Bulletin of 31 May 2020

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


The following services are available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon & Weekdays 11am

Holy Hour for Healing & Peace Monday – Friday 7pm – 8pm



The Churches are open for solitary private prayer –

Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt

Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm – 6pm;

St Patrick’s Castledawson 10am – 5pm everyday



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary Quinn and Patrick (Pat) Deehan who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 30 May          Paul O’Neill, Christina Doyle

Sun. 31 May         Joe Connery, Thomas Waites

Mon. 1 June         Raymond Monaghan, Gwyn Treharne

Tues. 2 June       

Wed. 3 June        

Thurs. 4 June      Ben Graham, Paul Lupari, Peggy O’Neill, John Johnston

Fri. 5 June            Raymond Cassidy, Pat & Mary Doyle

Sat. 6 June          

(Sunday 7 June Patrick (Pat) Deehan MM 12noon)

If you have anniversary notices, any queries etc please telephone Parish Office 028 7963 3635 or telephone / text 077 0756 5685 or email office@magherafeltparish.org.

We would like to thank the members of O’Donovan Rossa GAC and St Malachy’s GAC for delivering the new Parish Envelopes along with a letter from Fr. Gates.

Your envelopes can be returned to the Parish Office (through window) Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, to the Sacristy when open or to the Parochial House and also to Castledawson Sacristy Friday 7pm – 9pm & Saturday 10am – 12noon. 

We would like to thank all those who have responded so generously already.

For anyone who may wish to set up Standing Order here are the bank details –

Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt & Castledawson Parish Church Fund; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 20000358

For Priests’ Dues Collection you should use this account – Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt Parish Revenue Account; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 88005294

For either or both of these accounts it is important to use your name as the reference.


CONFIRMATION Sunday 7 June 10.30am

There will be a Spiritual Celebration of Confirmation on Sunday 7 June at 10.30am.  We would like all children who were due to receive the Sacrament to send a drawing or piece of writing celebrating the Holy Spirit to their school.

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. Lotto 9, 12, 17, 18; Jackpot Winner Liam Craig; New Jackpot £500; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


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ACCORD Free & Confidential Relationship Support Phone Line 028 9568 0151

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

TROCAIRE – Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world.  Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation.  Simply count or estimate what is in your box & donate in the following ways:

  1. Online at www.trocaire.org
  2. By phone: 0800 912 1200
  3. By post to Trócaire, 10 King Street, Belfast, BT1 6AD
  4. Return to the Parish (same as for the Parish envelopes, see above).

The contents of each & every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a difference.