Bulletin of 9 August 2020

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

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Joan MacLarnon, Anna Conway, Brian Tkaczyk, Maureen Logue, Gerard Devlin and Thomas (Tommy) Purvis (Philadelphia) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 8 Aug.            Harry Diamond, Fr. Coffey

Sun. 9 Aug.           Susan Hickey, Marguerite O’Neill, Martin O’Hagan

Mon. 10 Aug.       

Tues. 11 Aug.       James Berryman, Patsy B. McLernon

Wed. 12 Aug.       Ann Logan, Dolores Carmichael

Thurs. 13 Aug.    

Fri. 14 Aug.           Mary Devlin,

                                Ronnie Goddard (1st Av, 7.30pm Magherafelt),

Sat. 15 Aug.          Jerome Cleary

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Louis Enda Muldoon, Mollie Elizabeth Claire Eastwood, Ryan Patrick Morgan and Alena Grace Grigorjeva who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kirstie Devlin and Matthew License who were married recently.


There will be a limit of 100 people.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door; using the hand sanitisers provided.  There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on Wednesday at 7pm and Ronnie Goddard’s First Anniversary Mass on Friday at 7.30pm, with the above restrictions.


WEEKEND MASSES – Weekend Masses continue to be via webcam.  At the end of each Mass the priest will come out to the bottom of the Church steps to distribute Communion to those who wish to receive.



VIRGIN MARY – Vigil Mass on Friday 14 August 7.30pm, Mass on Saturday 15 August at 11am



Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Archbishop has granted faculties for priests in parishes to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation. Due to social distancing this can be done for no more than 30 children at a time. Confirmation dates and times are as follows:


Saturday 22 August          11.00 am   Holy Family P7A

                                                1.00 pm     Holy Family P7B

                                                3.00 pm     Holy Family P7C


Sunday 23 August 10.30 New Row PS

                                                Spires Integrated PS

                                                Gaelscoil an tSeanchai

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre and Bistro are closed.  Please check Parish Centre Facebook for up to date information.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Lotto 1, 7, 10, 17; £25 to Ursula McGuigan, Graham McCabe ; Jackpot £600; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819





Please note that from Monday 10 August Face Masks/Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition, they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion and should cover both the mouth and nose. This is in line with new legislation.