Thursday, 29 November 2018

Newsletter Items: 2nd December 2018

Mass with Anointing of the Sick
The annual SVP Mass with Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on Tuesday 11th December at 2.30 pm.  There’ll be a bit of a ‘do’ afterwards in Harraby Catholic Club.  All are welcome. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Thank you to all who supported our young parishioners who were confirmed by Bishop Paul last Sunday.  Thanks especially to all who worked tirelessly to get the church ready for the celebration, our musicians and singers and all those who contributed to the shared lunch.

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.

Offertory and Figures
At Mass 53 + 40 + 215 = 308. Offertory contribution: £355.54 + £421.15 = £776.69.

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.

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.

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. 

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

Advent Talk
Parishioners are warmly invited to a talk on the Wisdom Writings given by Bernard Greaves at the Haydock Centre (St. Catherine’s Penrith) on the evening of Thursday 6th December at 7.30 pm.  If you own a Jerusalem Bible, please bring it with you.

Reverse Advent Calendar
If you’re looking for a new Christmas tradition for you and your family, we’ve got an idea that is not only fun to do but will teach your little ones some special lessons over the festive season.
Everyone loves advent calendars to count them down to Christmas Day. Most children adore receiving one at the beginning of December because it gets them excited for Fr Christmas coming and every surprise that they open on the way is a promise of what’s to come.
But if you want to try something a little different this year, you can create an advent calendar that you and your children put something into every day instead of taking something out.
Reverse advent calendars work by you filling them every day with with items of food or clothing that can then be taken to a food bank or charity in order to help those less fortunate that are struggling at Christmas time. 
After gathering helpful items all month, items can be brought to Christ the King Church for transfer to the food bank.
Not only is this a fun thing for the whole family to do together, from creating the advent calendar structure itself to picking the goodies to go in it, it more importantly teaches your children the importance of helping others and seeing the bigger picture at Christmas.

Carol Service
The Annual Carol Service will take place at Christ The King Church at 6.00 pm on Sunday 18th December. Please note the earlier time; this is to make it more convenient for families to attend. The Service will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Parish Room. Please make every effort to attend.

Help Required
After Mass on Sunday 9th December at Christ The King, we will be preparing the church for Christmas. We would be grateful for any help you could give us.

Carol Singing at Pennine Lodge
Why not come along and join us on Tuesday 18th December to sing Christmas Carols for the residents of Pennine Lodge. We meet there at about 5.50 pm.  All very welcome.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
One of the best ways to prepare for Christmas is to go to Confession and make a new start with our Blessed Lord. There are six opportunities to make use of this Sacrament this week in the parish.  What’s stopping you?

Pastoral Letter
This weekend, a pastoral letter from Bishop Paul Swarbrick will be read at all Masses.

Extra Mass

Please note the extra Mass on Saturday morning, in honour of the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - please come along!

Mass Intentions & Events: 2nd December 2018


Thursday, 22 November 2018

Newsletter Items: 25th November 2018

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the parish during the 11.00 am Mass this weekend.  Congratulations to the 13 candidates who will receive this sacrament and complete initiation into the church this weekend.

Red Wednesday
Aid to the Church in Need encourages us to keep Wednesday 28th November as ‘Red Wednesday’ by wearing red to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians throughout the world. For more information visit https://acnuk.org. 

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 us:
  • 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.

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 29 November from 6.30 pm - 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.

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.

Advent Talk
Parishioners are warmly invited to a talk on the Wisdom Writings given by Bernard Greaves at the Haydock Centre (St. Catherine’s Penrith) on the evening of Thursday 6th December at 7.30 pm.  If you own a Jerusalem Bible, please bring it with you.

Mass with Anointing of the Sick
The annual SVP Mass with Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on Tuesday 11th December at 2.30 pm.  There’ll be a bit of a ‘do’ afterwards in Harraby Catholic Club.  All are welcome.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Fr. Christopher Loughran, parish priest of Our Lady of Eden, who will be invested as a Canon of Lancaster Cathedral on Tuesday 27th November.

Mass Intentions & Events: 25th November 2018


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?