Bulletin 2 April 2023


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

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm 

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



Magherafelt – 7.30am Tuesday & Wednesday;  11am Monday – Wednesday; 7.30pm Monday (Novena)


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Marie Doyle, Paddy Kielt, Brigid McKee, Betty Murray, Patsy McCann, Oliver O’Kane (Ballymulderg),  Frank McCluskey (Loughgiel) & Rafal Recko (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 1 Apr. Brian McDonnell, Gerry McKee (1st Av. 6.15pm)

Sun. 2 Apr. Eileen O’Kane, Shane Cuffe, Veronica O’Kane, Lorna Kandel, Jimmy Mullan (MM 9am)

Mon. 3 Apr.

Tues. 4 Apr. Kitty Maguire, Jim Henry

Wed. 5 Apr. John Smith, Jean Speirs (MM 7.30pm)

Thurs. 6 Apr. Mary Tohill, Teresa O’Loane, Desmond Kerr, Hugo Doyle

Fri. 7 Apr Sadie O’Kane

Sat. 8 Apr. Felix Flynn, Frances Dinsmore (1st Av)

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Caleb Casey Foster, Callum Thomas Brian McLean and Ariana Melko who were baptised recently.


**NEW ENVELOPES due to commence Sunday 9 April are now available for collection in the Parish Office**


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2761; Turkey & Syria Appeal – £1720 (total); Dues – £40; Emigrants – £1671 (total); Standing orders – £1345; Redemptoris Mater Seminary Collection – £4601 (total)



Confessions after 11am Mass Monday – Wednesday

HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Castledawson 4pm; Magherafelt 5pm & 7.30pm; 

Altar of Repose – after 7.30pm Mass in Magherafelt to 10.30pm

GOOD FRIDAY – Stations of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross 3pm Magherafelt & 3pm Castledawson; Celebration of the Passion 7.30pm Magherafelt

HOLY SATURDAY – Blessing of the Food for Eastern European Families 1pm Magherafelt; 

EASTER VIGIL 9pm Magherafelt

EASTER SUNDAY – Mass 9am Castledawson; 10.30am & 12 noon Magherafelt


CASTLEDAWSON COMMUNITY CHOIR – ‘From the Cradle to the Cross’, Tuesday 4 April, 7.30pm in Christchurch Parish Hall


NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL ADOPT A SAINT UPDATEThe next stage of this process is to move forward with a proposal to incorporate St Patrick in the name of the school i.e., New Row St. Patrick’s PS; visit newrowps.com for more information; we welcome your comments via the link on the website.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3450, 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-6pm, Andy 078 0864 2858; 

FRIDAY – Musical Wings

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting on Monday 3 April at 11.45am in the Parish Centre


PARKINSON’S UK (SPIRES MAGHERAFELT BRANCH) BIG BREAKFAST – Thursday 6 April 10am – 1pm, Parish Centre, cost £10


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 4, 27, 30; £25 to Patricia Donaghy, Enda McCusker, Sara Gribben; Jackpot £6050

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 14, 15, 21; £25 to Brian Ludlow, A. Kearney; Jackpot £1400

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819