Our Lady of Lourdes, Shotton Colliery                                                               

Parochial Administrator: Fr. Peter Kyi Maung Tel. 0191 5261150  Mobile 07954 444471 email

Retired Priest: Fr. John Masshedar Tel.07811101704                Parish Contact:  Mrs. Norma Musgrave Tel. 07932 465188

Facebook/Comms: Charlotte Carr Tel. 07538 258781   Parish Welfare/Safeguarding Representative: Jo Anne Laing 07528 753110

PARISH NEWS 24th February 2024 

Your prayers are asked for the sick and housebound as well as those who look after them; 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, Linda Illies, Lynsy, Ann Jones, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Pat Proudlock, Mr. Robinson, David Roche, Rose, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, All our sick friends and relatives.   

The Sanctuary Lamp Intention this week:Alan Tubman

Mass Intentions

Sat      (24th)       4.30 p.m.   Michael & Rose Gaffney (RIP) & People of the Parish

Sun    (25h)       3 p.m.       Stations of the Cross

Wed   (28th)      10 a.m.       Billy Nicholson (RIP)

Fri     (1st)        10 a.m.      Priest’s Intentions  Stations of the Cross after Mass

Sat     (2nd)       10 a.m.       Maureen, Andy & Lynn Griffiths (RIP)

                      4.30 p.m.   Clare & Geoffrey Musgrave (RIP) & People of the Parish                                    

Confessions: 30 minutes before each Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:  Saturday 3.30 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.,

Wednesday half hour after Mass.  Stations of the Cross after Mass Friday

Rota for Sat 2nd March.: Reader: Keith Collectors: Janet and Maureen  Eucharistic Minister: Judith


White Flower Appeal:  Thanks again for your generosity.  333 was donated towards this very worthwhile cause – protection of human life.

Raffle: We skipped the January raffle and the next one will be drawn in the coming week, after which we we’ll be selling tickets for our Easter raffle.  Although have a stock of prizes it would be lovely to have some Easter eggs please.  Big thank you to everyone who supports the raffle which in turn, supports our parish fundraising.

Sanctuary lamp:   We are now low on Sanctuary lamp intentions so if anyone would like to contribute, especially as Holy Week and Easter are approaching, please give us your intentions and any specific week if required.  Please also remember our intentions include celebrations as well as memorials.

Sick parishioners: Some of our parishioners have recently shared that they have been diagnosed with various conditions/illnesses which are very difficult and challenging for them.  Please specially remember in your prayers, all our sick parishioners that they may find comfort and strength.  Please also pray for those who care for them.

Monthly tidy will take place next Sunday.  We will also be taking names for volunteering to clean the church and prepare for Holy Week and Easter.

Gift Aid members please collect your FY 23 statements from the back of church.  Thank you for taking part and for your offerings. 

Lenten Alms: The fund will remain open throughout Lent. 

Family Fast Day collection will be taken during Mass this evening.


Feasts this week: Tuesday – St Gregory of Narek, Abbot, Doctor of the Church Friday – St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales

Please remember 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.

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.

ACTIVITIES  Retreats and Courses:- a list of events and courses can be found on the notice board at the back of church.



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