Bulletin of 24 March 2019

     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 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

Altar Society Mar. Group 1 M. Wilson, M. Robinson

31 Mar.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         M. Conlon         C. Lawlor, A. Goddard, M. Gates

Sun. 10.30am      T. White             G. McGuckin, M. Ludlow,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        E. McKee          K. Donnelly, M. Murphy,

                                                            A. McAllister

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

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Eamon Foy, Phyllis Walshe, John McLaughlin, Margaret McGuckin, Jim Kielt and Dessie Gorrell (England) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries occur this week -

Sat. 23 Mar.          Edward Gribbin, Barney Berryman, Marie Therese Wheldon (née Walls)

Sun. 24 Mar.        Seamus O’Loane, Charlie Rafferty, Charles McCrory, Michael O’Hagan, Jamie McLaughlin

Mon. 25 Mar.        David Boorman, Hughie Niblock (Snr), Maria Dillon, Leo McKeown

Tues. 26 Mar.       Kathleen Higgins, Jim Joe Gallagher, Eddie Quinn, Madeleine O’Connell

Wed. 27 Mar.       Edmund O’Neill, Lorna Kandel, Pat Hagan

Thurs. 28 Mar.    

Fri. 29 Mar.           Eugene McElhone, Patrick Joseph O’Neill, Patrick Conway, Veronica O’Kane, Kathleen McNicholl, Brigid McKee

Sat. 30 Mar.          Alfie Heaney, Brigid Berryman

CHURCH COLLECTION

Magherafelt Envelopes - £2291, Loose Plate - £921; Castledawson Envelopes - £355, Loose Plate - £126

Total Standing Orders - £768

 

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Phoebe Rose McQuillan who was baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Catherine Logue & Andrew McCartney who were married recently.

WEEKDAY MASSES DURING LENT

Monday 11am & 7.30pm

Tuesday - Friday 7.30am, 11am

Saturday 11am

 

PARISH ROSARY – Wednesdays 7.30pm during Lent in Magherafelt; Tuesdays 7pm in Castledawson

 

NEW PARISH ENVELOPES commence on Sunday 7 April and boxes are ready for the team of envelope distributers to collect from the Parish Office.

SPRED Special Religious Education – Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 26 March 7.30pm

Neil Collins, a Columban Father, will visit the Parish on Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March to remind us of Christ’s call ‘to preach the Gospel to every creature’.  The Columbans were founded as ‘The Maynooth Mission to China’ just over 100 years ago; today they have missions in many countries & we can read about them in the Far East magazine.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE - Tuesday 28 May, 7 nights, group leader Phyllis Mulligan accompanied by Fr. Des Branigan, for more details contact Phyllis 00 353 87 2028492 or Fr Des 078 0990 3691

 

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 14 & 15 June; for details & online booking see www.courses.accord.ie

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY  

Jackpot £3100 or £200 if not won on the night, 46 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome, come along & support your Parish

 

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO Tuesday - Friday 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; LINE DANCING 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILATES 7pm & 8.15pm; PILOXING 8pm

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

FRIDAY - SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm

 

OPEN ART EXHIBITION – now running in the Parish Centre, call in and view the work on display

 

‘THE POPE IN AGHAGASKIN’ – Thursday 11, Friday 12 & Saturday 13 April, tickets available from the Parish Centre (also at Bingo & Sundays 11am), Castledawson Sacristy & O’Brien’s Pharmacy

 

ST MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL - SPRING CONCERT Thursday 4 April 7.30pm, Adults £6, Students & Senior Citizens £4, everyone welcome

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 21, 25, 26, 29; £25 to Mya Barry, Willie Higgins, Jackie Martin; Jackpot £3800

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 12, 21, 23; Jackpot winner Noeleen Devlin; New Jackpot £500

 

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC - Mini Soccer Saturdays Meadowbank Arena 10am, £3

 

ST FINBARR’S HURLING CLUB - U6s -U12s Training Tuesdays Meadowbank Arena 6pm