Bulletin 29 January 2023


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Eugene McNabb, Noreen Mallon,  Francie McGuigan, Joe Dorman, Joe Pat O’Kane, Christy Rafferty (Coalisland) and Patrick Kennedy (Ballinascreen) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 28 Jan. Margaret Taylor, Sara Doherty

Sun. 29 Jan. Joan Cassidy, Patrick Joseph O’Neill, Sister Marie Therese Harte, Maggie Carmichael, Mary Graham

Mon. 30 Jan. Annie McGlade, John James Martin, Barney Bradley, Sarah Walls

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

Wed. 1 Feb. James Robinson, Sister Immaculata O’Connor, Kate Boyle

Thurs. 2 Feb. Simon Niblock, Frank Scullion, Pat Joe Donnelly, John O’Hagan

Fri. 3 Feb. Anne & Shauneen MacBride, Eileen Clayton, Tess Cartin

Sat. 4 Feb. Mary Cunningham, Jim Donnelly, Sr. Maria Ryan

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Alannah Mary Therese Noone and Finley Christopher Philip Doyle who were baptised recently.



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2186; 

Building Donations – £5230 (total); IEC – £850 (total);

Peter’s Pence – £967 (total); Standing orders – £1345


The Parish wish to thank and acknowledge the great contribution that Peter Gallagher has made during his 22 years as Sacristan in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson.  Sadly, Peter is retiring from this Sunday.  A presentation will be made today at 9am Mass in Castledawson.

For the time being St. Patrick’s Church will only open for Sunday Mass.  Baptisms will take place on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm.


FEAST OF ST. BRIGID Wednesday 1 February

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Candlemas Day Thursday 2 February

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

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Tues. 23 May – Sun. 28 May, €795 full board 4star hotel near Grotto, single room supplement, financial assistance may be available for pilgrims who require nursing/medical assistance to enable participation on the pilgrimage, contact Paul 079 8000 0641 / Joe 078 0950 5078

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



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO Jackpot £3000, 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; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Dogs Trust Dog School 7.30pm 077 1565 4650

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

FRIDAY – Musical Wings; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

Saturday Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4. 13, 16, 26; £25 to Colleen Wade, Esme McKenna, Marty Donnelly; Jackpot £5600; AGM Tuesday 31 January 7.30pm, all welcome

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

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819