Bulletin of 1 August 2021

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                                           www.magherafeltparish.org

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre is open in line with the easing of restrictions.  Bistro and Group Activity will adhere to the current Social Distancing and Sanitisation requirements.

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday

MONDAY – Yoga; TUESDAY – Street Dance Class; WEDNESDAY – Knitting Group 10am; Taekwon-do; Jive NI; THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Taekwon-do; FRIDAY – Irish Dancing; SATURDAY – Musical Wings (toddlers & young children); Please contact the group co-ordinators for further details on any of the above activities or follow Parish Centre FB page.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 11, 13, 19; £25 to Gary Cushley, Patrick, Shauna, Martin & Kerrie; Jackpot – £3100; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


Magherafelt High School Tuesday 3 Aug 1pm – 4pm & 5pm – 8pm & Wednesday 4 August 1pm – 4pm & 5pm – 8pm; by appointment only, text Blood to 60081 or call 08085 534 653 to book

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

The following services continue to be available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am   Novena Monday 7.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Sadie Gates (Coalisland),

Gerry O’Hagan (Desertmartin) and Kathleen Fegan (Mayobridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week

Sat. 31 July          Bernard O’Neill, Thomas O’Neill, Patsy Purvis,

                                May White, Ciaran McKee, Anne McKee

Sun. 1 Aug            Gerard Logan

Mon. 2 Aug           Eileen McCloskey, Annie Shaw

Tues. 3 Aug          Anna Conway (1st Av 11am)

Wed. 4 Aug          

Thurs. 5 Aug        Martin McCann

Fri. 6 Aug             

Sat. 7 Aug             Harry Tohill, Joan MacLarnon (1st Av)


Sean Conway, Ciaran Conway, Alisa Aleidzane,

Anri Aleidzans, Medbh Teresa McWilliams, Eireann Rose Hughes and Oisin Malachy McMahon McGovern who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Nichola Bradley and Conall McGinley who were married recently


We are saddened to learn that Fr. Branigan is being transferred to Drogheda although we are aware that he will be closer to his mother who has indifferent health.  We wish him every blessing in his new ministry and thank him for his work here in Magherafelt for the last five years.  There will be an opportunity for parishioners to say goodbye to Fr. Branigan prior to his departure. 

Fr. Branigan will be replaced by a newly ordained priest Fr. Juan Jesus Gonzalez Borrallo from Spain.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2314

Dues – £160; Standing orders – £1125


PUBLIC DAILY & WEEKEND MASSES – Mass with congregation continues this week at 11am each morning, Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm, Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt & Sunday 9am Castledawson, all with the usual restrictions. 

The Holy Hour will resume in September.


We recommend for health and safety that people continue to wear face-coverings and maintain social distancing within the Church and we thank you for your cooperation.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Virtual course available 11/12 September, for booking & information contact www.MarriageEncounter.ie; See also www.courses.accord.ie for other dates in the Autumn