Bulletin of 22 Dec 13

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



Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday 7.30pm

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1.00pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance.

Altar Society – Group 4 E. Gogarty, R. McSwiggan, U. McLaughlin


Sunday 9.30am

First Friday (Nov. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Dec. Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr. – Oct.) 7.30pm

29 DEC.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm:        M Conlon          C. McNamee, P. Quinn, P. McKee

Sun. 8.00am:        F. Flynn              G. Rafferty, K. Lennon

Sun. 10.30am:     J. Duggan                 B. McErlain, J. Lynch, D. Bradley

Sun. 12 noon:       A. Treharne       A. O’Brien, H. Cassidy, A. McAllister

C’dawson 9.30am B. Foster                  B. O’Kane, P. McKeever


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary McGeown and John Mulgrew who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week:

Sat. 21 Dec:         Brigid Niblock, Mary O’Hagan, Margaret Gallagher

Sun. 22 Dec:        Catherine O’Hagan, Bernie Browne, Louis Doyle, Annie Berryman, Corney O’Neill,

                                Ena Agnew (1st Av. 10.30am Magherafelt)

Mon. 23 Dec:        Mary Walls, Denis Bradley, Philomena Skinner, Sarah Rocks, Sadie Devlin, Jim Cassidy, Teresa O’Brien

Tues. 24 Dec:      Sheila McGlade, Leo Valentine, Dominic Gormley, Sarah Ann McNabb, Roseanne Muldoon, Cissie O’Neill

Wed. 25 Dec:       Michael McKee, Susan McGovern, Ann Bradley, Margaret Stuart, Joe Devlin,

                                Josephine Henry (1st Av.)

Thur. 26 Dec:       Peggy Henry, Bertie O’Kane, Bernadette Bradley

Fri. 27 Dec:          George Gallagher, Millie McFlynn

Sat. 28 Dec:        




CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 15 December Envelopes – £2045, Loose Plate – £951, S. Orders £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY: Today we greet Indi Murray who was baptised recently.



The total cost of work to the Church was £102,540.  Thanks to all who have contributed to the project.  To date we have collected over £50,000.  We would ask those who have not yet contributed to view the work and to consider doing so.


The Priests and Pastoral Council of the Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson wish you and your family Peace, Love and Joy this Christmas.  Please join us at our Christmas Services.



Parish Carol Service today 8.00pm Magherafelt

Confessions in Week Leading up to Christmas

Monday 23 December after 11.00am & 7.30pm Masses Magherafelt

Christmas Eve Masses

7.00pm Castledawson

9.00pm Magherafelt

Christmas Day Masses

8.00am, 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt

9.30am Castledawson

For more information & updates, go to www.magherafeltparish.org


Quinn’s Corner Dungannon – Tuesday 7 & 14 & Monday 20 January; also Monday 4 & 10 & Tuesday 18 February 7pm – 10pm; contact 028 3833 4781 or email armagh@accordni.com.

Pastoral Centre Maghera – 21 & 22 February, 21 & 22 March, 25 & 26 April, 23 & 24 May; contact 028 7964 2983 or email maghera@accordni.com.





COFFEE SHOP: open Tues. – Fri. 9.30am – 3pm

The Coffee Shop will be closed on Tuesday 24 December and will reopen Tuesday 7 January.

The staff & volunteers of the Parish Centre Coffee Shop would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas & a Joyful New Year.  Many thanks for your support throughout the year and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.


SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass

SLIMMING WORLD: Monday 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm

The Staff of Magherafelt Parish Centre would like to say thank you to all the volunteers who assisted at the St. Vincent de Paul & Lions Club Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: contact 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585. 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 2, 4, 13, 14; £25 to Joe Cassidy, Kevin Walls, Joe Cunningham; Jackpot £3000.

ST. MALACHY G.A.C: Lotto 3, 12, 14, 22; £25 to Mary McHugh, Chris McNicholl; Jackpot £700.

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT – Application forms for enrolment in both the Nursery Unit (children born on or between 2 July 2010 & 1 July 2011, and 2 July 2011 & 1 July 2012) & the Primary School (children born on or between 2 July 2009 & 1 July 2010) should be completed & returned to the school with the child’s birth certificate by 12.00 noon Friday 10 January.


N.I. BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: St. Patrick’s Church Car Park Castledawson, Friday 27 December 4pm – 8pm; call 0500 534 666 or www.nibts.org.


NEWBRIDGE COMHALTAS: monthly music session Thursday 2 January in The Elk, commencing with Junior Session 7.30pm – 8.45pm, £3 including light supper, for more details www.newbridge-cce.com.