Bulletin 23 April 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 & 1st Saturday 1pm (Castledawson)



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for John Atkinson, Eileen McKee, Jim McKeever, Marie Doyle, Evelyn O’Kane (Dungiven),  Mary Connery (Desertmartin) and Sister Bridie Dillon (Dublin) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 22 Apr. John Hughes, Eileen Kealey, John Young, Jim O’Neill, Paula Brennan

Sun. 23 Apr. Patricia Corey, James McCarron, Eamon Gilmore,Vincent Edward McNicholl, Charlie McKeever

Mon. 24 Apr. Mary Gribbin, Mary Murray

Tues. 25 Apr. Terence Devlin, Molly Gilmore, Frank Donnelly, Peter Young, Bob Atchison

Wed. 26 Apr. Rose O’Donnell, John McGeown, Martin Henry, Cissie Maguire, Charlie McKay, James (Jimmy) O’Hagan, Brigid McKee (MM 7.30pm)

Thurs. 27 Apr. Mary Ann O’Neill, Michael James O’Neill,  Leo Donnelly, John Young, Frederick White

Fri. 28 Apr Francie Murray, Paddy Kielt (MM 11am)

Sat. 29 Apr. Tommy Scullion, Elizabeth Ann Mitchell,  Philomena Alexander



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2356;

Trocaire – £7491 (total); Emigrants – £1746 (total); 

Standing orders – £1345

CONGRATULATIONS to all the children from New Row Primary School and Spires Integrated Primary School who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.

CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – We would be like to invite parish children and their families to join us today at 4pm in The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption with refreshments afterwards for the children.

PIUS X COLLEGE ORATORY – hour of prayer & adoration 6.30pm each Wednesday, all welcome

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

YOUTH 2000 ULSTER RETREAT 28-30 April in St Patrick’s College, Maghera, (St Mary’s Building), for ages 16-35, for more information and to register online www.youth2000.ie 

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin       3 May – 10 May, £655pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Conway; 20 September – 27 September, £695pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, for details and booking contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3600, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


MONDAY – Children’s Dance 10am contact 073 8563 3743; Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Children’s Dance 10am contact 073 8563 3743; 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; Bowls 7.30pm; Otago 12.30pm; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-6pm, Andy 078 0864 2858

FRIDAY – Musical Wings

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


AA OPEN MEETING – Tuesday 2 May 8pm in the Parish Centre, all welcome, light refreshments available

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting on Monday 1 May at 11.45am in the Parish Centre

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 7, 18, 23; £25 to TJ McSwiggan, Sean Purvis, Adrian Atchison; Jackpot £6200

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 4, 19, 20; £25 to Ruairi Shivers, Aaron McKee; Jackpot £1700

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819