Bulletin of 23 December 18

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Altar Society – Group 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin


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

30 Dec.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         J. McCormack  S. Speirs, E. Bradley, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 10.30am      F. Lynch            J. Clayton, R. Clayton, M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        C. O’Kane         K. Donnelly, M. Murphy,

                                                            A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     P. Hanson         C. McKenna, S. McGuckin

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Declan Jones, Denis McElhone, Rose Madden, Jack McSorley (Trillick) and Seamus McBride (Ballinascreen) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 22 Dec.         Ena Agnew, Annie Berryman, Louis Doyle, Catherine O’Hagan, Bernie Browne

                                Kestutis Damasas (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Sun. 23 Dec.        Mary Walls, Jim Cassidy, Denis Bradley, Philomena Skinner, Fr. Harry McFaul, Sarah Rocks, Sadie Devlin

Mon. 24 Dec.       Sarah Ann McNabb, Leo Valentine, Sheelagh McGlade, Annie McCusker, Roseanne Muldoon, Dominic Gormley, Maggie Stewart

Tues. 25 Dec.      Josephine Henry, Susan McGovern, Hugh Cudden, Ann Bradley, Michael McKee,

                                John Kearns (1st Av 10.30am)

Wed. 26 Dec.       Peggy Henry, Teresa Bernadette Bradley, Bertie O’Kane, Moira O’Brien, Irene Gallagher

Thurs. 27 Dec.    Willie Taylor, Brigid Collins, George Gallagher, Mary Hinfey

Fri. 28 Dec.          Mary Scullion,

                                Tommy McKee (MM 11am Magherafelt)

Sat. 29 Dec.         Peter Doyle, Henry McGarry, Bronagh McCabe


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2090, Loose Plate – £682

Castledawson Envelopes – £299, Loose Plate – £118

Total Standing Orders – £768



The Priests & Pastoral Council wish you and your family Peace, Love & Joy this Christmas.



Christmas Eve Masses

9pm Castledawson

9pm Magherafelt

Christmas Day Masses

8.00am, 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt

9am Castledawson


There will be no exposition on Monday, Christmas Eve, due to preparations for Christmas.  There will be exposition as usual on New Year’s Eve.


Please leave any anniversaries for next weekend’s bulletin in the Sacristy or email to office@magherafeltparish.org.


CONGRATULATIONS to Conor Kearns & Sarah McAllister who were married recently.


ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 22 & 23 March (limited places), 26 & 27 April, 24 & 25 May, 14 & 15 June; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie



16 May – 21 May 2019, contact Joe 078 0950 5078 / Eugene 079 2802 4985, substantial subsidies & special arrangements available for assisted pilgrims


PARISH CENTRE              


Turkeys & treats in every game, Jackpot £2450 or £200 if not won on the night, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – We are closed from Friday 21 December until Wednesday 2 January at 9am.  We wish all our customers a happy Christmas & peaceful New Year and thank you for your continued support.


SLIMMING WORLD – Saturday 29 December 12.30pm – 1.30pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 5, 15, 19; £25 to Eamon Lynch, Fiona Doyle, Aidan McGuckin; Jackpot £2500; Christmas Eve draw 7pm sharp

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 5, 15, 19; £25 to Veronica Lee, George Gallagher; Jackpot £1300; The next draw will be Sun. 23 Dec. 7:00pm – A Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all sellers & buyers of the Club Lotto.


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer will resume Saturday 12 January Meadowbank Arena 10am.  We wish you all a Happy Christmas & thank you for your continued support.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819