Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton
Fr. Peter Stoddart Tel.
Support: Fr. John
Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 07932 465188
School/Parish Link: Charlotte Carr
Tel. 07538 258781
Jo Anne Laing 07528 753110
PARISH NEWS 5th
prayers are asked for all the sick and housebound including; 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, Maureen Iley, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie,
Julie McCluskey, Morris, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera
Stanger, Les Thompson, All our sick friends and relatives.
The Sanctuary Lamp
Intention this week is in loving memory of
Austin, Madge, Austin Jnr.,Richy Carr and Maureen Randall
(4th) 4.30 p.m. Emily Devine, Sheila
Jennings (anns.) & People of the Parish
Wed (8th) 10 a.m. Living and deceased
members of the Bygroves and Ebblewhite families
Fri (10th) 10 a.m. Simon Henry
Sat (11th) 4.30 p.m. Foster, Ryan and
Fannan families & People of the Parish
to 4.15 p.m. on Saturdays.
pray for the repose of the souls of recently deceased: Patrick
Mass will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. followed by burial at
Easington Colliery. William Paul: Funeral service will take
place on Thursday at 1.30 p.m. Mary Morgan: Requiem Mass
will take place Monday 13th December at 12 noon. We
extend our deepest sympathy to their families and friends at this
very sad time. May they rest in peace and rejoice with our Risen
Peter who celebrated Mass for his induction as Parish Priest at Our
Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph’s, Murton. Father was delighted to
see representation from his own and surrounding parishes. We wish
him well in his Ministry and please remember him and all our
Diocesan priests in your prayers.
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Patron of the Diocese) feast is on Wednesday. As we have Mass that
day, it gives us an opportunity to honour the Holy Mother of our
this year will be said as follows: Christmas Eve - 6.30 p.m.,
Christmas Day - 9.30 a.m., Sunday 26th December (Holy
Family) - 10 a.m.
you for the thank yous!
gratitude to the lovely folk who have given us thanks, cards and
very generous gifts to express appreciation for being looked after
and kept safe while attending Mass during the COVID restrictions.
Being part of such a lovely parish family didn’t present too many
challenges and we thank you for being patient and understanding.
God bless you all”. Norma, Charlotte and Jo Anne
There are a couple of boxes of cards, some calendars and a few
candles left for sale. Please see Norma.
to those who co-operated with the updated guidance and maintained a
1m social distance, as requested. Communion time worked really well
with parishioners from the front rows leading the way then the rest
fell into place. In addition to social distancing, masks recommended
and hand sanitizer is still available. Stay safe!
bank and toy appeal:
to those who have brought toys along for the food bank to give them
as Christmas gifts to children from families in need. If you can
contribute new/nearly new toys and games, please bring them to
church and we’ll make sure they are passed on to the foodbank in
good time to be sorted, wrapped etc. Please bring any Christmas
donations for the Food bank by next Saturday so they can be handed
over shortly after. Thank you.
Congratulations to Reverend Neil Haggerstone
Lady of the Rosary Peterlee, who has been ordained to the Permanent
Diaconate by Bishop Robert at Ushaw. "Ad multos annos!"
Thank you. Advent Alms appeal will remain open throughout
St. Nicholas • Tuesday - St. Ambrose • Wednesday -
the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Virgin Mary (Patron of the Diocese) • Thursday - St. John Diego
Cuahtlatoatzin • Friday - Our Lady of Loreto
Saturday - St. Damasus I
remember all NHS staff, Key Workers, Carers and members of Armed
Forces in your prayers
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