Bulletin 23 of June 2024

Masses – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm Magherafelt Sunday 9am Castledawson, 11.30am Magherafelt

Weekday Masses Monday – Saturday – 11am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 11.30am – 7.15pm Benediction Monday 7.15pm; Miraculous Medal Novena Monday 7.30pm; Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesday 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 11.30am; BaptismsSunday 12.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Francis Quinn, Margaret McGuckin, Vera Watters and Oliver O’Hagan who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 22 June Jim Tohill, Deirdre O’Neill

Sun. 23 June June Taylor, Malachy Scullion, Colm Scullion,  Ned Lynch, Douglas & Maureen French

Mon. 24 June Sheila Mulholland, David Cartin

Tues. 25 June Bridie Boorman, Kathleen Devlin (née Donnelly)

Wed. 26 June Sarah Scullion

Thurs. 27 June Matthew Mitchell, David Quinn, Patricia Walls, Imelda O’Neill (MM 11am)

Fri. 28 June Peggy Kielt, Thomas McKee, William Young, Angela Scullion, Paddy Carmichael, Virginija Burbiene (MM 11am)

Sat. 29 June Michael Del Tronco, Patrick McElhone, Paddy McCann, James Gallagher, Ellen Clayton, Joan Ludlow (1st Av. 615pm)


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Éabha Anne Shaw, Shane Danny O’Kane and Ayla Mae McElmoyle who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2366; June Dues – £405

Standing orders – £1345


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Fr Gates will attend his First Friday calls this week.


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Sunday 30 June, 12 noon, (no 11.30am Mass in Magherafelt on that day); Parishioners are invited to tidy their family graves & the surrounding areas.  No rubbish should be dumped in the hedgerows or at the back of the new graveyard, please use the bins provided.


CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – today Sunday 23 June 5pm Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt, prayer & song, everyone 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

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

VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL SUMMER BUS TRIP Saturday 3 August, to Newcastle Co Down, departing King Street 9.00am sharp, leaving Newcastle 5.30pm, cost per person £10 (adult) £5 (children), to book please phone 028 7930 0819, leaving your name and number.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3900, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm


MONDAY – Pilates 6pm – 7pm & 7.15pm – 8pm, contact Wendy 077 5335 2077

TUESDAY – Kids Dance – from 9.30am contact Siobhan 073 8563 3743; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am

THURSDAY – Slimming World contact Roisin 075 6499 8233; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group (2nd week of each month 10.30am – 12noon); Tae Kwon Do

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am – 11.30am contact Colleen 077 0640 0590; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am – 11.30am contact Colleen 077 0640 0590


VOLUNTEERS – If you would like to add your name to our list of volunteers to assist with functions or events in the Parish Centre, please contact Pat 078 7252 5983.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 13, 20, 27, 30; £25 to Geraldine Purvis, Pauline Crozier, Padraig Martin; Jackpot £2350