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 8th - 15th June

Sat       (8th)         6 p.m.         Marjorie Henderson & People of the Parish

Mon     (10th)       No Mass

Tues    (11th)        No Mass

Wed     (12th)        9:30            Martin and Kathie Hughes

Thurs   (13th)        No Mass

Fri       (14th)        9:30            Pam McCann

Sat       (15th)       No Mass a.m.

                             6 p.m.         Peter and Rosemary Barlow & People of the Parish

Sun      (16th)        11:30          Fr. Meagher – First Holy Communion Mass

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, Clare, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Jimmy Davison, Joyce, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Kate Fleming, John Frain & partner Lynsy, Natasha and Nina Gabinska, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Gillian Magee, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Richy, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives


First Holy Communion Mass takes place next Sunday morning at 11:30 when thirteen children receive the body and blood of Our Lord for the first time.  Everyone welcome to come along and join the children and their families for this celebration. The Mass intention will be for our beloved Fr. Meagher who was always overjoyed to be involved with Sacramental preparation.  There will be refreshments in the school hall afterwards.  Please remember the children and their families in your prayers.

Mass on Wednesday will be prepared by the children of Class 2, who will be taking part.  Staff and children from the school will be attending.  Everyone welcome.

Race night reminder:  There are 10 tickets remaining and it would be great to see them all sold.  If you would like to go or would like more details, please see Anthony.

Bake sale:  There will be a bake sale after Mass 29th June.  Anyone baking for this please let Eileen Stephenson know.  For pie orders (or any cake requests), please see Charlotte.

Food bank:  Thank you for your ongoing support.  Please continue with your generous donations.

Seafarers:  Items have started to come in again.  Please keep up the good work and continue bringing your donations.  We aim to have our next collection for Sea Sunday which is next month.

Second collection today for the Lay Training Fund after which the appeal remains open until 6th July.  Second collection next week for Day for Life.

 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 2017/2018 we claimed back 2121.52 income tax from 30 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 107.00  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the March quarter  was 390.27 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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