PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
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 followed by Benediction 7.15pm
Altar Society – Group 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am
Altar Society Mar. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn
11 Mar. READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Vigil 6.15pm F. Young T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley
Sun. 10.30am P. O’Kane J. Clayton, R. Clayton, Sr. Caitriona
Sun. 12 noon C. O’Kane W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,
C’dawson 9am N. Corrigan B. O’Kane, P. McKeever
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Vera Hutchinson, Annie Vasquez (née McKee), Ellen Patricia (Pat) McCusker, Sarah McKeown, Desmond (Des) Brown, May O’Hagan, Felix O’Kane, Henry McGlone (Newbridge) and Bridget Gallagher (Stewartstown) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –
Sat. 3 Mar. Stephen O’Kane, Mary Wilson, Frankie Mullan, Patrick O’Kane, Lena Monaghan, Hugh Bradley,
Theresa Cartin (MM 11am Magherafelt)
Sun. 4 Mar.
Mon. 5 Mar. Martha McVeigh, Jane O’Donnell, Charles Conway
Tues. 6 Mar. Denis O’Neill, James McLaughlin, Frankie Coyle,
Henry J. McNally Snr.
Wed. 7 Mar. Malachy McSwiggan, Patsy Duffy, Margaret Gillen
Thur. 8 Mar. Thomas O’Kane
Fri. 9 Mar. Alphonsus Gribbin, Bobby Hutchinson
Sat 10 Mar. Marcus O’Hagan Snr., Mary McGlade,
Peggy Beattie (MM 11am Magherafelt),
Charlie O’Kane (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION
Magherafelt Envelopes – £1914, Loose Plate – £650
Castledawson Envelopes – £317, Loose Plate – £127
Total Standing Orders – £715
3rd NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – £1173
WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Peadar Hugh Gribbin, Sé Darragh Duffin, Thomas Patrick Stokes, Rafaela Fernandez and Conn Joseph Logan who were baptised recently.
‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – Mass for First Communion children & their parents/guardians will take place today at 9am in Castledawson and at 10.30am in Magherafelt
Weekday Masses in Magherafelt during Lent – Monday 7.30am, 11am & 7.30pm
Tuesday – Friday 7.30am, 11am
Please collect your TROCAIRE boxes in the Church.
There will be Rosary in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson every Tuesday 7pm.
SHAMROCKS FOR SEMINARIANS
Some seminarians from Redemptoris Mater Seminary Dundalk will be visiting the Parish next weekend, 10/11 March. They come from this new seminary of the Archdiocese of Armagh where 17 young men are being formed for our Archdiocese. After Mass they will be distributing shamrock plants for a suggested donation of £2. Please take a moment to meet these young men and to support their formation to the priesthood.
YEAR OF THE FAMILY – parents & young adults are encouraged to read & discuss ‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), a book written by Pope Francis.
ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Saturday 12 May – Thursday 17 May (5 nights FB €720 from Belfast); contact Joe 075 2353 8402 / Eugene 079 2802 4985; substantial subsidies & special arrangements available for assisted pilgrims;
Jackpot £2600 or £200 if not won on the night, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish
EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; ‘Wednesday Pie Day’
SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;
MONDAY – ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7.30pm
TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm; ZUMBA 8pm
WEDNESDAY – KNITTING 10.30am; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; PILOXING 7pm; YOGA 8pm
THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm; BOWLS 7.30pm
FRIDAY – SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING 6pm
LENTEN RESOLUTIONS? Would you like to spend some time in understanding the Mass better, especially the Old Testament Readings? Each Wednesday at 7.30pm Sr. Rose will hold a session in the Convent House, ending with a Passover Meal on the last evening, a fitting preparation for Easter. Everyone welcome
O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 8, 9, 19; £25 to Danny Heavron, Geraldine Quinn, Vincent Higgins; Jackpot £2900
ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 9, 17, 24; £25 to Angela Doherty, Danny Devlin; Jackpot £3400
MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC – Mini Soccer returns Saturday 10am – 11am in Meadowbank 3G, cost £3, everyone welcome; Bonus Ball winner -Ashton Taylor
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819