Bulletin of 1 Dec 13

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1.00pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance.

Altar Society – Group 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

First Friday (Nov. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Dec. Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young


ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr. – Oct.) 7.30pm

8 DEC.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm:        C. Toner            G. McGuckin, A. Goddard,

                                                            C. Madden

Sun. 8.00am:        Sr. Caitriona     M. Duncan, B. McLarnon

Sun. 10.30am:     T. White             E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            B. Mulholland

Sun. 12 noon:       L. McNally         W. Cassidy, K. Kelly, N. Kelly

C’dawson 9.30am A. Coogan      S. Wilson, R. Scullion


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Nuala Kelly, Matthew Ward and Eugene McGeehan (Ballinderry) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 30 Nov:         Susan Cherry, Frankie Duffy, Brigid Kearns

Sun. 1 Dec:          Bridget & Jimmy Tohill

Mon. 2 Dec:          Sarah Mulholland (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 3 Dec:        Patsy & Barney McWilliams, John McKeever

Wed. 4 Dec:         Eamon Rocks, Peter Doyle, Sadie Niblock

Thur. 5 Dec:         Susanna McMurray, John Lynch

Fri. 6 Dec:             Tony McGuckin

Sat. 7 Dec:           Susan McGill

CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 24 November Envelopes – £2250, Loose Plate – £860, S. Orders £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY: Today we greet Emily Ruth Patton who was baptised recently.


READERS OF THE WORD: training for new readers continues Tuesday 3 December 8pm in the Parish Centre. 

HOLY HOUR OF THANKSGIVINGWednesday 4 December 8pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.

LECTIO DIVINA FOR ADVENT Lectio Divina for Advent continues in our Parish Centre Thursday 5 December 8pm.

FIRST FRIDAY OF DECEMBER: Mass 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson; the sick & housebound will be visited this week.  Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.


TROCAIRE GIFTS FOR CHANGE: Trocaire gifts will be sold after all Masses on Sunday 8 December, gifts start at £5.


Please note The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Blessed Virgin Mary occurs this year on Monday 9 December.

FAMILY SYNOD SURVEY See the Parish website for details on how to complete this survey, magherafeltparish.org.


AL!VE – an event for young people age 16-30, Saturday 7 December 5.30pm – 9.30pm in St. Brigid’s Parochial Centre Cookstown (in association with Armagh Diocesan Youth Commission); more details on our Parish website.


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT OPEN DAY Friday 6 December 10am – 11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome.

Application forms for enrolment in both the Nursery Unit (children born on or between 2 July 2010 & 1 July 2011, and 2 July 2011 & 1 July 2012) & the Primary School (children born on or between 2 July 2009 & 1 July 2010) should be completed and returned to the school with the child’s birth certificate by 12.00 noon Friday 10 January.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: One day Sale in the St. Vincent de Paul House, King Street, Saturday 7 December 10am – 2pm; Christmas cards now available in the Church, £3 for pack of 10; contact 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585. 


COFFEE SHOP: open Tues. – Fri. 9.30am – 3pm

More details next week about our One Day Christmas Dinner on Wednesday 11 December.

SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass

SLIMMING WORLD: Monday 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB: Monday 7.30 pm

PARENTS & TODDLERS: Tues. 9.15am – 11.15am

PILATES Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA: Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

KNITTING GROUP: Wednesday 10.30am

CEILI CLASS: Wednesday 8pm

PILATES: Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Thursday 7.30pm

TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm


ST PIUS X COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Thursday 5 December 6pm – 9pm.  Come and join us in celebrating Christmas with local arts & crafts.


Sunday 8 December 3pm in the Parish Centre, all proceeds in aid of the Missions.


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Annual Seniors Dinner in the Parish Centre Sun. 15 Dec; to book ring 028 7930 0819, leave your name, address & number & tickets will be delivered; in association with Lions Club.

ST. MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL presents ‘A Celtic Christmas’ with Liam Lawton Thursday 19 December doors 7.30pm, tickets £20 available from the school office 028 7963 2320.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 5, 6, 8, 9; £25 to; Patsy Halferty, Geraldine Devlin, Erin McGuckin; Jackpot £3000.

ST. MALACHY G.A.C: Lotto 1, 9, 15, 24; £25 to Paddy Henry, Joe Cassidy; Jackpot £1700.

KNOCK VIGIL: Sat. 7 Dec. bus leaving Church gates at 4pm, contact Marie Bell 028 8673 7660 after 4pm.