Bulletin of 11 March 18

Bulletin of 11 March 18

PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Branigan                                                                           www.magherafeltparish.org


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 followed by Benediction 7.15pm

Altar Society – Group 1 B. McCusker, R. Walls, M. McSwiggan


Altar Society Mar. Group 4 A. Martin, P. Hanson, M. Quinn

18 Mar.                  READERS        EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Vigil 6.15pm         M. McLaughlin M. Gates, P. McKee, R. Tohill

Sun. 10.30am      F. Gallagher     G. McGuckin, M. Ludlow,

                                                            M. Duncan

Sun. 12 noon        A. Treharne      B. Kelly, B. McGuckin, N. Duffin

C’dawson 9am     S. Keenan         N. O’Kane, C. Diamond

REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Sheila Kelly, Vera Hutchinson, Annie Vasquez (née McKee), Ellen Patricia (Pat) McCusker, Sarah McKeown, Bridie Woodman (Navan), Henry McGlone (Newbridge) and Bridget Gallagher (Stewartstown) who died recently and for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 10 Mar.          Marcus O’Hagan Snr., Mary McGlade,

                                Peggy Beattie (MM 11am Magherafelt),

                                Charlie O’Kane (1st Av 6.15pm Magherafelt)

Sun. 11 Mar.        Robert Deehan, John Larkin, Jim Toner

Mon. 12 Mar.        Catherine McGurk, Mary Elizabeth Bradley,

                                Felix O’Kane (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Tues. 13 Mar.       Gerard MacLarnon, Peter McKenzie, Hugh McGeown, Annie Masterson,

                                May O’Hagan (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Wed. 14 Mar.       Mabel Nelson, Cassie Conway, Francis MacFalone, Noreen Devlin

Thur. 15 Mar.       Mary Agnes McCallion, John O’Kane, Kathleen McKee

Fri. 16 Mar.           Gretta McLaughlin, John Johnston, Mary Scullion, John Doherty,

                                Desmond Brown (MM 7.30pm Magherafelt)

Sat 17 Mar.           Rhona McCloskey, Maureen Quinn


Magherafelt Envelopes – £2077, Loose Plate – £727

Castledawson Envelopes – £289, Loose Plate – £115

Total Standing Orders – £715

WELCOME TO THE PARISH FAMILY Today we greet Dylan Dermot Bell and Charlie Anthony Bell who were baptised recently.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Hatton & Emma Browne who were married recently.


Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt –

Vigil Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 9am & 11am (as Gaeilge)

St Patrick’s, Castledawson – Saturday 10am


Some seminarians from Redemptoris Mater Seminary Dundalk will be visiting the Parish this weekend.  They come from this new seminary of the Archdiocese of Armagh where 17 young men are being formed for our Archdiocese.  After Mass they will be distributing shamrock plants for a suggested donation of £2.  Please take a moment to meet these young men and to support their formation to the priesthood.


LITURGY GROUP – Meeting in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13 March 8pm


SPRED Special Religious Education – Meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm

Weekday Masses in Magherafelt during Lent – Monday 7.30am, 11am & 7.30pm

Tuesday – Friday 7.30am, 11am

Saturday 11am

Please collect your TROCAIRE boxes in the Church.

There will be Rosary in St. Patrick’s Church Castledawson every Tuesday 7pm.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – Helpline 028 7930 0819

PARISH CENTRE              


Jackpot £2650 or £200 if not won on the night, books £7, flyer £1, doors open 7pm; everyone welcome; please come along & support your Parish

EXPRESSIONS BISTRO – open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 3pm; ‘Wednesday Pie Day’

SUNDAY – COFFEE TIME after 10.30am Mass;


TUESDAY – PARENTS & TODDLERS; WHIST 2pm; PILATES new 4 week block from 13 March 7pm, contact Therese 078 6790 1666; ZUMBA 8pm

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

THURSDAY – SLIMMING WORLD 10am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; TAE KWON DO 4pm; BOWLS 7.30pm


LENTEN RESOLUTIONS?  Would you like to spend some time in understanding the Mass better, especially the Old Testament Readings?  Each Wednesday at 7.30pm Sr. Rose will hold a session in the Convent House, ending with a Passover Meal on the last evening, a fitting preparation for Easter.


O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. – Lotto 3, 5, 7, 18; £25 to Dermot Kerr, Kerr family, James Glass; Jackpot £3000

ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. – Lotto 8, 13, 17, 23; £25 to Liam Craig, Oliver Lupari; Jackpot £3500

MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES FCMini Soccer returns Saturday 10am – 11am in Meadowbank 3G, cost £3, everyone welcome; Bonus Ball winner – Paul Cartin

ST. MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL all Year 12 pupils and their parents are invited to a Sixth Form Information Evening on Tuesday 13 March at 7pm, further information available on school website.