Bulletin of 7 June 2020

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


The following services are available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon & Weekdays 11am

Holy Hour for Healing & Peace Monday – Friday 7pm – 8pm



The Churches are open for solitary private prayer –

Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt

Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm – 6pm;

St Patrick’s Castledawson 10am – 5pm everyday



REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Jim McLaughlin, Frank Toner, Mary Quinn and Brother Ignatius (Jim) Quinn (De La Salle) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 6 June          

Sun. 7 June          Mary Lynch, Anthony McSwiggan, Eileen McCann, Patrick (Pat) Deehan (MM 12noon)

Mon. 8 June         Maureen & Douglas French, Josephine Hanson, Brigid McCorry

Tues. 9 June        Emily Smith, Maria Heaney, Anna O’Neill

Wed. 10 June      Madeline Shields, Eddie Tohill, Martin Campbell

Thurs. 11 June    Bernard Dowds, Gerry Doyle

Fri. 12 June          Jim Hampsey

Sat. 13 June         Sarah Bradley, Joseph Cunningham, Jolene McCloskey

If you have anniversary notices, any queries etc please telephone Parish Office 028 7963 3635 or telephone / text 077 0756 5685 or email office@magherafeltparish.org.

We would like to thank the members of O’Donovan Rossa GAC and St Malachy’s GAC for delivering the new Parish Envelopes along with a letter from Fr. Gates.

Your envelopes can be returned to the Parish Office (through window) Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, to the Sacristy when open or to the Parochial House and also to Castledawson Sacristy Friday 7pm – 9pm & Saturday 10am – 12noon.  We would like to thank all those who have responded so generously already.  If you have not yet received your new box of envelopes please contact the Parish Office.

For anyone who may wish to set up Standing Order here are the bank details –

Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt & Castledawson Parish Church Fund; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 20000358

For Priests’ Dues Collection you should use this account – Bank of Ireland Magherafelt; Name of Account – Magherafelt Parish Revenue Account; Sort Code – 90-49-82; Account Number – 88005294

For either or both of these accounts it is important to use your name as the reference.


TROCAIRE – Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world.  Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation.  Simply count or estimate what is in your box & donate in the following ways:

  1. Online at www.trocaire.org
  2. By phone: 0800 912 1200
  3. By post to Trócaire, 10 King Street, Belfast, BT1 6AD
  4. Return to the Parish (same as for the Parish envelopes, see above).

The contents of each & every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a difference.


PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre and Bistro are closed.  Please check Parish Centre Facebook for up to date information.


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


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Lotto 3, 11, 13, 21; £25 to Roisha Lupari, Emma McCullagh; Jackpot £600; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819


On Trinity Sunday 1820 the Association of the Holy Family of Bordeaux was founded by the Venerable Pierre Bienvenu Noailles, a young priest from Bordeaux.  The Association comprises five vocations: Apostolic Sisters, Contemplative Sisters, Consecrated Seculars, Lay members and Priests.  All members live the same spirituality inspired by the spirit of Jesus, Mary and Joseph who lived for GOD ALONE. 

We give thanks to God for the presence of the Holy Family Sisters in Magherafelt Parish since 1889 and for all the great work they have done especially in education.  Congratulations to Sister Caitriona and Siter Margaret on this historic milestone which we will mark in a more formal way when the Church fully reopens.