Bulletin of 16 June 2013

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






Saturday: Vigil 6.15pm;     Sunday: 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon


Confessions:     Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm


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


Altar Society: Group 4 S. Montgomery, R. McSwiggan,     U. McLaughlin




Sunday: 9.30am;     Weekdays: 7.30pm (Tues. & Thurs.)


Altar Society June: G.     Boorman, V. Collins, P. Gallagher


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




Vigil 6.15pm:        M. Conlon                 C. Lawlor,     D. McGuckin,


                                                            N.     McGuckin


Sun. 8.00am:        F. Gallagher      M. Duncan, B. McLarnon


Sun. 10.30am:     K. Walls             E. Bradley, B. Gogarty,


                                                            B.     Mulholland


Sun. 12 noon:       N. O’Connor     W. Cassidy, K. Kelly, N. Kelly


C’dawson 9.30am I. Hynds           S. Wilson, R. Scullion




  1. OUR DEAD: Pray for Evelyn McGuckin and Finola     McCool (Portstewart) who died recently & for the following whose     anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:
  2. 15 June:       Brian Ewing (MM)


Sun. 16 June:      Teresa McElhinney, Eileen Conlon


Mon. 17 June:      Michael McGill


Tues. 18 June:    Susan Hutchinson, John McKeever


Wed. 19 June:    


Thur. 20 June:     Kathleen McSwiggan, Josie Gallagher


Fri. 21 June:         John Lynch, Joseph O’Donnell, Donna     Flanagan, Mary McCann, Henry Johnston, James Kelly


  1. 22 June:      


WELCOME TO THE PARISH     FAMILY: Today we greet Alyssa Mary Martin, Caitlin Sophia     O’Boyle, Karolina Siurnaite, Paulius Siurna and Shánn Joseph Bradley who were     baptised recently.






  1. COLLECTION Sunday 9 June: Envelope     – £4994, Loose Plate – £812, S. Orders £715






As announced at all     Masses last weekend we need to upgrade the current heating system in the     Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt.  We also need to undertake work to the     windows and doors and floor to prevent heat loss.  Given that the Parish has a current debt     of £215,000 it would be foolhardy to undertake such work without some     fundraising.


As stated last week, in     the coming days we hope to furnish each household in the Parish with a     donation pack containing twelve envelopes, July 2013 – June 2014 for     monthly donations.  From the first     Sunday of July there will be a second collection after communion when these     envelopes can be returned, in order to keep it separate from the normal     collection.  Any donations will be     gratefully received and we are suggesting that each family try to donate     £200 over the twelve months, less than £4 per week.


Of course one-off     donations will be welcome and those who wish to donate by Direct Debit     should contact Anne in the parish office who will guide you on what to     do.  All donations may be     gift-aided.  We will inform     parishioners how this building fund is going every three months.  Some people have already donated in     advance of the July start and we thank you in anticipation for your     generous response to this much needed appeal in these difficult times.


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY:     Mass and Blessing of the graves in Milltown cemetery will take place on Sunday     30 June at 3pm.  Since there will be     extensive road works at that time on the Castledawson Road, parishioners     are asked to park in O’Donovan Rossa GAC grounds or St. Mary’s Grammar     School.  The DOE Roads Service says     no one will be able to park along the roadside due to the road works.  Your cooperation would be     appreciated.  The front of the     cemetery will be a drop-off zone for elderly and infirm only.










COFFEE SHOP:     open Tues. – Fri. 9.30am – 3pm


SUNDAY TEA CLUB: after     10.30am Mass


SLIMMING WORLD:     Monday 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm


  1. & TODDLERS & BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: last session this term Tuesday 18 June 9.15am     – 11.15am
  2. CLASS: Tuesday 8pm
  3. GROUP: Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm PILATES: Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm


TAE KWON DO:     Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm




PARISH CENTRE COFFEE SHOP: requires student volunteers aged 16 or over to support the     Coffee Shop during the summer; hours may     contribute towards John Paul II, Millennium Volunteer & Duke of     Edinburgh awards; contact Mona for more information.


O’DONOVAN     ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto: 9, 12, 17, 21;     £25 to: Barry McKee, Ronan Lennox,     Maureen McKenna; Jackpot: £2650; Rossa     Big Breakfast: today 10am – 1.30pm.


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Lotto: 4, 9, 21, 24; £25     to: Martha O’Kane, Kevin Boorman; Jackpot: £4000.




  1. CHILDREN APPEAL NI: Coffee Morning in Parish Centre Saturday     22 June 11am – 2pm, everyone welcome.


  1. GROUP: Meeting in Convent House Tuesday 25 June 8pm.




APOSTOLIC WORKERS     COFFEE PARTY:     Friday 28 June 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: 028 7930 0819.


  1. SERVICE is undertaking improvement works on the A31     Castledawson Road from Thursday 20 June – Friday 30 August.  This work will include a new right-turn     facility at Aghagaskin Road and at Old Magherafelt Road / Rossa GAC, a     footway at St. John’s Church, resurfacing and a cycle path.