Bulletin of 13 December 2020

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre Bistro is open Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm for both Sit-in & Takeaway; delivery service available; menu on Facebook.

NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL Is your child due to start primary school in September?  Applications for places open on Thursday 7 January 2021.  Any prospective pupils & parents are welcome to visit for a COVID-friendly tour and chat, Contact Mrs. D. Graffin (Principal) on 028 7946 8426 or by email dgraffin653@c2ken.net with any queries or to discuss the application process.

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

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook re details of Lotto; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


We are collecting this year for St. Vincent de Paul with the focus on hygiene products; we are most grateful for donations of toiletries, toilet roll, tissues, sanitary products, nappies etc which can be left at our collection point Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.

The following services are all 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 Tillie McKay, Teresa Devlin, Jonathan Logue, Eileen Gallagher, Pat O’Hagan, Charles Conway, Colm McFaul, Chris Mason, Jeannie McMurray (Ballymaguigan), Ellen Marron (Toome), Gerry Murtagh (Maghera) and Hugh McNabb (Brighton) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 12 Dec.         Harry Shivers, Beatriz Valloso

Sun. 13 Dec.        Michael Carr, Tiny Martin, Harry McNally Jr,

                                Jack Kerr

Mon. 14 Dec.       Elizabeth Gallagher, Hugh McCloskey,

                                Philip McGoldrick, Mary McSwiggan, Mary Smith

Tues. 15 Dec.      Bridget O’Neill, Margaret Deehan,

                                Joe Heaney (1st Av)

Wed. 16 Dec.       Gerard Graham, Henry J. Purvis, Declan Jones, Breige McGurk

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

Fri. 18 Dec.          James Hanson,

                                Charlie Bateson (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 19 Dec.         Claire Morrison,

                                John Higgins (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

(Sunday 20 December Charles Conway MM 10.30am Magherafelt)

CONGRATULATIONS to Cheryl Downey and Andrew Logan who were married recently.


There is limited availability for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Mass in Magherafelt; Masses in Castledawson for both days are completely booked; see Magherafelt Parish Facebook for booking details.


Volunteers are needed to steward at each Mass and to clean the seats afterwards, (approximately 15 minutes).  If you are able to help, we would be most grateful, please contact Fr. Gates 028 7963 2439.



All Masses continue this week with limited numbers, 1 household group per pew or 2 people per pew with social distancing.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided. 

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm, Charlie Bateson’s Month’s Mind on Friday at 7.30pm and John Higgins’ Month’s Mind on Saturday at 6.15pm.

FACEMASKS / COVERINGS – In line with legislation Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion & should cover both mouth & nose.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.