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

Mass Intentions February 16th - 23rd

Sat       (16th)       6 p.m.         Ann Baldasera (ann.) & People of the Parish.

Mon     (18th)       9:30            Mary and Tommy Barlow

 Tues    (19th)        9:30            Ray and Mary Humble

Wed     (20th)        9:30            Mary Hoban (DVJ)

Thurs   (21st)        No Mass

Fri       (22nd)       9:30            Peter and Rosemary Barlow

Sat       (23rd)       No Mass a.m.

6 p.m.         John Robinson (ann.) & People of the Parish


Confession after Mass Saturday Morning


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, Clare, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Jimmy Davison, Joyce, Fr. Dickson, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, 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.


Bishop Sťamus Retirement Mass takes place Friday 22nd February at 7 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, followed by light refreshments.  Everyone welcome.  For full details, please see copy of printed invitation at the back of church.

Bishop Sťamus Retirement collection:  Envelopes are available for contributions towards a retirement collection for Bishop Sťamus, which is open until early March.

80th birthday wishes:  Congratulations to Mary Robinson who celebrates her 80th birthday next Thursday, 21st  February.  We wish Mary many blessings and best wishes from her parish family and hope she has a lovely celebration.

Birthday wishes to Fr. Frank who celebrates his birthday on Wednesday 20th Feb.  Age not disclosed but there’s a 7 and a 3 in there!! Many blessings and good wishes Father.

Partnership notice: Calling all musicians! If you play a musical instrument and would like to take part in the Partnership Mass to be celebrated on Sunday, June 9th at Our Lady of the Rosary Church at 3 pm…..please come to a meeting at St Cuthbert’s, Mill Lane, New Seaham on Tuesday, 26th February  at 6.30 pm.

The Real Easter Egg:  One of our teachers, Mrs Lackenby is taking orders for the Real Easter Eggs which is part of the campaign for the true meaning of Easter.  We supported her a few years ago (when she was Miss Kelly) and many of you placed orders for the lovely Easter Eggs.  Please see the poster at the back of church for details and if you would like to place an order please place it on the list on top of the hymn book shelves.  Please ensure orders are placed by next Saturday, 23rd February.

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 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 £210.65  for church funds.

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the September quarter  was £383.67 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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