25 December 16

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 11am

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday 7.30pm

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm; Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 12noon; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Altar Society – Group 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9.30am; First Friday (Oct. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Dec. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn

1 JAN.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          P. Quinn            T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 8.00am         Sr. Caitriona      M. Duncan, B. McLarnon

Sun. 11am            K. Walls             W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                        D. Loughran

C’dawson 9.30am Betty Foster     B. O’Kane, P. McKeever


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Billy Duffy, Sophia Mackle, Maureen McGrath and Andy McErlean who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 24 Dec.         Sarah Ann McNabb, Leo Valentine, Sheelagh McGlade, John Mulholland, Roseanne Muldoon, Dominic Gormley

Sun. 25 Dec.        Hugh Cudden, Susan Rose McGovern, Ann Bradley, Michael McKee, Joe Devlin, Margaret Stuart, Josephine Henry

Mon. 26 Dec.       Peggy Henry, Bernard O’Kane, Bernadette Bradley, Irene Gallagher, Moira O’Brien (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Tues. 27 Dec.      George Gallagher, Willie Taylor, Mary Hinfey, Millie McFlynn

Wed. 28 Dec.       Mary Scullion, Mary Martin (MM 7pm Newbridge)

                              Rosemary Hughes (MM 7.30pm Lavey)

Thur. 29 Dec.       Peter Doyle (Jr), Seamus Regan

Fri. 30 Dec.         

Sat. 31 Dec.         Samuel McKeever, Billy Kealey


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 18 December

Magherafelt Envelopes – £2062, Loose Plate – £697

Castledawson Envelopes – £374, Loose Plate – £119

Total Standing Orders – £715

TROCAIRE GIFTS FOR CHANGE total amount raised £2037


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Chloe Emilie Hughes who was baptised recently.


The Priests and Pastoral Council of the Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson wish you and your family Peace, Love & Joy this Christmas.







Please note there will be no 7.30pm Novena Mass on Monday 26 December.

Masses for Sunday 1 January will be

Saturday Vigil 6.15pm

Sunday morning 8am & 11am in Magherafelt and 9.30am in Castledawson

From Sunday 5 February the Masses will change to Saturday Vigil 6.15pm

Sunday 9am in Castledawson

Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt


PARISH CENTRE             

**No Bingo Christmas Day**


NEW YEAR’S DAY BINGO Jackpot £3000 in 48 calls or £500 if not won; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO closed until Tuesday 3 January 9am


PILATES – new 6 week beginner’s course starts Wednesday 4 January 8.15pm – 9.15pm, for more information & to book contact Tanya 077 1316 1766.


CHRISTMAS DANCE NIGHT Wednesday 28 December 8pm – late, with Kevin Hughes & Friends, tickets £5 from the Parish Centre or pay at the door, a good night’s music & dancing guaranteed

The next PARISH CENTRE PRODUCTION will be ‘The Late Mrs Early of Highfield Road’. 

This hilarious show will take place on Thursday 9 March, Friday 10 March & Saturday 11 March 2017. 

Tickets are £10 and will be on sale from the Parish Centre

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 18, 28, 30; £25 to Gareth Black, Anton Campbell, Nicola Purvis; Jackpot £1400


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 5, 14, 15; £25 to Noeleen & Maureen McKenna, Joe Heaney; Jackpot £5000

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819