Bulletin 4 September 2022


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

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Faith Discussions – Tuesday 7pm in Parish Centre



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for James Pollard, Charlie Higgins, Michael Hyland (Belfast), Maureen Johnston (née O’Neill, Exeter) Patsy Walls (Newbridge), Ryan Speirs (Loup) & Vince Coyle (Moortown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week – 

Sat. 3 Sept. Eamon Forbes, Owen Coogan Snr,  Patricia Coogan

Sun. 4 Sept. Mary O’Regan (née Logan), Cassie McKay, Seamus McKay, Eddie Walls

Mon. 5 Sept. Winnie McGlade, Collette Campbell (1st Av 7.30pm)

Tues. 6 Sept. Patrick Mallon, Harold Purvis, Fr Andrew McNally, Patricia Ward, John Barr

Wed. 7 Sept. Laurie Regan, Leo Doyle, Willie Johnston (1st Av)

Thurs. 8 Sept.

Fri. 9 Sept. Frank O’Neill, Francis Donnelly, William Deehan

Sat. 10 Sept. Shaun Doherty

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet  Finn Paul Orr who was baptised recently.

CHURCH COLLECTION Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2324

August Dues – £70; Sick & Retired Priests – £1137 (total)

Vocations – £2063 (total); Standing orders – £1345

MARY’S MEALS – A Volunteer from Mary’s Meals Charity will speak at all Masses this weekend about their work and progress in providing school meals to children living in poverty around the world.  Mary’s Meals Charity would appreciate your prayers in support of their work; a collection will be taken up after all Masses if you wish to support financially; for more information marysmeals.org.uk or Patricia McNeill 077 7404 3147.


Archbishop Eamon has asked for a day of prayer for Ukraine on Wednesday 14 September.  There will be

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 11am Mass until 7pm with Solemn Vespers & Benediction.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Day Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 10 September, leaving from the Church at 7.30am sharp, bus fare £10, bring packed lunch, contact helpline 028 7930 0819 to book & for more details

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

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

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting on Monday 5 September at 11.45am in the Parish Centre Board Room



SUNDAY BIG BANTER  JACKPOT £2050 45 calls, doors open 6pm; everyone welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

MONDAY 10am & TUESDAY 10am – Children’s Dance Class contact 073 8563 3743

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Tae Kwon Do


SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB AGM 7:45pm Monday 5 September, all members should attend for registration, new members very welcome;

O’NEILL ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE – classes resume Wed. 7 Sept. 6pm in St Pius X College

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 12, 18, 23; £25 to Angela Bateson, Patricia Devlin, Johnny McKee; Jackpot £5150

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 9, 14, 17; £25 to Brian O’Kane, Gary Chesney; Jackpot £1300; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

Geraldine Devlin would like to thank everyone who supported and donated so generously to her Charity Dance for Macmillan Cancer Support.  The amount raised was £3680.