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 22nd - 29th February

  Sat      ( 22nd)     6 p.m.         John Robinson (ann.) & People of the Parish  

 Mon     (24th)       No Mass

Tues    (25th)         9:30            Denis Cantwell

Wed     (26th)        9:30            Marjorie Henderson

Thurs   (27th)        9:30            Tony Duncan

Fri        (28th)        9:30             Austin, Madge, Austin Jnr. and Mo Carr

 Sat       (29th)      9:30            Clare (A.M.)

                            6 p.m.         Auriemma and Waistell families & People of the Parish

Confession after Mass Saturday Morning


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


White Flower Appeal:  Thank you to everyone who donated to the appeal.  The sum of 279.43 was raised for this cause so vital in protecting human life.  Special thanks to Norma for the appeal she made on behalf of SPUC.  Many blessings to you all and please continue to remember pro-life causes in your prayers.

Ash Wednesday this coming week.  Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence or other penance as we join Jesus in his 40 days of fasting for us.  Mass with Blessing and Imposition of Ashes will be said at 9:30.  The children from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School will also be attending.  For those unable to attend a morning Mass, there will be evening Masses at Our Lady of the Rosary, Peterlee and English Martyrs, Thornley.  Both at 6.30 p.m.

Seafarers:  There has been a phenomenal response to the request for urgent supplies of warm clothing.  A massive thank you to all those who have contributed.  Please continue to keep up the good work as this is an ongoing appeal, which still includes all other items you donate such as sweets, chocolate, toiletries etc.  Deacon Peter expresses much gratitude and many blessings on behalf of the seafarers to you all.

Church raffle:  132 was raised from the recent raffle.  Big thank you to everyone who supports it in any way.

HCPT charity night:  If you have any tombola prizes which you like to kindly donate, please bring along to Anthony as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020  This year's pilgrimage will depart from Newcastle on Friday 31st July and depart from Lourdes on Friday 7th August. All the information that you need is now available on the Lourdes pilgrimage website where you can find out everything you need to know about taking part on a pilgrimage. The very latest news can also be found on the pilgrimage facebook account.  The pilgrimage contact is Fr. Peter Stott at St. Robert of Newminster Presbytery, Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QF. Tel: 01670 513410

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 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.


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



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