Bulletin of 8 July 18

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


Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin


Altar Society July Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

15 July                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         F. Young            P. McKee, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 10.30am      J. O’Brien          J. Clayton, R. Clayton, Sr. Caitriona

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

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           B. O’Kane, P. McKeever

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Sheila Mulholland, Paul Waites and Joseph Cunningham who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 7 July             Francis O’Neill, Teresa Devlin, Josephine O’Kane, Danny Donnelly (1st Av)

Sun. 8 July          

Mon. 9 July           Alex Higgins, Tony McKee, Annie Henry

Tues. 10 July       Mary Mitchell, George Shivers

Wed. 11 July        Doreen Duffy, Kevin O’Connor, Terry O’Neill

Thur. 12 July        Charlie Cleary

Fri. 13 July          

Sat 14 July           Eileen McGeown, Patrick Mullan


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1726, Loose Plate – £536

Castledawson Envelopes – £331, Loose Plate – £117

Total Standing Orders – £768

CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Bateson & John Proctor and Jayne Higgins & Shane Malone who were married recently.

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Ella Margaret Nelly White-Lagan, Zion Luca Wilson, Bradán Patrick Shaw, Dáithí James Shaw and Peggy Rose McGarvey who were baptised recently.


Thank you so much to all those who have kindly carried out these important ministries, our parish would not be as fruitful without you all; the new rota will commence Sunday 5 August.  We are looking for new Eucharistic Minister volunteers for our new rota, if you would like to volunteer please contact Fr Gates.

If you are no longer able to carry out your duties please contact the office to have your name removed from the list, 028 7963 3635 / office@magherafeltparish.org.


As we look forward to the World Meeting of Families, Relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin and their daughter, Saint Therese of Lisieux will visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh on Sunday 12 August.  The Relics will arrive at the Cathedral for 11am Mass on that morning and they will leave at 9am on Monday 13 August.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL for young people aged 16-35, Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 August Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary; donation only, free buses; for more information www.youth2000.ie


PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £3500 or £200 if not won on the night, 47 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish


EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – The Bistro will be closed this week and will reopen on Tuesday 17 July.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL TRIP TO NEWCASTLE – Saturday 4 August, bus leaving 9.30am sharp from Church gate, if you are interested please contact 028 7930 0819 leaving your name & details

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 9, 15, 25, 26; £25 to Mickey Higgins, Sue Treanor, R. Stewart; Jackpot £1400; Congratulations to our U14 boys and girls on winning the All-Ireland Féile


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 14, 17, 23; £25 to Anthony Brown, Eabhaoin Galbraith; Jackpot £900

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC – Mini Soccer has now finished for the summer months.  Thank you to all who attended and we wish everyone a happy fun summer holidays.  We look forward to seeing you when we recommence in August.


JUSTIN McGURK & THE BOOGIE MEN in The Elk Saturday 14 July, doors open 8.30pm, £10 including supper, contact Bridie Kelly 077 3293 4301, proceeds in aid of AWARE, www.aware-ni.org


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819


LOUGH DERG – You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13 August, advance booking is not necessary, contact Lorraine 00353 71 9861518 or info@loughderg.org