Bulletin 05 March 2023


Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 9am (Castledawson), 10.30am & 12noon 

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm 

BaptismsSunday 1pm & 1st Saturday 1pm (Castledawson)



Magherafelt – 7.30am Tuesday – Friday; 11am Monday – Saturday; 7.30pm Monday (Novena)


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Pat Cudden, Mavis Mooney, Shane McCusker and Marie Hagan who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 4 Mar. Josephine Doyle, Patricia El Wathig (née Regan, 1st Av.)

Sun. 5 Mar. Jim Kielt, Jane O’Donnell, Martha McVeigh, Pat Joe Bradley, Charles Conway

Mon. 6 Mar. Stephen O’Kane, Sheila Kelly, Jimmy Martin, Henry J. McNally Snr, James McLaughlin

Tues. 7 Mar. Kathleen Lagan, Malachy McSwiggan, Margaret Gillen, Maggie McGuckin,Billy Campbell, Pat & Brendan Corr, Patsy Duffy, Yvonne O’Neill (MM Coalisland)

Wed. 8 Mar. Eleanor Watson, Thomas O’Kane

Thurs. 9 Mar. Alphonsus Gribbin, Henry McErlane

Fri. 10 Mar. Mary McGlade, John McLaughlin, Dessie Hatton (1st Av. 7.30pm)

Sat. 11 Mar. Bobby Deehan, Marcus O’Hagan Snr

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Nathan Kane Paul Johnston, Keelan Michael O’Neill and Eireann Marie Russell who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3075; Dues £50;

Building Donations – £11350 (total); IEC – £930 (total);

Peter’s Pence – £967 (total); Standing orders – £1345



The Archdiocese of Armagh has currently three priests ordained from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary.  The students come from all over the world and will be incardinated in our Archdiocese.  The seminary building is too small and needs to be expanded.  We have been asked if we could help and take up a collection to fund a new building.  The Seminarians will attend all Masses this weekend to introduce themselves and lead the music.  Envelopes will be available, for collection after communion.


TURKEY & SYRIA EARTHQUAKE APPEAL – A number of people have given donations towards the disaster in Turkey & Syria.  If you wish to make a donation, please leave in an envelope marked ‘Turkey & Syria Appeal’, this will be forwarded to Trocaire.


PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin 3 May – 10 May, £655pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Conway; 20 September – 27 September, £695pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, for details and booking contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372


MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend, 22 & 23 April, booking www.MarriageEncounter.ie or 028 2763 8512



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3250, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Monday – Friday 9am-3pm


MONDAY – Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm 077 1565 4650

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Bowls 7.30pm; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-7pm, contact Andy 078 0864 2858

FRIDAY – Musical Wings; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 16, 18, 20; £25 to Martin Loughran, Cathal Kealey, Paddy Totten; Jackpot £5850; thanks to all who support this fundraiser

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 16, 19, 22; £25 to Michael McLaughlin, Katie McAteer; Jackpot £1000; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933


HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Who are they? What are they about?  Information session on Monday 6 March at 11.45am in the Parish Centre Board Room, everyone welcome

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819