Parish of Portglenone

Diocese of Down and Connor




This Week's Bulletin


Over the while the weekly bulletin will be placed on this page, and then at the bottom can be downloaded as a pdf file.






Mass Times




Saturday Vigil 7.00pm     

11am Sunday Morning

(No Children’s Liturgy until further notice)  



Monday:     9.00am

Tuesday:    9.00am (NB)           NB Time for Summer period!

Wednesday:  9.00am

Thursday:  9.00am Friday:   7:30pm

Saturday:  10.00am



Recently Deceased:  Maurice McKenna (Kilrea, funeral in Drumagarner on Mon at 11am), Kevin Higgins (father of Rosie, married to Michael Mulholland, who died in Leicester), Ernest McGuckien (Randalstown, father of  Fr Kevin), Sarah Hughes (Bellaghy), Stephanie Webb (Month’s Mind Fri 25th July at 7:30pm), John Quinn (Ahoghill), Anna Jane Semple, (Month’s Mind Sun 20th at 11am)

Anniversaries:   Willie Higgins, Rose McErlean (2nd), Jamesie McLaughlin (30th), Vincent Cushnahan, Michael Graham, Rose Mary O'Boyle (6th anniversary), Michael Nash, Elizabeth Neeson, Thomas Anthony McKeever, James O’Neill, Gerard Convery.  May they, and all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sun 20th July

Vigil: A.M. O’Neill & Danny Scullion

11am:  Paul McKeever & Maura Cushnahan

Sun 27th July

Vigil:  Una Porter & Vera McAleese

11am:  Nuala McAleese & Cathal McShane



Sun 20th July

Vigil:  Danny McAleese

11am:  Thomas McLarnon

Sun 27th July

Vigil:  Jennifer McKeever

11am:  Mary Addison


Altar Servers:

Sun 20th July Frances McAteer, Eimear Convery, Caitlin Walsh.

Sun 27th July Alisha Convery, Catherine Mooney, Marie Kearney


Recent Collections:

13/07/14:  Weekly £586.60, Door & Candles £125.87, Education of Diocesan Students  £10.00, Priest’s Monthly £179.00.  Again, many thanks for your support.


Ahoghill Knock Pilgrimage

The annual Ahoghill pilgrimage to Knock will be on Friday 1st August.  Bus leaves St Mary’s Ahoghill church carpark at 7am.  Other collection points will be Main Street, Portglenone and Cookstown.  There is a cooked breakfast provided.  The cost is £20 per adult and £10 per child.  To book a seat contact Mrs Eileen Devlin, Mrs Mary Martin, Sinead Dougan or Anne Martin (07955252570)


Portglenone Enterprise Group Summer Scheme 2014   

Places Still Available !

Includes a week of fun filled activities and a Trip!!!

Week 2   (11-14yr olds)   21st- 25th July  £20

Week 3   (14-18yr olds)   28th July-1st August £20

Week 4   (4-7yr olds)   4th- 8th August £20 Some Places Still Available. Numbers restricted!  Registration Forms available at PEG, 21 Main St Portglenone 9-2 pm Mon- Thurs, 9-11am Fri.


Sister Rocio, a Comboni Sister,

for which the CD/DVD was produced and the Fun Run/Walk was held to raise monies for the Mission in Sudan associated with Fr Tom McDonnell, will be speaking at the Masses this weekend 19/20 July to update us on their work.



The Second Reading today reminds us that often ‘we do not know what we ought to pray for’. In other words, should we always and on every occasion trust that we know what’s best for us and that God, acknowledging our far-sightedness, should simply respond positively to our every demand? Let’s reflect for a moment on all that we have prayed for over the years. Had every request been granted precisely as we had requested it, how might our lives be different today? Indeed, as Garth Brooks will remind us over the coming days: ‘Sometimes God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.’

Salvador Ryan, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth



The Big Splash Triathlon and River Festival 2014


Enter both 5 A-Side Football & It's a Knock Out for £50 per team!


All enquires and bookings please contact the PEG office on 02825820150 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Monday 21st July  Soap Box Derby  Portglenone’s First Soap Box Derby. Meets at Mission Hall Findlaystown Rd @6.30pm for start at 7.30pm. Minimum donation £20 per team. Register with Tony before 18th July. Mob 0752273749 or PEG 02825820150. Or  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rules and regulations apply all vehicles must have back brakes, steering and helmets worn. Trophy Prizes!. 


Tuesday 22nd July 5A-Side Football at Third Presbyterian Church Grounds, Townhill Road, 6.30pm for 7.00pm kick off. £30 per team.  Contact Paula 07821832316


Family Camp Night in Portglenone  Monastery Grounds. Pitch between 7 and 9pm. Camp Fire Songs and Games.

rganized barbecue, adults £5, children £3. No alcohol permitted.  Contact Tony 07752273749 or PEG Ph 02825820150 for booking before Friday 18th July 12 noon. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wednesday 23rd July ‘It’s a Knock Out’ on the River

Meet at the Portglenone Marina, 6.30pm for 7..00pm start. £30 per team of 6. Inflatable, obstacle and water challenges! Register with Lucy 07835119817. Before Friday 18th July . Cash Prize.


Thursday 24th July Vintage Cavalcade.

From Hawthorne Inn Kilrea Road to Market Square Portglenone. Register at Hawthorne Inn 6.30pm. £5 per vehicle.


Culture and Heritage Exhibitions Orange Hall 8-8.30pm, GAC 8.45-9.15pm.


Late Night Shopping


World Cup Teddy Bear Hunt for Families refreshments provided. Contact PEG office 02825820150 for details.


Friday  25th July Teddy Bears Picnic

in Portglenone Forest at the Portglenone Marina 6.30pm-8pm. Bring a healthy picnic. Contact Michilo 07704908000.


‘Ceili in The Square’ (alternative venue if wet) 8.30 -10.30 pm . Music by Alastair Scott Ceili Band.


Saturday 26th July The Big Splash & Triathlon

Triathlon Registration 9.30 am. Start 12noon. Enter online Individual and relay team entries. Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female overall and 1st relay team.


Family Fun Day 11am –4pm Portglenone’s First Food & Craft Marquee- come along and tickle your taste buds.


Family Fun Water Activities from 2pm. Market Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Barbecue, Loads of fun activities on the River.


Evening Concert at Portglenone Marina, Music By Gary McAvoy and his Garth Brooks Tribute Band Refreshments in the Bar plus Pig on the Spit. Music from 7.30pm,  Garth Brooks Tribute Band at 9.00pm. 


Sunday 27th July Cross Community Gospel Concert  at the Portglenone Marina 6.30pm Everyone Welcome Barbecue - Donation Only


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