Bulletin of 3 Dec 17

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

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT

Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

Monday – Saturday 11.00am

Confessions Saturday 12.30pm & 5.45pm

Baptisms Sunday 1pm; contact Parish Office 2 weeks in advance

Eucharistic Adoration Monday after 11am Mass followed by Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society - Group 6 B. Morgan, A. Doyle, C. Devlin

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

Altar Society Dec. Group 1 M. Wilson, M. Robinson

10 Dec.                 READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          J. McCormack  M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am       C. Purvis           E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                        M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor      E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                        A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9am     S. Keenan         B. O’Kane, P. McKeever

 

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Tony Loughran, Frank Kearney (Maghera), Michael McGrory (Keady), Francis Donnelly (Perth) and Dessie Diamond (Bellaghy) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries occur this week -

Sat. 2 Dec.           Sarah McCaughan, Annie Josephine O’Hagan, Michael Burke

Sun. 3 Dec.          Mary Higgins, Patsy & Barney McWilliams

Mon. 4 Dec.         Sadie Niblock, Peter Doyle

Tues. 5 Dec.        John Lynch, Susanna McMurray

Wed. 6 Dec.         Tony McGuckin

Thur. 7 Dec.         Susan McGill,

                              Andy McErlean (1st Av. 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Fri. 8 Dec.            Mona Convery, Susan Mallon, Patrick Doherty, Malachy Carmichael, Liam Gribbin,

                              Maureen McGrath (1st Av. 11am Magherafelt)

Sat 9 Dec.            Annie Doyle, Edward Rocks

 

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION -

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1864, Loose Plate - £597

Castledawson Envelopes - £340, Loose Plate - £147

Total Standing Orders - £715

 

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Alice Mary Kerr, Conleth Pierce McGlone and Rionach Marie McKernan who were baptised recently.

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - Friday 8 December, Masses in Magherafelt - Vigil Thursday 7.30pm, Friday 8am & 11 am; Mass in Castledawson – Friday 9am

 

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME - The Advent Mass for First Communion children & their parents/guardians will take place on Sunday 10 December at 9am in Castledawson and at 10.30am in Magherafelt.

 

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME – the next meeting for all parents/guardians of First Communion children will take place on Tuesday 12 December 7.30pm or Wednesday 13 December 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.

 

HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL NURSERY UNIT & P1 ENROLMENT Children born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 (inclusive) are eligible for a free Nursery place in their final pre-school year for admission to a Nursery Unit in September 2018.  All children born on or between 2 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 are compulsory school age and are due to start school in September 2018.  Application forms for enrolment in Nursery Unit & P1 should be completed and returned to the school by 12 noon Wednesday 10 January with the child’s birth certificate; application forms available from the school office, contact 028 7963 2153; OPEN DAY FOR NURSERY UNIT & P1– Wednesday 20 December 10am – 11.30am or 1pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Christmas Cards available in the Church, £3.50 for 10; Annual Christmas Appeal – please leave new, unwrapped gifts at our collection point in Bank of Ireland, Magherafelt; SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER in the Parish Centre Sunday 10 December 1pm sharp, to book your ticket contact Helpline 028 7930 0819 and leave your details.

 

PARISH CENTRE             

SUNDAY  

Jackpot £2050 in 45 calls; doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish; books £7, flyer £1; Christmas Bingo with turkeys and treats on Sunday 17 December

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO - open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 13 December, booking essential 028 7963 1726, places now only available for 1.30pm; followed by Christmas Afternoon Dance in the Hall, everyone welcome

SUNDAY - COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;

MONDAY - ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7.30pm

TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am – 11.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm; ZUMBA 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; PILOXING 7pm; YOGA 8pm

THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm; BOWLS 7.30pm

FRIDAY - SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING 6pm

 

CHRISTMAS MARKET today 11am – 3pm

SPRED Special Religious Education – Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 5 December 7.30pm

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 4, 17, 22, 26; £25 to Jim McLaughlin, Charlie Madden, Declan O’Neill; Jackpot £1600

 

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 4, 12, 15; £25 to Bernie Shivers, Donna McCann; Jackpot £2100; AGM Tuesday 5 December 7.30pm

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC – Christmas Draw in aid of Club Development, tickets £10, available from any player, member or message our FB page; Mini Soccer Saturdays 10am – 11am in Meadowbank 3G

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Bill Duffy Memorial Table Quiz; the total amount raised in aid of St. Vincent de Paul was £898.07.