Bulletin 28 January 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 Sean Murphy, Brigid Gillen, Michelle Ryan and Eddie McLaughlin (Portstewart) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week 

Sat. 27 Jan. Andy O’Kane, Imelda Hughes,  Eugene McNabb (1st Av 6.15pm)

Sun. 28 Jan. Una Irvine, Michael McDonagh, Hugh Hagan, Sarah Doherty, Margaret (Maggie) Taylor,  Agnes McOscar

Mon. 29 Jan. Anthony McKee, Mary Graham, Pauline McKenna, Maggie Carmichael

Tues. 30 Jan. Annie McGlade, John James Martin, Sarah Walls,  Frank Mulholland, Barney Bradley, Sarah Walls

Wed. 31 Jan. John Martin, Seamus Mallon, Charles Conway, John Kearns (Barber)

Thurs. 1 Feb. Kate Boyle, Sr. Immaculata (Teresa) O’Connor,  Sr. Marie Therese Harte

Fri. 2 Feb. Francis P. (Frank) Scullion, Pat Joe Donnelly,  John O’Hagan

Sat. 3 Feb. Eileen Clayton, Tess Cartin, Simon Niblock



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2417;

IEC – £1252; Peter’s Pence – £1003; Dues – £15; 

Standing orders – £1345


SERIES OF CATECHESIS – for adults and young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, commencing Monday 29 January, continuing for several weeks; for more information contact Fr. Juan

FEAST OF ST. BRIGID (1500th Av.) Thurs. 1 February, Brigid Cross Making Workshop in the Parish Centre at 11.30am after Mass

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Candlemas Day Friday 2 February, candles available at the Church

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE Saturday 3 February; throats will be blessed after 11am Mass


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Luke George Cassidy who was baptised recently.

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



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £2850, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Pilates 6pm – 7pm, contact Wendy 07753352077; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Dogs Trust Dog School 5.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Rugbugz; Mini Messers 1pm – 4pm see FB for booking details


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 13, 22, 30; £25 to Des Cleary, Nan Purvis, Rosemary Maunsell; Jackpot £7000

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting in the Parish Centre Boardroom Monday 5 February 11.45am

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

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