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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 has its Denominational Inspection [Section 48] this Thursday and Friday. Please keep the school in your prayers.
There will be a voluntary collection on Sunday 9th December to offset the cost of flowers to decorate the Altar at Christmas.
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.