Bulletin 18 June 2023

Masses Saturday 6.15pm,

Sunday 9am (Castledawson), 10.30am & 12noon

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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

BaptismsSunday 1pm & 1st Saturday 1pm (Castledawson)



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Francis Conlon, Patricia Peden, Bernie Higgins, Patricia McLaughlin, Sheila Branigan (Drogheda), Gerard Gilmore (Holywood), Oliver Scullion (Loup), Kate Bradley (Maghera) and Marie Donnelly (Draperstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 17 Jun Tommy Terry, Leo Tkaczyk

Sun. 18 Jun Susan Hutchinson, Teresa Conway, Pat Morgan, Douglas & Maureen French, Tommy McGonigle

Mon. 19 Jun Joe Lavery

Tues. 20 Jun Fr. Peter Henry, Kathleen McSwiggan,  Pauline Higgins, Josie Gallagher, Mary McKee

Wed. 21 Jun Annie McAllister, Joseph O’Donnell, James Kelly

Thurs. 22 Jun Jim Tohill, Deirdre O’Neill

Fri. 23 Jun Ned Lynch, June Taylor,  Eileen Mulholland (MM 7.30pm)

Sat. 24 Jun Francis Moran, David Cartin, Sheila Mulholland

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet  Oisin Thomas Devine-French, Conor Joseph Doherty and Aoife Rose McBride who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2106; 

June Dues – £555; Vocations – £2418 (total); 

Standing orders – £1345


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Sunday 25 June 12 noon (no 12noon Mass in Magherafelt) parking available in Rossa Park; no parking at the Church gate, drop-off only for disabled and elderly; Mass will be outdoors weather permitting, otherwise it will be in the Church.

Parishioners are invited to tidy their family graves & the surrounding areas; please use the bins provided.


DAY OF PRAYER & REFLECTION – Portglenone Monastery Saturday 24 June, registration 9am, Mass 3pm, speaker Fr. Aelrid (Monastery), refreshments on arrival, bring packed lunch, voluntary subscription, everyone welcome


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


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


PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – 11-17 July direct from Belfast International Airport, £795 plus optional Travel Insurance, contact Kathleen McCann 07719701925

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE 20 -27 September £695 pps, Dublin – Dubrovnik, spiritual director Fr John Gates, contact Group Leader Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £4000, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome



MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15-10.15am for 5 weeks, see FB for details and to book; Yoga – 6pm (Bernie 077 5900 1664); Jive 7.45pm, (Matthew 078 4588 9363)

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm; Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do 4pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; 

FRIDAY – Musical Wings; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm; SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Rugbugz 10.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 21, 22, 29; £25 to Marty Donnelly, Philip Kerr, Ceodoin McVey; Jackpot £6600

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 11, 15, 17; £25 to Geraldine Quinn, Paul Cleary; Jackpot £2500

TRAD NIGHT featuring All-Ireland Champions, Blackwater Céilí Band, Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm Swatragh GAA Clubhouse, with local supporting talent, admission £10

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

CAM MASS ROCK (52 Roguery Road, Toome) Mass Sunday 2 July 3pm, contact 028 7965 0450