Bulletin of 16 August 2020

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

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Joan MacLarnon, Anna Conway, Brian Tkaczyk, Maureen Logue, Gerard Devlin and Roddy O’Kane (Swatragh) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 15 Aug. Jerome Cleary

Sun. 16 Aug. James Laverty, Philomena Quinn, Patrick Trolan

Mon. 17 Aug. Mary Bradley, Mary Russell, Fr Eamon O’Brien,

Thomas (Tommy) Purvis MM (7.30 pm Mfelt)

Tues. 18 Aug. Veronica McCloskey, Bobby O’Kane,

Patrick McRory 1st Av , 7.30 pm

Wed. 19 Aug. Seamus Hughes, John Cassidy, Annie Martin

Thurs. 20 Aug. John Wilson, Roseanne Higgins, Lily Monaghan, Frank Toner, Maureen Logue MM (7.30 pm Mfelt)

Gerard Devlin MM (7.30 pm Bellaghy)

Fri. 21 Aug. Danny Wade

Sat. 22 Aug. Orla McKenna, Anne Walls, Brian Hughes

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Shea Jon Graham and Charlie Thomas Shaw who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bronagh McGuckin and Owen Doherty who were married recently.


There will be a limit of 100 people. 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. There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm and Patrick McRory’s First Anniversary Mass on Tuesday at 7.30pm, with the above restrictions.

WEEKEND MASSES – Weekend Masses continue to be via webcam. At the end of each Mass the priest will come out to the bottom of the Church steps to distribute Communion to those who wish to receive.


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Archbishop has granted faculties for priests in parishes to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation. Due to social distancing this can be done for no more than 30 children at a time. Confirmation dates and times are as follows:

Saturday 22 August 11.00 am Holy Family P7A

1.00 pm Holy Family P7B

3.00 pm Holy Family P7C

Sunday 23 August 10.30 New Row PS

Spires Integrated PS

Gaelscoil an tSeanchai


The Parish Centre and Bistro are closed. Please check Parish Centre Facebook for up to date information.

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

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Lotto 1, 7, 10, 17; £25 to Ursula McGuigan, Graham McCabe ; Jackpot £600; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819


Please note that from Monday 10 August 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 and should cover both the mouth and nose. This is in line with new legislation.


Saturday 19 September:

11.00 am Holy Family P4A

12.30 pm Holy Family P4B

2.00 pm Holy Family P4C

Sunday 20 September:

Castledawson 9.00 am New Row PS

Magherafelt 10.30 am Spires Integrated PS

Resumption of Sunday Masses

Subject to Health Restrictions we hope to resume our Sunday Masses from Saturday 26 September in both Magherafelt and Castledawson on a trila basis (limited numbers of 120 Mfelt, 70 Cdawson)