Bulletin of 24 Dec 17

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 3 M. O’Neill, I. Beattie, P. Deehan


Altar Society Dec. Group 1 M. Wilson, M. Robinson

31 Dec.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          F. Young           T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

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

                                                        M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        C. Trainor          K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           B. Gregg, E. Gallagher


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Kestutis Damasas, Harry Shivers, Lucy Donnelly, Peter McKenna, Rosean Caskey (Swatragh), Orla Collins (England) and Geraldine Laverty (Lavey) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 23 Dec.         Mary Walls, Jim Cassidy, Sarah Rocks, Sadie Devlin

Sun. 24 Dec.        Sarah Ann McNabb, Leo Valentine, Sheelagh McGlade, Dominic Gormely, Denis Bradley, Annie McCusker, Roseanne Muldoon

Mon. 25 Dec.       Josephine Henry, Susan McGovern, Michael McKee, Ann Bradley, Hugh Cudden, Joe Devlin, Maggie Stuart

Tues. 26 Dec.      Bernie McLaughlin, Margaret (Peggy) Henry, Teresa Bernadette Bradley, Irene Gallagher, Bertie O’Kane, Moira O’Brien

Wed. 27 Dec.       Mary Hinfey, Willie Taylor, George Gallagher,

                              Brigid Collins (1st Av. 11am)

Thur. 28 Dec.       Mary Scullion

Fri. 29 Dec.          Peter Doyle,

                              Bronagh Mc Cabe (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Sat 30 Dec.         



Magherafelt Envelopes – £2185, Loose Plate – £596

Castledawson Envelopes – £327, Loose Plate – £138

Total Standing Orders – £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Theo John Morgan, Eimear Joanna McNabb, Natalie Samantha Rocks and Naoishe Martha Rose McErlean who were baptised recently.



Castledawson     9pm

Magherafelt         9pm


Magherafelt         8am, 10.30am, 12 noon

Castledawson     9am

The Priests and Pastoral Council of the Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson wish you and your family Peace, Love & Joy this Christmas.






Thanks to Fr. Eamon Murray who will be covering Masses this week from Wednesday until Saturday.  Any sick calls please ring Fr. Gates who will contact Fr. Eamon directly.

The Parish Office will reopen Tuesday 2 January at 9.30am.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – helpline 028 7930 0819


PARISH CENTRE             


No bingo tonight, returns on Sunday 7 January with the Jackpot £2200 or £500 if not won on the night

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; closed from Monday 25 December, reopening Tuesday 2 January

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Date for your diary – Saturday 27 January ‘St Mungo’s 2’, tickets £15, available from the Parish Centre and St. Malachy’s Club members

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 13, 14, 25; £25 to McEniff, James Glass, Calum McKay; Jackpot £1900


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 17, 19, 23; £25 to Eadhaoin Bradley, Conor & Shea McKenna; Jackpot £2400


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NEW ROW P1 ENROLMENT Children born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 (inclusive) are eligible for a free Nursery place in their final pre-school year for admission to a Nursery Unit in September 2018.  All children born on or between 2 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 are compulsory school age and are due to start school in September 2018.  Application forms for enrolment in Nursery Unit & P1 should be completed and returned to the school by 12 noon Wednesday 10 January with the child’s birth certificate.