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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 16th - 23rd November

Sat       (16th)       6 p.m.         Peter and Ellen, Darwin, Veronica Hall, Ellen Brandling, Margaret Ross  & People of the Parish 

 Mon    (18th)        9:30          No Mass

Tues    (19th)        9:30           Anne and Matt Kimmitt

Wed     (20th)        9:30           Ray and Mary Humble

Thurs   (21st)        9:30           No Mass

Fri         (22nd)         9:30         Kathie and Martin Hughes

Sat       (23rd)         9:30          Margaret Sinclair

                            6 p.m.           Clare , Geoffrey, Agnes Fr. Meagher & People of the Parish

Confession after Mass Saturday Morning

URGENT SICK CALLS CONTACT OUR PRIEST

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, 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.

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, Natasha and Nina Gabinska, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Richy, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.

PARISH NEWS

Breakfast Club Please note Breakfast Club is on weekly unless otherwise stated.

Good Neighbours It's the time of the year when nights are cold and dark, and many of us are preparing for Christmas. Please remember to keep an eye out for your elderly neighbours and consider if you can do a good deed to help them out, shopping or providing a hot meal.

World Day of the Poor This weekend marks World Day for the Poor. Please remember in your prayers those who live in poverty and endure life struggles on day to day basis, that the lord will give them comfort.

Food bank:  As always, need is high and you are continuing with your generosity by bringing food items as well as cash donations.  Sincere thanks to everyone who contributes.

Feasts during the week:  Thursday: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday: St. Cecelia

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 165.00  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the June 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.

PAROCHIAL COUNCIL CHAIRMAN Alan Briggs SECRETARY Joanna Musgrave TREASURER Pat Kimmitt

OTHER MEMBERS Norma Musgrave, Jo-Anne Laing, Mary Nicholson, Judith Robinson, and Father Frank McCullagh. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.

TO CONTACT US: OUR LADY OF LOURDES FLEMING FIELD SHOTTON COLLIERY DURHAM DH6 2JQ

 


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