The Solemnity of All Saints falls on Tuesday 1st November - it is a Holy Day of Obligation which means we are asked to attend Holy Mass as we would on a Sunday. Mass will be celebrated at 9.15 am at St. Margaret Mary. Newman School will have Mass at Christ the King at 10.20 am to which parishioners are welcome to attend. There will also be a parish Mass at Christ the King at 7.00 pm. Please note there is no Mass on anticipation on Monday evening it being Fr. Michael’s rest day.
The commemoration of all the faithful departed, in which we pray especially for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, is kept on Wednesday 2nd November. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9.15 am at St. Margaret Mary and at 7.00 pm at Christ the King.
Novena of Masses for Deceased Relatives and Friends
A novena of Masses will be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends - the Holy Souls List - during November. Please write names on a piece of paper and enclose in an envelope marked ‘Holy Souls November List’ with your donation and hand in as soon as possible.
Fr Michael is on retreat between Monday and Friday this week. He will leave on Monday afternoon and return on Friday evening. If you require a priest in an emergency, please contact Warwick Square on 521509.
Novena for Forgiveness
The Holy Year of Mercy concludes on the Solemnity of Christ the King. We are holding a novena ‘for Forgiveness’ in the form of a Holy Hour with readings, prayers and litanies. Please come along to Christ the King at 5.00 pm to join this Novena for Forgiveness.
The Friday Club - Youth Group
Young people of the parish of secondary school age are invited to ‘The Friday Club’ on Friday 4th November in St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre. The evening begins at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm. Cost £2.
The choir will be meeting on Sunday's from 7.00 pm beginning on Sunday 30th October at Christ the King. We would welcome more people to join us as we get ready for Advent and Christmas. Why not come along on the 30th and see what goes on?
St. Margaret Mary SVP Food Distribution
Tinned meats and fruit are especially welcome. It is hoped to distribute parcels the week beginning 12th December so please check 'best before' dates.
Pax et Bonum Prayer Group
On Friday evenings between 5.00 and 7.30 pm, a Polish prayer group gather at Christ the King church. Prayer for adults in the church and children in the parish room.
Attendance and Figures
71 + 68 + 92 = 231 were at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £518.92 + £313.09 = £832.01.
Carlisle Walsingham Pilgrimage 2017.
Each year since 1954 members of parishes in Carlisle and district have joined together and gone on pilgrimage to the National shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, in Norfolk. The cost of £250 includes accommodation, most meals, tips and coach travel. If you would like to know more about joining our pilgrimage from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April 2017, please contact Jo Muter for further information on Tel: 01228524087 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Liturgy at St. Margaret Mary
Children's Liturgy are in need of six new Angel costumes for our Christmas celebrations.
If anyone has any sewing skills and spare time, please see a member of the children's liturgy team to discuss.
Deanery Mass for Deceased Clergy
This year, St Augustine’s is hosting this Mass on Tuesday 15 November at 11.00 am. All parishioners are warmly invited – indeed encouraged! – to attend.
Sacrament of the Sick
Please request the sacrament of the sick in good time for loved ones who are sick. We have had a number of people pass away without there being recourse to a priest. A priest is always willing to attend no matter what time of day or night to someone who requires this sacrament and to grant absolution. Please contact Fr. Michael directly rather than via the sisters.
Building and Maintenance Fund
There is the monthly collection this weekend. Thanks in advance. We acknowledge with gratitude three, generous, single donations of £5000, £500 and £150 given this month. A total for October will appear in next week’s newsletter.
Meet on the 1st November at 7.30 pm at St. Margaret Mary. This month: Christmas Crafts.
Life — Local Centre Now Open
The centre will be open on the second Monday of each month, commencing 14 November from 12 noon - 2.00 pm at Waterton Hall, Warwick Square.
Professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives, carers, and teachers could also benefit from the extensive support available and will be very welcome.
More information is available by contacting Life locally on 07501-064876 or email email@example.com.
Vino et Veritas
Come and learn more about your faith over a glass of wine [non-alcoholic beverages will also be available]. Wednesday evening catechesis at Christ the King recommences on Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30 pm. The topic for this part of the year is ‘What’s the Mass really about?’ All are welcome to come along.
Fr John Millar will lead a workshop for Readers, on Saturday 3 December at Waterton Hall OL&SJ from 11.00 am - 2.30 pm. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided. Please take a packed lunch. All readers in the parish are encouraged to go along.