Bulletin of 25 Sept 16

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


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

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm; Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society – Group 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society Oct. Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher

ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr – Sept.) 7.30pm


2 OCT.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          M. McLaughlin  C. McNamee, A. Goddard,

                                                        C. Lawlor

Sun. 8.00am         P. Kerr               C. Bradley, K. McNamee

Sun. 10.30am       C. McGarry       R. Tohill, J. Clayton, R. Clayton

Sun. 12 noon        L. McNally         E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                        A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9.30am A. Brown          N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Lucy Scott, Eddie Donnelly (Carrickmore), John Laverty (Toome), Richard O’Rawe (Ballymena) and Rose O’Kane (Draperstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –


Sat. 24 Sept.        John McElhone (Jr), Emmet Murray

                              James McCorry (1st Av. 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 25 Sept.       Margaret Moore, Willie Mulholland

                              P. J. McDonnell (1st Av.)

                              Philip Morgan (MM 12 noon Magherafelt)

Mon. 26 Sept.      Florence Logan

Tues. 27 Sept.     Fr. Felix McLaughlin, John Hughes, Mena Molloy, Mick O’Brien, Mary Niblock

Wed. 28 Sept.      Vincent Doyle

Thur. 29 Sept.     Desmond Russell, Joe O’Neill

Fri. 30 Sept.         Margaret Regan, Tommy McKenna, Paddy Tohill, Elizabeth McKay, Noel McGuckin

                              Madeleine Higgins (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 1 Oct.            Mary Bernadette Porter


As I come to the end of my Ministry in the Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson and move into retirement I want to express my sincere thanks to priests and people of the Parish and beyond for their support and co-operation over many years.  I thank the many who were able to attend the Mass on Wednesday evening and those who organised the Mass and cup of tea in the Parish Centre.  My thanks to Fr. Gates and Mrs. Roisin Clayton, Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council, for their kind words and to the many others for their support and good will received over the past few weeks.  I pray God’s blessing on the whole community and continued growth and success in Parish life.  We pray for each other.

Christopher O’Byrne


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 18 September –

Magherafelt Envelopes – £1894, Loose Plate – £737

Castledawson Envelopes – £383, Loose Plate – £70

Total Standing Orders – £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Alisa Rose Grigorjeva who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly Donnelly & Brian Shaw who were married recently.

CHILDRENS RESOURCE LIBRARY – Religious books available for use during all services at the back of the Church, please return to shelf after service



If anyone in your family is ill and/or in hospital and you would like a visit from a priest please contact one of the priests or the Parish office.  Likewise if you have recently moved house and you would like your home blessed please contact one of the priests or the Parish office.


YOUTH 2000 – weekend retreat Friday 14 October – Sunday 16 October in Lough Derg for young adults aged 16-35, contact www.youth2000.ie or 07598876399



PARISH CENTRE             

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2350 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass


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

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Monday 7.30pm, new members welcome

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am

WHIST – Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome

PILATES – Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm

KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am

PILOXING – Wednesday 7pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm

TAE KWON DO – Thursday 4pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Thursday 7.30pm


HOLY FAMILY LAY ASSOCIATES meeting in Convent House Monday 26 September 7.30pm


SPRED Special Religious Education – Meetings resume in the Parish Centre Tuesday 27 September 7.30pm, contact Margaret 028 7963 3481


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 10, 27, 28; £25 to Brigid McKee, Patricia Kearney, Kerr Family; Jackpot £2300


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 12, 13, 15; £25 to Jeanette McKenna, Benny Wilson; Jackpot £3800; Camogie 30th Anniversary BBQ & entertainment Saturday 1 October, tickets £7, contact Eilish 078 4565 3468


ENGLISH CLASSES for speakers of other languages Wednesday 28 September 10am – 12noon in First Magherafelt Church Hall, admission free


MONEYMORE MEDICAL CENTRE – Flu Vaccinations Saturday 1 October 8.30am – 2pm