Bulletin of 16 Oct 16

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


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

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm; Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society – Group 2 M. McMahon, M. Gates

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm; First Friday (Oct. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Oct. Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher


Vigil 6.15pm          P. Deehan         M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee

Sun. 8.00am         A. McGuckin     A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin

Sun. 10.30am       J. O’Brien          R. Tohill, J. Clayton, R. Clayton

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

C’dawson 9.30am M. Devlin          N. Bell, E. McElwee


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Seamus Tohill, Bridie Corran, Margaret Gormley, Maura Martin (Antrim), Annie Keeley, Gerry Hughes, Lughaidh Mac Giolla Bhrighde (Maghera) and Michael McLaughlin (Randalstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week


Sat. 15 Oct.          James E. McCaughan

Sun. 16 Oct.        Gerry Campbell, Isabella McKeever, Sammy Averall

Mon. 17 Oct.        Don McMullan, Marian Cleary,

                              Lucy Scott (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 18 Oct.       Michael Higgins, Charlie O’Kane

Wed. 19 Oct.        John McRory Snr.

Thur. 20 Oct.      

Fri. 21 Oct.           Bawn McCaughan

Sat. 22 Oct.          Joan Sommers, Mamie Heaney, Sadie Gallagher



Magherafelt Envelopes – £1590, Loose Plate – £717

Castledawson Envelopes – £275, Loose Plate – £136

Total Standing Orders – £715


There will be a promotion of the Sacred Heart Messenger next weekend Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October by Elizabeth Foley, a representative of the Messenger.  You will have an opportunity to avail of the special postal offer of just £15 for the coming year, with a complimentary copy to take home.

Please note the following dates in 2017–

First Penance Wednesday 22 March

First Communion Magherafelt Saturday 6 May

First Communion Castledawson Saturday 20 May

Confirmation Sunday 21 May


CHILDRENS RESOURCE LIBRARY – Religious books available for use during all services at the back of the Church, please return to shelf after service



If anyone in your family is ill and/or in hospital and you would like a visit from a priest please contact one of the priests or the Parish office.  Likewise if you have recently moved house and you would like your home blessed please contact one of the priests or the Parish office.


ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES Pastoral Centre Maghera – 21 & 22 October and 25 & 26 November contact 028 7964 2983, or email maghera@accordni.com, www.courses.accord.ie

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER prepare for future married life, 25 & 26 February in Our Lady & St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Ballymoney, for more information contact 028 2763 8512 or www.marriageencounter.ie

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – contact 028 7930 0819


PARISH CENTRE             

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2500 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm

PILOXING – Monday 9.30am – 10am


PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am

WHIST – Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome

PILATES – Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm

PILOXING – Wednesday 9.30am – 10am

BABY SENSORY NI Wednesday 10am – 11am for newborn to 13 months

KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am

PILOXING – Wednesday 7pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm

TAE KWON DO – Thursday 4pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Thursday 7.30pm


TEA DANCE Wednesday 19 October from 2pm, refreshments provided, everyone welcome

JIVE CLASSES recommence Wednesday 19 October 8pm – 9pm, contact Mairead 077 3184 3237

TABLE QUIZ Friday 28 October proceeds in aid of Society of St. Vincent de Paul

STAGE RIGHT YOUTH DRAMA GROUP Saturday 5 November from 1pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 15, 25, 30; £25 to Danny Heavron, Johnny McKay, Aaron Donnelly; Jackpot £2600


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 12, 17, 19; £25 to Angela Doherty, Clodagh Gribbin; Jackpot £4100; Ceili Dancing Class Wednesday 8pm

WHIST DRIVE – Thursday 27 October 8.30pm in St. Trea’s GFC Ballymaguigan, tickets £5 incl light supper, everyone welcome, proceeds to Youth Development