Bulletin of 27 December 2020

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre Bistro will re-open on Monday 4 January from 9am – 3pm for Takeaway and Delivery, see Facebook for details.


NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL Is your child due to start primary school in September?  Applications for places open on Thursday 7 January 2021.  Any prospective pupils & parents are welcome to visit for a COVID-friendly tour and chat, Contact Mrs. D. Graffin (Principal) on 028 7946 8426 or by email dgraffin653@c2ken.net with any queries or to discuss the application process.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook re details of Lotto; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am,

Novena Monday 7.30pm & Month’s Mind Masses 7.30pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Darran Hassan, Philomena Quinn, Marie McGuire, Bernie McCann, Joe Heaney, Tillie McKay,

Nan Mullan (Omagh), Mark Konig (Poland), Mary Ward (Newbridge), Kathleen O’Brien (Moneymore) and Paddy Higgins (Ballycastle) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 26 Dec.         Bernie McLaughlin, Peggy Henry, Irene Gallagher, Bertie O’Kane

Sun. 27 Dec.        Brigid Collins, William (Willie) Taylor,

                                George Gallagher, Mary Hinfey

                                Eileen Gallagher (MM 12noon Magherafelt)

Mon. 28 Dec.       Mary Scullion,

                                Teresa Devlin (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 29 Dec.      Peter Doyle, Bronagh McCabe,

                                Jonathan Logue (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Wed. 30 Dec.       Anna Dobbin, May McKee

Thurs. 31 Dec.    Samuel McKeever, William (Billy) Kealey,

                                Nan Stuart

Fri. 1 Jan.             Johnny Mooney,

                                Piotr Samsurin (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Sat. 2 Jan.            Mary Logan, George McKelvey,

                                Kathleen McLaughlin, Bernard John McCormack

(Sunday 3 January Tillie McKay MM 12noon Magherafelt)

CONGRATULATIONS to Claire O’Neill and Aidan Boyle who were married recently.



We will continue this week with Mass at 11am each morning, Teresa Devlin’s Month’s Mind on Monday 28 December at 7.30pm and Jonathan Logue’s Month’s Mind on Tuesday 29 December at 7.30pm.

There will be no Holy Hour this week.


The Priests and Pastoral Council wish you and your family a happy & peaceful 2021.



All Masses continue this week with limited numbers, 1 household group per pew or 2 people per pew with social distancing.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided. 


FACEMASKS / COVERINGS – In line with legislation Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion & should cover both mouth & nose.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.