Bulletin of 12 May 2019 Reissue

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 2 M. McMahon, T. McMahon


Altar Society May Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

19 May                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

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

Sun. 10.30am      Sr. Caitriona     E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            C. Shields

Sun. 12 noon        E. McKee          W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     S. McKenna      C. McKenna, S. McGuckin

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Brendan (Benny) McKenna, Teresa McClenaghan, George Tohill, Mary Karaolis (London) and Kevin McWilliams (Scotland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 11 May          Canice Mullan, Andy Totten, Mary & Dan McFaul, Susan Cartin,

                                Fr. Aidan Larkin (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 12 May         Jane McKee, Charles McKenna, Annie McLaughlin, Gerry Lynch

Mon. 13 May        Peggy McCorry, Desmond McNicholl

Tues. 14 May       Roberta O’Neill, Eunice Gallagher, Margaret Devlin, Michael (Mickey) McKeever (MM 7pm Newbridge)

Wed. 15 May        Rita Dougan, Alice Lennox, Eamonn O’Neill, Maureen Young (MM 11am Magherafelt)

Thurs. 16 May     Isobel Laverty, Patrick (Patsy) Halferty

Fri. 17 May           Charlie Keenan

Sat. 18 May          Francis Gribbin, Eugene Beattie, Margaret Devlin, John McCann (1st Av 6.30pm Bellaghy)


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1917, Loose Plate – £328; Castledawson Envelopes – £599, Loose Plate – £110

Total Standing Orders – £768

TROCAIRE – £13,674.72


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Isabella Sarah Coleman, Oisin McMurray and Conor Patrick McElkearney who were baptised recently.

CONFIRMATION The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Magherafelt today at 3pm with Fr. Kevin Donaghy; tea and coffee will be served immediately afterwards in the Parish Centre.


Castledawson                     Saturday 18 May 11am

Magherafelt                         Saturday 1 June 10am

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY    Sunday 30 June  12 noon


SPRED Special Religious Education – Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 14 May 7.30pm

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE – Tuesday 28 May, 7 nights, group leader Phyllis Mulligan accompanied by Fr. Des Branigan, for more details contact Phyllis 00 353 87 2028492 or Fr Des 078 0990 3691

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

Lough Derg Day of Friendship And Prayer – Wednesday 15 May 10:30am – 3:00pm, with Fr Peter McVerry ‘The Social Gospel – Meeting Christ on the Margins’, admission £22, booking essential, tel. 00353 719861518, email info@loughderg.org

PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £3450 or £200 if not won on the night, 46 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Tues. – Fri. 9am-3pm


SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm, contact Therese 078 6790 1666; LINE DANCING 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILOXING 7pm; PILATES new 6 week block commences Wednesday 15 May 6.30pm, 7.30pm (improvers) & 8.30pm (beginners), contact Tanya 077 1316 1766 or book online www.tyfitness.co.uk

THURSDAY – TAE KWON DO no session; SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; YOGA 7pm, contact Frank 075 9595 8850



‘THE POPE IN AGHAGASKIN’ DVD now available, please contact the Parish Centre

OPEN ART EXHIBITION – now running in the Parish Centre, call in and view the work on display


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 12, 19, 21; £25 to Anna McGuckin, Colin Lindsay, Dymphna Graham; Jackpot £4500

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 4, 11, 12; £25 to Adrian Doole, Dominic Heaney; Jackpot £1200


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer Saturdays Meadowbank Arena 10am


ST FINBARR’S HURLING CLUB – U6s -U12s Training Tuesdays Meadowbank Arena 6pm

GRAN QUILTERS EXHIBITION – Friday 24 May 10am – 8pm & Saturday 25 May 10am – 5.30pm, Resource Centre, Swatragh, £4 incl. tea & scones