Bulletin of 1 September 2019

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary – Tuesday 7pm

Altar Society Sept. Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher

8 Sept.                   READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         F. Young            S. Speirs, E. Bradley, P. McKee

Sun. 10.30am      T. White             G. McGuckin, J. Fingleton,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne      B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9am     Sr. Margaret     B. O’Kane, P. McKeever

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Patrick McRory and Ronnie Goddard who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 31 Aug.          Vera Johnston, Mary Stranney, Ann McKee, Rosie Goddard, Marie McCartney

Sun. 1 Sept.         Peter Scullion, Maura Walls, Annie Logue

Mon. 2 Sept.         Cassie McKay, Seamus McKay, Teresa McKeever

Tues. 3 Sept.       Eamon Forbes, Eileen McGurk, John James Gribbin, John Kerr

Wed. 4 Sept.        Eddie Walls, Siobhan Devlin

Thurs. 5 Sept.      Winnie McGlade,

                                Bernadette Diamond (MM Bellaghy 7.30pm)

Fri. 6 Sept.            Harold Purvis, Patrick Mallon, John Barr, Jim McAtamney

Sat. 7 Sept.           Laurie Regan, Leo Doyle


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1866, Loose Plate – £577; Castledawson Envelopes – £323, Loose Plate – £142

Total Standing Orders – £768


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Aoife Marie Hegarty who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Keira Mason and Joel Hagan who were married recently

Congratulations to Sister Séana Rose (Ciara McRory) who will take temporary profession on Saturday 8 September in Princeville, Illinois.  Please keep Ciara in your prayers.

CAR PARK – We would like to remind all Parishioners that the car park is to be used only for Holy Family Primary & Nursery Schools, the Parish Centre & the Church.  Anyone using it for all day parking is at risk of being locked in.

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 27 & 28 September, 15, 22 & 29 October, 22 & 23 November, 10 & 11 January; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie


MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKENDDromantine Conference Centre, Friday 13 September 8pm – Sunday 15 September 4.30pm; for info & to book www.marriageencounter.ie or 077 0281 2321


ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 14 September, bus leaving 7.30am sharp, for bookings & more information contact Helpline 028 7930 0819, leaving a voicemail with your details

MARCH FOR THEIR LIVES Custom House Square, Belfast, Saturday 7 September 2pm.  Mass will be celebrated at 1pm St Patrick’s, Donegal Street; for bus transport from Castledawson Roundabout please contact Ciara 077 4930 8198

PARISH CENTRE              


**Jackpot £4250 or £200 if not won on the night, 50 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

MONDAYST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB AGM 7:30pm in Expressions Bistro all members should attend for registration, new members welcome; Bowls start Thursday 5 September 7.30pm; FAMILY ROLLER DISCO 7pm – 8.30pm, equipment provided

TUESDAY – PILATES 7pm, contact Therese 078 6790 1666; LINE DANCING 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am, new members welcome; PILATES 6.30pm, 7.30pm & beginners 8.30pm; contact Tanya 077 1316 1766; PILOXING 7pm

THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm

FRIDAY SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE Weekly Dancing Classes start Friday 6 September 6pm; new beginners welcome, contact Eugene 028 7964 3304

O’NEILL ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE Classes resume Wednesday 4 September 6pm in St Pius X College, new members welcome

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 15, 18, 26; £25 to Michael Gribbin, Jim Spiers, Lauren McNally; Two Jackpots running – £5000 & £1800; ROSSA PARK CLEAN UP DAY – volunteers needed, Saturday 7 September between 8am – 1pm


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 3, 15, 24; Jackpot Winner £1200 Seamus Cushley; New Jackpot £500

NORTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE – Study a BTEC Level 3 in Sports whilst developing employability skills, industry experience & additional coaching qualifications; call into our Magherafelt Campus for more information