imageBULLETIN 18th - 25th August 2018


  Saturday 18th Vigil 6pm William and Mary Punshon, Private intention (H) and the People of the Parish                     
  Sunday 19th No Mass                                      
  Monday 20th 9.30am George and Elsie Marr
  Tuesday 21st 9.30am Peter and Rosemary Barlow
  Wednesday 22nd 9.30am. Jack and Rita Johnson
  Thursday 23rd No intention
  Friday 24th 9.30am All bereaved parents
Saturday 25th Geoffrey Musgrave, Sheila, Agnes, Kathie and Teresa.
Saturday 25th Vigil 6pm. George Jones (A.M.) Marjorie Henderson  and the People of the Parish  
  Holy Days of Obligation as announced
  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament as announced   
   Confession after Mass Saturday morning.
  Parish Contact:- Mrs. N. Musgrave 01915262965
  Baptisms:- Eileen Stephenson is our parish co-ordinator for Baptisms. If you need to make arrangements for Baptism, Eileen can be contacted on Tel. 5267866  



URGENT SICK CALLS CONTACT OUR PRIEST Rev. Frank McCullagh at St. Mary Magdalen Seaham Harbour Telephone 0191 5812368


 Parish Priest: Rev. Frank  McCullagh

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., Tony Briggs, Christopher Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Jimmy Davison, Joyce, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Samantha Hopkinson, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Mr. Robinson, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.


Afternoon tea and tombola: Come along and enjoy and catch up with your friends for afternoon tea and tombola in the presbytery and garden on Wednesday 22nd August from 2 p.m.  Savouries, cakes and cream teas will be served and we will be holding a raffle and tombola stall with lots of lovely prizes to win.  Everyone welcome.  For any further information, please see Norma.

Sick list update:  Please review the sick list and let us know if there are names to be added or removed.

Safety reminder: A polite reminder to drivers that the one-way system must be followed particularly on a Saturday evening around Mass time.  Thank you.

Food bank: Thank you for your generous donations and please continue with the good work over the school holidays.

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 2016/2017 we claimed back 2186.74 income tax from 31 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 2016/17 the parish claimed 1799.99 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 128.00  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the June quarter  was 490.17 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, Jo-Anne Laing, Mary Nicholson, Judith Robinson, and Father Frank McCullagh. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.



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