Bulletin 17 December 2023

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

Weekday Masses – 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Meetings for young people (age 18 – 40) – Fridays 7.30pm in the Parish Centre; Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am; BaptismsSunday 1pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for John Bates and Eddie Bradley (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 16 Dec. Gerard Graham, Breige McGurk, Gerry Graham, Philomena Quinn

Sun. 17 Dec. Mary McGeown, Joseph O’Donnell,  Margaret Gallagher, Frank Morgan, Ann Quinn

Mon. 18 Dec. Billy Duffy, James Hanson,  Regina Quinn (1st Av 7.30pm)

Tues. 19 Dec.

Wed. 20 Dec. Rose Donnelly, Pat McGlade, Bridie Morgan, Patsy & Brigid Bateson, Susan Potter

Thurs. 21 Dec. Josie Lagan, Mary O’Hagan, Bridget Niblock, Anna Devane

Fri. 22 Dec. Ena Agnew, Kestutis Damasas, Lewis Doyle, Catherine O’Hagan, Bernie Browne (née Conway)

Sat. 23 Dec. Mary Walls, Jim Cassidy, Annie Berryman,  Sadie Devlin

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Erin Madeleine McKenna, Matilda Eibhlin Mulgrew and Joe Andrew Noel Campbell who were baptised recently.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2242;

Peter’s Pence – £953; December Dues – £660; 

Standing orders – £1345



CONFESSIONS – Monday 18 December – Saturday 23 December after 11am Mass

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES – 7pm Castledawson & 9pm Magherafelt

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES – 9am Castledawson; 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Fr Gates will attend his First Friday calls this week.


NEW MASS SCHEDULE from Saturday 30 December

Magherafelt – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 11.30am

Castledawson – Sunday 9am

Newbridge – Sunday 10.15am


CHOIR PRACTICE – for Christmas Eve Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Magherafelt, Monday 18 December 8pm, all singers and musicians very welcome.

CHOIR PRACTICE – St. Patrick’s Church, Castledawson Tuesday 19 December 7.30pm, after the rosary; new members very welcome.

NEW ROW ST PATRICK’S PS Starting Y1 in September 2024? Missed our Open Day?  Please contact the office or email dgraffin653@c2ken.net to arrange a visit; admissions open online from Tuesday 9 January.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER CHRISTMAS usual prizes, double line turkeys & treats,  prizes for fancy dress,  Jackpot £2650, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


Closed from Friday 22 December 3pm, reopens Tuesday 2 January 9am


MONDAY – Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Rugbugz

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 6, 8, 9; £25 to Eamon Campbell, Johnny McKee, Peader Johnson; Jackpot £7000

St Patrick’s Conference (SVP) would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Parish, for your generous contributions all year, and for the kind donations leading up to Christmas.  Through your donation, we can continue to work towards helping others; your support helps us to make a difference to the lives of many families in our Parish; Helpline 028 7930 0819