Bulletin of 20 December 2020 updated

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre Bistro is open this week Monday – Wednesday 9am – 3pm for both Sit-in & Takeaway; delivery service available; menu on Facebook; closed from Thursday 24 December, re-opening Monday 4 January.


NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL Is your child due to start primary school in September?  Applications for places open on Thursday 7 January 2021.  Any prospective pupils & parents are welcome to visit for a COVID-friendly tour and chat, Contact Mrs. D. Graffin (Principal) on 028 7946 8426 or by email dgraffin653@c2ken.net with any queries or to discuss the application process.

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.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am,

Novena Monday 7.30pm & Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Darran Hassan, Philomena Quinn, Marie McGuire, Bernie McCann, Joe Heaney, Tillie McKay,

Teresa Devlin, Jonathan Logue, Eileen Gallagher, Pat O’Hagan,

Nan Mullan (Omagh), Mark Konig (Poland), Mary Ward (Newbridge), Kathleen O’Brien (Moneymore), Paddy Higgins (Ballycastle),

Jeannie McMurray (Ballymaguigan), Ellen Marron (Toome) and

Hugh McNabb (Brighton) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 19 Dec.         Claire Morrison, John Higgins (MM 6.15pm)

Sun. 20 Dec.        Rose Donnelly, Pat McGlade, Kestutis Damasas, Josephine Duffy, Bridie Morgan, Billy Duffy,

                                Patsy Bateson,

                                Charles Conway (MM 10.30am Magherafelt)

Mon. 21 Dec.       Josie Lagan, Bridget Niblock

Tues. 22 Dec.      Bernie Browne, Ena Agnew, Catherine O’Hagan

Wed. 23 Dec.       Mary Walls, Jim Cassidy, Teresa O’Brien, Sadie Devlin, Sarah Rocks, Annie McKenna,

                                Denis Bradley

Thurs. 24 Dec.    Roisin Donnelly, Annie McCusker, Leo Valentine, Sheelagh McGlade, Roseanne Muldoon

Fri. 25 Dec.          Susan Rose McGovern, John Kearns,

                                Michael McKee, Ann Bradley, Hugh Cudden

Sat. 26 Dec.         Bernie McLaughlin, Peggy Henry, Irene Gallagher, Bertie O’Kane

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Reevah Emily McAteer, Molly Fiadh McKee and Conleth Raymond Collins who were baptised recently.

CHURCH COLLECTION for the last 3 weeks

Magherafelt & Castledawson – £4784;

December Dues £3710; Standing orders – £1125

Meeting on Monday 21 December at 8pm in the Church for all those who have kindly volunteered to help steward at the Christmas Masses.


CAROL SERVICE AND HOLY HOUR WITH EXPOSITION on Wednesday 23 December at 7pm.  There will be readings and carols played; numbers limited to 120, join with us from home via webcam.


The Priests and Pastoral Council wish you and your family a happy & peaceful Christmas.



Everyone attending the Christmas Eve Masses and Christmas Day Masses should present their ticket to the stewards at the door and follow instructions.

Christmas Masses in Magherafelt will all be available via webcam.

Christmas Eve – 6.30pm, 8pm, 9.30pm & 11pm

Christmas Day – 8am, 9am, 10.30am, 12noon


FACEMASKS / COVERINGS – In line with legislation 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 & should cover both mouth & nose.