Bulletin of 11 April 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre is closed until further notice, for enquiries contact 07872525938.

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

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 3, 13, 14; £25 to Roisin Lupari, Cathal Hughes; Jackpot – £1500; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


Virtual courses available, for booking & information www.courses.accord.ie or www.MarriageEncounter.ie


TROCAIRE boxes should be returned to the baskets in the Church or to Fr. Gates at the Parochial House.  You can also donate online at www.trocaire.org, by phone 0800 9121200 or by post to Trócaire, 10 King Street, Belfast, BT1 6AD

Anniversary notices for the bulletin – please phone the Parish Office on 028 7963 3635 or email office@magherafeltparish.org

The following services continue to be available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am

Novena Monday 7.30pm, Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Annie Higgins and Jack Wright (Desertmartin) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 10 Apr.          John McLaughlin, Annie Quinn, Annie McWilliams, Pat Shaw, Molly Scullion

Sun. 11 Apr.         Rosemary Moore

Mon. 12 Apr.        Michael Masterson Jnr, Peggy Conway

Tues. 13 Apr.      

Wed. 14 Apr.        Brigid Johnston, John Regan, Michael Donnelly, John Monaghan, Sarah Collins

Thurs. 15 Apr.     Maureen Young, Mary Mullan (MM 11am)

Fri. 16 Apr.           James Malone, Mary Fisher, Hugh Doyle,

                                Sarah O’Donnell, Rose O’Neill, Irene Hynds,

                                Frank Masterson, Brendan MacCann,

                                Jack McKeever

Sat. 17 Apr.          Frank Loane, Jeannie O’Hagan, John McCorry, Catherine Larkin

CHURCH COLLECTIONS for the last 4 weeks

Magherafelt & Castledawson – £5690

IEC – £35; Sick & Retired Priests – £1275; Emigrants – £568

Dues Collection – £3740; Standing orders – £1125

Trócaire – £10,547

PUBLIC DAILY & WEEKEND MASSES – Mass with congregation continues with the usual restrictions, limited numbers, 1 household group per pew or 2 people per pew with social distancing.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given, to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided.  We will continue this week with Mass at 11am each morning, Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm & Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm, Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt & Sunday 9am Castledawson.


GIFT AID & STANDING ORDERS – The Parish can benefit from Gift Aid (25p in every £1 donated).  If you are a taxpayer you might consider completing a Gift Aid Form if you have not done so previously. 

Thank you to everyone who has opted to donate via Standing Order.  We would ask you to please check your bank details to ensure that your donation can be identified on our statements (it is important to use your name as reference especially if you have signed for Gift Aid).  You may still wish to consider setting up donations by Standing Order –

Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt & Castledawson Parish Church Fund;

Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 20000358

For Priests’ Dues Collection

Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt Parish Revenue Account;

Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 88005294