Bulletin of 25 August 2019

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                                           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 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary – Tuesday 7pm

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

1 Sept.                   READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         U. O’Kane         C. Lawlor, A. Goddard, M. Gates

Sun. 10.30am      F. Lynch            J. Clayton, R. Clayton, M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        C. O’Kane         W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     P. Hanson         C. McKenna, S. McGuckin

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Patrick McRory, Ronnie Goddard and Bernie Diamond (Bellaghy) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 24 Aug.          Lily O’Neill, Alice McKenna, John McCrystal, Joe McAllister

Sun. 25 Aug.        Ann McNabb, Hugh Devlin, Bridget Monaghan

Mon. 26 Aug.        Rhoda Kearney, Philip Morgan, Eddie O’Neill

Tues. 27 Aug.       Moira & Chris Feeney, John McElhone, Aidan O’Brien

Wed. 28 Aug.       Bea McLaughlin, Seamus Mallon, Patsy McLarnon, Bertie McErlain, John Hughes, Susan Murray

Thurs. 29 Aug.     Frank Lagan, Emily Murray,

                                Eugene Crozier (1st Av 11am)

                                Teresa Kelly (MM 7.30pm Milltown)

Fri. 30 Aug.           Madeleine Higgins,

                                Letitia (Tish) Ludlow (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 31 Aug.          Vera Johnston, Mary Stranney, Ann McKee, Rosie Goddard


Magherafelt Envelopes – £884, Loose Plate – £325; Castledawson Envelopes – £121, Loose Plate – £55


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1760, Loose Plate – £717; Castledawson Envelopes – £421, Loose Plate – £128

Total Standing Orders – £768


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Patrick Owen Mullan, Sophia O’Donnell and Aria Jane Balmer-Taggart who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Ferris & James Quigg who were married recently

Congratulations to Sister Séana Rose (Ciara McRory) who will take temporary profession on Saturday 8 September in Princeville, Illinois.  Please keep Ciara in your prayers.

CAR PARK – We would like to remind all Parishioners that the car park is to be used only for Holy Family Primary & Nursery Schools, the Parish Centre & the Church.  Anyone using it for all day parking is at risk of being locked in.


Two members of ‘The 12’ (Mission Team) will speak at all Masses today about the upcoming ‘New Life in the Holy Spirit Freedom Weekend’ in The Servite Priory, Benburb (Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 September).

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT – will re-open on Thursday 29 August 9am.

All P1 pupils will go home at 11.45am on Thursday 29 August & Friday 30 August and every day during the month of September.  All other pupils will go home at 12 Noon on Thursday 29 August only.  Normal school hours for P2 – P7 from Friday 30 August

NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL – School begins on Friday 30 August, 9.30am – 12 noon, for all Y1 & Y7 pupils only; Monday 2 September 9am for all Y2 – Y7 pupils, (Y2 finish at 2pm, Y3 – Y7 finish at 3pm); parents should be aware of intake arrangements for Y1; contact office with any queries.  

Parent & Toddler Group resumes Monday 9 September


PARISH CENTRE              


**Jackpot £4200 or £200 if not won on the night, 49 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm


MONDAY – FAMILY ROLLER DISCO Monday 2 September, 7pm – 8.30pm, equipment provided

TUESDAY – PILATES starts Tuesday 3 September 7pm, contact Therese 078 6790 1666

WEDNESDAY – PILATES 6.30pm & 7.30pm, New 6 week beginner’s course starts Wednesday 4 September 8.30pm; contact Tanya 077 1316 1766; PILOXING starts Wednesday 4 September 7pm

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

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB AGM – Monday 2 September 7:30pm in Expressions Bistro; all members should attend for registration, new members welcome; Bowls start Thursday 5 September 7.30pm

SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE – Weekly Dancing Classes start Friday 6 September 6pm; new beginners welcome, contact Eugene 028 7964 3304


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 8, 15, 20; £25 to Claire Quinn, Nancy Averill, Kelly Clarke; Jackpot £5000


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 19, 20, 24; £25 to Maura McKee, Barbara Devlin; Jackpot £1200

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 14 September, bus leaving 7.30am sharp, for bookings & more information contact Helpline 028 7930 0819, leaving a voicemail with your details

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKENDDromantine Conference Centre, Friday 13 September 8pm – Sunday 15 September 4.30pm; for info & to book www.marriageencounter.ie or 077 0281 2321