Bulletin 19 March 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)



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


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Patsy McCann, Jean Speirs, Jimmy Mullan, Pat Cudden and Michael Quigley (Thailand) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 18 Mar. Paddy Conway, Brigid Donnelly, Sarah Donnelly, Teresa Roscoe, Marie Hagan (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 19 Mar. Francis Halferty, Teresa McNally, Mary Doyle

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

Tues. 21 Mar. Jane Hughes, Arthur McNally

Wed. 22 Mar. Edward Gribbin, Lily McDowell, Brigid Conway, Charlie O’Kane

Thurs. 23 Mar. Jim Murphy, Marie Therese Wheldon (nee Walls), Charles McCrory, Mavis Mooney (MM 7.30pm)

Fri. 24 Mar. Sarah McKee, Seamus McGeown, Charlie Rafferty, Jamie McLaughlin

Sat. 25 Mar. David Boorman, Frank (Sonny) McKee,  Hugh Niblock Snr, Fr. Jim McCormack


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Charlie Flynn Fullen Brown, Maliyah Maggie Mawhinney and Oliver Patrick Loughran who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3086; Dues £230; Turkey & Syria Earthquake Appeal – £1450; 

Building Donations – £12,100 (total); 

Standing orders – £1345; 

Redemptoris Mater Seminary Collection – £4276


CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – We would be like to invite parish children and their families to join us today at the later time of 6pm in The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption with a focus on thanksgiving to our heavenly mother Mary, this Mother’s Day.

CHILDREN’S SAFEGUARDING TRAINING Wednesday 22 March in ‘new wing’ of Magherafelt Church, 7pm – 9:30pm, only volunteers who have registered for this event to attend; a further training event is due to be held on 30 March, details later

SOUTH DERRY LOURDES COMMITTEE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ARMAGH will hold a Church Gate Collection at all Masses on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March to help take the sick to Lourdes May 2023, (No St. Vincent de Paul collection that weekend), please give generously.

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3350, 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 contact 073 8563 3743; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 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; Otago 12.30pm; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-7pm, Andy 078 0864 2858;

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

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 13, 14, 27; £25 to Louise Gormley, Patricia Kearney, Tom Cudden; Jackpot £5950; thanks to all who support this fundraiser

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 5, 7, 22; £25 to Brendan Hughes, Mickey Gribbin; Jackpot £1200; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933

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