imageBULLETIN 14th - 21st July 2018


  Saturday 14th Vigil 6pm John Dunn (ann.) Marjorie Henderson and the People of the Parish                     
  Sunday 15th No Mass                                   
  Monday 16th 9.30am George Jones (N)
  Tuesday 17th 9.30am Peter and Rosemary Barlow
  Wednesday 18th 9.30am Kathie Hughes
  Thursday 19th 9.30am no intention
  Friday 20th 9.30am Members of our school family 
Saturday 21st 9.30am Geoffrey Musgrave
Saturday 21st Vigil 6pm. Marjorie Henderson 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., Tony Briggs, 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 Hopkinson, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Neil Purvis, Mr. Robinson, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives


Sea Sunday: 260.84 was collected - thank you for your usual generous response to the appeal.  As always it was overwhelming and much appreciated by the AOS in our region.  The donations at the back of church include items sent from St. Mary Magdalene’s church, Seaham Harbour, ready for collection by Deacon Peter Barrigan.  Please keep up the good work!

Miles for men:  Our loyal altar server Anthony Crich is taking part in a 5K run to raise money for male cancer charity.  The run will take place on 18th July at St. Bede’s School and Anthony will be delighted if you can support him with his fundraising quest.  Please offer your support and add your name to the sponsor form at the back of church.  Please note: The schools break up for the summer holidays Friday 20th July, which is only two days after the run, therefore if we can collect your sponsor money/donations today it would be much appreciated.  Thank you.

Mass on Friday:  The children and staff from Our Lady of Lourdes School will be coming to Mass on Friday to celebrate the end of term prior to breaking up for the summer holidays.  We wish those children who are leaving the school to start secondary education in September all the very best and hope everyone (especially the staff!!) has a lovely summer break.

Food bank:  The school holidays are fast approaching and the need for food will increase to provide for many families.  Please continue with your kind donations.  If you would rather give a financial donation please give to Norma who will purchase goods required and/or provide the cash to the food bank representative for purchase of perishable goods such as bread and milk.

Monthly raffle:  128 was raised from our recent raffle.  Thank you to everyone involved.

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 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 128.00  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the June quarter  was 490.17 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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