Bulletin 14 August 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 Frank Kerr, Colm McGurk, Sheila McDonald (Coagh) and Brendan McCusker (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 13 Aug. Hugh Scullion, Sadie McCann, Dolores Carmichael

Sun. 14 Aug. Mary Devlin, Assumpta Boorman (MM 9am), Angela McCrory (MM 12 noon), Trevor Begley (MM Coleraine),

Mon. 15 Aug. Jerome Cleary, Paddy McCann, Patrick O’Loughlin,  Genowefa Bzozowska

Tues. 16 Aug. Ronnie Goddard, Philomena Hughes,  James Laverty, Patrick Trolan

Wed. 17 Aug. Mary Russell, Mary Bradley, Rev. Eamonn O’Brien, Patsy Mackle (1st Av)

Thurs. 18 Aug. Bobby O’Kane

Fri. 19 Aug. Patrick McRory, John Cassidy, Annie Martin, Seamus & Rosie Hughes

Sat. 20 Aug. Roseann Higgins, Lily Monaghan, Frank Toner, John Wilson



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £1159

August Dues – £3191; Sick & Retired Priests – £30

Vocations – £2058 (total); Standing orders – £1345


MONDAY 15 AUGUST, FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – Solemn Mass to celebrate the Feast Day of the Parish at 11am and Novena Mass at 7.30pm


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Darragh James Diamond, Holly Sara Davis and  Ella Doyle who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kinisha O’Hagan and Seamus McCloskey who were married recently

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 10 September, leaving from the Church at 7.30am sharp, bus fare £10, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

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

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

LOUGH DERG DAY RETREAT – Sunday 25 September, bus leaving from Toome 7.30am, total cost £60, 028 86737954 / 077 4357 5969 for more details and to book



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £4150 48 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm;  Closed Monday 15 August, re-opens Tuesday 16 August 9am

MONDAY 10am & TUESDAY 10am – Children’s Dance Class contact 073 8563 3743

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do; 

Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm, 077 1565 4650

THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Tae Kwon Do

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

‘Family Shark Show’ Saturday 27 August 2pm, doors open 1.30pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Lotto 1, 11, 14, 27; £25 to Martin Loughran, Viney Mitchell, Julian Grimes; Jackpot £5000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 9, 17, 24; £25 to McElwees, Patrick, Shauna, Martin & Kerrie McLaughlin; Jackpot £1000; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

VINCENT’S CHARITY SHOP, King Street – black plastic hangers with metal hooks urgently needed (for tops only, not trouser hangers)

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE – Magherafelt High School Monday 22 August & Tuesday 23 August 12.30pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7.30pm; text Blood to 60081 or call 08085 534 653 to book