Bulletin of 31 Jan 16

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. McAnerney                                                 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 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

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

7 Feb.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

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

Sun. 8.00am         Sr. Margaret      A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin

Sun. 10.30am       B. Gogarty         C. Shields, J. Lynch, N. Walls

Sun. 12 noon        E. McKee          B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9.30am D. McElwee     F. J. O’Kane, L. Brown

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Nora MacBride, Michelle Pooley (née Young), Marc Bigger, Mary Dougan, Mary McDermott, Clare Eagleton, Kevin Scullion and Mary Devlin who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 30 Jan.          Annie McGlade, Charles Conway, Frank Mulholland, Barney Bradley, Sarah Walls, Moira & Paddy Gormley, John Kerrigan, Teresa Doherty,

                              Ciaran Kilpatrick (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 31 Jan.        Seamus Mallon, John Joe Shivers, John Kearns, Felix O’Neill

Mon. 1 Feb.          James Robinson, Maureen Flynn, Annie Gormley, Kathleen Downey, Sr. Immaculata

Tues. 2 Feb.         Mary O’Kane, John O’Hagan, Pat Joe Donnelly

Wed. 3 Feb.         Anne & Shauneen MacBride

Thur. 4 Feb.         Jim Donnelly, Teresa McGurk

Fri. 5 Feb.             Seamus O’Hagan, Matt McCann, Joe McWilliams

Sat. 6 Feb.            Carmel Devlin

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Caoimhe Christine Maryanne Fitzsimons who was baptised recently.


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 24 January –

Magherafelt Envelopes – £1849, Loose Plate – £745; Castledawson Envelopes – £284, Loose Plate – £95;

Total S. Orders £715


FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, Candlemas Day Tuesday 2 February – Candles will be blessed at 11am Mass Magherafelt and at 7.30pm Mass Castledawson; candles available in the Sacristy.


FEAST OF ST. BLAISE, Wednesday 3 February – St. Blaise is the Patron Saint of ailments of the throat.  Throats will be blessed after 11am & 7.30pm Masses Magherafelt.

FIRST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY Friday 5 February 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson

The sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.

THE ‘BRIDGE PROGRAMME’ – meeting for parents & guardians of those preparing for First Holy Communion & Penance, (Holy Family PS, Spires Integrated PS & Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí) takes place in the Parish Centre Bistro on Friday 5 February 7.30pm.  The next ‘Bridge’ Mass will be on Sunday 7 February at 10.30am.

GIFT programme (for Year 8) – session 4 will be held in Holy Family P.S. Assembly Hall on Friday 5 February 7pm – 9pm; new year 8’s always welcome; there will be a sporting theme so bring your trainers.


If you did not receive a copy of the new rota via email some copies are now available in the Sacristy or Parish Office; see also the website.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK AT NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL – Grandparents’ Afternoon Thursday 4 February 1.15pm; First Friday Mass led by P6 pupils Friday 5 February 10am in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson


PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2500; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO open Tues. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Monday 7.30pm

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am -11.15am

WHIST Tuesday 2pm

PILATES – Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA – Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

CEILI DANCING – Wednesday 8.15pm

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Thursday 7.30pm

PILOXING – Thursday 8pm – 9pm

TAE KWON DO – Friday 4pm – 6pm




LITURGY GROUP – meeting in the Convent House, Tuesday 2 February 8pm, new year for us & new members will be very welcome.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 11, 22, 24; £25 to Kathleen Devlin, Nuala McGarrigle, Liz O’Neill; Jackpot £1200

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 10, 16, 18; £25 to Eileen Gallagher, Ryan McGrath; Jackpot £700

Are you aged 16-65, currently unemployed and seeking work?  See what the fully funded SUSE+ (Step Up to Sustainable Employment) programme based at Northern Regional College can do for you.  Call Danielle on 077 1809 7464 for more information.

NETWORK PERSONNEL & GLASGOWBURY – Thursday 4 February we are running a free event to give unemployed young people the chance to try out DJ, video production & photography; further training available, transport provided, contact Ann 0845 362 0747