24 Hours with the Lord - up for a challenge?
On Friday 4th March - Saturday 5th March the parish will join with churches throughout the world in having a period of adoration lasting 24 hours. So that our primary school can be involved this will be hosted at St. Margaret Mary beginning with Mass at 10.00 am. The Sacrament of Reconciliation [with visiting priests] and periods of prayer for particular intentions will be celebrated throughout the 24 hours. We will need people to come forward to ‘watch’ during the night - are you up for the challenge?
Please sign up using the forms found at the back of church.
Entry during the night will be via the side door to the right of the church
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday - this year there will be a vigil Mass at Christ the King at 6.00 pm as usual but on Palm Sunday morning, there will be only one celebration of Mass at 10.30 am at St. Margaret Mary. Please make a note of this.
The Easter Triduum
This year will be celebrated at Christ the King. Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7.00 pm on Holy Thursday. The Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion and Death at 3.00 pm on Good Friday. The Easter Vigil will begin at 7.00 pm [sunset being 6.37 pm]. Clocks go forward one hour during the Easter Weekend. Mass on Easter Sunday will be the usual times of 9.00 am and 11.00 am.
Stations of the Cross
On Tuesday at 11.30 am at St. Margaret Mary, followed by a soup lunch - donations to Mary’s Meals.
The choir will be resuming on Sunday evenings from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm, starting from Sunday 7th February. All are welcome to join us, especially new members. We will be preparing music for the Easter liturgies and just enjoying being together and singing.
St Margaret Mary SVP
We are now, once again, collecting for food parcels for local families to be distributed during the week beginning Monday 14th March. Please check labels for 'best before' dates. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.
Pilgrimage to Rome
Places have become available on the parish pilgrimage to Rome this May. For more information, contact Gill at Tangney Tours on 01732 886666.
Young People — Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Year 11+ - A great week of faith, service, fun and friendship for the young people of our diocese, 21-30 July 2016. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2016. Book on-line now at www.castleriggmanor.co.uk/yatm-events. The parish will assist in funding this pilgrimage for any young person interested in attending.
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St. Patrick’s Day Entertainment
An evening of entertainment at St. Margaret Mary’s Parish Centre on Friday, 12th March from 7.30 pm with Rocking Rev Fr. Kevan Dorgan. Tickets available from behind the bar or from Paul Lovell.
Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative via the basket in the porch at Christ the King. We have been asked by Carlisle Food Bank if we can particularly supply items with a high protein content like UHT Milk, tinned meats and/or fish etc. There is a basket in the porch for items at Christ the King.
SVP Appeal at Christ the King
Any pre-decimal or unwanted foreign coins can be placed in the SVP box at Christ the King.
Will meet on Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room - this month ‘A taste of computers’.
Friends of St. Margaret Mary
A meeting in the church on Monday, 29th February, at 7.00 pm. If you would like to help with fundraising and social activities at St. Margaret Mary’s, please come along.
Women’s World Day of Prayer
On Friday 4th March at Our Lady & St. Joseph - the time is given as 2.30 pm. All welcome.
Murder in the Cathedral
The play by T. S. Eliot will be performed by Classic Theatre Cumbria, Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 March, Carlisle cathedral. In aid of the Mayor’s Charity. Details and tickets from email@example.com or 07970-673236.
Healing service for Holy Week
Hosted by the Cor et Lumen Christi community, Wigton, on Saturday 19th March from 8.15 pm at St Augustine’s. All are welcome. For more information, please call: 016973-45623 or 07516-075896, visit: www.coretlumenchristi.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renew your wonders
A Spring conference for the North, hosted by the Cor et Lumen Christi community, Wigton CA7 9HU, on 18th-20th March, with Damian Stayne. Healing miracles, inspiring teaching, powerful prayer ministry, joyful praise and intimate worship, eucharistic adoration, Mass. Donation only. To book or for more information, visit: www.coretlumenchristi.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call 016973-45623 / 07516-075896.
Carlisle Renewal Days
Monthly days of worship, prayer and praise. The next date is Saturday 5th March. To be held at St Edmund’s Church, Orton Rd, Carlisle. All welcome. Renewal days start at 11.00 am and finish around 4.00 pm. Please join us even if you cannot stay for the full day. Tea and coffee provided and please bring a contribution to a shared lunch. Contact Janice Wrench – 01768 868489.
Fr. Michael thanks you all for your offers of help and support - your encouragement is greatly appreciated.