Thursday, 17 January 2019

Newsletter Items: 20th January 2019

Sign Up Now — A New Initiative In Our Parish and Deanery 
For updates from the parishes via email such as weekly newsletters, please sign up at https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under Sacred Heart parish.
It takes two minutes and you will also receive wide ranging and engaging material. All free and you will not be inundated with emails. 
If this is too hard for you - send/hand in your name and email address to Fr Michael.

Spare An Extra £1 Each Week?
The beginning of a new year is a good time to review your giving to the parish. The parish receives no support financially from other bodies and the only income it receives is through your Sunday contribution and rent it receives from properties owned by the parish.  Perhaps you could consider adding an extra £1 each week if you are able?

Offertory and Figures
Mass attendance: 51 + 71 + 107 = 229. Offertory Contribution £449 + £263.35 = £712.35.  Many thanks. 

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.
Please avoid bringing soup and beans - there is a stockpile of these items.  Tins of meat are especially in need.
The Foodbank would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the year and especially for the extra donations received during the Christmas period. 

Prayers Needed
Fr Michael would be grateful for prayers, especially the Holy Rosary for a private intention. Please pray regularly for this intention over the coming weeks.  

First Friday Fish & Chips
Our next First Friday Fish & Chips will take place on Friday 1st February in the Parish Centre, after the First Friday Mass and devotions, with food being served around 8.00 pm.  Pre-booking is required - please see Paul Lovell or Peter Osborne to book your place at the table.

Red Mission Boxes
Please begin to bring in Red Mission Boxes for emptying.

Carlisle Passion Play 2019 - Get involved!
The Carlisle Passion Play will take place on Saturday 13 April in the Town Hall Square. Two hour-long performances: 11.00n am and 2.00 pm. A dramatic outdoor performance in modern idiom portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Are you interested in acting, being part of the crew, volunteering, stewarding? Writer and director, John Davies of Classic Theatre Cumbria, is looking for people to perform and also support the performance in wardrobe, stage set etc. More information and to register your interest: carlislepassionplay.org, email: info@classictheatrecumbria.co.uk or Tel: 07970 673236.

This is unique to our city, an opportunity to take part in a type of theatrical presentation whose origins lie in the liturgical drama of the 10th century. With over 20 speaking parts, a crowd involving adults and children and live music, it promises to be a memorable experience for performers and audience alike.

Mass Intentions
Just a gentle reminder: if you have a specific date you would like to keep, then please provide plenty of notice, i.e. at least one month in advance. Fr Michael does his best to allocate Mass intentions for a specific date when requested but sometimes these dates have already been allocated. In those cases, he allocates as near a date as possible.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Our diocesan pilgrimage takes place between 25 July – 3 August; flights from Manchester airport. Brochures, booking forms and a poster are available via http://www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/diocese-of-lancaster-2019.
For young people: Travel to Lourdes by coach with other young people from our diocese, 25 July – 3 August. Open to ages Year 10+, 4-star hotel, Cost - £585. For more information, to book online or download the poster or booking form, please see: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/events-whats-on .
We haven’t had a parish pilgrimage for a while - how about joining this pilgrimage to Lourdes?

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter].  Catechesis for candidates will begin this Thursday 17th January 2019 at 6.00 pm in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School. There will be a meeting with Fr. Michael for parents of children. Enrolment forms are now available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.

Burns Night Celebration
Join parishioners on Friday 25th January for a celebration of all things ‘over the Border’ from 7.30 pm til late.  Featuring live music and a delicious meal of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.  Tickets cost £8.00 and can be bought from Douglas and Paul.

World Youth Day
Pope Francis travels to Panama this week to celebrate World Youth Day. Our diocese is not attending this celebration for a number of reasons…but on Saturday 26th January we will be hosting a World Youth Day Vigil at Lancaster Cathedral from 8.00 pm - it beats sleeping in a field after a day-long hike to get there.  All are welcome.

Young Adults Retreat 

A weekend away exploring faith in the company of other young adults (aged 18-35), in the heart of the Lake District, from 8th - 10th March.  Early bird discount for those booking before 31st January.  For more information and to book https://www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/new-events/2019/3/8/young-adults-retreat.

Mass Intentions & Events: 20th January 2019


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Newsletter Items: 13th January 2019


Sign Up Now — A New Initiative In Our Parish And Deanery 
For updates from the parishes via email such as weekly newsletters, please sign up at https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts.Then sign up under Sacred Heart parish.
It takes two minutes, and you will also receive wide ranging and engaging material. All free and you will not be inundated with emails. 
If this is too hard for you - send/hand in your name and email address to Fr Michael.

Spare An Extra £1 Each Week?
The beginning of a new year is a good time to review your giving to the parish. The parish receives no support financially from other bodies and the only income it receives is through your Sunday contribution and rent it receives from properties owned by the parish.  Perhaps you could consider adding an extra £1 each week if you are able?

Offertory and Figures
Christ the King 117 at Mass with an offering of £435. Figures for St. Margaret Mary weren’t sent in time…[Wednesday please…]

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.
Please avoid bringing soup and beans - there is a stockpile of these items.  Tins of meat are especially in need.

Prayers Needed
Fr Michael would be grateful for prayers, especially the Holy Rosary for a private intention. Please pray regularly for this intention over the coming weeks.  

First Friday Fish & Chips
Our next First Friday Fish & Chips will take place on Friday 1st February in the Parish Centre after the First Friday Mass and devotions, with food being served around 8.00 pm.  Pre-booking is required - please see Paul Lovell or Peter Osborne to book your place at the table.

Red Mission Boxes
Please begin to bring in Red Mission Boxes for emptying.

Carlisle Passion Play 2019 - Get involved!
The Carlisle Passion Play will take place on Saturday 13 April in the Town Hall Square. Two hour-long performances: 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. A dramatic outdoor performance in modern idiom portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Are you interested in acting, being part of the crew, volunteering, stewarding? Writer and director, John Davies, of Classic Theatre Cumbria, is looking for people to perform and also support the performance in wardrobe, stage set etc. For more information and to register your interest: carlislepassionplay.org, info@classictheatrecumbria,co,uk or 07970 673236.

This is unique to our city, an opportunity to take part in a type of theatrical presentation whose origins lie in the liturgical drama of the 10th century. With over 20 speaking parts, a crowd involving adults, children and live music, it promises to be a memorable experience for performers and audience alike.

Mass Intentions
Just a gentle reminder: if you have a specific date you would like to keep, then please provide plenty of notice (i.e. at least a month in advance). Fr Michael does his best to allocate Mass intentions for a specific date when requested but sometimes these dates have already been allocated. In those cases, he allocates as near a date as possible.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Our diocesan pilgrimage takes place between 25 July – 3 August; flights from Manchester airport. Brochures, booking forms and a poster are available via http://www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/diocese-of-lancaster-2019
For young people: Travel to Lourdes by coach with other young people from our diocese, 25 July – 3 August. Open to ages Year 10+, 4-star hotel - Cost £585. For more information, to book online or download the poster or booking form, please see: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/events-whats-on.
We haven’t had a parish pilgrimage for a while - how about joining this pilgrimage to Lourdes?

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Catechesis for candidates will begin this Thursday, 17th January 2019 at 6.00 pm in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School. There will be a meeting with Fr. Michael for parents of children. Enrolment forms are now available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.

Burns Night Celebration
Join parishioners on Friday 25th January for a celebration of all things ‘over the Border’ from 7.30 pm til late.  Featuring live music and a delicious meal of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.  Tickets cost £8.00 and can be bought from Douglas and Paul.

Parish Statistics for 2018
Figures for last year sent to the diocese this week:

Baptisms                  23
First Holy Communions          25
Confirmations                  13
Deaths                  15
Marriages            1

Average Mass attendance in the Autumn:
Saturday 6.00 pm          63
Sunday 9.00 am          58
Sunday 11.00 am        103
Latin Mass                  21


We’ll see what the numbers are like as we approach First Holy Communion, but I think there needs to be a mature discussion about Sunday Masses at Christ the King in the near future. That discussion isn’t simply about cancelling one…

Mass Intentions & Events: 13th January 2019


Saturday, 5 January 2019

Newsletter Items 6th January

Sign up now — a new initiative in our parish and deanery
For updates from the parishes via email such as weekly newsletters, please sign up at https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under Sacred Heart parish.
It takes two minutes, and you will also receive wide ranging and engaging material. All free, and you will not be inundated with emails.
If this is too hard for you - send/hand in your name and email address to Fr Michael

Ladies Group
This group meet on Tuesday evening after the evening Mass [7.30]. Please bring along an old or new ‘unusual’ item to get the conversation going.


Spare an extra £1 each week?
The beginning of a new year is a good time to review your giving to the parish.  The parish receives no support financially from other bodies and the only income it receives is through your Sunday contribution and rent it receives from properties owned by the parish.  Perhaps you could consider adding an extra £1 each week if you are able?


Offertory and Figures
23rd December
At Mass: 242 Collection: £874.53
Christmas Day
At Mass: 424 Offering: £1307.75
30th December
At Mass: 216 Collection: £519.76
Thank you for your continued financial support

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.
Please avoid bringing soup and beans - there is a stockpile of these items.  Tins of meat are especially in need.


Prayers needed
Fr Michael would be grateful for prayers, especially the Holy Rosary for a private intention.  Please pray regularly for this intention over the coming weeks.

St. Herberts Deanery Pastoral Council
There is a meeting of the Deanery Pastoral Council scheduled for 10th January at 7.45 pm at St. Bede’s Presbytery.  Could parish representatives please let Fr Michael know their availability to ensure a good representation at this meeting.  The meeting will outline a number of important deanery initiatives for young people and also a deanery wide Word on Fire! Engage initiative.

Red Mission Boxes
Please begin to bring in Red Mission Boxes for emptying.

Carlisle Passion Play 2019 - Get involved!
The Carlisle Passion Play will take place, Saturday 13 April, in the Town Hall Square. Two hour-long performances, 11.00am and 2.00pm. A dramatic outdoor performance in modern idiom portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Are you interested in acting, being part of the crew, volunteering, stewarding? Writer and director, John Davies, of Classic Theatre Cumbria, is looking for people to perform and also support the performance in wardrobe, stage set etc. More information and to register your interest: carlislepassionplay.org, info@classictheatrecumbria,co,uk, or 07970-673-236.

This is unique to our city, an opportunity to take part in a type of theatrical presentation whose origins lie in the liturgical drama of the 10th century. With over 20 speaking parts, a crowd involving adults and children, and live music, it promises to be a memorable experience for performers and audience alike.

Mass Intentions
Just a gentle reminder: if you have a specific date you would like to keep, then please provide plenty of notice, i.e. at least a month in advance.  Fr Michael does his best to allocate Mass intentions for a specific date when requested but sometimes these dates have already been allocated.  In those cases he allocates as near a date as possible.

Carol Service - thank you
Thanks to all those who attended the Carol Service and generously contributed to the collection for Eden Valley Hospice. The collection amounted to £250.

Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes
Our diocesan pilgrimage takes place 20-27 July; flights from Manchester airport. Brochures, booking forms, and a poster are available via http://www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/diocese-of-lancaster-2019
For young people: Travel to Lourdes by coach with other young people from our diocese, 25 July – 3 August. Open to ages Year 10+, 4-star hotel, £585. For more information, to book online or download the poster or booking form, please see: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/events-whats-on .
We haven’t had a parish pilgrimage for a while - how about joining this pilgrimage to Lourdes?

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter].  Catechesis for candidates will begin on Thursday 17th January 2019 at 6.00 pm in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School.  Enrolment forms are now available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.

Burns Night Celebration
Join parishioners on Friday 25th January for a celebration of all things ‘over the Border’ from 7.30 pm til late.  Featuring live music and a delicious meal of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.  Tickets cost £8.00 and can be bought from Douglas and Paul.

Surveys
This week all parish property undergoes an Asbestos survey as part of diocesan health and safety regulations - just in case you see someone walking around with a clipboard.  The cost of the survey is around £2,000…

Diary items for the coming week in the parish


Thursday, 20 December 2018

Newsletter Items: 23rd December 2018

Happy Christmas!
This is my sixth Christmas in the parish (where have those years gone?) and I would like to wish parishioners every blessing of the feast and a very happy Christmas!
I am grateful for the help and support I receive throughout the year, and as they say, ‘I couldn’t do it without you!’. Particular thanks to our extra-ordinary ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, those who lead the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Servers, Musicians, cleaners, the SVP, those who arrange the flowers, sacristans, welcomers, those who help with refreshments after Mass, counters, collectors and singers.
Thanks also for the many cards and gifts I have received - they are very much appreciated.
Fr Michael
Carol Service
Thank you to all involved in the Carol Service held last week. It was truly a great celebration and reflected a lot of hard work and dedication.  Many thanks.

Christmas Mass Times
For information:
Christmas Eve - St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm
                          Christ the King 9.00 pm
Christmas Day - St. Margaret Mary 8.30 am
                          Christ the King 10.00 am
Please invite members of your family and friends to attend Mass this Christmas.
Carols will be sung 30 minutes before the Masses on Christmas Eve.

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Prayers Needed
Fr Michael would be grateful for prayers, especially the Holy Rosary for a private intention. Please pray regularly for this intention over the coming weeks.  

St. Herberts Deanery Pastoral Council
There is a meeting of the Deanery Pastoral Council scheduled for 10th January at 7.45 pm at St. Bede’s Presbytery. Could parish representatives please let Fr Michael know their availability to ensure a good representation at this meeting. The meeting will outline a number of important deanery initiatives for young people and also a deanery wide Word on Fire! Engage initiative.

Red Mission Boxes
Please begin to bring in Red Mission Boxes for emptying after Christmas [from beginning of January].

Carlisle Passion Play 2019 - Get involved!
The Carlisle Passion Play will take place on Saturday 13 April in the Town Hall Square. Two hour-long performances at 11.00am and 2.00pm. A dramatic outdoor performance in modern idiom portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Are you interested in acting, being part of the crew, volunteering, stewarding? Writer and director, John Davies of Classic Theatre Cumbria, is looking for people to perform and also support the performance in wardrobe, stage set etc. More information and to register your interest: carlislepassionplay.org, info@classictheatrecumbria,co,uk or Tel: 07970 673236.
This is unique to our city, an opportunity to take part in a type of theatrical presentation whose origins lie in the liturgical drama of the 10th century. With over 20 speaking parts, a crowd involving adults, children and live music, it promises to be a memorable experience for performers and audience alike.

Thank You
St Margaret Mary SVP would like to thank parishioners, staff and students of The Newman Catholic School and Cyril & Methodius School of Evangelisation Polish Community for the wonderful response to our food parcels appeal. Also many thanks for those who helped pack and deliver the parcels to families in the local community.

Mass Intentions
Just a gentle reminder: if you have a specific date you would like to keep, then please provide plenty of notice, i.e. at least one month in advance. Fr Michael does his best to allocate Mass intentions for a specific date when requested but sometimes these dates have already been allocated. In those cases, he allocates as near a date as possible.

Newsletter via Email
We are changing the way the newsletter is distributed via email in the New Year and will also be beginning a new evangelisation programme via Word on Fire! Engage.  
SIGN UP NOW: For updates from the parish via email, such as our weekly newsletter.
Please sign up at https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts  Then sign up under the parish you associate with - 'Sacred Heart of Jesus'.
It takes two minutes to do and you will also receive wide ranging and engaging material!! ALL FREE!! You will not be inundated with emails!!

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Our diocesan pilgrimage takes place 20-27 July; flights from Manchester airport. Brochures, booking forms and a poster are available via http://www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/diocese-of-lancaster-2019.
For young people: Travel to Lourdes by coach with other young people from our diocese, 25 July – 3 August. Open to ages Year 10+, 4-star hotel, £585. For more information, to book online or download the poster or booking form, please see: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/events-whats-on.
We haven’t had a parish pilgrimage for a while - how about joining this pilgrimage to Lourdes?

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday, 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Catechesis for candidates will begin on Thursday, 17th January 2019.  Enrolment forms will be available in both churches after Christmas for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.