Bulletin of 16 April 17 – Easter Sunday

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Altar Society – Group 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell


Altar Society Apr. Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

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

23 Apr.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          A. McGuckin     T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 10.30am       J. O’Brien          E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                        M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne       K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     P. Hanson         F. J. O’Kane, L. Brown


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mario Walters, Barney Berryman, Marie Therese Wheldon, Mary Kelly (Draperstown), Cassie Stone (Leeds) and Malachy Diamond (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sun. 16 Apr.        Mary Fisher, Hugh Doyle, Sarah O’Donnell, Jack McKeever, Rose O’Neill, Frank Masterson,

                              James Malone

Mon. 17 Apr.        Frankie Loane, John McCorry, Catherine Larkin, Jeannie O’Hagan, Tommy Doherty,

                              Roddy Gribbin (MM 10am Newbridge)

Tues. 18 Apr.       Tommy McCusker, Susan Doherty, Eamon Devlin, John Hatton (Jr)

Wed. 19 Apr.       Sarah McRory, Patricia Donnelly, Jean Doyle,

                              Mary Ellen Wilkinson

Thur. 20 Apr.       Mickey Trainor, Sarah McCormack

Fri. 21 Apr.           Tommy Joe Johnston, Mary Harbison,

                              Kathleen Agnes Murray

Sat. 22 Apr.         Paula Johnson, John Hughes, Eileen Kealey, John Young, Jim O’Neill, Mary Campbell,

                              John C. Harrigan,

                              Charles O’Kane (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)




Sunday 9 April

Magherafelt Envelopes – £2079, Loose Plate – £627

Castledawson Envelopes – £504, Loose Plate – £174

Total Standing Orders – £715



NEW PARISH ENVELOPES – if you have not yet received your box please contact the Parish Office.

Please note –

Easter Monday Mass 11am only; no Exposition and no 7.30pm Mass

Novena will be said at 11am Mass


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Luke Francis McQuillan, Clara May Cassidy and Ronan Adrian Doherty who were baptised recently.

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – The concluding Mass for First Communicants & their parents/guardians will be on Sunday 30 April at 9am in Castledawson and at 10.30am in Magherafelt; looking forward to seeing you there.

Meeting for parents who help plan The Bridge Mass Wednesday 26 April 7.30pm in the Parish Centre

Please note the following dates –

First Communion Magherafelt – Saturday 6 May

First Communion Castledawson – Saturday 20 May

Confirmation for Kilronan School – Saturday 20 May 3pm Magherafelt

Confirmation – Sunday 21 May, 3pm Magherafelt

Graveyard Sunday – Sunday 25 June, 12 noon (there will be no 12 noon mass in Magherafelt on that day)


ACCORD – if you are interested in becoming a facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service please contact 028 9023 3002 or info@accordni.com, closing date for applications 15 May.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819


PARISH CENTRE             


Jackpot £2700 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – closed next week, reopens Tuesday 25 April 9am

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

MONDAYST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB no session TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS no session; WHIST no session; PILATES no session; ZUMBA no session

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP no session; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; PILOXING no session THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, contact Julie 079 2561 7696; TAE KWON DO 4pm



MRS EARLY DVD now available, £10


VINTAGE TEA PARTY – Saturday 22 April 10am – 2pm in memory of Gerry Lynch, proceeds to Charis & Macmillan, everyone welcome

MAGIC SHOW Sunday 23 April 1.30pm, family ticket £25, pay at the door, everyone welcome

DOGS TRUST Tuesday 25 April & Wednesday 26 April, come along and have your dog micro-chipped, receive health & training advice etc

COFFEE MORNING Saturday 29 April 10am – 2pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 9, 21, 28; £25 to Michael Higgins, Joe Cassidy, Mary Jo Higgins; Jackpot £3000; next draw Tuesday 18 April

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 7, 8, 23; Jackpot Winner Celine Shivers, New Jackpot £2100;

CYCLE FOR FRIENDS OF AFRICA – Saturday 22 April, registration 8.30am, leaving Castledawson 9am (25 or 50 mile routes), contact 078 8050 4577 for info