Bulletin of 2 December 18

Fr. J. Gates PP                    30 King Street       Tel. 028 7963 2439                             PARISH OF MAGHERAFELT                Parish Office 028 7963 3635           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fr. D. Branigan CC            12 Aughrim Road Tel. 078 0990 3691                                                                                                             Parish Centre 028 7963 1726        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

     PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Branigan                                                                     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, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society - Group 3 M. O’Neill, I. Beattie, P. Deehan

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

Altar Society Dec. Group 3 D. Keenan, C. Diamond, G. Young

9 Dec.                    READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         A. McGuckin     S. Speirs, E. Bradley, Sr. Caitriona

Sun. 10.30am      J. O’Brien          J. Clayton, R. Clayton, M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        F. Convery        E. Mulholland, M. McGee,

                                                            A. McGuckin

C’dawson 9am     N. Corrigan       N. O’Kane, C. Diamond

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Tommy McKee, Rose Madden, Monica McGeown (Omagh), Joan Campbell (née Fleming), Mickey Conway (Swatragh), Kevin Laverty (Toome) and Ultan Branigan (Drogheda) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week -

Sat. 1 Dec.            Bridget Tohill

Sun. 2 Dec.          Sarah McCaughan, Michael Burke, Fr. Brendan Fleming

Mon. 3 Dec.          Mary Higgins, Patsy & Barney McWilliams, John McKeever,

                                Peter McKenna (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 4 Dec.        Sadie Niblock, Peter Doyle

Wed. 5 Dec.         John Lynch, Susanna McMurray, Mary Lagan

Thurs. 6 Dec.       Andrew McErlean, Tony McGuckin

Fri. 7 Dec.             Susan McGill,

                                Lucy Donnelly (1st Av 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 8 Dec.            Mona Convery, Maureen McGrath, Susan Mallon, Patsy Doherty, Malachy Carmichael,

                                Peter Kealey (MM Bellaghy)

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1975, Loose Plate - £636

Castledawson Envelopes - £348, Loose Plate - £122

Total Standing Orders - £768

 

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Michael James Collins who was baptised recently.

 

FIRST FRIDAY OF DECEMBER – Mass at 11am in Magherafelt; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt

 

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

 

SPRED Special Religious Education – Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 4 December 7.30pm

 

NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY for children starting Y1 in September, Tuesday 4 December 9.30am – 11am or 1.30pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS will be ready for distribution from Thursday.  We would ask the team of envelope distributers to please collect them from the Parish Centre.  We appreciate your help at this busy time of the year.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES

St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson – Sunday 9 December 5pm, with tea & refreshments afterwards in the school

Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt –

Sunday 16 December 3pm

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Christmas Cards now available £3.50 per pack of 10

DERRYCHRIN PRIMARY SCHOOL ‘The Gift of Christmas’ – A Celebration of Christmas Music featuring Karl McGuckin & Malachi Cush, Niamh McGlinchey & Derrychrin PS Choir, St Patrick’s Church, Ballinderry 7.30pm, Thursday 13 December; tickets £20 still available from Magherafelt Parish Office

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY  

Jackpot £2300 or £200 if not won on the night, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish

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

SUNDAY - COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

MONDAY - ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7:30pm

TUESDAY - PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm

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

THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm; ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7:30pm

FRIDAY – SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm

 

ST PIUS X COLLEGE Craft Fair Thursday 6 December from 6pm

The Holy Family Sisters & Lay members of the Association wish to thank all those who helped in any way to make their efforts for displaced young people & orphans (Sri Lanka) so successful; the total amount raised was £1520.

HOLY HOUR – in the Convent House Thursday 6th, 13th & 20th December 2pm, all are welcome

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 12, 14, 17, 23; £25 to Paul Hardman, Daniel Purvis, A. McEldowney; Jackpot £2200; AGM Wednesday 12 December 8pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 9, 18, 24; £25 to Ned O’Neill, Matthew Gavigan; Jackpot £1000; AGM - Tuesday 4 December; YOUTH PRESENTATION NIGHT – Friday 14 December

 

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC - Mini Soccer Meadowbank Arena Saturdays 10am, £3; Christmas Draw, top prize £1000, tickets £10, from any member

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER Parish Centre Sun. 9 Dec. 1pm, for tickets phone Helpline 028 7930 0819