Bulletin of 15 August 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre is open in line with the easing of restrictions.  Bistro and Group Activity will adhere to the current Social Distancing and Sanitisation requirements.

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday

MONDAY – Yoga; TUESDAY – Street Dance Class; WEDNESDAY – Knitting Group 10am; Taekwon-do; THURSDAY – Slimming World morning & evening; Taekwon-do; FRIDAY – Irish Dancing; SATURDAY – Musical Wings (toddlers & young children); Please contact the group co-ordinators for further details on any of the above activities or follow Parish Centre FB page.

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

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 4, 21, 24; £25 to Paula Gribbin, John Keenan; Jackpot – £3300; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

The following services continue to be available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am   Novena Monday 7.30pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Seamus Burns, Kieran McToal, Geraldine O’Kane, Sadie Gates (Coalisland), Gerry O’Hagan (Desertmartin) and Kathleen Fegan (Mayobridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week

Sat. 14 Aug           Mary Devlin

Sun. 15 Aug         Jerome Cleary, Paddy McCann, Fr. Jim Smith

Mon. 16 Aug         Ronnie Goddard, Philomena Hughes,

                                Patrick Trolan, James Laverty

Tues. 17 Aug        Veronica McCloskey, Mary Bradley, Mary Russell, Fr. Eamonn O’Brien, Mary O’Neill

Wed. 18 Aug        Dolores Heaney, Bobby O’Kane

Thurs. 19 Aug      Patrick McRory, Seamus Hughes, John Cassidy, Annie Martin

Fri. 20 Aug            Roseanne Cassidy, Lily Monaghan, Frank Toner

Sat. 21 Aug           Danny Wade


Aoife Sheila Teresa License, Cait Margaret Bryson and

Oliver Ignatius Artt who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Siún Smylie and Daniel Mullan who were married recently.


There will be tea and coffee upstairs in the Parish Centre after 11am Mass on Saturday 21 August for parishioners to have an opportunity to say goodbye to Fr. Branigan.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £1764

Dues – £485; Standing orders – £1125


PUBLIC DAILY & WEEKEND MASSES – Mass with congregation continues this week at 11am each morning, Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm, Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt & Sunday 9am Castledawson, all with the usual restrictions. 

The Holy Hour will resume in September.


We recommend for health and safety that people continue to wear face-coverings and maintain social distancing within the Church and we thank you for your cooperation.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Virtual course available 11/12 September, for booking & information contact www.MarriageEncounter.ie; See also www.courses.accord.ie for other dates in the Autumn