Bulletin of 18 August 2019

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell


Altar Society Aug. Group 1 M. Wilson, M. Robinson

25 Aug                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         P. Quinn            S. Speirs, E. Bradley, P. McKee

Sun. 10.30am      Sr. Caitriona     E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin, W. Walls

Sun. 12 noon        E. McKee          K. Donnelly, M. Murphy,

                                                            A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     S. Keenan         C. Diamond, E. Gallagher

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Letitia (Tish) Ludlow, Teresa Kelly and Bernie Diamond (Bellaghy) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 17 Aug           Mary Russell, Fr. Eamonn O’Brien, Leo Stranney, Mary O’Neill,

                                Sadie O’Brien (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 18 Aug         Bobby O’Kane

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

Tues. 20 Aug        Frank Toner, Lily Monaghan, John Wilson

Wed. 21 Aug        Danny Wade, Bridget Henry,

                                Christopher Donnelly (MM Keenaught 7.30pm)

Thurs. 22 Aug.     Orla McKenna, Brian Hughes, Anne Walls, Pat Kilpatrick

Fri. 23 Aug.           Mary McWilliams, Jim Shivers

Sat. 24 Aug.          Lily O’Neill, Alice McKenna


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1754, Loose Plate – £658; Castledawson Envelopes – £368, Loose Plate – £119

Total Standing Orders – £768


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Paige Marie Franklin, Sarah Catriona McGaughey, Conan Malachy Maguire and Oliver Joseph Kerr who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa McErlain & Barry Doherty who were married recently

Two members of ‘The 12’ (Mission Team), will speak at all Masses in the Parish next weekend, 24 & 25 August, about the upcoming ‘New Life in the Holy Spirit Freedom Weekend’ in The Servite Priory, Benburb (Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 September, posters on notice-board).


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY UNIT – will re-open on Thursday 29 August 9am.

All P1 pupils will go home at 11.45am on Thursday 29 August & Friday 30 August and every day during the month of September.

All other pupils will go home at 12 Noon on Thursday 29 August only.

Normal school hours for P2 – P7 from Friday 30 August

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND – offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love.  The next weekend will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Friday 13 September 8pm – Sunday 15 September 4.30pm; for info and to book see www.marriageencounter.ie or phone 077 0281 2321.


ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Pastoral Centre, Maghera – the following dates are now available for booking – 27 & 28 September, 15, 22 & 29 October, 22 & 23 November, 10 & 11 January; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie

PARISH CENTRE              


**Jackpot £4150** or £200 if not won on the night, 49 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish

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


WEDNESDAY – PILATES Intermediate 6.30pm & 7.30pm, Beginners 8.30pm, for more information & to book contact Tanya 077 1316 1766


THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB AGM – Monday 2 September 7:30pm; members should attend for registration, new members also welcome; Bowls will recommence Thursday 5 September 7.30pm


SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE – Weekly Dancing Classes recommence on Friday 6 September at 6pm; new beginners welcome, contact Eugene 028 7964 3304


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 15, 24, 26; £25 to Sean McGrogan, Danny Heavron, Patricia Kearney; Jackpot £5000


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 12, 13, 16; £25 to Anna Kearney, Sharon McKenna; Jackpot £1100

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

LOUGH DERG DAY TRIP – Sunday 25 August, contact Una for more details and to book a place 077 4357 5969