Bulletin of 28 Feb 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 Mar. Group 5 Betty Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster

6 Mar.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          P. Quinn            M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee

Sun. 8.00am         F. Gallagher      A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin

Sun. 10.30am       F. Lynch            R. Tohill, J. Clayton, R. Clayton

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor      B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9.30am S. Keenan        C. McKenna, S. McGuckin


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Barney Devlin, Brigid Gordon, John Joe Graham (Birmingham), Krystyna Walczak (Poland), Jimmy Logan (Stewartstown) and Mary Kelly who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 27 Feb.         Paul & Jo Hogan

Sun. 28 Feb.        Kathleen McElhone, Annie Mary McKenna, Terry McKee, Wladyslaw Brozozowski

Mon. 29 Feb.       

Tues. 1 Mar.        Eileen O’Loughlin

Wed. 2 Mar.         Joe Breen, Sheila Barr, Bernard Walls

Thur. 3 Mar.         Frankie Mullan, Hugh Bradley, Patrick O’Kane, Moira Wilson

Fri. 4 Mar.            Alice Bradley (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt),

                              Gavin Moore (MM 7.30pm Milltown)

Sat. 5 Mar.           Martha McVeigh, Jane O’Donnell


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 21 February –

Magherafelt Envelopes – £1877, Loose Plate – £647; Castledawson Envelopes – £232, Loose Plate – £93;

Total S. Orders £715



Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt

7.30am Monday – Friday, 11am Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

St Patrick’s Castledawson 7.30pm Tuesday & Thursday


FIRST FRIDAY OF MARCH Friday 4 March 7.30pm in St. John’s Church Milltown; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.

CONGRATULATIONS to Geraldine Mulholland & Frederick Cooke who were married recently.


FIRST PENANCE for children of Holy Family Primary School, Spires Integrated Primary School and Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí, will take place in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt on Thursday 10 March at 7.30pm.


THE ‘BRIDGE PROGRAMME’ – meeting for parents & guardians of those preparing for First Holy Communion & Penance takes place in the Parish Centre Bistro on Friday 11 March 7.30pm.  The next ‘Bridge’ Mass will be on Sunday 13 March at 10.30am.


‘I am Patrick, a sinner, unlettered, the least of all the faithful’ (from The Confession)

Fr. Aidan Larkin will give a talk on St. Patrick on Friday 11 March at 7.30pm in the Holy Family P. S. Hall; everyone welcome.

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES CHURCH GATE COLLECTION Many thanks for your generosity last weekend, total amount collected – £1864; you will be remembered in prayers at Lourdes.


PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2700 in 47 calls; ALSO to celebrate our 1ST BINGO BIRTHDAY – £500 Last House, must be won on the night; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


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

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Monday 7.30pm

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am-11.15am

WHIST Tuesday 2pm

PILATES – Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

CEILI DANCING – Wednesday 8.15pm

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Thursday 7.30pm

PILOXING – Thursday 8pm – 9pm

TAE KWON DO – Friday 4pm – 6pm



CHARITY CEILI Friday 4 March 9.30pm – 12.30am, Ceol Raymond Lunny, tickets £5 available in the Parish Centre or pay at the door, everyone welcome; proceeds to Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage Society


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PHOTOGRAPHS (circa 1960’s) on display in Expressions Bistro, can you help identify any of the faces?


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 8, 12, 16; £25 to Billy Thompson, Mary Cunningham, Frank Scullion; Jackpot £1100

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 3, 4, 8; £25 to Anne, Tom & Mairead, Aidan McElhone; Jackpot £800

COFFEE MORNING in Rainey Rugby Club on Sunday 6 March at 11.30am, all proceeds to Alzheimer’s Society