Thursday, 30 July 2015

Newsletter Items from 2nd August 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £571.90. Attendance was 220.

Diamond Jubilee Lunch
The weekend of 15th/16th August marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of Christ the King Church [opened for the celebration of Mass in 1955 & consecrated in 1956]. To mark the occasion, there will be a Shared Lunch and Open House in the Presbytery Garden from 1.00 pm on Sunday 16th August.  Sheets are available at the back of both churches: simply put on your name, what you’re bringing [to avoid 500 bags of crisps].  Please make an effort to come along!  If you’re willing to help organise the day and jolly people along, please let Fr. Michael know.  Donations of bottles of Prosecco to toast the occasion will be gratefully received between now and then.

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

Parish Pastoral Council
There will be a day course for members at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 21st November between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm - all members are asked to attend this.  The day will be led by Fr. Peter Groody.

Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
There will be a formation day at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 24th October 2015 beginning at 1.00 pm led by Fr. Peter Groody.  Could all extra-ordinary ministers please attend. More details to follow.

Liturgical Music Formation Day
For all musicians and singers in the parish - there will be a formation day on liturgical music at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 3rd October between at 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm.  The day will be led by Fr. John Millar.  All involved with music in the parish are asked to attend.  More details to follow.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Will be celebrated in May 2016.  The formation of candidates will be organised on a deanery level and will be held at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on a Monday evening.  As well as attending these sessions, candidates will still be expected to participate regularly in the celebration of Holy Mass in the parish.  More details will be published in September.

First Holy Communion 2016
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the parish on Sunday 5th June 2016.  There will be an initial meeting for parents on Thursday 21st January 2016 and preparation of candidates will begin on Thursday 4th February.  Regular attendance at Sunday Mass is an essential part of the preparation.

Baptisms
A polite reminder that requests for the celebration of this sacrament should be made in person to Fr. Michael following the celebration of Holy Mass on Saturday evening or on Sunday.

Interested in becoming a Catholic?
If you are interested or know someone who is interested in becoming a Roman Catholic, an informal group will be formed in October to explore the richness of the Catholic Faith.  Contact Fr. Michael for more details or a chat.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Is now on a break for the summer.  It is a good opportunity to familiarise children with the normal celebration of Mass and the discipline of attentive listening during the Liturgy of the Word - sitting young children near the front of the church also helps.  At the elevation of the Sacred Host and Chalice, parents are encouraged to make their children aware of what is happening.

Sacristans
There will be a training day for the Sacristans of the parish - those who help get things ready for the celebration of Holy Mass or other sacraments on Saturday 12th September at Christ the King beginning at 1.00 pm.  Volunteers are always needed for this important ministry - please see Fr. Michael for more information.

Choral Evensong for VJ Day
Carlisle’s Anglican Cathedral invites parishioners to a choral evensong to mark the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War on Saturday 15th August at 5.30 pm.

Noodle Night
Come and join in the fun at our Noodle Night at St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre on Tuesday 11th August at 7.30 pm in aid of Sr. Madeleine’s Project in China.  Adults £5 Children £2.  All welcome

Statement from Archbishop Peter Smith on a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide
Very many people of all faiths and none will be concerned about a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide in England and Wales which will be debated in the House of Commons on 11th September 2015. This private members Bill, introduced by Rob Marris MP, will have a free vote and it is important that people make their views known to their own MP ahead of this extremely important debate. 
I strongly urge all Catholics to contact their own MP as soon as possible to express their concern about the dangerous impact which such a Bill would have on the most vulnerable people. MPs do listen to their own constituents. What is needed is more and better palliative care, not assistance with suicide. 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes, Cleator
The diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Cleator is on Sunday 6 September. Mass and blessing of the sick begins at 3.00 pm. Bishop Brian Noble will preside and preach. Teas will be provided in the Civic Hall, Cleator Moor CA25 5AR, £8.50 per head. Bookings must be made by contacting St Mary’s Priory, Cleator on 01946-810324. Cheques payable to St Mary’s, Cleator. Deadline: 24 August. Young people are invited to walk in pilgrimage from Castlerigg Manor, Keswick, to Cleator, beginning Friday 4 September. Details from Fr Philip Connor - 01768-772711.

Mass Intentions & Events from 2nd August 2015


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Newsletter Items from 26th July 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £665.92. Attendance was 213.

Diamond Jubilee Lunch
The weekend of 15th/16th August marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of Christ the King Church [opened for the celebration of Mass in 1955 & consecrated in 1956]. To mark the occasion there will be a Shared Lunch and Open House in the Presbytery Garden from 1.00 pm on Sunday 16th August.  
Sheets are available at the back of both churches: simply put your name, what you’re bringing [to avoid 500 bags of crisps].  Please make an effort to come along!
If you’re willing to help organise the day and jolly people along, please let Fr. Michael know.
Donations of bottles of Prosecco to toast the occasion will be gratefully received between now and then.

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

Parish Pastoral Council
There will be a day course for members at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 21st November between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm - all members are asked to attend this.  The day will be led by Fr. Peter Groody.

Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
There will be a formation day at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 24th October 2015 beginning at 1.00 pm led by Fr. Peter Groody.  Could all extra-ordinary ministers please attend. More details to follow.

Liturgical Music Formation Day
For all musicians and singers in the parish - there will be a formation day on liturgical music at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 3rd October between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm.  The day will be led by Fr. John Millar.  All involved with music in the parish are asked to attend.  More details to follow.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Will be celebrated in May 2016.  The formation of candidates will be organised on a deanery level and will be held at Newman School.  As well as attending these sessions, candidates will still be expected to participate regularly in the celebration of Holy Mass in the parish.  More details will be published in September.

First Holy Communion 2016
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the parish on Sunday 5th June 2016.  There will be an initial meeting for parents on Thursday 21st January 2016 and preparation of candidates will begin on Thursday 4th February.  Regular attendance at Sunday Mass is an essential part of the preparation.

Baptisms
A polite reminder that requests for the celebration of this sacrament should be made in person to Fr. Michael following the celebration of Holy Mass on Saturday evening or on Sunday.

Interested in becoming a Catholic?
If you are interested or know someone who is interested in becoming a Roman Catholic, an informal group will be formed in October to explore the richness of the Catholic Faith.  Contact Fr. Michael for more details or just for a chat.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Is now on a break for the summer.  It is a good opportunity to familiarise children with the normal celebration of Mass and the discipline of attentive listening during the Liturgy of the Word - sitting young children near the front of the church also helps.  At the elevation of the Sacred Host and Chalice, parents are encouraged to make their children aware of what is happening.

Sacristans
There will be a training day for the Sacristans of the parish - those who help get things ready for the celebration of Holy Mass or other sacraments - on Saturday 12th September at Christ the King beginning at 1.00 pm.  Volunteers are always needed for this important ministry - please see Fr. Michael for more information.

Choral Evensong for VJ Day
Carlisle’s Anglican Cathedral invites parishioners to a choral evensong to mark the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War on Saturday 15th August at 5.30 pm.

Noodle Night
Come and join in the fun at our Noodle Night at St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre on Tuesday 11th August at 7.30 pm in aid of Sr. Madeleine’s Project in China.  Adults £5 Children £2.  All welcome.

Statement from Archbishop Peter Smith on a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide
Very many people of all faiths and none will be concerned about a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide in England and Wales which will be debated in the House of Commons on 11th September 2015. This private members Bill, introduced by Rob Marris MP, will have a free vote and it is important that people make their views known to their own MP ahead of this extremely important debate. 
I strongly urge all Catholics to contact their own MP as soon as possible to express their concern about the dangerous impact which such a Bill would have on the most vulnerable people. MPs do listen to their own constituents. What is needed is more and better palliative care, not assistance with suicide. 

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes, Cleator
The diocesan pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Cleator is on Sunday 6 September. Mass and blessing of the sick begins at 3.00 pm. Bishop Brian Noble will preside and preach. Teas will be provided in the Civic Hall, Cleator Moor CA25 5AR, £8.50 per head. Bookings must be made by contacting St Mary’s Priory, Cleator on 01946-810324. Cheques payable to St Mary’s, Cleator. Deadline: 24 August.

Young people are invited to walk in pilgrimage from Castlerigg Manor, Keswick, to Cleator, beginning Friday 4 September. Details from Fr Philip Connor on 01768-772711.

Mass Intentions & Events from 26th July 2015


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Newsletter Items from 19th July 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £715.80. Attendance was 229.

Statement from Archbishop Peter Smith on a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide
Very many people of all faiths and none will be concerned about a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide in England and Wales which will be debated in the House of Commons on 11th September 2015. This private members Bill, introduced by Rob Marris MP, will have a free vote and it is important that people make their views known to their own MP ahead of this extremely important debate. 
Information about the issues, together with resources and guidance, will be circulated to all parishes in the next week or two.  I strongly urge all Catholics to contact their own MP as soon as possible to express their concern about the dangerous impact which such a Bill would have on the most vulnerable people. MPs do listen to their own constituents. What is needed is more and better palliative care, not assistance with suicide. 

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.

Sacred Heart Toddler Club
Is on its summer holidays until September. However, for more information, call Laura - 07551671522 ore email: littlemoonbeams@hotmail.co.uk.

Forthcoming Marriage
The marriage of Kathryn Allan and Craig Miller is proposed to be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary on Saturday 8th August at 1.00 pm.  If you are aware of any lawful impediments to the proposed marriage, please inform Fr. Michael as soon as possible.

Parish Pastoral Council
Will meet on Thursday evening at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room at Christ the King.  There will be a day course for members at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 21st November between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm - all members are asked to attend this.  The day will be led by Fr. Peter Groody.

Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
There will be a formation day at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 24th October 2015 beginning at 1.00 pm led by Fr. Peter Groody.  Could all extra-ordinary ministers please attend. More details to follow.

Liturgical Music Formation Day
For all musicians and singers in the parish - there will be a formation day on liturgical music at Our Lady & St. Joseph’s on Saturday 3rd October between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm.  The day will be led by Fr. John Millar.  All involved with music in the parish are asked to attend.  More details to follow.

Baptisms
A polite reminder that requests for the 
celebration of this sacrament should be made in person to Fr. Michael following the celebration of Holy Mass on Saturday evening or on Sunday.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Will be celebrated in May 2016.  The formation of candidates will be organised on a deanery level and will be held at Newman School.  As well as attending these sessions candidates will still be expected to participate regularly in the celebration of Holy Mass in the parish.  More details will be published in September.

First Holy Communion 2016
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in the parish on Sunday 5th June 2016.  There will be an initial meeting for parents on Thursday 21st January 2016 and preparation of candidates will begin on Thursday 4th February.  Regularly attendance at Sunday Mass is an essential part of the preparation.


Interested in becoming a Catholic?
If you are interested or know someone who is interested in becoming a Roman Catholic, an informal group will be formed in October to explore the richness of the Catholic Faith.  Contact Fr. Michael for more details or just for a chat.

Summer Mass Times
Until September, Mass on Tuesday will be celebrated in the morning and there will be no Mass on Friday mornings.  Fr. Michael will be taking a mid-week break at some point in the summer [his Easter break] and is still due his four weeks annual leave…

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Is now on a break for the summer.  It is a good opportunity to familiarise children with the normal celebration of Mass and the discipline of attentive listening during the Liturgy of the Word - sitting young children near the front of the church also helps.  At the elevation of the Sacred Host and Chalice, parents are encouraged to make their children aware of what is happening.

Sacristans
There will be a training day for the Sacristans of the parish - those who help get things ready for the celebration of Holy Mass on other sacraments, on Saturday 12th September at Christ the King beginning at 1.00 pm.  Volunteers are always needed for this important ministry - please see Fr. Michael for more information.

Diamond Jubilee Lunch

The weekend of 15th/16th August marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of Christ the King Church [opened for the celebration of Mass in 1955 & consecrated in 1956]. To mark the occasion there will be a Shared Lunch and Open House in the Presbytery Garden from 1.00 pm on Sunday 16th August.  Sheets are available at the back of both churches: simply put your name on and what you’re bringing [to avoid 500 bags of crisps].  Please make an effort to come along!  If you’re willing to help organise the day and jolly people along, please let Fr. Michael know.  Donations of bottles of Prosecco to toast the occasion will be gratefully received between now and then.

Mass Intentions & Events from 19th July 2015


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Newsletter Items from 12th July 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £576.11. Attendance was 231.

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 this 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.

Statement from Archbishop Peter Smith on a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide
Very many people of all faiths and none will be concerned about a Bill to legalise Assisted Suicide in England and Wales which will be debated in the House of Commons on 11th September 2015. This private members Bill, introduced by Rob Marris MP, will have a free vote and it is important that people make their views known to their own MP ahead of this extremely important debate. 
Information about the issues, together with resources and guidance will be circulated to all parishes in the next week or two. 
I strongly urge all Catholics to contact their own MP as soon as possible to express their concern about the dangerous impact which such a Bill would have on the most vulnerable people. MPs do listen to their own constituents. What is needed is more and better palliative care, not assistance with suicide.
Copies of a sample letter to send to John Stevenson MP are available at the back of both churches but your own letters would be better.

Meals at the Parish Centre
Wednesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm and Sunday 12.00 noon - 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.

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 - 07551671522 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. 

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.

Marriage Preparation
The final class for this year will be this Wednesday 15th July at 5.15 pm in the parish room at Christ the King.

Forthcoming Marriage
The marriage of Kathryn Allan and Craig Miller is proposed to be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary on Saturday 8th August at 1.00 pm.  If you are aware of any lawful impediments to the proposed marriage, please inform Fr. Michael as soon as possible.

Library at Christ the King
Pope Francis’ new Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si" on environmental issues, our place in creation and responsibility towards our common home is available in Christ the King Church library.
More spiritual and biblical books can be found in Christ the King Church parish room. Our small library is free and you can keep a book as long as you need.

Daily Mass
Please consider attending Holy Mass at some point during the week.  Attendance on Tuesday  and Friday evening  is particularly poor - try to build it into your weekly routine to come and pray for family and friends or another worthy intention.

End of the Academic Year
We wish all our pupils and staff a happy summer holiday as the academic year draws to a close.  We wish our Year 6, a successful transition to their new schools,  The end of year Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary on Wednesday morning at 9.15 am.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Parish Pastoral Council
Could members please inform Fr. Michael or Lyn Garbarino of their availability for Thursday, 23rd July at 7.30 pm, at Christ the King Presbytery.

SVP Food Parcels

These should be distributed this week.  Thank you for your generosity in supporting this corporal work of mercy,

Mass Intentions & Events from 12th July 2015


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Newsletter Items from 5th July 2015

Parish Finance & Figures
Thank you for your offering last weekend which totalled £751.24. Peter’s Pence was £130.89. Attendance was 240.

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.

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
Wednesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm and Sunday 12.00 noon - 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
Spaces are still available for the pilgrimage to Rome in May 2016.  If you would like to go, please contact Gill at Tangney Tours on 01732 886666.  So far 36 people have booked.

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 provide.  No booking required. For more information, call Laura on 07551671522, 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.

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.

Marriage Preparation
Classes continue on Wednesday 15th July at 5.15 pm in the parish room at Christ the King.

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?

Library at Christ the King
Pope Francis’ new Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si" on environmental issues, our place in creation and responsibility towards our common home is available in Christ the King Church library.
More spiritual and biblical books can be found in Christ the King Church parish room. Our small library is free and you can keep a book as long as you need.

Gift Aid
The parish has received, this week, the sum of £8177.10 through the government’s Gift Aid scheme.  We are able to claim back the tax paid by parishioners on the weekly donations they make.  If you are a UK tax payer please seriously consider joining this scheme - all that is required from you is a signature [it’s as simple as that] and using the Gift Aid envelopes to make your donation.  Contact Paul Daley at Christ the King and Richard Reardon at St. Margaret Mary for more information.

Ladies Group
All ladies in the parish are welcome to come along to St. Margaret Mary’s on Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm for a informal evening of ‘togetherness’ - this month’s theme is ‘Education is a funny business’.

Faith on Tap
Thanks to all who attended on Thursday evening - the talks resume in September.

Penrith Garden Party
Garden Party at St. Catherine’s Church, Penrith in the Haydock Centre & Grounds – Sunday 5th July 12 noon - 5.00 pm. Grand Draw - £200 must be won today! – Teas, Cakes, Books, Plants, beautiful Watercolours and lots more.
All Welcome - Free Entry.

Daily Mass

Please consider attending Holy Mass at some point during the week.  Attendance on Tuesday  and Friday evening is particularly poor - try to build it into your weekly routine to come and pray for family and friends or another worthy intention.

Mass Intentions & Events from 5th July 2015