Saturday, 30 May 2015

Newsletter Items this week

Faith on Tap
This month’s Faith on Tap will take place this Thursday - our speaker will be the Dominican, Fr. Lawrence Lew OP. His talk is entitled ‘Is our liturgy focussed on God or man?’ There is an opportunity for discussion and questions are very welcome. Last month’s was a great success. Please come along.

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £737.50.  Attendance was 275

Parish Solemnity
Please make a note in your diary.  The Solemnity will be celebrated with a Solemn Mass at 7.00 pm on Friday 12th June.  Damian Howard, Lancaster Cathedral organist will play.  Fr. Mark McManus, Dean of Chesterfield will preach.
There will be a reception following the Mass in the Parish Centre to which all are invited.

Mass on Thursday
Please note the time of Mass on Thursday.  Fr. Michael will be travelling to Glasgow for a spiritual recollection for priests.

Meals at the Parish Centre
Monday to Wednesday 10.00 - 2.00 and Sunday 12.00-3.00 pm.  For more information contact the centre manager Trevor Tiffin on 524295.

First Holy Communion
The class resumes this Thursday evening. Parents of children are reminded that attending Mass on Sunday is an essential part of the preparation for First Holy Communion.

Marriage Preparation
Classes continue on Wednesday evening at 5.15 pm in the parish room at Christ the King.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative via the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Extra-Ordinary Holy Year Pilgrimage
Booking forms are now available for the pilgrimage to Rome.  The pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 17th May 2016 returning home on Monday 23rd May.  Price will be £759  including flights based on two people sharing and will be half-board [breakfast and evening meal] in a hotel situated near St. Peter’s Basilica.  There will be an optional excursion to Assisi on the Saturday of the pilgrimage.  Please send booking forms directly to Tangney Tours before the deadline of 30th June 2015.  A detailed itinerary will be distributed prior to departure but the pilgrimage will include attending the Papal Audience and Angelus.  

Developing Catechesis in the Parish
Could God be calling you to build up His kingdom by helping others to be formed in the faith?  The parish needs willing and able volunteers to assist in the field of catechesis.  We have a strong First Holy Communion team but we’re looking to introduce programmes for Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage from September.  Please pray about this as the future of the parish very much depends on individual parishioners willing to help others to deepen their faith through this essential formation.  

Celebration of Consecrated Life. 
Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life be celebrated throughout the world.   A local Celebration will take  place on Saturday 13th June beginning with Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Campbell.   This will be followed by a buffet and presentation in The New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square.   Mass begins at 12.10. You are all warmly welcomed  to attend.   For further details please contact Sister Maureen on 01228541541 or Sister Moira on 01228538550.

Quiz Night
The Parish Centre is hosting a quiz in aid of families affected by Muscular Dystrophy and Strokes on Monday 15th June at 8.00 pm.

Parish Cricket Club
We have a parish cricket club and new members are always welcome to join.  Please see Luke Denny or Michael Merrick.  Games are held over 18 overs on a Wednesday evening.

Knights of St. Columba Camping Festival
A festival is being held at High Wray on the shores of Lake Windermere between 3rd and 5th July.  £20 a pitch camping, vans, caravans.  Limited places so book now to avoid disappointment.  See Paul Lovell. 07788 818535.

Brave of Heart: a weekend for men
The Cor et Lumen Christi community, St Cuthbert's The Old Convent, Wigton CA7 9HU, invites you, 19-21 June. Come and find all that God has prepared for your masculine heart. See the flyers in the foyer. 
Donation only after £10 registration fee. Includes meals. For details at, e-mail:, or phone, 016973-45623 

Altar Servers Workshop: Practical Stewardship: Serving at the Altar of God 
A formation workshop offered by the Office for the New Evangelization for altar servers of all ages. Saturday 18th July in the New Waterton Hall 10am to 4pm. The cost will be met by the parish.  Any servers interested in attending please see Fr. Michael.

Nursery Places at St. Margaret Mary
Każdemu dziecku które kończy 3 lata w terminie  do 31/08/15 przysługuje , od września  2015, do 15 godzin tygodniowo darmowej opieki przedszkolnej. W przedszkolu, St. Margaret Mary Nursery, mamy wolne miejsca od września 2015. Formularz  zgłoszeniowy dostępny w  sekretariacie szkolnym. 01228 401800
Nepal Appeal
St. Margaret Mary Primary School raised £200 for the recent CAFOD appeal.

Education Conference at Austin Friars.

A conference on Catholic education organised by a parishioner, Michael Merrick, will be held on Saturday 27th June.  It may be of interest to governors of our primary school.  For more information please see Fr. Michael or Michael Merrick.

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