Bulletin of 23 May 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre will reopen from tomorrow Monday 24 May, in line with the easing of restrictions.  This will include sit in and take away in Expressions Bistro and also group activities.  Group activity will include Irish Dancing, Slimming World, Taekwondo and Rugbugz, please contact the group co-ordinator for further details.  Bistro and Group Activity will adhere to the current Social Distancing and Sanitisation requirements.  We welcome the return of all our friends and hope for better days ahead.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 15, 17, 22; £25 to Ursula McGuigan, Jude O’Hagan; Jackpot – £2100; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Virtual course available 11/12 September, for booking & information contact www.MarriageEncounter.ie;

See also www.courses.accord.ie for other dates in the Autumn

The following services continue to be available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am

Novena Monday 7.30pm, Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Brendan Kyne, Filipe Graca, Tommy Gallagher, Mary Ewing, Kevin Waites (London), Nellie Crozier (Moortown), Catherine McCann (Lavey), Joseph Rogers (Draperstown) and Elaine Luna Martin (Florida) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 22 May          Mary Tohill, John McErlean, Joe Shivers,

                                Sarah O’Kane, Cassie Devlin, John Hatton Snr.

Sun. 23 May         Marie Johnston, Joe Bates, Eddie O’Neill,

                                Tommy Doherty,

                                Peter Young (MM 10.30am Magherafelt)

Mon. 24 May        Dermot Devlin, Mary Anne Higgins,

                                Teresa McKeever

Tues. 25 May       Hugh Thomas Graham, Sr. Lucy Dowds,

                                John McGurk, Freddie Gallagher

Wed. 26 May        Hugh McGuckin, Tommy Maguire

Thurs. 27 May     Patrick O’Neill, James Bothwell

Fri. 28 May           John Joseph McKeown,

                                Ann Devlin (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 29 May          Annie McKee, Thomas Waites

CHURCH COLLECTIONS for the last 2 weeks

Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3736

Vocations – £132; Dues – £395; Standing orders – £1125

Trócaire – £18,420.99 (total)


PUBLIC DAILY & WEEKEND MASSES – Mass with congregation continues this week at 11am each morning, Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm & Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm, Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt & Sunday 9am Castledawson, all with the usual restrictions. 

Anyone who does not get a seat in the Church at 6.15pm and 10.30am Masses will be accommodated in the Parish Centre, Communion will be distributed there by Sr. Caitriona or one of the priests.


PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST – Sunday 6 June, Mass at 1pm, bring packed lunch and insect spray

CONGRATULATIONS to all the children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation recently.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Rory John Halferty who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Laura O’Kane and Shane Kealey who were married recently.

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY & NURSERY SCHOOLS – On behalf of the Staff, Governors and Parish we extend our congratulations to Mr. John McCormack who will take up appointment as Principal from 1 September.