Bulletin 10 December 2023

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

Weekday Masses – 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Meetings for young people (age 18 – 40) – Fridays 7.30pm in the Parish Centre; Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am; BaptismsSunday 1pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Patsy Bradley (Enniskillen) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 9 Dec. John McNulty, Annie Doyle, Paddy Higgins,  Lucy Donnelly, Sinead Norton (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 10 Dec. Henry Tohill, Michael Carr, Patsy McGrogan, Catherine Hatton, Mickey Joe McGurk,  Mary Ann Puxley, Patricia Keenan (MM 12noon)

Mon. 11 Dec. Bridget Stokes, Rosie Lupari, Henry (Harry) McNally Jr, Mary Bates (MM 7.30pm)

Tues. 12 Dec. Harry Shivers, Bridget & Martin Mongan

Wed. 13 Dec. Pat McDonagh, Bernie McCann, Tiny Martin,  Jack Kerr

Thurs. 14 Dec. Frances Cunningham, Hugh McCloskey,  Elizabeth Gallagher, Philip McGoldrick,  Marie McGuire, Mary McSwiggan

Fri. 15 Dec. Brigid O’Neill, Margaret Deehan, Sue Murray

Sat. 16 Dec. Gerard Graham, Breige McGurk, Gerry Graham



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £300;

December Dues – £4102; Standing orders – £1345


We look forward to welcoming Fr Gates back to duties from Wednesday.


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Lorcan Brendan Hughes, Emily Grace Edwards and Aodha May Atchison who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brid Corrigan & Conor McCann and Nicole Fullerton & Steven Gillespie who were married recently.

CHILDREN’S ROSARY We would like to invite all children and their families to join us to pray and sing in front of the Christmas crib at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption today Sunday 10 December 5pm

CHOIR PRACTICE – for Christmas Eve Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Magherafelt Monday 11 December and Monday 18 December 8pm, all singers and musicians very welcome.

CHOIR PRACTICE – St. Patrick’s Church, Castledawson Tuesday 19 December 7.30pm, after the rosary; new members very welcome.

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



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £2600, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome



Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 12 December, Wednesday 13 December & Thursday 14 December 12noon & 1.30pm, contact Pat to book


MONDAY – Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am; Dance Dynamics 5pm-7pm; Ladies Fitness with Kelly 7pm – 8pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

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

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

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Rugbugz


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 9, 14, 17; £25 to Rosy McSwiggan, Jackie Cassidy, Padraig Martin; Jackpot £7000;

AGM Wednesday 13 December 7.30pm

GATHERED VOICES – A Winter’s Tale, an evening of music, Friday 15 December 7:30pm, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, tickets £12.50, available from citizenticket.com/events/gathered-voices

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