Bulletin of 22 November 2020

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

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Colm McFaul, John Higgins, Chris Mason, Charlie Bateson, Anne Kelly, Elizabeth (Lily) Knocker (Belfast), Mickey McAleese (Rasharkin) and Margaret Quinn (Moortown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 21 Nov.         Nuala Kelly, John Craig, Catherine McCrory

Sun. 22 Nov.        Teresa Gilroy, Teresa Barry, Mary Gillen,

                                John Logue, James Murray,

                                May Gallagher (1st. Av. 12noon Magherafelt)

Mon. 23 Nov.       Annie Deehan, Leo Gilmore,

                                Kathleen (Patsy) O’Hagan (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 24 Nov.      Jeannie McErlean, Dermot Niblock,

                                Albert Vasquez (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Wed. 25 Nov.       Mary Lupari, Michael Masterson (Snr),

                                Teresa Loughran, Rose Walls, Thomas McKee,

                                Jackie O’Connor (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Thurs. 26 Nov.    Paul Devlin,

                                Maureen Donnelly (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Fri. 27 Nov.         

Sat. 28 Nov.         John V. McCaughan, Nuala Johnston, Freddie Barry, Michael Campbell, Charlie Doyle

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Saoirse O’Brien who was baptised recently.


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2611

Standing orders – £1125

We will continue this week with May Gallagher’s 1st Anniversary on Sunday at 12noon, Kathleen (Patsy) O’Hagan’s Month’s Mind on Monday at 7.30pm, Albert Vasquez’s Month’s Mind on Tuesday at 7.30pm, Jackie O’Connor’s Month’s Mind on Wednesday at 7.30pm and Maureen Donnelly’s Month’s Mind on Thursday at 7.30pm.



From next Friday 27 November both Magherafelt and Castledawson Churches will close completely except for Weddings and Funerals. 

The maximum number of people for Weddings and Funerals remains the same at 25.

All Masses will be streamed via webcam.



We are currently preparing for Christmas and hope to introduce an on-line booking system for eleven Masses over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that families can pre-book seats; more details later.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre Bistro is open for Sit-In and Takeaway Tea, Coffee, Breakfast, Dinner and Snacks 9am – 3pm, Monday 23 November – Thursday 26 November and Takeaway only from Friday 27 November; delivery service available; menu on Facebook.

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.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


We are collecting this year for St. Vincent de Paul with the focus on hygiene products; we are most grateful for donations of toiletries, toilet roll, tissues, sanitary products, nappies etc which can be left at our collection point Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.