Bulletin 5 November 2023

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

Weekday Masses 11am* Novena Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm

Children’s Liturgy – P1 to P4 children Castledawson Sunday 9am & Magherafelt 1st & 3rd Sunday 10.30am; BaptismsSunday 1pm

*There will be no 11am Mass on Wednesday 8 November.

REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Geraldine Hughes, Teresa McKee, Clifford Barr, Teresa McKeever, Tom Quinn, Margaret McGuckin, Philomena O’Hagan, Artie Toner (Belfast), Marie Devlin (Kildress), Lou Hughes (née McKee, Philadelphia) & Michael McDonagh who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 


Sat. 4 Nov. Mary O’Donnell, Malachy Wilkinson, Frank Donnelly, Gertie O’Neill

Sun. 5 Nov. Derek McGinley, Patsy Hagan (1st Av 9am Castledawson), Marian Saja (Poland 1st Av 12noon)

Mon. 6 Nov. Jim Johnston, Josephine Goff, Caoimhe Kerr, Hughie Moran, Patricia Kearney (MM 7.30pm)

Tues. 7 Nov. Anthony Bullock, Susan McKeever,Tess Carmichael

Wed. 8 Nov. Thomas Mullan, Michael Donaghy, Peter Toner Malachy & Bob McIvor, Sarah Devlin

Thurs. 9 Nov. Patrick Quinn, Lila McCann

Fri. 10 Nov.

Sat. 11 Nov. George Tohill, Sean McKay, Gerry Gallagher,  Tony Loughran



Mission Sunday – £4029 (total); 

Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2734

Standing orders – £1345


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Kain Sean Nicholas, Fiadh Rose Quigg and Lochlann Gearalt McCauley who were baptised recently.

What is the purpose of your life? Are you happy? What do you want to get out of life? 

MEETINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (age 18 – 40) – every Friday 7.30pm in the Parish Centre

CHILDREN’S ROSARY GROUP – today Sunday 5 November 5pm Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt, prayer and song, followed by refreshments, everyone welcome

HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Mass for deceased members Monday 6 November 11am

MALACHY’S GAC CASTLEDAWSON – The Committee would like to invite you to the annual Club Mass for deceased members & friends, celebrated by Fr Pat O’Hagan, Tuesday 7 November 7.30pm in the Pavilion; light refreshments after Mass.

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 BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £2350, 45 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome




MONDAY – Bowls – 7.30pm

TUESDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15am; Dance Dynamics 5pm-7pm; Ladies Fitness with Kelly 7pm – 8pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

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

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Otago – 1pm; Tae Kwon Do 4pm; Bowls – 7.30pm

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 18, 21, 27; £25 to Margaret Walls, Barney Walls, Rosemary Maunsell; Jackpot £7000

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 14, 18, 24; £25 to Eoin Doyle, Anthony Brown; Jackpot £1300

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS MARKET TRIP – Saturday 25 November, leaving King Street 9am, leaving Belfast 4.30pm, £10 per person, phone SVP number to book a place; Helpline 028 7930 0819

Slieve Gallion Active Retirement Association – 10th Anniversary Celebration Tea Dance St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin, today Sunday 5 November music 3pm – 5pm with Country Star Shaun Loughrey, everyone welcome