Bulletin of 4 March 18

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

OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, MAGHERAFELT

Saturday Vigil 6.15pm; Sunday 10.30am, 12noon

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 Mar. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn

11 Mar.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         F. Young            T. Rogers, S. Speirs, E. Bradley

Sun. 10.30am      P. O’Kane         J. Clayton, R. Clayton, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 12 noon        C. O’Kane         W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     N. Corrigan       B. O’Kane, P. McKeever

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Vera Hutchinson, Annie Vasquez (née McKee), Ellen Patricia (Pat) McCusker, Sarah McKeown, Desmond (Des) Brown, May O’Hagan, Felix O’Kane, Henry McGlone (Newbridge) and Bridget Gallagher (Stewartstown) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week -

Sat. 3 Mar.            Stephen O’Kane, Mary Wilson, Frankie Mullan, Patrick O’Kane, Lena Monaghan, Hugh Bradley,

                                Theresa Cartin (MM 11am Magherafelt)

Sun. 4 Mar.          

Mon. 5 Mar.          Martha McVeigh, Jane O’Donnell, Charles Conway

Tues. 6 Mar.         Denis O’Neill, James McLaughlin, Frankie Coyle,

                                Henry J. McNally Snr.

Wed. 7 Mar.          Malachy McSwiggan, Patsy Duffy, Margaret Gillen

Thur. 8 Mar.         Thomas O’Kane

Fri. 9 Mar.             Alphonsus Gribbin, Bobby Hutchinson

Sat 10 Mar.           Marcus O’Hagan Snr., Mary McGlade,

                                Peggy Beattie (MM 11am Magherafelt),

                                Charlie O’Kane (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1914, Loose Plate - £650

Castledawson Envelopes - £317, Loose Plate - £127

Total Standing Orders - £715

3rd NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - £1173

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Peadar Hugh Gribbin, Sé Darragh Duffin, Thomas Patrick Stokes, Rafaela Fernandez and Conn Joseph Logan who were baptised recently.

‘THE BRIDGE’ PROGRAMME - Mass for First Communion children & their parents/guardians will take place today at 9am in Castledawson and at 10.30am in Magherafelt

Weekday Masses in Magherafelt during Lent - Monday 7.30am, 11am & 7.30pm

Tuesday - Friday 7.30am, 11am

Saturday 11am

Please collect your TROCAIRE boxes in the Church.

There will be Rosary in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson every Tuesday 7pm.

 

SHAMROCKS FOR SEMINARIANS

Some seminarians from Redemptoris Mater Seminary Dundalk will be visiting the Parish next weekend, 10/11 March.  They come from this new seminary of the Archdiocese of Armagh where 17 young men are being formed for our Archdiocese.  After Mass they will be distributing shamrock plants for a suggested donation of £2.  Please take a moment to meet these young men and to support their formation to the priesthood.

 

YEAR OF THE FAMILY – parents & young adults are encouraged to read & discuss ‘Amoris Laetitia’ (The Joy of Love), a book written by Pope Francis.

 

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Saturday 12 May – Thursday 17 May (5 nights FB €720 from Belfast); contact Joe 075 2353 8402 / Eugene 079 2802 4985; substantial subsidies & special arrangements available for assisted pilgrims;

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY  

Jackpot £2600 or £200 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; ‘Wednesday Pie Day’

SUNDAY - COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;

MONDAY - ST. JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7.30pm

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

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING 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

LENTEN RESOLUTIONS?  Would you like to spend some time in understanding the Mass better, especially the Old Testament Readings?  Each Wednesday at 7.30pm Sr. Rose will hold a session in the Convent House, ending with a Passover Meal on the last evening, a fitting preparation for Easter.  Everyone welcome

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 5, 8, 9, 19; £25 to Danny Heavron, Geraldine Quinn, Vincent Higgins; Jackpot £2900

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 9, 17, 24; £25 to Angela Doherty, Danny Devlin; Jackpot £3400

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC - Mini Soccer returns Saturday 10am – 11am in Meadowbank 3G, cost £3, everyone welcome; Bonus Ball winner -Ashton Taylor

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819