Fr. J. Gates PP 30 King Street Tel. 7963 2439 PARISH OF MAGHERAFELT Parish Office 028 7963 3635 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. A. McAnerney PE, AP 10 Aughrim Road Tel. 7963 2351 Parish Centre 028 7963 1726 email@example.com
Mgr. C. O’Byrne PE, AP 12 Aughrim Road Tel. 7963 4038 PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
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 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON
Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm
Altar Society May Group 2 V. Collins, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher
ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (May – Sept.) 7.30pm
29 MAY READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Vigil 6.15pm F. Young M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee
Sun. 8.00am A. McGuckin M. Duncan, B. McLarnon
Sun. 10.30am C. McGarry R. Tohill, J. Clayton, R. Clayton
Sun. 12 noon A. Treharne B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin
C’dawson 9.30am A. Brown N. Bell, E. McElwee
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Patsy Halferty, Gerry Lynch, Josie Kearns, Brigid Keenan and Pamela Howard (Coleraine) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –
Sat. 21 May. Margo Devlin, Christy Loughrey, Packie McGlade, Mary Mooney, Margaret Doyle
Sun. 22 May Cassie Devlin, Eugene Beattie, John Hatton Sr, Sarah O’Kane
Mon. 23 May Patrick Bradley, Tommy Doherty
Tues. 24 May Mary Anne Higgins, Teresa McKeever
Wed. 25 May Sr. Lucy Dowds, Gretta Conway, Mary & Joseph McNulty, Freddie Gallagher, John McGurk
Thur. 26 May Hugh McGuckin, Fr. Michael Devane
Fri. 27 May James Bothwell, Patrick O’Neill
Sat. 28 May Thomas & John Devlin, John Joseph McKeown
WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Filipa Rhianna Barros Da Silva who was baptised recently.
CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 15 May –
Magherafelt Envelopes – £2095, Loose Plate – £718; Castledawson Envelopes – £399, Loose Plate – £114
Total Standing Orders – £715
The 9th WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES will be held in Ireland in 2018. To support the hosting of this event there will be three national church collections, the first of which will take place next Sunday 29 May at all Masses. The remaining collections will take place in 2017 & 2018. For more details please visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie or see church noticeboard.
REMEDIAL WORK TO THE PARISH CENTRE – Work to replace the Parish Centre roof has begun at no cost to the Parish. The Centre is open & Expressions Bistro, all classes & all activities are operating as normal. The work is due to be completed by 12 July.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to children from New Row Primary School who have received their First Holy Communion.
CONFIRMATION – Children from the Parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Magherafelt on Sunday 5 June at 3pm.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST
You are all warmly invited to our Parish Pilgrimage on Sunday 12 June to the Mass Rock in Glenshane Forest, where Fr Gates will say Mass at 1pm. Please allow 1-2 hours walking from the parking area inside the forest. A lift can be provided most of the way from the parking area, although the last stretch is a bit rough and muddy so it is unfortunately not suitable for all abilities. A minibus will also run from Magherafelt Parish Centre to Glenshane Forest, with limited numbers. Please leave your name in the Parish Office if you require a lift. Contact Róisín 078 4183 6460 or Joe 075 2353 8402 for further details. Please bring a packed lunch.
GRAVEYARD SUNDAY will be at 12 noon on Sunday 26 June in St. John’s Milltown; there will be no Mass at 12 noon in Magherafelt on that day.
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SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £1450 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1
EXPRESSIONS BISTRO open Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm
SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass
REELROBICS Monday 7pm
PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am
WHIST Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome
PILATES – Tuesday 7pm
ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm
KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm
PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm
PILOXING – Thursday 8pm
TAE KWON DO – Thursday 4pm – 6pm
SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING – Friday 6pm
YOGA Friday 10am
ST. PATRICK’S SNOOKER CLUB Sun–Fri. from 7pm
The total raised at the recent Vintage Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage Society was £1710, many thanks for your generosity and support.
ANNUAL ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 29 May, bus will leave Church gates at 7am; to book contact Peggy 028 7963 1386 or Brigid 028 7963 1178
HOLY FAMILY LAY ASSOCIATES meeting in Convent House Monday 30 May 7.30pm
O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 5, 10, 16; £25 to Brian Milne Sr, Brigid McKee, Charlie Murray; Jackpot £1100
ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 9, 10, 14, 15; £25 to Mairead McCann, Conor Loughrey; Jackpot £2000
MAGHERAFELT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open Meeting Thursday 2 June 8.30pm in Adult Centre, Mid Ulster Hospital, everyone welcome
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819