Bulletin of 2 February 2020

    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 A. McVey, M. Purvis

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary – Tues. 7pm

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

9 Feb.                    READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

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

Sun. 10.30am      C. McGarry        E. Bradley, M. Murray,

                                                            R. McSwiggan

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor     K. Donnelly, M. Murphy, E. Young

C’dawson 9am     P. Hanson         F. J. O’Kane, L. Brown

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Michael Quinn, William Prendergast and Rosie McNabb who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sat. 1 Feb.            James Robinson, Sr. Immaculate O’Connor, Maureen Kirkham, Maureen Flynn, Kathleen Downey, Annie Gormley, Sean McLernon (MM)

Sun. 2 Feb.           John O’Hagan, Pat Joe Donnelly,

                                Simon Niblock (1st Av 12noon Magherafelt)

Mon. 3 Feb.          Tess Cartin, Pat Shivers, Anne & Shauneen MacBride,

                                Mary Dolan (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 4 Feb.         Jim Donnelly, John McNabb, Mary Cunningham, Theresa McGurk

Wed. 5 Feb.          Peggy Beattie, Teresa Halferty, Matt McCann, Seamus O’Hagan, Gavin Moore,

                                Isabel O’Loughlin (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Thurs. 6 Feb.       Helen Armstrong, Carmel Devlin, Mary Kelly

Fri. 7 Feb.            

Sat. 8 Feb.            Willie John Hutchinson, Phyllis Gillis

(Sun. 9 Feb. Piotr Samsurin MM 10.30am Magherafelt)


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2073, Loose Plate – £828; Castledawson Envelopes – £297, Loose Plate – £114

Total Standing Orders – £768


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Natan Grudzinski and Emmet James Logan who were baptised recently.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY – today, 9am in Castledawson and 10.30am in Magherafelt


FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY – Mass at 11am in Magherafelt; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE, Monday 3 February – St. Blaise is the Patron Saint of ailments of the throat; throats will be blessed after 11am & 7.30pm Masses.


FRIENDS OF NEW ROW Coffee Morning & Bake Sale today in school hall after 9am Mass (until 11.30am), everyone welcome


EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION & READERS – New Rota, copies will be available in the Sacristy for anyone who does not receive a copy via e-mail



Pastoral Centre, Maghera – for more information & to book www.courses.accord.ie


ARMAGH DIOCESAN YOUTH COMMISSION – 4-week course of Mental Health First Aid commencing Tuesday 25 February 6.30pm in Drumcree Pastoral Centre, contact 028 3752 3084, armaghyouth@yahoo.co.uk

PARISH CENTRE              


JACKPOT £2050, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; come & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass



WEDNESDAY – KNITTING 10.30am; PILATES Intermediate 6.30pm, 7.30pm, Beginners 8.30pm, contact Tanya 077 1316 1766; PILOXING 7pm


FRIDAYSMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm, contact Eugene 028 7964 3304


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 4, 11, 24; £25 to Brian Milne, A. McGuckin, Siobhan Murphy; Jackpots – £5000 & £4000

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 14, 19, 22; £25 to Veronica Joyce, Tom & Karl; Jackpot £1600; Lotto Brendan Keenan (078 1087 1370)

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

EVENING OF GOSPEL PRAISE Saturday 22 February 7.30pm in First Magherafelt Presbyterian Church with True Country Gospel Group, refreshments served, everyone welcome, proceeds in aid of Kilronan School

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE Friday 21 February – Sunday 23 February RDS Dublin, to book contact Una 077 4357 5969, see poster for details