Bulletin 12 March 2023


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm 

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



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


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Jean Speirs, Jimmy Mullan,  Pat Cudden, Mavis Mooney, Shane McCusker, Marie Hagan and Michael Quigley (Thailand) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 11 Mar. Bobby Deehan, Marcus O’Hagan Snr

Sun. 12 Mar. Phyllis Walshe

Mon. 13 Mar. Gerard MacLarnon, Peter McKenzie, Sean Larkin, Annie Masterson, Fr. Vincent Darragh,  Hugh McGeown

Tues. 14 Mar. Mabel Nelson, Patricia Martin, Frank McFalone, Cassie Conway, Noreen Devlin

Wed. 15 Mar. Mary Agnes McCallion, Mary Mullan

Thurs. 16 Mar. John Johnston, Gretta McLaughlin,  Genowefa Bzozawska, Mary Scullion

Fri. 17 Mar. Maureen Quinn, Malachy Murphy,  Margaret Fuller (née Walshe)

Sat. 18 Mar. Paddy Conway, Brigid Donnelly


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet  Lucia Grace Ward, Shea Thomas Ward, Darragh James Campbell, Lorcan Ciaran McGillian, Ailbhe Marian Gribbin, Charlie Tyler Coles

and Ryan Jack White Lagan who were baptised recently.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2763; Dues £70;

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Appeal – £1005; 

Building Donations – £11700 (total);

Standing orders – £1345


PATRICK’S DAY MASSES & BLESSING OF SHAMROCK – Magherafelt 7.30am & 11am (as Gaeilge); Castledawson 9am

SOUTH DERRY LOURDES COMMITTEE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ARMAGH will hold a Church Gate Collection at all Masses on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March to help take the sick to Lourdes May2023, (No St. Vincent de Paul collection that weekend), please give generously.

REDEMPTORIS MATER SEMINARY BUILDING COLLECTION – Envelopes can be returned with the Church Collection.

TURKEY & SYRIA EARTHQUAKE APPEAL – A number of people have given donations towards the disaster in Turkey & Syria.  If you wish to make a donation, please leave in an envelope marked ‘Turkey & Syria Appeal’, this will be forwarded to Trocaire.

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin 3 May – 10 May, £655pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Conway; 20 September – 27 September, £695pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, for details and booking contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend, 22 & 23 April, booking www.MarriageEncounter.ie or 028 2763 8512



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3300, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Monday – Friday 9am-3pm The Bistro will be closed on Friday 17 March.


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

TUESDAY – Children’s Dance 10am contact 073 8563 3743; 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; Bowls 7.30pm; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-7pm, contact Andy 078 0864 2858

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

Saturday Musical Wings 9.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 18, 19, 20; £25 to Vincent Higgins, Bridgeen Gribben, Jacqueline Sullivan; Jackpot £5900; thanks to all who support this fundraiser

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 10, 11, 12; £25 to Mervyn McClenaghan, Brendan Hughes; Jackpot £1100; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819