Bulletin of 20 September 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 John Smith, Michael Bates, Phyllis Marshall, Francis Donnelly, Mary Cudden and Emmet McNally (Cookstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week

Sat. 19 Sept.        Rose Kerr, Teresa Devlin, Annie Donnelly, Jack Russell, Charlie Collins

Sun. 20 Sept.       Betty Kearns

Mon. 21 Sept.      Mike McGlade, Andy Joe Devlin

Tues. 22 Sept.     Edward McKee

Wed. 23 Sept.      Rose Regan

Thurs. 24 Sept.   John McElhone (Jnr), Emmet Murray, Frankie Marshall, James McCorry

Fri. 25 Sept.         Florence Logan, Margaret Moore, Eddie Gillis, Willie Mulholland

Sat. 26 Sept.       

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Darcey Convery, Conor Richie Graham, Íde Mary McDaid, Millie Rose O’Kane and Conláith Francis McVey who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Claire Maguire and Eoin Drain who were married recently.


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, with the above restrictions.



Weekend Masses continue to be via webcam. 

At the end of each Mass the priest will come out to the bottom of the Church steps to distribute Communion to those who wish to receive.  Please enter via the Sacristy gate and leave by the lower gate (Mulholland Solicitors), keeping social distancing at all times.


Resumption of Sunday Masses

Subject to Health Restrictions we hope to resume our Sunday Masses from Saturday 26 September in both Magherafelt & Castledawson on a trial basis (limited numbers of 120 Magherafelt & 70 Castledawson)


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.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819


PARISH CENTRE              

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


SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE Classes have recommenced in the Parish Centre on Friday, with strict Hand Sanitising and Social Distancing measures in place; please contact by text 07736548815 or email dancersplatform@hotmail.com.


St. Mary’s Grammar School – All parents/guardians of P7 pupils intending to sit the GL Assessment should note that the closing date for Registration is Friday 16 October.  A guide to the registration and assessment procedure can be found at http://stmarysmagherafelt.com/practical-information/year-8-admission

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.



Sunday 20 September

Magherafelt         10.30am Holy Family P4C

12noon Spires Integrated PS