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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]: this is to enable resources to be ordered in good time.
Offertory and Figures
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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 email@example.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 .
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.