Bulletin of 4 May 14

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Mgr. O’Byrne                                www.magherafeltparish.org



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

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society – Group 2 M. McMahon, M. Gates



Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society May Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young


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


Vigil 6.15pm:        M. McLaughlin  M. Bradley, C. McAllister, B. McKee

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

Sun. 10.30am:     K. Walls             J. Higgins, M. McQuillan, M. Gates

Sun. 12 noon:       E. McKee           O. Walshe, B. Boyle, E. Mulholland

C’dawson 9.30am N. Diamond   S. Wilson, R. Scullion


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Philomena Hopkins (née McGeown), Patricia Donnelly, Jack McKeever and James Malone who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 3 May             Mary Kealey & Seamus Kealey, Henry Heaney, Mary Doyle (1st Av. Newbridge 7pm)

Sun. 4 May            Oliver McKenna

Mon. 5 May           Elizabeth Kelly, Peggy Wright, Charlie McFlynn

Tues. 6 May          Catherine Halferty, Patrick Bradley

Wed. 7 May          Mary Quinn, Harry & Margaret Doyle, Kathleen Devane, John Hanson, Bunny O’Hagan

                                Mary Devlin (1st Av. Magherafelt 7.30pm)

Thur. 8 May          Elizabeth McKeever, Mary McFlynn

Fri. 9 May              Edward Bradley

Sat. 10 May         

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Flynn Joseph Shaw, Mason Liam Maguire, Maria Louise Heagney, Dáithí Brian Cathcart and Nancy Beatrice Doyle who were baptised recently.





EASTER DUES COLLECTION Sunday 20 April Envelopes – £5992, Loose Plate – £1333

CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 27 April Envelopes – £2395, Loose Plate – £832, S. Orders £715


TROCAIRE – £13645.34


CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret Gillen and Alistair Neeson who were married recently.


CONFIRMATION will take place in Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt on Tuesday 6 May at 5pm.



Children from Holy Family Primary School, Spires Integrated Primary School and Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí will receive their First Holy Communion in Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt on Saturday 10 May.  Children from New Row Primary School will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s, Castledawson on Saturday 17 May.


GRAVEYARD SUNDAY will take place on Sunday 29 June.


ARMAGH DIOCESAN YOUTH COMMISSION for detailed information about the Summer Youth Pilgrimages (Taizé, Lourdes & Santiago) please email armaghyouth@yahoo.co.uk, places are limited.


PORTGLENONE PRAYER GROUP ‘Life in the Spirit Seminars’ a series of talks, presented on DVD, to help you open your heart to the life-changing work of the Holy Spirit, from Tuesday 6 May 7pm for 6 weeks.

LOUGH DERG for information on pilgrimages, day retreats and reflection days contact 028 6863 2391 or email info@loughderg.org, www.loughderg.org.

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





COFFEE SHOP Tuesday – Friday

VOLUNTEERS required for the Parish Centre Coffee Shop.  Do you have a spare four hours per week where you could volunteer in the Coffee Shop?  If so contact Mona 078 7252 5938.

SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB resumes September

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am

PILATES Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm

KNITTING GROUP resumes September

PILATES Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

CEILI GROUP resumes September

TAE KWON DO Friday 3.30pm – 5.30pm


YOUTH CLUB Friday 7pm


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul are hosting an ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR in the Parish Centre on Saturday 17 May 10.30am – 4.30pm, £3.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 5, 10, 11, 15; £25 to Mary McLaughlin, Geraldine Purvis, Dearbhla Coary; Jackpot £3000


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C: Lotto 1, 13, 19, 24; £25 to Mary Bradley, Colm Heaney; Jackpot £1100.  Best wishes to the Under 14 Footballers in the Feile Final on Monday 5 May in Owenbeg.


OUR LADY OF LOURDES PILGRIMAGE SOCIETY 44th Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 11 – 16 July, from Belfast, staying at Hotel Agena; contact Kathleen McCann 028 7963 2205 / 077 1970 1925.

CAMPA CHORMAIC 2014 places still available contact 077 4693 0591 / 079 5561 9378 by Friday 9 May or see www.campachormaic.com.

CASTLEDAWSON SURGERY Open Day in the new surgery on Tuesday 6 May 11am – 4pm.  The surgery will be in full use from Wednesday 7 May, 8.30am – 5.30pm (closed 1pm-2pm).  We wish to thank all our patients for their co-operation during the renovations.