Bullietin of 15 Dec 13

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK: Fr. McAnerney                                                                www.magherafeltparish.org



Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am & 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday 7.30pm

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1.00pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance.

Altar Society – Group 3 M. O’Neill, I. Beattie, P. Deehan


Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

First Friday (Nov. – Mar.) 7.30pm

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

ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (Apr. – Oct.) 7.30pm

22 DEC.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm:        M. McLaughlin T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 8.00am:        P. Kerr                C. Bradley, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 10.30am:     P. O’Kane                  J. Higgins, M. McQuillan,

                                                            M. McLaughlin

Sun. 12 noon:       B. Corrigan       M. Treharne, J. Young, J. Lavery

C’dawson 9.30am M. Devlin                 C. McKenna, S. McGuckin


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Matthew Ward, Eugene McGeehan & Sr. Margaret Duncan (England) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week:

Sat. 14 Dec:         Elizabeth Gallagher, Philip McGoldrick, Mary McSwiggan, Paul Scott, Mary Smith

Sun. 15 Dec:        Margaret Deehan, Mary Ann McLernon, Sue Murray, Maggie Martin

Mon. 16 Dec:        Leo Conway

Tues. 17 Dec:      Frank Morgan, Margaret Gallagher

Wed. 18 Dec:       Jim Joe Scullion, Philip O’Brien

Thur. 19 Dec:       Clare Morrison

Fri. 20 Dec:          Rose Donnelly, Bridie Morgan, Pat McGlade, Margaret Reid, Patsy & Brigid Bateson,

                                Nuala Kelly (MM Magherafelt 7.30pm)

Sat. 21 Dec:         Brigid Niblock, Mary O’Hagan




CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 8 December Envelopes – £2087, Loose Plate – £796, S. Orders £715


WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY: Today we greet Niamh Ellen Merron, Anna Taylor, Muireann Jane Fox, Ronan Hugh Farmer and Lucy Jacqueline Mooney who were baptised recently.



The total cost of work to the Church was £102,540.  Thanks to all who have contributed to the project.  To date we have collected over £50,000.  We would ask those who have not yet contributed to view the work and to consider doing so.



Parish Carol Services

today 5.00pm Castledawson

Sunday 22 December 8.00pm Magherafelt

Parish Penitential Service

Wednesday 18 December 7.30pm Magherafelt (please note thee will be no Mass this evening)

Confessions in Week Leading up to Christmas

Saturday 21 December 11.30am – 1.00pm Magherafelt

Monday 23 December after 11.00am & 7.30pm Masses Magherafelt

Christmas Eve Masses

7.00pm Castledawson

9.00pm Magherafelt

Christmas Day Masses

8.00am, 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt

9.30am Castledawson

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS – Reminder The annual Parish Christmas cards are available for collection by envelope distributers in the Parish Centre.  As always your help is deeply appreciated.

Please ensure all notices and anniversaries for entry to the bulletins over the Christmas & New Year period are with the Parish Office by Thursday 19 December.





COFFEE SHOP: open Tues. – Fri. 9.30am – 3pm

The Coffee Shop will be closed on Tuesday 24 December and will reopen Tuesday 7 January.

The staff & volunteers of the Parish Centre Coffee Shop would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas & a Joyful New Year.  Many thanks for your support throughout the year and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.

SUNDAY TEA CLUB after 10.30am Mass

SLIMMING WORLD: Monday 10am, 5.30pm, 7.30pm

ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB: Monday 7.30 pm

KNITTING GROUP: Wednesday 10.30am

CEILI CLASS: Wednesday 8pm

TAE KWON DO: Friday 3.45pm – 5.45pm


ST. MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL presents ‘A Celtic Christmas’ with Liam Lawton Thurs. 19 Dec. 7.30pm, tickets £20 from the school office 028 7963 2320.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C: Lotto 7, 10, 21, 23; £25 to Bridget Devlin, Oran Kerr, Kathleen Tohill; Jackpot £3000.

ST. MALACHY G.A.C: Lotto 1, 6, 8, 19; £25 to Fergal Gribbin, Ciaran Lavery; Jackpot £600.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Christmas cards now available in the Church, £3 for pack of 10; contact 028 7930 0819 / 075 0854 9585. 

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT – Application forms for enrolment in both the Nursery Unit (children born on or between 2 July 2010 & 1 July 2011, and 2 July 2011 & 1 July 2012) & the Primary School (children born on or between 2 July 2009 & 1 July 2010) should be completed & returned to the school with the child’s birth certificate by 12.00 noon Friday 10 January.


TROCAIRE GIFTS FOR CHANGE raised £773.  Thank you to everyone who contributed & helped with this appeal.