Bulletin 11 September 2022


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Faith Discussions – Tuesday 7pm in Parish Centre



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for James Pollard, Charlie Higgins, Michael Hyland (Belfast) and Maureen Johnston (née O’Neill, Exeter) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 10 Sept. Shaun Doherty, Michael McGurk

Sun. 11 Sept. Maria McRory, Paddy Kearns, Arthur Gillen, Patrick Carr

Mon.12 Sept. Mickey Bates, Mary White (1st Av)

Tues. 13 Sept. Paddy Collins, Rose Walls, Jackie Purvis, Timmie Crotty

Wed. 14 Sept. Phyllis Marshall, Joe Conway

Thurs. 15 Sept. Fred Goff, Mary Ann Hegarty

Fri. 16 Sept. John Smith, Eugene Donnelly

Sat. 17 Sept. Frank Kielt, Frank Devlin, Damien Moore


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Moya Rose McGovern, Gabriela Maria Leite and Aoife Marie McErlain who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Aoife Loughran and Pearse McKenna who were married recently

CHURCH COLLECTION Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2779 Standing orders – £1345

Archbishop Eamon has asked for a day of prayer for Ukraine on Wednesday 14 September.  There will be

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 11am Mass until 7pm with Solemn Vespers & Benediction.

DAY TRIP TO LOUGH DERG – Saturday 24 September, bus leaving Castledawson Roundabout 7.15am, return approx. 7pm, lunch and tea served, cost £55; contact Olive 078 8761 4094

PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP meeting each Tuesday 7pm – 8.15pm in the Big House at the Monastery, everyone welcome.

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

Mary’s Meals – A very sincere thank you to Fr. Gates, Fr Borrallo, Society of St. Vincent de Paul and everyone in Magherafelt Parish for the warm welcome given last weekend for our talks and collections.  The amazing amount donated to date was £3,461.80. This will feed 218 children every school day for a whole year.  Our grateful thanks to everyone for their exceptional generosity, those who donated at the Masses and those who donated in other ways to Mary’s Meals charity as a result of our visit to your Parish.  

Patricia McNeill. 077 7404 3147



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £2150 45 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

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

MONDAY – Children’s Dance Class 10am contact 073 8563 3743; BOWLS – 7.30pm, new members welcome

TUESDAY – Children’s Dance Class 10am

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do; 

Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm, 077 1565 4650

THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Tae Kwon Do; BOWLS – 7.30pm


SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 10, 11, 15; £25 to Ann Boylan, Martin Loughran, Reevah McAteer; Jackpot £5200

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 9, 14, 18; £25 to Laoise Graham, Ryan McGrath; Jackpot £1400; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819

NORTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE ESSENTIAL SKILLS COURSE – in Communication, every Tuesday 3pm – 5pm, free of charge, in Seamus Heaney Homeplace, for more information and to book contact brid.mcguinness@midulstercouncil.org