Bulletin of 6 Mar 16

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

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 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society Mar. Group 5 Betty Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster

13 Mar.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          U. O’Kane         M. Gates, P. Mckee, R. Tohill

Sun. 8.00am         Sr. Caitriona      C. Bradley, K. McNamee

Sun. 10.30am       T. White             Eddie Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                        M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        L. McNally         K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister

C’dawson 9.30am P. Hanson        B. O’Kane, P. McKeever


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Barney Devlin, Brigid Gordon and John Joe Graham (Birmingham) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 5 Mar.           Martha McVeigh, Jane O’Donnell, Charles Conway

Sun. 6 Mar.          Stephen O’Kane, James McLaughlin, Henry J. McNally, Denis O’Neill, P.J. & Eva Moloney, Frankie Coyle

Mon. 7 Mar.         Margaret Cochrane, Malachy McSwiggan, Patsy Duffy, Margaret Gillen

Tues. 8 Mar.        Thomas O’Kane, John A. O’Neill

Wed. 9 Mar.         Alphonsus Gribbin, Bobby Hutchinson

Thur. 10 Mar.       Mary McGlade, James Love

Fri. 11 Mar.          Marcus O’Hagan, Robert Deehan, Jim Toner

Sat. 12 Mar.        


CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 28 February –

Magherafelt Envelopes – £1831, Loose Plate – £683; Castledawson Envelopes – £242, Loose Plate – £89;

Total S. Orders £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Conor Leo Patrick McGuigan, Irene Spillane and Daisy Gladys Hawthorne who were baptised recently.



Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt

7.30am Monday – Friday, 11am Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

St Patrick’s Castledawson 7.30pm Tuesday & Thursday


FIRST PENANCE for children of Holy Family Primary School and Spires Integrated Primary School will take place in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt on Thursday 10 March at 7.30pm.


FIRST PENANCE for children of New Row Primary School will take place in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson on Thursday 10 March at 1pm.


THE ‘BRIDGE PROGRAMME’ – meeting for parents & guardians of those preparing for First Holy Communion & Penance takes place in the Parish Centre Bistro on Friday 11 March 7.30pm.  The next ‘Bridge’ Mass will be on Sunday 13 March at 10.30am.


‘I am Patrick, a sinner, unlettered, the least of all the faithful’ (from The Confession)

Fr. Aidan Larkin will give a talk on St. Patrick on Friday 11 March at 7.30pm in the Holy Family P. S. Hall; everyone welcome.


Thursday 12 May – Tuesday 17 May (€730 from Belfast); some places still available, contact Joe 075 2353 8402 / Eugene 079 2802 4985; substantial subsidies & special arrangements available for assisted pilgrims.


PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2750 in 48 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1


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

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB – Monday 7.30pm

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am-11.15am

WHIST Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome

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

PILOXING – Thursday 8pm – 9pm

TAE KWON DO – Friday 4pm – 6pm



FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PHOTOGRAPHS (circa 1960’s) on display in Expressions Bistro, can you help identify any of the faces?

‘THE VICAR OF DERRAMORE’ will be performed in the Burnavon, Cookstown on Friday 11 March; tickets £10 available from the Burnavon Box Office 028 8676 9949 or online www.burnavon.com; this performance is hosted by Desertcreat Women’s Institute.

COFFEE MORNING in the Parish Centre on Saturday 12 March 9am – 2pm in aid of Global Vision International (a construction project in India), everyone welcome


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 7, 12, 14; £25 to Patrick Rocks, Joe Cassidy, Catherine Smylie; Jackpot £1150; Final Registration Day Saturday 12 March 11am – 1pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 19, 22, 23; £25 to Fr. Paddy Mackle, Sean Gallagher; Jackpot £900