YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
During October half term [Monday 21st - Friday 25th], our parish will be running a scheme to give children a hot meal at lunch time, as they would receive at school. In order to do this your help is required. This will include preparing, cooking, serving and clearing away. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated as, without your help, this much needed service may not proceed. Please sign up using the sign up sheets in both churches. Please think about helping.
Sunday Mass Times in Carlisle
Weekend Masses in Carlisle are now:
Saturday Vigil Masses
St. Edmund 6.00 pm
Warwick Bridge 6.00 pm
Christ the King 9.00 am
St. Bede 9.30 am
Warwick Square 10.00 am
St. Augustine 11.00 am
St. Margaret Mary 11.00 am
Warwick Square 4.30 pm
Carlisle Food Bank
Are in need of the following items: Tins of rice pudding, other tinned deserts, custard, fruit, vegetables, fish or potatoes, 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 72 + 89 = 161 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £309.50 + £227.65 = £537.15.
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 Michael and/or Fr Frank at Warwick Square 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.
The Festival Choir will begin meeting again on Sunday 13th October from 7.00-8.30 pm at Christ The King. We would welcome any new members, young people from Y5 onwards would be especially welcome.
New Car Park
A new car park for the school, on land behind the Parish Centre, and fencing for the school field [due to safeguarding regulations] is planned. The date for this to start is mid-October.
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.
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is a customised Professional Development Programme offered by Loyola University, Chicago in partnership with the Archdiocese of Liverpool and dioceses in the North of England. Modules are six weeks long and are offered online beginning in February 2020.
Please visit the IPS website for more details: www.luc.edu/ips/liverpool or see Fr Michael.
There is an information evening at the Education Centre, Balmoral Road, Lancaster on Tuesday 15th October from 7.00 pm until 8.30pm. Please think about taking part in this course. Parish sponsorship may be available dependent on numbers.
Dementia - A Shared Experience
Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust runs a session each first Friday of the month when you are invited to share your experience and ideas so as to influence how your local NHS delivers its memory service. This is open to those who experience memory loss and their carers. It takes place between 1.00–3.00pm at Harraby Community Centre. There is free parking and refreshments.
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.
Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman
The Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman will take place on Sunday 13th October in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome. There is a national novena commencing on Friday 4th October, which we are all invited to participate in. Copies of the Novena will be available in both churches this weekend. A copy of the Novena has been mailed out with the weekly newsletter via Flocknote. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation at Christ the King [with Newman School in attendance] on Wednesday 16th October at 11.45 am.
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
The carpet has been flagged up as a ‘health and safety’ risk during a recent inspection and therefore needs to be lifted. Any volunteers willing to lift the carpet and place in the skip, please see John Hather.
Fr Michael will be on his annual spiritual retreat from the evening of Monday 21st October to the afternoon of Friday 25th October. Please keep him in your prayers.