, Lisnaskea

May they rest in peace.

Weekly Offering 10.05.09 £4,936.00

Trócaire 2009 £22,141.00 (to date)


Annual Returns 2008/2009

As we are now preparing acknowledgements for 2008/2009, we would be grateful if parishioners would soon complete contributions for last year. Sincere thanks to all who have now completed their contributions to the Parish for the year 2008/2009.


St Michael’s Parish Draw – Month 7

£1,000 Brendan McGovern, 9 Glenwood Gardens
Promoter Bernie Gallagher, 89 Glenwood Gardens
£300 Dermod & Bernie Corrigan, 75 The Limes
Promoter Teresa Magee, 47 The Limes
£200 Olivia Taylor, 157 Derrin Road
Promoter Peter Watson, 129 Derrin Road

Mass for the Indian Community in the Convent Chapel on Friday, 22nd May at 5.00 pm. The Indian Community visit Knock Shrine on Saturday, 30th May. For information on travel, etc. contact Matthew 028 66320346.


Women of the World – Fermanagh Multi Cultural Evening
in aid of Special Olympics Fermanagh in Aisling Centre this Friday 15th May 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm dance, music and cuisine of the world. Tickets min.£5 at the door.

St Vincent de Paul Annual Trip to Bundoran on Wednesday 24th June. All Senior Citizens are welcome. Full details of times will be published later. Please let all your friends know.


Legion of Mary Bus to Knock Shrine Sunday 31st May. Bus leaves Halls Lane at 9.00am (pickup at Reilly’s Cross on Sligo Road). Contact 66320485 or 66349829 or 66324042. Everyone welcome.


First Communion 2009 at 11.00 am Mass in St Michael’s – Children from Holy Trinity PS this Sunday, 17th & 31st May and 7th June; Children from all other Schools 24th May. Children from Tattygar PS, Sunday 14th June at 10.00 am Mass in St Mary’s, Lisbellaw.
St Michael’s Parish One-Day Retreat on Lough Derg
Saturday 23rd May, 2009
• Stop and pray for a day: young and old bring your needs and intentions and
words of thanks before God in this sacred place.
• Bus will leave Halls Lane at 8.30 am and Lough Derg at 4.30 pm
• Cost for the day £30 (with bus), £26.00 if using own transport.
• Please book at the Parish Office by Tuesday, 19th May.
Other One Day Retreats (May): 16, 17, 19, 24, 25 & 26. Cost ?29.00
Advance booking essential for One Day Retreats, phone 00353 71 9861518.


St. Michael’s Bookshop, Halls Lane 028 324771 Wide range of books, cards and religious goods especially for First Communion and Confirmation.


Fr Noel Conlon will be attending St Michael’s Scout Hall on Wednesday 27th May from 10.00am. For an appointment contact Mary at 66320520.


Ulster Cancer Foundation fund raising cabaret/dance in Westville Hotel Saturday 6th June 9.00pm–12 midnight. Guest Artist Gene Chetty (of Gene and Gents Showband) and the Ernesiders Swing Band. Tickets £5 from Westville Hotel 66320333, Natures Choice 66328993 or Paddy McDermott 66437490.


Community Bingo each Tuesday in Scout Hall at 9.00 pm. Please support.


St Michael’s Parish, Enniskillen

Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Copies of ‘Good Practice Procedures and Code of Conduct’ are available in the Parish Centre.



We welcome into the Christian community children baptised during April:

Donata-Emilija Janisionyte, Galliagh Park; Naoise Patrick James Hill, Scaffog Avenue; Michael Thomas Smith, Carran Crescent; Daithí Donald Shannon, Silverstream Court; Noah Thomas Boyd, Kilmacormick Road; Kylan David Thacker, Hillview Walk; Lennox Andrew Collins, The Commons, Bellanaleck; Joshua Patrick Breen Curran, Kinarla Park; Aodhán Rían Trimble-Callaghan, Tamlaght Park; Riley Jean McIntyre, New York; Duane Cody Kerrigan, Drumcor Hill; Lorcan Michael Doherty, Inniskeen Close; Daniele-Marija Arbaciauskaite, Beresford Place; Elvis Tarvids; Krists Tarvids, Ballinamallard.
Baptism Dates for June: Sunday 14th & Saturday 27th. Preparation date Wednesday 10th June at 8.00 pm. Parents and godparents requested to attend

St Michael’s Parish One-Day Retreat on Lough Derg

Saturday 23rd May, 2009
• Stop and pray for a day: young and old bring your needs and intentions and
words of thanks before God in this sacred place.
• Bus will leave Halls Lane at 8.30 am and Lough Derg at 4.30 pm
• Please book at the Parish Office 66322075
No fasting or walking barefoot.


Knock Summer Youth Festival “Your are the Light of the world”

Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock ~ 23rd-26th July 2009. Strictly 18-35 years, ?70 / Free buses. Places limited, so Book now! Youth Ministry Office: (094) 9375035; Shrine Office: (094) 9388100; Mobile (087) 6927850.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

A rare and privileged opportunity to fly direct from Belfast on our 10 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Departing Saturday 19th and returning Tuesday 28th September 2009. Flight to the Holy Land with all professionally guided coaching tours, accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, £1,090 stg or ?1,240 inclusive. For more information and bookings, contact Charlie Gillespie, phone 07533330756.

Dominican Nuns – Monastic Contemplative Life Vocation Discernment Weekends Young women are invited to a weekend of prayer and reflection, with sung liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, conferences and opportunity to meet with sisters this Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May or 19th – 21st June. Contact Sr Breda on 00353 419838524 or

Diocese of Clogher ~ Lourdes Pilgrimage: Monday 6th
Saturday 11th July 2009, led by The Most Rev. J. Duffy D.D.
Total price €730 (or sterling equivalent at time of payment). To book invalid places contact Pilgrimage Director: V Rev Canon Joseph Mullin, PP, Priest’s House, Lisnaskea, BT92 OJE. Phone 028 67721342.
To book pilgrim places contact Pilgrimage Secretary, Mr P J McGilly, Drumsastry, Newtownbutler, BT92 8ED. Telephone/Fax 028 67737850.


Clogher don Óige

Young people are invited to participate as a group in the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. ?600 or £550 sterling approximately. Pilgrims must be aged 17 or over on date of departure. Contact Matthew 00353 4772784 or email


Ministers of the Word for the Sundays of May: 6.00 pm (Vigil)
M. McDaid or J. Thornton 8.00 am Patricia Donnelly; 9.30 am Barry Lynam; 11.00 am Carmel Stephenson; 12.30 pm Niall McVeigh.

Ministers of the Eucharist & Collectors (Team A)
begin their rotas
this Saturday/Sunday 2nd / 3rd May. Please check your rota.


St Vincent de Paul Thrift Centre now at 24 Church Street, welcomes good quality clothes and household items. Please leave items at the Thrift Centre, or phone 028 66329893 to arrange collection. Open Monday – Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Closed for lunch 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm. Closed Wednesdays.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Enniskillen Meetings:
Monday – Nurses’ Sitting Room, Erne Hospital
Thursday and Saturday – Day Centre, Tempo Road
All meetings at 8.30 pm. For further information contact 028 90434848


Does someone in your family drink too much? Is it making you lonely and unhappy – causing money problems – creating stress? It might be your partner, child or your mother or father. If you want help – if you would like to share your worries with people who understand because they have had them too – why not get in touch with Al-anon Family Groups. Phone 02890 682368 for nearest group contact.


Aware Defeat Depression – Enniskillen Support Group for all those affected by depression meets in the Aisling Centre, Darling Street on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm.


If you’re in distress or despair, call Lifeline free on 0808 808 8000.


Accord Marriage Preparation Courses:

June 12th/13th; 11/12 September; 9/10 October; 13/14 November.
Marriage Preparation Course should be completed at least 4 months before marriage. Application forms available from ACCORD Secretary, St Michael’s Parish Office, phone 66325696 or at Priests’ House.
Phone 66325696 for more details.

Community Bingo each Tuesday in Scout Hall at 9.00 pm. Please support.