Bulletin of 8 December 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 2 M. McMahon, T. McMahon

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary - Tuesday 7pm

Altar Society Dec. Group 5 B. Foster, O. Heaney, C. Foster

15 Dec.                  READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         P. Quinn            S. Speirs, E. Bradley, P. McKee

Sun. 10.30am      T. White             J. Clayton, R. Clayton, M. Treanor

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne      W. Cassidy, M. Treharne,

                                                            D. Loughran

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           C. McKenna, S. McGuckin

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Brigid Murray, May Gallagher, Fr. James McNally, Charlie Doyle (Cookstown), Christopher Trolan (Portstewart), Cathy Walls (née Flynn, Bangor) and Maureen Hegarty (Fallagloon) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sat. 7 Dec.            Susan McGill, Johnny Doyle, Peter McKenna

                                Denis McElhone (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 8 Dec.          Maureen McGrath, Mona Convery, Liam Gribbin, Malachy Carmichael, Susan Mallon, Patsy Doherty, Tony Gallagher

Mon. 9 Dec.          Annie Doyle, Lucy Donnelly,

                                Sean McKay (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 10 Dec.      Henry Tohill, Mary Anne Puxley, Catherine Hatton

Wed. 11 Dec.       Harry McNally Jnr, Declan Henry, Bridget Stokes

Thurs. 12 Dec.    Harry Shivers

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

                                Dae Cartin (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat. 14 Dec.         Elizabeth Gallagher, Philip McGoldrick, Henry Joe Purvis, Mary McSwiggan

DECEMBER DUES COLLECTION -

Magherafelt Envelopes - £4174, Loose Plate - £725; Castledawson Envelopes - £647, Loose Plate - £95

Total Standing Orders - £768

 

MAGHERAFELT APOSTOLIC WORKERS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION – after all Masses today, all proceeds will go to the Missions

 

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Mollie Maria McMillan, Deaghlan Francis O’Neill and Connor Patrick Stokes who were baptised recently.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Claire Monaghan & Cathal Rodgers who were married recently.

 

ADVENT HOLY HOUR - Thursday 12 December 7pm

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Castledawson – Sunday 15 December 5pm tea & refreshments afterwards in the school

Magherafelt – Sunday 22 December 5pm

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

NEW ROTA for Eucharistic Ministers to the Nursing Homes (Brooklands & Milesian) available in the Sacristy

 

NEW ROW PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY for children starting Y1 in September, Thursday 12 December 9.30am – 11am or 1.30pm – 2.30pm, everyone welcome to see the outstanding learning taking place every day; enjoy a tour of our Upgraded Facilities guided by School Council members; apply online Tuesday 7 January - 12noon Thursday 30 January, www.eani.org/admissions

 

Please leave all anniversary notices for the Christmas period to the Parish Office / Sacristy as soon as possible

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819; Christmas Cards now available in the Church, £2.50

 

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY

JACKPOT £2650, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; come & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am - 3pm; CHRISTMAS DINNER Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 & Friday 20 December 12noon or 1.30pm, please book your place now

 

SUNDAY - COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

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

TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9am; WHIST 2pm; PILATES 7pm; LINE DANCING 8pm

WEDNESDAY – KNITTING GROUP 10.30am; PILATES 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm; contact Tanya 077 1316 1766; PILOXING 7pm

THURSDAY – TAE KWON DO 4pm; ST JOHN’S BOWLING CLUB 7:30pm

FRIDAY - SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER Parish Centre Sunday 15 December 1pm (sharp), for tickets please contact the helpline & leave your details - 028 7930 0819

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 7, 13, 18, 26; £25 to Fr. John Gates, Karen Cudden, Jared Monaghan; Jackpots - £5000 & £3100; AGM Wednesday 11 December 7.30pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 1, 8, 11, 20; £25 to Aidan McElhone, Tom & Karl; Jackpot £800; AGM Sunday 8 December 6pm in the club rooms - members invited to attend to elect committee for 2020 & discuss the way ahead, new members welcome

 

PROJECT SANTA FUNDRAISING EVENT – Specialist Joinery Maghera, Sunday 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm, 4pm – 7.30pm, to book tickets contact 028 7964 3021 or www.eventbrite.co.uk