Bulletin of 8 March 2020

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 3 M. O’Neill, I. Beattie, P. Deehan

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary – Tues. 7pm

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

15 Mar.                  READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         R. Tohill             A. McGuckin, D. McFerran,

                                                            M. McFerran

Sun. 10.30am      F. Lynch            J. Clayton, R. Clayton, M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        F. Convery        W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     Sr. Margaret     C. Diamond, E. Gallagher

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Paddy Donnelly, Philomena Bradley, Margaret Barton (Newbridge) and Sadie Glasgow (Moneyneena) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sat. 7 Mar.            Malachy McSwiggan, Patsy Duffy, Maggie McGuckin (1st Av),

                                Jim Kielt (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 8 Mar.           Mary McGlade, Thomas O’Kane, Henry J. McNally, Jackie McGuckin,

                                Rosaleen Walls (MM 10.30am Magherafelt)

Mon. 9 Mar.          Alphonsus Gribbin

Tues. 10 Mar.       John McLaughlin (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

Wed. 11 Mar.       Robert Deehan, Marcus O’Hagan (Snr), Jim Toner

Thurs. 12 Mar.    

Fri. 13 Mar.           Gerard MacLarnon, Peter McKenzie, Hugh McGeown

Sat. 14 Mar.          Mabel Nelson, Cassie Conway

(Sunday 15 March Philomena Bradley MM 12 noon Magherafelt)


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2030, Loose Plate – £716; Castledawson Envelopes – £289, Loose Plate – £165

Total Standing Orders – £768


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Jackson Paul Moore, Conláed Patrick Shivers, Grace Kehly McAleese and Pippa Olivia McAleese who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Eimear Tohill and Ryan Devlin who were married recently.

WEEKDAY MASSES DURING LENT – Monday 11am & 7.30pm; Tuesday – Friday 7.30am, 11am; Saturday 11am

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – Lenten Mass for First Communicants & their parents/guardians next Sunday 15 March 9am Castledawson & 10.30am Magherafelt


LENTEN INVITATION TO HOUR OF PRAYER & REFLECTION – All are invited to participate in an hour of prayer & reflection each Wednesday of Lent 7.30pm – 8.30pm in the Oratory, St. Pius X College; Exposition will take place, everyone welcome.

TIME TO CONNECT – Christ Church Castledawson, each Sunday in Lent 4pm – 4.45pm, led by Christ Church & St. Patrick’s Castledawson, Church of Our Lady of the Assumption & other lay people.  During this Lenten period, we invite you to spend some time in quiet reflection & prayer on the theme ‘I am not alone’; for those of all denominations & none, from every age group & from all walks of life, everyone welcome.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES WITH MARIAN PILGRIMAGES 7 nights Ex Belfast £589pps – Saturday 9 May, Priest to be confirmed; Wednesday 23 September, Priest – Fr. John Gates; (accommodation for both dates Pansion Tomato 50m from church), deposit £100 secures place, to book & for more information contact Group Leader Anne Duffy 077 3600 5396

PARISH CENTRE              


JACKPOT £2300, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 6pm; come & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm


SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass



WEDNESDAY – KNITTING 10.30am; PILATES Intermediate 6.30pm, 7.30pm, Beginners 8.30pm, contact Tanya 077 1316 1766; PILOXING 7pm


FRIDAYSMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm, contact Eugene 028 7964 3304

POKER NIGHT – Saturday 28 March 8.30pm, tickets available from the Parish Centre, in aid of Cancer Focus NI


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 15, 18, 25; £25 to Danny Wade, Damien McAlinden, Sean Cushley; Jackpots – £5000 & £4500

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 13, 19, 22; £2000 Jackpot Winner Mairead Gribbin; New Jackpot £500; to take part in the fundraising Lotto contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

N. I. BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE – Magherafelt High School, Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 March 1.30pm – 4pm & 5.15pm – 8pm


Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 17 & 18 April, 15 & 16 May, 2, 9, & 16 June, www.courses.accord.ie