Bulletin 19 Februray 2023


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm 

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



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Anna McKeever, Eugene McNabb, Yvonne O’Neill (Coalisland), Dinah Briggs (England) and Antonina Ciesluk (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 18 Feb. Barney Devlin, John Wright, Shannon McTaggart, Philip Gormley (1st Av), Hugh Niblock (1st Av. Belfast)

Sun. 19 Feb. Colette Niblock, Marcus O’Hagan, James Pollard, Charlie Donnelly, Goretti Dillon

Mon. 20 Feb. Pat McCusker, Mary O’Kane, Hannah Gallagher, Sean Conway, Philomena Donnelly, Hugh Craig, Eileen McAlinden (1st Av. 7.30pm)

Tues. 21 Feb. Rosemary Walls, Dodo Walsh

Wed. 22 Feb. Mary Moran

Thurs. 23 Feb. Annie Conway, Anne Louden Lynch

Fri. 24 Feb. Jim Joe Fox, Brigid McGonigle

Sat. 25 Feb. Jimmy Quinn, George Quinn, Mary Bradley


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Archie Pascal Joe Armstrong, Marcella Evelyn McGuckin and Éireanne Teresa Doyle who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2533; Dues £960;

Building Donations – £10910 (total); IEC – £915 (total);

Peter’s Pence – £967 (total); Standing orders – £1345



Wednesday 22 February is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent and a day of fast and abstinence.

Masses in Magherafelt – 7.30am, 11am, & 7.30pm

Mass in Castledawson – 7.30pm



Magherafelt 7.30am Tuesday – Friday 11am Monday – Saturday 7.30pm Monday (Novena)

CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – We would be delighted to welcome parish children and their families to celebrate a year of the Children’s Rosary Group today at 3.30pm in The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption followed by cake afterwards at the Parish Centre.

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

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin       3 May – 10 May, £655pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Conway; 20 September – 27 September, £695pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, for details and booking contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend, 22 & 23 April, booking www.MarriageEncounter.ie or 028 2763 8512



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3150, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Monday – Friday 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; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pmClosed AA Session from 8.30pm

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 9.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 23, 25, 27; £25 to Fr. Gates, Kathleen Walls, Sara Gribben; Jackpot £5750

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 19, 22, 23; £25 to Connor Laverty, Jonathon Coleman; Jackpot £800; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Who are they? What are they about?  Information session on Monday 6 March at 11.45am in the Parish Centre Board Room, everyone welcome

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819