Bulletin 30 June 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 Martina Stirrup, Bernard Thompson, Eileen Moore, Francis Quinn and Peter Speirs (Lissan) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 29 June Michael Del Tronco, Patrick McElhone,  Paddy McCann, James Gallagher, Ellen Clayton,  Joan Ludlow (1st Av. 6.15pm)

Sun. 30 June Josie Cushley, Teresa & Gerry Lynch,  Mary Rogers, Bella Bates

Mon. 1 July Mick McDowell, Dan Donnelly Jr. Oliver O’Hagan (MM 7.30pm)

Tues. 2 July Dr. Laurence Higgins, Anna McWilliams

Wed. 3 July Dympna McElhone, Martin O’Neill, Mary Jo Heaney Phyllis Barton (née McMurray), Tommy O’Neill

Thurs. 4 July John McKay, Philomena Heaney

Fri. 5 July Una Cunningham, Philomena McKay

Sat. 6 July Bernie McErlain, Vera Watters (MM 6.15pm)

(Sunday 7 July Margaret McGuckin MM 11.30am)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2350; Dues – £65

Standing orders – £1345


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – today Sunday 30 June, 12 noon, (no 11.30am Mass in Magherafelt); parking available in Rossa Park & in Conway’s field (gate to the left before the Church); no parking at the Church gate, drop-off only for disabled and elderly; We would like to extend special thanks to O’Donovan Rossa G.A.C and P.J. & Tillie Conway for the use of their parking facilities.


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Eoin Cormac Gogarty, Énna Pena Walls and Cian Karl McFalone who were baptised recently.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Engaged Encounter online, Saturday 21 & 28 September, delivered by Marriage Encounter England & Wales, visit website as usual www.MarriageEncounter.ie and link through to the relevant booking page.  In person courses (20 & 21 September, 4 & 5 October – limited spaces, & 15 & 16 November) available in Maghera, through AccordNI, for booking & information contact www.courses.accord.ie

VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL SUMMER BUS TRIP *LIMITED AVAILABILITY* Saturday 3 August, to Newcastle Co Down, depart King Street 9.00am sharp, leaving Newcastle 5.30pm, cost £10 (adult) £5 (children), contact 028 7930 0819, leaving your name & number.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819




Jackpot £3950, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome



MONDAY – Kids Dance – from 9.30am contact Siobhan 073 8563 3743; Pilates 6pm – 7pm & 7.15pm – 8pm, contact Wendy 077 5335 2077

TUESDAY – Kids Dance – from 9.30am contact Siobhan 073 8563 3743; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am

THURSDAY – Slimming World contact Roisin 075 6499 8233; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group (2nd week of each month 10.30am – 12noon); Tae Kwon Do

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am – 11.30am contact Colleen 077 0640 0590

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am – 11.30am contact Colleen 077 0640 0590


DANCE DYNAMICS SUMMER CAMP – Monday 1 July – Thursday 4 July 1pm – 3pm

VOLUNTEERS – If you would like to add your name to our list of volunteers to assist with functions or events in the Parish Centre, please contact Pat 078 7252 5983.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 11, 17, 21; £25 to Christina McVey, Frankie Coleman, Raymond Monaghan; Jackpot £2400

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