Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton Colliery                                                               

Parish Priest: Fr. Peter Stoddart Tel. 0191 5261150  email

Pastoral Support: Fr. John Masshedar Tel.07811101704                Parish Contact:  Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 07932 465188

School/Parish Link: Charlotte Carr Tel. 07538 258781   Parish Welfare/Safeguarding Representative: Jo Anne Laing 07528 753110

PARISH NEWS 24th October 2021 Your prayers are asked for all the sick and housebound including; Isaac, James, Jude, Nancy, Steven Briggs, Steven Briggs Snr., Christopher Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Fr. Dickson, Connie Evans, John Frain, Lynsy, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, A very sick person, all our sick friends and relatives.   All who are affected by the virus and/or are shielding.

 The Sanctuary Lamp  Intention for this week is for the living and deceasedmembers of the McCluskey families

 Mass Intentions

Sat      (23rd)  4.30 p.m. William and Mary Punshon (RIP), Anne Sanderson (RIP), Dorothy and 

                                      Andrew McCartin (RIP) & People of the Parish

 Wed  (27th)     10 a.m.    Agnes (RIP, ann.)           

 Fri    (29th )    10 a.m.    Clare (RIP)

 Sat    (30th)     4.30 p.m. Tony Ryan and Carole Baker (RIP), Frank and Winnie McCluskey (RIP

                                      & People of the Parish

 Confessions:  Fr. Peter will hear confessions between 3.45 p.m. and 4.15 p.m. in the chapel on Saturdays.   

(Please remember to maintain social distancing


Harvest Thanksgiving:  Tonight we offer prayers of thanksgiving for the food we are fortunate enough to have on our tables.  The food brought along tonight will be donated to the food bank and will make a huge difference to those less fortunate than ourselves, especially as the winter approaches.  Many of you regularly contribute items and cash, but if everyone brought something along it will be a big support to our community.  Thank you.

Christmas cards, candles and calendars have arrived and will be on sale in the chapel from next week after Mass.

Sanctuary Lamp intentions reminder:  If you would like an intention in memory of your loved ones (Holy Souls month of November is approaching), please write details on an envelope and if you wish to make a voluntary donation, please place it in the envelope. 

COVID update:  OK and coping with numbers so far.  We will still place you so we can safely maximise use of the church and continue as we were for the time being.  Please remember to wear a mask, sanitise your hands and stay safe.  Any questions, please see Jo Anne

DIOCESE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: Preparations are beginning for the annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Friday 29th July - Friday 5th August 2022. It is hoped that this year, we will be able to travel together as a Diocese once more. In order to aid the planning stages, it would be helpful if you could indicate your interest in travelling to Lourdes in July 2022 and state if you would be willing to offer any help or volunteer for any of the roles that support the smooth running of the Pilgrimage. Please contact for an ‘expression of interest’ form.

Second collections: Tonight is for Mission Sunday and next week for Clergy Training Fund.  The clergy training fund appeal will remain open until 27th November.

Feasts this week:  Tuesday, Saints Chad and Cedd • Thursday, Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles • Saturday, The Martyrs of Douai College

Please remember all NHS staff, Key Workers, Carers and members of Armed Forces in your prayers

The Bulletin:  if you would like to share some good news with the parish, please let us know and we can announce it on the Bulletin, also don't forget to check out the notice boards for Diocesan news, courses etc.

Offertory Envelopes :-  Boxes of envelopes for planned giving are available from the back of church. Anyone who has not had envelopes in the past please consider taking a set as this helps us to forecast Parish income over the coming year. If you pay income tax and are not in the Gift Aid Scheme please consider joining as this tax can be claimed back by the Parish thus boosting Parish funds with no extra cost to you. Forms are available at the back of Church. 

Fund Raising:- If you have any ideas to raise money for the church and would like to organise something please let Norma Musgrave know. We can publicise the event. The parish ladies will be willing to advise you on how to advertise your event

ACTIVITIES  Retreats and Courses:- a list of events and courses can be found on the notice board at the back of church.


OTHER MEMBERS Norma Musgrave, Mary Nicholson, Judith Robinson, Charlotte Carr and Father Peter Stoddart. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.



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