Bulletin 5 February 2023


Masses Saturday 6.15pm, 

Sunday 9am (Castledawson), 10.30am & 12noon 

Weekday Masses 11am Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Anna McKeever, Eugene McNabb, Noreen Mallon, Dinah Briggs (England) and Antonina Ciesluk (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week – 

Sat. 4 Feb. Mary Cunningham, Jim Donnelly, Sr. Maria Ryan, Maureen Flynn

Sun. 5 Feb. Peggy Beattie, Matt McCann, Teresa Halferty, Carmel Devlin, Seamus O’Hagan, Joe McWilliams

Mon. 6 Feb. Helen Armstrong, Mary Kelly

Tues. 7 Feb. Francis McSwiggan,  Joe Dorman (MM 7.30pm)

Wed. 8 Feb. Willie John Hutchinson, Philip Donnelly,  Jean McOscar, Ramiro Luna, Annie Madden (1st Av. 7pm Newbridge)

Thurs. 9 Feb. Patricia Bothwell, May Corr,  Fr Paddy Larkin (1st Av.)

Fri. 10 Feb. Joe McCorry, Willie John Halferty, Rosaleen Walls, Patsy Keenan, John O’Kane, Felix O’Kane,  Eamon O’Kane, Francie McGuigan (MM 11am),  Joe Pat O’Kane (MM 7pm Bellaghy), Bernie Heaney (1st Av. 7.30pm)

Sat. 11 Feb. Lawrence Gribbin, Susan Terry



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2855; Dues £85;

Building Donations – £5230 (total); IEC – £895 (total);

Peter’s Pence – £967 (total); Standing orders – £1345


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Leo Patrick McLaughlin who was baptised recently.

PATRICK’S CHURCH CASTLEDAWSON – For the time being the Church will only open for Sunday Mass.  Baptisms will take place on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm.


Peter & Emily Gallagher would like to thank the priests and everyone in the Parish for the good wishes on the occasion of Peter’s retirement last weekend.  Your warmth, generosity and support over the years is very much appreciated.


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

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

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £3050, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Monday – Friday 9am-3pm

Please note – The Bistro will be closed Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February, reopening Monday 20 February.


MONDAY – Children’s Dance 10am contact 073 8563 3743; Yoga – 6pm, contact Bernie 077 5900 1664; Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Children’s Dance 10am; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Bowls 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting on Monday 6 February at 11.45am in the Parish Centre

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 9, 15, 24; £25 to Shea McKenna, Kathy McAlynn, Ciaran Purvis; Jackpot £5650

  1. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 5, 6, 7; £25 to Maura Durkin, Eamon Tennyson; Jackpot £600; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933