Bulletin of 1 Sept 13

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


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

Weekdays: 11.00am (Mon. – Sat.), 7.30pm (Mon. & Wed.)

Confessions: Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society: Group 5 M. Campbell, A. McCrystal, C. McKay


Sunday: 9.30am; Weekdays: 7.30pm (Tues. & Thurs.)

Altar Society Sept: Group 5 B. Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster


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


Vigil 6.15pm:        P. Deehan         T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 8.00am:        Sr. Caitriona     G. Rafferty, K. Lennon

Sun. 10.30am:     K. Walls             B. McErlain, J. Lynch, D. Bradley

Sun. 12 noon:       N. O’Connor     M. Logue, M. McGee, K. Quinn

C’dawson 9.30am P. Hanson       F. J. O’Kane


REMEMBER OUR DEAD: Pray for Anne Walls, Felix McGee, John Joe Conway, Liz Hawthorne, Charly Thompson, John Quinn, Bill Booth and Martin McCann who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week:

Sat. 31 Aug:         Rosie Goddard, Vera Johnston (1st Av.)

Sun. 1 Sept:         Annie Logue, Peter Scullion

Mon. 2 Sept:         Eileen McGurk

Tues. 3 Sept:      

Wed. 4 Sept:        Hughie Martin, Cassie & Seamus McKay

Thur. 5 Sept:        Winnie McGlade

Fri. 6 Sept:            John Barr,

                                Fr. Andrew McNally (1st Av. Magherafelt 6.30pm)

Sat. 7 Sept:          Laurie Regan


The new boiler has been installed in the basement and the system flushed and balanced.  This has greatly improved the heating of the Church.

The next stage of the project is to tackle the heat loss through internal glass insulation panels, and work to the doors and floor vents as previously notified.  This work will take place in September and will require mid-week closure of the Church (apart from funerals and weddings), more details later.

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this project; we greatly appreciate your support, without which the work could not proceed.


FIRST FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBER: Please note Mass will be Friday 6 September 6.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt.  The sick & housebound will be visited this week.  Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY UNIT: will re-open Monday 2 September at 9.00 am.

All P1 pupils will go home at 11.45am every day during the month of September; all other pupils will go home at 1.45pm on Monday 2 September only; normal school hours for P2 – P7 from Tuesday 3 September; see www.holyfamily-ps.org.uk for details.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL urgently require school uniforms & would appreciate any donations; 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585.


Pastoral Centre Maghera – Friday 25 & Saturday 26 October, Friday 22 & Saturday 23 November, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 January 2014, contact 028 7964 2983 / maghera@accordni.com.

All Saints Parish Centre Ballymena – Wednesday 25 September, 2 & 9 October and Wednesday 6, 13, & 20 November 7pm – 10pm; contact 028 3833 4781 or email ballymena@accordni.com.

PARISH CENTRE COFFEE SHOP: open Tuesday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm.



SUNDAY TEA CLUB: after 10.30am Mass

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


ZUMBA: Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

PILATES Tuesday 7pm, 5 week course commences 2 September, to book contact Therese 028 7963 2142

CEILI CLASS: commences Wed. 5 Sept. 8pm

PILATES: Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Annual 10k Road Race & 5k Run/Walk Saturday 14 September; McNicholl School of Irish Dancing Monday 2 September 6.30pm in St. Malachy’s Hall.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 14 September, £15, bring packed lunch.  For more details & to book please contact 028 7930 0819 before Saturday 7 September and leave a message.


ST. COLMCILLES GIRL GUIDE UNIT require volunteers, aged 18 or over, available Thursday 6.30 – 8pm (term time); contact Anna 078 3542 3908.


The First Anniversary Mass for Fr. Andrew McNally will take place Friday 6 September 6.30pm Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt

To coincide with this & inspired by his dedication to raising awareness & money for Trocaire, there will be a fundraising weekend in Andrew’s honour & in association with Trocaire – Friday 6 September 8pm Parish Centre ‘A Musical Celebration’ including Malachy Cush, Pandy Walsh, Brendan Quinn, Gino Lupari & Niamh McGlinchey, tickets £10 available from Mona & Top 40; Saturday 7 September Bryson’s Bar ‘Trad for Trocaire’ 3pm – 8pm, 11pm ‘The Happy Enchiladas’, see posters for details.

SPIRES CC Sportive Cycle in aid of Cancer Focus NI Sun. 8 Sept. sign up at Meadowbank 9am – 10am.