Bulletin 21 August 2022


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Faith Discussions – Tuesday 7pm in Parish Centre



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Charlie Higgins, Patsy Walls (Newbridge), Ryan Speirs (Loup) and Vince Coyle (Moortown)  who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 20 Aug. Roseann Higgins, Lily Monaghan, Frank Toner, John Wilson

Sun. 21 Aug. Cathal Bateson, James Ewing, Bridget Henry

Mon. 22 Aug. Anne Walls, Brian Hughes, Orla McKenna

Tues. 23 Aug. Brendan Boyle, Mary McWilliams, Jim Shivers, Lewis Mackle Snr, Bridget Monaghan,  Frank Kerr (MM 7pm)

Wed. 24 Aug. Alison Corey, Lily O’Neill, Alice McKenna,  Kay Moran

Thurs. 25 Aug. Maura Walls, Hugh Devlin, Edward McCann

Fri. 26 Aug. Rhoda Kearney, Rae McKeever, Philip Morgan, Eddie O’Neill

Sat. 27 Aug. Moira & Chris Feeney, Alice Patricia McNally



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2043

August Dues – £610; Sick & Retired Priests – £171 (total)

Standing orders – £1345

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Joshua Colin Bigger and Armella Mae O’Boyle who were baptised recently.

MARY’S MEALS – A Volunteer from Mary’s Meals Charity will speak at all Masses 3rd & 4th September about their work and progress in providing school meals to children living in poverty around the world.  Mary’s Meals Charity would appreciate your prayers in support of their work; a collection will be taken up after all Masses if you wish to support financially; for more information marysmeals.org.uk or Patricia McNeill 077 7404 3147.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 10 September, leaving from the Church at 7.30am sharp, bus fare £10, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

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

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

LOUGH DERG DAY RETREAT – Sunday 25 September, bus leaving from Toome 7.30am, total cost £60, 028 86737954 / 077 4357 5969 for more details and to book



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £4200 48 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm; 

MONDAY 10am & TUESDAY 10am – Children’s Dance Class contact 073 8563 3743

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do;  Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm, 077 1565 4650

THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Tae Kwon Do

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am ‘Family Shark Show’ Saturday 27 August 2pm, doors open 1.30pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Lotto; £25 to Eugene Murphy, Tom Hampsey, Patsy Eslea; Jackpot £5050

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 13, 17, 24; £25 to Anne Kearns, Rosemary McMullan; Jackpot £1100; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

I. BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE – Magherafelt High School Monday 22 August & Tuesday 23 August 12.30pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7.30pm; text Blood to 60081 or call 08085 534 653 to book