PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
The following services are all available on webcam –
Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon
Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm
The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –
Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm
Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Mary Cudden, Johnny McFalone, Sadie Maynes (Ballinderry) and Colette Bennett (Balbriggan) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –
Sat. 5 Sept. Winnie McGlade, Eddie Young
Joan MacLarnon (MM 11am Magherafelt)
Sun. 6 Sept. Harold Purvis, John Higgins, Patrick Mallon,
Fr. Andrew McNally, John Barr, Jim McAtamney
Mon. 7 Sept. Laurie Regan, Leo Doyle
Tues. 8 Sept.
Wed. 9 Sept. Frank O’Neill, Brendan McLaughlin, Willie Deehan
Thurs. 10 Sept. Michael McGurk, Shaun Doherty
Fri. 11 Sept. Marie McRory, Paddy Kearns, Arthur Gillen
Sat. 12 Sept.
WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Briá Mae Mawhinney Johnston, Alfie Jim Darragh, Anna Rose Marie McKeever and Darragh Brian McKeever who were baptised recently.
PUBLIC DAILY MASS
There will be a limit of 120 people. You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided. There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.
We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm, with the above restrictions.
Weekend Masses continue to be via webcam.
At the end of each Mass the priest will come out to the bottom of the Church steps to distribute Communion to those who wish to receive. Please enter via the Sacristy gate and leave by the lower gate (Mulholland Solicitors), keeping social distancing at all times.
Resumption of Sunday Masses
Subject to Health Restrictions we hope to resume our Sunday Masses from Saturday 26 September in both Magherafelt & Castledawson on a trial basis (limited numbers of 120 Magherafelt & 70 Castledawson)
FACEMASKS / COVERINGS
Please note that Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion and should cover both the mouth and the nose. This is in line with new legislation.
The Parish Centre and Bistro are closed. Please check Parish Centre Facebook for information.
SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE Weekly Dancing Classes will recommence in the Parish Centre on Friday 11 September, with strict Hand Sanitising and Social Distancing measures in place. A small number of places are available for beginner section, parents of beginners need to make contact prior to attending; please contact by text to 07736548815, before Wednesday 9 September; alternatively email email@example.com.
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.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Saturday 12 September
Magherafelt 12noon Gaelscoil an tSeanchaí
Saturday 19 September
Magherafelt 11am Holy Family P4A
1pm Holy Family P4B
Castledawson 11am New Row PS
Sunday 20 September
Magherafelt 10.30am Holy Family P4C
12noon Spires Integrated PS