Bulletin of 26 May 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 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell


Altar Society May Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

2 June                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         A. McGuckin     S. Speirs, E. Bradley, P. McKee

Sun. 10.30am      T. White             G. McGuckin, J. Fingleton,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne      K. Donnelly, M. Murphy,

                                                            A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     S. Keenan         N. O’Kane, R. O’Kane

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Brendan (Benny) McKenna, Brendan Cunningham (Omagh), Lucia D’Agostino (Belfast), Alan Ashworth (Leyland), Charles O’Kane (Belfast), Seamus Kelly (Straw), Mary Karaolis (London) and Kevin McWilliams (Scotland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 25 May          Hugh Thomas Graham, Sr. Lucy Dowds, Freddie Gallagher, John McGurk

Sun. 26 May         Hugh McGuckin, Tommy Maguire

Mon. 27 May        James Bothwell, Patrick O’Neill

Tues. 28 May       Teresa O’Kane

Wed. 29 May        James Walls, Annie McKee

Thurs. 30 May     Teresa Thomas, Christina Doyle

Fri. 31 May           Joe Connery

Sat. 1 June           Raymond Monaghan, Gwyn Treharne, Frankie McFalone

(Sunday 2 June Teresa McClenaghan MM 9am Castledawson)


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2045, Loose Plate – £594; Castledawson Envelopes – £327, Loose Plate – £129

Total Standing Orders – £768

TROCAIRE – TOTAL £13,942.23

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Laura Beata Nowak who was baptised recently.


CONGRATULATIONS to Kim Trainor & Owen Morgan who were married recently


CONGRATULATIONS to children from New Row Primary School who received their First Holy Communion last week.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – Children from Holy Family Primary School and Spires Integrated Primary School will receive their First Holy Communion in Magherafelt on Saturday 1 June at 10am; refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Parish Centre.

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY    Sunday 30 June  12 noon Parishioners are invited to tidy their family graves and the surrounding areas.  Please use the bins provided for any rubbish, unused vases etc.


DOGS IN MILLTOWN – It has been brought to our attention that dogs have been running loose & fouling in the graveyard.  Owners are reminded that all dogs must be kept on leashes and that it is their responsibility to clean up after them.


SPRED Special Religious Education – Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 28 May 7.30pm


ANNUAL PARISH PILGRIMAGE to the Mass Rock in Glenshane Forest Sunday 2 June, with Mass at 1pm; please allow 1-2 hours walk from the parking area inside the forest.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

‘The Irish Catholic’ is now available in the paper rack in the Church from Thursday each week.  ‘The Universe’ & ‘Catholic Times’ are available from Saturday as usual.

PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £3550 or £200 if not won on the night, 47 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Tues. – Fri. 9am-3pm

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass


WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILOXING 7pm; PILATES 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm

THURSDAY – TAE KWON DO 4pm; SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; YOGA 7pm



FAMILY ROLLER DISCO – Monday 3 June 7pm – 8.30pm, pay at the door

CHARITY POKER EVENING – Saturday 8 June 8.30pm in aid of Cancer Focus NI

ST PIUS X COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP – for all P5-P7, 1st – 5th July, 9am-2pm, application forms available at school reception & in local primary schools; closing date Monday 10 June; contact 028 7963 2186


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 13, 19, 26; £25 to Patsy Devlin, Philippa McKinless, peter McGuckin; Jackpot £4700

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 10, 13, 14; £25 to Marcella McAuley, Claire McMullan; Jackpot £1400


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer Saturdays Meadowbank Arena 10am


ST FINBARR’S HURLING CLUB – U6s -U12s Training Tuesdays Meadowbank Arena 6pm

MAGHERAFELT COMHALTAS – First Junior Session in O’Donovan Rossa GAC Sunday 2 June 5pm – 6pm, opportunity to register for classes in September, everyone welcome


CAMPA CHORMAIC Irish Language & Games Summer Camps – 1-5 July for Y8-Y12 and 29 July–2 Aug for P5-P7, 10am-3pm, contact 078 3404 9305, www.campachormaic.com