imageBULLETIN 17th- 24th March 2018


  Saturday 17th Vigil 6pm Marjorie Henderson and the People of the Parish                   
  Sunday 18th Stations of the Cross 6pm                               
  Monday 19th 9.30am John Scorer
  Tuesday 20th 9.30am Patricia Neylan
  Wednesday 21st 9.30am. Kathleen Thornton
  Thursday 22nd 9.30am  Jon and Jane Ridley
  Friday 23rd 9.30am. Kathie Hughes
Saturday 24th  9.30am. Geoffrey Musgrave
Saturday 24th Vigil 6pm. alice Horn 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.  Christopher Brown, Kenneth Bruce, Andrew Brydon, Liz Butler, Dennis Champley, Christopher, Anne C, James Cooper, Jimmy Davison, Fr. Dickson, Fr. Laydon, Mary Ebblewhite, Connie Evans, Marianne Fairless, Dennis Fannan, Winnie Hudson, Denise Jones, Marie, Julie McCluskey, Morris, Betty Newman, Neil Purvis, Sarah, Vera Stanger, Les Thompson, Lauren Wilcox, Andrew Wilkinson and  all our sick friends and relatives.


Easter Triduum: Details for services across the Partnership are displayed at the back of church.  There will be no Good Friday service at Shotton, however there will be some transport available for anyone who wishes to attend Horden church (Fr. John will be there).  If you would like a lift, please see Norma.  If you have a car and have some room for passengers, please also let Norma know.

Confessions:  Please note that there will be no Confessions next Saturday morning as Fr. John is helping Fr. Frank at Seaham Harbour with First Confessions and will be leaving immediately after morning Mass.

First Confessions:  Please remember the children and their families in your prayers.  The children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Thursday evening at 5.30 p.m.  Everyone welcome.

Easter raffle:  The monthly raffle will be carried forward until Easter.  Please continue with your generous support.

Mission Boxes:  2325.09 was collected over 2017. 

Planned Giving Envelopes for New Financial Year 1st April:  It has been necessary to reorganise the envelopes.  Please take the box that is labelled with your name (this is to save confusion to parishioners whose envelope number has changed).  New Envelopes can be collected from the back of church tonight.

Food Bank: Donations for the Food Bank always welcomed.  Please keep up with the good work.

Seafarers:  Aiming to send the next collection at Easter.  Your generosity continues as donations are coming in again.  Please keep up the good work and the “yes please” items still include towels as well as toiletries, warm clothing, religious items and chocolate.


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 2016/2017 we claimed back 2186.74 income tax from 31 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 2015/16 the parish claimed 1125.00 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 Joanna Musgrave know. We can publicise the event. The coffee evening 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 109.00 for church funds

Mission Box Holders: The amount realised for the March quarter  was 454.53 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, Martin Reaper, Judith Robinson, and Father Frank McCullagh. Meetings held Quarterly in the Presbytery.



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