Thursday, 20 July 2017

Newsletter Items: 23rd July 2017

Parish Catechesis
Tuesday night parish catechesis continues this Tuesday in the Parish Centre at St. Margaret Mary from 7.30 pm. The next unit of study focuses on the Mass in Scripture. Please consider coming along - all are welcome.

Thank You
Thanks to all who attended the ‘Curry Night’ on Wednesday evening in the parish centre.  Thanks especially to those who helped organise the very successful event, which raised £500.

Blessing of Grandparents
On Wednesday, we celebrate the Memorial of Sts Joachim and Anne - the grandparents of Jesus.  Grandparents are invited to come along to Mass on Wednesday morning for a special blessing - bring your grandchildren along with you!

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative through contributing and putting your offerings in the basket at the back of Christ the King. If we could supply especially UHT milk, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, pasta sauce. High Protein food such as tinned meat, tuna etc are also much appreciated.

Mass Intentions
When was the last time you requested Mass be celebrated for a particular intention? Please remember this aspect of the Catholic Faith and ask your priest to celebrate Holy Mass for the intention of your family and friends.  Envelopes for this purpose are available at the back of both churches.

Did You Attend St. Cuthberts?
St. Cuthbert's Primary School wish to establish a ‘Friends of St. Cuthbert's Association’ to help strengthen school/parish links. For more information, please contact the school on 01228 818201. 

Health and Safety
The balcony at St. Margaret Mary does not comply with current building regulations.  It is proposed to bring down the altar rails, which currently serve as a type of bannister, and to restore them to the sanctuary [it seems a shame to dispose of them]. A new bannister  will be fitted to comply with regulations.

Summer Accommodation in London
Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offer comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast).
Website: www.allenhall.org.uk; email: allenhall@rcdow.org.uk or telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0). 

Altar Servers
Any boys and men wishing to join the serving teams at Christ the King and St. Margaret Mary would be most welcome to join. The 9.00 am Mass on Sunday has not had a server for a number of weeks now and puts at risk the future viability of this Mass. Please have a word with Fr Michael.

Readers
Readers are always needed in the parish. Anyone wishing to help in the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass, please have a word with Fr. Michael.

The Feast of the Transfiguration
This year falls on Sunday.  On Saturday 5th August we welcome a choir from the Royal Schools of Church Music during the evening Mass. 

Offertory and Figures for last weekend.
There were 58 + 59 + 123 =  240.  Thank you for your offertory contribution of £457.32 + £182.90 = £640.22.

Research Study on Church Responses to Domestic Abuse in Cumbria — Help Needed
Researchers at Coventry and Leicester universities are working with Christian charities Restored and Churches Together in Cumbria to carry out the first major UK study of Church responses to domestic abuse.
The study will collect vital data that will inform the training provided to churches. We invite everyone – whatever your gender or experience of this issue - to take part in the research. The research has received ethical approval.
Participants’ confidentiality and anonymity will be assured: the church won’t be named and we don’t require your name or contact details. To complete the survey online visit https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/domesticabuse.
All help is greatly appreciated.

SVP Centenary Mass at St Augustine’s
In 2017, the SVP celebrates the 400th anniversary of the beginning of St Vincent de Paul’s ministry with the most disadvantaged people, which inspired the foundation of our Society.
The Carlisle District of the SVP will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at St Augustine’s, on Saturday 9 September at 10.00 am. Afterwards, there will be light refreshments in the social room. Parishioners are welcome to be part of this occasion.

Spiritual Spa Day for Women
The Cor et Lumen Christi community invite women to be refreshed in the Living Water and experience the renewing love of God. Donation only event. On Saturday 9 September at St Cuthbert’s, The old Convent, Wigton CA7 9HU. See the poster in the foyer. To book or for more information, visit www.coretlumenchristi.org, phone 016973-45623 or 07516-075896 or email stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org.

Street Pastors in Carlisle 
Street Pastors is an international, but primarily UK, Christian organisation whose motto is Listening, Caring and Helping. We go onto the streets of the city between 10.00 pm and approximately 3.00 am on a Saturday night and offer help to anyone who may need it. This help could include flip flops for women with sore feet, simple first aid, helping people to taxis or just simply a listening ear. Each person goes out once a month only and we operate in groups of three of four.  Street Pastors in Carlisle are anxious to recruit new members. For more information, please contact the Area Coordinator, Kathy Howe, Howe kathyhowe07@gmail.com. 

Deanery Pastoral Council

Meets in Penrith on Tuesday 25th July at 8.00 pm.

Mass Intentions & Events: 23rd July 2017


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Newsletter Items: 16th July 2017

Parish Catechesis
Tuesday night parish catechesis continues this Tuesday in the Parish Centre at St. Margaret Mary from 7.30 pm. The next unit of study focuses on the Mass in Scripture.  Please sign up to enable resources to be ordered.  Please consider coming along - all are welcome.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative through contributing and putting your offerings in the basket at the back of Christ the King. If we could supply especially UHT milk, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, pasta sauce. High Protein food such as tinned meat, tuna etc are also much appreciated.

S.V.P. St. Margaret Mary Food Parcels
Many thanks to all who have supported this assistance to local families - your help is greatly appreciated.

Weekday Mass
Please think about assisting at Holy Mass during the week, particularly to pray for peace and an end to terrorist atrocities. Please consider praying the Holy Rosary each day for peace.

Did You Attend St. Cuthberts?
St. Cuthbert's Primary School wish to establish a ‘Friends of St. Cuthbert's Association’ to help strengthen school/parish links. For more information, please contact the school on 01228 818201. 

Health and Safety
The balcony at St. Margaret Mary does not comply with current building regulations.  It is proposed to bring down the altar rails which currently serve as a type of bannister and to restore them to the sanctuary [it seems a shame to dispose of them]. A new bannister  will be fitted to comply with regulations.

School’s Out for Summer
This week our schools break up for their summer holiday. We wish the staff and students a happy holiday period.

Summer Accommodation in London
Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offer comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast).
Website: www.allenhall.org.uk; email: allenhall@rcdow.org.uk telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0). 

Altar Servers
Any boys and men wishing to join the serving teams at Christ the King and St. Margaret Mary would be most welcome to join.  The 9.00 am Mass on Sunday has not had a server for a number of weeks now and puts at risk the future viability of this Mass. Please have a word with Fr Michael.

Readers
Readers are always needed in the parish. Anyone wishing to help in the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass, please have a word with Fr. Michael.

The Feast of the Transfiguration
This year falls on Sunday.  On Saturday 5th August, we welcome a choir from the Royal Schools of Church Music during the evening Mass. 

Offertory and Figures for last weekend
There were 60 + 64 + 94 =  218.  Thank you for your offertory contribution of £380.40 + £281.23 = £661.63

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, please visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498.

Research Study on Church Responses to Domestic Abuse in Cumbria — Help Needed
Researchers at Coventry and Leicester universities are working with Christian charities Restored and Churches Together in Cumbria to carry out the first major UK study of Church responses to domestic abuse.
The study will collect vital data that will inform the training provided to churches. We invite everyone – whatever your gender or experience of this issue - to take part in the research. The research has received ethical approval.
Participants’ confidentiality and anonymity will be assured: the church won’t be named and we don’t require your name or contact details. To complete the survey online visit https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/domesticabuse. All help is greatly appreciated.

SVP Centenary Mass at St Augustine’s
In 2017, the SVP celebrates the 400th anniversary of the beginning of St Vincent de Paul’s ministry with the most disadvantaged people, which inspired the foundation of our Society.
The Carlisle District of the SVP will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at St Augustine’s, on Saturday 9th September at 10.00 am. Afterwards there will be light refreshments in the social room there. Parishioners are welcome to be part of this occasion.

Spiritual Spa Day for Women
The Cor et Lumen Christi community invite women to be refreshed in the Living Water and experience the renewing love of God. Donation only event. Saturday 9th September at St Cuthbert’s, The old Convent, Wigton CA7 9HU. See the poster in the foyer. To book or for more information, visit www.coretlumenchristi.org, phone 016973-45623 or 07516-075896 or email stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org.

Street Pastors in Carlisle 
Street Pastors is an international, but primarily UK, Christian organisation whose motto is Listening, Caring, and Helping. We go onto the streets of the city between 10.00 pm and approximately 3.00 am on a Saturday night and offer help to anyone who may need it. This help could include flip flops for women with sore feet, simple first aid, helping people to taxis or just simply a listening ear. Each person goes out once a month only and we operate in groups of three of four. 

Street Pastors in Carlisle are anxious to recruit new members. For more information, please contact the Area Coordinator, Kathy Howe, on kathyhowe07@gmail.com. 

Mass Intentions & Events: 16th July 2017


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Newsletter Items: 9th July 2017

Customs surrounding the Mass
It is not customary within Catholic tradition to leave Holy Mass immediately after receiving Holy Communion, but to await to be dismissed after the final blessing.  A ‘fast food’ mentality isn’t an appropriate approach to receiving Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Please consider what happened to the first person who left the ‘first’ Mass early - read John 13:30.  

Parish Catechesis
Tuesday night parish catechesis resumes on Tuesday 11th July in the Parish Centre at St. Margaret Mary from 7.30 pm.  The next unit of study focuses on the Mass in Scripture.  Please sign up to enable resources to be ordered.  Please consider coming along.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative through contributing and putting your offerings in the basket at the back of Christ the King. If we could supply especially UHT milk, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, pasta sauce. High Protein food such as tinned meat, tuna etc are also much appreciated.

S.V.P. St. Margaret Mary Food Parcels
Once again St Margaret Mary SVP will be delivering food parcels to local families in need before the start of the school summer holidays. We aim to deliver parcels the week beginning 10th July. Tinned fruit and meat are especially needed. Thank you once again for your support.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
This will take place between 26th to 29th Sept 2017 at a cost of £265. For more details, please call Paul Briers on 01946 834834. 

Weekday Mass
Please think about assisting at Holy Mass during the week, particularly to pray for peace and an end to terrorist atrocities. Please consider praying the Holy Rosary each day for peace.

Did You Attend St. Cuthberts?
St. Cuthbert's Primary School wish to establish a ‘Friends of St. Cuthbert's Association’ to help strengthen school/parish links. For more information, please contact the school on 01228 818201. 

Health and Safety
Over the coming weeks, a number of references to Health and Safety will be made in the parish newsletter, for example drills in the event of a fire.  Please read and take note of this important information.

Keeping St. Margaret Mary Open
As Fr Michael mentioned  we hope to have St. Margaret Mary open for personal prayer on weekdays….from September?  If you would be willing to become a ‘porter’ to open and close the church, please contact Fr. Michael.

School’s Out for Summer
This week our schools break up for their summer holiday. We wish the staff and students a happy holiday period.

Going to University in the Autumn?
Make sure you look out for your Catholic Chaplaincy...
Most of our Universities and Higher Education Institutions have a dedicated Catholic Chaplain based in the university or the local parish. The Catholic Chaplaincy is a place for you to explore your faith as a young adult, to meet other young people with similar interests from a great range of backgrounds and to get involved in activities and social outreach. If you already have a strong faith, this is a chance to deepen it. If you are full of questions and doubts, this is a chance to share them and search for some honest answers about life and faith. Everyone is welcome. To find your local Chaplaincy and for contact details of all the University Chaplains and Catholic Student Societies, visit the Catholics at University website at: www.catholicsatuniversity.org.uk.

Pilgrims Together: Liturgy and Music in the Light of the Reformation
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Society of St Gregory Summer School is holding this residential at Hyning Hall, Leeds from 26 – 29 July 2017. For further information, visit: www.ssg.org.uk. 

Summer Accommodation in London
Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offer comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast).
Website: www.allenhall.org.uk; email: allenhall@rcdow.org.uk or telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0). 

Parish Merger
Bishop Campbell has announced the merger of St. Edmund’s and St. Bede’s Carlisle.  The new merged parish is known as ‘The Cumbrian Martyrs’.  Carlisle now has four parishes; The Cumbrian Martyrs [formerly St Bede and St. Edmund], Our Lady of Eden [formerly Our Lady & St. Joseph], The Sacred Heart of Jesus [formerly Christ the King and St. Margaret Mary] and St. Augustine [as yet unchanged].

Ordination in the Diocese
Congratulations to Fr. Daniel Etienne who was ordained to the priesthood at Lancaster Cathedral on Saturday 1st July.  We wish him many happy years of service to the people of God in the Diocese of Lancaster.

Altar Servers
Any boys and men wishing to join the serving teams at Christ the King and St. Margaret Mary would be most welcome to join.  Please have a word with Fr Michael.

Readers
Readers are always needed in the parish. Anyone wishing to help in the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass, please have a word with Fr. Michael.

The Feast of the Transfiguration

This year falls on Sunday.  On Saturday 5th August, we welcome a choir from the Royal Schools of Church Music during the evening Mass. 

Mass Intentions & Events: 9th July 2017


Newsletter Items: 2nd July 2017

Customs Surrounding the Mass
It is not customary within Catholic tradition to leave Holy Mass immediately after receiving Holy Communion, but to await to be dismissed after the final blessing.  A ‘fast food’ mentality isn’t an appropriate approach to receiving Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Please consider what happened to the first person who left the ‘first’ Mass early - read John 13:30.  

Parish Catechesis
Tuesday night parish catechesis resumes on Tuesday 11th July in the Parish Centre at St. Margaret Mary from 7.30 pm.  The next unit of study focuses on the Mass in Scripture.  Please sign up to enable resources to be ordered.  Please consider coming along.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative through contributing and putting your offerings in the basket at the back of Christ the King. If we could supply especially UHT milk, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, pasta sauce. High Protein food such as tinned meat, tuna etc are also much appreciated.

S.V.P. St. Margaret Mary Food Parcels
Once again St Margaret Mary SVP will be delivering food parcels to local families in need before the start of the school summer holidays. We aim to deliver parcels the week beginning 10th July. Tinned fruit and meat are especially needed. Thank you once again for your support.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
This will take place between 26th to 29th Sept 2017 at a cost of £265. For more details, please call Paul Briers on 01946 834834. 

Weekday Mass
Please think about assisting at Holy Mass during the week, particularly to pray for peace and an end to terrorist atrocities. Please consider praying the Holy Rosary each day for peace.

Did You Attend St. Cuthberts?
St. Cuthbert's Primary School wish to establish a ‘Friends of St. Cuthbert's Association’ to help strengthen school/parish links. For more information, please contact the school on 01228 818201. 

Brave of Heart — A Weekend Journey For Men 
Come and find all that God has prepared for your masculine heart. Inspiring & challenging talks, fellowship & sharing with other Christian men, walking in the Lake District and much more. Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 July, Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton CA7 9HU. Donation only event. 
To book or for more information: visit www.coretlumenchristi.org, phone 016973-45623 or 07516-075896 or email stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org. 

Health and Safety
Over the coming weeks, a number of references to Health and Safety will be made in the parish newsletter, for example drills in the event of a fire.  Please read and take note of this important information.

Knights of St. Columba Camping Festival
At High Wray Bank on the shores of Lake Windermere from 14th —16th of July 2017. £20.00 a pitch Camping, Vans and Caravans. On site facilities, Mass, Workshops, Entertainment in the evening. Limited places : book now to avoid disappointment. For More information, contact
ksccouncil60@gmail.com (ksccouncil60@gmail.com) or tel: Paul on 07788 818535. Self catering, animals and children welcome but must be supervised at all times.

Keeping St. Margaret Mary Open
As Fr Michael mentioned, we hope to have St. Margaret Mary open for personal prayer on weekdays….from September?  If you would be willing to become a ‘porter’ to open and close the church, please contact Fr. Michael.

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Ladyewell Shrine near Preston
The annual pilgrimage to Ladyewell, the Shrine of our Lady and the Martyrs, is being held on Saturday 8th July 2017, from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm, led by Bishop Michael Campbell, OSA. For further details, please contact: (01772) 700181 or email: admin@ladyewellshrine.co.uk. 

Absence From The Parish
Fr Michael is away this week.  He is a member of the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, part of which involves an annual study week, which he is attending.  It’s important to remember that priests need to continue their vocational training even after ordination, as well as receiving spiritual support from other priests.  Please keep him and the other priests attending in your prayers this week.  Fr Norman will be covering next weekend.

Open Garden
Tony and Anne Parrini are opening their garden at Hamethwaite, Rockcliffe CA6 4AB, on Saturday 8th July from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Foundation (Polio Eradication) and the RNLI to purchase replacement kit lost in the Carlisle Floods. Tickets cost £5 (Children £2) in advance or pay at the door on the day. For further details, please contact Tony or Anne on 674553. 

Exploring Spirituality, Scripture and Conflict 
Churches Together in Cumbria is offering its day of reflection: what does scripture say about conflict? how do we respond to conflict in faith? Tuesday 4th July from 9.30 am-4.00 pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, Penrith. Participants are asked to take your own lunch, a Bible and paper. Tea, coffee, cake and fruit will be provided throughout the day. £10 per person. See the poster in the foyer. For more information, please contact Brec Seaton: seatonb@methodistchurch.org.uk. To book and pay, contact Helen Boothroyd: hbctic@tiscali.co.uk or 07503-931196. 

Attendance and Collection Last Weekend

There were 47+52+326 = 425 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £324.00 and £440.21  = £764.21.