Bulletin of 13 Dec 15

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Mgr O’Byrne                                                                www.magherafeltparish.org






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


Monday     – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm


Eucharistic     Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm;     Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm


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


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




Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday     & Thursday 7.30pm


Mass     on First Friday (October – March) 7.30pm


Altar Society Dec. Group     2 V. Collins, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher


20     Dec                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS


Vigil 6.15pm         P. Deehan        M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee


Sun. 8.00am         Sr. Caitriona     A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin


Sun. 10.30am      K. Walls             C. Shields, J. Lynch, J. McLaughlin


Sun. 12 noon        E. McKee          K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister


C’dawson 9.30am M. Devlin          F. J. O’Kane, L. Brown


REMEMBER OUR DEAD     Pray for Mary Higgins, Bridget Gordon, Margaret Hampsey (Cookstown), Ita     Benson (England), Mary O’Hagan (Desertmartin) and Minnie O’Hagan     (Draperstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries     or month’s minds occur this week –


Sat.     12 Dec.        


Sun. 13 Dec.        Tiny Martin, Jack Kerr, John McKeown


Mon. 14 Dec.       Elizabeth Gallagher, Philip     McGoldrick, Hugh McCloskey, Mary McSwiggan


Tues. 15 Dec.      Margaret Deehan, Maggie Martin


Wed. 16 Dec.       Leo Conway,


                                Gerry     Graham (1st Av 7.30pm Milltown)


Thur. 17 Dec.       Joseph O’Donnell, Frank Morgan, Mary     McGeown


Fri. 18 Dec.          Jim Joe Scullion,


                                Kevin     Walls (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)


Sat.     19 Dec.         Claire Morrison


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY     Today we greet Olivia Abigail Livingstone, Kourtney Karen Irwin and Kiersha     Marie Devlin-Gourleywho were baptised recently.






DECEMBER DUES     COLLECTION Sunday 6 December    


Magherafelt     Envelopes – £4219, Loose Plate – £746; Castledawson Envelopes – £969, Loose     Plate – £96;


Total     S. Orders £715






Castledawson – today 5pm


(Refreshments     afterwards in New Row Primary School)


Magherafelt – Sunday 20     December 5pm


(Refreshments     afterwards in the Parish Centre)


CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS – Please come along and     add your voice to our choir practice for Christmas on Monday evening at 8pm     in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.


CHRISTMAS CARDS     are ready for distribution & are in the Parish Centre.  We would ask the team of envelope     distributers to please collect them as soon as possible.  We appreciate your help at this busy time     of the year.


Please ensure all     notices & anniversaries for inclusion in the bulletin over Christmas     & the New Year are with the Parish Office before Thursday 17 December.


TROCAIRE GIFTS FOR CHANGE     Trocaire Gifts will be sold after all Masses today.


ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT     in the Convent House Wednesdays during Advent 2pm – 4pm


HOLY     FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT NURSERY ENROLMENT     Children born between 2 July 2012 and 1 July 2013 (inclusive) are     eligible for a free Nursery place in their final pre-school year for     admission to a Nursery Unit in September 2016.  Application forms for enrolment in our     Nursery Unit should be completed & returned to the school by 12 noon Wednesday     13 January with the child’s     birth certificate.


P1 ENROLMENT All     children born on or between 2 July     2011 and 1 July 2012 are compulsory school age and are due to start     school in September 2015.      Application forms for enrolment in P1 should be completed and     returned to the school by 12     noon Wednesday 13 January     with the child’s birth certificate.







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CHRISTMAS     BINGO normal prizes, turkeys     & treats, Jackpot £2150; doors     open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish.




EXPRESSIONS BISTRO     open Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm


SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after     10.30am Mass


PARENTS & TODDLERS Christmas Party Tuesday     9.15am -11.15am


WHIST     DRIVE Tuesday 2pm


CEILI     DANCING – Wednesday     8.15pm


ST.     JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Thursday     7.30pm


TAE KWON DO – Friday     4pm – 6pm




ST. PATRICK’S SNOOKER CLUB     Sun–Fri. from 7pm





A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY     – A great night of music, dancing & comedy with Mick Flavin, Big O and Barry     Doyle in the Parish Centre on Monday 28 December, tickets £10 available in     the Parish Centre.




O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 18, 20,     24; £25 to P. O’Loughlin, P.J. McQuillan,     Oonagh O’Neill; Jackpot £1300


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 14, 18, 24;     £25 to Sarah Gribbin, Michael O’Kane; Jackpot £1400






FRIENDS OF NEW ROW present St. Mungo’s, with special guests The Gribbin Girls,     in Magherafelt Parish Centre Saturday 9 January, tickets £15, contact 028     7946 8426 or Sinead 077 4962 4369.


CHARITY BREAKFAST in Russell Shiels Tyres on Saturday 19 December 9am – 12noon,     proceeds in aid of Charis Cancer Care


Sincere     thanks to everyone for their generosity and support at the recent Apostolic Workers’ Annual Sale of     Work in the Parish Centre.