imageBULLETIN 22nd - 29th September 2018


  Saturday22nd Vigil 6pm Marjorie Henderson and the People of the Parish                     
  Sunday 23rd No Mass                                       
  Monday 24th 9.30am Kathie Hughes
  Tuesday 25th 9.30am George Jones   1.45pm. School Mass
  Wednesday 26th 9.30am. Private intention (H)
  Thursday 27th 9.30am. Peter and Rosemary Barlow
  Friday 28th 9.30am No intention
Saturday 29th 9.30am Geoffrey Musgrave
Saturday 29th 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, Margaret Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Jimmy Davison, Joyce, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, John Frain & partner Lynsy, Winnie Hudson, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris,  Mr. Robinson, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, all our sick friends and relatives.


Confessions:  Please note there will be no confessions next Saturday morning as Fr. John will be leaving immediately after Mass.

Health and Wellbeing: As the weather is changing and folks are starting to catch cold, we are following the “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it” campaign and as such, there is a supply of tissues and hand sanitisers for your use.  They will be available at the back of church.

Apples:  There are some apples just picked from the tree. Please help yourself on the way out after Mass.

School Mass:  The children will be attending a Mass on Tuesday afternoon at 1.45 p.m. led by the Year 6 children.  Everyone welcome to come along.  Fr. Frank will be saying the Mass and Fr. John will be saying morning Mass as usual.

Please remember in your prayers Josie Collins who has had surgery for a brain tumour and is awaiting results.

Christmas order for cards, calendars, candles etc. is being placed in the coming week.  If you have any special request e.g. Advent calendars etc., please write it down and hand to Norma.  No guarantees of stock availability but we’ll do our best.

Items for seafarers:  Please consider warm clothing as part of your generous contributions.  If you are not sure what is requested, please ask Norma.

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 2017/2018 we claimed back 2121.52 income tax from 30 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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