Bulletin 28 August 2022


Masses Saturday 6.15pm, 

Sunday 9am (Castledawson), 10.30am & 12noon 

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Faith Discussions – Tuesday 7pm in Parish Centre



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for James Pollard, Charlie Higgins, Maureen Johnston (née O’Neill, Exeter), Patsy Walls (Newbridge), Ryan Speirs (Loup) & Vince Coyle (Moortown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 27 Aug. Moira & Chris Feeney, Alice Patricia McNally

Sun. 28 Aug. Bea McLoughlin, Seamus Mallon, Patsy McLarnon, John Hughes, Bertie McErlain, Susan Murray,  Peter Scullion

Mon. 29 Aug. Frank Lagan, Emily Murray,  Anna McGuckin (1st Av 7.30pm)

Tues. 30 Aug. Madeleine Higgins, Sadie Maynes

Wed. 31 Aug. Rosie Goddard, Bernard Johnston, Mary Cudden, Martin McGuckin

Thurs. 1 Sept. Jim Wilkinson, Sheila McDonald (MM 11am)

Fri. 2 Sept. Teresa McKeever

Sat. 3 Sept. Eamon Forbes


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet  Bláthnaid Mary McAllister, Rosie Kate McElhone McMenemy, 

Finn Michael Kieran Reid and Phoenix Gary Larmour who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3054

August Dues – £190; Sick & Retired Priests – £1007 (total)

Vocations – £2063 (total); Standing orders – £1345


The new website is up and running – www.magherafeltparish.org 


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT – will re-open on Wednesday 31 August at 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.

MARY’S MEALS – A Volunteer from Mary’s Meals Charity will speak at all Masses 3rd & 4th September about their work and progress in providing school meals to children living in poverty around the world.  Mary’s Meals Charity would appreciate your prayers in support of their work; a collection will be taken up after all Masses if you wish to support financially; for more information marysmeals.org.uk or Patricia McNeill 077 7404 3147.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 10 September, leaving from the Church at 7.30am sharp, bus fare £10, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP meeting each Tuesday 7pm – 8.15pm in the Big House at the Monastery, everyone welcome.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £2000 44 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

MONDAY 10am & TUESDAY 10am – Children’s Dance Class contact 073 8563 3743

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do; 

Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm, 077 1565 4650

THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Tae Kwon Do

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB AGM 7:45pm Monday 5 September, all members should attend for registration, new members very welcome;

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Lotto 13, 21, 22, 24; £25 to Damien Heron, Teresa Quinn, Nuala Henry; Jackpot £5100; (numbers for last week 3, 17, 21, 23)

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 5, 17, 22; £25 to Sarah & Jane Gribbin, Colm McKenna; Jackpot £1200; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

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