Bulletin 21 May 2023


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

Children’s Liturgy – P1 to P4 children Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

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



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Alice Graham who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

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

Sun. 21 May Packie McGlade, Martina Rafferty (née Regan), Margo Devlin, Margaret Doyle, Mary Mooney, Christy Loughrey, Margaret O’Hagan

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

Tues. 23 May Tommy Doherty, Joe Bates, Eddie O’Neill

Wed. 24 May Mary Anne Higgins, Teresa McKeever, Dermot Devlin, Kevin McNally (MM 7.30pm)

Thurs. 25 May Sr. Lucy Dowds, May McNulty, Freddie Gallagher, Hugh Thomas Graham, Joe Johnston (MM 11am)

Fri. 26 May Hugh McGuckin, Tommy Maguire

Sat. 27 May Patrick O’Neill, James Bothwell,  Pat Doyle (1st Av 6.15pm)

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Jaidyn Joseph McCluskey who was baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2598; Dues – £30; Vocations – £2298

Trócaire – £12,509 (total); Standing orders – £1345

CONGRATULATIONS to all the children from Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the children from Kilronan School, Holy Family Primary School, New Row Primary School and Spires Integrated Primary School who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.

CATECHETICAL TALKS for adults & young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8pm in Church of our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt

TRIP TO REDEMPTORIS MATER SEMINARY DUNDALK – Friday 2 June, join us for a tour of the Seminary, followed by Vespers & dinner, bus leaving 2pm, £10; please phone or email your name & contact number to the Parish Office, (max number 45)

NEW ROW PS ADOPT ST PATRICK UPDATE – The School Council have been working hard on the final stages of our ‘Adopting Saint Patrick’ journey.  Visit the dedicated page on our school website newrowps.com to view our new school crest, including symbols representing talents, aspirations, St Patrick and Castledawson.  Many thanks to everyone for their responses to our proposal, which were all in support of including St Patrick into the name of the school.  ‘New Row Saint Patrick’s Primary School’ as our school’s name has now been forwarded to Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin for ratification.  Read more at newrowps.com.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3800, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


MONDAY – Yoga – 6pm (Bernie 077 5900 1664)

TUESDAY – 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; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-6pm, Andy 078 0864 2858;

FRIDAY – Musical Wings; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Rugbugz 10.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 11, 12, 18; £25 to Ben Henry, Dylan McSwiggan, Damien Heron; Jackpot £6400

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 7, 16, 17; £25 to Liam McElroy, John Mulholland; Jackpot £2100

GRAN QUILTERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION – Resource Centre Swatragh Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May, admission £5

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY IN KNOCK Saturday 3 June 1pm, bus Castledawson Roundabout 8am, £20, contact Helen Budd 075 4198 1444