Please note the times of Stations of the Cross, the Eucharistic Holy Hours and Talk this week. Also make an effort to come to daily Mass at some point this Lent.
Red Mission Box Appeal -
On the weekend of the 6th April, we will welcome Fr. John McAuley and
Fr. James Chambers to the parish. There will be no retiring collection, merely a promotion of greater use of the Red Mission Boxes.
- will meet on Tuesday 1st April at 7.00 pm - the theme this week is relaxation. For this week only, the dancing will begin at 8.00 pm.
Parish merger -
As announced last weekend the parishes of Christ the King and St. Margaret Mary will merge into the new parish of The Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday, 6th April. The official celebration of the united parish will be on 27th June 2014 - the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please put in your diary.
Easter Flowers -
Donations will be gratefully received on the weekend of 12/13th April - there will be a retiring collection at Christ the King for that purpose.
Reconciliation Wednesday -
On Wednesday, 16th April 2014, there will be an opportunity to come to the Sacrament of Reconciliation between 6-8.00 pm at Christ the King Church. The evening will begin with a Service of Eucharistic Adoration. On this occasion, there will be no adoration at St. Margaret Mary’s Church that evening.
The Easter Triduum -
The Easter Triduum will be celebrated at Christ the King this year. Those requiring lifts should sign up on the sheet on the tables at St. Margaret Mary's. Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 7.00 pm on Holy Thursday, the Good Friday afternoon liturgy will be celebrated at 3.00 pm and the Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8.00 pm on Holy Saturday. The Easter Sunday Masses will be at the normal times of 9.00 am at Christ the King and 11.00 am at St. Margaret Mary's. Holy Thursday is Fr. Michael's 10th Anniversary of Ordination.
Readers and Extraordinary Ministers -
Could you please let us know your availability during the Easter Triduum. Sign-up sheets are at the back of church.
The Feast of the Divine Mercy -
FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY will be celebrated in St Bede’s Carlisle on, Sunday 27th April 2014, starting at 2.30 pm. This year is special because Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonised on this day. On Wednesday, 2nd April, at 7 pm in the Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, Carlisle there will be a one hour film called “Ocean of Mercy”. This film connects the lives of Pope John Paul II, St Faustina and Maximillian Kolbe.
LIFE in Carlisle -
Following a successful meeting on Monday 17 March, “Life” has been re-established in Carlisle. Our small, but dedicated, group will be working with the well established group in Penrith to provide real and practical alternatives to the culture of death experienced by so many families in our area. If you can mend pushchairs, pack bags with useful items for mums or are interested in becoming a listener, or even a counsellor offering real choice, please get involved. Please contact Joe McGarry on 07973 427099 or by email at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
S.V.P. Food Parcels -
St Margaret Mary SVP will be distributing food parcels again to those in need this Easter. Please leave your contributions in the box at the back of church. Many thanks for your generosity.
Newsletter by email -
If you would like to receive the newsletter via email [and help reduce printing costs], please email email@example.com.
Gift Aid -
Please consider joining the Gift Aid scheme. For more information contact Richard Reardon at St. Margaret Mary's and Paul Daley at Christ the King .
Parish Blog -
This can be found at
http://christthekingmargaretmary.blogspot.co.uk. To contribute to this blog, please see Fr. Michael.
Carlisle Food Bank -
At Christ the King there will be a box available shortly to allow parishioners to contribute foodstuffs for Carlisle Food Bank. Items particularly needed are: UHT milk; small sugar; tinned sponge pudding; custard (tinned, packet or instant); tinned meat and fish and pot noodles. This initiative is not connected with St. Margaret Mary’s SVP Food Parcels.
Christ the King Pensioners (over 55s) -
Held Wed afternoon 1.30-3.30 pm approx at Harraby Catholic Club: chat, bingo, sale, refreshments and to meet new friends. For more information, please see Sr Gerald.
In an emergency -
If you require a priest in an emergency this week please contact the Canons at Our Lady’s, Warwick Square - Telephone 521509.
Parish Twitter and Facebook accounts -
The new parish has a Twitter Account [@CorIesuCarlisle] and a Facebook Page [SacredHeartCarlisle].
Good Friday Walk of Witness -
To take place on Good Friday at 5.30 pm from Our Lady and St Josephs to the Wayside Shrine at Wetheral Pastures. A coach will be provided for those unable to walk.