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: December’s Draw winners are: 1st prize £25 91 Kathleen McNichol, 2nd prize
£15 79 Noelene Hunter, 3rd prize £10 50 Joanna Fleming. If you still haven’t got a number
and would like one just put £7 subscription for the remaining 7 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.
Last Week: The children have been learning about ‘Crosses’ and visited church on
Thursday to look at all the crosses there. The children really enjoyed the chance to have a
good look around the church building, led by Fr Tom. It was a great opportunity to look at
the Stations of the Cross prior to Lent and Easter when they’ll be studied at greater depth.
Dan Maher a blues guitarist from America visited school and Friday afternoon. He took a
few of our pupils who play or own a guitar and gave them a short tutorial. Toward the end
of the afternoon he also gave the children a performance of classic American blues guitar
music; a great experience for our children.
This Week: Year 6 from Our Lady and St Patrick’s, Maryport will be visiting our class 3 to
share with us the work that they did for RE week and we in turn will share with them what
we’ve been doing.
Section 48 RE Inspection: we are due to have our RE inspection from the diocese this
term. Included in the criteria for inspection is ‘community links’. We would welcome you
comments on our school parish links. These can be in the form of a letter addressed to either
the school or if you’d prefer directly to the inspection team. We hope some of you will find
the time to do this.
St Joseph’s Church, Cockermouth
Linked with
Our Lady of the Lakes
and St Charles, Keswick
Parish Priest:
Fr Tom Singleton
Parish Bulletin 1 February 2015
4th Sunday in ordinary time (B)
Parish Mass Book p. 59
North Lakes Foodbank Make That Change Event Friday 6th February at Whitehaven Golf club,
proceeds will be used to help support the work of the North Lakes Foodbank. It would be great to
see as many people there as possible to support this event which is unfolding to be what looks like a
great night. Many people are expected and the golf club does have a capacity policy, so please do
be there at 7pm prompt to get a seat and not be disappointed! Cost of entry £2. Doors open 7.00pm
Cafod and the Society of the Holy Child Sisters are pleased to be offering the 7th year of
'Step into the Gap' – a year out experience for 18-30 year olds. The programme offers
young adults a fully funded 10 month placement with a vibrant school chaplaincy or youth
ministry team in the UK. During their ten months they will also visit grassroot
development projects run by Cafod. As you read this, the current gap year volunteers are
visiting Cafod's programmes in Zimbabwe and Nicaragua. Closing date for applications is
23rd of February. For more information see
Bulletin Notices (deadline Thursday) - Please send to Barbara Cunliffe
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01900 822664
In their synagogue just then there was a man possessed
by an unclean spirit, and it shouted, ‘What do you want
with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy
us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus
said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the
unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a
loud cry went out of him. Mark 1:23-26
Jan 31 VIGIL
6.45 pm People of the two parishes
11.00 am Helen Taylor & family
Tues Feb 3 Week 4 of Ordinary Time
Wed Feb 4 Week 4 of Ordinary Time
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
9.30 am Jim Byrne
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
Thur Feb 5 St Agatha
9.30 am Marie Dobinson
Feb 6 SS Paul Miki & Companions
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
6.45 pm Holy Souls
11.00 am Richard Taylor
Rosary 9.10am on weekdays
Children’s Liturgy at Mass on the second Sunday of the month.
Parish Pastoral Group First Tuesday of the month 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, Betty Rushworth.
Also for those whose anniversaries are at this time. May they rest in peace.
Offertory Collection Last Sunday: £452.78
Mass Attendance: Vigil: 61
11.00am: 85
Ministers Next Weekend (Please arrange replacement if necessary)
W Finn, S Bober
11am C Joyce, A M Tiffin
Eucharistic Ministers:
M Tinnion, M Rooney, R Owens
11am E Walsh, J Gleed, C Proctor
Maria Clifford
This weekend:
Collection f o r C a t h o l i c
Education Services
Next weekend (February 7/8) there will be
an appeal at all the Masses on behalf of
the Augustinian Missions.
A second chance to see Fr
Tom's pictures of the
Canterbury to Rome – the
Via Francigena. This will be
at Neil & Shirley Forker's house (54
Fitz Rd), on Tuesday 17th February
at 7.00pm. There will be snacks
available. Bring a bottle if you wish.
Because of the limited space it is
first come, first served. There is a
list at the back of church for names
and contact telephone numbers.
The Parish Council AGM will be
held on Sunday 22 February after
the 11am mass. There are
vacancies for the posts of Chair,
Vice Chair and Secretary plus
members of the council. If you
wish to serve on the Parish
Council for the coming year please
complete the nomination form on
the church notice board.
Sat 7 Feb 8am CTiC prayer
meeting led by Christ Church
Sat 7 Feb 7pm in Brigham
Methodist Church 'Tethera', Cumbria's all
girl vocal harmony trio, present "Girls in
Green" an evening of popular classics,
easy listening, musical theatre and
jazz followed by 'posh puddings', £10 per
ticket. Accompanied children free. Tickets
available from Fiona Weakley 07584415511
or email [email protected]
CANDLEMAS followed by afternoon tea.
To help towards
raising £2,000 for
the ‘Hands On’ projects we are going to
hold a monthly “Home Produce Stall” after
Masses on 3rd weekend in month.
First will take place February 14/15th.
Any donations of ‘produce’ (in the widest
sense) will be gratefully accepted.
KITUI – our project supporting the water
programme. Could you please empty
your cardboard collection box, if you took
one home at the beginning of Advent. You
could continue to use it, if you open it
carefully! We have committed, as a
Parish, to give £2000 per year to this
ongoing project. A notice board has been
put up at the back of church, which has
more information about the project. A new
project will begin in April, and information
about that will be available shortly.
Lent Fast Day this year is
Friday 27th February
22nd FEB and MARCH 29th. Sponsor a
Suitcase Appeal. Coffee and cake available..
Further information can be obtained from Anne
on 01900 827404 or 07766497039. Your
continue support is always appreciated.
Thanks Anne
Keswick Choral Society
Choral Evensong at St Patrick's Church,
Patterdale on Sunday February 8th at 4.00pm
Also we are holding a coffee morning on
Saturday February 14th 10.30-12.30 in
Crosthwaite Parish Room ( next to the Co-op.).
Castlerigg Just to remind you that we
have our Follow meeting on Sunday, 1st
February, 6pm-8.30pm for young people,
years 9 and above. Food will be provided;
on the menu this time is Lasagne and
Garlic bread. Please let us know if you are
coming and let others know.