Bulletin 5th of May 2024

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

Weekday Masses Monday – Saturday – 11am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 11.30am – 7.15pm Benediction Monday 7.15pm; Miraculous Medal Novena Monday 7.30pm; Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesday 7pm

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


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for Joseph (Joe) Loane, Gerry McAllister, Gemma Campbell (Ardboe) and Davy McKenna (Antrim) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 4 May William Johnston, Oliver McKenna, Daniel (Danny) Dinsmore (MM)

Sun. 5 May Elizabeth Kelly, Peggy Wright

Mon. 6 May Catherine Halferty, Vera Masterson, Hugh Conway, Benny McKenna

Tues. 7 May Brigid Keenan, Damian McKenna, John Atkinson Patrick (Bunny) O’Hagan, John Hanson,  Sam McNabb, Mary Quinn, Mary Devlin

Wed. 8 May Celine Masterson, Elizabeth McKeever,  Mary McFlynn, Margaret Tohill, Mary Johnston

Thurs. 9 May Tommy Gallagher, Edward Bradley, Ann Price

Fri. 10 May Patricia Konoske

Sat. 11 May Patrick Conway, Annie Tohill, Canice Mullan, Susan Cartin



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2636;

Vocations – £2909 (total); Trocaire – £16,470 (total); 

Dues – £95; Standing orders – £1345


PATRICK’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY (Kiltegan Fathers) – Mission Appeal Sunday 12 May – through our visit to the Parish we wish to emphasize how missionary work is central to our faith as followers of Christ and we thank you for your continuing support.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the children from Holy Family Primary School, New Row St. Patrick’s Primary School, Kilronan School and Spires Integrated Primary School who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Finn McCullagh, Ria Mary Doyle and Ella Mary McGlone who were baptised recently.

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

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

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin       18 Sept– 25 Sept, £720pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372

OUR LADY OF LOURDES PILGRIMAGE SOCIETY – 10 July – 17 July from Belfast, Hotel Agena, contact Kathleen McCann 028 7963 2205 or 077 1970 1925




SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3550, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTROClosed Monday 6 May; Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm


MONDAY – Pilates 6pm – 7pm & 7.15pm – 8pm, contact Wendy 077 5335 2077

TUESDAY – Kids Dance – from 9.30am; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Dogs Trust – 5.30pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World contact Roisin 075 6499 8233; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group (2nd week of each month 10am – 12noon); Tae Kwon Do

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm


Any volunteers available to assist in the Parish Centre would be very welcome, contact Pat 078 7252 5983


HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting in the Parish Centre Boardroom Monday 13 May 11.45am

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 12, 18, 23; Jackpot £7000 winner Ann McShane

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 8, 10, 24; £25 to Kathleen Craig, Sebastian Leyden; Jackpot £1400

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819