Bulletin 18 December 2022


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary McCrystal, Michael Morgan, Anne O’Hagan and Paddy Rogers (Rossinver, Co. Leitrim) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 17 Dec. Mary McGeown, Joseph O’Donnell, Sue Murray, Margaret Gallagher

Sun. 18 Dec. James Hanson, Billy Duffy, Jim Joe Scullion, John Edwards

Mon. 19 Dec. Clare Morrison

Tues. 20 Dec. Rose Donnelly, Kestutis Damasas, Pat McGlade, Patsy Bateson & Brigid Bateson

Wed. 21 Dec. Josie Lagan, Mary O’Hagan, Bridget Niblock, Anna Devane (1st Av.)

Thurs. 22 Dec. Ena Agnew, Annie Berryman, Louis Doyle, Catherine O’Hagan, Bernie Browne (née Conway),Kevin Murphy (1st Av. 7.30pm)

Fri. 23 Dec. Mary Walls, Jim Cassidy, Denis Bradley, Sadie Devlin, Sarah Rocks

Sat. 24 Dec. Roisin Donnelly, Annie McCusker, Leo Valentine, Sheelagh McGlade, Roseanne Muldoon

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Rian O’Hagan and Danny John Boone who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2532; Dues – £875;  Peter’s Pence – £767; Standing orders – £1345



CONFESSIONS – Monday 19 December – Saturday 24 December after 11am Mass

CHRISTMAS EVE Masses – 7pm Castledawson & 9pm Magherafelt

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


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL will present their KS2 (P5/6/7 pupils) Christmas Carol Service & Pageantry for all friends & relations in our beautifully refurbished Church of the Assumption on Tuesday 20 December at 4.00pm.  This event will also be broadcast live on our Parish Webcam, everyone welcome!

CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – today Sunday 18 December 3.30pm, Magherafelt, child-led Rosary in front of the Christmas crib, refreshments afterwards for the children

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819



BIG CHRISTMAS BINGO Sunday 18 December,  JACKPOT £2800, usual prizes, turkeys & treats, 45 calls, doors open 6pm; all welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

MONDAY – Children’s Dance 10am contact 073 8563 3743; Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Children’s Dance 10am

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm 077 1565 4650

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Bowls – 7.30pm

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

SATURDAY – Musical Wings

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 6, 22, 28; £25 to Bosco O’Hagan, Brian Rocks, Una Walshe; Jackpot £5300; thanks to all who support this fundraiser;

AGM Wednesday 4 January 7.30pm in McFlynn Suite Rossa Park, all members asked to attend & we welcome new volunteers who wish to become involved in Club activities.

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 15, 19, 24; £25 to Paddy Bradley, Benny Wilson; Jackpot £1000; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB Saturday 14 January Seamus Heaney HomePlace, suitable for 14-18-year-olds, more details www.seamusheaneyhome.com