Thursday, 7 February 2019

Newsletter Items: 10th February 2019

Sign Up Now — A New Initiative in our Parish and Deanery 
For updates from the parishes via email such as weekly newsletters, please sign up at https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under Sacred Heart parish.
It takes two minutes, and you will also receive wide ranging and engaging material. All free, and you will not be inundated with emails. 
If this is too hard for you - send/hand in your name and email address to Fr Michael.

Spare an Extra £1 Each Week?
The beginning of a new year is a good time to review your giving to the parish. The parish receives no support financially from other bodies and the only income it receives is through your Sunday contribution and rent it receives from properties owned by the parish.  Perhaps you could consider adding an extra £1 each week if you are able?

Offertory and Figures
Mass attendance: 54 + 81 + 111 = 246. Offertory Contribution £434.03 + £296.80  = £730.83  Many thanks. 

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. Please avoid bringing soup and beans - there is a stockpile of these items.  Tins of meat are especially in need.

Ladies Group
The Ladies Group will meet in the Parish Room at St. Margaret Mary on Tuesday the 5th February at 7.30 pm.  Our meeting this evening will be Parish Photographs. New members always welcome.

Red Mission Boxes
Please begin to bring in Red Mission Boxes for emptying.

Mass Intentions
Just a gentle reminder: if you have a specific date you would like to keep, then please provide plenty of notice, i.e. at least a month in advance.  Fr Michael does his best to allocate Mass intentions for a specific date when requested but sometimes these dates have already been allocated. In those cases, he allocates as near a date as possible.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 
Our diocesan pilgrimage takes place between 25 July – 3 August; flights from Manchester airport. Brochures, booking forms and a poster are available via http://www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/diocese-of-lancaster-2019.
For young people: Travel to Lourdes by coach with other young people from our diocese between 25 July – 3 August. Open to ages Year 10+, 4-star hotel, cost - £585. For more information, to book online or download the poster or booking form, please see: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/events-whats-on.
We haven’t had a parish pilgrimage for a while - how about joining this pilgrimage to Lourdes?

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 28th April 2019 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Catechesis continues this Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Friday evening at St. Margaret Mary.
It is now too late for children to join this year’s programme of preparation for First Holy Communion.

Young Adults Retreat 
A weekend away exploring faith in the company of other young adults (aged 18-35) in the heart of the Lake District between 8th - 10th March. For more information and to book https://www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/new-events/2019/3/8/young-adults-retreat.

Events at, or Organised by, Castlerigg Manor 
To see what events are being planned by the team at our diocesan residential centre - Castlerigg Manor, Keswick - visit their website: https://www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/events-whats-on.

Diocesan Directory 2019 
The new diocesan directory is available in the sacristy of both churches - price £3.50. 

Newman School
Before Christmas, Newman School had a Section 48 Denominational Inspection by the Diocesan Education Service. They are pleased to announce that they received an overall ‘Good’ grade for RE in the school and similarly a ‘Good’ grade for ‘The Catholic Life of the School’. Congratulations to all the pupils, staff and Governors. 

Employment Opportunity
Newman Catholic School is recruiting for:
  • Data Administrator
  • Head of Religious Education
  • Teacher of Religious Education
  • Teacher of Mathematics

Contact the school for more information.  If you know of any RE teachers [even if they live away] pass on that Newman is looking for staff.

Catholic Miracle Rally 
The Cor et lumen Christi community has organised this weekend on 9-10 March at Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Preston PR2 3SQ. Speakers include our Bishop and Fr Chris Thomas from Liverpool. For more information: 
Web: www.coretlumenchristi.org 
Email: stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org  

Faith & Justice News 
The latest newsletter from our diocesan Faith & Justice Commission is available for download at https://tinyurl.com/y868s9gm. 

Praying with the Pope 

Pope Francis has launched a new app on which he gives his own intention for prayer that day and invites you to pray with him: www.clicktopray.org. 

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