Bulletin 26 March 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)




Magherafelt – 7.30am Tuesday – Friday; 11am Monday – Saturday; 7.30pm Monday (Novena)


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Brigid McKee, Betty Murray, Patsy McCann and Jean Speirs who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 25 Mar. David Boorman, Frank (Sonny) McKee,  Hugh Niblock Snr, Fr. Jim McCormack,  Shane McCusker (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 26 Mar. Kathleen Higgins, Eddie Quinn, Jim Joe Gallagher, Madeleine O’Connell, Ethna Doyle, Mary Scullion

Mon. 27 Mar. Una Murphy, Anne McNally, Barney Berryman, Brigid Berryman, Patrick Hagan, Brian Devlin, Pat Cudden (MM 7.30pm)

Tues. 28 Mar. Eileen Kearns

Wed. 29 Mar. Patrick Conway, Patrick Joseph O’Neill, Kathleen McNicholl, Eugene McElhone, Patrick McKee

Thurs. 30 Mar. Alfie Heaney

Fri. 31 Mar. Danny Walsh, Hugh Devlin, Mary Elizabeth Hyland

Sat. 1 Apr. Gerry McKee (1st Av. 6.15pm)

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Cillian Daniel McGuckin who was baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2609; 

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Appeal – £1650; 

Building Donations – £12,200 (total); 

Standing orders – £1345; 

Redemptoris Mater Seminary Collection – £4561


PALM SUNDAY – Sunday 2 April, palms will be blessed at all Masses.


SOUTH DERRY LOURDES COMMITTEE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ARMAGH will hold a Church Gate Collection at all Masses this weekend to help take the sick to Lourdes May 2023, (No St. Vincent de Paul collection), please give generously.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING will take place for all volunteers on Thursday 30 March 7pm – 9:30 pm in the main hall Magherafelt Parish Centre, please note change of venue 

NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL ADOPT A SAINT UPDATEThe next stage of this process is to move forward with a proposal to incorporate St Patrick in the name of the school i.e., New Row St. Patrick’s PS; visit newrowps.com for more information; we welcome your comments via the link on the website.

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3400, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Monday – Friday 9am-3pm

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 b; 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; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

PARKINSON’S UK (SPIRES MAGHERAFELT BRANCH) BIG BREAKFAST – Thursday 6 April 10am – 1pm, in the Parish Centre, cost £10, voluntary donations welcome

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 12, 27, 28; £25 to Louise Diamond, Helen Quinn, Edward Conway; Jackpot £6000; thanks to all who support this fundraiser

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 8, 9, 20; £25 to Christine O’Kane, Neil O’Kane; Jackpot £1300; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933