St Joseph's Church, Cockermouth St Joseph's Church, Cockermouth

Parishes of St Joseph, Cockermouth and Our Lady & St Charles, Keswick
Presbytery: Crown Street, Cockermouth CA13 0EJ Tel: 01900 822121
Mobile: 07808 061016 Email: [email protected]
St Joseph’s Parish Hall Bookings: Carole Thompson Tel: 01900 268853
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School: 01900 829859
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School News
100 Club: November’s Draw winners are: 1st prize £25 51 Ellie Fagan, 2nd prize £15 64 Peter
Brown, 3rd prize £10 11 Kathy Hick. If you still haven’t got a number and would like one just put £8
subscription for the remaining 8 draws in an envelope with your name and a contact telephone
number. Hand your subscription in to Mike Rooney, Phil Taylor or me; Teresa Readman. Winnings
can be collected from the school office or from me; Teresa Readman – I usually attend the Saturday
evening mass.
This Week: Monday’s coffee afternoon was a great success and it was great to see an number of
parishioners there. The children enjoyed showing friends and family around to marvel at their
fabulous artwork. £123 was raised for the Anthony Nolan Trust. Years three and four had a great
time at the Cockermouth Schools Quicksticks hockey tournament. One of our teams winning all their
matches gave much pleasure, especially for Mr Newton who’d trained the teams in preparation for
the event.
Next Week: Class 3 will be joining other Catholic Primary Schools at St Joseph’s in Workington for
an advent service. Rehearsals start in earnest for the Christmas play. Christmas Toddlers is on
Friday 5th December 9.15-10.45 in the school hall. All carers and toddlers welcome, £1.50 per family
with refreshments.
St Joseph’s Church, Cockermouth
Linked with
Our Lady of the Lakes
and St Charles, Keswick
Parish Priest:
Fr Tom Singleton
Parish Bulletin 30 November 2014
Parish Mass book p. 26
CAFOD PROJECT The work in Kitui is going to cost £206,500. That's what's needed to pay
for tools, construction materials and transportation. To provide specialist engineering
support. To cover the cost of training for the community. And to pay for seeds and saplings.
Without that money the people of Kitui cannot do the work and this essential project will
never be completed.
That's why they need us alongside them. By making a regular donation we can directly fund
this life-changing work. Throughout the life of the project we will be kept regularly updated
on how it's progressing. Then, once the target is reached, and we've seen the people of
Kitui complete their project, we hope to continue our commitment and start following another
equally vital Hands On project.
We will receive three progress updates a year by post as well as regular email highlights
with news and pictures direct from Kitui. We can also keep in touch through Cafod's website
and through Facebook and Twitter.
We believe this is a worthwhile venture for us as a Parish. It is a real opportunity to be
involved in a project which will change lives. To see how our donations are being used. To
get to know the people we're supporting. And share in the fruit of their labour.
Isaiah 64:1 (First Reading)
Bulletin Notices (deadline Thursday) - Please send to Barbara Cunliffe
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01900 822664
Sat Nov 29 VIGIL
6.45 pm People of the two parishes
11.00 Robert Frank Hadley
Mon Dec 1 Week 1 of Advent
Tues Dec 2 Week 1 of Advent
Wed Dec 3 St Francis Xavier
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
9.30 am Theresa Kelly
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
Thur Dec 4 Week 1 of Advent
9.30 am Terence Connolly
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
Dec 5 Week 1 of Advent
Sat Dec 6 VIGIL
6.45 pm Sandrina Jenkinson
11.00 Thomas Pye
Special Collection this weekend
for the Poor Missions fund, which
supports small and needy parishes.
Sat 6 December
10.00-12.00pm Church Hall
Helpers needed to set up stalls on
Friday evening at 6.00pm.
Items for stalls can be brought to
weekday Masses or delivered to the
presbytery by prior arrangement - Tel
822121. Donations of mince pies also
needed to serve with tea & coffee on
the day (they can be left with Fr Tom).
Tuesday 16th December 6.30pm
Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting
are now available at the back of church.
Senior Parishioners’ Anointing
Service and Christmas Party
All Senior Parishioners are
cordially invited to an anointing
service and Christmas Tea. This will be
held on Sunday 7th December at 2.30pm
in the church followed by tea in the
hall. Please sign up on the list at the back
of church and indicate if you need a lift.
Rosary 9.10am on weekdays
Children’s Liturgy at Mass each Sunday of Advent.
Parish Pastoral Group Next meeting: Tuesday 13 January at 6.45pm in the
presbytery. New members always welcome. Just come along. Requests for visits
can be made to Michael Mapleton on 826423 or Shirley Forker on 268079
Scripture Group (Sunday Readings): Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the presbytery
All welcome.
Enquirers' group (RCIA) Fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the presbytery
PLEASE PRAY FOR : Our sick and housebound: Errol Nixon, Hilary Whelan,
Margerie Hornsby, Peter Swinburn, Bernard Simmons, Jo Simmons, Bernard
Coker, Colin Coates, Michael Cain, Paula Silk, Harry Armstrong, Ted Lord,
Angela Ryan, Lisa Maria Rainford, John Clifford.
Also for those whose anniversaries are at this time. May they rest in peace.
Thursday 11 December 2-4pm
St Herbert's Social Centre, Keswick
£5.00 entrance fee to include a selection of
sandwiches and cakes with unlimited tea
and coffee. We hope this will be a very social
afternoon - there will be a cake stall, nearly
new stall, raffle, Christmas table decorations to
purchase and live piano music.
Sat 6 Dec 8.00am CTiC Prayer
Meeting led by Kings Church
Sat 6 Dec 9:30–11:30am Coffee morning at
Christ Church rooms
Sun 7 Dec 7:15-8:30pm NISCU ‘N:Joy youth
event’ at Christ Church, Cockermouth aimed at
anyone aged 11-18
Current Appeal: Tinned Fish
Fruit Juice UHT 1 litre
Jam (not home-made)
Our 'Light up a Life' services are
events where people can come
together to celebrate the lives of
loved ones they have lost. We invite you
to join us at one of the following:
Sun 7th December St John's, Workington
3pm, St John's church Cleator Moor 3pm.
Sunday 14th December Methodist church
Cockermouth 2pm.
Sofa going free to good home.
See Clare Broad.
Offertory Collection Last Sunday: £390.85 Youth Services: £122.63
Mass Attendance: Vigil: 51 11.00am: 90
Ministers Next Weekend (Please arrange replacement if necessary)
M Rooney, B Cunliffe
11am M Rooney, W Finn, J Rooney
Eucharistic Ministers:
S Wainwright, J Rainford
P Cass, J Gleed, M Hadley
Christmas Carols at 3pm on Sunday 14
December. All are most welcome.
Follow – monthly youth gathering at
Castlerigg, for those in upper high school
and older. The next meeting is on Sunday
7 December, 6.30-8.30pm.
Please let us know if you are coming to
either of these events - phone 72711 or
email [email protected]
Sunday 21 December 6.00pm
We are busily preparing one
of the musical highlights of our
parish's year! You are very welcome to join
the choir for this occasion; all we ask is that
you attend at least two of our three
rehearsals after 11am Mass on Sundays
7th, 14th and 21st December. Bring your
voice and a smile!