Bulletin 11 June 2023

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

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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

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



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Bernie Higgins, Patricia McLaughlin, Eileen Mulholland, Kate Bradley (Maghera) and Marie Donnelly (Draperstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 10 Jun Madeline Shields

Sun. 11 Jun Ronan Cunningham, Bernard Dowds, Brendan Walls, Gerry Doyle, Zenon Komor (MM 12noon)

Mon. 12 Jun Jim Hampsey

Tues. 13 Jun Joseph Cunningham, Sarah Bradley

Wed. 14 Jun Edmund Quinn

Thurs. 15 Jun John McAllister

Fri. 16 Jun

Sat. 17 Jun Tommy Terry, Leo Tkaczyk

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Henry Alphonsus Peter McBride, Elizabeth Granickas and Grainne Mary Loughran who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Leanne Stokes and Kieran McDonagh who were married recently.


CHURCH COLLECTION  Magherafelt & Castledawson – £1242;  June Dues – £3003; Vocations – £2418 (total);  Standing orders – £1345

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST – Sunday 11 June Fr. Gates will say Mass at the Mass Rock at 1pm; allow 1-2 hours walking from the parking area inside the forest; please bring a packed lunch.

CHILDREN’S SAFEGUARDING TRAINING – Wednesday 14 June Moortown Parish Hall 6:30pm -9:30pm; all volunteers who did not attend recent Safeguarding Training in Magherafelt should arrange to attend; please inform Eugene (079 2802 4985) of your intention to attend as soon as possible so a place can be reserved for you.

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Sunday 25 June 12 noon (no 12noon Mass in Magherafelt) parking available in Rossa Park; no parking at the Church gate, drop-off only for disabled and elderly; Mass will be outdoors weather permitting, otherwise it will be in the Church.

Parishioners are invited to tidy their family graves & the surrounding areas; please use the bins provided.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – 11-17 July direct from Belfast International Airport, £795 plus optional Travel Insurance, contact Kathleen McCann 07719701925

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE 20 -27 September £695 pps, Dublin – Dubrovnik, spiritual director Fr John Gates, contact Group Leader Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3950, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Yoga – 6pm (Bernie 077 5900 1664); JIVE CLASS 7.45pm, contact Matthew 078 4588 9363 for booking & more details

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; NOMAD Audiologist 12-6pm, Andy 078 0864 2858

FRIDAY – Musical Wings; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm; SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Rugbugz 10.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 9, 12, 14, 16; £25 to Gareth McVeigh, Liam Averill, TJ McSwiggan; Jackpot £6550

ST VINCENT DE PAULBUS TRIP to Ballycastle Saturday 29 July, £5, 9am-5pm, please contact 028 7930 0819 & leave your name & contact number, everyone welcome; Helpline 028 7930 0819

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

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