Bulletin of 9 May 2021

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

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre will reopen from Monday 24 May in line with the easing of restrictions.  This will include sit in and take away in Expressions Bistro and also group activities.  Group activity will include Irish Dancing, Slimming World, Taekwondo and Rugbugz, please contact the group co-ordinator for further details.  Bistro and Group Activity will adhere to the current Social Distancing and Sanitisation requirements.  We welcome the return of all our friends and hope for better days ahead.

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

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 17, 22, 24; £25 to Patrick, Shauna, Martin, Kerrie and Paul Cleary; Jackpot – £1900; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL – Envelopes for donations are available at the back of the Church & can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


Virtual courses available, for booking & information www.courses.accord.ie or www.MarriageEncounter.ie


The following services continue to be available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am

Novena Monday 7.30pm, Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Ann Devlin, Mary Ewing,

Peter Young, Meta Quinn, Annie Lynch (Park), Fr. Harry Coyle,

Philomena Alexander (Arizona), Bridget Kelly (Dungloe) and

Agnes Blake (New York) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 8 May             Margaret Tohill, Celine Masterson, Mary McFlynn

                                Elizabeth McKeever, Mary Johnston

Sun. 9 May           Edward Bradley, Gerry Lynch, Sam McNabb,

                                John Mann Atkinson,

                                Pat Deehan (1st Av. 10.30am)

Mon. 10 May        Patricia Konoske, John & Mary Sherry,

                                Mona Del Tronco (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 11 May       Annie Tohill, James & Elise McLaughlan,

                                Susan Cartin

Wed. 12 May        Jane McKee, Charles McKenna, Annie McLaughlin

Thurs. 13 May     Desmond McNicholl, Peggy McCorry

Fri. 14 May           Fr Owen Quinn, Eunice Gallagher

Sat. 15 May          Cassie McFalone, Rita Dougan, Alice Lennox

(Sunday 16 May Mary Quinn 1st Av 10.30am)


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY – Today we greet Anna Frances McCann and Ronan Pádraig Paul McKenna who were baptised recently.

CHURCH COLLECTIONS for the last 2 weeks

Magherafelt & Castledawson – £3174

Vocations – £1775; IEC – £15;

Sick & Retired Priests – £45; Emigrants – £15

Dues Collection – £1280; Standing orders – £1125

Trócaire – £18,240.99


PUBLIC DAILY & WEEKEND MASSES – Mass with congregation continues this week at 11am each morning, Novena Mass Monday 7.30pm & Holy Hour Wednesday 7pm, Saturday Vigil 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon in Magherafelt & Sunday 9am Castledawson, all with the usual restrictions.

CLOSING OF HOLY FAMILY CONVENT, MAGHERAFELT – It is with great sadness that we have been informed by the Provincial Leader of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux that the community in Magherafelt is to close after 132 years’ service in the Parish.  We are indebted to the Sisters for their sterling work in the field of education over all those years. 

Sr. Margaret will join the Holy Family Community in Newbridge, Co. Kildare and we wish her every blessing and happiness in her continued ministry.  Sr. Catriona, who has been part of the Magherafelt community for 45 years, will continue her ministry in the Parish until June 2024, and we are delighted about this, as no doubt are parishioners.  The properties at 1/2 Wesleyan Mews will be sold by the Order and Sr. Catriona will reside in a smaller property.  We hope to have a celebration of the Sisters’ contribution to Magherafelt over the last 132 years at a later date when restrictions are properly lifted.