Thursday, 15 October 2015

Newsletter Items from 18th October 2015

Fr. Michael on retreat
Fr. Michael is on his annual [silent] spiritual retreat in Glasgow this week - please pray for him.  If you need a priest in an emergency, please contact the priests at Warwick Square - 521509.

Faith on Tap
Next Month we have two ‘Faith on Tap’ talks: on 5th November we welcome Bishop John Keenan and then on 19th November we welcome Fr. Marcus Holden.

SVP St. Margaret Mary’s
Until October 25th our weekly collections after mass will be jointly in aid of Syrian refugees and the Calais refugee camp. In addition to this, we will also be collecting food and clothing to pass on to Calais Action Carlisle. For further information contact Elisabeth, Kathleen or Richard ( 544737 ).
After October 25th, we will begin our usual food parcel collection to pass on to local families at Christmas. Please use the box at the back of church as usual.

Refugees
A table will be set up at the back of church this Sunday to enable Parishioners at St. Margaret Mary to pick up a shoe box and put in warm clothing, toiletries “Male and Female”, Scarfs & Gloves etc.  Please see Elisabeth, Maria or Alison for further details.

St. Margaret Mary Shared Lunch
In honour of the feast of St. Margaret Mary and following on from the success of the Christ the King 60th one - there will be a shared lunch  this Sunday from 1.00 pm in the Parish Centre at St. Margaret Mary’s - please come along.

Sacred Heart Toddlers
On Wednesday mornings from 9.15 am at St. Margaret Mary School.

Catholicism: the New Evangelisation
This course resumes on Tuesday 13th October at 7.30 pm at Christ the King.  All welcome.

Parish Statistics
Many thanks for your offering of £794.98 last weekend.  There were 280 at church over the weekend.

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 after half term in October to explore the richness of the Catholic Faith.  Contact Fr. Michael for more details or just for a chat.

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

Bilingual Prayer Books and Readings
Bilingual prayer books are available in both churches for use during the celebration of Holy Mass - in Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

Room at the inn?
Charity HOST is seeking friendly people who could volunteer to offer an invitation to adult international students for a day, weekend, or  for four days at Christmas. Learn about other cultures, welcome a guest far from home, and make the world a little friendlier! To be put in touch with your local organiser, visit www.hostuk.org or call 020 7739 6292.

Praying for vocations
In this Year of Priestly Vocations in the diocese, please pray daily for this intention [using the Diocesan Prayer Card or the prayer found on the front of this newsletter] and consider attending the Eucharistic Holy Hour held in each church of the parish every week.

Holy Hour for Syria
We are asking for Your support to pray for a change of heart for the men and women of violence in Syria and for their victims. There will be adoration between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm in Christ the King Church every Monday. We hope you can spare some time to join us. Sr Gerald & Sr. Maureen.

SVP Appeal at Christ the King
Any pre-decimal or unwanted foreign coins can be placed in the SVP box at Christ the King.

Carlisle Keys
Carlisle Keys which works with homeless and vulnerable young people would like donations of unwanted new, or partially used, toiletries.  These can be left in the Foodbank basket at Christ the King.

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.

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. John Millar.  Could all extra-ordinary ministers please attend.  Cost is £5 on the day to cover expenses.

Carlisle Volunteering Fair
Volunteers throughout Carlisle and District are urgently needed to support a large range of different local organisations.  Cumbria CVS in partnership with Carlisle Youth Zone have organised a Volunteering Fair on Wednesday, 21 October from 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm at Carlisle Youth Zone, Victoria Place, Carlisle.  If you are interested in volunteering, please come along to find out more.

Advent weekend for young people
Casterigg Manor, Keswick, 11-13 December. An inspiring weekend away from home and school for Year 10+ and above. Join in, make new friends, enjoy the hospitality of the Manor and prepare for Christmas. For more information, please call 01768-772711 or email: team@castleriggmanor.co.uk.

Day of Renewal — Preston
Renewed in the Holy Spirit is the theme of a day of renewal led by Fr Martin Onouha, St Clare’s parish hall, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 9HH; Saturday 31 October, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Contact Bernard Loveland, on 015395-63391 for further information.

Mass Events & Intentions from 18th October 205


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Newsletter Items from 11th October 2015

Mass times this week
Please make a note of the Mass schedule this week - there are a number of changes.  Mass will not be celebrated in the parish on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Mass on Friday is a whole school Mass for the Feast of St. Margaret Mary.

Faith on Tap
Next Month we have two ‘Faith on Tap’ talks: on 5th November we welcome Bishop John Keenan and then on 19th November we welcome Fr. Marcus Holden.

Support Syrian Refugees
Join us in a Saturday Brunch at Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, on Saturday 17th October from 12.40 pm (after 12.10 pm  Mass).  There will be a Tombola, Cake Stall, Raffle and other attractions. This event is being organised by The Extended Family of RSHM (St Gabriel’s Sisters). Any donations of good quality Tombola or Raffle prizes would be gratefully received.  Please contact 01228 562756 for further details or to arrange collection of donations.

SVP St. Margaret Mary’s
Until October 25th our weekly collections after mass will be jointly in aid of Syrian refugees and the Calais refugee camp. In addition to this, we will also be collecting food and clothing to pass on to Calais Action Carlisle. For further information contact Elisabeth, Kathleen or Richard ( 544737 ).
After October 25th, we will begin our usual food parcel collection to pass on to local families at Christmas. Please use the box at the back of church as usual. 

Refugees
A table will be set up at the back of church this Sunday to enable Parishioners at St. Margaret Mary to pick up a shoe box and put in warm clothing, toiletries “Male and Female”, Scarfs & Gloves etc. See Elisabeth, Maria or Alison for further details.

St. Margaret Mary Shared Lunch
In honour of the feast of St. Margaret Mary and following on from the success of the Christ the King 60th one - there will be a shared lunch from 1.00 pm on Sunday 18th October in the Parish Centre.  Please sign up with offers of food on the sheets provided.

Sacred Heart Toddlers
On Wednesday mornings from 9.15 am at 
St. Margaret Mary School.

Catholicism: the New Evangelisation
This course resumes on Tuesday 13th October at 7.30 pm at Christ the King.  All welcome.

Parish Statistics
Many thanks for your offering of £727.35 last weekend.  There were 302 at church over the weekend.

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 after half term in October to explore the richness of the Catholic Faith.  Contact Fr. Michael for more details or just for a chat.

Flowers at Christ the King
We’re looking for willing volunteers to join the flower arranging team at Christ the King.  If you’re interested, please have a word with Fr. Michael.  There is a collection this weekend at Christ the King to cover expenses for flowers.

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

Diocesan Education Mass

The Bishop invites all who are involved in teaching (in the Catholic or State sector), Liturgy with Children, preparation for First Holy Communion, etc, to gather with him for a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, in the cathedral, Lancaster LA1 3BT, on Friday 16 October, at 7.00 pm, to ask God’s blessing on the new year of teaching and formation.

Cor et Lumen Christi
Autumn conference for the North - The Harvest is Rich 17th-18th October 2015 - Wigton, CA7 9HU. To book or for more information: 016973 45623 www.coretlumenchristi.org stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org 

Bilingual Prayer Books and Readings
Bilingual prayer books are available in both churches for use during the celebration of Holy Mass - in Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.  

Room at the inn? 
Charity HOST is seeking friendly people who could volunteer to offer an invitation to adult international students for a day, weekend or four days at Christmas. Learn about other cultures, welcome a guest far from home and make the world a little friendlier! To be put in touch with your local organiser, visit www.hostuk.org or call 020 7739 6292.

Praying for vocations
In this Year of Priestly Vocations in the diocese, please pray daily for this intention [using the Diocesan Prayer Card or the prayer found on the front of this newsletter] and consider attending the Eucharistic Holy Hour held in each church of the parish every week.

Annual Retreat
Fr. Michael will be absent from the parish from 19th October for his annual spiritual retreat.  

Month of the Holy Rosary
Please renew your love for this devotion by praying the rosary during the month of October.    
Rosary beads are available from Fr. Michael if you are in need of any.  

Holy Hour for Syria
Starting this Monday 12th October
We are asking for Your support to pray for a change of heart for the men and women of violence in Syria and for their victims. There will be adoration between 6.00 and 7.00 pm in Christ the King Church every Monday.  Hope you can spare some time to join us. Sr Gerald & Sr. Maureen.

Parish Pastoral Council

Meets on Thursday evening at 7.30 pm in the Committee Room of the Parish Centre.

Mass Intentions & Events from 11th October 2015