Bulletin 1 October 2023

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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – P1 to P4 children Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am

BaptismsSunday 1pm, (2 weeks’ notice required)



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Denise Lipscomb, Jacinta Lynch and Mary McLaughlin who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 30 Sept. Margaret Regan, Mary Mitchell, Thomas McKenna, Paddy Tohill, Noel McGuckin, Elizabeth McKay

Sun. 1 Oct. Michael O’Neill, Mary Bernadette Porter

Mon. 2 Oct. Roddy O’Kane, Rose Brogan, Alice O’Kane

Tues. 3 Oct. Madeleine Campbell, Michael McLaughlin, Peggie McKee, Lughaidh Mac Giolla Bhrighde

Wed. 4 Oct. Mary Wasson, Andy Quinn

Thurs. 5 Oct. Susan O’Neill, Mary Ellen Bradley

Fri. 6 Oct. Barney McCallion, Dan McAuley, Pauline Taylor, Jean McGurk

Sat. 7 Oct. Tom McGlone, Joe Neville, Michelle O’Neill,  Eibhlin O’Brien (MM 11am),  Dan Deehan (1st Av 6.15pm) (Sunday 8 October Jacinta Lynch MM 10.30am)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3342; 

Standing orders – £1345


What is the purpose of your life? Are you happy? What do you want to get out of life? 

MEETINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (age 18 – 40) – starting Friday 6 October 7.30pm in the Parish Centre


CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – Sunday 1 October 5pm Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt, prayer and song, followed by refreshments, to mark the beginning of this month, to honour Our Blessed Mother, everyone welcome

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Cassie Rose O’Doherty, Kayden Addison Jack Rankin and Marcel Szeliga who were baptised recently.

PIUS X COLLEGE ORATORY – hour of prayer & adoration 6.30pm each Wednesday, all welcome

PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP Tuesdays 7pm in the Big House at the Monastery, everyone welcome.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – for booking & information contact www.courses.accord.ie

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND 10 – 12 November, Co. Kildare, an opportunity to energise communication & romance in your marriage www.marriageencounter.ie/marriage-encounter-weekend



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £2100, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm-7pm; Ladies Fitness with Kelly 7pm – 8pm; Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Dogs Trust Dog School 5.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Otago – 1pm; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 11, 15, 26; £25 to Eamon Campbell, Nikita Anderson, Keara Gallagher; Jackpot £7000

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

NEW ROW ST PATRICK’S PS BABY & TODDLER GROUP – every Monday 9.15am-11am in school hall, everyone welcome, enjoy playtime, a snack and a song with old friends & new.