Bulletin of 23 February 2020

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

ST PATRICK, CASTLEDAWSON Sunday 9am, Rosary – Tues. 7pm

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

1 Mar.                    READERS            EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

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

Sun. 10.30am      C. Purvis            G. McGuckin, M. Ludlow,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        C. Trainor          K. Donnelly, M. Murphy, E. Young

C’dawson 9am     A. Brown           N. O’Kane, R. O’Kane

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Philomena Bradley, Rosaleen Walls, Pat Brennan (Dublin) and Joe Hegarty (Maghera) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week

Sat. 22 Feb.          Mary Moran

Sun. 23 Feb.         Anne Louden Lynch, Agnes Heaney, Annie & Patrick Conway, Joe Rafferty, Josie Goff,

                                William Prendergast (MM)

Mon. 24 Feb.        Brigid McGonigle, John Murray

Tues. 25 Feb.       Jimmy Quinn, George Quinn, Pat Downey

Wed. 26 Feb.        Dan Bradley

Thurs. 27 Feb.    

Fri. 28 Feb.           Kathleen McElhone, Annie Mary McKenna, Terry McKee

Sat. 29 Feb.         

FEBRUARY DUES COLLECTION –

Magherafelt Envelopes - £1970, Loose Plate - £713; Castledawson Envelopes - £270, Loose Plate - £125

Total Standing Orders - £768

 

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Cían Patrick Young and Daniel Joseph McAuley who were baptised recently.

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES CHURCH GATE COLLECTION, to enable the sick to travel to Lourdes, will be held today after all Masses.  There will be no St. Vincent de Paul collection.

 

MILL HILL MISSIONARIES (St. Joseph’s Missionary Society) – will promote their missionary magazine ‘The Advocate’ at all Masses today.

ASH WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 26 February is ASH WEDNESDAY, the first day of Lent and a day of fast and abstinence. 

Masses in Magherafelt - 7.30am, 9.30am, 11am & 7.30pm; Mass in Castledawson - 7.30pm

 

WEEKDAY MASSES DURING LENT

Monday 11am & 7.30pm

Tuesday - Friday 7.30am, 11am

Saturday 11am

TIME TO CONNECT – Christ Church Castledawson, Sundays in Lent commencing Sunday 1 March 4pm – 4.45pm, led by Christ Church & St. Patrick’s Castledawson, Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and other lay people.  During this Lenten period, we invite you to spend some time in quiet reflection and prayer on the theme ‘I am not alone’; for those of all denominations & none, from every age group & from all walks of life, everyone welcome. 

PARISH ENVELOPES The Parish Register is being updated for the New Envelopes which begin on Sunday 12 April.  If you are not yet registered (i.e. do not receive a box of envelopes), are new to the Parish or if you have moved house since last year we would appreciate if you would contact the Parish Office with your details.

PARISH CENTRE              

SUNDAY

JACKPOT £2200, 45 calls, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; come & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – Tues – Fri 9am – 3pm

 

SUNDAY - COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass

MONDAY - BOWLING 7:30pm

TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS 9.15am; WHIST 2pm

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

THURSDAY – TAE KWON DO 4pm; BOWLING 7:30pm

FRIDAY - SMITH SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE 6pm, contact Eugene 028 7964 3304

COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 7 March 10am – 2pm in aid of Habitat for Humanity, everyone welcome

 

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 2, 7, 13, 27; £25 to Martin Loughran, Sean Purvis, Cormac McAlynn; Jackpots - £5000 & £4300; QPR Suicide Prevention Training Fri. 28 Feb. 6pm – 10.30pm

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 11, 13, 18, 19; £25 to Dolores Heaney, Colin Reid; Jackpot £1900; to take part in the fundraising Lotto contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370; Football Training for Pre-School age group continues Sunday 10am, contact Paul Gribbin 079 2125 3293.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Helpline 028 7930 0819

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES

Pastoral Centre, Maghera – 17 & 18 April, 15 & 16 May, 2, 9, & 16 June, for details & booking www.courses.accord.ie