Bulletin 31st March 2024

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

Weekday Masses This Week –  Monday –  11am

No Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Easter Monday and

No Novena Mass at 7:30pm. 

Mass 11am Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.

Thursday 10am.

Children’s Liturgy – Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 11.30am; BaptismsSunday 12.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Mary Mawhinney, John Cudden, Charlie (Chuck) Higgins, Sinead McErlean (Lavey) and Bridie Gribbin (Toome) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 30 Mar. Alfie Heaney, Paul McDonald (1st Av)

Sun. 31 Mar. Ethna Doyle, Hugh Devlin, Danny Walsh,  Fr Aidan Larkin, Mary Elizabeth Hyland.  Marie Doyle (1st Av 10.15am Newbridge)

Mon. 1 Apr.

Tues. 2 Apr. Gerry Mc Kee, Eileen O’Kane, Shane Cuffe.

Wed. 3 Apr.

Thurs. 4 Apr. Jim Henry, Kitty Maguire, Mary Morgan

Fri. 5 Apr. John Smith,  Jim McKeever (1st Av. 10am Newbridge)

Sat. 6 Apr. Mary Tohill, James McLaughlin, Teresa O’Loane, Desmond Kerr, Hugo Doyle



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2896;

Emigrants – £705; Dues – £620, Standing orders – £1345.


The Priests and Pastoral Council wish you and your family a happy & joyful Easter.


Holy Family Lay Members Next meeting of Holy Family Lay Members on Monday 8th April at 11:45am in the Parish Centre.


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Grace Marie Kelly who was baptised recently.


New Parish Envelopes have now been delivered. If you have not received yours, please contact Anne in the Parish Office.


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

ANNUAL ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – There are still some places available for Pilgrims on the Annual Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 12-17 May; further details available from your local Lourdes Committee or by contacting the Booking Team directly at armaghpilgrimagebookings@gmail.com

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & READERS – New Rota commencing Sunday 7 April will be emailed; please let Sr. Caitriona know if you did not receive one.

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



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3300, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Closed from Monday 1st April, re-opening Monday 8th April.

TUESDAY – Closed AA Group 8.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World, Bowls – 7.30pm.


Parkinsons Big Breakfast – Join the Spires Magherafelt Branch for Breakfast at the Parish Centre on Thursday 11th April from 10am – 1pm. Contact jenniferhenry@btinternet.com or ktgrbbn@gmail.com for further details.


Any volunteers available to assist in the Parish Centre would be very welcome. 


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP Tuesdays 7pm in the Big House at the Monastery, everyone welcome

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 18, 27, 30; £25 to Sarah Averill, Brigeen Gribbin, Donna Wade; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 9, 17, 19, 20; £25 to Gary Cushley, Tony Gallagher; Jackpot £900

Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association – next health and wellbeing meeting Sunday 7 April; as numbers are limited, please contact Chris Trainor 075 4601 0560 to book