PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Branigan www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon
Monday – Saturday 11.00am
Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm
Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance
Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm
Altar Society – Group 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am
Altar Society Dec. Group 1 M. Wilson, M. Robinson
17 Dec. READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Vigil 6.15pm P. Quinn M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee
Sun. 10.30am Sr. Caitriona J. Clayton, R. Clayton, Sr. Caitriona
Sun. 12 noon L. McNally W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,
C’dawson 9am Sr. Margaret N. O’Kane, C. Diamond
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Peter McKenna, Frank Kearney (Maghera), Michael McGrory (Keady) and Francis Donnelly (Perth) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –
Sat. 9 Dec. Annie Doyle, Edward Rocks
Sun. 10 Dec. Johnny Doyle, Mickey Joe McGurk, Catherine Hatton, Michael Carr, Tony Gallagher
Mon. 11 Dec. Harry McNally, Brigid Stokes, John McKeown
Tony Loughran (MM Magherafelt 7.30pm)
Tues. 12 Dec.
Wed. 13 Dec. Tiny Martin, Jack Kerr, Pat McDonagh
Thur. 14 Dec. Elizabeth Gallagher, Hugh McCloskey, Mary McSwiggan
Fri. 15 Dec. Margaret Deehan, Sue Murray
Sat 16 Dec. Gerry Graham, Patrick Joseph O’Neill
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION – December Dues
Magherafelt Envelopes – £3792, Loose Plate – £659
Castledawson Envelopes – £615, Loose Plate – £167
Total Standing Orders – £715
WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Conan Anthony Cleary who was baptised recently.
CONGRATULATIONS to Aileen Bradley and James McGrattan who were married recently.
‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – Advent Mass for First Communion children & their parents/guardians today 9am in Castledawson and 10.30am in Magherafelt
‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – the next meeting for all parents/guardians of First Communion children will take place on Tuesday 12 December 7.30pm or Wednesday 13 December 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
The next Holy Hour for healing and peace will take place on Thursday 14 December at 7.30pm.
CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Castledawson – Sunday 17 December – 5pm
PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS are ready for distribution. We would ask the team of envelope distributers to please collect them from the Parish Centre as soon as possible. We appreciate your help at this busy time of the year.
TROCAIRE GIFTS FOR CHANGE Trocaire Gifts will be sold after all Masses Sunday 17 December, leaflets available in the Church with details and prices.
OPEN DAY FOR NEW ROW P1– Tuesday 19 December 9.30am – 11am or 1.30pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome
OPEN DAY FOR HOLY FAMILY NURSERY UNIT & P1– Wednesday 20 December 10am – 11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome; application forms for enrolment in Nursery Unit & P1 available from the school offices, contact 028 7963 2153 / 028 7946 8426
Jackpot £2100 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1; Christmas Bingo Sunday 17 December, with turkeys or treats for every game
EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 13 December, booking essential 028 7963 1726; followed by Christmas Afternoon Dance in the Hall, everyone welcome
SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;
MONDAY – ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7.30pm
TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am – 11.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm; ZUMBA 8pm
WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; YOGA 8pm
THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm; BOWLS 7.30pm
FRIDAY – SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING 6pm
O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 3, 16, 19; £25 to Derek Curry, Michael Purvis, Sarah Averill; Jackpot £1700
ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 3, 11, 21; £25 to Christopher McMullan, Paul, Enda & Claire; Jackpot £2200
MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC – Christmas Draw in aid of Club Development, tickets £10, available from any player, member or message our FB page; Mini Soccer Saturdays 10am – 11am in Meadowbank 3G
ANNUAL CHARITY BREAKFAST Russell Shiels Tyres Ltd, Saturday 23 December 8am – 11.30am, in aid of Charis & FACTS everyone welcome
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Christmas Cards available in the Church, £3.50 for 10; Annual Christmas Appeal – please leave new, unwrapped gifts at our collection point in Bank of Ireland, Magherafelt