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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.
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: email@example.com 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.
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.