Bulletin of 1 November 2020

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

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Maureen Donnelly, Albert Vasquez, Patsy O’Hagan, Minnie Rafferty, John Joseph (Joe) Neville and John Keenan (Germany, formerly King St.) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 31 Oct.          Philomena Regan, Thomas Cunningham, Patrick Doherty, Patsy O’Loughlin, Teresa Hagan, EndaToal, Edmund Shaw, John McGlade

Sun. 1 Nov.          Malachy Devlin, Lily Collins O’Connor, Matty Sweeney, Michael Devlin, Barney Kealey

Mon. 2 Nov.          Teresa Chaney, Elizabeth O’Neill

Tues. 3 Nov.        Andy Devlin, James McKeown, Sean Murray

Wed. 4 Nov.         Mary O’Donnell, Annie McNabb, James McKee, Frank Donnelly

Thurs. 5 Nov.       Sara Mulholland

Fri. 6 Nov.             Josephine Goff, Jim Johnston, Caoimhe Kerr

Sat. 7 Nov.            Des Diamond, Tess Carmichael, Susan McKeever,

                                Joseph (Joe) Neville (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Banba Lucia Gallagher, Aoibheann McReynolds and Fíadh Molloy who were baptised recently.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2035

Standing orders – £1117

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS Sunday 1 November

Archbishop Eamon and the Bishops of Ireland have decided to mark November in a special way this year.

There will be a Prayer Service today at 3pm in Magherafelt to dedicate November as a month of ‘Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved’, with restricted numbers and via webcam.



There will be a limit of 120 people.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided.  There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm and Joe Neville’s MM on Saturday at 6.15pm, with the above restrictions.

WEEKEND MASSES – All Masses continue this weekend with limited numbers, 1 household group per pew or 2 people per pew with social distancing.  When the church is full for Mass the overflow will be accommodated in the Parish Centre where Mass will be broadcast on the webcam.  Please cooperate with priests and sacristans.


FACEMASKS / COVERINGS – In line with new legislation Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion &should cover both mouth & nose.

FUNERAL MASSES & WEDDINGS – Numbers are limited to 25 and restricted to family only.


PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre Bistro will open for Takeaway Tea, Coffee, Breakfast, Dinner and Snacks 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday from Monday 2 November; delivery service also available; free tea & coffee for first week; more details on Facebook.

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


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook re details of Lotto; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are now available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.