Bulletin of 19 June 16

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Mgr. O’Byrne                                                   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 3 M. O’Neill, I. Beattie, P. Deehan


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society June Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young


ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (May – Sept.) 7.30pm


Vigil 6.15pm          P. Deehan         M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 8.00am         P. Kerr               M. Duncan, B. McLarnon

Sun. 10.30am       R. Clayton         Eddie Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                        M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        F. Convery        B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9.30am Betty Foster     N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Anna Mary O’Neill, Thomas Waites, Fr. Martin McAlinden and Adam Zac (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 18 June        Susan Hutchinson

Sun. 19 June       Sarah Gilmore, Cissie McAtamney

Mon. 20 June       Kathleen McSwiggan, Pauline Higgins, Josie Gallagher,

                              Mary McKee (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 21 June      Henry Johnston, Joseph O’Donnell, John Lynch, Donna Flanagan, Joseph O’Donnell

Wed. 22 June      Mary Rogers (1st Av Moneyneena)

Thur. 23 June      Ned Lynch, Cissie Gillen

Fri. 24 June          David Cartin, Francis Moran, Patrick McLernon

Sat. 25 June        Bridie Boorman



Magherafelt Envelopes – £1844, Loose Plate – £669; Castledawson Envelopes – £311, Loose Plate – £122

Total Standing Orders – £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Annagh Brigid Heavron, Ellie-Mai Crossett, and Conall Eric Patrick Glendinning who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Carol Hughes & Caolan Shivers who were married recently.


I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and good wishes on the occasion of my Silver Jubilee.  Thanks to the choir and all who helped at Mass and to Pat, Amanda, the committee and many volunteers who organised the wonderful event in the Parish Centre afterwards.  Thank you to everyone who sent cards and gifts.  I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the Parishioners of Magherafelt & Castledawson. 

Every blessing, Fr. John

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 26 June in St. John’s Milltown; there will be no Mass at 12 noon in Magherafelt on that day.

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF DAMIEN QUIGLEY on Sunday 26 June at 3pm in the Church of the Holy Redeemer Dundalk, everyone welcome. 

There will be a Parish Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 28 June at 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt, everyone welcome.

SMA SUMMER SCHOOL – ‘Living Laudato Si, Theological, Spiritual & Practical Application’, Saturday 25 – Monday 27 June in Dromantine, for information & booking details contact laity@sma.ie or telephone 028 3082 1024


PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £1650 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO open Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am

WHIST Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

JIVE CLASS no session this week


PILOXING – Thursday 8pm

TAE KWON DO – Thursday 4pm – 6pm

**AMERICAN BLUES WORKSHOP coming soon contact Parish Centre for more details**

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 9, 11, 13; £25 to Mary McGovern, Michael Purvis, Shea Atcheson; Jackpot £1100

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 9, 14, 24; £25 to Anne O’Kane, Sebastian Leyden; Jackpot £2400; Club’s Golf Day in Moyola Friday 24 June

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL GARDEN PARTY with guest appearances by Conal Gallen & Pandy Walshe – Saturday 25 June 2.30pm – 6pm in Laurel Villa, tickets £10 available from the Parish Centre, SVP shop, any member SVP Magherafelt and Laurel Villa

BIKE AID AFRICA – If you have an old but serviceable hybrid/mountain bike you don’t need, would you consider donating it to Bike Aid Africa?  Bikes will go to Madagascar via Adsum.  Bikes may be dropped off at The Eel Fishery in Toome or text David Macauley 078 0266 0434 if collection is required.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819