PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
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,
Peter Young (MM 10.30am Magherafelt)
Mon. 24 May Dermot Devlin, Mary Anne Higgins,
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.