PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates www.magherafeltparish.org
OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT
Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon
Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm
Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm; Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm
Baptisms Sunday 1.00pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance.
Altar Society – Group 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin
ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON
Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm
Altar Society Mar. Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young
Mass on First Friday (November – March) 7.30pm
15 MAR. READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Vigil 6.15pm F. Young M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee
Sun. 8.00am Sr. Caitriona A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin
Sun. 10.30am K. Walls C. Shields, J. Lynch, D. Bradley
Sun. 12 noon J. Clayton K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister
C’dawson 9.30am P. Hanson C. McKenna, S. McGuckin
REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for George Quinn, Pat Joe Bradley (Draperstown), Michael Fisher (Ballykinlar), Matilda (Tillie) McSwiggan and Vincent O’Brien who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –
Sat. 7 Mar. Mary Bradley Verhoeven, Patsy Duffy, Marcus O’Hagan (Sr), Margaret Gillen
Sun. 8 Mar. Thomas O’Kane, P. J. & Eva Maloney
Mon. 9 Mar. Alphonsus Gribbin, Malachy McSwiggan (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)
Tues. 10 Mar. Mary McGlade
Wed. 11 Mar. Bobby Deehan, Jim Toner
Thurs. 12 Mar. Mary Elizabeth Bradley, Catherine McGurk, Irene Dorman
Fri. 13 Mar. Gerard MacLarnon, Peter McKenzie, Hugh McGeown, Sean McCann
Sat. 14 Mar. Mabel Nelson, Cassie Conway, Francis McFalone
WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Alexander Hagan Coleman who was baptised recently.
CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 1 March
Magherafelt Envelopes – £1960, Loose Plate – £813
Castledawson Envelopes – £307, Loose Plate – £105
Total S. Orders £715
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES DURING LENT
Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt
7.30am (Monday – Friday), 11am (Monday – Saturday), 7.30pm (Monday & Wednesday)
St Patrick’s Castledawson 7.30pm (Tuesday & Thursday)
Magherafelt Parish Pastoral Council invite you to
– It’s YOUR story!
Our journey around the world and deep into the faith continues this week.
Episode 4 – ‘Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary the Mother of God’
Join us on Wednesday 11 March 8pm in the Parish Centre Board Room
Lent… must be a time of conversion that flows out of gratitude for all that God has given us; for all that he has accomplished and will continue to accomplish in the world, in history and in our personal lives. Our gratitude must be like Mary’s, who, in spite of all the sorrows she had to endure, did not cast down her eyes in defeat, but instead sang of the greatness of the Lord.
Reflection: Write a list of 10 things you are grateful for. Take time to thank God for each one.
‘She must be a woman known for her good works, whether she has brought up her children, been hospitable to strangers and washed the feet of God’s holy people, helped people in hardship or been active in all kinds of good work.’ 1 Timothy 5:10.
Trócaire’s Lenten campaign 2015 highlights the injustice faced by many in the developing world. Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day and we remember the countless women who are supported by Trócaire in the developing world who work tirelessly to improve their communities, often at great personal risk. Find out how to help at www.trocaire.org/lent.
SUNDAY BINGO TONIGHT AT 7.30PM IN THE PARISH CENTRE, DOORS OPEN 7PM; EVERYONE WELCOME; PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT YOUR PARISH; JACKPOT £1050 IN 45 CALLS.
COFFEE SHOP open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass
LATIN SALSA Monday 7pm
ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Monday 7.30pm
PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15 – 11.15am
PILATES Tuesday 7pm
ZUMBA Tuesday 8.30pm
KNITTING GROUP Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm
PILATES Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm
CEILI CLASS Wednesday 8pm
ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB Thursday 7.30pm PILOXING Thursday 8pm
TAE KWON DO Friday 4pm – 6pm
IRISH DANCING Friday 6pm
O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 13, 18, 23; £25 to S. McCann, R. Monaghan, Eugene Kelly; Jackpot £6250; U16 Camogie Meadowbank Sports Arena Monday 6.45pm – 8pm, new players welcome
ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 19, 22, 24; £25 to Marie Kearns, Paul Gribbin; Jackpot £1700
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – contact 028 7930 0819
Thanks to everyone who supported the Fundraising Quiz in Moyola Park Golf Club for the Special Olympics Club, total amount raised £1016.
NEW PARISH ENVELOPES will be available from Wednesday for distributers to collect in the Parish Office or by arrangement (please contact the Parish Office or Fr. Gates).