Bulletin of 21 Feb 16

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


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 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society Feb. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn

28 Feb.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          J. McCormack  T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 8.00am         C. Higgins          Sr. Margaret, M. Ludlow

Sun. 10.30am       K. Walls             C. Shields, J. Lynch, N. Walls

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne       W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                        Emer Bradley

C’dawson 9.30am C. Bell               R. Scullion, E. Gallagher


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Barney Devlin, Brigid Gordon, Gavin Moore, Alice Bradley, Krystyna Walczak, Jimmy Logan (Stewartstown) and Mary Kelly who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 20 Feb.         Mary O’Kane, Sean Conway, Hannah Gallagher, Hugh Craig, Tommy McGuckin, Philomena Donnelly

                              Nora MacBride (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 21 Feb.        Dodo Walsh, Elizabeth Bradley, Agnes Heaney

Mon. 22 Feb.        Mary Moran,

                              Vincent O’Brien (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 23 Feb.       Joe Rafferty

Wed. 24 Feb.       Jim Joe Fox, Brigid McGonigle, John Murray

Thur. 25 Feb.       Jimmy Quinn, Pat Downey, George Quinn

Fri. 26 Feb.           Dan Bradley

Sat. 27 Feb.         Paul & Jo Hogan

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Tiernán Jay Graham who was baptised recently.



Magherafelt Envelopes – £4126, Loose Plate – £735; Castledawson Envelopes – £376, Loose Plate – £104;

Total S. Orders £715


ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES CHURCH GATE COLLECTION, to enable the sick to travel to Lourdes, will be held at all Masses today.



Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt

7.30am Monday – Friday, 11am Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday (please note – there will be no Wednesday evening Mass this week)

St Patrick’s Castledawson 7.30pm Tuesday & Thursday

SERVICE OF LIGHT, for all children making their Confirmation, will take place in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt on Wednesday 24 February at 7.30pm.  PLEASE NOTE – There will be no evening Mass.


FIRST PENANCE for children of Holy Family Primary School, Spires Primary School and Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí, will take place in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt on Thursday 10 March at 7.30pm.


PARISH ENVELOPES We are currently updating our Parish Register for the New Envelopes which begin in April.  If you are new to the Parish or if you have moved house since last year we would appreciate if you would contact the Parish Office with your details.  You may wish to consider setting up Standing Order and/or Gift Aid.  We thank all our Envelope Distributers for their help.  If there are any changes in your distribution area, please let us know before Friday 26 February.


ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES Pastoral Centre Maghera – 29 & 30 April, 20 & 21 May contact 028 7964 2983, or email maghera@accordni.com

Quinn’s Corner Dungannon – 7, 14, 21 June; to book contact 028 3833 4781; www.courses.accord.ie



PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2650; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO open Tues. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Monday 7.30pm

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am-11.15am

WHIST Tuesday 2pm

PILATES – Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

CEILI DANCING – Wednesday 8.15pm

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Thursday 7.30pm

PILOXING – Thursday 8pm – 9pm

TAE KWON DO – Friday 4pm – 6pm




FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PHOTOGRAPHS (circa 1960’s) on display in Expressions Bistro, can you help identify any of the faces?


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 6, 8, 16; £25 to Mary Jo Higgins, Teresa Quinn, Kieran O’Kane; Jackpot £1050

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 13, 17, 24; £25 to Leo Gallagher, Kieran O’Kane; Jackpot £700

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY CARER SUPPORT GROUP The Lurach Centre, Maghera, Tuesday 23 February 7pm – 8.30pm, contact Mona 028 8676 5888

TEA DANCE Friday 26 February 2pm – 4pm in The Hub BT80, Cookstown; admission & refreshments free, everyone welcome; contact 028 8676 3398 for more details.

DROMANTINE LENTEN RETREAT DAY – Saturday 12 March 10am – 5pm; for enquiries please contact 028 3082 1964 or admin@dromontineconference.com