Bulletin of 31 Dec 17

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


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 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell


Altar Society Jan. Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher

7 Jan.                   READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm          M. McLaughlin  M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am       C. McGarry       J. Clayton, R. Clayton, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 12 noon        B. Ludlow          E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                        A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9am     B. Foster            N. Bell, E. Gallagher


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Kestutis Damasas, Harry Shivers, Lucy Donnelly, Peter McKenna, Rosean Caskey (Swatragh), Orla Collins (England) and Geraldine Laverty (Lavey) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week -

Sat. 30 Dec.        

Sun. 31 Dec.        Samuel McKeever, Billy Kealey

Mon. 1 Jan.          Harry McKendry, Johnny Mooney

Tues. 2 Jan.         Kathleen McLaughlin, George McKelvey, Bernard John McCormack, Mary Logan

Wed. 3 Jan.          Agnes McLaughlin

Thur. 4 Jan.         Thomas John McSwiggan

Fri. 5 Jan.             Tom McGovern, Tom Beattie, Hugh Niblock,

                              Frank Kearney (MM 7.30pm Glen)

Sat 6 Jan.             Mary Kielt, Vera Gribbin, Michael McNeill, Tommy McGuckin




Saturday 6 January

Masses in Magherafelt - Vigil Friday 7.30pm

& Saturday 11am

Mass in Castledawson – Vigil Friday 7.30pm

& Saturday 9am


FIRST FRIDAY OF JANUARY – Mass for the First Friday will be the Vigil Masses at 7.30pm in Magherafelt and Castledawson; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt.


The Priests and Pastoral Council of the Parish of Magherafelt & Castledawson wish you and your family a happy & peaceful 2018.



Please note the following dates for 2018 –


Magherafelt         Wednesday 21 March 7pm

Castledawson     Thursday 22 March 7pm

Kilronan School  Wednesday 21 March 10am


Magherafelt         Saturday 12 May 11am

Castledawson     Saturday 19 May 11am

Kilronan School Saturday 12 May 2pm


Magherafelt         Sunday 3 June 3pm



PARISH CENTRE             


No Bingo tonight, returns on Sunday 7 January with the Jackpot £2200 or £500 if not won on the night, books £7, flyer £1,doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO - open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; reopening Tuesday 2 January

SUNDAY - COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;


WEDNESDAY – PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; YOGA 8pm

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

Date for your diary - Saturday 27 January ‘St Mungo’s 2’, tickets £15, available from the Parish Centre and St. Malachy’s Club members

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto; £25 to; Jackpot £

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto; £25 to; Jackpot £


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

The manager of Vincent’s shop thanks everyone for their generous donations over the year.  Your continued support is very much appreciated.


HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL & NEW ROW 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 offices, contact 028 7963 2153 / 02879468426