Bulletin 9th of June 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 Oliver O’Hagan, Imelda O’Neill and Ronan Hawthorne who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week 

Sat. 8June Anne Hawe (née Walls), Patricia Peden (1st Av. 6.15pm)

Sun. 9 June Emily Smith, Maria Heaney, Anne O’Neill (1st Av 9am Castledawson)

Mon. 10 June Johnny Gallagher, Louis Taylor (MM 7.30pm)

Tues. 11 June Ronan Cunningham, Brendan Walls, Gerry Doyle, Bernard Dowds

Wed. 12 June Jim Hampsey

Thurs. 13 June Joseph Cunningham, Joeleen McCloskey, Sarah Bradley

Fri. 14 June Leo Tkaczyk

Sat. 15 June John McAllister, Kevin (Jake) Donnelly, Eileen Conlon, Margaret Toner (1st Av 11am), Francis Conlon (1st Av 6.15pm)

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Oisin Gerard Hughes who was baptised recently.




Magherafelt & Castledawson – £550; June Dues – £3976

Standing orders – £1345


PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST – Sunday 16 June Fr. Gates will say Mass at the Mass Rock at 1pm, allow 1-2 hours walking from the parking area inside the forest; please bring a packed lunch.

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Sunday 30 June, 12 noon, (no 11.30am Mass in Magherafelt on that day); Parishioners are invited to tidy their family graves & the surrounding areas.  No rubbish should be dumped in the hedgerows or at the back of the new graveyard, please use the bins provided.

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

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

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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819



SUNDAY BIG BANTER Jackpot £3800, 47 calls, doors 6pm; all welcome


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm


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

TUESDAY – Kids Dance – from 9.30am contact Siobhan 073 8563 3743; Dance Dynamics 5pm; Ladies Fitness 7pm; Closed AA Group 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY – Knitting 10am

THURSDAY – Slimming World contact Roisin 075 6499 8233; Epilepsy Action Talk & Support Group (2nd week of each month 10.30am – 12noon); Tae Kwon Do

FRIDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am – 11.30am contact Colleen 077 0640 0590; Smith School of Irish Dance – 6pm

SATURDAY – Musical Wings 9.30am – 11.30am contact Colleen 077 0640 0590


VOLUNTEERS – As Volunteers’ Week draws to a close, we would like to thank and acknowledge the invaluable contribution made by all our volunteers.

If you would like to add your name to our list of volunteers to assist with functions or events in the Parish Centre, please contact Pat 078 7252 5983.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 10, 24, 26; £25 to Maureen Heaney, Peter Neill, Catherine Comer; Jackpot £2250