Thursday, 16 June 2016

Newsletter Items: 19th June 2016

Fashion Show
Thank you to all involved in organising this event in the parish and for all who came along to support what was a very successful evening.  

St. Margaret Mary SVP Food Collection
Once again we will be delivering food parcels to local families before the start of the school summer holidays. We hope to deliver parcels during the week beginning Monday 18th July. Please check best before dates on goods. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.

Parish Visitation
Thank you for your response to the recent visitation of the parish by Bishop Campbell. 

The Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul
This Holy Day of Obligation will fall on Wednesday 29th June.  There will be a Vigil Mass at Christ the King on Tuesday 28th June at 7.00 pm and Mass at St. Margaret Mary on Wednesday 29th at 9.15 am.  Newman School will celebrate their Mass at Christ the King on the Wednesday morning.

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.

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
The County of Cumberland & Westmorland, The Royal British Legion, will be commemorating the Battle of the Somme 1916 event with a Vigil of Thanksgiving, Reflection and Remembrance in Rickerby Park, at the Park War Memorial, on Thursday 30th June at 9.00 pm, commencing at 9.15 pm and concluding at approx 10.00 pm.
The event being organised by the Royal British Legion will include community singing, led by members of the Carlisle Veteran Male Voice Choir, appropriate songs sung by local folk group “Thrice Brewed”, a Service of Remembrance and the laying of remembrance candles or nightlights at the Memorial. A Piper playing a lament will mark the end of the Vigil as he leaves the scene as if heading into the Battle.
It is important that we remember the Battle of the Somme as this Battle probably caused the greatest loss of Cumbrian Military lives in any campaign in our history; the Border Regiment was in the thick of the battle and so many local people lost family members between July and November 1916.

Prayer Vigil for displaced Christians
Aid to the Church in Need has arranged a prayer vigil, Thursday 7 July, 7.00-8.30 pm at Christ the King. An opportunity to learn about, reflect on and pray for all Christians around the world who have been forced to flee their home, family and friends. Please come along.

Attendance and Figures
65 + 85 + 148 = 298 were at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offering of £487.90  + £295.55 = £783.45.

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.

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

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, please contact Paul on 07788818535 or visit Book early to avoid disappointment.

Year 6 from our parish primary school will be resident at Ampleforth next weekend.  Fr Michael will be accompanying them. Masses next weekend will be supplied by Fr. Norman.

Carlisle Refugee Action Group
This small action group require men’s clothing in medium and small sizes, sleeping bags, blankets and tents, in clearly labelled bags for refugees. These can be taken to the Op Shop charity shops at Harraby, Morton, and Botchergate. For further information, please contact Rosemary Galloway-Smith on 521497. Many thanks for any help you can provide.

Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham
For the Holy Year of Mercy, the Bishop is leading a pilgrimage to the national shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham, Norfolk: Thursday 29 September – Saturday 1 October. More details from the organiser, Paul Briers: or 01946-834834.

Summer fayre at Our Lady & St. Joseph
A Summer Fayre is being organised at Our Lady & St Joseph’s church, Sunday 3 July, after the 10.00 am Mass. All are welcome. See the poster for details. 

Cafod Cake Sale
Will take place at St. Margaret Mary after Mass on Sunday 3rd July.  Donations of cakes on that day would be greatly appreciated.

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