Bulletin 2 October 2022


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Catechetical Talks – Mondays & Thursdays 8.15pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Teresa Deehan, 

Michael Cunningham, Bridie McCann (Aughnacloy), Norma Foy (Cookstown) and Tommy Bateson (Dublin) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 1 Oct. Michael O’Neill, Mary Porter

Sun. 2 Oct. Alice O’Kane, Roddy O’Kane, Leo Murray,  Kevin Gallagher, Brian Mongan (1st Av),  Seamus McIvor (1st Av 10am Newbridge), Eddie Lennox (1st Av. 10.30am Magherafelt)

Mon. 3 Oct. Peggie McKee, Rose Brogan, Madeleine Campbell, Lugaidh Mac Giolla Bhrighde

Tues. 4 Oct. Mary Wasson

Wed. 5 Oct. Susan O’Neill, Mary Ellen Bradley

Thurs. 6 Oct. Barney McCallion, Jean McGurk, Pauline Taylor, Dan McAuley

Fri. 7 Oct. Tom McGlone, Louis Lupari, Michelle O’Neill

Sat. 8 Oct. Joe Neville

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Zara Lilly Farrell who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Claire McKinney and Leonard Leader who were married recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2798; 

Sick & Retired Priests – £1262 (total); Dues – £15

Standing orders – £1345

CATECHETICAL TALKS for adults and young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8.15pm in the Church

DUNDALK SOLEMN NOVENA – in honour of St Gerard Majella, Saturday 8 October – Sunday 16 October in St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church Dundalk, (see Church noticeboard for times)

PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP meeting each Tuesday 7pm – 8.15pm in the Big House at the Monastery, everyone welcome.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – for booking & information contact  HYPERLINK “http://www.MarriageEncounter.ie” www.MarriageEncounter.ie; www.courses.accord.ie

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND – Restore communication, renew commitment, rekindle romance in Cork International Hotel, Friday 4- Sunday 6 November, for details and booking see www.MarriageEncounter.ie

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819

Des McFarlane from the Parish will be running the Glasgow Half Marathon in aid of Mary’s Meals. If you wish you can make a donation through his Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/des-mcfarlane1



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £2250 45 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 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 – 7pm

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, Rugbugz 10am

RECORD FAIR Saturday 15 October –11am – 5pm

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

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 8, 17, 26; £25 to Claire Quinn, Paddy Bradley, Michael Donnelly; Jackpot £4750

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 15, 22, 23, 24; £25 to Maureen McKenna, Liam Craig; Jackpot £1700; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370