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
This Week: Charles Proctor our RE governor visited school for the day and joined an RE
lesson in every class and joined our children for lunch. This experience will give him a
more informed view on RE and the Catholicity of our school. Maggie Cowles and her team
from NICSU visited school with their puppet assembly. The theme was ‘forgiveness’ which
tied in beautifully with the work class 3 are currently doing. On Friday year 6 will visit
Cockermouth School for a ‘Dramatic Enquiry’ workshop run by Keswick Theater by the
Lake. Sounds intriguing.
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. The inspectors are looking for
confirmation that school and parish work together eg school masses in church, visits by Fr
Tom, news in church bulletin, participation in carol service, stall at Christmas Fayre plus
any of your own thoughts. We hope some of you will find the time to do this.
Mountain View Childcare: for those with young children I’d like to take the opportunity
to bring our on site nursery and wrap-around care service to your attention. A small group
of governors set up MVC in 2009, taking over business from an outside provider. The
majority of children who attend St Joseph’s School, previously attended Mountain View
Childcare. We provide nursery education for children over two and wrap around care with
Breakfast Club and After School Club for preschool and primary aged children. If you
would like to know more please telephone St Joseph’s 01900 829859 and ask to be put
through to Mountain View Childcare. Clare Child or Susan Hully will be happy to help.
FOR YOUNG ADULTS His Grace, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has asked if the youth
ministers would consider gathering a small number of young adults together to visit the
special exposition of the Shroud of Turin at the same time that Pope Francis is visiting in
June this year. The Shroud is exposed every 5 or 10 years. The trip would be 19th –
22nd June and would cost £650 (estimated) . Given this cost, I would only propose
mentioning it to young adults with some regular income. Again, it is a one off event that
has just been forwarded to us and to which we are responding.
I intend to travel with the group if we get interest from the Diocese and would coordinate
the details for anyone coming forward. This will be a small group, but a once in a lifetime
opportunity for those who may be able. The National Team are trying to negotiate a price
reduction through sponsorship.
Again, please reply to this email if you would like more information. I have the current
itinerary which includes a visit to the parish of Blessed Ciara Luce and to the relics of St
John Bosco in this special anniversary year. Yours sincerely, Ruth Corless
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 15 February 2015
6th Sunday in ordinary time (B)
Parish Mass Book p. 63
A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you
want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ Feeling sorry for him,
Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course
I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at
once and he was cured . (Mark 1:40-42)
6.45 pm People of the two parishes
11.00 am Private Intention
Feb 14 VIGIL
Feb 16
Feb 17
Feb 18
Feb 19
Feb 20 Friday after Ash Wednesday
9.30 am Liturgy of the Word
Feb 21 VIGIL
6.45 pm Special Intention (McGough)
11.00 am People of the two parishes
Week 6 of Ordinary Time
Week 6 of Ordinary Time
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
9.30 am
9.30 am
7.00 pm
9.30 am
Liturgy of the Word
Peter Matthews
Private Intention
Margaret & Michael Jordan
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): Next meeting: Wednesday 25 February
at 7.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.
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.
Christ Church 11.30 - 1.15pm
Every Friday from 20 February to
Good Friday, 3 April, inclusive
Home Made Soup
Bread and Cheese
Coffee and Tea
Minimum Donation £3
Proceeds to Christian Aid
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.
Enquirers' group (RCIA) Fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30pm in the presbytery
PLEASE PRAY FOR : Our sick and housebound: Errol Nixon, 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 Hilary Whelan who died recently
And for those whose anniversaries are at this time. May they rest in peace.
Offertory Collection Last Sunday: £436.55 Augustinian Missions: £792.00
Mass Attendance: Vigil: 44
11.00am: 123
Ministers Next Weekend (Please arrange replacement if necessary)
S Bober, B Cunliffe
11am K Gollogly, P Brown
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 21 Feb 10 am-12 noon
Fair Trade coffee morning and
chocolate cake competition in Brigham
Methodist Church.
More information from Margaret Robinson
01900825240 or Sharon Woollard
email [email protected]
W Finn, S Armstrong, J Rainford
B McMullen, E Walsh, G Hale
Why does the General Election matter?
What are the key questions? How can I
get involved? There will be an election
forum meeting at Christ Church
Cockermouth on Monday 2nd March at
7.30pm. Please contact Gillian Hackney
for more information on 01900 823445
or [email protected]
Wednesday on 18th February –
a day of fasting and abstinence.
Mass in Keswick at 9.30am and
in Cockermouth at 7.00pm
Lent Fast Day this year is Friday 27th Feb.
Home Produce Stall
after Masses this weekend
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.
The next meeting will be held
on 8th March; we will be
making Mother's Day cards and
decorating crosses for Easter. For details
please phone Mary 01900 85551
on Ash Wednesday.
meeting Wednesday 25 February
at 7.30pm in the presbytery. All welcome.
FLAME2 3 places have become available
on our trip to London – March 6th-8th.
This is for a national event welcoming
8,000 + young people to Wembley Arena
where they will hear from Cardinal Tagel
from the Philippines and many more
inspiring speakers. The cost of the trip is
£165 and the places will be allocated on a
first come first served basis. A full
itinerary is available on request.