PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK: Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
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
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON
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,
Sun. 8.00am: F. Gallagher M. Duncan, B. McLarnon
Sun. 10.30am: K. Walls E. Bradley, B. Gogarty,
Sun. 12 noon: N. O’Connor W. Cassidy, K. Kelly, N. Kelly
C’dawson 9.30am I. Hynds S. Wilson, R. Scullion
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
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.
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
TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm
SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING: Friday 6pm
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.
APOSTOLIC WORKERS COFFEE PARTY: Friday 28 June 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: 028 7930 0819.