Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton
Fr. Peter Stoddart Tel.
Priest : Fr. John
Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 07932 465188
School/Parish Link: Charlotte Carr
Tel. 07538 258781
Jo Anne Laing 07528 7531
PARISH NEWS 29th May 2022
The Sanctuary Lamp
week is for the sick and housebound
are asked for all the sick and houseboundas well as those who look after
Isaac, James, Jude, Nancy, Steven Briggs, Steven Briggs Snr.,Christopher
Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley,
Christopher, Anne Conroy, James Cooper, Daniel, Fr. Gary Dickson, Connie
Evans, John Frain, Lynsy, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey,
Morris, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les
Thompson, All our sick friends and relatives.Please also remember their families and carers.
Sat (28th) 4.30 p.m. George Smith (RIP)&
People of the Parish
(1st) 10 a.m. Joyce Kimmitt, June & Thomas
Fri (3rd) 10 a.m.
Sat (4th) 4.30 p.m. Jean Cudlip (RIP)
&People of the Parish
to 4.15 p.m. on Saturdays.
Sat 4thJune: Norma
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Darwin
who died on Thursday. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family
and friends at this very sad time. Funeral details to follow. May
he rest in peace.
Victoria and Emily who did a fantastic job last week when the statue
of Our Lady was crowned. They did their duty with so much reverence
and respect. Well done girls and much gratitude from your parish
Rosary For Peace With Pope Francis:
Tuesday, 31st May, at 6pm, the Pope will pray the Rosary
before the statue of Mary Regina Pacis in Rome's Marian
Basilica. The Holy Father will lead the Rosary for peace as a sign
of hope for those suffering from the ongoing war in Ukraine and wars
around the world. "All the faithful in every part of the world are
invited to support Pope Francis in his prayer to the Queen of
Peace," the statement from the Vatican encouraged.
Rosary in church on Tuesday evening:
In response to the above statement, we will be saying the rosary in
church at 5 p.m. (because Rome is an hour ahead of us)
and you are all welcome to come along and join in prayer for peace.
today for World Communication Day.
Second Collection 4th June
Training Fund it will remain open until 2nd July
Obligation to attend Sunday Mass in Person is in place from next
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Catholic Bishop’s
Conference of England and Wales, confirmed at a press conference on
Monday that this restored the expectation of attendance as existed
before the coronavirus pandemic, from Pentecost, 5th
June. As a result of the pandemic, the bishops had recognised
impediments to observance of the Sunday obligation and allowed
Catholics to fulfil it in other ways, such as viewing Mass online.
This no longer applies: “Virtual viewing of Mass online does not
fulfil the Sunday obligation” the resolution states. There is
however an exception for the sick and housebound as well as the
elderly who have no means of getting to Mass.
Feasts this week: •
– The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary•Wednesday
– St. Justin• Thursday – Ss. Marcellinus & Peter MM•
St. Charles Lwanga & Companions MM
remember members of our Armed Forces in your prayers and please
continue to pray for the people of Ukraine.
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
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.
Fund Raising:- If
you have any ideas to raise money for the church and would like to
organise something.. We can publicise the
event. The parish ladies will be willing to advise you on how to
advertise your event.
Retreats and Courses:- a list of events
and courses can be found on the notice board at the back of church.
TO CONTACT US: OUR LADY OF LOURDES FLEMING FIELD
SHOTTON COLLIERY DURHAM DH6 2JQ