Bulletin of 30 December 18

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan


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

6 Jan.                     READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         P. Quinn            M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am      T. White             G. McGuckin, M. Ludlow,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne      E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                            A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           B. O’Kane, P. McKeever

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Declan Jones, Denis McElhone and Rose Madden who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 29 Dec.         Peter Doyle, Henry McGarry, Bronagh McCabe, Celine Gallagher

Sun. 30 Dec.        May McKee

Mon. 31 Dec.       Samuel McKeever, Billy Kealey

Tues. 1 Jan.         Johnny Mooney, Mary Anne O’Neill, Harry McKendry

Wed. 2 Jan.          Mary Logan, George McKelvey, Bernard John McCormack, Kathleen McLaughlin

Thurs. 3 Jan.       Josephine Corbett, Agnes McLaughlin

Fri. 4 Jan.             Mary Branney, Thomas John McSwiggan

Sat. 5 Jan.            Tom McGovern, Tom Beattie, Hugh Niblock,

                                Carmel Tohill (1st Av. 11am Magherafelt)

(Sunday 6 January Denis McElhone MM 12noon Magherafelt)

The Priests and Pastoral Council wish you and your family a happy & peaceful 2019.


FIRST FRIDAY OF JANUARY – Mass at 11am in Magherafelt; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt


Sunday 6 January (usual Masses)


NURSERY ENROLMENT – Children born between 2 July 2015 and 1 July 2016 (inclusive) are eligible for a free Nursery place in their final pre-school year for admission to a Nursery Unit in September 2019.

P1 ENROLMENT – All children born on or between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 (inclusive) are compulsory school age and are due to start school in September 2019.  Application for enrolment in our Nursery Unit and P1 should be completed online www.eani.org.uk from 02/01/19 – 31/01/19, or visit Holy Family PS on 17January or 18 January, for online application support.  Bring your child along and sample life in Holy Family Primary School and Nursery Unit at our OPEN DAY on Wednesday 16 January, any time between 10am – 11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome.


NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL P1 ENROLMENT – Is your child’s due to start Primary 1 in Sept 2019?  A new online application system is in place for all schools.  Online registration runs from 2nd – 31st January.  Visit www.eani.org.uk/admissions to apply.  An OPEN AFTERNOON has been arranged for Tuesday 15 January 1.30pm – 3pm for a look around and to offer online application support, everyone welcome.


PARISH CENTRE              


books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 9am – 3pm


SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

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

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 8, 16, 23; £25 to Philippa McKinless, Michael Higgins, M. McLarnon; Jackpot £2600; New Year’s Eve draw 7pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 4, 6, 16; £25 to Breige Connery, Paul McLaughlin; Jackpot £1400; Next draw Sunday 30 December 7pm; Happy New Year to all sellers and buyers of the Club Lotto.


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer will resume Saturday 12 January Meadowbank Arena 10am, £3

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 22 & 23 March (limited places), 26 & 27 April, 24 & 25 May, 14 & 15 June; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie



16 May – 21 May 2019, contact Joe 078 0950 5078 / Eugene 079 2802 4985, substantial subsidies & special arrangements available for assisted pilgrims