Thursday, 24 November 2016

Newsletter Items: 27th November 2016

Mass During the Seasons of Advent and Lent
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, invited priests last July to consider celebrating Holy Mass facing the same direction as the congregation from the first Sunday of Advent. Having given this invitation serious prayerful thought, it is my intention to face the same direction as the people during the Eucharistic Prayer and Communion Rite  [the way we celebrate Holy Mass on Friday evenings at St. Margaret Mary and on our parish feast day]. Mass will be celebrated in this way during the season of Advent and the season of Lent. Outside those seasons [i.e. Christmas, Easter and Ordinary Time] we will revert to the orientation where the priest faces in the opposite direction to the congregation. An information sheet is available for you to take away.  There will be an opportunity to reflect on this way of celebrating Holy Mass on Tuesday 13th December at 7.30 pm at Christ the King to which all are invited.  Thank you to those who came along on Wednesday evening.

Novena of Masses for Deceased Relatives and Friends
The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls concludes on Monday.

The Friday Club - Youth Group
Young people from Years 6,7,8 are invited to ‘The Friday Club’ on Friday 2nd December in St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre.  The evening begins at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.  Cost £2.

SVP Mass for the Sick and Housebound
This will be held at Christ the King on Tuesday 6th December at 2.00 pm.  Refreshments will follow in Harraby Catholic Club. All are welcome.  The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated during this Mass.

Festival Choir
Meets on Sunday evening. We would welcome more people to join us as we get ready for Advent and Christmas.  Why not come along and see what goes on? 

St. Margaret Mary SVP Food Distribution
Tinned meats and fruit are especially welcome. It is hoped to distribute parcels the week beginning 12th December so please check 'best before' dates.

Attendance and Figures
74+76+88 = 238 were at Mass last weekend.  If you notice someone missing from Mass  - why not give them a call to check they’re ok during the winter months?  Thank you for your offering last weekend of £430.42 + £216.87 = £647.29.

Noodle Night at Margaret Mary
Thank you to all who supported this event - over £300 was raised for the Parish Building and Maintenance Fund.

Readers’ Workshop
Fr John Millar will lead a workshop for Readers on Saturday, 3 December at Waterton Hall OL&SJ from 11.00 am - 2.30 pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please take a packed lunch.  All readers in the parish are encouraged to go along.

Christmas Flower Demonstration in Aid of Mary’s Meals
John Dalton will give a flower demonstration on Thursday, 1 December from 7.00 - 9.00 pm in St Augustine’s church social room, Waverley Road CA3 9JU. Tickets will be £5 and include a glass of wine or juice. All proceeds to Mary’s Meals. Tickets on sale from Sarah Hinde - tel:016977-42650.

Mass Times
Advent should be an opportunity to deepen our relationship with the Lord.  Two additional Masses are celebrated in this season - why not make an effort to attend Mass during the week?

Fr. Michael on Inspection
Fr. Michael will be away on Wednesday and Thursday this week at St. Bernard’s Catholic High School in Barrow-in-Furness.

Christmas Mass Times
Saturday 24th December - Vigil Masses
St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm [Carols from 6.00]
Christ the King 10.00 pm [Carols from 9.30]
Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day 
St. Margaret Mary 8.00 am
Christ the King 10.00 am
The 8.00 am Christmas Morning Mass is for those who would appreciate an early Mass on Christmas Morning.

Cumberland Infirmary Chaplaincy — Can You Help? 
The ecumenical Voluntary Chaplaincy at the Cumberland Infirmary seeks more Catholic support. Fr Jim Allen, our Catholic Chaplain, envisages a commitment of about two hours weekly, variable according to availability. Support will be provided. Please speak to Sr. Maureen if you are interested in this opportunity.

Open Day at the Cenacolo Community 
The Cenacolo Community at Dodding Green, Mealbank near Kendal, is holding its pre-Christmas Open Day for Friends of the Community, on Saturday 3 December, from 10.00 am and concluding with an open air nativity presentation at about 4.30 pm, weather permitting! All welcome. 

Pastoral Letter
This weekend we have a pastoral letter from Bishop Michael Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster.

Eden Valley Hospice - Light Up a Light.
The annual ‘Light Up a Life Service’, will be held in the grounds of the Hospice on Sunday, 4th December at 3.30 pm.  The annual Carol Service in Carlisle’s Anglican Cathedral will take place on Friday, 9th December at 7.30 pm.

Christmas Tree Festival
Due to a poor response from parishioners last year, it was decided that there would be no Christmas Tree Festival at Christ the King this year.  Thank you to those who helped organise the festival over the past two years.

Parish Carol Service
Will take place on the evening of Sunday 11th December with refreshments afterwards in the Presbytery at Christ the King.  All welcome.



Mass Intentions and Events: 27th November 2016


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Newsletter Items: 26th November 2016

Mass During the Seasons of Advent and Lent
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, invited priests last July to consider celebrating Holy Mass facing the same direction as the congregation from the first Sunday of Advent. Having given this invitation serious prayerful thought, it is my intention to face the same direction as the people during the Eucharistic Prayer and Communion Rite  [the way we celebrate Holy Mass on Friday evenings at St. Margaret Mary and on our parish feast day]. I intend to celebrate Mass in this way during the season of Advent and the season of Lent. Outside those seasons [i.e. Christmas, Easter and Ordinary Time] we will revert to the current orientation, where the priest faces in the opposite direction to the congregation. An information sheet will be available this weekend [which you are all invited to take away with you] and I will discuss this as part of our weekly parish catechesis [Vino et Veritas] on Wednesday 23rd November.

Novena of Masses for Deceased Relatives and Friends
A novena of Masses will be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends - the Holy Souls List - during November.  Please write names on a piece of paper and enclose in an envelope marked ‘Holy Souls November List’ with your donation and hand in as soon as possible.

Blessing of Graves
Thank you to all who attended and prayed for those buried in Upperby Cemetery.

Novena for Forgiveness
Sunday evening at 5.00 pm at Christ the King. It concludes this weekend with the Solemnity of Christ the King with Solemn Benediction.

The Friday Club - Youth Group
Young people from Years 6,7,8 are invited to ‘The Friday Club’ on Friday 2nd December in St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre.  The evening begins at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.  Cost £2.

SVP Mass for the Sick and Housebound
This will be held at Christ the King on Tuesday 6th December at 2.00 pm.  Refreshments will follow in Harraby Catholic Club. All are welcome.  The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated during this Mass.

Festival Choir
Meets on Sunday evening. We would welcome more people to join us as we get ready for Advent and Christmas.  Why not come along and see what goes on? 

St. Margaret Mary SVP Food Distribution
Tinned meats and fruit are especially welcome. It is hoped to distribute parcels the week beginning 12th December so please check 'best before' dates.

Pax et Bonum Prayer Group
On Friday evenings between 5.00 pm and 
7.30 pm, a Polish prayer group gather at Christ the King church. Prayer for adults in the church and children in the parish room.

Attendance and Figures
54 + 62 + 94 = 210 were at Mass last weekend.  If you notice someone missing from Mass  - why not give them a call to check they’re ok during the winter months?  Thank you for your offering last weekend of £453.67 + £266.15  = £719.82.

Noodle Night at Margaret Mary
On Tuesday 22nd November from 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.  Tickets are £5 and available from the centre - proceeds in aid of the Building and Maintenance Fund.  Please come along.

The Sacristy at St. Margaret Mary
The sacristy at St. Margaret Mary will shortly be undergoing a process of refurbishment which includes some improvements to lighting, better storage for the sacred vestments, redecoration and new flooring. This may cause some disruption to normal routines and a certain disharmony to familiar areas.  Please be patient during this work which is undertaken for the glory of God and the Blessed Mother.  Contributions towards this project can be made through the Building and Maintenance fund envelopes.

Vino et Veritas
Come and learn more about your faith over a glass of wine [non-alcoholic beverages will also be available]. Wednesday evening catechesis at Christ the King beginning at 7.30 pm.  The topic for this part of the year is ‘What’s the Mass really about?’  All are welcome to come along. 

Readers’ Workshop
Fr John Millar will lead a workshop for Readers on Saturday 3 December at Waterton Hall OL&SJ from 11.00 am - 2.30 pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please take a packed lunch.  All readers in the parish are encouraged to go along.

SVP Mass for Deceased Members
This will be held at Our Lady & St. Joseph, Warwick Square on Thursday 24th November at 6.00 pm.  All are welcome to come along.

Christmas Flower Demonstration in Aid of Mary’s Meals
John Dalton will give a flower demonstration on Thursday 1 December from 7.00 - 9.00 pm in St Augustine’s church social room, Waverley Road CA3 9JU. Tickets will be £5 and include a glass of wine or juice. All proceeds to Mary’s Meals. Tickets on sale from Sarah Hinde - tel:016977 42650.

Confession
As the Year of Mercy comes to a close - please think about going to Confession. Frequent confession is good for you…and the world.  Its a bit like dusting the house: a little often is better than trying to do it all at once.  

Eucharistic Adoration
Please note the ‘winter’ time for adoration at Christ the King of 5.30 pm.

Christmas Mass Times
Saturday 24th December - Vigil Masses
St. Margaret Mary 6.30 pm [Carols from 6.00]
Christ the King 10.00 pm [Carols from 9.30]
Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day 
St. Margaret Mary 8.00 am
Christ the King 10.00 am
The 8.00 am Christmas Morning Mass is for those who would appreciate an early Mass on Christmas Morning.


Mass Intentions & Events: 20th November 2016


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Newsletter Items: 13th November 2016

Mass During the Seasons of Advent and Lent
Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, invited priests last July to consider celebrating Holy Mass facing the same direction as the congregation from the first Sunday of Advent. Having given this invitation serious prayerful thought, it is my intention to face the same direction as the people during the Eucharistic Prayer and Communion Rite  [the way we celebrate Holy Mass on Friday evenings at St. Margaret Mary and on our parish feast day]. I intend to celebrate Mass in this way during the season of Advent and the season of Lent. Outside those seasons [i.e. Christmas, Easter and Ordinary Time] we will revert to the current orientation where the priest faces in the opposite direction to the congregation. An information sheet will be available next weekend [which you are all invited to take away with you] and I will discuss this as part of our weekly parish catechesis [Vino et Veritas] on Wednesday 23rd November.

Deanery Mass for Deceased Clergy
This year, St Augustine’s is hosting this Mass on Tuesday 15 November at 11.00 am. All parishioners are warmly invited – indeed encouraged! – to attend. There will be no Mass in the parish that day - please do attend.

Novena of Masses for Deceased Relatives and Friends
A novena of Masses will be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends - the Holy Souls List - during November.  Please write names on a piece of paper and enclose in an envelope marked ‘Holy Souls November List’ with your donation and hand in as soon as possible.

Blessing of Graves
At 3.00 pm on Saturday 19th November [weather permitting].  Please come along to Upperby Cemetery for the annual prayers for those buried in Upperby Cemetery and the blessing of graves.

Novena for Forgiveness
Sunday evening at 5.00 pm at Christ the King. It concludes next weekend with the Solemnity of Christ the King with Solemn Benediction.

The Friday Club - Youth Group
Young people from Years 6,7,8 are invited to ‘The Friday Club’ on Friday 18th November in St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre.  The evening begins at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.  Cost £2.

SVP Mass for the Sick and Housebound
This will be held at Christ the King on Tuesday 6th December at 2.00 pm.  Refreshments will follow in Harraby Catholic Club. All are welcome.  The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated during this Mass.

Festival Choir
Meets on Sunday evening. We would welcome more people to join us as we get ready for Advent and Christmas.  Why not come along and see what goes on? 

St. Margaret Mary SVP Food Distribution
Tinned meats and fruit are especially welcome. It is hoped to distribute parcels the week beginning 12th December so please check 'best before' dates.

Pax et Bonum Prayer Group
On Friday evenings between 5.00 pm and 7.30 pm, a Polish prayer group gather at Christ the King church. Prayer for adults in the church and children in the parish room.

Attendance and Figures
54 + 62 + 94 = 210 were at Mass last weekend.  If you notice someone missing from Mass  - why not give them a call to check they’re ok during the winter months?  Thank you for your offering last weekend of £453.67 + £266.15  = £719.82.

Carlisle Walsingham Pilgrimage 2017
The cost of this pilgrimage is £250 and includes accommodation, most meals, tips and coach travel. If you would like to know more about joining our pilgrimage from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April 2017, please contact Jo Muter for further information. Mrs. Jo Muter - Tel: 524087   email: jemuter47@gmail.com

The Sacristy at St. Margaret Mary
The sacristy at St. Margaret Mary will shortly be undergoing a process of refurbishment which includes some improvements to lighting, better storage for the sacred vestments, redecoration and new flooring. This may cause some disruption to normal routines and a certain disharmony to familiar areas.  Please be patient during this work which is undertaken for the glory of God and the Blessed Mother.  Contributions towards this project can be made through the Building and Maintenance fund envelopes.

Vino et Veritas
Come and learn more about your faith over a glass of wine [non-alcoholic beverages will also be available]. Wednesday evening catechesis at Christ the King next meets on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30 pm.  The topic for this part of the year is ‘What’s the Mass really about?’  All are welcome to come along. 

Readers’ Workshop
Fr John Millar will lead a workshop for Readers on Saturday 3 December at Waterton Hall OL&SJ from 11.00 am - 2.30 pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please take a packed lunch.  All readers in the parish are encouraged to go along.

SVP Mass for Deceased Members
This will be held at Our Lady & St. Joseph, Warwick Square on Thursday 24th November at 6.00 pm. All are welcome to come along.

Christmas Flower Demonstration in Aid of Mary’s Meals
John Dalton will give a flower demonstration on Thursday 1 December from 7.00 - 9.00pm in St Augustine’s church social room, Waverley Road CA3 9JU. Tickets will be £5 and include a glass of wine or juice. All proceeds to Mary’s Meals. Tickets on sale from Sarah Hinde - Tel: 016977-42650.

Confession
As the Year of Mercy comes to a close - please think about going to Confession. Frequent confession is good for you…and the world.  Its a bit like dusting the house: a little often is better than trying to do it all at once.  

Eucharistic Adoration

Please note the ‘winter’ time for adoration at Christ the King of 5.30 pm.

Mass Intentions & Events : 13th November 2016


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Newsletter Items: 6th November 2016

Novena of Masses for Deceased Relatives and Friends
A novena of Masses will be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends - the Holy Souls List - during November.  Please write names on a piece of paper and enclose in an envelope marked ‘Holy Souls November List’ with your donation and hand in as soon as possible.

Novena for Forgiveness
Sunday evening at 5.00 pm at Christ the King.

The Friday Club - Youth Group
Young people of the parish of secondary school age are invited to ‘The Friday Club’ on Friday 18th November in St. Margaret Mary Parish Community Centre.  The evening begins at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.  Cost £2.

Festival Choir
The choir will be meeting on Sunday's from 7.00 pm, beginning on Sunday 30th October, at Christ the King. We would welcome more people to join us as we get ready for Advent and Christmas.  Why not come along on the 30th and see what goes on? 

St. Margaret Mary SVP Food Distribution
Tinned meats and fruit are especially welcome. It is hoped to distribute parcels the week beginning 12th December so please check 'best before' dates.

Pax et Bonum Prayer Group
On Friday evenings between 5.00 and 7.30 pm a Polish prayer group gather at Christ the King church.  Prayer for adults in the church and children in the parish room.

Attendance and Figures
70 + 79 + 92 = 241 were at Mass last weekend.  Thank you for your offering of £433.70 + £237.20  = £670.90.

Carlisle Walsingham Pilgrimage 2017
Each year since 1954 members of parishes in Carlisle and district have joined together and gone on pilgrimage to the National shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, in Norfolk. The cost of £250 includes accommodation, most meals, tips and coach travel. If you would like to know more about joining our pilgrimage from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April 2017, please contact Jo Muter for further information on:     01228 524087or email: jemuter47@gmail.com.

Children's Liturgy at St. Margaret Mary
Children's Liturgy are in need of six new Angel costumes for our Christmas celebrations.
If anyone has any sewing skills and spare time, please see a member of the children's liturgy team to discuss. 

Deanery Mass for Deceased Clergy
This year, St Augustine’s is hosting this Mass on Tuesday 15 November at 11.00 am. All parishioners are warmly invited – indeed encouraged! – to attend.  There will be no Mass in the parish that day - please do attend.

Sacrament of the Sick
Please request the sacrament of the sick in good time for loved ones who are sick.  We have had a number of people pass away without there being recourse to a priest.  A priest is always willing to attend no matter what time of day or night to someone who requires this sacrament and to grant absolution.  Please contact Fr. Michael directly rather than via the sisters.

Building and Maintenance Fund
Please be kind enough to contribute each month using the envelopes provided.  Thank you for your generous donations for the month of October - from Christ the King £6,797.03 and St. Margaret Mary £160.  The total for this fund so far is £7,715.37.

Life — Local Centre Now Open
The centre will be open second Monday of each month, commencing 14 November, from 12 noon - 2.00 pm at Waterton Hall, Warwick Square. Professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives, carers and teachers could also benefit from the extensive support available and will be very welcome.
More information is available by contacting Life locally on 07501-064876 or email north.cumbria@lifecharity.org.uk.

Vino et Veritas
Come and learn more about your faith over a glass of wine [non-alcoholic beverages will also be available].  Wednesday evening catechesis at Christ the King next meets on Wednesday 16th November at 7.30 pm.  The topic for this part of the year is ‘What’s the Mass really about?’  All are welcome to come along. 

Readers’ Workshop
Fr John Millar will lead a workshop for Readers on Saturday 3 December at Waterton Hall OL&SJ from 11.00 am - 2.30 pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please take a packed lunch.  All readers in the parish are encouraged to go along.

SVP Mass for Deceased Members
This will be held at Our Lady & St. Joseph, Warwick Square on Thursday 24th November at 6.00 pm. All are welcome to come along.

Fire & Light
Inspirational input, Adoration, Praise & Worship, and Prayer Ministry on Wednesday 9 November at Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton, CA7 9HU; Mass at 7.00 pm, meeting starts 8.00 pm - All Welcome! No booking required. For more information: Web: www.coretlumenchristi.org  Email: stcuthberts@coretlumenchristi.org  Tel: 016973 45623 or 07516 075896.

Christmas Flower Demonstration in Aid of Mary’s Meals
John Dalton will give a flower demonstration on Thursday 1 December from 7.00 - 9.00 pm in St Augustine’s church social room, Waverley Road CA3 9JU. Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine or juice. All proceeds to Mary’s Meals. See the poster. Tickets on sale from Sarah Hinde: 016977-42650.

Christmas Mass Times
In case you are wondering…
24th December - Vigil Mass at St. Margaret Mary at 6.30 pm [Carol Singing from 6.00 pm], Mass during the Night at Christ the King at 10.00 pm [with Carols from 9.30 pm].  25th December - Mass on Christmas Morning at 10.00 am at Christ the King.  

Confession

As the Year of Mercy comes to a close - please think about going to Confession. Frequent confession is good for you…and the world.

Mass Intentions & Events: 6th November 2016