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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 19th - 26th October

Sat       (19th)       6 p.m.         Joyce Kimmitt  (birthday ann.) & People of the Parish

 Mon    (21st)        9:30 a.m.  Mary and Tommy Barlow

Tues       (22nd)            9:30     Foster, Ryan & Fannan families

Wed       (23rd)            No Mass        

Thurs     (24th)            9:30     Kathie Hughes

Fri           (25th)            No Mass

Sat         (26th)             9:30                 Clare (JM)             

                            6 p.m.         Agnes (ann.) & People of the Parish & 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, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Richy, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.

PARISH NEWS

Mass tonight will be said by Fr. Carr as Fr. Frank is on holiday.

Breakfast club (they wanted to change it from coffee club!) tomorrow, normal times (9:30 til 11:30).  Lovely to see different folk there last week.  Everyone welcome.

Upcoming events: Christmas raffle tickets will be on sale.  The ladies will be holding a bake sale and we will be holding a broth and stottie evening.  Dates will be on the bulletin once decided.

Health and Wellbeing:  If you haven’t already made an appointment at your local surgery, it’s time to think about having your flu vaccination.  If you need any information, there are some NHS flu vaccination leaflets at the back of church.

The Dowry Tour at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Preparing for the Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary.  The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham will visit St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October 2019.  See the poster at the back of church for full details of the tour schedule.  Visit the Dowry Tour Hexham and Newcastle page for the visit or the Dowry Tour website for details of the full tour schedule for visits to every Catholic Cathedral in England.

Food bank:  As always, need is high and you are continuing with your generosity by bringing food items as well as cash donations.  Sincere thanks to everyone who contributes.

Items for seafarers:   Thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.  Deacon Peter will be collecting the items from the back of church over the coming week.  We will continue to collect items including warm clothing and a Christmas treat for the seafarers.

Second Collection today for Mission Sunday.  Envelopes available for this at the back of church.  The Clergy Training fund opens with a second collection next week and will remain open until 23rd November.

Family Fast day 378.20

 

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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