Bulletin of 16 May 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre will reopen from Monday 24 May in line with the easing of restrictions.  This will include sit in and take away in Expressions Bistro and also group activities.  Group activity will include Irish Dancing, Slimming World, Taekwondo and Rugbugz, please contact the group co-ordinator for further details.  Bistro and Group Activity will adhere to the current Social Distancing and Sanitisation requirements.  We welcome the return of all our friends and hope for better days ahead.

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

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 10, 16, 22; £25 to Catherine & Benny McKay, Damien Hardy; Jackpot – £2000; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Virtual course available 11/12 September, for booking & information contact www.MarriageEncounter.ie;

See also www.courses.accord.ie for other dates in the Autumn

The following services continue to be available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am

Novena Monday 7.30pm, Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Filipe Graca, Tommy Gallagher, Ann Devlin, Mary Ewing, Nellie Crozier (Moortown),

Catherine McCann (Lavey), Joseph Rogers (Draperstown) and

Elaine Luna Martin (Florida) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 15 May          Cassie McFalone, Rita Dougan, Alice Lennox, Brian Ewing, Eamonn O’Neill

Sun. 16 May         Patsy Halferty, Kathleen Murray, Isobel Laverty, John McCann

                                Mary Quinn (1st Av 10.30am)

Mon. 17 May        Gary Convie, Charlie Keenan, Francie Moore

Tues. 18 May       Eugene Beattie, Margaret Devlin, Teresa O’Kane

Wed. 19 May        Brendan Cunningham, George Gallagher,

                                Philip McKeever, Madge Lynch

Thurs. 20 May     Tom Lagan, Raymond McNabb, Dermot Browne

                                Meta Quinn (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Fri. 21 May           Margo Devlin, Packie McGlade, Mary Mooney

Sat. 22 May          Mary Tohill, John McErlean, Joe Shivers,

                                Sarah O’Kane, Cassie Devlin, John Hatton Snr.

(Sunday 23 May Peter Young MM 10.30am Magherafelt)

PUBLIC DAILY & WEEKEND MASSES – Mass with congregation continues this week at 11am each morning, Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm & Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm, Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt & Sunday 9am Castledawson, all with the usual restrictions.

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Unfortunately there will be no Graveyard Sunday again this year due to the large numbers who usually attend.  Graves will be blessed mid-June privately by the priests.  People are asked to tend their graves as per usual.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST – Sunday 6 June, Mass at 1pm, bring packed lunch and insect spray

CONGRATULATIONS to all the children who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion recently.