News 13th August 2017

Tea & Coffee:
in the Hall after 9.15am Mass

A candle was lit for the parish during the recent Diocesan pilgrimage and Holy Water from the Shrine is now available in the church porch, please decant the water from the large canister into your own smaller receptacles. Please do not remove the large canister. A variety of photographs and videos from the pilgrimage can be viewed on the parish facebook page. It is hoped to post photographs of pilgrims from the parish on the notice board at the back of church by next weekend.

Thank You:
Mgr Peter Cookson for celebrating daily Mass for us last week.

We wish all our children, students and teachers a very happy summer break. We also welcome those who are visiting the parish whilst on holiday. We hope that the sun shines on you all and that you feel the benefit of a good break away.

Thank you for last month’s contributions for the Cenacolo Food Bank. The boys send their love and are praying for you all. If anyone would like to learn more about the Community they will be giving testimony at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Centre on Wednesday 16th August at 7.00pm. From Darkness to Light.

Wednesday 6 September from 7-7:45pm at St Anne’s Westby. A guided liturgy followed by refreshments. Theme ‘that our world’s children will have the power to fulfil their dreams and flourish’

Cleator Pilrimage: 
on Sunday 10th September. Mass and blessing of the sick at 3pm. Please see the poster at the back of church for details. The youth are invited to walk in pilgrimage from Honister, across Haystacks into Ennerdale and then to Cleator starting from Castlerigg on Friday 8th September. For information about the walk please ring Fr. John at Castlerigg on 01768772711.

Catholic Certificate In Religious Studies 2017-2018:
If you are interested see poster at the back of church.

Burkina Faso: 
Thank you for the continued donations in response to our annual appeal to help the Bernardine Community increase their livestock in one of the poorest countries in the world. If you would like to donate please use one of the envelopes at the back of church and return via the offertory collection. The appeal will remain open until September when it is hoped to arrange a social evening to close our fund raising for this year.

St Joseph’s Care: 
Thank you to our team of telephone operators who ‘man’ our helpline 10 hours a day and to all our volunteers who give up their time to provide assistance in all sorts of ways when needed. Thank you too for your generous offerings to our after Mass collections. Please continue to support St Joseph’s Care as we strive to allow Christ to work through us so that we can make a real difference to those in need within our local community.

Remembrance Garden:  
The garden area has now been replanted with roses so a big thank you to our volunteers who have created a fitting memorial for all those whose Ashes are interred in the grounds.

Taking An Active Part In The Parish: 
Remember your talent is God’s gift to you and what you do with it is your gift to God. Please consider in what way you might be able to help the parish, practically, administratively or spiritually. Just drop your details in the Suggestion Box and someone will get in touch with you.

Used Postage Stamps And Supermarket Vouchers: 
Thank you for your continued donations of used postage stamps. St. Peter’s school are very grateful for all your support. The school will be collecting stamps for many years to come. The stamps provide a good source of revenue which is used to further enhance learning for the whole school. Thank you.

Suggestion Box: 
We welcome your comments and feedback. Please drop us your note in the box on the windowsill at the back of church.

Dates This Week:

  • Thursday 7.00pm Bell Ringing    
  • Friday 2.00pm Tea and Chat  
  • Friday 7.30pm Choir

Date For Your Diary: 

  • Friday 10th November Parish Ball