Bulletin 29 October 2023

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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – P1 to P4 children Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am;

BaptismsSunday 1pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Teresa McKee, Clifford Barr, Teresa McKeever, Tom Quinn, Patricia Kearney, Margaret McGuckin, Philomena O’Hagan, Eileen McMullan, Terry Doyle (Antrim), Artie Toner (Belfast), Marie Devlin (Kildress) & Lou Hughes (née McKee, Philadelphia) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week 

Sat. 28 Oct. Patrick McFlynn, Maureen Donnelly,  Agnes McGrogan

Sun. 29 Oct. Shea Campbell, Dympna Kielt, Elizabeth Hanson, Kathleen McCart (née O’Hagan)

Mon. 30 Oct. Claire Higgins, John McCormack, Kathleen Carr

Tues. 31 Oct. Thomas Cunningham, Phil Boyle (née Regan), Patrick O’Loughlin, Patrick Doherty, Edmund Shaw, Teresa Hagan

Wed. 1 Nov. Paul O’Neill, John McGuckin, Shauna Loughrey, Michael Devlin, Malachy Devlin

Thurs. 2 Nov. Jackie O’Connor, Elizabeth O’Neill, Teresa Chaney

Fri. 3 Nov. Sean Murray

Sat. 4 Nov. Mary O’Donnell, Malachy Wilkinson, Frank Donnelly, Gertie O’Neill

(Sunday 5 November Patsy Hagan 1st Av 9am Castledawson)



Mission Sunday – £3529; 

Magherafelt & Castledawson – £296

October Dues – £45; Standing orders – £1345



Wednesday 1 November – 11am Magherafelt,  7.30pm Castledawson

Confessions after 11am Mass in Magherafelt


Thursday 2 November – Office for the Dead 9.30am in St. John’s, Milltown; Mass 11am Magherafelt


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Cahan Seamus Collins who was baptised recently.

What is the purpose of your life? Are you happy? What do you want to get out of life? 

MEETINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (age 18 – 40) – every Friday 7.30pm in the Parish Centre

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

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Mass for deceased members Monday 6 November 11am

MALACHY’S GAC CASTLEDAWSON – The Committee would like to invite you to the annual Club Mass for deceased members & friends, celebrated by Fr Pat O’Hagan, Tuesday 7 November 7.30pm in the Pavilion; light refreshments after Mass.



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £2300, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Dance Dynamics 5pm-7pm; Ladies Fitness with Kelly 7pm – 8pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Otago – 1pm; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 3, 15, 27; £25 to Alex Faith, Laura O’Neill, Danielle Totten; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 8, 14, 16; £25 to Terry Heaney, Tony Gallagher; Jackpot £1200

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS MARKET TRIP – Saturday 25 November, leaving King Street 9am, leaving Belfast 4.30pm, £10 per person, phone SVP number to book a place; Helpline 028 7930 0819

Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association – 10th Anniversary Celebration Tea Dance St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin, Sunday 5 November music 3pm – 5pm with Country Star Shaun Loughrey, everyone welcome