Bulletin of 3 July 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 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

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


ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (May – Sept.) 7.30pm


Vigil 6.15pm          P. Quinn            C. McNamee, A. Goddard,

                                                        C. Lawlor

Sun. 8.00am         C. O’Kane         C. Bradley, K. McNamee

Sun. 10.30am       C. Purvis           R. Tohill, J. Clayton, R. Clayton

Sun. 12 noon        B. Corrigan        A. McGuckin, M. McGee,

                                                        E. Mulholland

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


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Josie Cushley, Anna Mary O’Neill, Thomas Waites, Fr. Martin McAlinden and Adam Zac (Poland) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week

Sat. 2 July            Dr. Laurence Higgins

Sun. 3 July           Martin O’Neill, Jeannie Masterson, Tommy O’Neill

Mon. 4 July          Philomena Heaney, Elizabeth McKee, John McKay

Tues. 5 July         Philomena McKay

Wed. 6 July         

Thur. 7 July         Teresa Devlin, Francis O’Neill

Fri. 8 July            

Sat. 9 July            Tony McKee, Anna O’Neill (MM 11am Magherafelt)



Magherafelt Envelopes – £1965, Loose Plate – £1073; Castledawson Envelopes – £142, Loose Plate – £168

Total Standing Orders – £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Jack George Eastwood who was baptised recently.

Fr. Damien Quigley will celebrate 9.30am Mass in Castledawson and 12noon Mass in Magherafelt on Sunday 10 July.  He will be available after both Masses to give his First Blessings.


First Friday Visits – Fr. Gates will visit all those on his sick list in August.


EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION & READERS Thank you so much to all those who have kindly carried out these important ministries; the new rota will commence Sunday 7 August.  If you are no longer able to carry out your duties please contact the office to have your name removed from the list, office@magherafeltparish.org

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL for young people aged 16-35, from Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 July Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary; an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people; donation only, free buses; for more information phone 00353 1675 3690 or see www.youth2000.ie


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Day trip to Carlingford on Saturday 6 August, bus leaving the Parish Centre at 9am, if you are interested please contact 028 7930 0819 leaving your name & number


PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £1750 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO open Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm

The Bistro will be closed Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 July.

AMERICAN BLUES WORKSHOPS – Monday 5.30pm – 7.30pm & Tuesday 5.30pm – 7.30pm, fee £10

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm

AMERICAN BLUES CONCERT – Wednesday 6pm – 8pm, £5

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

JIVE CLASS – Wednesday 8pm

TAE KWON DO – Thursday 4pm – 6pm

AMERICAN BLUES WORKSHOP – Randall ‘Big Daddy’ Webster (USA) & Patrick Horgan (Cork) will hold 2 workshops on Monday 4 July & Tuesday 5 July 5.30pm, followed by a concert on Wednesday 6 July 6pm.  Contact Parish Centre or see FB for details.

The Parish Archive was launched on Graveyard Sunday last year & we are very happy with its progress.  However we do need more of your photos please, particularly family groups.  Presently we have Quinns, McSwiggans, O’Loanes, Gribbins, and Regans – more please & also Primary School group photos.  Keep them coming they are terrific.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 14, 23, 24; £25 to Jonathon McKay, Emmet Doyle, Thomas Cudden; Jackpot £1200; Thank you to all parishioners who contributed to the Irish Language Collection, ten children received scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 8, 16, 24; £25 to Deirdre Loughran, Adrian Doyle; Jackpot £2600

Sincere thanks to everyone for their support and generous contributions to the recent Apostolic Workers’ Annual Coffee Party in the Parish Centre.  The total amount raised for the Missions was £1295.