Thursday, 26 July 2018

Newsletter Items: 5th August 2018

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On Wednesday 15th August, we keep the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This is a Holy Day of Obligation in which we are expected to attend Mass. There will be a vigil Mass at St. Margaret Mary on the Tuesday evening [14th] at 7.00 pm, Mass at St. Margaret Mary at 9.15 am and at Christ the King at 11.00 am on the day itself.

Carlisle Food Bank - Urgent Help Needed
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.”
Food items can be left at Christ the King - there is a basket in the porch - larger items can be left behind the gates of the Last Supper Chapel: please help if you can.

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9000 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. Please help the parish reach its total - small amounts are appreciated.
At a later date, there will be a need to supply the new chapel with particular items eg. vestments and altar linens, altar, ambo etc.  You may wish, at that point, to donate an item for the intention of a particular person or family.  More details will follow at a later date - our priority at the moment is raising the funds to build the chapel.

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 for young parishioners will commence on the 16th September and will be held 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]: this is to enable resources to be ordered in good time.

Offertory and Figures
Not available at time of printing.

One World in Carlisle 
The refugee and migrant crisis is bringing a faraway world closer to us. What could lead people to leave their homes, communities and country to find a new life in Europe. How we can help? 
Carlisle One World Centre is our local charity seeking to raise awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries and mutual interdependency. 
Being a supporter of Carlisle One World Centre costs just £12 a year and affords the opportunity to engage with their work. Consider joining their small committee to help plan and promote their work. They’re particularly interested in people who have lived and worked in other countries and cultures. 
To find out more look at www.cowc.co.uk, email agill.cowc@gmail.com or phone Adrienne on 07881 488566. 

Carlisle Passion Play 
A spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is being planned for Saturday 13 April 2019, i.e. the day before Palm Sunday, in Carlisle City centre. The participation of all the churches is invited and there are many ways in which to become involved. Visit the website www.carlislepassionplay.org or e-mail the organisers - infor@carlislepassionplay.org. 

Churches Open
Both churches in the parish are open for personal prayer each day.  Why not nip in and have a quiet word with our Blessed Lord - He’s there in the tabernacle…waiting for you…
There is a rota to open and close St. Margaret Mary during the next two weeks - please sign up.

Annual Leave
Fr Michael will be away on annual leave from Monday 30th July until Friday 10th August.  The weekend Masses will be covered by Fr Norman, who has kindly agreed to come and celebrate the Masses. There will be no weekday Masses during Fr Michael’s absence.  If you need a priest in an emergency, please contact the clergy at Warwick Square [521509].  

Cornerstone in Denton Holme
Now has a Christian resource centre selling a selection of Christian gifts, cards, Bibles, Christian books and CDs. If you have any Christian books and CDs that you no longer need, please consider donating them to Cornerstone. All money raised goes back into the running of Cornerstone to help develop the work they do within the community. 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes, Cleator 
Everyone, especially those who are ill, is invited to take part in our diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Cleator on Sunday 2 September. Mass and blessing of the sick - 3.00 pm. The Bishop will preside and preach. See the poster. 
Tea and coffee will be available before and after the pilgrimage in the parish room. For further details, contact St Mary’s Priory, Cleator on 01946 810324 or email stmandstj@gmail.com. 
Last year we attended this pilgrimage as a parish with a lovely meal on the way home - if you are interested in joining a similar trip this year, please sign up on sheets.

Brave of Heart — A Weekend Journey for Men 
Hosted by the Cor et lumen Christi community, Brave of heart, 22-23 September, is designed for Catholic men to discover all that God has prepared for them. Talks, praise and worship, fellowship with other Christian men, time in the Lake District, Mass and prayer ministry. 

Donation only. For information, phone 016973 45623, visit www.coretlumenchristi.org or email stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org. 

Mass Intentions & Events: 5th August 2018


Newsletter Items: 29th July 2018

Carlisle Food Bank - Urgent Help Needed
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.”
Food items can be left at Christ the King - there is a basket in the porch - larger items can be left behind the gates of the Last Supper Chapel: please help if you can.

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9000 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. Please help the parish reach its total - small amounts are appreciated.
At a later date, there will be a need to supply the new chapel with particular items eg. vestments and altar linens, altar, ambo etc.  You may wish, at that point, to donate an item for the intention of a particular person or family.  More details will follow at a later date - our priority at the moment is raising the funds to build the chapel.

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 for young parishioners will commence on the 16th September and will be held 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]: this is to enable resources to be ordered in good time.

Offertory and Figures
Last weekend there were 209 at Mass. The contribution to the offertory came to £613.43. Thank you.  We acknowledge with thanks a donation of £1000 towards parish funds.

One World in Carlisle 
The refugee and migrant crisis is bringing a faraway world closer to us. What could lead people to leave their homes, communities and country to find a new life in Europe. How we can help? 
Carlisle One World Centre is our local charity seeking to raise awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries and mutual interdependency. 
Being a supporter of Carlisle One World Centre costs just £12 a year and affords the opportunity to engage with their work. Consider joining their small committee to help plan and promote their work. They’re particularly interested in people who have lived and worked in other countries and cultures. 
To find out more, look at www.cowc.co.uk, email agill.cowc@gmail.com or phone Adrienne on 07881 488566. 

Summer Garden Party
The Extended Family of the RHSM (St Gabriel’s Sisters) invite you to a Summer Garden Party to be held at the New Waterton Hall on Sunday 5th August from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Cream teas and sandwiches  will be served and there will be other attractions including a raffle.  Tickets are £5 and are available in the churches. If you would like to donate a bottle for the raffle, please bring one along on the day. All proceeds from this event will go to support the various charitable activities supported and organised by The Extended Family.

Carlisle Passion Play 
A spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is being planned for Saturday 13 April 2019, i.e. the day before Palm Sunday, in Carlisle City centre. The participation of all the churches is invited and there are many ways in which to become involved. Visit the website www.carlislepassionplay.org or e-mail the organisers - infor@carlislepassionplay.org.

Churches Open
Both churches in the parish are open for personal prayer each day.  Why not nip in and have a quiet word with our Blessed Lord - He’s there in the tabernacle…waiting for you…
There is a rota to open and close St. Margaret Mary during the next two weeks - please sign up.

Annual Leave
Fr Michael will be away on annual leave from Monday 30th July until Friday 10th August.  The weekend Masses will be covered by Fr Norman, who has kindly agreed to come and celebrate the Masses. There will be no weekday Masses during Fr Michael’s absence.  If you need a priest in an emergency, please contact the clergy at Warwick Square [521509].  

Cornerstone in Denton Holme
Now has a Christian resource centre selling a selection of Christian gifts, cards, Bibles, Christian books and CDs. If you have any Christian books and CDs that you no longer need, please consider donating them to Cornerstone. All money raised goes back into the running of Cornerstone to help develop the work they do within the community. 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes, Cleator 
Everyone, especially those who are ill, is invited to take part in our diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Cleator on Sunday 2 September. Mass and blessing of the sick - 3.00 pm. The Bishop will preside and preach. See the poster. 
Tea and coffee will be available before and after the pilgrimage in the parish room. For further details, contact St Mary’s Priory, Cleator,  on 01946 810324 or email stmandstj@gmail.com. 

Young people are invited to walk in pilgrimage from Castlerigg Manor, Keswick, to Cleator, beginning Friday 31 August. Details from Fr John Moriart on 01768 772711 or visit www.castleriggmanor.co.uk. 

Mass Intentions & Events: 29th July 2018


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Newsletter Items: 22nd July 2018

Carlisle Food Bank - Urgent Help Needed
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.”
Food items can be left at Christ the King - there is a basket in the porch - larger items can be left behind the gates of the Last Supper Chapel: please help if you can.

Newman Chapel Fund
We have been asked, as a parish, to contribute £9000 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. We’re grateful for recent donations of £100, £100, £100, £30 and £1,000. Parish total so far is £8,500.  Please help the parish reach its total - small amounts are appreciated.
At a later date, there will be a need to supply the new chapel with particular items eg. vestments and altar linens, altar, ambo etc.  You may wish, at that point, to donate an item for the intention of a particular person or family.  More details will follow at a later date - our priority at the moment is raising the funds to build the chapel.

St. Margaret Mary Food Parcels
Thank you to all who have contributed towards the summer food parcels for local families and those in need in the local community.

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 for young parishioners will commence on the 16th September and will be held 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]: this is to enable resources to be ordered in good time.

Offertory and Figures
Last weekend there were 200 at Mass. The contribution to the offertory came to £646.19.  Thank you.

Altar Servers & Handmaids
Any boy who has made their First Holy Communion is invited to serve on the sanctuary during the celebration of Mass.
Any girl who has made their First Holy Communion is invited to become a ‘Handmaid of the Sacred Heart’ and assist in the setting up of church for the celebration of Mass.
Please see Fr Michael.

One World in Carlisle 
The refugee and migrant crisis is bringing a faraway world closer to us. What could lead people to leave their homes, communities and country to find a new life in Europe. How we can help? 
Carlisle One World Centre is our local charity seeking to raise awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries and mutual interdependency. 
Being a supporter of Carlisle One World Centre costs just £12 a year and affords the opportunity to engage with their work. Consider joining their small committee to help plan and promote their work. They’re particularly interested in people who have lived and worked in other countries and cultures. 
To find out more look at www.cowc.co.uk, email agill.cowc@gmail.com or phone Adrienne on 07881-488566. 

Summer Garden Party
The Extended Family of the RHSM (St Gabriel’s Sisters) invite you to a Summer Garden Party to be held at the New Waterton Hall on Sunday 5th August from 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Cream teas and sandwiches will be served and there will be other attractions including a raffle.  Tickets are £5 and will be available in the churches soon. If you would like to donate a bottle for the raffle, please bring one along on the day. All proceeds from this event will go to support the various charitable activities supported and organised by The Extended Family.

Carlisle Passion Play 
A spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is being planned for Saturday 13 April 2019, i.e. the day before Palm Sunday, in Carlisle City centre. The participation of all the churches is invited and there are many ways in which to become involved. Visit the website www.carlislepassionplay.org or e-mail the organisers: infor@carlislepassionplay.org. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 
The Bishop is leading a pilgrimage to the national shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham, Norfolk: Thursday 2 – Friday 5 October. 
Note the change of date from that advertised initially. 
More details from the organiser, Paul Briers at guildshop@yahoo.co.uk or 01946 834834. 

Churches Open
Both churches in the parish are open for personal prayer each day.  Why not nip in and have a quiet word with our Blessed Lord - He’s there in the tabernacle…waiting for you…

First Communion Families?
Wondering where they’ve gone? Pray for them! It’s the only answer…

Annual Leave
Fr Michael will be away on annual leave from Monday 30th July until Friday 10th August.  The weekend Masses will be covered by Fr Norman, who has kindly agreed to come and celebrate the Masses. There will be no weekday Masses during Fr Michael’s absence.  If you need a priest in an emergency, please contact the clergy at Warwick Square [521509].  

School Holidays

We wish the staff and students of St. Margaret Mary and Newman Schools a happy and restful summer break…

Mass Intentions & Events: 22nd July 2018


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Newsletter Items: 15th July 2018

Carlisle Food Bank - Urgent Help Needed
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.” Food items can be left at Christ the King - there is a basket in the porch - larger items can be left behind the gates of the Last Supper Chapel: please help if you can.

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. We’re grateful for recent donations of £200 and £250. Parish total so far is £8,070.  Please help the parish reach its total - small amounts are appreciated.
At a later date, there will be a need to supply the new chapel with particular items eg. vestments and altar linens, altar, ambo etc.  You may wish, at that point, to donate an item for the intention of a particular person or family.  More details will follow at a later date - our priority at the moment is raising the funds to build the chapel.

St. Margaret Mary Food Parcels
Thank you to all who have contributed towards the summer food parcels for local families and those in need in the local community.

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 for young parishioners will commence on the 16th September and will be held 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]: this is to enable resources to be ordered in good time.

Offertory and Figures
Last weekend there were 231 at Mass.  The contribution to the offertory came to £657.96.  Thank you.

Altar Servers & Handmaids
Any boy who has made their First Holy Communion is invited to serve on the sanctuary during the celebration of Mass.
Any girl who has made their First Holy Communion is invited to become a ‘Handmaid of the Sacred Heart’ and assist in the setting up of church for the celebration of Mass.
Please see Fr Michael.

One World in Carlisle 
The refugee and migrant crisis is bringing a faraway world closer to us. What could lead people to leave their homes, communities and country to find a new life in Europe? How can we help? 
Carlisle One World Centre is our local charity seeking to raise awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries and mutual interdependency. 
Being a supporter of Carlisle One World Centre costs just £12 a year and affords the opportunity to engage with their work. Consider joining their small committee to help plan and promote their work. They’re particularly interested in people who have lived and worked in other countries and cultures. 
To find out more look at www.cowc.co.uk; email agill.cowc@gmail.com or phone Adrienne on 07881-488566. 

Summer Garden Party
The Extended Family of the RHSM (St Gabriel’s Sisters) invite you to a Summer Garden Party to be held at the New Waterton Hall on Sunday 5th August from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Cream teas and sandwiches  will be served and there will be other attractions, including a raffle.  Tickets are £5 and will be available in the churches soon. If you would like to donate a bottle for the raffle, please bring one along on the day. All proceeds from this event will go to support the various charitable activities supported and organised by The Extended Family.

Carlisle Passion Play 
A spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is being planned for Saturday 13 April 2019, i.e. the day before Palm Sunday, in Carlisle City centre. The participation of all the churches is invited and there are many ways in which to become involved. Visit the website: www.carlislepassionplay.org or email the organisers: infor@carlislepassionplay.org. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 
The Bishop is leading a pilgrimage to the national shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham, Norfolk: Thursday 2 – Friday 5 October. 
Note the change of date from that advertised initially. 
More details from the organiser, Paul Briers: guildshop@yahoo.co.uk or 01946 834834. 

Dementia Tea Service
Hosted by the Border Kirk & St George’s URC, on third Tuesday of the month, the next one being held on Tuesday 17 July at 2.00 pm in St George’s URC, West Walls, Carlisle CA3 8UF.
A short informal service open to everyone, especially those with memory loss, their family and carers. Refreshments afterwards. For more information, contact Rosalind on 016973 44892. 

St. Margaret Mary
From Monday, St. Margaret Mary will be open for personal prayer during the day from around 8.00 am until around 6.00 pm [or after the last liturgy of the day].  If the parish priest is away, a rota will be in place for volunteers to open and close the church. If you are able to take responsibility for a particular day, please sign up.

First Communion Families?

Wondering where they’ve gone? Pray for them! It’s the only answer…

Mass Intentions & Events: 15th July 2018