Latin Mass - This weekend we have the monthly Mass in the Tridentine Rite at Christ the King Church at 6.00 pm. This Mass is celebrated by priests of the deanery and fulfils the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.
Dancing - on Tuesday evenings has ceased until September. Many thanks to Maria, David and Francesca for their expert tuition.
Stations of the Resurrection - Celebrate 50 Days of Easter Season with Stations of the Resurrection. Every Thursday (from 24th of April to 5th of June) at 6 pm at Christ the King church. The evening will include Worship and Meditation.
Easter Duties - A reminder - Because of the central importance of Easter to the Christian faith, the Catholic Church requires that all Catholics who have made their First Communion receive the Holy Eucharist sometime during the Easter season, which lasts through Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after Easter. (They should also take part in the Sacrament of Penance before receiving this Easter communion.) This reception of the Eucharist is a visible sign of our faith and our participation in the Kingdom of God. Of course, we should receive Communion as frequently as possible [when in a state of grace]; this "Easter Duty" is simply the minimum requirement set by the Church.
Called to Glory 2: God the Creator - 2nd - 4th May St. Cuthbert’s. Wigton. David and Mary Matthews and Niklas Carlsson of Cor et Lumen Christi will be leading this weekend of inspirational teaching, praise and ministry. For more information see leaflets distributed last weekend or at the back of church.
Ladies Group - to meet on Tuesday 6th May at 7.30 pm. The subject this month is Reflexology. All are welcome.
Counters at Christ the King - Could those who count the Sunday collection at Christ the King please come to the presbytery on Thursday 8th May at 7.00 pm. This is to go through the new procedures for recording the collection and to receive some training.
Quiz Night - St Bede’s parish is hosting a quiz night in their church hall, Wigton Road, Friday 9 May, 7.30pm. Proceeds are in aid of the church organ restoration fund. Admission £2 per person. All welcome. Could we get a parish team together?
School Year 7, 8, 9 - ADVENTURE WEEKEND – May 16th-18th Faith, fun, adventure and new friends. Excitement guaranteed. www.castleriggmanor.co.uk
First Holy Communion Catechesis - First confession will be celebrated on Thursday 22nd May at 6.00 pm.
Parish Pilgrimage to York - To the Shrine of St. Margaret Clitherow. On Thursday 29th May, £12 per head [for a full bus]. Bus leaving St. Margaret Mary’s at 8.00 am and Christ the King at 8.15 am. We’ll head back from York at 5.00 pm. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church. Specific itinerary will follow soon [but time for a bit of shopping].
Auction of Collectables and Promises - A fundraising event to raise money to replace our Parish Hymn Books. This will take place in The Parish Centre on Friday, 6th June, from 7.00p.m. Tickets will shortly be on sale. If you have any items you would consider donating, please contact Greg Smith, either at Christ The King or on Carlisle 562756. Collection of items can be arranged. Please support this event and bring your friends along to enjoy the fun and maybe pick up a bargain. Bar and food available.
Mary’s Meals - St. Margaret Mary’s have reported that over £233 was raised for Mary’s Meals from the soup lunches this Lent. A wonderful figure - thank you to all who helped raise this through the soup lunches.
LIFE in Carlisle - “Life” has been re-established in Carlisle. Please contact Joe McGarry on 07973 427099 or by email at “email@example.com”.
LIFE House - Bishop Campbell has, this week, given permission to explore the feasibility of developing the Presbytery at St. Margaret Mary’s as 'LIFE House’ - a resource to help promote the Gospel of Life in our city. Please pray that we can discern God’s will in this initiative and that it will ultimately have the support of the Diocese.
Newsletter by email - to receive the newsletter via email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Blog - This can be found at
http://christthekingmargaretmary.blogspot.co.uk. To contribute to this blog, please see Fr. Michael.
Carlisle Food Bank - There is a box at Christ the King for Carlisle Food Bank. Please remember the Food Bank during your weekly shop.
Five-a-day Challenge - Can you do it? 5 decades of the Holy Rosary for personal renewal and for the spiritual renewal of our parish. Why not try and find the same time each day to pray the rosary or while doing other things i.e. Rosary while lifting weights - why not?