Bulletin of 21 March 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre is closed until further notice, for enquiries contact 07872525938.

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.


SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


Virtual courses available, for booking & information www.courses.accord.ie or www.MarriageEncounter.ie

TROCAIRE BOXES are available for collection at the back of the Churches or at the Parish Office.

Anniversary notices for the bulletin – please phone the Parish Office on 028 7963 3635 or email office@magherafeltparish.org

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, 7.30pm (during Lent)

Novena Monday 7.30pm



The Churches are open for solitary private prayer from 11.30am – 6pm weekdays & from 12.45pm – 6pm Sundays in Magherafelt and from 10am – 5pm each day in Castledawson.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary Mullan, Ellen Heffron (Maghera), Cassie Toner (Straw), Henry McErlean (Toome),

Eleanor Clements (Belfast) and Francis McErlean (Belfast) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week

Sat. 20 Mar.          Mary Bradley, Dominic Gallagher, Joe Walls,

                                Sarah Young, Katie Craig

Sun. 21 Mar.        Jane Hughes, Pearse Hagan, Arthur McNally

Mon. 22 Mar.        Brigid Conway, Lily McDowell, Charlie O’Kane, Michael O’Hagan

Tues. 23 Mar.       Edward Gribbin, Charles McCrory

                                Marie Thérèse Wheldon (née Walls)

Wed.24 Mar.         Seamus O’Loane, Desie McVey, Jamie McLaughlin

Thurs. 25 Mar.     Hugh Niblock Snr, Leo MacKeone, David Boorman

Fri. 26 Mar.           Jim Joe Gallagher, Madeleine O’Connell,

                                Eddie Quinn, Kathleen Higgins, Barney Berryman, Ethna Doyle

Sat. 27 Mar.          Pat Hagan,

                                Ann McNally (1st Av), Una Murphy (1st Av)


The Church will re-open for Mass (with social distancing) on Easter Monday.  All Easter Ceremonies will be via webcam.  Thank you for your understanding and patience in this regard.


The new Envelope boxes, which commence on Sunday 11 April, are available for collection at the back of Castledawson Church and in the café in the Parish Centre.  They are arranged in alphabetical order by area.  We ask those who are able to call and collect during the day Monday-Sunday and, if possible, to collect a neighbour’s who may be unable to do so.  This will mean that there will be fewer boxes that have to be delivered, in the interests of public safety.



During the season of Lent people are invited to undertake some form of self-denial & to contribute towards the poor. We also invite people to join us each weekday (by webcam) during Lent for Mass at 11.00am or 7.30pm & to join with us in the recitation of the Rosary beforehand at 10.40am and 7.10pm.  The following link may be a useful prayer resource for families – armaghprays.com/lent-2021 We pray that despite the current lockdown restrictions this Lent will be a season of great grace and renewal for you & your family.  

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Tiernan Hugh McGillian and Keiva Louise Scott who were baptised recently.