Bulletin of 28 February 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre is closed until further notice, for enquiries contact 07872525938.

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.


SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER – A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 27-28 March 2021.  This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship; for information & booking see marriageencounter.ie or 028 2763 8512.


Virtual courses available, for booking and information see www.courses.accord.ie

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, 7.30pm (during Lent)

Novena Monday 7.30pm



The Churches are open for solitary private prayer from 11.30am – 6pm weekdays & from 12.45pm – 6pm Sundays in Magherafelt and from 10am – 5pm each day in Castledawson.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Frank Scullion, Patrick Logue (Draperstown), Michael Brennan (Maghera) and John Gorski (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 27 Feb.         

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

Mon. 1 Mar.          Jennie McCann, Wladyslaw Drzozowski

Tues. 2 Mar.         Paddy Donnelly, Joe Breen, Sheila Barr

Wed.3 Mar.           Hugh Bradley, Susan O’Donnell, Patrick O’Kane

Thurs. 4 Mar.      

Fri. 5 Mar.             Jim Kielt, Jane O’Donnell, Martha McVeigh,

                                Charlie Conway

Sat. 6 Mar.            James Martin, Sheila Kelly, James McLaughlin, Henry J. McNally Snr, Stephen O’Kane

(Sunday 7 March Frank Scullion MM 12noon, Billy Campbell 1st Av)

Anniversary notices for the bulletin – please phone the Parish Office on 028 7963 3635 or email office@magherafeltparish.org


During the season of Lent people are invited to undertake some form of self-denial & to contribute towards the poor. We also invite people to join us each weekday (by webcam) during Lent for Mass at 11.00am or 7.30pm & to join with us in the recitation of the Rosary beforehand at 10.40am and 7.10pm.  The following link may be a useful prayer resource for families. – https:/www.armaghprays.com/lent-2021

TROCAIRE BOXES are available for collection at the back of the Churches or at the Parish Office.

We pray that despite the current lockdown restrictions this Lent will be a season of great grace and renewal for you & your family.  If restrictions are lifted our programme will be reviewed accordingly.

PARISH ENVELOPES -The Register is currently being updated.  If you are not yet registered, are new to the Parish or have moved house we would appreciate if you would contact the Parish Office with your details.

For anyone who may still wish to set up Standing Order here are the bank details –

Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt & Castledawson Parish Church Fund; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 20000358

For Priests’ Dues CollectionBank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt Parish Revenue Account; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 88005294

For either or both of these accounts it is important to use your name as the reference especially if you have signed for Gift Aid.  If you are a Taxpayer please consider Gift Aid if you have not already done so.