Bulletin 20 August 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



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for George Tohill, May Brennan, William (Willie) Harkin, Eddie White, Kathleen (Katie) Boyle (Portglenone) and John Young (Ballymaguigan) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 19 Aug Patrick McRory, Seamus Hughes, John Cassidy, Annie Martin

Sun. 20 Aug Lily Monaghan, Frank Toner, John Wilson, Maureen Johnston (née O’Neill, 1st Av), James Pollard (1st Av 12noon),  Maire Pollard (MM 12noon)

Mon. 21 Aug Cathal Bateson, James Ewing

Tues. 22 Aug Anne Walls, Brian Hughes, Orla McKenna, Michael Hyland

Wed. 23 Aug Brendan Boyle, Lewis Mackle Snr, Mary McWilliams, Jim Shivers, Bridget Monaghan

Thurs. 24 Aug Alison McGrath, Philip Morgan, Kay Moran, Alice McKenna

Fri. 25 Aug Maura Walls, Edward McCann, Hugh Devlin, Anne McNabb

Sat. 26 Aug Rhoda Kearney, Rae McKeever, Eddie O’Neill



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2312; 

August Dues – £800; Standing orders – £1345


UPDATE – Fr. Gates continues to recover after his surgery.  Due to the risk of Covid and infection, visiting is restricted to immediate family only at present.  He thanks everyone for all the ‘get well’ messages and prayers.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 9 September, leaving from the Church at 7.30am sharp, bus fare £15, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

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.

LOUGH DERG DAY RETREAT – Sunday 27 August, Retreat cost €45, bus £15, contact Mona 028 86737954 or Una 077 4357 5969 for more details and to book

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

EUROPEAN FAMILY WEEKEND 25 – 27 August, Co. Kildare – FamilyWeekend2023.blogspot.com for more information



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £4450, 48 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTROMon.– Fri. 9am-3pm. The Bistro will be closed Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September inclusive and will re-open Monday 4 September.

MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am

TUESDAY – Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do 4pm;

Kool Kountry Line Dancing – 8pm – 10pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


ADDITIONAL COOK required to support the ‘Expressions Bistro’ team.  This is a full-time position; you will require previous experience and basic Food Hygiene Certificate.  For full details and application pack please contact Pat in the Parish Centre, closing date Monday 21 August


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 6, 8, 19; £25 to A. Cassidy, Fionn McCormick, Majella Bateson; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 11, 15, 16; £25 to Cathryn McOscar, AJ Heaney; Jackpot £1300

CHARITY DANCE – Saturday 26 August 9pm – 1am in the Terrace Hotel, proceeds in aid of ALPS (Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Families Bereaved through suicide), tickets £10, also raffle on the night or donation, contact Geraldine Devlin 075 4108 1727