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 16th
are asked for all the sick and housebound including;
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 for the repose of the soul of Margaret Thirlaway
4.30 p.m. Thanksgiving to the Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes
(19th) 10 a.m. Eddie Proudlock (RIP)
(21st) 10 a.m.
Pat Morley (RIP)
Sat (22nd) 4.30 p.m. Owen Bartley, Gerald Osborne
(RIP) and People of the Parish
to 4.15 p.m. on Saturdays.
is this weekend and this year Pope Francis asks us to think about
‘Education, work and dialogue between generations: tools for
building lasting peace’. The need for peace in the world is
obvious. People are struggling against violence and conflict,
growing inequalities, the effects of climate change and the covid
pandemic. How can we harness the gifts and energy of all
generations in the work of peacemaking? Which ‘tools for building
lasting peace’ do you think Pope Francis might be talking about? In
this country we have an active Catholic peace movement in Pax
Christi, which does a great deal of good work to promote peace and
nonviolence through parishes, schools and social media. Their
website suggests many ways we can all become better peacemakers.
There are activities for families to do at home, including a peace
liturgy for young children.
of Prayer for Christian Unity (18th to 25th
Parishioners are encouraged to say the following prayer once a day
for the eight days from 18th to 25th January:
Lord Jesus, you were the first to pray for the unity of your
disciples. We want to make your prayer, ‘that they may all be one,’
our own, ‘Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they
also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me’.
We pray to you for the unity of Christians, in our Diocese and
beyond, according to your will, according to your means. May your
Spirit enable us to experience the suffering caused by division, to
see our sin and to hope beyond all hope. Amen.
money has been donated to CAFOD. We know that it will be put to
good use! Thank you.
continue to respect the wishes of parishioners who maintain social
distancing and prefer to keep within their own personal space. We
need to keep to a safe distance from the people in front
and behind and should therefore consider not kneeling if the person
in front of us remains seated. In addition to social distancing,
masks should be worn and hand sanitizer is still available. Consider
others. Stay safe!
this week: •
St. Anthony • Wednesday - St. Wulstan • Thursday - St. Sebastian •
Friday - St Agnes • Saturday - St. Vincent
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