Bulletin 26th of May 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 Ronan Hawthorne and Louis Taylor who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 25 May May McNulty, Sr. Lucy Dowds, Seamus Davey, Hugh Thomas Graham, Freddie Gallagher

Sun. 26 May Hugh McGuckin, Mary Walls, Tommy Maguire, Teresa McKeever

Mon. 27 May Patrick O’Neill, James Bothwell

Tues. 28 May

Wed. 29 May Annie McKee, Thomas Waites

Thurs. 30 May Paul O’Neill, Teresa Thomas, Christina Doyle

Fri. 31 May

Sat. 01 Jun. Raymond Monaghan, Bro. Ignatius (Jim) Quinn,  Gwyn Treharne, Pat Doyle,  Patricia McLaughlin (1st Av. 6.15pm)


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Eden Christina Armstrong, Patrick Francis O’Boyle and Ada Marie McNally who were baptised recently. 



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2616;

Vocations – £3079 (total); Trócaire – £160; 

Standing orders – £1345


CONGRATULATIONS to all the children from Kilronan School who receive their First Holy Communion this weekend.


PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST – Sunday 16 June Fr. Gates will say Mass at the Mass Rock at 1pm, allow 1-2 hours walking from the parking area inside the forest; please bring a packed lunch.


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Sunday 30 June, 12noon, (no 11.30am Mass in Magherafelt on that day)

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

CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP invites everyone to a procession with the Legion of Mary, and the Rosary led by the children on Wednesday 29 May, starting at 6:45pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Moneyglass.

PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP Tuesdays 7pm in the Big House at the Monastery, everyone welcome

OUR LADY OF LOURDES PILGRIMAGE SOCIETY – 10 July – 17 July from Belfast, Hotel Agena, contact Kathleen McCann 028 7963 2205 or 077 1970 1925



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3700, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




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

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 18, 21, 22, 30; £25 to Elizabeth Wright, Melissa Diamond, Gareth Farmer; Jackpot £2150

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 4, 7, 20; £25 to Paul Gribbin, Joanne Mullan; Jackpot £1700

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

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