Bulletin 11 December 2022


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary McCrystal, Michael Morgan, Anne O’Hagan, Gertrude O’Neill and Madeleine Geoghegan (née O’Riordan, Kilkenny) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week 

Sat. 10 Dec. Henry Tohill, Stanley O’Kane, Mickey Joe McGurk, Catherine Hatton, Maryann Puxley

Sun. 11 Dec. Michael Carr, Bridget Stokes, Johnny Doyle, Henry (Harry) McNally Jr.

Mon. 12 Dec. Harry Shivers,  Anne Quinn (1st Av. 6.30pm Magherafelt), Rosie Lupari (1st Av. 7.30pm Magherafelt), Alice Rocks (MM 7.30pm Ballinderry)

Tues. 13 Dec. Pat McDonagh, Bernie McCann, Tiny Martin

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

Thurs. 15 Dec. Brigid O’Neill, Margaret Deehan, Joe Heaney

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

Sat. 17 Dec. Mary McGeown, Joseph O’Donnell

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Finn Darragh McLernon who was baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £1087; Missions – £2692 (total); Dues – £3090; Standing orders – £1345


We are delighted to announce that the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption will re-open from Saturday 10 December at 6.15pm.  We hope that you will be as delighted with how the Church looks as we are and we wish to thank most sincerely all those who have been involved with the work.  Archbishop Eamon Martin will officially open the Church on Sunday 18 December at 12 noon, everyone welcome.

Monday 12 December – Exposition will commence after 11am Mass & will end with Benediction at 6pm, followed by First Anniversary Masses for Anne Quinn at 6.30pm and Rosie Lupari at 7.30pm.



Confessions – Monday 19 December – Saturday 24 December after 11am Mass

Christmas Eve Masses – 7pm Castledawson & 9pm Magherafelt

Christmas Day Masses – 9am Castledawson; 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL will present their KS2 (P5/6/7 pupils) Christmas Carol Service & Pageantry for all friends & relations in our beautifully refurbished Church of the Assumption on Tuesday 20 December at 4.00pm.  This event will also be broadcast live on our Parish Webcam, everyone welcome!



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £2750 45 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

MONDAY – Children’s Dance 10am contact 073 8563 3743; Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Children’s Dance 10am; Dance Dynamics – 5pm; Ladies Fitness – 7pm

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

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

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 21, 23, 24; £25 to Dermott Beattie, Emma McSwiggan, John Toner; Jackpot £5250

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 12, 23, 24; £25 to Cathy Rocks, Niall Shivers; Jackpot £900

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819

CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – Sunday 18 December 3.30pm, Magherafelt, child-led Rosary in front of the Christmas crib, refreshments afterwards for the children, please join us even if you have not been before

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