Bulletin of 6 December 2020

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

PARISH CENTRE             

The Parish Centre Bistro will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; it will re-open for Takeaway 9am – 3pm on Thursday and both Sit-in & Takeaway on Friday; delivery service available; menu on Facebook.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook re details of Lotto; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


We are collecting this year for St. Vincent de Paul with the focus on hygiene products; we are most grateful for donations of toiletries, toilet roll, tissues, sanitary products, nappies etc which can be left at our collection point Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.

N. I. BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE – Parish Centre Monday 7 December & Tuesday 8 December 1pm – 4pm & 5pm – 7.30pm, by appointment only, contact 0808 5534653 to book.

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am,

Novena Monday 7.30pm &

Holy Hour Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday7pm



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Tillie McKay, Teresa Devlin, Jonathan Logue, Eileen Gallagher, Pat O’Hagan, Charles Conway, Colm McFaul, John Higgins, Chris Mason, Charlie Bateson and Gerry Murtagh (Maghera) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 5 Dec.           John Lynch, Susanna McMurray, Mary Lagan, Brigid Murray (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Sun. 6 Dec.          Tony McGuckin, Andy McErlean, Michael Burke, Anne Kelly (MM 10.30am Magherafelt)

Mon. 7 Dec.         Denis McElhone, Susan McGill,

                              Thomas (Tommy) Shivers, Johnny Doyle

Tues. 8 Dec.        Maureen McGrath, Edward Rocks, Susan Mallon, Patrick Doherty, Liam Gribbin, Tony Gallagher, Malachy Carmichael

Wed. 9 Dec.         Annie Doyle, Lucy Donnelly

Thurs. 10 Dec.     Henry Tohill, Mickey Joe McGurk,

                              Mary Ann Puxley, Catherine Hatton

Fri. 11 Dec.          Dominic McGuigan, John McKeown

Sat. 12 Dec.         Harry Shivers

CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Smyth & Daniel Boone and

Niamh Duffin & Noel Conway who were married recently.



Both Magherafelt and Castledawson Churches are closed for Masses except for Weddings and Funerals until Friday 11 December.  All Masses will be streamed via webcam.  The Churches will remain open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays after 11am Mass & close before evening Mass or Holy Hour & Sundays from 1pm – 6pm; Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday.

The Churches will re-open for Public Daily Mass from Friday 11 December at 11am with the usual restrictions.



Tuesday 8 December Mass via webcam at 11am



There is limited availability for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Masses in Magherafelt; Masses in Castledawson for both days are completely booked; see Magherafelt Parish Facebook for booking details.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.