Bulletin of 21 June 2020 Rev 3

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

The following services are available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon & Weekdays 11am

Holy Hour for Healing & Peace Monday – Friday 7pm – 8pm


The Churches are open for solitary private prayer –

Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt

Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm – 6pm;

St Patrick’s Castledawson 10am – 5pm everyday


NI Executive has announced that Churches can re-open from Monday 29 June.  Although we do not have specific details yet, we do plan to have Daily Mass, Novena Mass on Monday evenings and Evening Masses for 1st Anniversary and Month’s Minds, all with restrictions.  Weekend Masses will continue as usual via webcam. 

The last weekday Holy Hour will be Friday 26 June.

We hope to begin Baptisms from Saturday 4 July, please contact the Parish Office to arrange a time.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for John McAllister, Anne Hawe, Helen Ward (Ballycastle), Jim McLaughlin, Frank Toner and Beryl Kelly who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 20 June         Mary McKee, Pauline Higgins, Kathleen McSwiggan

Sun. 21 June       Paddy Martin, Joseph O’Donnell, John McKeever

Mon. 22 June       Jim Tohill

Tues. 23 June      Ned Lynch, June Taylor, Joe Bates (MM)

Wed. 24 June      Francis Moran, Patrick McLernon Snr,

                                Sheila Mulholland, David Cartin

Thurs. 25 June    Bridie Boorman

Fri. 26 June          Sr. Joan Regan

Sat. 27 June         Patricia Walls, David Quinn, Matthew Mitchell, Jimmy Campbell

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY – will not take place this year.

Fr. Gates and Fr. Branigan will bless the graves in private on Saturday 27 June, this will be available on Facebook Live at approximately 7.30pm.

Mass at 12noon via webcam on Sunday 28 June will be offered for all our deceased relatives and friends.

Thank you to everyone who has responded so generously returning the Parish Envelopes and setting up Standing Orders and Gift Aid.  Your envelopes can be returned

  • to the Parish Office (through window), Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
  • to the box in the Church, Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 6pm & Sunday 1pm – 6pm
  • to Castledawson Sacristy, Friday 7pm – 9pm & Saturday 10am – 12noon

For anyone who may still wish to set up Standing Order here are the bank details –

Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt & Castledawson Parish Church Fund; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 20000358

For Priests’ Dues Collection you should use this account – Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt Parish Revenue Account; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 88005294

For either or both of these accounts it is important to use your name as the reference.


If you have anniversary notices, any queries etc please telephone Parish Office 028 7963 3635 or telephone / text 077 0756 5685 or email office@magherafeltparish.org.


PARISH CENTRE              

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


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Lotto 6, 15, 17, 19; Jackpot £700 winner Marcella McAuley; New Jackpot £500; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819