imageBULLETIN 19th - 26th May 2018


  Saturday 19th Vigil 6pm Mary Ann and Edward Devine and the People of the Parish                    
  Sunday 20th No Mass                                   
  Monday 21st 9.30am  Maggie Ryan and Beryl and Vincent Scott
  Tuesday 22nd 9.30am  Peter and Rosemary Barlow
  Wednesday 23rd 9.30am. Austin, Madge, Austin jnr. and Mo Carr
  Thursday 24th 9.30am Clifford Hopkinson, Kimmitt family and Nichol Proudlock
  Friday 25th 9.30am Sharon Rogers and Joe Hodgson
Saturday 26th 9.30am no mass
Saturday 26th Vigil 6pm. Geoff Musgrave anniversary, Bobby Cumming anniversary, Veronica Champley anniversary, Carole Baker 60th birthday anniversary 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.  Christopher Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Jimmy Davison, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Samantha Hopkins, Winnie Hudson, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Neil Purvis, Mr Robinson, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, Tony and  all our sick friends and relatives.


Lay Training Fund the fund will remain open until 10th June

Polite Notice:  For many of us, Saturday evening Mass is a great opportunity to catch up with our families and friends, which lends fit to the friendly atmosphere present in our church.  The most appropriate area for meeting up is at the back of church in the porch areas (this also includes the chapel if required).  Using these areas is a more suitable location to accommodate conversations while importantly for those who wish to remain in church, it provides the opportunity for them to engage in quiet prayer/reflection before and after Mass.  Thank you for your co-operation.  

Bank Holiday tombola and bake sale:  We will be holding a tombola and bake sale next Sunday after Mass

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 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 Joanna Musgrave know. We can publicise the event. The coffee evening 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 165.50  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the March quarter  was 453.89 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, Martin Reaper, Judith Robinson, and Father Frank McCullagh. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.



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