Bulletin of 8 September 2019

     PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                                           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 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary – Tuesday 7pm

Altar Society Sept. Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher

15 Sept.                 READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         M. Conlon         C. Lawlor, A. Goddard, M. Gates

Sun. 10.30am      C. McGarry        E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor     K. Donnelly, M. Murphy,

                                                            A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           N. O’Kane, R. O’Kane

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Martin McGuckin, Patrick McRory and Ronnie Goddard who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week –

Sat. 7 Sept.           Laurie Regan, Leo Doyle

Sun. 8 Sept.         Fr. Andrew McNally

Mon. 9 Sept.         Frank O’Neill, Willie Deehan, Brendan McLaughlin, Patsy Murray

Tues. 10 Sept.     Shaun Doherty, Annie Dempsey, Michael McGurk

Wed. 11 Sept.      Arthur Gillen, Mark McKee

Thurs. 12 Sept.  

Fri. 13 Sept.         Rose Walls, Paddy Collins, Jackie Purvis

Sat. 14 Sept.       


Magherafelt Envelopes – £1924, Loose Plate – £696; Castledawson Envelopes – £418, Loose Plate – £109

Total Standing Orders – £768


Summary of Financial Statements for the Year ended 31 March 2019 now available


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Aoife Grace Treharne, Adam Liam White and Kiernan Pearse Doherty who were baptised recently.

Following the wonderful congregational singing of the Alleluia on Sunday past, the 12 o’clock Choir would be delighted if some of those downstairs might come upstairs.  We are greatly in need of new Choir members & would really appreciate it if any parishioners would join us.  Thank you in joyful expectation.

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES – Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 27 & 28 September, 15, 22 & 29 October, 22 & 23 November, 10 & 11 January; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie


MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKENDDromantine Conference Centre, Friday 13 September 8pm – Sunday 15 September 4.30pm; for info & to book www.marriageencounter.ie or 077 0281 2321


ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 14 September, bus leaving 7.30am sharp, for bookings & more information contact Helpline 028 7930 0819, leaving a voicemail with your details

New Life in the Holy Spirit – Freedom Weekend organised by ‘The 12’ in The Servite Priory, Benburb Saturday 28 September  – Sunday 29 September 9am – 6pm; cost of meals for two days £25; Holy Mass will be offered each day; Music by the Holy Family Prayer Group, Drogheda; for booking & further information contact Marie Maguire: 028 8555 7394 or email mailforthe12@gmail.com

PARISH CENTRE              


**Jackpot £2000 or £200 if not won on the night, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass


TUESDAY – PILATES 7pm, contact Therese 078 6790 1666; LINE DANCING 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILATES 6.30pm, 7.30pm & beginners 8.30pm; contact Tanya 077 1316 1766; PILOXING 7pm


FRIDAY SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm; contact Eugene 028 7964 3304

ST. COLMCILLE GIRL GUIDES urgently require leaders (at least 17 yrs old & available from 6:30pm – 8pm every Thursday evening); please contact Kathryn 077 2995 8197 or Donna 079 7191 0540; there are currently no spaces available for girl guides.


ST MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL Familiarisation Evening – Thursday 12 September 7pm; all P7 pupils intending to register for the Transfer Test & their parents / guardians are invited


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 6, 21, 23; £25 to Ann McShane, Eamonn Lynch, Nuala Graham; Two Jackpots running – £5000 & £1900; draw will take place next Tuesday


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 11, 13, 22; £25 to Mary Scullion, Christopher McMullan; Jackpot £600

NORTHERN REGIONAL COLLEGE Revision Classes January 2020 Maths & English GCSE, week commencing 16 September, for more information majella.quinn@nrc.ac.uk, patricia.browne@nrc.ac.uk