Bulletin 30 April 2023


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm 

BaptismsSunday 1pm & 1st Saturday 1pm (Castledawson)



REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Kevin McNally, Alice Graham, John Atkinson, Jim McKeever, Evelyn O’Kane (Dungiven), 

Mary Connery (Desertmartin) and Sister Bridie Dillon (Dublin) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 29 Apr. Tommy Scullion, Elizabeth Ann Mitchell,  Philomena Alexander, Annette Brady

Sun. 30 Apr. Susan Dowds, Ann Devlin, Elizabeth Logue

Mon. 1 May Bernard McKenna, Oliver & Sadie Kielt,  Francis Heaney, Pat Roche (1st Av Midleton Cork)

Tues. 2 May Agnes Gribbin, Vincent Cunningham, Hugh Martin, Kathleen McLernon, Phyllis Gavigan (1st Av 11am)

Wed. 3 May Barney, Mary & Seamus Kealey, Harry Heaney

Thurs. 4 May William Johnston, Oliver McKenna

Fri. 5 May Elizabeth Kelly, Peggy Wright,  Eileen McKee (MM 7.30pm)

Sat. 6 May Catherine Halferty, Brendan (Benny) McKenna, Patsy Scullion (MM 6.15pm)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2325; Dues – £1730

Trocaire – £11,757 (total); Standing orders – £1345


CATECHETICAL TALKS for adults & young people, Mondays & Thursdays 8pm in Church of our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt

‘Let us celebrate Easter with Christ!  He is alive!

Today, too, he walks in our midst, changes us and set us free.  Thanks to him, evil has been robbed of its power; failure can no longer hold us back from starting anew; and death has become a passage to the stirrings of new life’.  Pope Francis


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

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting on Monday 1 May at 11.45am in the Parish Centre

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

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin 3 May – 10 May, £655pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Conway; 20 September – 27 September, £695pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, for details and booking contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3650, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664

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

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Otago 12.30pm; NOMAD Earwax Audiologist 12noon-6pm, Andy 078 0864 2858;

FRIDAY – Musical Wings

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

SATURDAY 13 MAY – Record Fair from 10am; Wrestling 7pm


AA OPEN MEETING – Tuesday 2 May 8pm in the Parish Centre, all welcome, light refreshments available

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 10, 14, 17; £25 to Angela Bateson, Ciaran Purvis, Reevah McAteer; Jackpot £6250

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 8, 20, 23; £25 to Conor Taggart, Paddy Mallon; Jackpot £1800

SGARA (Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association) – Country & Irish Dance with Shawn Cuddy, St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin, Sunday 30 April 3pm-5pm, light refreshments, £10