Bulletin of 30 June 13

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK: Fr. McAnerney                                                www.magherafeltparish.org


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

Weekdays: 11.00am (Mon. – Sat.), 7.30pm (Mon. & Wed.)

Confessions: Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

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


Sunday: 9.30am; Weekdays: 7.30pm (Tues. & Thurs.)

Altar Society July: D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

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


Vigil 6.15pm:        P. Deehan         C. McNamee, P. Quinn, P. McKee

Sun. 8.00am:        P. Kerr                C. Bradley, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 10.30am:     T. White             J. Higgins, M. McQuillan,

                                                            M. McLaughlin

Sun. 12 noon:       B. Corrigan       M. Treharne, J. Young, J. Lavery

C’dawson 9.30am O. Coogan      C. McKenna, S. McGuckin


REMEMBER OUR DEAD: Pray for June Taylor, Mary McKee, Paddy Lavery, Michael Muldoon, Ted Watson (England) and Maria Kerr (Martinstown) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 29 June:       Patrick McElhone, James Gallagher, Michael Del Tronco, Ellen Clayton

Sun. 30 June:      Gerry & Teresa Lynch, Bella Bates

Mon. 1 July:          Mick McDowell, Dan Donnelly,

                                Finola McCool (MM Portstewart 7.30pm),

                                Evelyn McGuckin (MM Magherafelt 7.30pm)

Tues. 2 July:        John Kearns

Wed. 3 July:         Martin O’Neill

Thur. 4 July:         John McKay, Elizabeth McKee, Philomena Heaney

Fri. 5 July:             Philomena McKay, Canon Seamus Caraher

Sat. 6 July:          

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY: Today we greet Callie Susan Moore, Sophia Frances McMullan and Ethan John McCusker who were baptised recently.


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 23 June: Envelope – £2250, Loose Plate – £735, S. Orders £715


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY: Mass and Blessing of the graves in Milltown cemetery will take place today at 3pm.  Since there will be extensive road works on the Castledawson Road, parishioners are asked to park in O’Donovan Rossa GAC grounds or St. Mary’s Grammar School.  Your cooperation would be appreciated.  The front of the cemetery will be a drop-off zone for elderly & infirm only.

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

MINISTERS OF THE WORD & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: new rotas available for collection in the sacristy.


We are furnishing each household in the Parish with a donation pack containing twelve envelopes, July 2013 – June 2014 for monthly donations.  We would be grateful if envelope distributers would call to the Parish Centre to collect packs for their area.  We thank them most sincerely for their help in this regard and appreciate their time and effort.

From next Sunday there will be a second collection after communion when these envelopes can be returned, in order to keep it separate from the normal collection.  Any donations will be gratefully received & we are suggesting that each family try to donate £200 over the twelve months, less than £4 per week.

Of course one-off donations will be welcome & those who wish to donate by Direct Debit should contact the parish office.  All donations may be gift-aided.  We will inform parishioners how this building fund is going every three months.  We thank you in anticipation for your generous response to this much needed appeal in these difficult times.


Closed from Tuesday 9 July, re-opens Tuesday 23 July 9.30am.



SUNDAY TEA CLUB: after 10.30am Mass

SLIMMING WORLD: Monday 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm


ZUMBA: commences Tuesday 2 July with Kelly, 8.30pm – 9.30pm, no booking necessary.

PILATES: Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm

PARISH CENTRE COFFEE SHOP: requires student volunteers aged 16 or over to support the Coffee Shop during the summer; hours may contribute towards John Paul II, Millennium Volunteer & Duke of Edinburgh awards; contact Mona for more information.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto: 11, 15, 16, 19; £25 to: Billy McErlean, Patsy Devlin, Josie McLaughlin; Jackpot: £2750.

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Lotto: 10, 15, 21, 23; £25 to: Annabelle Doherty, Seamus Keenan; Jackpot: £4200.

SHOOTING STARS SINGING SCHOOL: for children aged 4 – 14 from 8 – 12 July in Parish Centre, 11am – 12pm, to register contact Amy 077 0381 8698.

COFFEE MORNING: Christelle McKillen invites you to a fund-raising coffee morning in the Parish Centre on Saturday 20 July 12pm – 2pm, proceeds to Restless Development Aid in India, everyone welcome.


BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS: Summer Drama School in the Drama Studio St. Pius X College, contact Lisa on 077 9368 3456 or email lisa@bytdrama.com.

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