Bulletin 22 October 2023

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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

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


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Teresa McKeever, Tom Quinn, Patricia Kearney, Margaret McGuckin, Philomena O’Hagan, Eileen McMullan and Terry Doyle (Antrim) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 21 Oct. Bawn Cochrane, Nora McLarnon

Sun. 22 Oct. Joan Sommers, Sam Dougan, Barney Kealey, Kathleen (Patsy) O’Hagan, Margaret McGurk, Nan Rafferty, Fabie Gallagher, Mamie Heaney, Sadie O’Hagan, Marian McQuillan, Teresa McKeever (1st Av. 10am Newbridge)

Mon. 23 Oct. Pearse Patrick McLarnon, Bridget & Willie Johnston, Padraig O’Neill (1st Av 7.30pm)

Tues. 24 Oct. Philomena Mallon, Dan Boyle, Tommy Gallagher, Brian Higgins

Wed. 25 Oct. Charles (Charlie) Murray

Thurs. 26 Oct. Patrick Armstrong, Francis Loane, Jim Speirs, Jack Murray, Pearse O’Kane, Joe Taylor

Sat. 28 Oct. Patrick McFlynn, Maureen Donnelly, Agnes McGrogan

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Cadhla Grace Carroll, Robyn Ciara Richmond and Noah Kiernan Kelly who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2945

October Dues – £225; Standing orders – £1345


OCTOBER, MONTH OF MISSION – On this World Mission Sunday all donations will become part of the Holy Father’s Universal Solidarity Fund which will be used to support missionaries caring for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, to keep health clinics open, to train tomorrow’s generation of priests and sisters and to create a vibrant Catholic Church for the future; on behalf of overseas missionaries, Missio Ireland thanks you for your spiritual and financial support.

What is the purpose of your life? Are you happy? What do you want to get out of life? MEETINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (age 18 – 40) – every Friday 7.30pm in the Parish Centre


MAGHERAFELT & CASTLEDAWSON CHILDREN’S LITURGY TEAMS invite parents of P1-P4 children for a cup of tea & a chat Tuesday 24 October 8pm St Malachy’s GAC Hall; parents who are new to our Parish are especially welcome.

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

Mass to mark 100th anniversary of birth of Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich – On Friday 3 November, Archbishop Eamon will celebrate a memorial Mass in St Malachy’s Church, Armagh at 7:30pm, all are welcome.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £2250, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


MONDAY – Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am; Dance Dynamics 5pm-7pm; Ladies Fitness with Kelly 7pm – 8pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Dogs Trust Dog School 5.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Otago – 1pm; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 10, 14, 18; £25 to Michael Brown, Peter O’Neill, Sara Gribben; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 9, 10, 22; £25 to McElwee’s, Marie O’Kane; Jackpot £1100

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS MARKET TRIP – Saturday 25 November, leaving King Street 9am, leaving Belfast 4.30pm, £10 per person, phone SVP number to book a place; Helpline 028 7930 0819

Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association – 10th Anniversary Celebration Tea Dance St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin, Sunday 5 November music 3pm – 5pm with Country Star Shaun Loughrey, everyone welcome