Month of the Holy Souls
November, the Month of the Holy Souls, will soon be upon us. A Novena of Masses will be celebrated for those on the November List. Please use envelopes available in both churches to add deceased relatives, friends and loved ones to this Novena in November. Hand envelopes into
Fr Michael or place on offertory plate.
Sunday Mass Times in Carlisle
Weekend Masses in Carlisle are now:
Saturday Vigil Masses
St. Edmund 6.00 pm
Warwick Bridge 6.00 pm
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.
Figures for Last Weekend
There were 72 + 110 + 182 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £289.87 + £271.44 = £561.31.
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 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.
The Festival Choir will begin meeting again on Sunday 13th October from 7.00-8.30 pm at Christ The King. We would welcome any new members; young people from Y5 onwards would be especially welcome.
New Car Park
Work has commenced on the new car park for St. Margaret Mary School.
A day for young and young at heart Catholics aged 14+ in preparation for Advent. This will take place on Saturday 30th November at Corpus Christi Catholic High School Preston. The day starts at 10.00 am and ends with a Vigil Mass for the First Sunday of Advent at 5.00 pm. Tickets for school groups are £5 per person and adults £8.00. Young people under 16 must be part of a school, parish or family group. For more information and tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radiant-tickets-61862480344.
Dementia - A Shared Experience
Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust runs a session each first Friday of the month when you are invited to share your experience and ideas so as to influence how your local NHS delivers its memory service. This is open to those who experience memory loss and their carers. It takes place between 1.00–3.00pm at Harraby Community Centre. There is free parking and refreshments
First Holy Communion 2020
This is planned for Sunday 19th April 2020 [the Second Sunday of Easter]. Preparation will commence after Christmas. Families are expected to attend Sunday Mass each week in the first instance.
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Visit: https://app.flocknote.com/StHerberts. Then sign up under the parish with which you associate.
Carpet at St. Margaret Mary
Thank you to all who helped lift the carpet last Sunday. You will notice the glue which is still in place and some general untidiness…please be patient with the ‘work in progress’.
St Margaret Mary SVP
Once again, we will be collecting goods for food parcels before the end of term and delivering them to local families in need. Tinned fruit and meat are especially welcome as well as toiletries. Please check best before dates on all contributions. We aim to get parcels out a little earlier than usual and so will be starting deliveries in the week beginning 2nd December. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
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.
Blessing of Graves
The Annual Blessing of Graves and prayers for those buried will take place on Sunday 3rd November at 12.30 pm [Weather permitting].
‘The Quiet Man’ Night
For one night only, John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man’ will be on at the Parish Centre on Friday 8th November 7.30-11.00 pm. Pie and Peas [Cheese for the Catholics] will be served. Tickets £5 from Paul Lovell, Peter Osborne or from the Centre - Tel: 01228 524295 or email@example.com.
Elisabeth would like to thank the parish and school for all Mass cards, get well cards, love and support. She hopes to be back soon!
Mass for Deceased Clergy
The annual Mass for Deceased Clergy will be celebrated at Our Lady & St. Joseph at 10.00 am on Tuesday 19th November. Come and pray for the priest who baptised you, the priest from whose hands you received our Blessed Lord, the priest who married you, the priest who forgave you…pray for priests, pray for vocations to the priesthood.