Bulletin of 18 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 2 M. McMahon, T. McMahon, M. Gates

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

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

25 Mar.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         M. Conlon         C. McNamee, A. Goddard,

                                                            C. Lawlor

Sun. 10.30am      J. O’Brien          E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            C. Shields

Sun. 12 noon        N. O’Connor     K. Donnelly, L. O’Neill, A. McAllister

C’dawson 9am     Sr. Margaret     F. J. O’Kane, L. Brown

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Sheila Kelly, Vera Hutchinson, Annie Vasquez (née McKee), Joan Crotty (Tipperary) and Bridie Woodman (Navan) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week -

Sat. 17 Mar.          Rhona McCloskey, Maureen Quinn, Malachy Murphy

Sun. 18 Mar.        Bridget McNally, Annie Nicholl, Paddy Conway, Brigid Donnelly,

                                Roddy Gribbin (1st Av 10am Newbridge)

Mon. 19 Mar.        Francis Halferty, Teresa McNally, Mary Doyle

Tues. 20 Mar.       Joe Walls, Mary Bradley, Dominic Gallagher, Brian Higgins, Sarah Young, Ann Atchison, Anne Walshe, Alice Scott, Katie Craig

                                Sarah McKeown (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Wed. 21 Mar.       Jane Hughes, Arthur McNally

Thur. 22 Mar.       Brigid Conway, Michael O’Hagan

Fri. 23 Mar.           Edward Gribbin, Charles McCrory

                                Pat McCusker (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

                                Henry McGlone (MM 7pm Newbridge)

Sat 24 Mar.           Seamus O’Loane, Brigid Berryman, Jamie McLaughlin,

                                Barney Berryman (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1774, Loose Plate - £607

Castledawson Envelopes - £397, Loose Plate - £128

Total Standing Orders - £715

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Kai Padre Brian Beattie, Charlie McGuckin, Fionn Henry and Brídín Jacqueline Martin who were baptised recently.

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.

FIRST PENANCE

Magherafelt         Wednesday 21 March 7pm

Castledawson     Thursday 22 March 7pm

Kilronan School  Wednesday 21 March 10am

FIRST COMMUNION

Magherafelt         Saturday 12 May 11am

Castledawson     Saturday 19 May 11am

Kilronan School Saturday 12 May 2pm

CONFIRMATION

Magherafelt         Sunday 3 June 3pm

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

 

SPRED Special Religious Education – Penitential Service in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 20 March 7.30pm

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

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION – Are you interested in becoming a facilitator with ACCORD?  Contact 028 3833 4781 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY  

Jackpot £2700 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.

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 7, 12, 13; £25 to Conan O’Brien, Luke Donnelly, Peter Tohill; Jackpot £3100

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 3, 15, 18; £25 to Anton Devlin, Terry Heaney; Jackpot £3600

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

ANNUAL CHURCH ISLAND 5K FUN RUN/WALK & 10K RUN – Saturday 24 March 11am, proceeds to Trocaire & Wolfetones GAC, (also 1 mile run for children under 11 at 10am)