imageBULLETIN 14th - 21st April 2018


  Saturday 14th Vigil 6pm Marjorie Henderson, Peter and Rosemary Barlow and the People of the Parish                   
  Sunday 15th No Mass                                 
  Monday 16th 9.30am  No Mass
  Tuesday 17th 9.30am  No Mass
  Wednesday 18th 9.30am. Sarah Ellen Devine, Jack, Betty and John Price, Ronald Reaper
  Thursday 19th 9.30am  No Mass
  Friday 20th 9.30am Kathie Hughes
Saturday 21st 9.30am No Mass
Saturday 21st Vigil 6pm. Aloysius Rice 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 C, James Cooper, Jimmy Davison, Fr. Dickson, Fr. Laydon, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Dennis Fannan, Winnie Hudson, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Betty Newman, Neil Purvis, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, Lauren Wilcox, Andrew Wilkinson and  all our sick friends and relatives.


Mass on Friday will be a celebration of the life of Imre CsuriThe Mass, which will be attended by his family (wife Marietta, children Rita and Daniel) is being said prior to his ashes being taken to his homeland, Hungary, where they will be interred.  Both children attend Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, therefore it will be a thoughtful gesture if parish and school families can support the Csuri family at this very difficult time by coming along to Mass on Friday morning.  Please also remember them in your prayers.

Little Sisters of the Poor.  There will be an appeal made followed by the opportunity to support the good work carried out by the Little Sisters of the Poor.  Envelopes for your donations will be available at the back of church.

Sick and Retired Priests:  Following the collection last week, the appeal will remain open until 29th April.

Birthday wishes and much love to Norma who celebrates her birthday (age not disclosed!) on Monday.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018: The Church will mark the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 22nd April 2018. The Holy Father has released a Message entitled "Listening, discerning and living".  Pope Francis refers to three aspects of a vocation: In the diversity and the uniqueness of each and every vocation, personal and ecclesial, there is a need to listen, discern and live this Word that calls to us from on high and, while enabling us to develop our talents, makes us instruments of salvation in the world and guides us to full happiness."

The Fourth Sunday of Easter and is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday, which is traditionally given over to Vocations Promotions within parishes and our Diocese.  The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publically fulfil the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace in all that concerns vocations to the priesthood and to the consecrated 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 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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