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Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton Colliery                                                               

Partnership of St. Mary the Virgin  Parish Priest: Rev. Frank McCullagh Tel. 0191 5812368

Parish Contact:  Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 0191 5262965      Baptism Contact: Eileen Stephenson Tel. 0191 5267866

School Parish Link: Charlotte Carr Tel. 07538258781

Mass Intentions 14th - 21st September

Sat       (14th)       6 p.m.         Clare & People of the Parish

 Mon    (16th)        No Mass

Tues    (17th)        No Mass

Wed     (18th)        9:30            Ella, Billy, John and Tommy Jones

Thurs   (19th)        No Mass

Fri       (20th)        9:30            Geoffrey Musgrave

 Sat       (21st)        No Mass a.m

                            6 p.m.         Sharon Rogers, Joe Hodgson & People of the Parish

 

Confession after Mass Saturday Morning

URGENT SICK CALLS CONTACT OUR PRIEST

Rev. Frank McCullagh at St. Mary Magdalen Seaham Harbour Telephone 0191 5812368

Alternative Parishes St. Mary the Virgin Partnership.

Saturday Vigil Mass New Seaham 4.30pm. Horden 4.30pm. Blackhall 6pm. Shotton 6pm.

Sunday Mass Hutton Henry 8.30am.  Seaham Harbour 9.30am. Peterlee 9.30am.  Murton 11am. Thornley 11am. Latin Mass 9am.

Your prayers are asked for all the sick and housebound, including; Little Isaac, James and Jude, Steven Briggs, Steven Briggs Snr., Christopher Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Kate Fleming, John Frain & partner Lynsy, Natasha and Nina Gabinska, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Gillian Magee, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Richy, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.

Your prayers are asked for all the sick and housebound, including; Little Isaac, James and Jude, Steven Briggs, Steven Briggs Snr., Christopher Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Kate Fleming, John Frain & partner Lynsy, Natasha and Nina Gabinska, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Gillian Magee, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Richy, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.

PARISH NEWS

Weekday Masses: Please note days of weekday Masses.  Fr. John away for the coming week.

Tombola and sale will take place next Saturday after Mass.  We have had some lovely items donated so there will some lovely prizes to win.  Please call in the chapel after Mass and support us.

Church cleaning:  Maintenance work last week has left a few layers of dust and a bit of muck on the carpet, so anyone willing to operate a hoover or pick up the duster, we will be cleaning/tidying on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.  All welcome.

Coffee club - positive response so far: Starting Sunday 6th October we will be having a Sunday morning cuppa in the presbytery between 9:30 and 11:30.  No other events, no ties, just a chance to drop in, read the Sunday paper, have a natter with whoever is there and enjoy coffee and a pastry or tea and toast (no charge).  If you are at a loose end or have nowt else better to do between those hours, you are all most welcome to call in.  Anyone local who would like a lift, please see Norma.  This is starting on a monthly basis but if successful, we can run weekly and the added benefit is there are no dark nights to face if you want to pop out for some company.  It also gives us the chance to continue using our lovely presbytery.  Let us know your thoughts or any ideas about this.

Raffle prizes:  Our monthly raffle is very popular and has been ongoing for many years.  Relying on your generosity, we are able to give out several prizes a month.  Please continue with your support and to those of you who have a spare bottle or unwanted gift which would be a suitable prize, we would be most grateful as our prize pot is somewhat reducing.

Aldi’s kit for schools: Aldi is giving schools the chance to get free sports kits with a new sticker chart.  Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving 20 primary schools the chance to win 20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school. Every time you spend over 30 in any Aldi store you’ll receive a Team GB sticker. Please bring your sticker to church and give to Charlotte who will make sure they get to school.  The stickers will be added to the poster.  Once complete with 300 stickers, the poster is sent back in and the school receives sports kit and is in with a chance to win 20,000.

Please remember all the members of our 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.

Help needed:- Is there any handy persons in the parish that would like to help out with small jobs, just like in your own home small jobs crop up in the church and the presbytery . Please let us know if you maybe able to lend a hand. Thank you.   

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. 

Gift Aid Claims During tax year 2018/2019 we claimed back 1975.27 income tax from 8 gift aid members of this parish. If you pay tax and are not a member of the gift aid scheme see Pat Kimmitt or Joanne Musgrave for details.

Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme Tax year 2017/18 the parish claimed 1820.00 from amount collected from cash donated on the weekly collection plate.

Parish Accounts:- A report of the Parish Accounts will be available each month at the back of church. If you have any questions regarding the reports see Pat Kimmitt.

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.

Church Raffle:-Many thanks to those who supported last months raffle it raised 170.00  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the June quarter  was 390.27 this has been forwarded to Mill Hill missionaries in Durham.

First Aider:- Ian Robinson.

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

PAROCHIAL COUNCIL CHAIRMAN Alan Briggs SECRETARY Joanna Musgrave TREASURER Pat Kimmitt

OTHER MEMBERS Norma Musgrave, Jo-Anne Laing, Mary Nicholson, Judith Robinson, and Father Frank McCullagh. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.

TO CONTACT US: OUR LADY OF LOURDES FLEMING FIELD SHOTTON COLLIERY DURHAM DH6 2JQ

 


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