Bulletin of 4 Sept 16

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                                          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 2 M. McMahon, M. Gates


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society Sept. Group 1 M. Wilson, M. Robinson

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



Vigil 6.15pm          P. Quinn            T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 8.00am         C. Higgins          M. Duncan, B. McLarnon

Sun. 10.30am       K. Walls             C. Shields, J. Lynch, N. Walls

Sun. 12 noon        J. Clayton          W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                        D. Loughran

C’dawson 9.30am S. Keenan        R. Scullion, E. Gallagher


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Madeline Higgins, Philip Morgan, John Hughes and Fr. Eamon O’Brien who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –


Sat. 3 Sept.          Eamon Forbes, John James Gribbin, Mary Josephine McKeown

Sun. 4 Sept.         Siobhan Devlin, Cassie McKay, Seamus McKay, Eddie Walls

Mon. 5 Sept.        Winnie McGlade,

                              Robert Dinsmore (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 6 Sept.       Fr. Andrew McNally, Patrick Mallon, Jim McAtamney, John Barr

Wed. 7 Sept.        Laurie Regan, Leo Doyle

Thur. 8 Sept.       

Fri. 9 Sept.           Willie Deehan, Brendan McLaughlin

Sat. 10 Sept.        Annie Dempsey


On behalf of the priests & parishioners I want to wish Monsignor O’Byrne every health & happiness as he begins his retirement after a lifetime of invaluable service in the Parish.  We will have an opportunity to celebrate Monsignor’s contribution with Mass in Magherafelt on Wednesday 21 September at 7.30pm, with a cup of tea afterwards in the O’Byrne Hall in the Parish Centre.  Today also we welcome a new curate to the Parish, Fr. Desmond Brannigan, and we wish him every blessing and happiness as he begins his ministry among us.

Fr. John Gates PP


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 28 August –

Magherafelt Envelopes – £1815, Loose Plate – £786

Castledawson Envelopes – £388, Loose Plate – £80

Total Standing Orders – £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Ollie Murray who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kerrie Bradley & John Doyle and Thomas Cassidy & Donna Doherty who were married recently.

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH CASTLEDAWSON – Choir practices will resume Tuesday 6 September 6.15pm, new members welcome


LITURGY GROUP – meeting in the Convent House, Tuesday 6 September 8pm, new members welcome


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Day Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 10 September, bus leaving 7am from the Parish Centre, for details contact 028 7930 0819

Please note the Parish Office will be closed Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September.  Any anniversaries or bulletin notices for the week beginning Sunday 18 September should be with the office by Thursday 8 September.


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SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2200 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm


ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Annual AGM Monday 5 September 7:30pm, all members required to attend

WHIST – Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome

KNITTING GROUP – recommences Wednesday 7 September 10.30am, new members welcome

PILOXING – Wednesday 7 September 7pm

PILATES – Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

TAE KWON DO – no session this week


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 10, 20, 23; £25 to Martin McErlaine, Charlie Collins, Ellen Cartin; Jackpot £2000


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 7, 10, 19; £25 to Conor Cassidy, Niall McNicholl; Jackpot £3500; Drama Nights commencing soon in the Pavilion, meeting Wednesday 14 September 7.30pm, if you are interested in taking part please contact Paul 079 2125 3293, Sean 028 7946 9559, Barry 028 7946 8170 or Gerry 078 4187 6240Don’t be shy…give it a try


MCNICHOLL SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING Monday 5 September 6.30pm in New Row Primary School


O’NEILL ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE – Classes resume every Wednesday 6pm in St. Pius X College


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS – Tuesday 6 September 7pm in Portglenone Monastery


MILESIAN MANOR NURSING HOME GARDEN PARTY Saturday 10 September 2pm – 4pm in aid of Alzheimer’s Society NI; this will be a fun day for all the family & your support will be very welcome.