Bulletin of 18 October 2020

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

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Minnie Rafferty and John Joseph (Joe) Neville who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 17 Oct.          Marian Cleary, Martin (Marty) McMahon,

                                Nellie Lagan

                                John Smith (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 18 Oct.         Michael Higgins, Charlie O’Kane, Leonard Donnelly, Sarah McLarnon, Vera Kerr

Mon. 19 Oct.        John McRory Snr,

Tues. 20 Oct.       Sylvia Kelly (MM 7.30pm Milltown)

Wed. 21 Oct.        Bawn Cochrane, Norah McLarnon, Dan & Mary McFaul

Thurs. 22 Oct.     Sam Dougan, Joan Sommers, Mamie Heaney, Connie Niblock (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Fri. 23 Oct.           Pearce Patrick McLarnon, Bridget & Willie Johnston

Sat. 24 Oct.          Philomena Mallon, Catherine McGill, Patrick Larkin

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Danny Joseph O’Brien, Seamus Patrick Bateson, Tom Alexander Moore and Mia Marie Mary McQuillan who were baptised recently.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2182

Standing orders – £1117

Trocaire – £6194                  Vocations – £1204


There will be a limit of 120 people.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided.  There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm, Sylvia Kelly’s MM on Tuesday at 7.30pm in Milltown and Connie Niblock’s MM on Thursday at 7.30pm, with the above restrictions.


FUNERAL MASSES & WEDDINGS – Numbers are limited to 25 and restricted to family only.


WEEKEND MASSES – All Masses continue this weekend with limited numbers, 1 household group per pew or 2 people per pew with social distancing.  When the church is full for Mass the overflow will be accommodated in the Parish Centre where Mass will be broadcast on the webcam.  Please cooperate with priests and sacristans.



Please note that Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion and should cover both the mouth and the nose.  This is in line with new legislation.


OCTOBER FAMILY ROSARY CRUSADE – Archbishop Martin has asked people to pray the Rosary during the month of October; pray for your own family & loved ones & for all those whose health or livelihood is being seriously impacted by the coronavirus crisis.


PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre and Bistro are closed.  Please check Parish Centre Facebook for information.


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


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook re details of Lotto; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.