Bulletin 12 February 2023


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 Anna McKeever, Eugene McNabb, Yvonne O’Neill (Coalisland), Dinah Briggs (England) and Antonina Ciesluk (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 11 Feb. Lawrence Gribbin, Susan Terry, Philomena Jeffrey

Sun. 12 Feb. Molly Gallagher

Mon. 13 Feb. Charlie Higgins, Michael John Bradley, John Mooney, Elizabeth Keenan, Lily Johnston, Robert McKee, May O’Hagan, John Higgins

Tues. 14 Feb. James Logan, Frank McCaughan, Ann McFalone, Noreen Mallon (MM 7.30pm)

Wed. 15 Feb. Kathleen Henry, Mary Susan McSwiggan, Philomena Bradley, Patsy O’Hagan, Phyllis Scullion

Thurs. 16 Feb. Pat Niblock, Chums McKee

Fri. 17 Feb. John McRory, Nellie Keenan, Rosemary Hughes, Elizabeth Deehan, Phyllis O’Kane, Tillie McSwiggan, Sara McKeown

Sat. 18 Feb. Barney Devlin, Hugh Niblock (1st Av. Belfast)


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Sé Peadar Kerr and Patrick Hugh Bryson who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £1271; Dues £2730;

Building Donations – £10910 (total); IEC – £915 (total);

Peter’s Pence – £967 (total); Standing orders – £1345


PATRICK’S CHURCH CASTLEDAWSON – For the time being the Church will only open for Sunday Mass.  Baptisms will take place on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm.

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

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend, 22 & 23 April – discover how you can enrich your future married relationship together, book through www.MarriageEncounter.ie or by phoning 028276 38512

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Who are they? What are they about?  Information session on Monday 6 March at 11.45am in the Parish Centre Board Room, everyone welcome



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3100, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Monday – Friday 9am-3pm

Please note – The Bistro will be closed Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February, reopening Monday 20 February.


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 7pmClosed AA Session 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; Bowls 7.30pm

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

Saturday Musical Wings 9.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 20, 21, 24; £25 to Rosemary Walls, Liam Averill, Johnny McKee; Jackpot £5700

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 6, 8, 13; £25 to Gary Cushley, Philip Bradley; Jackpot £700; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933

SGARA (Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association) – meeting St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin, Monday 13 February 8pm, new members welcome, contact Chris 075 4601 0560