Bulletin of 7 March 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre is closed until further notice, for enquiries contact 07872525938.

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.


SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819

EUROPEAN FAMILY WEBINAR (organised by Worldwide Marriage Encounter)

Saturday 13 March 5pm -6pm, enjoy the perfect antidote to family lockdown, for families with children aged 7 & over who are living at home, to register https://www.incontromatrimoniale.org/e-f-w


Virtual courses available, for booking & information www.courses.accord.ie

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, 7.30pm (during Lent)

Novena Monday 7.30pm



The Churches are open for solitary private prayer from 11.30am – 6pm weekdays & from 12.45pm – 6pm Sundays in Magherafelt and from 10am – 5pm each day in Castledawson.


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Francis McErlean (Belfast) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 6 Mar.            James Martin, Sheila Kelly, James McLaughlin, Henry J. McNally Snr, Stephen O’Kane,

                                Jackie McGuckin

Sun. 7 Mar.           Malachy McSwiggan, Patsy Duffy, Margaret Gillen, Brenda Corr, Maggie McGuckin, Mary Wilson,

                                Billy Campbell (1st Av)

                                Frank Scullion (MM 12noon)

Mon. 8 Mar.          Thomas O’Kane

Tues. 9 Mar.         Alphonsus Gribbin, Sr. Mary Josephine O’Brien

Wed.10 Mar.         John McLaughlin, Phyllis Walshe

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

Fri. 12 Mar.           Catherine McGurk

Sat. 13 Mar.          Gerard MacLarnon, Annie Masterson,

                                Hugh McGeown

Anniversary notices for the bulletin – please phone the Parish Office on 028 7963 3635 or email office@magherafeltparish.org


During the season of Lent people are invited to undertake some form of self-denial & to contribute towards the poor. We also invite people to join us each weekday (by webcam) during Lent for Mass at 11.00am or 7.30pm & to join with us in the recitation of the Rosary beforehand at 10.40am and 7.10pm.  The following link may be a useful prayer resource for families. – https:/www.armaghprays.com/lent-2021

TROCAIRE BOXES are available for collection at the back of the Churches or at the Parish Office.

We pray that despite the current lockdown restrictions this Lent will be a season of great grace and renewal for you & your family.  If restrictions are lifted our programme will be reviewed accordingly.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Ada Rose Duffin and Finn Michael Higgins who were baptised recently.