Bulletin of 31 March 2019

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 2 M. McMahon, T. McMahon

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am

Altar Society Apr. Group 2 J. Barry, P. Gallagher, L. Gallagher

7 Apr.                     READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         A. McGuckin     S. Speirs, E. Bradley, P. McKee

Sun. 10.30am      F. Lynch            E. Bradley, J. McLaughlin,

                                                            C. Shields

Sun. 12 noon        C. O’Kane         W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     S. McKenna      C. Diamond, E. Gallagher

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for John Corran, Eamon Foy, Phyllis Walshe, John McLaughlin, Jim Kielt, Eileen Kearns (Newbridge) and Dessie Gorrell (England) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week -

Sat. 30 Mar.          Alfie Heaney, Brigid Berryman

Sun. 31 Mar.        Danny Walsh, Hugh Devlin, Mary Elizabeth Hyland

Mon. 1 Apr.          

Tues. 2 Apr.         Shane Cuffe, Eileen O’Kane

Wed. 3 Apr.          Joe McNeill

Thurs. 4 Apr.        Jim Henry

Fri. 5 Apr.              John Smith

Sat. 6 Apr.             Mary Tohill, Teresa O’Loane

(Sunday 7 April Maggie McGuckin MM 12noon Magherafelt)

CHURCH COLLECTION

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1787, Loose Plate - £647; Castledawson Envelopes - £303, Loose Plate - £123

Total Standing Orders - £768

 

NEW PARISH ENVELOPES commence next weekend Sunday 7 April.  Please use the orange envelope in your new box and discard the yellow one in your old box.  Some boxes remain for the team of envelope distributers to collect from the Parish Office.

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

 

FIRST FRIDAY OF APRIL – Mass at 11am in Magherafelt; the sick & housebound will be visited this week; Novena to St. Pio 11am, Magherafelt; Fr Gates will do his visits on Tuesday & Wednesday instead of Thursday & Friday.

Neil Collins, a Columban Father, will visit the Parish today 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 £3150 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 Improvers 6.30pm & 7.30pm, Beginners 8.30pm, contact Tanya 077 1316 1766 or book online www.tyfitness.co.uk; 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

ANNUAL BIG BREAKFAST in aid of Parkinson's UK Thursday 11 April 10am - 1pm, everyone welcome

 

‘THE POPE IN AGHAGASKIN’ – Thursday 11, Friday 12 & Saturday 13 April; tickets are selling fast, don’t miss out, available from the Parish Centre (also at Bingo & Sundays 11am), Castledawson Sacristy or O’Brien’s Pharmacy

 

ST MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL - Spring Concert Thurs. 4 Apr. 7.30pm

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 13, 23, 24; £25 to Nancy Averall, Ciara Goddard, Shauna McLarnon; Jackpot £3900

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 10, 14, 17, 19; £25 to Harry Gribbin, Peter Henry; Jackpot £600

 

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FC - Mini Soccer Saturdays Meadowbank Arena 10am; ST FINBARR’S HURLING CLUB - U6s -U12s Training Tuesdays Meadowbank Arena 6pm