Bulletin of 23 Feb 14

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 & Wednesday 7.30pm

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society – Group 6 D. Kelly, M. Purvis, A. McVey


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

First Friday (Nov. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Feb. Group 5 B. Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster

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

2 MAR.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm:        F. Young            C. Lawlor, D. McGuckin,

                                                            N. McGuckin

Sun. 8.00am:        P. Kerr               C. Bradley, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 10.30am:     T. White             E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            B. Mulholland

Sun. 12 noon:       N. O’Connor     W. Cassidy, K. Kelly, N. Kelly

C’dawson 9.30am B. Foster                  N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Liam McErlean, Kathleen West (England), Phyllis Gillis, Sr. Immaculata O’Connor, Philip Donnelly (Draperstown) and Fr. Alphonsus (Hugh Brennan) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 22 Feb:          Frank Martin, Mary Moran

Sun. 23 Feb:         Annie Conway, Teresa Donnelly

Mon. 24 Feb:        Jim Joe Fox, John Murray, Pauline McDonald (MM Magherafelt 7.30pm)

Tues. 25 Feb:       Pat Downey, Jimmy Quinn

Wed. 26 Feb:        Dan Bradley

Thur. 27 Feb:      

Fri. 28 Feb:           Kathleen McElhone, Annie Mary McKenna, Terry McKee

Sat. 1 Mar:           







Our journey around the world and deep into faith continues this coming week!

Episode 4 ‘Our tainted nature’s solitary boast – Mary the mother of God’

The episode will be followed by a short discussion of the episode and its content.

Join us every Wednesday at 8pm in

Holy Family Primary School Hall

 – It’s YOUR story!


FEBRUARY DUES COLLECTION Sunday 16 February Envelopes – £4696, Loose Plate – £871, S. Orders £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Anna-Rose Caskey who was baptised recently.

PARISH ENVELOPES: Thank you for your faithful and generous donations to our Weekly Envelope Collection.  At the moment we are currently updating our Parish Register for the New Envelopes which begin in April.  We thank all our Envelope Distributers for their help in this regard.  If there are any changes in your distribution area, please let us know.  If you are new to the Parish and are not receiving a box of envelopes at present or if you have moved house since last year we would appreciate if you would contact the Parish Office giving your name and address (028 7963 3635, or email magherafeltparish@btinternet.com).  You may wish to consider setting up payments by Standing Order.  The Parish can also benefit if you complete a ‘Gift Aid Form’.

VOCATIONS EVENING BenburbTuesday 4 March 5pm – 8pm, contact Fr. Peter McAnenly 028 3752 2802






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

SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass


PARENTS & TODDLERS no group Tuesday 25 February, resumes Tuesday 4 March.

PILATES new 4 week course commences Tuesday 25 February 7pm, contact Therese 028 7963 2142

ZUMBA Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

KNITTING GROUP Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm,

PILATES Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

CEILI GROUP Wednesday 8pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Thursday 7.30pm

TAE KWON DO Friday 3.30pm – 5.30pm


YOUTH CLUB: Friday 7pm


A MEMORIAL MASS to celebrate the life and work of the late Sr. Immaculata O’Connor, former principal of St. Mary’s Grammar School will be held in the Sports Hall of St. Mary’s on Friday 28 February at 7.30pm.  The service will be followed by a light supper in Cafe Bordeaux.  Former St. Mary’s staff, teaching and teaching support and past pupils of the school are most welcome to attend.


HOLY FAMILY ASSOCIATES meeting in Convent House, Monday 24 February 7.30pm.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 7, 11, 13, 24; £25 to Mickey Cunningham, Gerry McKenna, Rose Marie Hughes; Jackpot £3000.


ST. MALACHY G.A.C: Lotto 5, 6, 15, 17; £25 to J. F. McKenna, Martin O’Kane; Jackpot £1600; 75th Gala Dinner Saturday 29 March, Tullyglass.


MS SOCIETY MID ULSTER BRANCH support group meeting Tuesday 25 February at Mid-Ulster Hospital Day Centre 7.30pm, contact 078 5609 7917.


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


SPIRES CC RACE Saturday 1 March 12 noon from Ballyronan to Woods Church, all support welcome.