Bulletin 24 December 2023

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

Weekday Masses – 11am

No Novena Mass on Monday 25 December

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Meetings for young people (age 18 – 40) – Fridays 7.30pm in the Parish Centre; Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am; BaptismsSunday 12.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for John Bateson, Seamus Young (Newbridge) and Eddie Bradley (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week 

Sat. 23 Dec. Mary Walls, Jim Cassidy, Annie Berryman,  Sadie Devlin, Kevin Murphy

Sun. 24 Dec. Roisin Donnelly, Annie McCusker, Leo Valentine, Sheelagh McGlade, Dominic Gormley, Roseanne Muldoon

Mon. 25 Dec. Charlie Moore, Susan Rose McGovern,  John Kearns, Hugh Cudden, Michael McKee, Ann Bradley, Maggie Stuart, Kathleen Lagan (1st Av)

Tues. 26 Dec. Peggy Henry, Irene Gallagher, Patsy Kennedy (1st Av)

Wed. 27 Dec. Florence Corey, William (Willie) Taylor, Mary Hinfey John McKay, George Gallagher, Brigid Collins

Thurs. 28 Dec. Mary Scullion

Fri. 29 Dec. Patsy Bradley (MM The Grann, Enniskillen 12noon)

Sat. 30 Dec. May McKee, Mary Beattie


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Conlath Joseph McKillen and Oran Sé Logan who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Keeva Loughran and Stephen Corcoran who were married recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3364;

Peter’s Pence – £1168 (total); December Dues – £450; 

Standing orders – £1345

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES 7pm Castledawson & 9pm Magherafelt

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES 9am Castledawson; 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt


Wishing you and your family a happy & peaceful Christmas


*NEW MASS SCHEDULE from Saturday 30 December*

Magherafelt – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 11.30am

Castledawson – Sunday 9am

Newbridge – Sunday 10.15am


The Parish Office will be closed over the Christmas period, any anniversaries for week beginning Sunday 31 December can be emailed to office@magherafeltparish.org



NEXT SUNDAY BIG BANTER Sunday 7 January  Jackpot £2700, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTROreopens Tuesday 2 January 9am


TUESDAY – Closed AA Group 8.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 7, 8, 26; £25 to Eamon Campbell, Paul Fitzgerald, Ann O’Neill; Jackpot £7000; next lotto draw – Thursday 28 December; wishing all our players and sellers a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year;

St Patrick’s Conference (SVP) would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Parish, for your generous contributions all year, and for the kind donations leading up to Christmas.  Through your donation, we can continue to work towards helping others; your support helps us to make a difference to the lives of many families in our Parish; Helpline 028 7930 0819

NEW ROW ST PATRICK’S PS Starting Y1 in September 2024? Missed our Open Day?  Please contact the office or email dgraffin653@c2ken.net to arrange a visit; admissions open online from Tuesday 9 January.