Upcoming Events

September – 2017

17th September 2017

HOME MISSION SUNDAY: On Home Mission Sunday, 17 September, our Bishops invite us to pray for and support the work of evangelisation close to home. There are around four million baptised people in our countries who never or rarely attend church. This annual collection helps to fund a number of national projects, including developing resources to support reaching out to non-church-going Catholics.

24th September 2017

SVP CARLISLE DISTRICT FESTIVAL MEETING will take place on Sunday the 24th September at 2.30pm at St Edmund’s commencing with Benediction followed by the meeting. All are most welcome to come and attend the Benediction.

25th September 2017

JOURNEY OF FAITH: Our Lady of Eden Hall from Monday 25th September at 7.45pm. See notice board.

30th September 2017

MUSIC DAY: This will take place on the 30th September from 1030 till 1430 in the Parish Hall of St Bede’s. The day will be led by Peter Cobb. Please come along to learn new hymns, mass settings etc. See the poster.

October – 2017

2nd October 2017

ALL INVITED – AUTUMN CATECHESIS: As part of our parish activities and in line with Pope Francis’ passionate calls for the Church to evangelize, St Bede’s/St Edmund’s are offering a catechesis for youth, adults, Catholic, non-Catholic, non-practicing etc. These catechesis presented by the Neo-Catechumenal Way will take place at 8 pm on Mondays and Thursdays at St Bede’s Liturgy Room beginning on Monday, October 2nd. If you want to grow in faith,
or to find out how to share your faith with others around you, come along and bring family and friends.

9th October 2017

OUR LADY’S LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA: All are welcome to this evening event, Monday 9 October, 6.00pm, Waterton Hall at Our Lady’s & St Josephs. It will include a Dementia Friends session, light refreshments, then presentations on local activities and available support for people living with dementia and their carers. For more information, contact Louise Dias, 07779-631446, or e-mail [email protected]

18th October 2017

AN INVITATION TO AFTERNOON TEA: on 18th October 2017 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm at St Bede’s Church Hall. You are warmly invited to a ‘get together’ of everyone who makes the Chaplaincy Team ‘tick’, an opportunity to enjoy
afternoon tea, listen to some good music and have some fun. [email protected] or phone me on 01228 814090

BABY LOSS MEMORIAL IN OCTOBER: During the month of October, a quiet space will be set up in the Lady Chapel at St Bede’s and in the Church at St Edmund’s so that we can reflect and pray for all those who have been conceived but never born, as a result of, Miscarriage, Still Birth, illness, Abortion etc. Sources of help and support will also be on display. The Holy Rosary and Angelus will be prayed each weekday at 1145 at St Edmund’s during the month of October. Please come and pray.


THE ST BEDE’S and ST EDMUND’S TODDLER GROUP is now back up and running on Mondays. Everyone with children between the ages of 0 and 5 years is very welcome (parents/grandparents/childminders etc.). The cost is £1
or £1.50 for more than one child. This includes drinks and snacks for adults and children. The group runs from 1.30pm until 3.00pm every Monday in term time in ST Bede’s parish hall. We are also looking for new volunteers to help with the group, if you are interested please pop along to see us. We look forward to seeing some of you there!

WANTED: Guitars! At St. Bede’s School we are running a Groovy Guitar Group as an after-school club for children to learn to play the guitar. It is so popular that we are looking for more instruments to keep at school and loan out to the children. Not all children are able to buy their own instrument. If you have a guitar or a guitar bag/case at home that is no longer used, please give it to Father Jim, so that we can allow more children to access the club. Half or threequarters size guitars would be particularly useful.