Bulletin 15 October 2023

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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – P1 to P4 children Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am

BaptismsSunday 1pm, (2 weeks’ notice required)



Please note – there will be no 11am Mass on Monday 16 October or Wednesday 18 October.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Patricia Kearney, Margaret McGuckin, Philomena O’Hagan, Eileen McMullan, Denise Lipscomb and Terry Doyle (Antrim) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 14 Oct. Edward Mooney, Geraldine Scullion (1st Av 6.15pm)

Sun. 15 Oct. James E. McCaughan, Minnie Rafferty

Mon. 16 Oct. Gerry Campbell, Sammy Averell

Tues. 17 Oct. Marian Cleary, Martin McMahon, Nellie Lagan

Wed. 18 Oct. Michael Higgins, Charlie O’Kane, Veronica Kerr

Thurs. 19 Oct. Michael O’Regan

Fri. 20 Oct. Mary Hegarty

Sat. 21 Oct. Bawn Cochrane, Nora McLarnon

(Sunday 22 October Teresa McKeever 1st Av. 10am Newbridge)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2454

October Dues – £660; Standing orders – £1345


WORLD MISSION SUNDAYSunday 22 October, this is the one Sunday in the year when the entire global Church unites together to support the Holy Father’s appeal for spiritual and financial support for overseas mission.  All donations made on Mission Sunday will help missionaries care for the world’s most vulnerable people in mission dioceses which are mainly found in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


What is the purpose of your life? Are you happy? What do you want to get out of life? 

MEETINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (age 18 – 40) – every Friday 7.30pm in the Parish Centre


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Nora Katie McMillan, Riley Magalhaes Pinto Mulhern and Ozzie Paul Maxwell who were baptised recently.

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

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

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

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND 10 – 12 November, Co. Kildare, an opportunity to energise communication & romance in your marriage www.marriageencounter.ie/marriage-encounter-weekend



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £2200, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm-7pm; Ladies Fitness with Kelly 7pm – 8pm; Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Dogs Trust Dog School 5.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Otago – 1pm; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 10, 16, 24; £25 to Kevin Donnelly, Rita Cassidy, Danny Heavron; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 14, 15, 22; £25 to Niall Keenan, John Mulholland; Jackpot £800; anyone wishing to participate in the Lotto please contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933 for details.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819