Bulletin 19th of May 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 Louis Taylor who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 18 May Francis Gribbin, Thomas & Ellen Cassidy, Teresa O’Kane, Margaret Devlin, Joseph (Joe) Loane (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 19 May Brendan Cunningham, Philip McKeever, Madge Lynch, Eugene Beattie, Michael McDonagh, Brian Ewing, Zenan Komor

Mon. 20 May Tom Lagan, Dermot Browne, Brendan Kyne, Raymond McNabb

Tues. 21 May Margaret O’Hagan, Suzanne McNeilly, Margo Devlin, Kathleen Devlin, Packie McGlade

Wed. 22 May Mary Tohill, John McErlean, Sarah O’Kane, John Hatton Snr, Joe Shivers

Thurs. 23 May Maire Johnston, Tommy Doherty, Eddie O’Neill, Joe Bates, Eileen Mulholland (1st Av. 11am)

Fri. 24 May Dermot Devlin, Mary Anne Higgins

Sat. 25 May May McNulty, Sr. Lucy Dowds, Hugh Thomas Graham



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2646;

Vocations – £3074 (total); Dues – £80; 

Standing orders – £1345


CONGRATULATIONS to all the children from New Row St. Patrick’s Primary School and Spires Integrated Primary School who received their First Holy Communion last weekend and to all the children from Holy Family Primary School who receive their First Holy Communion this weekend.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Lír Eugene Beattie, Odhrán Anthony McElkearney and Ethan Barry McCann who were baptised recently. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Carla Higgins and Martin Scullion who were married recently.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST – Sunday 16 June Fr. Gates will say Mass at the Mass Rock at 1pm

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Sunday 30 June, 12noon, (no 11.30am Mass in Magherafelt on that day)

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

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

OUR LADY OF LOURDES PILGRIMAGE SOCIETY – 10 July – 17 July from Belfast, Hotel Agena, contact Kathleen McCann 028 7963 2205 or 077 1970 1925



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3650, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm

MONDAY – Pilates 6pm – 7pm & 7.15pm – 8pm, contact Wendy 077 5335 2077

TUESDAY – Kids Dance – from 9.30am; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Dogs Trust – 5.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World contact Roisin 075 6499 8233; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group (2nd week of each month 10.30am – 12noon); Tae Kwon Do

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm


Any volunteers available to assist in the Parish Centre would be very welcome, contact Pat 078 7252 5983


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 16, 22, 27; £25 to Gerard O’Neill, Senan Collins, Jacqueline Sullivan; Jackpot £2100

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – for booking & information contact www.courses.accord.ie

GRAN QUILTERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION Resource Centre, Swatragh Friday 24 May & Saturday 25 May, 10am-4pm, admission £5.00