Bulletin 6 August 2023

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

Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm

Rosary Group – Castledawson Tuesdays 7pm


Please note – there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 11am on Monday with Benediction and Novena Mass at 7.30pm; there will be no 11am Mass Monday – Friday this week.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD – Pray for William (Willie) Harkin,  Eddie White, Kevin Nicholas and Máire Pollard who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 5 Aug Martin McCann

Sun. 6 Aug Michael McLaughlin, Mary Toner,  Ann Dunlop (MM 12noon)

Mon. 7 Aug Joe McNulty, Harry Tohill, James Berryman

Tues. 8 Aug Elizabeth Bradley, Harry Diamond, Fr. Coffey

Wed. 9 Aug Marguerite O’Neill, Susan Hickey, Martin O’Hagan

Thurs. 10 Aug

Fri. 11 Aug Patrick McLernon Jnr, Teresa McKee

Sat. 12 Aug Anne Logan, Dolores Carmichael



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2404

Standing orders – £1345


UPDATE – Fr. Gates remains in the Royal Victoria Hospital and will require surgery over the next few weeks.  He is comfortable and is expected to make a full recovery.  During his stay in hospital and in preparation for his upcoming treatment plan, his medical team have insisted on very limited phone contact and have restricted hospital visits to family members only.  Fr. Gates thanks you all for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers at this time.


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet  Cora Teresa McCafferty, Conall Noel Coyle and  Caleb Joseph McKeever who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Eimhear Kearney & Peter McGrogan and Catriona Donoghue & Francis Hillen who were married recently.

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER BINGO  Jackpot £4350, 48 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome



MONDAY – Mini Messers & Mini Massage – 9.15-10.15am, details on FB

TUESDAY – Closed AA Group from 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Tae Kwon Do 4pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Tae Kwon Do; Kool Kountry Line Dancing – 8pm – 10pm, everyone welcome, see FB for details

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 9, 19, 21; £25 to Johnny Purvis, Shauna McElhone, Heidi Walsh; Jackpot £6950; All support welcome today for Rossa v Loup at Rossa Park 2pm & 3.30pm

MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 10, 16, 22; £25 to Teresa Heaney, Eadhaoin Bradley; Jackpot £1100; thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Niall McNicholl 077 4671 4933

YOUTH 2000 – SUMMER FESTIVAL Clongowes Wood College, 10-13 August, ages 16-35, youth2000.ie to book & for details on transport etc

EUROPEAN FAMILY WEEKEND 25 – 27 August, Co. Kildare – an opportunity to energise family relationships and faith, suitable for children ages 6 and older, FamilyWeekend2023.blogspot.com for more information