PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Mgr O’Byrne www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
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
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON
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
CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES
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
SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING – Friday 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
ANNUAL ST. VINCENT DE PAUL & LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER in the Parish Centre today
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.