Bulletin of 22 May 16

Fr. J. Gates PP                   30 King Street                      Tel. 7963 2439                    PARISH OF MAGHERAFELT         Parish Office 028 7963 3635           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fr. A. McAnerney PE, AP 10 Aughrim Road                Tel. 7963 2351                                                                                               Parish Centre 028 7963 1726        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mgr. C. O’Byrne PE, AP    12 Aughrim Road                Tel. 7963 4038                    PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                           www.magherafeltparish.org

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT

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

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm; Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

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

Altar Society - Group 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON

Sunday 9.30am, Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm

Altar Society May Group 2 V. Collins, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher

 

ST JOHN, MILLTOWN First Friday (May – Sept.) 7.30pm

29 MAY                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          F. Young           M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee

Sun. 8.00am         A. McGuckin     M. Duncan, B. McLarnon

Sun. 10.30am       C. McGarry       R. Tohill, J. Clayton, R. Clayton

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne       B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9.30am A. Brown          N. Bell, E. McElwee

 

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Patsy Halferty, Gerry Lynch, Josie Kearns, Brigid Keenan and Pamela Howard (Coleraine) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week -

Sat. 21 May.         Margo Devlin, Christy Loughrey, Packie McGlade, Mary Mooney, Margaret Doyle

Sun. 22 May        Cassie Devlin, Eugene Beattie, John Hatton Sr, Sarah O’Kane

Mon. 23 May        Patrick Bradley, Tommy Doherty

Tues. 24 May       Mary Anne Higgins, Teresa McKeever

Wed. 25 May        Sr. Lucy Dowds, Gretta Conway, Mary & Joseph McNulty, Freddie Gallagher, John McGurk

Thur. 26 May       Hugh McGuckin, Fr. Michael Devane

Fri. 27 May           James Bothwell, Patrick O’Neill

Sat. 28 May          Thomas & John Devlin, John Joseph McKeown

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Filipa Rhianna Barros Da Silva who was baptised recently.

 

CHURCH COLLECTION Sunday 15 May –

Magherafelt Envelopes - £2095, Loose Plate - £718; Castledawson Envelopes - £399, Loose Plate - £114

Total Standing Orders - £715

 

The 9th WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES will be held in Ireland in 2018.  To support the hosting of this event there will be three national church collections, the first of which will take place next Sunday 29 May at all Masses.  The remaining collections will take place in 2017 & 2018.  For more details please visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie or see church noticeboard.

REMEDIAL WORK TO THE PARISH CENTRE - Work to replace the Parish Centre roof has begun at no cost to the Parish.  The Centre is open & Expressions Bistro, all classes & all activities are operating as normal.  The work is due to be completed by 12 July.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to children from New Row Primary School who have received their First Holy Communion.

CONFIRMATION - Children from the Parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Magherafelt on Sunday 5 June at 3pm.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE MASS ROCK IN GLENSHANE FOREST

You are all warmly invited to our Parish Pilgrimage on Sunday 12 June to the Mass Rock in Glenshane Forest, where Fr Gates will say Mass at 1pm.  Please allow 1-2 hours walking from the parking area inside the forest.  A lift can be provided most of the way from the parking area, although the last stretch is a bit rough and muddy so it is unfortunately not suitable for all abilities.  A minibus will also run from Magherafelt Parish Centre to Glenshane Forest, with limited numbers.  Please leave your name in the Parish Office if you require a lift.  Contact Róisín 078 4183 6460 or Joe 075 2353 8402 for further details.  Please bring a packed lunch.

 

GRAVEYARD SUNDAY will be at 12 noon on Sunday 26 June in St. John’s Milltown; there will be no Mass at 12 noon in Magherafelt on that day.

 

PARISH CENTRE              Find us on Facebook

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £1450 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1

 

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO open Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

REELROBICS Monday 7pm

PARENTS & TODDLERS Tuesday 9.15am – 11.15am

WHIST Tuesday 2pm, new players most welcome

PILATES – Tuesday 7pm

ZUMBA - Tuesday 8.30pm

KNITTING GROUP – Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm

PILATES - Wednesday 7pm & 8.15pm

PILOXING – Thursday 8pm

TAE KWON DO – Thursday 4pm – 6pm

SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING – Friday 6pm

YOGA Friday 10am

ST. PATRICK’S SNOOKER CLUB Sun–Fri. from 7pm

The total raised at the recent Vintage Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage Society was £1710, many thanks for your generosity and support.

ANNUAL ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 29 May, bus will leave Church gates at 7am; to book contact Peggy 028 7963 1386 or Brigid 028 7963 1178

 

HOLY FAMILY LAY ASSOCIATES meeting in Convent House Monday 30 May 7.30pm

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 5, 10, 16; £25 to Brian Milne Sr, Brigid McKee, Charlie Murray; Jackpot £1100

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 9, 10, 14, 15; £25 to Mairead McCann, Conor Loughrey; Jackpot £2000

MAGHERAFELT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open Meeting Thursday 2 June 8.30pm in Adult Centre, Mid Ulster Hospital, everyone welcome

 

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819