Bulletin of 5 May 2019

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


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, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan


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

12 May                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         U. O’Kane         C. Lawlor, A. Goddard, M. Gates

Sun. 10.30am      C. Purvis            G. McGuckin, M. Duncan,

                                                            Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 12 noon        C. Trainor          K. Donnelly, M. Murphy,

                                                            A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           C. Diamond, E. Gallagher

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Teresa McClenaghan, George Tohill and Maureen Young who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 4 May             William Johnston, Peter Brennan,

                                John Corran (MM 11am Magherafelt)

Sun. 5 May           Peggy Wright, Elizabeth Kelly, Matt Shields (1st Av)

Mon. 6 May           Hugh Conway, Catherine Halferty, Patrick Bradley

Tues. 7 May         Harry & Margaret Doyle, John Hanson, Patrick (Bunny) O’Hagan, Mary Quinn, Mary Devlin, Sam McNabb, John Atkinson, Brigid Keenan

Wed. 8 May          Margaret Tohill, Elizabeth McKeever, Mary McFlynn, Kathleen Boyle

Thurs. 9 May        Edward Bradley, Ann Price

Fri. 10 May           Patricia Kowoske

Sat. 11 May          Canice Mullan, Andy Totten, Mary & Dan McFaul, Susan Cartin,

                                Fr. Aiden Larkin (MM 6.15pm Magherafelt)


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1898, Loose Plate – £567; Castledawson Envelopes – £329, Loose Plate – £148

Total Standing Orders – £768

TROCAIRE – £12,632.99


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Eva Maria Dillon and Éabha Rose Murray who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Christy Young & Monique Croucher who were married recently

CONFIRMATION The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Magherafelt next Saturday at 12 noon with Fr. John Gates and next Sunday at 3pm with Fr. Kevin Donaghy; tea and coffee will be served immediately afterwards on both days in the Parish Centre.


Kilronan School                 Saturday 11 May 12 noon

Magherafelt                         Sunday 12 May 3pm


Castledawson                     Saturday 18 May 11am

Magherafelt                         Saturday 1 June 10am

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY    Sunday 30 June  12 noon


PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE – Tuesday 28 May, 7 nights, group leader Phyllis Mulligan accompanied by Fr. Des Branigan, for more details contact Phyllis 00 353 87 2028492 or Fr Des 078 0990 3691

LOUGH DERG ONE DAY RETREATS – Booking essential, contact 00 353 719 861 518, info@loughderg.org, www.loughderg.org

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie


ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators, contact Aisling 00353 1 505 3112 or email info@accord.ie


PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £3400 or £200 if not won on the night, 46 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish


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


SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm, contact Therese 078 6790 1666; LINE DANCING 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILOXING 7pm; PILATES 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm, contact Tanya 077 1316 1766 or book online www.tyfitness.co.uk

THURSDAY – TAE KWON DO 4pm; SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; YOGA 7pm, contact Frank 075 9595 8850



OPEN ART EXHIBITION – now running in the Parish Centre, call in and view the work on display


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 9, 11, 13; £25 to Bronagh McCann, Mickey Smylie, Rosemary O’Kane; Jackpot £4400; next lotto draw will be Tuesday evening

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 11, 12, 19; £25 to Raymond McElroy, Anthony Henry; Jackpot £1100


MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer Saturdays Meadowbank Arena 10am


ST FINBARR’S HURLING CLUB – U6s -U12s Training Tuesdays Meadowbank Arena 6pm

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819