Bulletin of 29 Dec 13

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK: Mgr. O’Byrne                                               



Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1.00pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance.

Altar Society – Group 5 M. Campbell, A. McCrystal, C. McKay



Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

First Friday (Nov. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Jan. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn


ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr. – Oct.) 7.30pm

5 JAN.                    READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm:        C. Donoghue    M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee

Sun. 8.00am:        F. Gallagher      M. Duncan, B. McLarnon

Sun. 10.30am:     E. Gregg            E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            B. Mulholland

Sun. 12 noon:       J. Clayton          O. Walshe, B. Boyle, R. Kacprzyk

C’dawson 9.30am N. Diamond    N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Hugh Cudden, Mary McGeown and John Mulgrew who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week:

Sat. 28 Dec:        

Sun. 29 Dec:        Seamus Regan, Peter Doyle

Mon. 30 Dec:       

Tues. 31 Dec:      Billy Kealey

Wed. 1 Jan:          Johnny Mooney, Harry McKendry, Mary Ann O’Neill

                                Kathleen McLaughlin (1st Av. Magherafelt 7.30pm)

Thur. 2 Jan:          Mary Logan, Bernard McCormack, George McKelvey, Peter Craig

Fri. 3 Jan:             Agnes McLaughlin, Josephine Corbett

Sat. 4 Jan:            Thomas John McSwiggan, Tom Dempsey





WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY: Today we greet Conan Adrian Beattie who was baptised recently.


FIRST FRIDAY OF JANUARY: Mass 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson; the sick & housebound will be visited this week.  Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.


NEW TO THE PARISH WEBSITE: new resources to help you pray the Rosary & the Stations of the Cross.  Click on ‘Prayer Resources’ on the website & explore!  Keep checking back for new additions each week at www.magherafeltparish.org.



Quinn’s Corner Dungannon – Tuesday 7 & 14 & Monday 20 January; also Monday 4 & 10 & Tuesday 18 February 7pm – 10pm; contact 028 3833 4781 or email armagh@accordni.com.

Pastoral Centre Maghera – 21 & 22 February, 21 & 22 March, 25 & 26 April, 23 & 24 May; contact 028 7964 2983 or email maghera@accordni.com.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: contact 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585. 





COFFEE SHOP: open Tues. – Fri. 9.30am – 3pm

The Coffee Shop will reopen Tuesday 7 January.

The staff & volunteers of the Parish Centre Coffee Shop would like to wish all our customers a Joyful New Year.  Many thanks for your support throughout the year and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.


SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass

TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 14, 17, 20, 22; £25 to Roisin Muldoon, Lily Monaghan, Geraldine Quinn; Jackpot £3000; AGM Wed. 8 Jan. 7pm, everyone welcome; Rossa 80th Anniversary Calendars for sale, contact 075 1156 4428 / 079 6203 0433.

ST. MALACHY G.A.C: Lotto 5, 6, 7, 19; £25 to Mary T. Gribbin, Chris McNicholl; Jackpot £800.


All application forms for enrolment in both the Nursery Unit & the Primary School should be completed & returned to the school with the child’s birth certificate by 12.00 noon Friday 10 January.

The Primary School & Nursery Unit will re-open on Monday 6 January at 9am.


NEWBRIDGE COMHALTAS: monthly music session Thursday 2 January in The Elk, commencing with Junior Session 7.30pm – 8.45pm, £3 including light supper, for more details www.newbridge-cce.com.


PRAXIS CARE – urgently requires male & female volunteers, contact Jo at 14 Sandygrove, phone 028 7963 4488 during office hours or email info.magherafelt@praxiscare.org.uk.

HOMECARE INDEPENDENT LIVING – Care assistants required in the Magherafelt area; if you have a full licence, access to a car and an interest in becoming a care assistant please contact the HR department on 028 3751 1333 for an application form