Bulletin of 28 Jan 18

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 2 M. McMahon, M. Gates


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

4 FEB.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         C. Donoghue    M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am      C. Purvis            G. McGuckin, M. Ludlow,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor     E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                            A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9am     Sr. Margaret     N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Peter Street and Maureen Chammings (née Hampsey, Blackpool) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 27 Jan.          Andy O’Kane, Imelda Hughes,

                                May McKee (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 28 Jan.         Sarah Doherty, Johnny Magee, Agnes McOsker

Mon. 29 Jan.        Barney Bradley, Maggie Carmichael, Mary Graham

                                Margaret Donnelly (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 30 Jan.       Annie McGlade, John James Martin, Frank Mulholland, Claude Young, Sarah Walls, Teresa Doherty, Marty Burns

Wed. 31 Jan.        John Martin, Seamus Mallon, Mary Doole, Charlie Conway, John Kearns (Barber), Felix O’Neill

Thur. 1 Feb.          James Robinson, Maureen Flynn, Ciaran Kilpatrick, Annie Gormley, Teresa & James Donnelly,

                                Maureen Kirkham (1st Av. 11am Magherafelt)

Fri. 2 Feb.             Mary O’Kane, John O’Hagan, Pat Joe Donnelly

Sat 3 Feb.             Eileen Clayton,

                                Carmel Tohill (MM 11am Magherafelt)



Magherafelt Envelopes – £1702, Loose Plate – £562

Castledawson Envelopes – £306, Loose Plate – £76

Total Standing Orders – £715

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Amelia Rose Sheila Barclay who was baptised recently.

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – Mass for First Communion children & their parents/guardians will take place today at 9am in Castledawson and at 10.30am in Magherafelt


FEAST OF ST. BRIGID, Thursday 1 February – St. Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed at 11am Mass

FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY – Mass for the First Friday at 7.30pm in Castledawson; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt


FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, Candlemas Day Friday 2 February – Candles will be blessed at 11am Mass; candles available in the Sacristy.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE, Saturday 3 February – St. Blaise is the Patron Saint of ailments of the throat; throats will be blessed after 11am Mass.


SPRED Special Religious Education – Meetings will resume in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 30 January 7.30pm.



Pastoral Centre, Maghera – the following dates are now available for booking – 23 & 24 March (limited spaces), 20 & 21 April, 18 & 19 May and 15 & 16 June; for more information & to book see www.courses.accord.ie

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819


PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £2350 or £200 if not won on the night, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; Wednesday Pie Day, come along and try

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;


TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am – 11.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm; ZUMBA 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING 10.30am; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; PILOXING 7pm; YOGA 8pm

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


ST BRIGID’S CROSS MAKING WORKSHOP – Wednesday 31 January 11.30am in the Parish Centre Boardroom, everyone welcome

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 3, 19, 30; £25 to Mary Cunningham, Anna Goddard, Darragh Purvis; Jackpot £2400, new sellers welcome, draw takes place 7pm – 7.30pm each week;

Rossa Óg Table Quiz Friday 2 February 8.30pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 15, 20, 21; £25 to Marie Kearns, Raymond McElroy; Jackpot £2900

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer returns Saturday 10am – 11am in Meadowbank 3G, cost £3, everyone welcome


QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 3 February 8pm in The Elk, in aid of N.I. Children’s Hospice, everyone welcome


SPERRIN CHOIR ‘Elvis Tribute Concert’ Friday 9 February 8pm in Castledawson Parish Hall, proceeds in aid of Macmillan Unit, tickets £10, contact Fiona 077 9134 8988 or Sharon 078 1312 3915