Bulletin 10 March 2024

Masses – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm Magherafelt

Sunday 9am Castledawson, 11.30am Magherafelt

Weekday Masses Monday – Saturday – 11am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 11.30am – 7.15pm Benediction Monday 7.15pm; Miraculous Medal Novena b; Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesday 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 11.30am; BaptismsSunday 12.30pm



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

REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Maura McCann and Dermott Doherty (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 9 Mar. Alphonsus Gribbin, Henry McErlane,  Dessie Hatton, Clare McConomy (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 10 Mar. Phyllis Walshe, Kathleen McElhone, Annie Dillon, Maggie McGuckin, Nora Johnston

Mon. 11 Mar. Bobby Deehan, Marcus O’Hagan Snr, Jim Toner Seamus O’Donnell (MM 7.30pm)

Tues. 12 Mar. James McKenna

Wed. 13 Mar. Gerard MacLarnon, Annie Masterson,  Peter McKenzie, Hugh McGeown

Thurs. 14 Mar. Patricia Martin, Mabel Nelson, Francis McFalone, Cassie Conway

Fri. 15 Mar. Mary Agnes McCallion

Sat. 16 Mar. Gretta McLaughlin, John Johnston, Mary Scullion, Andy McGuckin (MM 6.15pm)

(Sunday 17 March Patrick McCann 1st Av 9am Castledawson)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3022;

Peter’s Pence – £1013 (total); Dues – £90; 

Standing orders – £1345



The seminary has currently five priests who have been ordained for the Archdiocese of Armagh, including Fr. Juan.  Two deacons are due to be ordained priests on 20 April.  There are also seventeen seminarians in formation, living in cramped conditions.  The seminary building is currently being extended and needs funds to complete the work.  If your circumstances allow, could you make a one-off donation or donate £10 per month by Standing Order to help with this project to ensure availability of priests in our parishes going forward.  Leaflets giving details are at the entrance to the Church.  Please return Gift Aid declarations to the Sacristy or any of the priests.


SERIES OF CATECHESIS – for adults and young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption; contact Fr. Juan

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Helen Leszczynska who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brooke McErlain and Connlan Bradley who were married recently.

ENVELOPE BOXES which commence on Sunday 7 April are available for collection at the back of Castledawson Church & in the Parish Office.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3150, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome



MONDAY – Lil’Lates 5pm – 5.30pm, new class for 4-12year old, Pilates 6pm – 7pm, contact Wendy 07753352077; Bowls – 7.30pm

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

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Line Dancing 2pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group 11am in the Parish Centre Boardroom, everyone welcome; Tae Kwon Do; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Rugbugz


LINE DANCING with Tomasina – commences in the Parish Centre Wednesday 13 March 2pm – 3pm for 3 weeks, admission free, contact Eilish 075 2735 0956 or email eilishmckee@hotmail.com 


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 10, 12, 17; £25 to Leo Campbell, Pat Quinn, Kevin D.; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 5, 11, 16; £25 to Gary Cushley, Patrick Rooney; Jackpot £600

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