Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton Colliery       


Parish Priest: Fr. Peter Stoddart Tel. 0191 7161057  email

Retired Priest : 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 7531

PARISH NEWS 29th May 2022

The Sanctuary Lamp Intention this week is for the sick and housebound

Mass Intentions

Your prayers are asked for all the sick and houseboundas well as those who look after them; 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. Gary Dickson, Connie Evans, John Frain, Lynsy, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, All our sick friends and relatives.Please also remember their families and carers.

Sat     (28th)      4.30 p.m.  George Smith (RIP)& People of the Parish       

Wed   (1st)        10 a.m.     Joyce Kimmitt, June & Thomas Fennelly (RIP)

Fri    (3rd)        10 a.m.               Dianne’s intentions

Sat     (4th)       4.30 p.m.  Jean Cudlip (RIP) &People of the Parish

 Confessions: 3.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Saturdays.

Reader Sat 4thJune: Norma

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Darwin who died on Thursday.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this very sad time.  Funeral details to follow.  May he rest in peace.

Thank you to Victoria and Emily who did a fantastic job last week when the statue of Our Lady was crowned.  They did their duty with so much reverence and respect.  Well done girls and much gratitude from your parish family.

Rosary For Peace With Pope Francis: On Tuesday, 31st May, at 6pm, the Pope will pray the Rosary before the statue of Mary Regina Pacis in Rome's Marian Basilica. The Holy Father will lead the Rosary for peace as a sign of hope for those suffering from the ongoing war in Ukraine and wars around the world.  "All the faithful in every part of the world are invited to support Pope Francis in his prayer to the Queen of Peace," the statement from the Vatican encouraged. 

Rosary in church on Tuesday evening:  In response to the above statement, we will be saying the rosary in church at 5 p.m. (because Rome is an hour ahead of us) and you are all welcome to come along and join in prayer for peace.

Second collection today for World Communication Day.

Second Collection 4th June Lay Training Fund it will remain open until 2nd July

Obligation to attend Sunday Mass in Person is in place from next weekend: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, confirmed at a press conference on Monday that this restored the expectation of attendance as existed before the coronavirus pandemic, from Pentecost, 5th June.  As a result of the pandemic, the bishops had recognised impediments to observance of the Sunday obligation and allowed Catholics to fulfil it in other ways, such as viewing Mass online.  This no longer applies: “Virtual viewing of Mass online does not fulfil the Sunday obligation” the resolution states.  There is however an exception for the sick and housebound as well as the elderly who have no means of getting to Mass.

Feasts this week: Tuesday – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin MaryWednesday – St. Justin• Thursday – Ss. Marcellinus & Peter MM Friday – St. Charles Lwanga & Companions MM

Please remember members of our Armed Forces in your prayers and please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine.

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.. 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.



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