Bulletin 27 August 2023

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

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

BaptismsSunday 1pm


Please note – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 11am on Monday with Benediction, Novena & Vigil Mass at 7.30pm.

There will be no 11am Mass Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday this week.

Fr Carlos from Newry Parish, who is newly ordained, will say his First Mass on Wednesday 30 August at 11am and will give his special blessing.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for George Tohill, May Brennan, Thomas O’Kane (Belfast), Lita Muldoon (Newbridge), Katie Boyle (Portglenone) & John Young (Ballymaguigan) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 26 Aug Rhoda Kearney, Rae McKeever, Eddie O’Neill

Sun. 27 Aug Moira & Chris Feeney, John McElhone,  Alice Patricia McNally, Susan Murray

Mon. 28 Aug Patsy McLarnon, Bee McLoughlin, Seamus Mallon, John Hughes, Bertie McErlain

Tues. 29 Aug Frank Lagan, Eugene Crozier, Anna McGuckin, Emily Murray

Wed. 30 Aug Madeleine Higgins, Peter Scullion

Thurs. 31 Aug Rosie Goddard, Martin McGuckin, Vera Johnston, Mary Cudden

Fri. 1 Sept. Jim Wilkinson, Annie Logue

Sat. 2 Sept. Teresa McKeever, William Harkin (MM 6.15pm)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2374; 

Sick & Retired Priests – £1323; August Dues – £340; Standing orders – £1345

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Dominik Christian Gyarmati who was baptised recently.

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY UNIT – re-opens Tuesday 29 August 9.00 am.  All Nursery pupils will have phased start dates/times.  All P1 pupils will go home at 11.45am during the month of September.  All P2 pupils will go home at 1.45pm each day.  All other pupils will go home each day at the normal times.

NEW ROW ST PATRICK’S PS CASTLEDAWSON – Reminder – Thursday 31 August – Y1 & 7 only (9.30-12 noon), Friday 1 September All Y2-7 pupils (normal school day), Y1 Intake Group A only.  Communication specific to classes has been shared via Seesaw.  We also look forward to embracing St Patrick as our guide and celebrating what this means to us with the entire school community.

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




Jackpot £4500, 49 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome



The Bistro will be closed Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September inclusive and will re-open Monday 4 September.


MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am

TUESDAY – Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do 4pm;

Kool Kountry Line Dancing – 8pm – 10pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – recommences Monday 4 September 7.30pm, new members especially welcome

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 13, 20, 23; £25 to J. Millar, G. O’Neill, S. Averill; Jackpot £7000; Ballinderry v Rossa Wednesday 30 August, all support welcome, 6.15pm & 7.45pm

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 9 September, leaving from the Church 7.30am, bus fare £15, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819