Bulletin of 24 June 18

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Branigan                                                                  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

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell


Altar Society June Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher

1 July                     READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         P. Quinn            M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am      P. O’Kane         G. McGuckin, M. Ludlow,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor     W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     Sr. Margaret     N. Bell, R. Scullion

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Joseph Cunningham, Eileen McCann (Knockloughrim) and Kathleen Kearns (England) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 23 June         Ned Lynch, Colm Scullion, Teresa McElhinney, Cissy Gillen,

                                John McErlean (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

                                Joe Lavery (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 24 June       Teresa & Gerry Lynch, Patrick McLernon Snr, David Cartin, Francis Moran

Mon. 25 June       Bridie Boorman, Kathleen Devlin

                                Martin Henry (MM 7pm Milltown)

Tues. 26 June      Sr. Joan Regan, Paul Burns

Wed. 27 June      James Campbell, Matthew Mitchell, David Quinn, Patricia Walls

Thur. 28 June      Thomas McKee, Josephine (Josie) Cushley, Paddy Carmichael, Peggy Kielt

Fri. 29 June          James Gallagher, Michael Del Tronco

Sat 30 June          Mary Rogers, Bella Bates


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1794, Loose Plate – £461

Castledawson Envelopes – £375, Loose Plate – £121

Total Standing Orders – £768

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Sorcha Bernadette Laing, Erin Grace Kelly, Tara Grace Farmer, Gabriel Mariusz Saniak and Grace Mary Purvis who were baptised recently.


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES will take place today at 12 noon in St. John’s Milltown; parking available in Rossa Park; no parking at the Church gate, drop-off only for disabled and elderly.  (There will be no 12 noon Mass in Magherafelt.)

ARMAGH DIOCESAN YOUTH COMMISSION Pilgrimage to Lough Derg Friday 13 July – Sunday 15 July Cost (including transport) Adult £65, Student (with valid student ID) £55; if you are aged 18-35 and would like to experience this ancient and unique pilgrimage with young people from across the Armagh Archdiocese, contact 077 0410 2906 or armaghyouth@yahoo.co.uk


As we look forward to the World Meeting of Families, Relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin and their daughter, Saint Therese of Lisieux will visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on Sunday 12 August.  The Relics will arrive at the Cathedral for 11am Mass on that morning and they will leave at 9am on Monday 13 August.


Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 21 & 22 September, 2, 9, & 16 October and 23 & 24 November; Quinn’s Corner, Dungannon – 9, 16, 23 October & 6, 13, 20 November; for booking contact www.courses.accord.ie

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £3400 or £200 if not won on the night, 46 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; Wednesday Salad Day


WEDNESDAY – KNITTING 10.30am; PILATES 7pm, 8.15pm; WYSE BITES 8pm, Joanna 077 8872 2401

THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm


Thank you to everyone who attended the recent Coffee & Fashion Show in aid of St. Vincent de Paul.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.  Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped on the day.


HOLY FAMILY LAY ASSOCIATES meeting in Convent House Monday 25 June 7.30pm

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL TRIP TO NEWCASTLE – Saturday 4 August, if interested contact 028 7930 0819 leaving your name & details

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 16, 18, 28, 30; £25 to Sean Devlin, Eamon Lynch, Karen Cudden; Jackpot £1200


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 3, 5, 15; £25 to Adele McCann, Seamus Keenan; Jackpot £700


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer Saturday 10am – 11am in Spires Park, cost £3

GREEN BAY BOYS CHOIR (20 voice choir, age 11-18, from Green Bay, Wisconsin) – One night only free concert performance on Tuesday 3 July 7.30pm in Rainey Endowed School, www.gbchoir.org

‘RALLY FOR LIFE’ BELFAST Saturday 7 July 2pm, for information on transport contact Precious Life or Nichola 075 2108 7730