23 April 17

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                                          www.magherafeltparish.org


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm; Altar Society – Group 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis


Altar Society Apr. Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr – Sept.) 7.30pm

30 Apr.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          C. Donoghue     M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am       C. Purvis           J. Clayton, R. Clayton, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor      E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                        A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           B. Gregg, E. Gallagher


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Anne McGovern (Draperstown), May Murray (née Ludlow, Lucan), Kathleen O’Hagan (Desertmartin), Mary Kelly (Draperstown) and Cassie Stone (Leeds) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sat. 22 Apr.         Paula Johnson, John Hughes, Eileen Kealey, John Young, Jim O’Neill, Mary Campbell, Colm Madden,

                              John C. Harrigan,

                              Charles O’Kane (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 23 Apr.        James McCarron, Charles McKeever, Vincent McNicholl, Eamon Gilmore

Mon. 24 Apr.        Mary Murray, Thomas & Ellen Cassidy,

                              Marie Therese Wheldon (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 25 Apr.       Terence Devlin, Frank Donnelly, Molly Gilmore

Wed. 26 Apr.       Rose O’Donnell, Tommy Maguire, Jimmy Hagan, Philomena Hopkins, Charlie McKay

Thur. 27 Apr.       John McGeown, Francis McGill, Francis Leo Donnelly, Fred White

Fri. 28 Apr.           Helen Gibson, Francie Murray

                              Barney Berryman (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat 29 Apr.           Elizabeth Ann Mitchell




Easter Dues Sunday 16 April

Magherafelt Envelopes – £5141, Loose Plate – £1108

Castledawson Envelopes – £833, Loose Plate – £331

Total Standing Orders – £715

Good Friday Holy Land Collection – £1861

Trocaire – £9370 to date


Please return any remaining Trocaire boxes as soon as possible.


The new car park extension, at the top of the school lane, has now opened.  Once again we ask that you please use this car park as opposed to parking on the lane or at the entrance to the Parochial House.


NEW PARISH ENVELOPES – if you have not yet received your box please contact the Parish Office.


CONGRATULATIONS to Laura Higgins & Stephen O’Neill, Clare Donnelly & Carl McWilliams and

Laura Farrell & John O’Neill who were all married recently.

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – The concluding Mass for First Communicants & their parents/guardians will be on Sunday 30 April at 9am in Castledawson and at 10.30am in Magherafelt; looking forward to seeing you there.

Meeting for parents who help plan The Bridge Mass Wednesday 26 April 7.30pm in the Parish Centre

Please note the following dates –

First Communion Magherafelt – Saturday 6 May

First Communion Castledawson – Saturday 20 May

Confirmation for Kilronan School – Saturday 20 May 3pm Magherafelt

Confirmation – Sunday 21 May, 3pm Magherafelt

Graveyard Sunday – Sunday 25 June, 12 noon (there will be no 12 noon Mass in Magherafelt on that day)


ACCORD – if you are interested in becoming a facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service please contact 028 9023 3002 or info@accordni.com, closing date for applications 15 May.


PARISH CENTRE             


Jackpot £2750 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – reopens Tuesday 25 April 9am

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am – 11.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm; ZUMBA 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP no session; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; PILOXING no session THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, contact Julie 079 2561 7696; TAE KWON DO 4pm



MRS EARLY DVD now available, £10


MAGIC SHOW today 1.30pm, family ticket £25, pay at the door, everyone welcome

DOGS TRUST Tuesday 25 April & Wednesday 26 April, come along and have your dog micro-chipped, receive health & training advice etc

RAINEY OLD BOYS RFC 20K Drop, Friday 28 April, tickets available from club members

COFFEE MORNING Saturday 29 April 10am – 2pm, in aid of Cancer Focus & PMYG Nepal

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 16, 23, 28; £25 to Pat Loughran, Donna Wade, Anne Kerr; Jackpot £3100; Big Breakfast today 9.30am – 1.30pm in Rossa Park, everyone welcome

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 4, 18, 23; £25 to Roisin Lupari, Micky Hicks; Jackpot £2200


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819