Bulletin of 21 April 2019 – Easter Sunday

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 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis


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

28 Apr.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         J. McCormack  C. Lawlor, A. Goddard, M. Gates

Sun. 10.30am      P. O’Kane         E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            C. Shields

Sun. 12 noon        L. McNally         W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     P. Hanson         N. O’Kane, R. O’Kane

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Maureen Young, Michael McKeever, Fr. Aidan Larkin, John Corran, Eamon Foy and Siobhan McVey (Loup) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 20 Apr.          Mickey Trainor, Sarah McCormack

Sun. 21 Apr.         Bill Dowd, Tommy Joe Johnston, Kathleen Agnes Murray, Mary Josephine Harbison, Annie Killeen,

                                Barbara McErlean (1st Av), Mary Gogarty (1st Av)

Mon. 22 Apr.        John Hughes, Eileen Kealey, Jim O’Neill, Mary Campbell, John Doyle, Maria Verkovich

Tues. 23 Apr.       James McCarron, Charles McKeever, Vincent McNicholl, Eamon Gilmore

Wed. 24 Apr.        Mary Murray

Thurs. 25 Apr.     Bob Atchison, Terence Devlin, Frank Donnelly, Mary Gribbin, Mary (Molly) Gilmore,

                                John Young (MM 7.30pm St. Oliver Plunkett, Clady)

Fri. 26 Apr.           Philomena Hopkins, Rose O’Donnell, John McGeown, Charlie McKay, Jimmy O’Hagan,

                                Martin Henry (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Sat. 27 Apr.          Mary Ann & Michael James O’Neill, Leo Donnelly, Francis McGill, Fred White,

                                Ryan McMurray (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2322, Loose Plate – £693; Castledawson Envelopes – £297, Loose Plate – £136

Total Standing Orders – £768


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet James Michael Gillooley and Cáit Pauline McErlean who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bronagh Moore and Cathal Mackey who were married recently.

The priests of the Parish & the Parish Pastoral Council wish you all a happy and joyful Easter.


Kilronan School                 Saturday 11 May 2pm

Magherafelt                         Sunday 12 May 3pm


Castledawson                     Saturday 18 May 11am

Magherafelt                         Saturday 1 June 10am

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY    Sunday 30 June  12 noon

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE – Tuesday 28 May, 7 nights, group leader Phyllis Mulligan accompanied by Fr. Des Branigan, for more details contact Phyllis 00 353 87 2028492 or Fr Des 078 0990 3691

LOUGH DERG ONE DAY RETREATS – Booking essential, contact 00 353 719 861 518, info@loughderg.org, www.loughderg.org

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie


ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators, contact Aisling 00353 1 505 3112 or email info@accord.ie


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £3300 or £200 if not won on the night, 46 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Closed from Tuesday 23 April, re-opening Tuesday 30 April at 9am

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

WEDNESDAY – PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm

THURSDAY – TAE KWON DO 4pm; SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; YOGA 7pm, 5 weeks £25, or £6 per class, contact Frank 075 9595 8850


OPEN ART EXHIBITION – now running in the Parish Centre, call in and view the work on display

DOGS TRUST Wednesday 24 April 11am – 3pm, come along and have your dog micro-chipped, receive health & training advice etc


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 8, 27, 30; £25 to John Lennox, John Averill, Melvin Wright; Jackpot £4200; Next Lotto Draw Tuesday 23 April

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 15, 19, 22; £25 to Oonagh Moffett, Justine McKenna; Jackpot £900


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer Saturdays Meadowbank Arena 10am


ST FINBARR’S HURLING CLUB – U6s -U12s Training Tuesdays Meadowbank Arena 6pm


ORGAN DONATION EVENING – The McCusker family warmly invite you to an Organ Donation Awareness evening in St. Patrick’s Hall, Ballinderry on Friday 26 April at 7pm; speakers include donors, recipients & health care professionals; this free event will last 1-2 hrs, with tea/coffee provided; enquiries to the McCusker family 028 7941 8301.