Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Newsletter Items: 8th December 2019

The God who Speaks: Advent Reflections
This liturgical year, the Bishops of England and Wales encourage us to reflect on the gift of Scripture under the banner ‘The God who Speaks’. On Monday evening at 7.30 pm in the parish centre in Advent, Fr Michael will lead a reflection on the Sunday Scripture - this week the first reading from Isaiah. All are welcome to come along. Please bring a bible…
In the new year, we will have a series of talks on St. Matthew’s Gospel.

Annual Missals
A limited number of the 2020 Missals, which cover this liturgical year, are available to purchase for £7.50 - please see Fr Michael.  If you would like the 3-Year Missal to be ordered, please see 
Fr Michael.

Advent Sacrament of Reconciliation
Please prepare well for Christmas by making a good Examination of Conscience and by receiving absolution through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available additionally during Advent on Wednesday evenings [beginning the week of 9th December at St. Margaret Mary) during the Eucharistic Holy Hour between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

Parish Advent Family Carol Service
The annual Carol Service will take place at Christ the King at 4.00 pm on Sunday 15th December 2019.  It is hoped that the earlier time will assist families to attend…please come along.

Collection for Christmas Flowers
There will be a collection this weekend for Christmas flowers in both churches.

Ad Orientem
As has become the custom in the parish, Masses during Advent, celebrated by Fr Michael, will be ‘ad orientem’ as we await the Lord with joyful expectation.

Christmas Mass Times
The following Masses will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord in the Parish. If family members are asking ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ maybe ask them ‘For you to come to Mass at Christmas’…just a thought.

Christmas Eve
St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm
Christ the King 9.00 pm

Christmas Day
Christ the King 10.00 am

On Christmas Eve, Carols will be sung 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass.  There will be no early morning Mass this year.

Carlisle Food Bank
Are in need of the following items:  Tins of rice pudding, other tinned deserts, custard, fruit, vegetables, fish, potatoes or packet mash, milk, juice to dilute. Toiletries especially for men.  Items can be left in the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Figures for Last Weekend
Figures were not available at the time of publication of the parish newsletter.

Hospital
Just a reminder that the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at the Cumberland Infirmary do not receive official notification of the presence of Catholic patients.  Families must let Fr Frank at Warwick Square [521509] know if someone is in hospital and in need of a visit. Holy Communion is taken regularly to patients who are known to the Chaplaincy team.

First Holy Communion 2020
This is planned for Sunday 19th April 2020 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Preparation will commence after Christmas. Families are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week in the first instance.

E-newsletter
To receive the parish newsletter by e-mail, please sign up to the deanery Flocknote initiative. Visit: https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under the parish with which you associate.

Carpet at St. Margaret Mary
Work has started on the floor of St. Margaret Mary Church together with a new carpet, which will run down the central aisle to the Sanctuary and Altar, and which will [hopefully] be in place by Christmas.  Thank you for your patience.

St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again, we will be collecting goods for food parcels before the end of term and delivering them to local families in need. Tinned fruit and meat are especially welcome as well as toiletries. Please check best before dates on all contributions. We aim to get parcels out a little earlier than usual and so will be starting deliveries in the week beginning 2nd December. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Mass for the Sick & Housebound
Mass for the Sick & Housebound will be celebrated on Monday 9th December at 2.30 pm. Please come along. For more information please contact Paul Daley.

North Cumbria Life
North Cumbria Life: For many years now both St Margaret Mary’s and Christ The King Churches have been providing lots of very valuable baby items to our store in Carlisle, which is very much appreciated. Our store is now full and we ask that no more items are supplied for the time being.

Christmas Lunch for Parishioners
St. Margaret Mary Primary School invite parishioners to a Christmas lunch on Wednesday 18th December.  Please see sign up sheet for more details - sign the sheet if you would like to attend.

Mass in the Extra-Ordinary Form
Mass on Friday evening is the monthly Mass in the Extra-Ordinary Form.  All are welcome to attend this celebration of Holy Mass.

Early Morning Mass - Ideal for Workers

Why not attend the early morning Mass one day this week - a bit of extra effort for Advent?  Mass at 7.30 am usually lasts no more than 20 minutes - you can be on your way by 7.50 am each day.  Give it some thought.

Mass Intentions & Events: 8th December 2019


Thursday, 28 November 2019

Newsletter Items: 1st December 2019

The God who Speaks: Advent Reflections
This liturgical year, the Bishops of England and Wales encourage us to reflect on the gift of Scripture under the banner ‘The God who Speaks’.  On Tuesday evenings at 7.00 pm in the parish centre in Advent, Fr Michael will lead a reflection on the Sunday Scripture. All are welcome to come along. Please bring a bible…  In the new year, we will have a series of talks on St. Matthew’s Gospel.

Annual Missals
A limited number of the 2020 Missals, which cover this liturgical year, are available to purchase for £7.50 - please see Fr Michael.  If you would like the 3-Year Missal to be ordered, please see 
Fr. Michael.

Advent Sacrament of Reconciliation
Please prepare well for Christmas by making a good Examination of Conscience and by receiving absolution through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available additionally during Advent on Wednesday evenings (beginning the week of 9th December) at St. Margaret Mary during the Eucharistic Holy Hour between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

Parish Advent Family Carol Service
The annual Carol Service will take place at Christ the King at 4.00 pm on Sunday 15th December 2019.  It is hoped that the earlier time will assist families to attend…please come along.

Collection for Christmas Flowers
There will be a collection next weekend for Christmas flowers in both churches.

Ad Orientem
As has become the custom in the parish, Masses during Advent celebrated by Fr Michael will be ‘ad orientem’, as we await the Lord with joyful expectation.

Christmas Mass Times
The following Masses will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord in the Parish. If family members are asking ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ maybe ask them ‘For you to come to Mass at Christmas’…just a thought.

Christmas Eve
St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm
Christ the King 9.00 pm

Christmas Day
Christ the King 10.00 am

On Christmas Eve, Carols will be sung 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass.  There will be no early morning Mass this year.

Carlisle Food Bank
Are in need of the following items: Tins of rice pudding, other tinned deserts, custard, fruit, vegetables, fish, potatoes or packet mash, milk, juice to dilute. Toiletries especially for men.  Items can be left in the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Figures for Last Weekend
There were 63 + 90 = 153 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £513.50 + £279.60 = £793.10.

Hospital
Just a reminder that the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at the Cumberland Infirmary do not receive official notification of the presence of Catholic patients.  Families must let Fr Frank at Warwick Square [521509] know if someone is in hospital and in need of a visit. Holy Communion is taken regularly to patients who are known to the Chaplaincy team.

K.S.C. Centenary Mass
Everyone is welcome to attend Concelebrated Mass at St Margaret Mary’s Church at 
7.00 pm on Thursday 5th December to mark the Centenary of the Knights of St Columba.

Blessing of Newman’s Foundation Stone
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will be visiting Carlisle to bless the new Foundation Stone of the new Newman Catholic School on Monday 2nd December at 11.00 am. Over the coming weeks a ‘wish list’ for the new chapel will be available…please think about donating towards the ‘fitting out’ of the new chapel.

First Holy Communion 2020
This is planned for Sunday 19th April 2020 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Preparation will commence after Christmas. Families are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week in the first instance.

E-newsletter
To receive the parish newsletter by e-mail, please sign up to the deanery Flocknote initiative. Visit: https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under the parish with which you associate.

Carpet at St. Margaret Mary
Work has started on the floor of St. Margaret Mary Church and a new carpet, which will run down the central aisle to the Sanctuary and Altar, will [hopefully] be in place by Christmas.

St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again, we will be collecting goods for food parcels before the end of term and delivering them to local families in need. Tinned fruit and meat are especially welcome as well as toiletries. Please check best before dates on all contributions. We aim to get parcels out a little earlier than usual and so will be starting deliveries in the week beginning 2nd December.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Mass for the Sick & Housebound
Mass for the Sick & Housebound will be celebrated on Monday 9th December at 2.30 pm. Please come along. For more information please contact Paul Daley.

North Cumbria Life
North Cumbria Life: For many years now both St Margaret Mary’s and Christ The King Churches have been providing lots of very valuable baby items to our store in Carlisle, which is very much appreciated. Our store is now full and we ask that no more items are supplied for the time being.

St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School Christmas Fayre

This is being held in the school on Friday 6th December between 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm.  Admission £1 per adult [pay on door] day.

Mass Intentions & Events: 1st December 2019


Thursday, 21 November 2019

Newsletter Items: 24th November 2019

Parish Advent Family Carol Service
The annual Carol Service will take place at Christ the King at 4.00 pm on Sunday 15th December 2019.  It is hoped that the earlier time will assist families to attend…please come along.

Christmas Mass Times
The following Masses will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord in the Parish.  If family members are asking ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ maybe ask them ‘For you to come to Mass at Christmas’…just a thought.

Christmas Eve
St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm
Christ the King 9.00 pm

Christmas Day
Christ the King 10.00 am

On Christmas Eve, Carols will be sung 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass.  There will be no early morning Mass this year.

Carlisle Food Bank
Are in need of the following items: Tins of rice pudding, other tinned deserts, custard, fruit, vegetables, fish, potatoes or packet mash, milk, juice to dilute. Toiletries especially for men.  Items can be left in the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Figures for Last Weekend
There were 88 + 92 = 180 at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offering of £351.66 + £295.82 = £647.48.

Hospital
Just a reminder that the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at the Cumberland Infirmary do not receive official notification of the presence of Catholic patients.  Families must let Fr Frank at Warwick Square [521509] know if someone is in hospital and in need of a visit. Holy Communion is taken regularly to patients who are known to the Chaplaincy team.

Festive Choir
The Festival Choir will begin meeting again on Sunday 13th October from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm at Christ The King. We would welcome any new members; young people from Y5 onwards would be especially welcome. 

New Car Park
Work has commenced on the new car park for St. Margaret Mary School - work will last for a further 7 weeks.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

RADIANT
A day for young and young at heart Catholics aged 14+ in preparation for Advent.  This will take place on Saturday 30th November at Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Preston.  The day starts at 10.00 am and ends with a Vigil Mass for the First Sunday of Advent at 5.00 pm.  Tickets for school groups are £5 per person and adults £8.00.  Young people under 16 must be part of a school, parish or family group. For more information and tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radiant-tickets-61862480344.

Blessing of Newman’s Foundation Stone
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will be visiting Carlisle to bless the new Foundation Stone of the new Newman Catholic School on Monday 2nd December at 11.00 am.  Work is progressing well on the site and the school will be moving there for the start of September 2020.  Over the coming weeks a ‘wish list’ for the new chapel will be available…please think about donating towards the ‘fitting out’ of the new chapel.

First Holy Communion 2020
This is planned for Sunday 19th April 2020 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Preparation will commence after Christmas. Families are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week in the first instance.

E-newsletter
To receive the parish newsletter by email, please sign up to the deanery Flocknote initiative. Visit: https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under the parish with which you associate.

Carpet at St. Margaret Mary
Thank you to all who helped lift the carpet last Sunday.  You will notice the glue which is still in place and some general untidiness…please be patient with the ‘work in progress’.

St Margaret Mary SVP

Once again, we will be collecting goods for food parcels before the end of term and delivering them to local families in need. Tinned fruit and meat are especially welcome as well as toiletries. Please check best before dates on all contributions. We aim to get parcels out a little earlier than usual and so will be starting deliveries in the week beginning 2nd December. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Mass for the Sick & Housebound
Mass for the Sick & Housebound, with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, organised by Christ the King SVP, will be celebrated on Monday 9th December at 2.30 pm. This is the feast of the Immaculate Conception this year…please come along. For more information, please contact Paul Daley.

North Cumbria Life
North Cumbria Life: For many years now both St Margaret Mary’s and Christ The King Churches have been providing lots of very valuable baby items (clothes, nappies, pushchairs etc.) to our store in Carlisle, which is very much appreciated. Our store is now full and we ask that no more items are supplied for the time being. We will come back to you when our healthy stock needs replenished. Many thanks for all your support.

St Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School Christmas Fayre
This is being held in the school on Friday 6th December between 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm.  Admission £1 per adult [pay on door].  Lots of fun activities to take part in. Donations for prizes  or any home baking for the cake stall would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact the School Office if you are able to help out on the day. Father Christmas will be visiting apparently….

Ad Orientem

As has become the custom in the parish, Masses during Advent celebrated by Fr Michael will be ‘ad orientem’ as we await the Lord with joyful expectation.

Mass Intentions & Events: 24th November 2019


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Newsletter Items: 17th November 2019

Month of the Holy Souls
November, the Month of the Holy Souls, will soon be upon us.  A Novena of Masses will be celebrated for those on the November List.  Please use envelopes available in both churches to add deceased relatives, friends and loved ones to this Novena in November.  Hand envelopes into Fr Michael or place on offertory plate.

Parish Advent Family Carol Service
The annual Carol Service will take place at Christ the King at 4.00 pm on Sunday 15th December 2019. It is hoped that the earlier time will assist families to attend…please come along.

Christmas Mass Times
The following Masses will celebrate the Nativity of the Lord in the Parish. If family members are asking ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ maybe ask them ‘For you to come to Mass at Christmas’…just a thought.

Christmas Eve
St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm
Christ the King 9.00 pm

Christmas Day
Christ the King 10.00 am

On Christmas Eve, Carols will be sung 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass. There will be no early morning Mass this year.

Carlisle Food Bank
Are in need of the following items: Tins of rice pudding, other tinned deserts, custard, fruit, vegetables, fish, potatoes or packet mash, milk, juice to dilute. Toiletries especially for men.  Items can be left in the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Figures for Last Weekend
There were 86 + 101 = 187 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £314.50 + £230.79 = £545.29.

Hospital
Just a reminder that the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at the Cumberland Infirmary do not receive official notification of the presence of Catholic patients.  Families must let Fr Frank at Warwick Square [521509] know if someone is in hospital and in need of a visit. Holy Communion is taken regularly to patients who are known to the Chaplaincy team.

Festive Choir
The Festival Choir will begin meeting again on Sunday 13th October from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm at Christ The King. We would welcome any new members; young people from Y5 onwards would be especially welcome. 

New Car Park
Work has commenced on the new car park for St. Margaret Mary School - work will last for a further 8 weeks.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

RADIANT
A day for young and young at heart Catholics aged 14+ in preparation for Advent.  This will take place on Saturday 30th November at Corpus Christi Catholic High School, Preston.  The day starts at 10.00 am and ends with a Vigil Mass for the First Sunday of Advent at 5.00 pm.  Tickets for school groups are £5 per person and adults £8.00.  Young people under 16 must be part of a school, parish or family group. For more information and tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radiant-tickets-61862480344.

Blessing of Newman’s Foundation Stone
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will be visiting Carlisle to bless the new Foundation Stone of the new Newman Catholic School on Monday 2nd December.  Work is progressing well on the site and the school will be moving there for the start of September 2020.  Over coming weeks, a ‘wish list’ for the new chapel will be available…please think about donating towards the ‘fitting out’ of the new chapel.

First Holy Communion 2020
This is planned for Sunday 19th April 2020 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Preparation will commence after Christmas. Families are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week in the first instance.

E-newsletter
To receive the parish newsletter by e-mail, please sign up to the deanery Flocknote initiative.
Visit: https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under the parish with which you associate.

Carpet at St. Margaret Mary
Thank you to all who helped lift the carpet last Sunday.  You will notice the glue which is still in place and some general untidiness…please be patient with the ‘work in progress’.

St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again we will be collecting goods for food parcels before the end of term and delivering them to local families in need. Tinned fruit and meat are especially welcome, as well as toiletries. Please check best before dates on all contributions. We aim to get parcels out a little earlier than usual and so will be starting deliveries in the week beginning 2nd December. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Catholic Singles
Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information, visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.

Mass for Deceased Clergy
The annual Mass for Deceased Clergy will be celebrated at Our Lady & St. Joseph at 10.00 am on Tuesday 19th November. Come and pray for the priest who baptised you, the priest from whose hands you received our Blessed Lord, the priest who married you, the priest who forgave you…pray for priests, pray for vocations to the priesthood.

Mass for the Sick & Housebound

Mass for the Sick & Housebound, with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, organised by Christ the King SVP, will be celebrated on Monday 9th December at 2.30 pm. This is the feast of the Immaculate Conception this year…please come along. For more information, please contact Paul Daley.