Bulletin of 25 Aug 13

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK: Mgr O’Byrne                                                www.magherafeltparish.org


Saturday: Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday: 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon

Weekdays: 11.00am (Mon. – Sat.), 7.30pm (Mon. & Wed.)

Confessions: Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society: Group 4 S. Montgomery, R. McSwiggan, U. McLaughlin


Sunday: 9.30am; Weekdays: 7.30pm (Tues. & Thurs.)

Altar Society Aug: Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson

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


Vigil 6.15pm:        C. Donoghue    C. Lawlor, D. McGuckin,

                                                            N. McGuckin

Sun. 8.00am:        C. McMullan     C. Bradley, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 10.30am:     C. Purvis            J. Higgins, M. McQuillan,

                                                            M. McLaughlin

Sun. 12 noon:       J. Clayton          O. Walshe, B. Boyle, R. Kacprzyk

C’dawson 9.30am E. Keenan       N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD: Pray for Anne Walls, Felix McGee, John Joe Conway, Liz Hawthorne, Charly Thompson, John Quinn, Bill Booth and Martin McCann who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week:

Sat. 24 Aug:         Elizabeth O’Neill, Alice McKenna, John McCrystal

Sun. 25 Aug:        Maura Walls, Ann McNabb, Willie Bradley, Susan Murray

Mon. 26 Aug:        Eddie O’Neill

Tues. 27 Aug:      John McElhone, Alice Patricia McNally, Moira Feeney

Wed. 28 Aug:       Seamus Mallon, Patsy McLarnon

Thur. 29 Aug:       Emily Murray

Fri. 30 Aug:           Francie Gallagher

Sat. 31 Aug:         Rosie Goddard, Vera Johnston (1st Av)

CHURCH COLLECTION Thursday 15 August & Sunday 18 August Envelopes – £3145, Loose Plate – £1059, S. Orders £715


The new boiler has been installed in the basement and the system flushed and balanced.  This has greatly improved the heating of the Church.

The next stage of the project is to tackle the heat loss through internal glass insulation panels, and work to the doors and floor vents as previously notified.  This work will take place in September and will require mid-week closure of the Church (apart from funerals and weddings), more details later.

Many thanks to all who have contributed to this project; we greatly appreciate your support, without which the work could not proceed.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY: Today we greet Caolan Barry Kealey, Rhiley Gerard Scullion, Willow Rose McLarnon, Conor Michael Diamond, Grace Anne Mulholland, Lír Patrick Hamill and Conor John McKenna who were baptised recently.


CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly Gallagher & Guy Edwards who were married recently.


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY UNIT: will re-open Monday 2 September at 9.00 am.

All P1 pupils will go home at 11.45am every day during the month of September; all other pupils will go home at 1.45pm on Monday 2 September only; normal school hours for P2 – P7 from Tuesday 3 September; see www.holyfamily-ps.org.uk for details.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585.  We urgently require school uniforms and would appreciate any donations.

PARISH CENTRE COFFEE SHOP: Tues. – Fri. 9.30am – 3pm.


SUNDAY TEA CLUB: after 10.30am Mass

SLIMMING WORLD: Monday 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm


ZUMBA: Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

PILATES Tuesday 7pm, 5 week course commences 2 September, to book contact Therese 028 7963 2142

CEILI CLASS: commences Wed. 5 Sept. 8pm

PILATES: Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 4, 7, 10, 14; £25 to Paddy Kielt, Francie O’Neill, John Toner; Jackpot £3000; Mayo v Tyrone live on big screen today 1pm.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Lotto 4, 17, 18, 21; £25 to Ronan Shivers, Paddy Henry; Jackpot now £4900; Annual 10k Road Race & 5k Run/Walk Saturday 14 September; McNicholl School of Irish Dancing Monday 2 September 6.30pm in St. Malachy’s Hall.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 14 September, £15, bring packed lunch.  For more details & to book please contact 028 7930 0819 before Saturday 7 September and leave a message.


ST. COLMCILLES GIRL GUIDE UNIT require volunteers, aged 18 or over, available Thursday 6.30 – 8pm (term time); contact Anna 078 3542 3908.


The First Anniversary Mass for Fr. Andrew McNally will take place Friday 6 September 6.30pm Magherafelt.  To coincide with this & inspired by his dedication to raising awareness & money for Trocaire, there will be a fundraising weekend in Andrew’s honour & in association with Trocaire –

Friday 6 September 8pm Parish Centre ‘A Musical Celebration’ including Malachy Cush, Pandy Walsh, Brendan Quinn, Gino Lupari & Niamh McGlinchey, tickets £10 available from Mona & Top 40; Saturday 7 September Bryson’s Bar ‘Trad for Trocaire’ 3pm – 8pm all musicians welcome, see posters for details.