Bulletin 17 March 2024

Masses – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm Magherafelt Sunday 9am Castledawson, 11.30am Magherafelt

Weekday Masses Monday – Saturday – 11am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 11.30am – 7.15pm Benediction Monday 7.15pm; Miraculous Medal Novena Monday 7.30pm; Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesday 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 11.30am; BaptismsSunday 12.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Charlie (Chuck) Higgins, Bridie Gribbin (Toome) & Dermott Doherty (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 16 Mar. Gretta McLaughlin, John Johnston, Mary Scullion, Andy McGuckin (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 17 Mar. Genowefa Bzozowska, Malachy Murphy,  Margaret Fuller (née Walshe), Maureen Quinn, Mary Mullan,  Patrick McCann (1st Av 9am Castledawson)

Mon. 18 Mar. Paddy Conway, Brigid Donnelly, Bridget McNally,  Teresa Roscoe, Maura McCann (MM 7pm Milltown),  Betty Murray (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 19 Mar. Frank Halferty, Teresa McNally

Wed. 20 Mar. Mary Bradley, Dominic Gallagher, Joe Walls,  Sarah Young, Ann Atchison, Katie Craig

Thurs. 21 Mar. Jane Hughes, Arthur McNally

Fri. 22 Mar. Edward Gribbin, Bridget Conway, Lily McDowell

Sat. 23 Mar. Jim Murphy, Marie Therese Wheldon (née Walls), Charles McCrory,  Brigid McKee (1st Av. 11am)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2605;

Peter’s Pence – £1058 (total); Dues – £45; 

Standing orders – £1345


PATRICK’S DAY MASSES & BLESSING OF SHAMROCK – Magherafelt Vigil 6.15pm & Sunday 11.30am; Castledawson Sunday 9am

WEEKDAY MASS TIMES DURING LENT- Magherafelt 7.30am Tuesday – Friday, 11am Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm Monday (Novena)

SERIES OF CATECHESIS – for adults and young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption; contact Fr. Juan

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Paudie Michael Brennan and Ruairí Gerard Cassidy who were baptised recently.

ADOPTION OF ST PATRICK CELEBRATION – Everyone at New Row St Patrick’s PS would like to sincerely thank all who joined us for a truly wonderful celebration as we formally adopted St Patrick.  A special word of thanks to our wonderful children, guided by outstanding staff, who were exceptional in how they told us about the journey to this important moment in our history – & how we move on.

ENVELOPE BOXES which commence on Sunday 7 April are available for collection at the back of Castledawson Church & in the Parish Office.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3200, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Closed Monday 18 March, re-opens Tuesday 19 March 9am – 3pm


MONDAY – Lil’Lates 5pm – 5.30pm, new class for 4-12 years old, Pilates 6pm – 7pm, contact Wendy 077 5335 2077; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Line Dancing 2pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group 11am in the Parish Centre Boardroom, everyone welcome; Tae Kwon Do; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Rugbugz


LINE DANCING with Tomasina –Parish Centre Wednesday 2pm – 3pm for, admission free, contact Eilish 075 2735 0956

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 23, 25, 29; £25 Fr. Gates, Christine McVey, Kevin D.; Jackpot £7000

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819;

Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association – health and wellbeing sessions with complimentary breakfast, commencing Sunday 24 March, numbers limited, to book please contact Chris 075 4601 0560