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] Website: www.cockermouthandkeswickcatholicchurch.co.uk St Joseph’s Parish Hall Bookings: Carole Thompson Tel: 01900 268853 St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School: 01900 829859 Website: www.st-josephs-cockermouth.cumbria.sch.uk 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 mass. 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 PLEASE KEEP NOTICES BRIEF. St Joseph’s Church, Cockermouth Linked with Our Lady of the Lakes and St Charles, Keswick Parish Priest: Fr Tom Singleton LANCASTER R OMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE TRUSTEES - C HARITY N O. 234331 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) Sat Sun Feb 7 VIGIL Feb 8 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Mon Tues Wed Thur Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Week 5 of Ordinary Time St Scholastica OUR LADY OF LOURDES 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 Fri Feb 13 Week 5 of Ordinary Time Sat Sun 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 11.am 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) Readers: Vigil K O’Hare, P Quirk 11am B McMullen, T Gleed Eucharistic Ministers: Flowers: Vigil 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. Lent begins with Ash 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. LADIES’ GUILD 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 board. 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 June, we will be 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. TRAINING FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 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. UGANDA COFFEE MORNINGS 8th 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.
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