Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton
Fr. Peter Stoddart
Support: Fr. John
Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 07932 465188
School/Parish Link: Charlotte Carr
Tel. 07538 258781
Jo Anne Laing 07528 753110
PARISH NEWS 26th
are asked for all the sick and housebound including;
Jude, Nancy, Steven Briggs, Steven Briggs Snr., Christopher Brown,
Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher,
Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Fr. Dickson, Connie Evans, John
Frain, Lynsy, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey,
Morris, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les
Thompson, A very sick person, all our sick friends and relatives. All
who are affected by the virus and/or are shielding.
this week will burn
for the living and deceased members of the Barnes families.
4.30 p.m. Joseph Bernard Devine (RIP) & People of the Parish
No weekday Masses
(2nd) 4.30 p.m. Janis Patterson (RIP), Marjorie
Henderson (RIP) & People of the Parish
pray for the repose of the soul of Sarah Armstrong (née Barlow)
aged 98, formerly of this parish, who died last weekend. We
extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends at this sad
time. May she rest in peace.
warm “Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Welcome”
new Parish Priest, Fr. Peter Stoddart who is concelebrating Mass
with Fr. Ian tonight. Fr. Stoddart will move into the presbytery
once refurbishment has been completed but it is pleasure that he is
joining us tonight. We wish him many blessings and many happy years
in our parish.
Sorry to batter your brains with lots of information last week. Fr.
Ian has reviewed the situation and advised that we don’t make too
many changes until his handover to Fr. Stoddart. Therefore, we are
monitoring attendance to ensure we can cope with the capacity of the
church and if necessary will resume bookings. We will still place
you so we can safely maximise use of the church. We are singing now
(which is fab) and we will continue to keep the stewards at hand to
ensure there’s no further confusion until the changeover. Please
remember to wear a mask, sanitise your hands and stay safe. Any
questions, please see Jo Anne.
Diocesan Year of the Eucharist
Robert has announced the Year of the Eucharist will be celebrated in
the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and will be launched during Mass
at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 17th October 2021,
simultaneously with the launch of the Synod.
of the Year of the Eucharist are:
celebrate the Eucharist at the heart of the life and mission of the
Church and to gather people back.
To grow as a Diocese in our love
and appreciation of the Eucharist.
our appreciation of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist
through the rites.
revitalise and renew our faith through a deepening prayer and
devotion of the Eucharist.
To go out
and serve the world through the nourishment of the Eucharist
of the Eucharist will be celebrated in Episcopal Areas,
Partnerships, Parishes and Schools and will provide a framework of
prayer for the Diocese’s participation in the first stage of the
Family Fast day
1st October. There will be a second collection next
local experts are helping people all over the world to adapt to
climate change and protect our common home. By donating to CAFOD
this Family Fast Day you can help those communities. You can donate
online through the CAFOD website https:// cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day
or by placing your contribution in the CAFOD Family Fast Day
donation basket as you leave church.
Saint Vincent de Paul. Wednesday, Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael,
Archangels. Thursday, Saint Jerome. Friday, St. Thérèse of the
Child Jesus. Saturday, The Holy Guardian Angels.
remember all NHS staff, Key Workers, Carers and members of Armed
Forces in your prayers
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
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 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
Retreats and Courses:- a list of events
and courses can be found on the notice board at the back of church.
CHAIRMAN Alan Briggs SECRETARY Jo-Anne
TREASURER Pat Kimmitt
OTHER MEMBERS Norma Musgrave, Mary Nicholson, Judith Robinson,
Charlotte Carr and
Father Ian Jackson. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.
TO CONTACT US: OUR LADY OF LOURDES FLEMING FIELD
SHOTTON COLLIERY DURHAM DH6 2JQ