Thursday, 15 November 2018

Newsletter Items: 18th November 2018

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on the Feast of Christ the King, 25th November.  To celebrate there will be a shared lunch afterwards.  If you can contribute, please sign up on the sheet at St. Margaret Mary. Please make a special effort to support our young parishioners by attending this celebration of Mass.

Offertory and Figures
Not available at time of publication

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Year of the Eucharist
The Diocesan Family of Schools are celebrating a ‘Year of the Eucharist’ during the Liturgical Year 2018-2019. One of the features of this year is regular Eucharistic Adoration. Why not join pupils at St. Margaret Mary this Friday, 23rd November, between 11.00 and 12.30 for a period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  Newman School will have a period of Adoration at Christ the King on Tuesday, 27th November.

Festival Choir
The Festival Choir continues on Sunday evening. We would love to have some new members to swell our ranks.  You don't have to be musical and everyone can sing. Sessions are from 7.00 to 8.30 pm at Christ The King, young people would be especially welcome. Please  give it some thought.

Deanery Mass for Deceased Clergy
This annual Mass is celebrated at Our Lady and St. Joseph on Tuesday at 10.00 am.  Please come along.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday, 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter].  Catechesis for candidates will begin on Thursday, 17th January 2019.  Application forms are available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.
It is an essential aspect that children are brought regularly to Holy Mass each weekend and it is very sad that so few families have not continued to bring their children to Holy Mass after First Holy Communion this past year.  Pray for them regularly please.

Women Together in the Diocese
All ladies are invited to an Advent day of Prayer: A Journey with Mary & Joseph, led by Fr Nyagasaza Bideri, on Saturday 1 December, from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm at Xaverian Missionaries Spirituality Centre, 169 Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 8HE. Cost - £5. Tea & coffee provided; please take a packed lunch.  For more information and / or to book, please phone: 01772 715495.

St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again, we will be sending out food parcels before Christmas to local families in need. Tinned meat and fish and toiletries are especially welcome. Please check dates on tinned goods. We aim to deliver goods in the week beginning 10th December. Thank you once again for your continued support.

Walking in the Spirit
The Cor et lumen Christi community, Wigton, is hosting this conference from 24-25 November at St Walburge’s Hall, Preston PR2 2QJ. Donation only. For details, take one of the flyers in the foyer, see the poster, visit www.coretlumenchristi.org or e-mail stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org.

Sponsoring Refugee Families in Carlisle — How We Can Help
Caritas Salford is the lead Catholic agency working with the Government to promote the Community Refugee Sponsorship Scheme. In conjunction with RESET Communities and Refugees, St Augustine’s is hosting a presentation on Thursday, 29th November, from 6.30 - 7.45 pm in St. Augustine’s parish Social Room. All are welcome.

Newman Chapel Fund
If you would like to make a donation towards the building cost this can be made via cheque [‘Newman Chapel Fund’] or in cash.  Please enclose in an envelope marked ‘Newman Chapel Fund’. Holy Mass will be offered regularly at Newman School for the intention of benefactors.  The total now stands at £9,210.  If you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to do so.   

Christmas Mass Times
For information:
Christmas Eve - St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm
                          Christ the King 9.00 pm
Christmas Day - St. Margaret Mary 8.30 am
                          Christ the King 10.00 am
Please invite members of your family and friends to attend Mass this Christmas.

Newman School
Newman School has its Denominational Inspection [Section 48] this Thursday and Friday.  Please keep the school in your prayers.

Christmas Flowers
There will be a voluntary collection on Sunday 9th December to offset the cost of flowers to decorate the Altar at Christmas.

Catholic Singles

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.

Mass Intentions & Events: 18th November 2018


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Newsletter Items: 11th November 2018

Month of the Holy Souls
November will soon be upon us.  There will be a novena of Masses for the Holy Souls during the month of November.  If you would like to include family members in this novena, please write their names on a piece of paper and place in the envelopes provided in both churches.  It is a custom to include an offering with your intentions.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on the Feast of Christ the King - 25th November.  To celebrate, there will be a shared lunch afterwards.  If you can contribute, please sign up on the sheet at St. Margaret Mary.

Newman Chapel Fund
If you would like to make a donation towards the building cost this can be made via cheque [‘Newman Chapel Fund’] or in cash. Please enclose in an envelope marked ‘Newman Chapel Fund’. Holy Mass will be offered regularly at Newman School for the intention of benefactors.  The total now stands at £9,210.  If you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to do so.   

Offertory and Figures
Not available at time of publication

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Festival Choir
The Festival Choir continues on Sunday evening. We would love to have some new members to swell our ranks.  You don't have to be musical and everyone can sing. Sessions are from 7.00 to 8.30 pm at Christ The King, young people would be especially welcome. Please  give it some thought.

Music Day for All Parish Singers & Musicians
On Saturday, 17th November 2018 from 10.30 am - 1.00 pm in St. Bede’s Parish Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle CA2 7ES, led by Peter Cobb.  The theme for the day will be based on hymns for the Eucharist relating to the recent National Eucharistic Congress.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter].  Catechesis for candidates will begin on Thursday 17th January 2019.  Application forms are available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year. It is an essential aspect that children are brought regularly to Holy Mass each weekend and it is very sad that so few families have not continued to bring their children to Holy Mass after First Holy Communion this past year.  Pray for them regularly please.

Women Together in the Diocese
All ladies are invited to an Advent day of Prayer: A Journey with Mary & Joseph, led by Fr Nyagasaza Bideri, on Saturday 1 December, from 10.30am - 3.30pm in Xaverian Missionaries Spirituality Centre, 169 Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 8HE. Cost - £5. Tea & coffee provided; please take a packed lunch. For more information and / or to book, please phone: 01772 715495.

Quiz Night for Mary’s Meals
All are welcome to a quiz night to raise funds for Mary’s Meals on Saturday 17th November at 7.30pm in the New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square. Tickets: £5 (children £2). Bring your own drink; bacon roll supplied.

St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again, we will be sending out food parcels before Christmas to local families in need. Tinned meat and fish and toiletries are especially welcome. Please check dates on tinned goods. We aim to deliver goods in the week beginning 10th December. Thank you once again for your continued support.

Remembrance Sunday
The 11.00 am Mass on Remembrance Sunday [11th November] will be a Requiem Mass for the Fallen of the Two World Wars [and subsequent conflicts]. This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and we pray especially for those parishioners who were killed in that brutal war.  May they rest in peace.

Walking in the Spirit
The Cor et lumen Christi community, Wigton, is hosting this conference from 24th to 25th November in St Walburge’s Hall, Preston PR2 2QJ. Donation only. For details, take one of the flyers in the foyer, see the poster, visit www.coretlumenchristi.org or e-mail stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org.

Sponsoring Refugee Families in Carlisle — How We Can Help
Caritas Salford is the lead Catholic agency working with the Government to promote the Community Refugee Sponsorship Scheme. In conjunction with RESET Communities and Refugees, St Augustine’s is hosting a presentation, Thursday 29 November, 6.30-7.45pm, in St. Augustine’s parish Social Room. All are welcome.

Bring and Share Meal — Celebrating Carlisle’s Interfaith Community 

A food festival featuring favourite dishes to be held on Friday, 16th November at 6.00 pm in Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road, CA1 3SN. Bus Route 61 (Harraby East); stop at Edgehill Road. Supervised children are welcome. Please bring something delicious to eat. However, please do not use pork products in your dish. This includes bacon, ham, sausages and pies. Thank you. 

Mass Intentions & Events: 11th November 2018


Thursday, 1 November 2018

Newsletter Items: 4th November 2018

Month of the Holy Souls
November will soon be upon us.  There will be a novena of Masses for the Holy Souls during the month of November.  If you would like to include family members in this novena, please write their names on a piece of paper and place in the envelopes provided in both churches.  It is a custom to include an offering with your intentions.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on the Feast of Christ the King [25th November]. Catechesis takes place fortnightly on Sunday evenings [6.00 pm to 7.00 pm].  Parents of youngsters aged 10 or above who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation should email names to Fr Michael [sacredheartcarlisle@icloud.com].  It is not too late to come along…

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9,000 towards the expected £75,000 build cost for a new chapel within the new Newman School.  If you would like to make a donation towards the building cost this can be made via cheque [‘Newman Chapel Fund’] or in cash.  Please enclose in an envelope marked ‘Newman Chapel Fund’.  Holy Mass will be offered regularly at Newman School for the intention of benefactors.  The total now stands at £9,210.  If you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to do so.   

Offertory and Figures
55+61+85 [201] were at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offertory contribution of £627.40 

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Festival Choir
The Festival Choir continues on Sunday evening. We would love to have some new members to swell our ranks.  You don't have to be musical and everyone can sing. Sessions are from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm at Christ The King. Young people would be especially welcome. Please  give it some thought.

Christmas with a Difference
Can you make some room for an international student to learn what true British Festive hospitality can mean? Should you like to add that international element to your Christmas, learning another country’s traditions and enjoying the connection and friendship that such sharing brings? 
HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief home-stays with UK hosts, one day, a weekend or, over the festive period-a three day visit. We need more hosts so that a smile such as Marine’s can spread across many more faces…and across our fragile world. If you should like to know more, go to our website www.hostuk.org or leave us a message on http://visits.hostuk.org/Public/ApplyToBecomeAHost

Music Day for All Parish Singers & Musicians
On Saturday, 17 November 2018 from 10.30 am - 1.00 pm in St. Bede’s Parish Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle CA2 7ES and will be led by Peter Cobb.  The theme for the day will be based on hymns for the Eucharist relating to the recent National Eucharistic Congress.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Catechesis for candidates will begin on Thursday 17th January 2019.  Application forms are available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.
It is an essential aspect that children are brought regularly to Holy Mass each weekend and it is very sad that so few families have not continued to bring their children to Holy Mass after First Holy Communion this past year.  Pray for them regularly please.

Women Together in the Diocese
All ladies are invited to an Advent day of Prayer: A Journey with Mary & Joseph, led by Fr Nyagasaza Bideri, to be held on Saturday 1 December from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm at Xaverian Missionaries Spirituality Centre, 169 Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 8HE. £5. Tea & coffee provided; please take a packed lunch. For more information and / or to book, please phone: 01772 715495.

Quiz Night for Mary’s Meals
All are welcome to a quiz night to raise funds for Mary’s Meals on Saturday 17 November at 7.30 pm in the New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square. Tickets: £5 (children £2). Bring your own drink; bacon roll supplied.

St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again we will be sending out food parcels before Christmas to local families in need. Tinned meat and fish and toiletries are especially welcome. Please check dates on tinned goods. We aim to deliver goods during the week beginning 10th December. Thank you once again for your continued support.

Remembrance Sunday
The 11.00 am Mass on Remembrance Sunday [11th November] will be a Requiem Mass for the Fallen of the Two World Wars [and subsequent conflicts]. This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and we pray especially for those parishioners who were killed in that brutal war.  May they rest in peace.

What, No Confessional!

St Margaret Mary has been, for some time, without a permanent, dignified, place for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Fr Michael will be consulting parishioners over the coming weeks to find a suitable site within the church. Sound proofing is a priority. One suggestion has been to utilise the old baptistry, currently used as a shrine to St. Margaret Mary and to relocate the statue of St. Margaret Mary [kindly provided by Fr Tom Quirke] to a more prominent place near the Sacred Heart Altar.  What are your views?

Mass Intentions & Events: 4th November 2018


Thursday, 18 October 2018

Newsletter Items: 21st October 2018

Month of the Holy Souls
November will soon be upon us.  There will be a novena of Masses for the Holy Souls during the month of November. If you would like to include family members in this novena, please write their names on a piece of paper and place in the envelopes provided in both churches.  It is a custom to include an offering with your intentions.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on the Feast of Christ the King [25th November]. Catechesis takes place fortnightly on Sunday evenings [6.00 pm to 7.00 pm].  Parents of youngsters aged 10 or above who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation should email names to Fr Michael [sacredheartcarlisle@icloud.com].  It is not too late to come along…

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9,000 towards the expected £75,000 build cost for a new chapel within the new Newman School.  If you would like to make a donation towards the building cost, this can be made via cheque [‘Newman Chapel Fund’] or in cash.  Please enclose in an envelope marked ‘Newman Chapel Fund’. Holy Mass will be offered regularly at Newman School for the intention of benefactors.  The total now stands at £9,210. If you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to do so.   

Offertory and Figures
53+53+93 [199] were at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offertory contribution of £903.90.  Voluntary Missionary Movement - £281.69.
Annual Census Figures [rounded up]
6.30 Saturday evening - Average 63
9.00 Sunday morning - Average 58
11.00 Sunday morning - Average 103
Average total per weekend - 228

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need, a charity which assists persecuted Christians throughout the world, is encouraging us to ‘Go to Mass and Adoration for someone who can’t’ due to persecution.  They ask you to consider coming to an extra Mass or attending Eucharistic Adoration during the week to pray for someone who, due to persecution, is unable to attend Mass or Adoration.  Can you come to Mass or Adoration for someone who can’t?

Holy Rosary
Please respond to Pope Francis’ request by praying the Rosary each day during the month of October.  Sheets which explain how to pray the Rosary are available in both churches.  You may also wish to gather with other parishioners on Monday evenings at St. Margaret Mary.

Festival Choir
The Festival Choir continues on Sunday evening. We would love to have some new members to swell our ranks.  You don't have to be musical and everyone can sing. Sessions are from 7.00 - 8.30 pm at Christ The King, young people would be especially welcome. Please  give it some thought.

Christmas with a Difference
Can you make some room for an international student to learn what true British Festive hospitality can mean? Should you like to add that international element to your Christmas, learning another country’s traditions and enjoying the connection and friendship that such sharing brings? 
HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief home-stays with UK hosts, one day, a weekend or, over the festive period, a three day visit. We need more hosts so that a smile such as Marine’s can spread across many more faces…and across our fragile world. 
If you should like to know more, go to our website www.hostuk.org or leave us a message on 
http://visits.hostuk.org/Public/ApplyToBecomeAHost.

Music Day for all Parish Singers & Musicians
On Saturday, 17th November 2018 from 10.30 am - 1.00 pm in St. Bede’s Parish Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 7ES and led by Peter Cobb. The theme for the day will be based on hymns for the Eucharist relating to the recent National Eucharistic Congress.

Spiritual Retreat
Fr Michael will be making his annual spiritual retreat this week.  There will be no Mass in the parish Tuesday - Thursday this week.

Abortion and Parliament
On Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, a Ten-Minute Rule Bill is being introduced into Parliament which seeks to decriminalise abortions that currently fall outside those permitted by the 1967 Act.
Once decriminalised, it could pave the way to allow late term abortions to become more common, possibly in the ‘back street’ clinics of the past.
You are invited to email/write to your MP urging them to vote against this Bill.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday, 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Catechesis for candidates will begin on Thursday, 17th January 2019.  Application forms are available in both churches for parents who would like their child to make their First Holy Communion next year.

It is an essential aspect that children are brought regularly to Holy Mass each weekend and it is very sad that so few families have not continued to bring their children to Holy Mass after First Holy Communion this past year.  Pray for them regularly please.

Mass Intentions & Events: 21st October 2018


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Newsletter Items: 14th October 2018

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on the Feast of Christ the King [25th November]. Catechesis takes place fortnightly on Sunday evenings [6.00 pm to 7.00 pm]. Parents of youngsters aged 10 or above, who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation should email names to Fr Michael [sacredheartcarlisle@icloud.com].  It is not too late to come along…

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9,000 towards the expected £75,000 build cost for a new chapel within the new Newman School.  If you would like to make a donation towards the building cost, this can be made via cheque [‘Newman Chapel Fund’] or in cash.  Please enclose in an envelope marked ‘Newman Chapel Fund’. Holy Mass will be offered regularly at Newman School for the intention of benefactors.  The total now stands at £9,210. If you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to do so.   

Offertory and Figures
70+61+85+21[237] were at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offertory contribution of £608.20.

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Missionary Appeal
This week the Volunteer Missionary Movement will be visiting our parish to make a Missions Appeal. If you are interested in learning about opportunities in mission volunteer work, please contact them via email: vmm@hope.ac.uk or tel: 0151 291 3438.  Anyone over 18 can apply for their short term projects - no experience necessary. There will be a collection for their work.

Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need, a charity which assists persecuted Christians throughout the world is encouraging us to ‘Go to Mass and Adoration for someone who can’t’ due to persecution.  They ask you to consider coming to an extra Mass or attending Eucharistic Adoration during the week to pray for someone who, due to persecution, is unable to attend Mass or Adoration.  Can you come to Mass or Adoration for someone who can’t?

Drinks for Life
North Cumbria Life Group will be holding a reception in the Edwardian Room of the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle on Monday 15th October from 6.00 pm.  If you are curious about what we do or perhaps you feel you can become involved, you are very welcome to join us.

Holy Rosary
Please respond to Pope Francis’ request by praying the Rosary each day during the month of October.  Sheets which explain how to pray the Rosary are available in both churches.  You may also wish to gather with other parishioners on Monday evenings at St. Margaret Mary.

Festival Choir
The Festival Choir continues on Sunday evening. We would love to have some new members to swell our ranks.  You don't have to be musical and everyone can sing. Sessions are from 7.00-8.30 pm at Christ The King, young people would be especially welcome. Please  give it some thought.

Prisoners Sunday
Prisoners’ Sunday on 14th October 2018 is the national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants as marked by the Catholic Church and across the Christian denominations. It is a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners, their families and children. Prisoners’ Sunday is the time to reflect on how we as individuals, as a Church and as a community are serving those affected by imprisonment. 

St. Margaret Mary School 80th
There will be an opportunity to view the 80th display material and watch the DVD again on October 17th & 18th in the Parish Centre from 7.00-9.00 pm.

Christmas with a Difference
Can you make some room for an international student to learn what true British Festive hospitality can mean? Should you like to add that international element to your Christmas, learning another country’s traditions and enjoying the connection and friendship that such sharing brings? 
HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief home-stays with UK hosts, one day, a weekend or, over the festive period-a three day visit. We need more hosts so that a smile such as Marine’s can spread across many more faces…and across our fragile world. 
If you should like to know more, go to our website: www.hostuk.org or leave us a message on 
http://visits.hostuk.org/Public/ApplyToBecomeAHost.

Music Day for all Parish Singers & Musicians
On Saturday 17th November 2018 from 10.30 am - 1.00 pm in St. Bede’s Parish Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle, CA2 7ES and led by Peter Cobb. The theme for the day will be based on hymns for the Eucharist relating to the recent National Eucharistic Congress.

Spiritual Retreat
Fr Michael will be making his annual spiritual retreat during half term.

Abortion and Parliament
On Tuesday 23rd October, a Ten-Minute Rule Bill is being introduced into Parliament which seeks to decriminalise abortions that currently fall outside those permitted by the 1967 Act.
Once decriminalised, it could pave the way to allow late term abortions to become more common, possibly in the ‘back street’ clinics of the past.

You are invited to email/write to your MP urging them to vote against this Bill.

Mass Intentions & Events: 14th October 2018


Thursday, 4 October 2018

Newsletter Items: 7th October 2018

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on the Feast of Christ the King [25th November]. Catechesis takes place fortnightly on Sunday evenings [6.00 pm to 7.00 pm].  Parents of youngsters aged 10 or above who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation should email names to Fr Michael [sacredheartcarlisle@icloud.com].  It is not too late to come along…

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9,000 towards the expected £75,000 build cost for a new chapel within the new Newman School.  If you would like to make a donation towards the building cost this can be made via cheque [‘Newman Chapel Fund’] or in cash.  Please enclose in an envelope marked ‘Newman Chapel Fund’. Holy Mass will be offered regularly at Newman School for the intention of benefactors.  The total now stands at £9,210.  If you would still like to make a donation please feel free to do so.   

Offertory and Figures
66+44+133 [243] were at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offertory contribution of £602.28.

Carlisle Food Bank
Food items most needed: tins of meat (mince, hotdogs, casseroles and stews, ham, corned beef), tins of fish, tins of fruit, tins of rice pudding, packets of custard, dried potato, dried pasta or rice meals, multipack cereals, UHT milk, biscuits, dried packets of sauce mix.”

Annual Education Mass
All parishioners are invited to join Bishop Paul Swarbrick at the annual Diocese of Lancaster Education Mass on Friday 12th October at 7.00 pm in Lancaster Cathedral.  This is the Bishop’s first Education Mass as our new Bishop and he looks forward to welcoming you there. This invitation extends in a special way to all those involved in education and faith formation;  priests, deacons, catechists, youth ministry, children’s liturgy, those in seminary and teachers outside of the Catholic sector.  The celebration gives us the opportunity to express our thanks and acknowledge the contribution made by all those in the Diocese involved in the work of education and formation in the faith.  Together, we ask for God’s blessing on the mission of education and formation in our diocese.

Missionary Appeal
Next week the Volunteer Missionary Movement will be visiting our parish to make a Missions Appeal.  If you are interested in learning about opportunities in mission volunteer work, please contact them.  Anyone over 18 can apply for their short term projects - no experience necessary. Please contact: email: vmm@hope.ac.uk ore tel: 0151 291 3438.
There will be a collection for their work - please bring a few bob extra to Mass with you next week.

Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need, a charity which assists persecuted Christians throughout the world, is encouraging us to ‘Go to Mass and Adoration for someone who can’t due to persecution.  They ask you to consider coming to an extra Mass or attending Eucharistic Adoration during the week to pray for someone who, due to persecution, is unable to attend Mass or Adoration.  Can you come to Mass or Adoration for someone who can’t?

Drinks for Life
North Cumbria Life Group will be holding a reception in the Edwardian Room of the Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle on Monday 15th October from 6.00 pm. If you are curious about what we do or perhaps you feel you can become involved, you are very welcome to join us.

Diocesan Annual Census
The annual Mass count takes place over the next few weeks.  Please make an extra effort to attend Mass in the parish.

Holy Rosary
Please respond to Pope Francis’ request by praying the Rosary each day during the month of October. Sheets which explain how to pray the Rosary are available in both churches. You may also wish to gather with other parishioners on Monday evenings at St. Margaret Mary.

Rosary Beneath the Cross
This Sunday at 3.00 pm, Catholics across the world are gathering to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.  Fr Michael will be in St. Margaret Mary’s if you care to join him.  For more information, please visit https://www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk.

Festival Choir
The Festival Choir will be starting again from Sunday 7th October. We would love to have some new members to swell our ranks. You don't have to be musical and everyone can sing. Sessions are from 7.00 to 8.30 pm at Christ The King. Young people would be especially welcome. Please give it some thought.

Prisoners Sunday
Prisoners’ Sunday on 14th October 2018 is the national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants, as marked by the Catholic Church and across the Christian denominations. It is a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners, their families and children. Prisoners’ Sunday is the time to reflect on how we as individuals, as a Church and as a community are serving those affected by imprisonment. 

The Border Regiment and World War One 
Stuart Eastwood, Curator of Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life at Carlisle Castle, will be giving a special talk about The Border Regiment & World War One on Friday 2 November at 7.30pm in St James Church, Carlisle CA2 5PD. Free entry; retiring collection to support Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life. See the poster in the foyer. Contact 01228 810616 for more information.