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 D. Kelly, M. Purvis, A. McVey
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON
Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm
Altar Society Dec. Group 5 Betty Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster
Mass on First Friday (November – March) 7.30pm
21 DEC. READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Vigil 6.15pm P. Quinn C. Lawlor, D. McGuckin,
Sun. 8.00am Sr. Margaret N. Kerr, C. Monaghan
Sun. 10.30am J. O’Brien J. Higgins, M. McQuillan, M. Gates
Sun. 12 noon N. O’Connor W. Cassidy, K. Kelly, N. Kelly
C’dawson 9.30am Betty Foster S. Wilson, R. Scullion
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Declan Henry, Eddie Rocks, Mona Convery (Maghera), Bridie McQuillan (Swatragh), Michael Burke, Michael Campbell, Fr. Michael Fleming (USA), Paul Devlin and Brendan Carmichael who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –
Sat. 13 Dec. Tiny Martin, Jack Kerr
Sun. 14 Dec. Philip McGoldrick, Elizabeth Gallagher, Mary Smith, Mary McSwiggan, John McKeown
Mon. 15 Dec. Margaret Deehan, Sue Murray, Michael Crotty (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)
Tues. 16 Dec.
Wed. 17 Dec. Frank Morgan, Mary McGeown (1st Av), Margaret Gallagher
Thurs. 18 Dec. Jim Joe Scullion, John Mulgrew
Fri. 19 Dec. Teresa (Tessie) Loughran (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)
Sat. 20 Dec. Pat McGlade, Rose Donnelly, Bridie Morgan
WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Devon Cruz da Costa Lavres, Erin Niamh O’Kane and Eleanora Margey who were baptised recently.
DECEMBER DUES COLLECTION Sunday 7 December
Magherafelt Envelopes – £4753, Loose Plate – £773
Castledawson Envelopes – £377, Loose Plate – £143
IEC COLLECTION Monday 8 December
Magherafelt Envelopes – £635, Loose Plate – £235
Castledawson Envelopes – £65, Loose Plate – £39
Total S. Orders £715
Sunday 14 December
Carol Service Castledawson 5pm
Wednesday 17 December
Penitential Service Magherafelt 7.30pm
Sunday 21 December
Carol Service Magherafelt 7pm
Saturday 20 December 11.30am – 1pm Magherafelt
Monday 22 December after 11am & 7.30pm Masses Magherafelt
Tuesday 23 December after 11am Mass Magherafelt & 7.30pm Mass Castledawson
ADVENT BANNERS – the graphic idea in the weekly banners is used with permission from the website of the Uniting Church of Australia viz., The Billabong and we are most grateful to its copyright holder Jeff Shrowder for graciously allowing us to use it.
Please ensure all notices and anniversaries for entry to the bulletins over the Christmas & New Year period are with the Parish Office before Thursday 18 December.
PARISH CENTRE MANAGER
We wish to congratulate Mr. Pat Bradley who has been appointed as our new Business Development and Parish Centre Manager. Pat is originally from Maghera and has been living in Magherafelt for over 25 years. He is looking forward to taking up his new post in January.
Coffee Shop will close on Friday 19 December at 3pm and re-open on Tuesday 6 January at 9.30am.
SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass
ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Monday 7.30pm
ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Thursday 7.30pm
TAE KWON DO Friday 4pm – 6pm
SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING Friday 6pm
NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY
We invite all interested parents to attend our Open Day on Tuesday 16 December 1.15pm – 2.15pm, please come along and see what we have to offer.
O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 13, 16, 19; £25 to Eamon Campbell, Colum McKenna, Marty Collins; Jackpot £3000.
ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 16, 19, 20, 21; Congratulations to Noel McKenna who won the jackpot; New Jackpot £500.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Christmas Cards now available at the entrance to the Church, £3 per pack of 10; contact 028 7930 0819.
ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – 5 days, departing 12 May from Belfast International, £575 please contact Eugene 079 2802 4985 or Joe 075 2353 8402 for more details.
ANNUAL CHARITY BIG BREAKFAST – Saturday 20 December 9am – 11am at Russell Shiels Tyres; all proceeds to Lilac & Kilronan School; everyone welcome.
Thank you to all who supported the recent Charity Whist Drive in St. Trea’s GAC Ballymaguigan, total raised £3670 for Antrim Area Hospital Renal Unit & Belfast City Hospital Transplant Unit.