Bulletin of 30 August 2020

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

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Johnny McFalone and Brian Tkaczyk who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 29 Aug.          Frank Lagan, Emily Murray

Sun. 30 Aug         Peter Scullion

Mon. 31 Aug.        Vera Johnston, Brigid O’Neill, Rosie Goddard, Marie McCarthy,

                                Martin McGuckin (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Tues. 01 Sept.    

Wed. 02 Sept.      Teresa McKeever

Thurs. 03 Sept.   Mary Josephine McKeown, Hugh Martin, Eamon Forbes

Fri. 04 Sept.         Eddie Walls, Cassie McKay, Seamus McKay

                                Anna Conway (MM 11am Magherafelt)

Sat. 05 Sept.        Winnie McGlade, Eddie Young

                                Joan MacLarnon (MM 11am Magherafelt)

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Archie Mason Fullen-Brown and Grace Siobhan Campbell who were baptised recently.


There will be a limit of 120 people.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided.  There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm, with the above restrictions.



Weekend Masses continue to be via webcam. 

At the end of each Mass the priest will come out to the bottom of the Church steps to distribute Communion to those who wish to receive.  Please enter via the Sacristy gate and leave by the lower gate (Mulholland Solicitors), keeping social distancing at all times.


Resumption of Sunday Masses

Subject to Health Restrictions we hope to resume our Sunday Masses from Saturday 26 September in both Magherafelt & Castledawson on a trial basis (limited numbers of 120 Magherafelt & 70 Castledawson)


Please note that Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion and should cover both the mouth and the nose.  This is in line with new legislation.


PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre and Bistro are closed.  Please check Parish Centre Facebook for up to date information.


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.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819



Saturday 19 September

Magherafelt         11am Holy Family P4A

1pm Holy Family P4B

Castledawson     11am New Row PS


Sunday 20 September

Magherafelt         10.30am Holy Family P4C

                                12noon Spires Integrated PS