Friday, 12 May 2017

Newsletter Items: 14th May 2017

Book Sale for Lourdes Fund
During the month of May a wide range of second hand books are on sale at the back of St. Margaret Mary. The purchase is simple: make a donation and take as many as you want - if you don’t want any, then make a donation and then take some to a charity shop.  Funds raised will go towards helping Will and Robbie meet their costs for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Attendance and Figures
There were 68+62+102 = 232 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £327.20 + £233.61 = £560.81.

Welcome Back
We welcome back Fr Norman for the next couple of weekends.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative through contributing and putting your offerings in the basket at the back of Christ the King. If we could supply especially UHT milk, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, pasta sauce. High Protein food such as tinned meat, tuna etc are also much appreciated.

Ga’an Away
Fr Michael is away until Friday 2nd June.  If you require a priest in an emergency, please contact the dean, Fr Jim Allen at St. Bede’s on 521704.  

Knights of St. Columba
We have a very active Knights of St. Columba in Carlisle.  I would encourage all the men of the parish to consider joining the Knights of St. Columba to assist you in the living out of your Catholic faith. Don’t just watch from the sidelines - get involved….

Mass at Newman
Parishioners are welcome to join the school for the celebration of Holy Mass on Friday mornings.  For information on how to access the room used for Mass, please have a word with Fr. Michael.

Monastic Experience
QUARR ABBEY: Monastic Experience Weekend for Catholic men 18-35. An opportunity to sample monastic life in the Benedictine tradition. Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017. novicemaster@quarr.org. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
This will take place between 26th to 29th Sept 2017 at a cost of £265. For more details, please call Paul Briers on 01946 834834. 

The Art of Dying Well 
A website offering a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death & dying. Based in the Catholic tradition, but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life. Visit: www.artofdyingwell.org. 

Honouring Our Blessed Mother in May
The Holy Rosary will be recited after the celebration of each weekday Mass during Lent.
There will be a Rosary Procession and crowning of the image of Our Lady after Mass at St. Margaret on Sunday 14th May to mark the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.

Spaces on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Northern Star Travel have a group booked to travel to Lourdes by coach, which co-insides with the Lancaster diocese. They currently have 14 places available. Lourdes by coach departing from Preston 20th July for 10 days, no overnight travel, staying at the 4* Hotel Paradis Lourdes at a cost of £600 per person sharing, £775 in single room. For further information, please contact Ged Conroy on 01772 728071 or Northern Star Travel on 0161 773 2115.

Carlisle Weekday Mass Times
Bishop Campbell has asked that weekday Mass times in other churches be published in newsletters, especially if a priest is going to be away since ‘Eucharistic Services’ are not permitted during the week.

Christ the King
Monday 9.00 am, Thursday 9.00 am
St Margaret Mary
Tuesday 7.00 pm, Wednesday 9.15 am, Friday 7.00 pm

Our Lady & St. Joseph
Monday 12.00 noon, Tuesday 10.00 am, Wednesday 12.00 noon, Thursday 10.00 am and Friday 12.00 noon

St. Bede’s
Wednesday 8.00 am, Thursday 7.00 pm, Friday 9.15 am

St. Edmund’s
Tuesday 7.00 pm 

Our Lady & St. Wilfrid Warwick Bridge
Tuesday 7.00 pm

St. Augustine’s

Monday 10.00 am, Wednesday 7.30 pm, Thursday 9.00 am, Friday 9.00 am

These are, of course, subject to change for a variety of reasons [e.g. funeral Masses].  Check before you travel.


Cor et Lumen Christi Encounter weekend
This event has been CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond their control. They apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment caused. They will let you know when they are holding our next event. Cor et Lumen Christi Community, Wigton. 

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
There will be another ‘intensive’ viewing of this powerful series on Saturday 17th June 2017 between 11.00 am and 4.30 pm for those unable to attend previously.  Sign up in coming weeks.
Please note that the date has changed due to a diary clash.

Free Concert at St. Augustine’s
Cantonelle Ladies Choir will perform a concert in St Augustine’s church, CA3 9JU on Friday 9th June at 7.30 pm. Entry is free, but donations to Carlisle Key will be welcomed. 

Called to be Extra Ordinary
If you feel called to the priesthood, contact the Vocations Team. If you are over 21 contact Fr. Darren Carden 01229 471405 or 07552 795060. 

Prayers for Newman School new site

Negotiations continue regarding a new site for Newman School.  Please pray through the intercession of St. Joseph and Blessed John Henry Newman that these negotiations are successful.  Perhaps pray your daily rosary for this intention?

Mass Intentions & Events: 14th May 2017


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Newsletter Items: 7th May 2017

Thank you
For all who assisted with the refurbishment project at the Parish Centre.

Attendance and Figures
There were 77+64+101 = 242 at Mass last weekend. Thank you for your offering of £441.86 + £253.50 = £695.36. Thank you also for Building Fund contributions of £261.50 + £116 = £377.50.

Carlisle Food Bank
Please continue to support this worthy initiative through contributing and putting your offerings in the basket at the back of Christ the King. If we could supply especially UHT milk, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, pasta sauce. High Protein food such as tinned meat, tuna etc are also much appreciated.

Ga’an Away
Advanced warning that Fr. Michael will be taking a break from the parish (you probably need a break from him….) from Monday 15th May until Friday 2nd June. 

Knights of St. Columba
We have a very active Knights of St. Columba in Carlisle. I would encourage all the men of the parish to consider joining the Knights of St. Columba to assist you in the living out of your Catholic faith. Don’t just watch from the sidelines - get involved….

Outreach Worker 
Our Lady of Furness, Barrow is seeking to employ a committed practising Roman Catholic as a Parish Outreach Worker. The role will be primarily to support, develop and implement the parish mission in all aspects of the Gospel. The post is for 21 hours per week with a salary of £10,952.00 pa. For more info, please call: 01229 820210 or email: office@olof.org.uk. Closing date Thursday 4th May 2017. 

Mass at Newman
Parishioners are welcome to join the school for the celebration of Holy Mass on Friday mornings.  For information on how to access the room used for Mass, please have a word with Fr. Michael.

Monastic Experience
QUARR ABBEY: Monastic Experience Weekend for Catholic men 18-35. An opportunity to sample monastic life in the Benedictine tradition. Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017. novicemaster@quarr.org. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham
This will take place between 26th to 29th Sept 2017 at a cost of £265. For more details, please call Paul Briers on 01946 834834. 

The Art of Dying Well 
A website offering a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death & dying. Based in the Catholic tradition, but open to all, it features real-life stories about dealing with the journey through death to eternal life.  Visit: www.artofdyingwell.org. 

Honouring Our Blessed Mother in May
The Holy Rosary will be recited after the celebration of each weekday Mass during Lent. There will be a Rosary Procession and crowning of the image of Our Lady after Mass at St. Margaret on Sunday 14th May to mark the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.

Spaces on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Northern Star Travel have a group booked to travel to Lourdes by coach, which co-insides with the Lancaster diocese. They currently have 14 places available. Lourdes by coach departing from Preston 20th July for 10 days, no overnight travel, and staying at the 4* Hotel Paradis Lourdes at a cost of £600 per person sharing, £775 in single room. For further information, please contact Ged Conroy on 01772 728071 or Northern Star Travel on 0161 773 2115.

Donations to Mary’s Meals
Thank you to all who participated in the Lenten Lunches in aid of ‘Mary’s Meals’.  A donation of £100 was sent from St. Margaret Mary and £160 from Christ the King. 

Music at Christ the King
What with Greg away en vacance and Karen on maternity leave [Congratulations to her and Stephen on the birth of Alexander Nicholas…] we’ll be relying on the lungs God has given us for a few weeks….sing up soldiers!

Carlisle Renewal Days – Monthly Days of Worship, Prayer and Praise 
The next date is Saturday April 29th.  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 but please bring a contribution to a shared lunch. For further information, please contact Janice Wrench on 01768 868489.

Carlisle Weekday Mass Times
Bishop Campbell has asked that weekday Mass times in other churches be published in newsletters, especially if a priest is going to be away, since ‘Eucharistic Services’ are not permitted during the week.

Christ the King
Monday 9.00 am, Thursday 9.00 am\

St Margaret Mary
Tuesday 7.00 pm, Wednesday 9.15 am, 
Friday 7.00 pm

Our Lady & St. Joseph
Monday 12.00 noon, Tuesday 10.00 am, Wednesday 12.00 noon, Thursday 10.00 am, Friday 12.00 noon

St. Bede’s
Wednesday 8.00 am, Thursday 7.00 pm, Friday 9.15 am

St. Edmund’s
Tuesday 7.00 pm 

Our Lady & St. Wilfrid Warwick Bridge
Tuesday 7.00 pm

St. Augustine’s

Monday 10.00 am, Wednesday 7.30 pm, Thursday 9.00 am, Friday 9.00 am

These are, of course, subject to change for a variety of reasons [e.g. funeral Masses].  Check before you travel.

Cor et Lumen Christi Encounter weekend
ENCOUNTER - Experience the loving presence of Jesus on Sat 20th - Sun 21st May 2017 at Cor et Lumen Christi, Wigton, CA7 9HU - DONATION ONLY EVENT.  All welcome.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

There will be another ‘intensive’ viewing of this powerful series on Saturday 10th June 2017 between 11.00 am and 4.30 pm for those unable to attend previously.  Sign up in coming weeks.

Mass Intentions & Events: 7th May 2017