Thursday, 9 June 2016

Newsletter Items: 12th June 2016

First Holy Communion
Many thanks to all who made the celebration of First Holy Communion such a success - especially to Ann, Catherine, Eileen and Eileen who prepared the children so well.  

A Parish Family Party
A family-friendly party celebrating the "Joy of Love" on 17th of June at 5.30 - 7.00 pm in the Parish Centre, Scalegate Road. There will be  a disco, ceilidh dance, treasure hunt and outdoor games. Please bring your favourite party food to share and lots of Joy. More details on the leaflets available in church.

The Diocese are renewing the registration of all parish volunteers across the diocese over the coming months.  For those involved in taking Holy Communion to the sick, in children’s liturgy of the Word and adults who work with altar servers at St. Margaret Mary, please make themselves available on 17th June at 7.30 pm at St. Margaret Mary’s Church for the renewing of their DIB.  See James for more details or if you can’t attend on either of those evenings.

Knights of St. Columba - go camping!
Parishioners are invited to a Catholic Camping Festival between 1st-3rd July at High Wray Bank on the shores of Lake Windermere.  £20 a pitch camping, vans and caravans.  For more info contact Paul on 07788818535 or visit Book early to avoid disappointment.

Fashion Show
Thank you for your response to the Fashion Show taking place this Wednesday - this event is now SOLD OUT with 160+ tickets sold.

Parish Visitation
Bishop Michael Campbell is with us this weekend for our Visitation of the Parish.  He is eager to meet parishioners - there will a shared lunch on Sunday 12th June in the Parish Centre from 12.00 noon.  He will meet with the Parish Pastoral Council on Saturday evening. Please come along!

Resources for Faith and Prayer
A new Catholic Truth Society display has been bought for the parish and can be found at Christ the King.  It provides resources for personal faith development and to deepen personal prayer.  A range of titles are available for purchase and will be restocked throughout the year.  Place monies in the box nearby in the slot marked CTS.  

Food Parcels
We hope to deliver parcels to local families during week beginning Monday 18th July. Please check best before dates on goods. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative via the basket in the porch at Christ the King. We have been asked by Carlisle Food Bank if we can particularly supply UHT Milk, Rice Pudding, Custard, Tinned Fruit, Pasta Sauce. There is a basket in the porch for items at Christ the King.

SVP Appeal at Christ the King
Any pre-decimal or unwanted foreign coins can be placed in the SVP box at Christ the King.

Hour of prayer for Syria
Sr Gerald & Sr Maureen invite you to join them each week to pray for a change of heart for the people of violence in Syria and for their victims. Mondays 6.00-7.00 pm.

Celebration of Governance
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School and St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Community School are planned to become a federation in September of this year.  The two schools will continue as separate schools but will share a head teacher and governing body.  As a result of this, the governing body of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School will cease in September.  In gratitude for the many parishioners who have served the parish in this important role for many many years, a Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated on Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm.  All parishioners are welcome to come along. 

Parish Mission at Our Lady’s & St Joseph’s
All are welcome to take part in the various events happening during the week of Parish Mission at OL&SJ, 10-16 July: daily spiritual conference after the 12.10 pm Mass; Sermon & Benediction, 7.00 pm; opportunities for Confession.

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
Nationally, there are plans to hold vigils to commemorate the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, Thursday 30 June.
There’s a proposal to hold a Vigil Service at the Rickerby Memorial. Sunset that evening is at 9.41 pm; and so an assembly from 9.15 pm for a 9.30 pm start. If you’d like to take part as a musician, singer, reader, etc, please contact Tony Parrini:, 674553 or 07809-154999.

Women and the Year of Mercy 
Carmelite priest, Fr John McGowan, of the Tabor community, Preston, will lead Women together in the Diocese, in the theme of Mercy in the Year of Mercy. Saturday 18 June, 10.00 am-3.30 pm, St Joseph’s church, Ansdell FY8 0EP. 

Attendance and Figures
58 + 75 + 401 = 534 were at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offering of £397.55 + £478.28 = £875.83

Rome Pilgrimage
If you would like to share any of your photographs of our recent Pilgrimage, please email for an invitation to join a Flickr group.

Fire & Light
Inspirational input, Adoration, Praise & Worship, Prayer Ministry on Wednesday 15 June at Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton, CA7 9HU. Mass at 7.00 pm, meeting starts 8.00 pm. All Welcome!

with Cor et Lumen Christi Community & guest speakers Tim & Sue Eldridge, experience the Loving Touch of the Holy Spirit on 25th-26th June 2016 at Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton, CA7 9HU. To book or for more information: 
Web:  Email:  Tel: 016973 45623 / 07516 075896.

Parish Solemnity

Bishop Campbell has written to express his gratitude to parishioners for the welcome and hospitality he received at our parish titular feast - he described the liturgy and the meal afterwards as ‘exquisite’.  We also featured on the ‘Bishop’s Blog’ on the diocesan website!

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