Bulletin of 6 Dec 15

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 5 A. McVey, M.     Purvis




Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday     & Thursday 7.30pm


Mass on First Friday (October     – March) 7.30pm


Altar Society Dec. Group     2 V. Collins, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher


13 Dec                       READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS


Vigil 6.15pm         C. Donoghue    C. McNamee, K. Quinn, P. McKee


Sun. 8.00am         F. Gallagher      M. Duncan, B. McLarnon


Sun. 10.30am      C. Purvis            N. Walls, M. McQuillan, M. Gates


Sun. 12 noon        F. Convery        B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin


C’dawson 9.30am D. McElwee    N. O’Kane, C. Diamond


REMEMBER     OUR DEAD Pray for Mary Higgins, Bridget Gordon, Kevin     Walls, Kathleen Harrigan, Mary O’Hagan (Desertmartin), Minnie O’Hagan     (Draperstown) and Eilish Weir (Antrim) who died recently & for the     following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –


Sat.     5 Dec.            John Lynch, Susanna McMurray, Mary Lagan


Sun. 6 Dec.           Tony McGuckin


Mon. 7 Dec.          Susan McGill, Johnny Doyle, Angela     Lowther, Annie Henry,


                                Edward     Rocks (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)


Tues. 8 Dec.         Mona Convery, Patsy Doherty, Liam     Gribbin, Malachy Carmichael, Susan Mallon


Wed. 9 Dec.          Annie Doyle, Paddy Scott


Thur. 10 Dec.       Catherine Hatton, Maryann Puxley


Fri. 11 Dec.           Harry McNally Jnr,


                                Declan     Henry (1st Av 11am Magherafelt),


                                Kathleen     Harrigan (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)


Sat.     12 Dec.        


WELCOME     TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Padraig Thomas O’Neill     and Anthony John Fraser who were baptised recently.






CHURCH     COLLECTION Sunday 29 November    


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1972, Loose Plate – £654;     Castledawson Envelopes – £293, Loose Plate – £161;


Total S. Orders £715


TROCAIRE     GIFTS FOR CHANGE Trocaire Gifts will be sold after all     Masses today.




Tuesday 8     December


Masses in Magherafelt     – Vigil Monday 7.30pm,


Tuesday 8am     & 11 am


Mass in Castledawson     – Tuesday 7.30pm






Castledawson – Sunday 13     December 5pm


(Refreshments     afterwards in New Row Primary School)


Magherafelt – Sunday 20     December 5pm


(Refreshments     afterwards in the Parish Centre)


All Parishioners are     invited to a Carol Service in     Christ Church, Church of Ireland, Castledawson today at 6pm


FOOP YOUTH     GROUP Meeting today 12.45pm in the Parish Centre


CHRISTMAS     CARDS are ready for distribution & are now available in     the Parish Centre.  We would ask the     team of envelope distributers to collect them before Thursday 10     December.  We appreciate your help at     this busy time of the year.




NURSERY UNIT OPEN DAY – Thursday 10 December 10am –     11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome


P1 OPEN DAY Thursday 10 December 10am – 11.30am or 1pm –     2.30pm and Friday 11 December 1pm – 2.30pm everyone welcome






OPEN DAY – Thursday 10 December 9.30am     – 11am & 1.30pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome


ADORATION     OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT in the Convent House Wednesdays     during Advent 2pm – 4pm







PARISH CENTRE               Find     us on Facebook


SUNDAY BINGO     Jackpot     £2100 doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along &     support your Parish.


CHRISTMAS     BINGO – Sunday 13 December normal prizes + turkeys & treats




EXPRESSIONS     BISTRO open Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm


SUNDAY     COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass


ST.     JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Monday     7.30pm


PARENTS     & TODDLERS no session this week


WHIST     DRIVE Tuesday 2pm


PILATES     – Tuesday 7pm


ZUMBA     – Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm


KNITTING     GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am     – 12.30pm


PILATES     – Wednesday 7pm     & 8.15pm


CEILI     DANCING – Wednesday 8.15pm


ST.     JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Thursday     7.30pm


TAE     KWON DO – Friday 4pm – 6pm




ST.     PATRICK’S SNOOKER CLUB Sun–Fri. from 7pm



A     DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – A great night of music, dancing     & comedy with Mick Flavin, Big O and Barry Doyle in the Parish Centre     on Monday 28 December, tickets £10 available in the Parish Centre.




O’DONOVAN     ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 17, 18, 21, 24; £25 to Patsy O’Loughlin,     Paul Maynes, Peter Spiers; Jackpot £1250


ST.     MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 13, 16, 18, 19; £25 to Peter Henry,     Terry Heaney; Jackpot £1300




APOSTOLIC WORKERS ANNUAL SALE OF WORK today 3pm in the Parish Centre, all welcome


ANNUAL ST. VINCENT DE PAUL & LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER in the Parish Centre Sun. 13 Dec, please contact the helpline     028 7930 0819


Thank you to all who     supported Habitat for Humanity coffee morning in the Parish Centre, total raised £1100


SPERRIN CHOIR Night of     Christmas Music Friday 11 December 8pm in 1st Magherafelt     Presbyterian Church