Bulletin of 23 August 2020

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Branigan                                                     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


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Johhny McFalone, Joan MacLarnon, Anna Conway, Brian Tkaczyk and Roddy O’Kane (Swatragh) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –


Sat. 22 Aug.          Orla McKenna, Anne Walls, Brian Hughes

Sun. 23 Aug.        Jim Shivers, Mary McWilliams, Anna McKeown

Mon. 24 Aug.        Lily O’Neill, Alice McKenna, John McCrystal, Joe McAllister

Tues. 25 Aug.       Ann McNabb, Hugh Devlin

Wed. 26 Aug.       Rhoda Kearney, Eddie O’Neill, Philip Morgan

Thurs. 27 Aug.     Chris & Moira Feeney, Alison McGrath, John McElhone, Alice Patricia McNally

Fri. 28 Aug.           Bea McLaughlin, John Hughes, Seamus Mallon, Patsy McLarnon, Bertie McErlain

Sat. 29 Aug.          Frank Lagan, Emily Murray


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Ben Michael Ferguson, Caolan Philip Walls, Sam Patrick Ryan Maguire, Aleksander Kolodziej and Ellsie Anna Toal who were baptised recently.



There will be a limit of 120 people.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door; using the hand sanitisers provided.  There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm, with the above restrictions.


WEEKEND MASSES – Weekend Masses continue to be via webcam.  At the end of each Mass the priest will come out to the bottom of the Church steps to distribute Communion to those who wish to receive.


Resumption of Sunday Masses


Subject to Health Restrictions we hope to resume our Sunday Masses from Saturday 26 September in both Magherafelt and Castledawson on a trial basis (limited numbers of 120 Mfelt, 70 Cdawson)




Please note that from Monday 10 August Face Masks/Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition, they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion and should cover both the mouth and nose. This is in line with new legislation.




Congratulations to all the children of the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.

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. 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.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819




Saturday 19 September:  

Magherafelt         11.00 am               Holy Family P4A

                                1.00 pm                 Holy Family P4B

Castledawson     11.00 am               New Row PS


Sunday 20 September:

Magherafelt         10.30 am               Holy Family P4C

Magherafelt         12 Noon          Spires Integrated PS





Parishioners can phone the Parish Office from Monday – Friday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm to book Baptisms, Weddings, Anniversaries. Please do not phone outside these hours, email the parish office instead at office@magherafeltparish.org. In an emergency please contact one of the priests.