Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton Colliery
Parochial Administrator: Fr. Ian Jackson
Pastoral Support: Fr. John Masshedar Tel.07811101704 Parish Contact: Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 0191 5262965/07932 465188
School/Parish Link: Charlotte Carr Tel. 07538 258781 Parish Welfare/Safeguarding Representative: Jo Anne Laing 07528 753110
PARISH NEWS 24th January 2021
Confessions: By prior arrangement with Fr. John (via his mobile number at top of Page). Note: You will be required to stand (and so will Fr. John!), therefore please consider others who may be waiting (and Fr. John’s legs!).
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, Connie Evans, John Frain & partner Lynsy, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Dyllis Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Baby Nancy, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives. All who are affected by the virus and/or are shielding.
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.
Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the December 2019 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.
PAROCHIAL COUNCIL CHAIRMAN Alan Briggs SECRETARY Jo-Anne Laing 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
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