Bulletin of 9 December 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, Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society - Group 4 E. Gogarty, U. McLaughlin, M. Campbell

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

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

16 Dec.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         C. Donoghue    M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am      C. Purvis            G. McGuckin, J. Fingleton,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        C. Trainor          W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     S. Keenan         F.J. O’Kane, L. Brown

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Denis McElhone, Tommy McKee, Rose Madden, Monica McGeown (Omagh), Joan Campfield (née Fleming) and Mickey Conway (Swatragh) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week -

Sat. 8 Dec.            Mona Convery, Maureen McGrath, Susan Mallon, Patsy Doherty, Malachy Carmichael, Anthony Gallagher, Liam Gribbin, Edward Rocks

                                Peter Kealey (MM Bellaghy)

Sun. 9 Dec.          Annie Doyle, John McNulty

Mon. 10 Dec.       Henry Tohill, Mickey Joe McGurk, Catherine Hatton, Michael Gates

Tues. 11 Dec.      Declan Henry, Bridget Stokes, John McKeown, Henry J. (Harry) McNally

Wed. 12 Dec.      

Thurs. 13 Dec.    Tiny Martin, Pat McDonagh, Jack Kerr

Fri. 14 Dec.          Hugh McCloskey, Elizabeth Gallagher, Philip McGoldrick, Mary McSwiggan, Eileen Fleming

                                Kevin Laverty (MM)

Sat. 15 Dec.         Margaret Deehan, Brigid O’Neill, Sue Murray,

                                Harry Shivers (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION DECEMBER DUES

Magherafelt Envelopes - £3859, Loose Plate - £676

Castledawson Envelopes - £551, Loose Plate - £138

Total Standing Orders - £768

 

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Niamh Rose McKee who was baptised recently.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS are ready for distribution.  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.

 

ADVENT SERVICES

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES

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

Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt –

Sunday 16 December 3pm

 

PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE

Magherafelt – Wednesday 19 December 7.30pm

 

CONFESSIONS

Sunday 16 December & Sunday 23 December after 9am Mass Castledawson

Monday 17 December after 11am & 7.30pm Masses in Magherafelt

Tuesday 18 December – Friday 21 December after 11am Mass in Magherafelt

Saturday 22 December 11.30am – 1pm Magherafelt

 

 

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 £2350 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

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

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

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 6, 9, 12, 30; £25 to Brendan Masterson, Stephen McLoughlin, Megan Meben; Jackpot £2300; AGM Wednesday 12 December 8pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 8, 12, 19; £25 to Jean Marshall, Ryan Hughes; Jackpot £1100; YOUTH PRESENTATION NIGHT – Friday 14 December with special guest Monaghan All-star Rory Beggan

 

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

ANNUAL CHARITY BREAKFAST Russell Shiels Tyres Ltd, Saturday 22 December 8.30am – 11.30am, in aid of NI Children’s Hospice & Kilronan School everyone welcome

BIG BREAKFAST in The Elk Saturday 22 December 9am – 12noon in aid of Special Olympics Ireland