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 25th January - 1st February

Sat      (25th)        6 p.m.         Marjorie Henderson (b/day ann.) & People of the Parish  

Mon     (27th)       No Mass

Tues    (28th)        No Mass

Wed     (29th)        9:30            June Fennelly (ann.)

Thurs   (30th)        9:30            Clare and Geoffrey Musgrave (W.M.N)

Fri        (31st)        9:30             Peter and Rosemary Barlow

 Sat       (1st)        9:30            Agnes (80th b/day ann.)

                            6 p.m.         Auriemma & 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.


First Holy Communion:  Tonight we present the children to the Parish and welcome them along with their families.  They have started their preparation programme and will be involved in our Masses over the coming months.  Please remember them in your prayers.

Congratulations to a young man celebrating his birthday tomorrow.  Mr Jim Hughes will be 92 and we send him many blessings and good wishes.  Have a lovely day Jim.

Annual chocolate tombola takes place next week.  Lots of lovely prizes to win which have been generously donated.  Please call in to the chapel after Mass next Saturday evening and support us.

Important safety notice: Following more recent near misses, will you please follow the correct route at all times when driving in and out of church grounds?  The near misses have mainly been the result of drivers exiting through the entrance, which should be free to allow cars access from the main road without obstruction from vehicles attempting to leave the grounds via that same route.  If you are lucky enough to get a lift to church, please ask your chauffeur follow the same correct route.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Feasts for the coming week: Monday, St. Angela Merici; Friday, St. John Bosco

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 240.00  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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