Bulletin 7th April 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 Mary Mawhinney, John Cudden, Sinead McErlean (Lavey) and Colm O’Reilly (USA) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 6 Apr. Mary Tohill, James McLaughlin, Teresa O’Loane, Desmond Kerr, Hugo Doyle

Sun. 7 Apr. Sadie O’Kane, Patricia Higgins

Mon. 8 Apr. Eileen McKee (1st Av 7.30pm)

Tues. 9 Apr. Fr John Sweeney, Mona Del Tronco, Dessie McConnell

Wed. 10 Apr. John McLaughlin, Annie Quinn, Pat Shaw

Thurs. 11 Apr. Rosemary Moore

Fri. 12 Apr. Peggy Conway, Michael Masterson Jnr

Sat. 13 Apr. Charlie Higgins (MM 6.15pm)



Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2006;

Trocaire – £13,079; Emigrants – £830 (total); 

Dues – £4043; Standing orders – £1345


HOLY FAMILY LAY MEMBERS – Meeting in the Parish Centre Boardroom Monday 8 April 11.45am

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

ANNUAL ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – There are still some places available for Pilgrims on the Annual Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 12-17 May; further details available from your local Lourdes Committee or by contacting the Booking Team directly at armaghpilgrimagebookings@gmail.com

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE – Depart Dublin 8 May – 15 May, £710pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Conway; 18 September – 25 September, £720pps, Spiritual Director Fr. Gates, for details and booking contact Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396 or 028 7188 0372



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3350, 46 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTROMonday – Friday 9am – 3pm

MONDAY – Kids Dance 9.30am; Lil’Lates 5pm – 5.30pm, new class for 4-12 years old, Pilates 6pm – 7pm, contact Wendy 077 5335 2077

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

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am; Line Dancing 2pm

THURSDAY – Slimming World; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group 11am in the Parish Centre Boardroom, everyone welcome; Otago – 1.30pm; Tae Kwon Do

FRIDAY – Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm


Parkinsons Big Breakfast – Join the Spires Magherafelt Branch for Breakfast at the Parish Centre Thursday 11 April from 10am – 1pm, contact jenniferhenry@btinternet.com or ktgrbbn@gmail.com for further details.

Any volunteers available to assist in the Parish Centre would be very welcome. 


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 13, 26, 27; £25 to Margaret Walls, C. McVey, Darcy Donnelly; Jackpot £7000

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819