PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
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 6 D. Kelly, A. McVey, M. Purvis
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON
Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm
Altar Society July Group 5 B. Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster
ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr. – Oct.) 7.30pm
27 JULY READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Vigil 6.15pm: C. Donaghue C. McNamee, P. Quinn, P. McKee
Sun. 8.00am: Sr. Margaret N. Kerr, C. Monaghan
Sun. 10.30am: C. Purvis B. McKee, R. Tohill, M. Treanor
Sun. 12 noon: N. O’Connor K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister
C’dawson 9.30am S. Keenan B. McMullan, C. Diamond
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Margaret McElhone and Paul Burns who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:
Sat. 19 Jul. Priscilla McCarron, Cissie Diamond
Sun. 20 Jul. Molly Breen
Mon. 21 Jul. Brendan McCormack
Tues. 22 Jul. Margaret Doyle, Joey O’Neill
Wed. 23 Jul. Kathleen O’Neill, Patrick Gormley, Margaret Mullan
Thurs. 24 Jul. John Kearney
Fri. 25 Jul. Patsy Monaghan
Sat. 26 Jul. Patrick Gallagher, Maureen McCaughan, Anne Brennan,
Patrick Wilkinson (MM Ballinderry 6.30pm)
CONGRATULATIONS to Tracy McKinney & Paul Devlin who were married recently.
CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 13 July Envelopes – £2073, Loose Plate – £785, S. Orders £715
BUILDING FUND UPDATE £129,505
The Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson is well known for the generosity of its parishioners and yet again that generosity has been well displayed in our twelve months building collection. I wish to thank everyone for their outstanding contributions during difficult times. I have been overwhelmed by the response of parishioners which has not only covered the cost of the work to Our Lady of the Assumption Church but also reduced the parish debt considerably. Go raibh maith agaibh.
Fr. John Gates PP.
PERMANENT DEACON APPOINTED TO THE PARISH OF MAGHERAFELT & CASTLEDAWSON
Kevin Duffy, native of Clonoe, in his mid-40’s, has been appointed by Cardinal Brady to the Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson. Kevin will be ordained in the Cathedral in Armagh on Sunday 14 September. A Permanent Deacon can carry out all the functions of a priest apart from the Consecration of Mass & Confession. Kevin works as a joiner, is married to Mairead and has three young children. He will speak at all Masses over the summer to introduce himself and the Permanent Diaconate to parishioners. I am sure that you all will make him feel very welcome in our Parish.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS & MINISTERS OF THE WORD – the new rota has been forwarded to those who have provided their e-mail address, alternatively
copies are available in the Sacristy.
More volunteers are needed for the Eucharistic Adoration; if you are able to help please contact Sr. Caitriona.
FAMILY PRAYER BOOKS available in the Sacristy, the Parish Centre and the Parish Office, cost £10.
YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival Roscrea August 14 – 17 for young people aged 16-35, donation only, free buses available, contact 075 9887 6399, www.youth2000.ie.
The Coffee Shop will re-open Tuesday 22 July 9am
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS required for the Parish Centre Coffee Shop for the summer months; hours may contribute to John Paul II, Millennium Volunteer & Duke of Edinburgh Awards; students must be 16 or over; contact Mona 078 7252 5938.
PILATES Wednesday 7pm
TAE KWON DO Friday 3.30pm – 5.30pm
O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 3, 6, 7, 12; £25 to Luke Doyle, Eamon K. Lynch, Bernie Storrie; Jackpot £3000; O’Donovan Rossa 80th Birthday Celebrations Black Tie Event Saturday 15 November in Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena, tables £600, individual tickets £60, more details on the website.
ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Lotto 9, 14, 18, 21; £25 to Seamus Keenan, Caroline & Brenda; Jackpot £2200; Duck Race Wednesday 23 July; Golf Day Moyola Park Friday 15 August.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BUS TRIP
to Portrush & Portstewart on Saturday 2 August 10am – 6pm; for more information and to book your place contact 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585
LADIES ‘GET INTO GOLF’ free taster sessions Wednesday 23 July 1pm – 3pm at Moyola Park Golf Club and 7pm – 9pm at Tobermore Driving Range; equipment provided, no booking required; for more information contact 078 9966 6350.
RAINEY FORMER PUPILS ASSOCIATION present a fundraising concert ‘50 shillings Encore’ on Thursday 11 September & Friday 12 September in Johnston Hall, tickets available in Ditty’s, Sheehy’s, Moneymore Pharmacy & Burns & Co.