Christ the King Church is closed for redecoration and will reopen on Saturday 15th November. This week has involved completing work on the floor of the church, especially the sanctuary.
Mass Attendance & Finance
Attendance last weekend was 177 with £390.08 in the collection. Thank you for your generosity.
Parish Book of the Dead - Draft
The list of deceased parishioners has been been compiled from available records. Please check the new ‘Book of the Dead’ [which will be used in liturgies in November] which can be found on the tables in both churches and fill in a slip to correct any omissions or mistakes. There are a few duplicate records that need to be corrected.
Ballroom dancing classes take place in the Parish Centre on Tuesday from 7.30 pm. Come along and have a good time and develop those dancing feet. Good clean family fun with ne’er a blush to a maiden’s cheek!
We will be beginning to prepare music for the Christmas Liturgies and we are also hoping to have a Carol Service during the Christmas Tree Festival on 12th December . We have also been asked to do some Community Carol Singing (details to follow). If anyone is interested in joining us for this, there will be rehearsals at Christ The King on Sunday 23rd November, Sunday 30th November and Sunday 7th December, all beginning at 6.30 p.m. Please come along.
Soup run in Carlisle
Churches Together will be organising a Soup Run, November to February.
The organisers need volunteers to help make the soup and / or help serve food from the van. They plan to go out in the city 7.00-10.00pm. Demand will determine how many nights they operate. Person to contact: Mark Sellers: 01228 520898 / 522605.
Come and See! Becoming a Catholic.
The group will next meet on Tuesday 4th November at 7.30 pm in the Presbytery at Christ the King. Please pray for the seven people discerning their journey in faith. This week’s theme is Salvation History.
Please remember that there is a collection point for items for the LIFE Baby Store. Newborn nappies and baby wipes are items that are particularly in need.
November - Month of the Holy Souls
The month of the Holy Souls will soon be upon us. We will have our annual Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls following the commemoration of All the Faithful Departed on Monday 3rd November. If you would like members of your family and friends included in this Novena, place their names in the envelopes provided for this purpose and hand them to Fr. Michael.
Blessing of Graves and praying for those buried at Upperby Cemetery.
On Sunday 16th November at 3.00 pm there will be a liturgy at Upperby Cemetery to pray for those buried there and to bless the graves. Details to follow.
St Margaret Mary Nursery
Do you have a child who was born between 31 August 20011 – 31 December 2011? If so you are entitled to up to 15 hours per week free Nursery provision from January 2015. We have afternoon places available in the nursery from January 2015. Application forms available from the School Office. Call 01228 401800.
Begins on Wednesday 5th November at 7.00 pm at St. Margaret Mary. Attendance at the sessions and at Sunday Mass is an essential and necessary component of preparing for this wonderful sacrament. For more information contact Fr. Michael.
Next Sunday, as well as being the feast of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, is also Remembrance Sunday. Fr. Norman Johnson will preside at the 10.00 am celebration of Holy Mass.
St. Margaret Mary SVP
Once again, St Margaret Mary SVP will be distributing food parcels to local families in need before Christmas. Please leave non perishable items in the box at the back of church, ensuring they are not 'out of date' before the end of 2014. We anticipate distributing the parcels during the week 15th - 19th December. Thank you in advance for your generosity.’
Christ the King SVP
Are hosting a Mass for the Sick and Housebound on Tuesday 9th December - make a note in your diaries.
Aid to the Church in Need.
Thank you for your generous response to the appeal given by Mr Chris Robson on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need. He has written to thank parishioners for their donation of £784. This doesn’t include items that have come in later.
There is a prayer vigil at Our Lady and Joseph’s on Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm with the intention of praying for the intention of Religious Freedom.