Thursday, 5 September 2019

Newsletter: 8th September 2019

Your Help is Needed
During October half term [Monday 21st - Friday 25th], our parish will be running a scheme to give children a hot meal at lunch time, as they would receive at school.  In order to do this your help is required.  It will involve preparing, cooking, serving and clearing away.  Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated as, without your help, this much needed service may not proceed.  Please sign up using the sign up sheets in both churches.  Please think about helping.

Clergy Changes in Carlisle 
The Bishop has announced in his Pastoral Letter to the parishes of Carlisle:
Fr Jim Allen is moving to the parishes of Freckleton & Warton. Fr Geoffrey Steel is moving to Garstang. Their last weekend in Carlisle is 28-29 September. 
Fr Michael Docherty will move to a parish closer to Lancaster after Easter and will be replaced. 
From October to Easter, Fr Paul Harrison will live at St Bede’s rectory, assisting Fr Chris Loughran and Fr Frank Osman in the care of the three parishes: Our Lady of Eden, Cumbrian Martyrs and St Augustine of Hippo.  Fr Chris will have oversight of the three parishes; Fr Frank will serve as chaplain to the hospital. 
Please give your priests all your support and encouragement during this time of transition, not least with your prayers. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Bishop Paul Swarbrick is coming to Carlisle in December to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. Will the parents of children/young people in Year 6 and above, who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact Fr. Michael as soon as possible so that preparation can begin.

Sunday Mass Times in Carlisle from the beginning of October

Saturday Vigil Masses
St. Edmund 6.00 pm
Warwick Bridge 6.00 pm

Sunday Masses
Christ the King 9.00 am
St. Bede 9.30 am
Warwick Square 10.00 am
St. Augustine 11.00 am
St. Margaret Mary 11.00 am
Warwick Square 4.30 pm

Carlisle Food Bank
Are in need of the following items:  Tins of rice pudding, other tinned deserts, custard, fruit, vegetables, fish, potatoes or packet mash, milk, juice to dilute. Toiletries especially for men.  Items can be left in the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Fire and Light
Praise and worship, Eucharistic adoration and prayer ministry to be held on Wednesday 11th September 2019 from 8.00 pm at Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton, CA7 9HU. For more information: 
Tel: 016973 45623 or 07588 159341.

Lancaster Youth — Your Voice 
The Bishop invites our young people, aged 15-25-ish, to join him on Saturday 14 September from 10.30 am - 2.30 pm at Our Lady’s Catholic College, Lancaster CA1 2RX. 
The Bishop and the members of our diocesan youth service want to hear your opinion on how they can best serve you in your life and faith. 

Childrens’ Liturgy of the Word
Childrens’ Liturgy of the Word resumes in the parish this weekend.

CAFOD - Carlisle Gathering
The CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day meeting will take place on Monday, 9 September at 7.00 – 8.30 pm (refreshments from 6.45 pm) at New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square.  All are welcome to this gathering to learn about the work of CAFOD.

Vacancy Diocesan Schools Commissioner
The Bishop and Trustees of the Diocese seek to appoint a Diocesan Schools Commissioner. This is a full time role based in Lancaster,  Leadership Scales 17 – 21, and is required for January 2020.  Th closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 18th September 2019.  A Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be obtained from or by phoning 01524 841190.

A Spiritual Spa Day for Women
Hosted by the Cor et lumen Christi community, a spiritual spa day for women will be held on  Saturday 28 September. Donation only after £10 booking fee. For information, please: 
Tel: 01697345623

Figures for Last Weekend
There were 55 + 52 + 73 = 180 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £393.70 + £227.50 = £621.20.

Just a reminder that the Catholic Chaplaincy Team at the Cumberland Infirmary do not receive official notification of the presence of Catholic patients.  Families must let Fr Michael and/or Fr Frank at Warwick Square know if someone is in hospital and in need of a visit.   Holy Communion is taken regularly to patients who are known to the Chaplaincy team.

New Car Park
A new car park for the school, on land behind the Parish Centre, and fencing for the school field [due to safeguarding regulations] is planned. Work is due to commence the week beginning 16th September and set to be completed by 22nd October.  Teachers have been asked not to park in church grounds and parishioners should be able to find space near the Presbytery for weekday Mass.

The Later Morning Weekday Mass

Fr Norman has requested that the Mass be celebrated at 9.30 am rather than 10.00 am.  I’m grateful for his help - please think about attending this celebration of Mass on Wednesdays and Thursdays….use it or lose it…

Mass Intentions & Events: 5 September 2019