Thursday, 25 June 2015

Newsletter Items from 28th June 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £624.23  Attendance was 230.

SVP Food Parcels
Once again St Margaret Mary SVP will be distributing food parcels for families in need before the start of the school summer holidays. We hope to distribute parcels in the week beginning Monday 13th July.
Please leave items in the box at the back of church, having checked 'best before' dates. Thank you once again for your invaluable support.

Faith on Tap
The July talk sees us focusing on the experiences of Christians living in the Middle East and the conditions they are currently experiencing.  Dr. Caroline Hull from the North West office of Aid to the Church in Need will be speaking.  The evening begins at 7.30 pm on Thursday 2nd July - please try to come along.

Developing Catechesis in the Parish
On Wednesday 1st July at 7.30 pm there will be a meeting in the Presbytery at Christ the King for anyone wishing to help with catechesis in the parish from this September.  Please let Fr. Michael know if you are able to come along…help is needed for Marriage Preparation, Confirmation and Baptismal Catechesis.  

Meals at the Parish Centre
Wednesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm and Sunday 12.00 - 3.00 pm.  For more information contact the centre manager, Trevor Tiffin, on 524295.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative via the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Extra-Ordinary Holy Year Pilgrimage
Please submit your forms as soon as possible.  There are still places available on this pilgrimage. The pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 17th May 2016 returning home on Monday 23rd May. Price will be £759  including flights based on two people sharing and will be half-board [breakfast and evening meal] in a hotel situated near St. Peter’s Basilica.  There will be an optional excursion to Assisi on the Saturday of the pilgrimage.  Please send booking forms directly to Tangney Tours before the deadline of 30th June 2015. 

Knights of St. Columba Camping Festival
A festival is being held at High Wray on the shores of Lake Windermere between 3rd and 5th July.  £20 a pitch camping, vans, caravans.  Limited places so book now to avoid disappointment.  Telephone Paul Lovell on 07788 818535.

Altar Servers Workshop: Practical Stewardship: Serving at the Altar of God 
A formation workshop offered by the Office for the New Evangelization for altar servers of all ages. Saturday 18th July in the New Waterton Hall 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The cost will be met by the parish.  Any servers interested in attending, please see Fr. Michael.

Nursery Places at St. Margaret Mary
Każdemu dziecku które kończy 3 lata w terminie  do 31/08/15 przysługuje , od września  2015, do 15 godzin tygodniowo darmowej opieki przedszkolnej. W przedszkolu, St. Margaret Mary Nursery, mamy wolne miejsca od września 2015. Formularz  zgłoszeniowy dostępny w  sekretariacie szkolnym. 01228 401800

Sacred Heart Toddler Club
On Wednesday mornings at St. Margaret Mary School 9.15 am - 11.30 am 50p per child. All parents and carers welcome - children welcome from birth. Refreshments and snack provided and no booking required.  Contact Laura for further information on 0755167152 or email: littlemoonbeams@hotmail.co.uk.

CAFOD Rep at Christ the King
CAFOD are looking for someone to be a local contact for their work at the church of Christ the King.  Anyone interested should contact 01772 733310 or email lancaster@cafod.org.uk. 

Priestly Ordination in the Diocese
Please pray for John Paul-Evans who [d.v] will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Saturday 4th July at Lancaster Cathedral. 

Opportunities to stay at Castlerigg Manor, Keswick
Experience the beauty of the Lake District and support our diocesan Youth Service. The Manor is open for bookings from groups, individuals and families, 17–31 July & 2-10 August. B&B just £25 per adult; reduced rates for children and teenagers. For more information, or to book, please contact Gillian, on 017687-72711.

Talks on the Catholic Faith at Warwick Bridge
On Tuesday 21st July at 7.30 pm at Warwick Bridge. Fr. John Millar will talk about Music in the Church’s Worship. All are welcome to come along to these talks.

Sponsored walk from Castlerigg Manor 
On Sunday 28th June. All welcome. Setting off at 10.00 am. Join us for Mass at 9.00 am. Afternoon Tea on return. Please let us know you are coming on 017687 72711 or  email: team@castleriggmanor.co.uk. 

Marriage Preparation
Classes continue on Wednesday evening at 5.15 pm in the parish room at Christ the King.

Carlisle Walsingham Pilgrimage 
25th to 28th August this year. Cost £200. If you are interested, please contact Jo Muter on 01228 524087. More details to follow next week.
Marriage: God’s Design for Life and Love
This DVD [43 minutes long], which presents the Church’s authentic teaching on marriage and family life, will be screened in the Parish Centre on Sunday 12th July at 7.30 pm.  In light of the forthcoming Synod on the Family being held in Rome in the Autumn, it is a worthwhile exercise to come along and watch.

International Lunch

Fr. Michael would like help in organising an international lunch for parishioners some time in July - any volunteers to help bring the parish together to celebrate the great international family we are?

Mass Intentions & Events from 28th June 2015


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Newsletter Items from 14th June 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £701.31  Attendance was 222.

Parish Solemnity
Thank you to all who worked so hard to enable the celebration of our parish feast day.  A lot of work goes on behind the scenes, often unnoticed by most parishioners, to enable such a celebration to take place.  

Mass times this week
Please note the times of Mass in the parish this week.

SVP Food Parcels
Once again St Margaret Mary SVP will be distributing food parcels for families in need before the start of the school summer holidays. We hope to distribute parcels in the week beginning Monday 13th July.
Please leave items in the box at the back of church, having checked 'best before ' dates. Thank you once again for your invaluable support.

Meals at the Parish Centre
Monday to Wednesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm and Sunday 12.00-3.00 pm.  For more information contact the centre manager, Trevor Tiffin, on 524295.

First Holy Communion
Thank you to Ann, Eileen and Catherine who have worked so hard to prepare the children so well for today’s celebration of First Holy Communion.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative via the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Extra-Ordinary Holy Year Pilgrimage
Booking forms are now available for the pilgrimage to Rome.  The pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 17th May 2016 returning home on Monday 23rd May.  Price will be £759  including flights based on two people sharing and will be half-board [breakfast and evening meal] in a hotel situated near St. Peter’s Basilica.  There will be an optional excursion to Assisi on the Saturday of the pilgrimage.  Please send booking forms directly to Tangney Tours before the deadline of 30th June 2015.  A detailed itinerary will be distributed prior to departure but the pilgrimage will include attending the Papal Audience and Angelus.  

Developing Catechesis in the Parish
Could God be calling you to build up His kingdom by helping others to be formed in the faith?  The parish needs willing and able volunteers to assist in the field of catechesis.  We have a strong First Holy Communion team but we’re looking to introduce programmes for Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage from September.  Please pray about this as the future of the parish very much depends on individual parishioners being willing to help others to deepen their faith through this essential formation.  

Quiz Night
The Parish Centre is hosting a quiz in aid of families affected by Muscular Dystrophy and Strokes on Monday 15th June at 8.00 pm.

Parish Cricket Club
We have a parish cricket club and new members are always welcome to join.  Please see Luke Denny or Michael Merrick.  Games are held over 18 overs on a Wednesday evening.

Knights of St. Columba Camping Festival
A festival is being held at High Wray on the shores of Lake Windermere between 3rd and 5th July.  £20 a pitch camping, vans, caravans.  Limited places so book now to avoid disappointment.  See Paul Lovell. 07788 818535.

Brave of Heart: a weekend for men
The Cor et Lumen Christi community, St Cuthbert's The Old Convent, Wigton CA7 9HU, invites you, 19-21 June. Donation only after £10 registration fee. Includes meals. For details at www.coretlumenchristi.org, e-mail: stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org, or phone, 016973-45623. 

Altar Servers Workshop: Practical Stewardship: Serving at the Altar of God 
A formation workshop offered by the Office for the New Evangelization for altar servers of all ages. Saturday 18th July in the New Waterton Hall 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The cost will be met by the parish.  Any servers interested in attending, please see Fr. Michael.

Nursery Places at St. Margaret Mary
Każdemu dziecku które kończy 3 lata w terminie  do 31/08/15 przysługuje , od września  2015, do 15 godzin tygodniowo darmowej opieki przedszkolnej. W przedszkolu, St. Margaret Mary Nursery, mamy wolne miejsca od września 2015. Formularz  zgłoszeniowy dostępny w  sekretariacie szkolnym. 01228 401800.

Sacred Heart Toddler Club
On Wednesday mornings at St. Margaret Mary School 9.15 am - 11.30 am 50p per child. All parents and carers welcome - children welcome from birth. Refreshments and snack provided. No booking required. For more information, call Laura on 07551671522 or email: ittlemoonbeams@hotmail.co.uk.

Absence from the Parish
Fr Michael will be in Rome from 16th - 19th June with the Primary Headteachers of the diocese.  Fr. Norman Johnson has kindly agreed to celebrate the weekday Masses.

CAFOD Rep at Christ the King
CAFOD are looking for someone to be a local contact for their work at the church of Christ the King.  Anyone interested should contact 01772 733310 or email: lancaster@cafod.org.uk. 

Priestly Ordination in the Diocese
Please pray for John Paul-Evans who [d.v] will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on Saturday 4th July at Lancaster Cathedral.  John Paul deaconed the Mass on Friday evening and is currently completing his training at Oscott College.


Masses will be offered in Rome for the intentions of parishioners.

Mass Intentions & Events from 14th June 2015


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Mass Intentions and Events from 7th June 2015


Newsletter Items from 7th June 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £683.65.  Attendance was 257.

Parish Solemnity
This Friday - please make an effort to come along to this celebration in the parish. Damian Howard, Lancaster Cathedral organist, will play.  Fr. Mark McManus, Dean of Chesterfield, will preach.
There will be a reception following the Mass in the Parish Centre to which all are invited.

Mass times this week
Please note the times of Mass in the parish this week.

SVP Food Parcels
Once again St Margaret Mary SVP will be distributing food parcels for families in need before the start of the school summer holidays. We hope to distribute parcels in the week beginning Monday 13th July.
Please leave items in the box at the back of church, having checked 'best before ' dates. Thank you once again for your invaluable support.

Meals at the Parish Centre
Monday to Wednesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm and Sunday 12.00 - 3.00 pm.  For more information contact the centre manager, Trevor Tiffin, on 524295.

First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday [14th June] during the 11.00 am Mass.  The music groups from both parishes will combine for this celebration so the 9.00 am Mass will be without musical accompaniment next Sunday morning.  All parishioners are encourage to attend the 11.00 am Mass.

Marriage Preparation
Classes continue on Wednesday evening at 5.15 pm in the parish room at Christ the King.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative via the basket in the porch at Christ the King.

Extra-Ordinary Holy Year Pilgrimage
Booking forms are now available for the pilgrimage to Rome.  The pilgrimage will take place from Tuesday 17th May 2016 returning home on Monday 23rd May.  Price will be £759  including flights, based on two people sharing, and will be half-board [breakfast and evening meal] in a hotel situated near St. Peter’s Basilica.  There will be an optional excursion to Assisi on the Saturday of the pilgrimage.  Please send booking forms directly to Tangney Tours before the deadline of 30th June 2015.  A detailed itinerary will be distributed prior to departure but the pilgrimage will include attending the Papal Audience and Angelus.  

Developing Catechesis in the Parish
Could God be calling you to build up His kingdom by helping others to be formed in the faith?  The parish needs willing and able volunteers to assist in the field of catechesis.  We have a strong First Holy Communion team but we’re looking to introduce programmes for Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage from September.  Please pray about this as the future of the parish very much depends on individual parishioners willing to help others to deepen their faith through this essential formation.  

Celebration of Consecrated Life
At Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 13th June beginning with Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Campbell at 12.10 pm followed by a buffet and presentation in The New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square. You are all warmly welcomed  to attend.   For details please contact, Sr Maureen on 01228 541541.

Quiz Night
The Parish Centre is hosting a quiz in aid of families affected by Muscular Dystrophy and Strokes on Monday 15th June at 8.00 pm.

Parish Cricket Club
We have a parish cricket club and new members are always welcome to join.  Please see Luke Denny or Michael Merrick.  Games are held over 18 overs on a Wednesday evening.

Knights of St. Columba Camping Festival
A festival is being held at High Wray on the shores of Lake Windermere between 3rd and 5th July.  £20 a pitch camping, vans, caravans.  Limited places so book now to avoid disappointment.  Contact Paul Lovell on 07788 818535.

Brave of Heart: a weekend for men
The Cor et Lumen Christi community, St Cuthbert’s, The Old Convent, Wigton CA7 9HU, invites you to the above on 19-21 June. Donation only after £10 registration fee. Includes meals. For details at www.coretlumenchristi.org, e-mail: stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org or phone: 016973-45623. 

Altar Servers Workshop: Practical Stewardship: Serving at the Altar of God 
A formation workshop offered by the Office for the New Evangelization for altar servers of all ages. Saturday 18th July in the New Waterton Hall 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The cost will be met by the parish.  Any servers interested in attending please see Fr. Michael.

Nursery Places at St. Margaret Mary
Każdemu dziecku które kończy 3 lata w terminie  do 31/08/15 przysługuje , od września  2015, do 15 godzin tygodniowo darmowej opieki przedszkolnej. W przedszkolu, St. Margaret Mary Nursery, mamy wolne miejsca od września 2015. Formularz  zgłoszeniowy dostępny w  sekretariacie szkolnym. Tel - 01228 401800.

Sacred Heart Toddler Club
St Margaret Mary's School will host the parish toddler group as of Wednesday 10th June 2015 9.15 am- 11.30 am.  Cost - 50p per child. All parents and carers welcome - children welcome from birth. Refreshments and snack provided.  No booking required. For further information, contact Laura: 07551671522, = or email: littlemoonbeams@hotmail.co.uk.

Absence from the parish

Fr Michael will be in Rome from 16th - 19th June with the Primary Headteachers of the diocese.  Fr. Norman Johnson has kindly agreed to celebrate the weekday Masses.