Bulletin 13 August 2023

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

Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm


Please note – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 11am on Monday with Benediction, Novena & Vigil Mass at 7.30pm; 

There will be no 11am Mass Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but there will be 11am Mass on Tuesday & Saturday.

REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for May Brennan, William (Willie) Harkin, Eddie White, Máire Pollard, Kathleen (Katie) Boyle (Portglenone) and John Young (Ballymaguigan) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 12 Aug Anne Logan, Dolores Carmichael, Ryan Spiers, Kevin Nicholas (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 13 Aug Genowefa Bzozowska, Regina Gates

Mon. 14 Aug Mary Devlin

Tues. 15 Aug Paddy McCann

Wed. 16 Aug Philomena Hughes, Ronnie Goddard,  James Laverty, Patrick Trolan,  Allen MacRory (1st Av.)

Thurs. 17 Aug Mary Russell, Mary Bradley, Patsy Mackle, Matthew Gates

Fri. 18 Aug Bobby O’Kane

Sat. 19 Aug Patrick McRory, Seamus Hughes, John Cassidy, Annie Martin



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £662; 

August Dues – £3268; Standing orders – £1345



Monday 14 August Vigil Mass & Novena 7.30pm,

Tuesday 15 August 11am Magherafelt & 7.30pm Castledawson


UPDATE – Fr. Gates continues to recover after his surgery.  Due to the risk of Covid and infection, visiting is restricted to immediate family only at present.  He thanks everyone for all the ‘get well’ messages and prayers.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 9 September, leaving from the Church at 7.30am sharp, bus fare £15, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

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

LOUGH DERG DAY RETREAT – Sunday 27 August, Retreat cost €45, bus £15, contact Mona 028 86737954 or Una 077 4357 5969 for more details and to book

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

EUROPEAN FAMILY WEEKEND 25 – 27 August, Co. Kildare – FamilyWeekend2023.blogspot.com for more information



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £4400, 48 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am

TUESDAY – Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do 4pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Kool Kountry Line Dancing – 8pm – 10pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


ADDITIONAL COOK required to support the ‘Expressions Bistro’ team.  This is a full-time position; you will require previous experience and basic Food Hygiene Certificate.  For full details and application pack please contact Pat in the Parish Centre, closing date Monday 21 August

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 12, 22, 29; £25 to Paul Fitzgerald, Paula McErlane, Danielle Totten; Jackpot £7000; Rossa v Slaughtneil today 12pm & 1.30pm, support welcome

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 9, 10, 20; £25 to Caoimhe McCoy, Mairead McCann; Jackpot £1200; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933

CHARITY DANCE – Saturday 26 August 9pm – 1am in the Terrace Hotel, proceeds in aid of ALPS (Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Families Bereaved through suicide), tickets £10, also raffle on the night or donation, contact Geraldine Devlin 075 4108 1727