Bulletin of 16 Decemer 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 5 A. McVey, M. Purvis

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

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

23 Dec.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         P. Deehan        C. Lawlor, A. Goddard, M. Gates

Sun. 10.30am      Sr. Caitriona     E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            C. Shields

Sun. 12 noon        E. McKee          B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9am     Sr. Margaret     C. Diamond, E. Gallagher

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Denis McElhone, Tommy McKee, Rose Madden, Jack McSorley (Trillick), Seamus McBride (Ballinascreen), Monica McGeown (Omagh), Joan Campfield (née Fleming) and Mickey Conway (Swatragh) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week -

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

                                Harry Shivers (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 16 Dec.        Gerry Graham, Michael Carr, Breige McGurk, Teresa O’Brien

Mon. 17 Dec.       Mary McGeown, Margaret Gallagher, Joseph O’Donnell, Frank Morgan

Tues. 18 Dec.      James Hanson, Billy Duffy, Jim Joe Scullion

Wed. 19 Dec.       Claire Morrison, Thomas Scullion

Thurs. 20 Dec.    Rose Donnelly, Bridie Morgan, Pat McGlade, Patsy & Brigid Bateson

Fri. 21 Dec.          Josie Lagan, Mary O’Hagan, Margaret Gallagher

Sat. 22 Dec.         Ena Agnew, Annie Berryman, Louis Doyle, Catherine O’Hagan,

                                Kestutis Damasas (1st Av 11am Magherafelt)

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1664, Loose Plate - £713

Castledawson Envelopes - £376, Loose Plate - £112

IEC COLLECTION - £1381

Total Standing Orders - £768

CHRISTMAS & ADVENT SERVICES

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES

Our Lady of the Assumption Magherafelt –

today 3pm with light refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre

 

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

 

Christmas Eve Masses

9pm Castledawson

9pm Magherafelt

Christmas Day Masses

8.00am, 10.30am, 12 noon Magherafelt

9am Castledawson

 

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

16 May – 21 May 2019, contact Joe 078 0950 5078 / Eugene 079 2802 4985, substantial subsidies & special arrangements available for assisted pilgrims

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819; Christmas Cards now available £3.50 per pack of 10

 

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES Pastoral Centre, Maghera - 22 & 23 March (limited places), 26 & 27 April, 24 & 25 May, 14 & 15 June; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie

 

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY  

Jackpot £2400 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

TUESDAY - WHIST 2pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am;

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 20 December 2pm, all are welcome

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 23, 24, 25, 27; £25 to Sorcha McVey, Conor McGarry, Maureen Rea; Jackpot £2400

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 13, 14, 23; £25 to Niall Shivers, Ruairi Shivers; Jackpot £1200

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC - Mini Soccer will resume Saturday 12 January Meadowbank Arena 10am; Christmas Draw (top prize £1000) will take place on Friday 21 December, tickets still available from any club member.  We wish you all a Happy Christmas & thank you for your continued support.

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

BIG BREAKFAST with Santa in The Elk Sat. 22 Dec. 9am – 12noon in aid of Special Olympics Ireland

 

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT Saturday 22 December 7.30pm in St Swithin’s Church with Rebecca Murphy & special guests, tickets £12 & £7 from Top 40 or 079 3659 9560, part proceeds to St Swithin’s Church Restoration Fund