Bulletin 14 May 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)



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Kevin McNally and Alice Graham who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 13 May Peggy McCorry

Sun. 14 May Gerry Lynch, Margaret Devlin, Mary Quinn

Mon. 15 May Alice Lennox, Rita Dougan, Cassie McFalone, George Gallagher, Eamonn O’Neill, Brian Ewing

Tues. 16 May Patsy Halferty, Kathleen Murray (née Walls),  John McCann, Isobel Laverty

Wed. 17 May Gary Convie, Vera Brennan, Charlie Keenan, Francie Moore, Martin Murray (1st Av)

Thurs. 18 May Francis Gribbin, Kathleen O’Hagan,  Eugene Beattie, Teresa O’Kane, Margaret Devlin

Fri. 19 May Brendan Cunningham, George Gallagher,  Madge Lynch, Philip McKeever,  John Atkinson (MM 7.30pm)

Sat. 20 May Tom Lagan, Brendan Kyne, Raymond McNabb

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Maksymilian Gabriel Saniak, Sadie McGuckin and Caodán John Kelly who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £1783; Dues – £245; Vocations – £2178

Trócaire – £12,329 (total); Standing orders – £1345


CATECHETICAL TALKS for adults & young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8pm in Church of our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt


TRIP TO REDEMPTORIS MATER SEMINARY DUNDALK – Friday 2 June, join us for a tour of the Seminary, followed by Vespers and dinner, bus leaving at 2pm, cost £10; if you are interested, please phone or email your name & contact number to the Parish Office, (max number 45)


CHILDREN’S LITURGY – P1 to P4 children are welcome to join us – Castledawson every Sunday 9am & Magherafelt on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, 10.30am


CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – Calling all children & families of the Parish, especially Communicants & those preparing for their Confirmation, the Children’s Rosary Group will meet today at 4pm in The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption for our Annual May Procession, Crowning and Rosary to honour Our Blessed Mother during this month of May; children are invited to wear their Communion dresses/suits or white clothing; please contact Lynn 074 7432 2429 / Helen 075 4198 1444 for numbers, all welcome

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY IN KNOCK Saturday 3 June from 1pm, bus from Castledawson Roundabout 8am, cost £20, to book and for more details contact Helen Budd 075 4198 1444



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3750, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664

TUESDAY – 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; Otago 12.30pm; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-6pm, 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 3, 6, 14, 29; £25 to Dara Collins, Martin Collins, Peggy Purvis; Jackpot £6350

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 10, 18, 19; £25 to Maura Bradley, Tom & Karl; Jackpot £2000

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819

DEMENTIA AWARENESS TALK Thursday 18 May 11am – 12pm in Maghera Library, booking not required, light refreshments