Bulletin of 15 June 14

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

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society – Group 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society June Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn

ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr. – Oct.) 7.30pm


Vigil 6.15pm:        U. O’Kane                 M. Bradley, C. McAllister, B. McKee

Sun. 8.00am:        Sr. Margaret      N. Kerr, C. Monaghan

Sun. 10.30am:     E. Gregg            E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            B. Mulholland

Sun. 12 noon:       F. Convery        O. Walshe, B. Boyle, E. Mulholland

C’dawson 9.30am D. McElwee    N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Meagher Hughes, Paul Mackle and Madeleine Shields (Belfast) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 14 June         Leo Terry, Patrick Martin, Edmund Quinn

Sun. 15 June        Kevin Donnelly

Mon. 16 June       Eileen Conlon, Teresa McElhinney

Tues. 17 June      Michael McGill

Wed. 18 June       Susan Hutchinson, John McKeever

Thur. 19 June      Sarah Gilmore

Fri. 20 June          Kathleen McSwiggan, Josie Gallagher, Pauline Higgins, Dermot Browne (MM 7.30pm Moneymore)

                                Eugene Beattie (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 21 June         John Lynch, James Kelly, Henry Johnston

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Emily Claire O’Neill, Lily-Mae McElhone and Shania Margaret Hegarty who were baptised recently.




JUNE DUES COLLECTION Sunday 8 June Envelopes – £4604, Loose Plate – £811, S. Orders £715



We wish to thank all those who have contributed so generously to our Parish Building Fund for the works in the Church of the Our Lady of the Assumption.  The fund raising ends on the last Sunday of June and we are nearing our target for the works.  We appeal to those who haven’t yet contributed to consider doing so as we make a final big push towards the end of the appeal.  The total amount raised will be announced mid-July.  Envelopes are available at all entrances to the Churches or from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES will take place on Sunday 29 June at 3pm.  We ask parishioners to please tend to their graves in preparation.  Many older graves have no-one to care for them and we appeal to anyone who may be available the week prior to Graveyard Sunday to volunteer for a couple of hours to help John Niblock tend those graves.  Alternatively please tend to any neglected grave close to your family grave by removing weeds etc.  We thank everyone for their help in this regard.  Milltown is a graveyard we can be rightly proud of.  We hope to unveil and bless a memorial to all unbaptised children who were buried in unconsecrated ground at graveyard Sunday.


DO THIS IN MEMORY PROGRAMME We invite all children in the Parish who received the Sacrament of First Penance and First Communion this year to come with their families to 9.30am Mass in Castledawson or 10.30 am Mass in Magherafelt on Sunday 22 June, The Feast of Corpus Christi, The Body & Blood of Christ.


Come and join us on Sunday 6 July for the first Parish Pilgrimage to the Mass Rock in Glenshane Forest where Fr. Gates will say Mass; more details to follow next week.


FAMILY PRAYER BOOKS available in the Sacristy, the Parish Centre and the Parish Office, cost £10.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585





COFFEE SHOP Tuesday – Friday

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS required for the Parish Centre Coffee Shop for the summer months; hours may contribute to John Paul II, Millennium Volunteer & Duke of Edinburgh Awards; students must be 16 or over; contact Mona 078 7252 5938.

SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am

PILATES Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

PILATES Wednesday 7pm, new 6 week beginner’s course starts Wednesday 25 June 8.15pm, £40, contact Tanya 077 1316 1766.

PILOXING Thursday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

TAE KWON DO Friday 3.30pm – 5.30pm


YOUTH CLUB Friday 7pm

YOGA Sunday 22 June 10am, contact Anne 077 0756 5685 for more details and to book a place.


MEMORIES OF MAGHERAFELT Do you have any photos of life in Magherafelt from the 1900’s to the present day; photos of people, places & occasions from years gone by?  If so, are you interested in sharing them?  All photos should be left with Mona in the Parish Centre.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Monday 2 June – Lotto 4, 12, 17, 22; £25 to Maureen McKenna, Lily Monaghan, Martin Collins; Monday 9 June – Lotto 9, 10, 19, 20; £25 to Gino Lupari, Claire Quinn, Lisa Corrigan; Jackpot £3000.


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Lotto 6, 17, 22, 23; £25 to Kathy Bradley, Marie Kearns; Jackpot £1700; Club small grants available for young members going to the Gaeltacht, contact Paul Gribbin or any member

APOSTOLIC WORKERS ANNUAL COFFEE PARTY Friday 27 June 7.30pm in the Parish Centre; proceeds to the Missions, everyone welcome.

If anyone is eligible for gold / silver / pioneer pins please contact Peggy McKee 028 7963 1386.