Thursday, 17 May 2018

Newsletter Items: 20th May 2018

Companion Dog Show & Fun Day
This Sunday afternoon from 2.00 pm, we have a Fun Day with a Companion Dog Show at St. Margaret Mary. There’ll be a variety of stalls and refreshments will be available. Please come along!

Talk on the Martyrs of Cumbria
Chris Robson, a worker for Aid to the Church in  Need, is coming to the parish on Wednesday 23rd May to deliver a talk on the ‘Martyrs of Cumbria’.  The talk will be held at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.  All welcome!

Carlisle Food Bank
The Food Bank organisers send their thanks for our recent donations. Items in short supply are UHT milk, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit and vegetables, and tinned meals. Please leave your donations in the basket in the porch at Christ the King. 

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the parish during the 11.00 am Mass on Sunday 10th June.  Please keep the children in your prayers as they prepare to receive our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the first time.  Please also pray especially hard that their families will allow them to continue to attend Mass frequently after the event…

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Parents who would like their child [Year 6 and above] to be prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation should attend an information meeting on Wednesday 13th June at 7.00 pm in St. Margaret Mary Church.

Offertory and Figures
Attendance 234. Offertory contribution £642.  40. Many thanks for your generosity.

Eucharistic Congress
On the weekend of 7th-9th September, there is a national Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool to deepen our appreciation and love of the gift of Christ in the Eucharist. There will be a parish pilgrimage to the Congress on Saturday 8th September, where the key-note speaker is Bishop Robert Barron. To sign up for this [the cost will be £50] - please complete a booking form this weekend.

Events at Castlerigg Manor
The Family Weekend (25-27 May) is an opportunity for families to come together for the weekend. There will be activities for all age groups and the opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new ones. Open to all families.

Sponsored Walk - a new venture to raise the funds to support our work. We are looking to recruit a small group for a challenging 15 mile walk in the Lake District, on Monday 28 May, with a target to raise £1,000 each. If you or a parishioner would be enthusiastic to take part, please get in touch; if people aren’t able to join us walking, they can still support us through collecting sponsorship and we’d be grateful for your support in any way.  
Bishop Paul is taking part for all 15 miles, 6,300 ft of climbing and twelve fells. If you would like to sponsor Bishop Paul, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bishoppaul.

In the Know?
Sr Gerald had a great way of finding out when people needed a pastoral visit from the parish priest or when they were in hospital. If you know someone in either of these positions, please notify 
Fr Michael as soon as possible either by phone, via email or in person after Mass.

Readers Needed
Parishioners who are willing and able to proclaim the Word of God at Masses - please see 
Fr Michael.  We particularly need readers on Saturday evenings.

Picnic in Aid of Carlisle Food Bank and Carlisle Key
Staff of the Combined Court, Carlisle, are hosting a picnic, at 6.30 pm on Thursday 28 June, in the grounds of St Cuthbert’s church (inside if wet). Music will be provided by the Border Concert Band and the Cartmell Shepherd Choir. 
A fundraiser for Carlisle Food Bank, providing food for people in a crisis, and for Carlisle Key, helping young people move to independent living. 
Three-course picnic: £30 for two, including soft drink, tea or coffee. Alcohol will be available for purchase. All the food is being donated by local businesses. Bring your own rug. 
To book, phone Revd Keith Teasdale on 521982. 

Encounter — Experience the Loving Presence of Jesus
A day hosted by the Cor et Lumen Christi Community at St Cuthbert’s, Wigton CA7 9HU, on Saturday 9 June. Donation only. To book or for more information, please contact: www.coretlumenchristi.org, e-mail stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org or phone 016973 45623 or 07516 075896.

School Gala - Celebrating 80 years of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School
To be held on Sunday 8th July from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.  If you, or you know of any business, that would like to donate raffle prizes, then please get in touch with the school. The day will include an exhibition of photos of 80 years of the school, a short screening of a documentary about the school, bouncy castle, stalls and much much more. Stalls are available for hire at £10.00.

Race for Life Coffee Morning
Parishioners are invited to our school’s Race for Life coffee morning on Friday 25th May at 9.00 am.

St. Augustine’s Car Boot Sale
St. Augustines are hosting their traditional Car Boot Sale on Monday 28th May to which all are invited.  Cars - £5.00, Cars with Trailers or Vans - £8.00. Admission 20p.  Gates open for sellers from 7.00 am.

The Extended Family of RSHM (St Gabriel's Sisters)
Invite you to a celebration of their Feast Day on Saturday 9th June in The Waterton Hall. The day will begin with coffee immediately after the 10.00 a.m. Mass at Our Lady's. The speakers is Sister Juunza Mwangani, a Holy Spirit sister based in Zambia, where she has been the senior administrator at the Monze Mission Hospital for eight years. The day will finish with a shared lunch. It would be lovely if you could come and share this day with us.

Mass Intentions & Events: 20th May 2018


Friday, 11 May 2018

Newsletter Items: 13th May 2018

Companion Dog Show & Fun Day
To be held at 2.00 pm on the 20th May at St. Margaret Mary. We are looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please see Maria, Elisabeth, Alison or Liz. Donations of soft toys, groceries, bric a brac and doggie things! will all be gratefully received.

Carlisle Food Bank
The Food Bank organisers send their thanks for our recent donations. Items in short supply are UHT milk, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit and vegetables, and tinned meals. Please leave your donations in the basket in the porch at Christ the King. 

Offertory and Figures
Attendance 219. Offertory contribution £667.82.  Many thanks for your generosity.

Eucharistic Congress
On the weekend of 7th-9th September, there is a national Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool to deepen our appreciation and love of the gift of Christ in the Eucharist. There will be a parish pilgrimage to the Congress on Saturday 8th September, where the key-note speaker is Bishop Robert Barron. To sign up for this [the cost will be £50] - please complete a booking form, which will be available this weekend, and return asap.

Events at Castlerigg Manor
The Family Weekend (25-27 May) is an opportunity for families to come together for the weekend. There will be activities for all age groups and the opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new ones. Open to all families.

Sponsored Walk - a new venture to raise the funds to support our work. We are looking to recruit a small group for a challenging 15 mile walk in the Lake District, on Monday 28 May, with a target to raise £1,000 each. If you or a parishioner would be enthusiastic to take part, please get in touch; if people aren’t able to join us walking, they can still support us through collecting sponsorship and we’d be grateful for your support in any way.  Bishop Paul is taking part for all 15 miles, 6,300 ft of climbing and twelve fells. If you would like to sponsor Bishop Paul, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bishoppaul.

Castlerigg Manor Opportunities
We are looking for committed young Catholics to join our team as new Retreat Leaders or gap year volunteers, to start this summer. If you are interested, you will find more information on our website: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/vacancies and you can download the posters here.

In the Know?
Sr Gerald had a great way of finding out when people needed a pastoral visit from the parish priest or when they were in hospital. If you know someone in either of these positions, please notify Fr Michael as soon as possible either by phone, via email or in person after Mass.

Talk on the Martyrs of Cumbria
Chris Robson, a worker for Aid to the Church in  Need, is coming to the parish on Wednesday 23rd May to deliver a talk on the ‘Martyrs of Cumbria’.  The talk will be held at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.  All welcome!

Piano Recital at Lancaster University Chapel
To be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 7.00 pm.  Liszt's Via Crucis. The pianist is Alesandra Pompili, an internationally-acclaimed pianist, who is giving the concert on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need. There will be refreshments and free car parking available in the evenings around the Chaplaincy Centre.

Readers Needed
Parishioners who are willing and able to proclaim the Word of God at Masses - please see Fr Michael.  We particularly need readers on Saturday evenings.

Picnic in Aid of Carlisle Food Bank and Carlisle Key
Staff of the Combined Court, Carlisle, are hosting a picnic, on Thursday 28 June, at 6.30 pm, in the grounds of St Cuthbert’s church (inside if wet). Music provided by the Border Concert Band and the Cartmell Shepherd Choir. 
A fundraiser for Carlisle Food Bank, providing food for people in a crisis, and for Carlisle Key, helping young people move to independent living. 
Three-course picnic: £30 for two, including soft drink, tea or coffee. Alcohol will be available for purchase. All the food is being donated by local businesses. Bring your own rug. 
To book, phone Revd Keith Teasdale on 521982. 

Encounter — Experience the Loving Presence of Jesus
A day hosted by the Cor et Lumen Christi Community, St Cuthbert’s, Wigton CA7 9HU.  To be held on Saturday 9 June. Donation only. To book, or for more information, please contact: www.coretlumenchristi.org, e-mail: stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org or phone 016973-45623 or 07516-075896.

Faith & Justice News 
The latest newsletter from our diocesan Faith & Justice Commission is available for download at https://tinyurl.com/ybrwr35q. 

School Gala - Celebrating 80 years of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Primary School
To be held on Sunday 8th July from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.  If you, or you know of any business that would like to donate raffle prizes, then please get in touch with the school. The day will include: an exhibition of photos of 80 years of the school; a short screening of a documentary about the school; bouncy castle; stalls and much much more. Stalls are available for hire at £10.00.

Race for Life Coffee Morning

Parishioners are invited to our school’s Race for Life coffee morning on Friday 25th May at 9.00 am.

Mass Intentions & Events: 13th May 2018


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Newsletter Items: 6th May 2018

Ascension Thursday 
In England & Wales, we have reverted to celebrating the Ascension of the Lord on the day itself, rather than on the following Sunday. There will be a Vigil Mass at Christ the King at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 9th May, Mass at 9.30 am at St. Margaret Mary [with Primary School] and 11.45 am at Christ the King [with Newman School] on Thursday 10th May.

That’s Entertainment
A major fund-raising event for Newman Chapel will be a variety show, That’s Entertainment, to be held on Friday 11 May 2018, in the Sands Centre. Tickets may be obtained from the Sands Centre - £10/£8.  PLEASE SUPPORT THIS. 

Newman School Chapel — Raffle Tickets on Sale   
In conjunction with the concert in the Sands Centre, there is a raffle underway to help raise funds for the chapel in the new school. These are on sale after Mass this weekend. Thank you for your support.

Companion Dog Show & Fun Day
To be held at 2.00 pm on the 20th May at St. Margaret Mary. We are looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please see Maria, Elisabeth, Alison or Liz. Donations of soft toys, groceries, bric a brac  and doggie things!  will all be gratefully received.

Carlisle Food Bank
The Food Bank organisers send their thanks for our recent donations. Items in short supply are UHT milk, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit and vegetables, and tinned meals. Please leave your donations in the basket in the porch at Christ the King. 

Offertory and Figures
Figures not available this week.

Eucharistic Congress
On the weekend of 7th-9th September, there is a national Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool to deepen our appreciation and love of the gift of Christ in the Eucharist. There will be a parish pilgrimage to the Congress on Saturday 8th September, where the key-note speaker is Bishop Robert Barron. To sign up for this [the cost will be £50] - please use the sheets provided.  More details will be available nearer the time, but we need to confirm numbers for tickets.

Events at Castlerigg Manor

The Family Weekend (25-27 May) is an opportunity for families to come together for the weekend. There will be activities for all age groups and the opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new ones. Open to all families.

Sponsored Walk - a new venture to raise the funds to support our work. We are looking to recruit a small group for a challenging 15 mile walk in the Lake District, on Monday 28 May, with a target to raise £1,000 each. If you or a parishioner would be enthusiastic to take part, please get in touch; if people aren’t able to join us walking, they can still support us through collecting sponsorship and we’d be grateful for your support in any way. 
Bishop Paul is taking part for all 15 miles, 6,300 ft of climbing and twelve fells. If you would like to sponsor Bishop Paul, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bishoppaul

Cenacolo
Many parishioners throughout the diocese support the Cenacolo Community at Dodding Green. There is an open day on Sunday 6th May. Mass at 12 noon. Details:https://cenacolouk.org/

Castlerigg Manor Opportunities
We are looking for committed young Catholics to join our team as new Retreat Leaders or gap year volunteers, to start this summer. If you are interested, you will find more information on our website: www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/vacancies and you can download the posters here.

In the Know?
Sr Gerald had a great way of finding out when people needed a pastoral visit from the parish priest or when they were in hospital. If you know someone in either of these positions, please notify Fr Michael as soon as possible either by phone, via email or in person after Mass.

Thank You
Many thanks to all the parishioners who supported the ‘Rosary on the Coast’ Event last weekend.

Talk on the Martyrs of Cumbria
Chris Robson, a worker for Aid to the Church in  Need, is coming to the parish on Wednesday 23rd May to deliver a talk on the ‘Martyrs of Cumbria’.  The talk will be held at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.  All welcome!

Piano Recital at Lancaster University Chapel
On Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 7.00 pm.  Liszt's Via Crucis. The pianist is Alesandra Pompili, an internationally-acclaimed pianist, who is giving the concert on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need. There will be refreshments and car parking is free and available in the evenings around the Chaplaincy Centre.

Readers Needed
Parishioners who are willing and able to proclaim the Word of God at Masses - please see Fr Michael.  We particularly need readers on Saturday evenings.

Picnic in Aid of Carlisle Food Bank
On Thursday, 28th June 2018, at 6.30 pm in the grounds of St Cuthbert’s Church (inside if wet), there will be a picnic with music provided by The Border Concert Band and The Cartmell Shepherd Choir.  The event is to raise money for Carlisle Food Bank, providing food for people in a crisis, and Carlisle Key, helping young people move to independent living. There will be a 3 Course Picnic. Cost -  £30 for two, including soft drink and tea or coffee.  Alcohol available for purchase. All the food will be donated by local businesses. Bring your own rug.  There will also be a raffle. Please book with Rev. Teasdale as soon as possible on 01228 521982 if you would like to attend.

Mass Intentions & Events: 6th May 2018


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Newsletter Items: 29th April 2018

Rosary on the Coast - 29th April 2018
Jesus said: Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matt 18: 20) On Sunday, 29th April there is a national initiative to surround the coasts of England, Scotland and Wales with prayer and encircle them with a Living Rosary for Life, Faith and Peace at 3.00 pm. 
The Knights of St Columba (Council 60) Carlisle, invite parishioners to join them at Port Carlisle, near the Hope and Anchor Public House, on Sunday 29 April at 2.30 pm, to participate in the national Rosary on the Coast taking place around the coast of Great Britain that day starting at 3.00 pm. 
See www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk. 
For those unable to attend on the coast - there will be a gathering at St. Margaret Mary from 2.30 pm that day. Please support this important initiative endorsed by Pope Francis - you receive the Apostolic Blessing by participating in this initiative.

Newman School Chapel — Raffle Tickets on Sale   
In conjunction with the concert in the Sands Centre, there is a raffle underway to help raise funds for the chapel in the new school. These are on sale after Mass this weekend. Thank you for your support. 

Ascension Thursday 
In England & Wales, we have reverted to celebrating the Ascension of the Lord on the day itself, rather than on the following Sunday. There will be a Vigil Mass at Christ the King at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 9th May, Mass at 9.30 am at St. Margaret Mary [with Primary School] and at 11.45 am at Christ the King [with Newman School] on Thursday 10th May.

Carlisle Food Bank
The Food Bank organisers send their thanks for our recent donations. Items in short supply are UHT milk, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit and vegetables, and tinned meals. Please leave your donations in the basket in the porch at Christ the King. 

Abortion and Women’s Health
Our local Life group invites parishioners to a talk by Dr Philip Howard on Monday 30 April at 5.30 pm in Waterton Hall at OL&SJ. See the poster in the foyer. Further details from Joe McGarry, north.cumbria@lifecharity.org.uk. 

Epic!
Our Church history course concludes on Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.  Many thanks to all who have attended.

Offertory and Figures
Attendance - 250. Offertory - £703.45.
Thank you.

That’s Entertainment
A major fund-raising event for Newman Chapel will be a variety show, That’s Entertainment, to be held on Friday 11 May 2018, in the Sands Centre. Tickets may be obtained from the Sands Centre - £10/£8.  PLEASE SUPPORT THIS.  If you would like a ticket please use sign up sheet in church.

Eucharistic Congress
On the weekend of 7th-9th September, there is a national Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool to deepen our appreciation and love of the gift of Christ in the Eucharist. There will be a parish pilgrimage to the Congress on Saturday 8th September, where the key-note speaker is Bishop Robert Barron. To sign up for this [the cost will be £50] - please use the sheets provided.  More details will be available nearer the time but we need to confirm numbers for tickets.

Events at Castlerigg Manor
The Family Weekend (25-27 May) is an opportunity for families to come together for the weekend. There will be activities for all age groups and the opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new ones. Open to all families.

Sponsored Walk - a new venture to raise the funds to support our work. We are looking to recruit a small group for a challenging 15 mile walk in the Lake District, on Monday 28 May, with a target to raise £1,000 each. If you or a parishioner would be enthusiastic to take part, please get in touch; if people aren’t able to join us walking they can still support us through collecting sponsorship and we’d be grateful for your support in any way.
Google Castlerigg Manor for more information about these events.

Relocation
On Friday, Fr. Michael has relocated (with the consent of diocesan officials) the residence of the parish priest to St. Margaret Mary. There are a number of reasons for this; but especially its position in relation to the schools [our Primary and the new site for Newman] and the Hospice. The Presbytery at Christ the King is to become a private residence and a tenant will be moving in on Monday of this week.

Cor et Lumen Christi Community
Cor et Lumen Christi Community invites you to join them for a Spiritual spa day for women, led by Cathy Fava, on Saturday 5 May at St Cuthbert’s, The Old Convent, Wigton CA7 9HU. Donation only. For more information, phone 016973-45623, visit www.coretlumenchristi.org or e-mail stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org.

News from Sr Gerald
A big 'Thank You' for your support, kindness and generosity. I miss you all very much. I'm slowly adjusting to life here. Please keep remembering me in your prayers. I am remembering you all daily in mine here at Knock. Sr Gerald [via Sr Maureen].

Parishes Linking
It was announced recently that the parish of Our Lady of Eden [Warwick Square & Warwick Bridge] has been linked with St. Cuthbert’s Wigton. Fr Loughran & Fr Osman will take pastoral responsibility for Wigton. In the short term, no change will be made to Mass times at Our Lady’s and Warwick Bridge, but it is likely they will have to change in the near future. 

Cenacolo
Many parishioners throughout the diocese support the Cenacolo Community at Dodding Green. There is an open day on Sunday 6th May with Mass at 12 noon should anyone wish to attend. Details:https://cenacolouk.org/

Ladies Group

The Ladies Group will meet on Tuesday the 1st May at 7.30 pm. The topic will be New York.