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: January’s Draw winners are: 1st prize £25 17 Brian Johnston, 2nd prize £15 73
Livy Bremner, 3rd prize £10 92 Maura & Owen Gallagher. Winnings can be collected from
the school office or from me; Teresa Readman – I usually attend the Saturday evening
Last Week: we welcomed Year 6 from Our Lady and St Patrick’s, Maryport to class 3 to
share with us the work that they’d done for RE week and we in turn shared our work with
them. The visit was a great success with good opportunities for the children to learn from
each other, mix and meet; especially as we look toward them moving on to secondary
school. As a small school our staff in particular welcomed the chance to share good practice
and ideas. We hope to nurture this link and plan further exchanges.
This Week: Our year 3/4 Quicksticks hockey team, having won the Cockermouth area
schools tournament went forward to the Allerdale final held this week. The children were
very excited at the prospect and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament. We didn’t win this
time but were still full of enthusiasm for the game and are keen to compete in the future.
Cockermouth Music Society visited school and gave us our own private recital. I was
delighted with the response from the children; it was so obvious the enjoyment they got
from hearing live music. The musicians spoke very highly of our children and were most
impressed with their singing; the big finale being ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen.
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, to date I’ve received no letters or comments.
In the southern states of America there are many churches known as "answer back"
churches. When the preacher says something, the congregation naturally replies.
One Sunday, a preacher was speaking on what it would take for the church to become
better. He said "If this church is to become better, it must take up its bed and walk." The
congregation said, "Let it walk, Preacher, let it walk."
Encouraged by their response, he went further. "If this church is going to become better, it
will have to throw aside its hindrances and run!" The congregation replied, "Let it run,
Preacher, let it run!"
Now really into his message, he spoke more strongly. "If this church really wants to
become great, it will have to take up its wings and fly!"
"Let it fly, Preacher, let it fly!" the congregation shouted.
The preacher’s voice got louder. "If this church is going to fly, it will cost money!"
The congregation replied. "Let it walk, Preacher, let it walk."
Bulletin Notices (deadline Thursday) - Please send to Barbara Cunliffe
Email: [email protected] Tel: 01900 822664
St Joseph’s Church, Cockermouth
Linked with
Our Lady of the Lakes
and St Charles, Keswick
Parish Priest:
Fr Tom Singleton
Parish Bulletin 8 February 2015
5th Sunday in ordinary time (B)
Parish Mass Book p. 61
On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and
John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now
Simon’s mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and
they told him about her straightaway. He went to her,
took her by the hand and helped, her up. And the fever
left her and she began to wait on them. (Mark 1:29-31)
Feb 9
Feb 10
Feb 11
Feb 12
Week 5 of Ordinary Time
St Scholastica
Week 5 of Ordinary Time
6.45 pm Holy Souls
11.00 am Richard Taylor
9.30 am
9.30 am
9.30 am
9.30 am
Liturgy of the Word
Holy Souls
Liturgy of the Word
Bernard Riley
12 noon Funeral service Kathleen Edgar
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
Feb 13 Week 5 of Ordinary Time
Feb 14 VIGIL
6.45 pm People of the two parishes
Feb 15 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 11.00 am Private Intention
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 Kathleen Edgar who died recently
And for those whose anniversaries are at this time. May they rest in peace.
Offertory Collection Last Sunday: £463.73 Catholic Education Services £122.63
Ministers Next Weekend (Please arrange replacement if necessary)
K O’Hare, P Quirk
11am B McMullen, T Gleed
Eucharistic Ministers:
U Leonard, W Finn, J Rooney
11am P McDonald, P Brown, C Thompson
Maria Clifford
This weekend there will be an
appeal on behalf of the
Augustinian Missions.
Wednesday on 18th February –
Mass in Keswick at 9.30am and
in Cockermouth at 7.00pm
A second chance to see Fr Tom's
pictures of the pilgrimage walk
from 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.
Children’s Liturgy
We hope to organise
two extra Children's Liturgy meetings one on the 22nd February which will be
the first Sunday of Lent and one on the
29th March, Palm Sunday, as well as our
regular one on the 8th March.
Next meeting: Thursday
12th February at 2.00pm
in the presbytery.
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
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 Project: please remember to empty
your cardboard collection box.
First Holy Communion
If there are any children
who will be 8 years of age
or above at the start of
celebrating our First Holy
Communion on June 7th at the
11.00am Mass. Any names please to
me (Fr Tom) as soon as you can.
This is for new Ministers and
anyone who wants a
refresher. It will take place in the
presbytery on Tuesday 10th February at
7pm. Shouldn't take longer than an hour.
and 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
Where there is risk or difficulty
or failure
He is Hope
Where there is hurt and pain
He is Healing
Where there is love
He is.