Bulletin of 6 September 2020

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.


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)


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.


PARISH CENTRE              

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 dancersplatform@hotmail.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



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