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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

URGENT SICK CALLS CONTACT OUR PRIEST

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

PARISH NEWS 

Bishop Robert Byrne CO has announced the planned reopening of further churches for Mass or individual prayer: Amble, Sacred Heart and St. Cuthbert Annitsford, St John the Baptist Bell’s Close, St. George Berwick, St. Cuthbert Birtley, St Joseph Blyth, Our Lady and St Wilfrid Brooms, Our Blessed Lady and St Joseph Coundon, St Joseph Cowpen, St Cuthbert Crawcrook, St. Agnes Crook, Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert Cullercoats, St Mary Darlington, St Teresa Darlington, St. Thomas Aquinas Esh laude, St. Michael Felling, St Augustine Gainford, St. Osmund The Holy Rosary Gateshead, St Joseph Gateshead, arrow, St. Bede Jarrow, St Matthew Langley ParkSt Joseph Newcastle, English Martyrs Newcastle, St Michael Newhouse Our Lady Queen of Martyrs  ,Prudhoe, Our Lady and St Cuthbert Sacriston, St. Bede Seahouses, St. Aidan Stockton, English Martyrs & SS Peter & Paul Sunderland, St Anne and Holy Family Sunderland, St Hilda Tudhoe, St Charles Tynemouth, Our Lady and St Oswin Wallsend, Our Lady and St Aidan Whittingham, St Mary Immaculate Willington, Our Lady and St Thomas Wooler, St. Ninian Further information will be made available

Horden, Our Lady Star of the Sea ,       St Joseph Murton,         New Seaham,  St Cuthbert

Peterlee, Our Lady of the Rosary          Blackhall, St. Joseph (P from 6 August) – 07483 318764

TO ALL PARISHIONERS AT SEAHAM HARBOUR AND SHOTTON COLLIERY

AFTER RECENT DISCUSSIONS WITH BISHOP ROBERT I CONFIRM MY RETIREMENT AS ACTIVE PARISH PRIEST ON 31st AUGUST 2020.

Following long standing tradition it is preferable do not retire to a parish where I have been parish priest. I will be resident at St. Josephs Murton. Thinking back over my 15years in East Durham, I reflect on having served 6 parishes Easington, Hutton Henry, Peterlee, Shotton, Seaham Harbour and Thornley. To all parishioners in all 6 communities I would like to say thank you for your welcome, enthusiastic collaboration, enduring common sense and unfailing good humour. During retirement I will remember you all happily and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep me in yours.   FATHER FRANK

Message From Father John    He will be saying a private Mass at home at 10am. each morning. Please text or ring his mobile phone on 07811101704. If you have Prayer Requests or Intentions,  He is also saying Mass Intentions from the Mass book for dates that have been requested.

Alternative Parishes St. Mary the Virgin Partnership.

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

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

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, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Dyllis Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Baby Nancy, Richy, Kenneth Robertson, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.

 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 132.00  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the December quarter  was 357.84 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 Jo-Anne Laing TREASURER Pat Kimmitt

OTHER MEMBERS Norma Musgrave, Mary Nicholson, Judith Robinson, Charlotte Carr 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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