Bulletin of 11 Dec 16

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

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT

Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 8.00am, 11am

Monday – Saturday 11.00am, Monday 7.30pm

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

Baptisms Sunday 12noon; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Altar Society - Group 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9.30am; First Friday (Oct. – Mar.) 7.30pm

Altar Society Dec. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn

18 DEC.                READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          P. Deehan         M. Bradley, C. Smyth, B. McKee

Sun. 8.00am         C. Higgins          A. McQuillan, R. McLaughlin

Sun. 11am            J. O’Brien          C. Shields, K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill

C’dawson 9.30am D. McElwee     R. Scullion, E. Gallagher

 

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Maureen McGrath, Andy McErlean, Rosemary Hughes, Mary Martin, Mary Forbes (Ardboe), Bill Langridge (Coalisland), Isabel McPeake (Newbridge) and Owen Gribbin (Newbridge) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sat. 10 Dec.         Mickey Joe McGurk, Catherine Hatton

Sun. 11 Dec.        Bridget Stokes, Harry McNally Jnr, John McKeown, Declan Henry

Mon. 12 Dec.       Rosaleen Agnew

Tues. 13 Dec.      Pat McDonagh, Tiny Martin, Jack Kerr

Wed. 14 Dec.       Elizabeth Gallagher, Mary Smith, Philip McGoldrick, Mary McSwiggan,

                              Fr. Arthur McAnerney (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Thur. 15 Dec.       Margaret Deehan

Fri. 16 Dec.          Gerard Graham, Leo Conway,

                              Briege McGurk (1st Av 7.30pm Desertmartin)

Sat. 17 Dec.         Frank Morgan, Margaret Gallagher, Joseph O’Donnell, Mary McGeown

 

DECEMBER DUES COLLECTION Sunday 4 December

Magherafelt Envelopes - £3928, Loose Plate - £680

Castledawson Envelopes - £422, Loose Plate - £132

Total Standing Orders - £715

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Sophia Roisin Clayton, Aidan James Vincent Trainor, Charles Kieran Vernon, and Darcy Morgan Foy who were baptised recently.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

St. Patrick’s Castledawson Sunday 11 December 5pm

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS are ready for distribution & are in the Parish Centre.  We would ask the team of envelope distributers to please collect them as soon as possible.  We appreciate your help at this busy time of the year.

TROCAIRE GIFTS FOR CHANGE Trocaire Gifts will be sold after all Masses today, gifts start from £4

 

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT NURSERY UNIT OPEN DAY – Friday 16 December 10am – 11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome;

P1 OPEN DAY Friday 16 December 10am – 11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm & Monday 19 December 1pm – 2.30pm everyone welcome; application forms available from the school office, contact 028 7963 2153

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner today in the Parish Centre, doors open 1pm; Christmas Cards now available in the Church, £2.50 per pack of 10;

Helpline 028 7930 0819

 

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT for ages 16-35, 16 – 18 December Newbridge College Co. Kildare, for details contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To access this year’s Advent Calendar please see www.catholicbishops.ie/advent-calendar; an accompanying Facebook page is also available & can be found at https://www.facebook.com/AdventSeason2016.

 

PARISH CENTRE             

SUNDAY BINGO Jackpot £2900 in 47 calls or £500 if not won; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1

 

BIG CHRISTMAS BINGO Sunday 18 December, usual prizes + turkeys & treats

47 CALLS – The number of calls will increase to 47 during December.  The Flyover House will be 500 each week (4th, 11th, 18th December & 1st January) if the Jackpot is not won.  No Bingo Christmas Day

 

SUNDAY COFFEE TIME after 11am Mass

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Tues. – Fri. 9am – 3pm

MONDAY –          ST JOHN’S BOWLING 7.30pm

TUESDAY –         PARENTS & TODDLERS CHRISTMAS PARTY 9.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm;

WEDNESDAY –   PILATES 7pm

THURSDAY –      TAE KWON DO 4pm (in the Bistro)

FRIDAY –             SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING Friday 6pm

SATURDAY -       STAGE RIGHT YOUTH DRAMA GROUP from 1pm

 

COFFEE MORNING Saturday 17 December 10am –3pm in aid of Habitat for Humanity

 

CHRISTMAS DANCE NIGHT Wednesday 28 December 8pm – late, with Kevin Hughes & Friends, tickets £5 from the Parish Centre or pay at the door

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 6, 8, 13; £25 to Keeva Loughran, John Lennox, Francis McGovern; Jackpot £1200; Youth Prize Giving Wednesday 14 December 7pm in the Parish Centre

 

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 16, 21, 23; £25 to Anne O’Kane, Colm Diamond; Jackpot £4900

ANNUAL CHARITY BREAKFAST in Russell Shiels Tyres Ltd on Saturday 17 December 8am – 11.30am, proceeds in aid of Kilronan School & Magherafelt Adult Centre, everyone welcome