Bulletin of 27 Mar 16

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Mgr. O’Byrne                                                   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 3 M. O’Neill, I. Beattie, P. Deehan


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

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

3 Apr.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          M. McLaughlin  M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 8.00am         C. O’Kane         A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin

Sun. 10.30am       J. McKee           E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                        M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        J. Clayton          B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9.30am S. McKenna     B. Gregg, E. Gallagher


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary Bradley who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 26 Mar.         Kathleen Higgins, Eddie Quinn, Jim Joe Gallagher, Madeline O’Connell, Patrick Cassidy,

                              Ellen Quinn (1st Av)

Sun. 27 Mar.        Patrick Hagan, Lorna Kandell

Mon. 28 Mar.      

Tues. 29 Mar.      Eugene McElhone, Brigid Berryman, Veronica O’Kane, Kathleen McNicholl, Bridget McKee

Wed. 30 Mar.       Alfie Heaney

Thur. 31 Mar.       Danny Walsh, William McCorry, Hugh Devlin, Mary Elizabeth Hyland

Fri. 1 Apr.            

Sat. 2 Apr.            Kathleen Boyle, Eileen O’Kane

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Aoíbhinn Marie Caldwell and Ben Patrick Murray who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Caillí Kerr and Michael McCorley who were married recently.



Magherafelt Envelopes – £1330, Loose Plate – £511; Castledawson Envelopes – £176, Loose Plate – £107;


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2022, Loose Plate – £787; Castledawson Envelopes – £282, Loose Plate – £96;

Total S. Orders £715

FIRST FRIDAY OF APRIL Friday 1 AprilPlease note Mass at 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.

Deacon Damien Quigley will be ordained by Archbishop Eamon Martin on Sunday 26 June at 3pm in his Parish church of Dundalk.  As a consequence of this, Graveyard Sunday will be at 12noon in St. John’s Milltown; there will be no Mass at 12noon in Magherafelt on that day.


NEW PARISH ENVELOPES (due to commence on Sunday 10 April) are ready for distributers to collect in the Parish Office or by arrangement (please contact the Parish Office or Fr. Gates); thank you for your time and effort.

Please note the Parish Office will be closed next week.  Any anniversary notices for inclusion in the bulletin for Sunday 3 April should be emailed to the office (office@magherafeltparish.org) or left in the Sacristy.

ACCORD – if you are interested in becoming a facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service please contact 028 3833 4781 or armagh@accordni.com

OUR LADY OF LOURDES PILGRIMAGE SOCIETY – 46th Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 11 – 16 July, from Belfast International, staying at Hotel Agena; for more details contact Kathleen McCann 028 7963 2205 / 077 1970 1925.


PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £1050 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO will be closed this week and will reopen on Tuesday 5 April at 9am.


SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – will resume in September

PARENTS & TODDLERS – resumes Tuesday 5 April 9.15am – 11.15am

WHIST – resumes Tuesday 5 April 2pm, new players most welcome

PILATES – resumes Tuesday 5 April 7pm

ZUMBA – resumes Tuesday 5 April 8.30pm

KNITTING GROUP – resumes Wednesday 6 April 10.30am – 12.30pm

PILATES – resumes Wednesday 6 April 7pm & 8.15pm

PILOXING – resumes Thursday 7 April 8pm

TAE KWON DO – Thursday 31 March 4pm – 6pm, contact Leo 078 9119 1494 for more information

SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING – resumes Friday 8 April from 6pm


ST. PIUS X COLLEGE – All Year 12 students and their parents/guardians are invited to our Sixth Form Advice Evening on Monday 11 April 4pm to 6pm.  Gain an insight into our wide ranging sixth form curriculum; a range of exhibitors including universities and local companies will also be in attendance; external students welcome.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 12, 16, 22; £25 to Pat McCusker, May Curry, Colleen Wade; Jackpot £1300; next week’s Lotto draw Wed. 30 Mar.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 3, 9, 23; £25 to Gary Cushley, Brendan Hughes; Jackpot £1200

NI BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Christ Church Hall Castledawson Wednesday 30 March 4pm – 8pm