Bulletin 31 December 2023

Masses – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm Magherafelt Sunday 9am Castledawson, 10.15am Newbridge,  11.30am Magherafelt

Weekday Masses – 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Meetings for young people (age 18 – 40) – Fridays 7.30pm in the Parish Centre; Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 11.30am; BaptismsSunday 12.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Peter Murphy, John Bateson, Seamus Young (Newbridge) and Eddie Bradley (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 30 Dec. May McKee, Mary Beattie, Bertie O’Kane, Denis Bradley

Sun. 31 Dec. William (Billy) Kealey, Samuel McKeever, Nan Stuart

Mon. 1 Jan. Piotr Samsurin, Harry McKendry, Mary Anne O’Neill

Tues. 2 Jan. Mena Diamond, George McKelvey, Ronnie Duncan,Kathleen McLaughlin, Bernard John McCormack, Mary Logan

Wed. 3 Jan. Josephine Corbett, Agnes McLaughlin

Thurs. 4 Jan. George Logue, Thomas John McSwiggan

Fri. 5 Jan. Tom Beattie, Hughie Niblock, Tom McGovern

Sat. 6 Jan. Veronica Gribbin, Mary Kielt, Michael McNeill

(Sunday 7 January Joe Dorman 1st Av 11.30am)


NEW MASS SCHEDULE from Saturday 30 December

Magherafelt – Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 11.30am

Castledawson – Sunday 9am

Newbridge – Sunday 10.15am


Wishing you and your family a happy & peaceful 2024



Friday Vigil 7.30pm Magherafelt

Saturday 6 January

Castledawson 9am, Newbridge 10.15am, 

Magherafelt 11.30am


NEW ROW ST PATRICK’S PS Starting Y1 in September 2024? Missed our Open Day?  Please contact the office or email dgraffin653@c2ken.net to arrange a visit; admissions open online from Tuesday 9 January.

ST PIUS X COLLEGE – Open Day Saturday 13 January, invitations will be distributed to P7 pupils; parents / guardians are asked to note the time allocated for their particular Primary School.

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 7 January Jackpot £2700, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTROreopens Tuesday 2 January 9am


MONDAY – Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Rugbugz


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 15, 20, 28; £25 to Johnny Purvis, Teresa Martin, Sarah Gribben; Jackpot £7000

St Patrick’s Conference (SVP) would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Parish, for your generous contributions all year, and for the kind donations leading up to Christmas.  Through your donation, we can continue to work towards helping others; your support helps us to make a difference to the lives of many families in our Parish; Helpline 028 7930 0819

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting in the Parish Centre Boardroom Monday 8 January 11.45am