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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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?