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Sixth Sunday of Easter

22nd May 2022

KENT ESTUARY CATHOLIC CHURCHES

Our Lady of Lourdes, Arnside

St Charles & St Cuthbert, Grange

Christ the King, Milnthorpe

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER  – 22nd MAY 2022

 

This Sunday’s Scripture

Jesus says: ‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word’. In other words, we must practice what we believe as Christians, out of love for Our Lord. Only in this way can we be at peace within.

 

Keeping Faith

 

Ascension Day: Thursday, Holyday. Jesus is taken up bodily into heaven so that He could be present spiritually for all people in all places for all time. Masses: Wednesday Vigil Arnside 5.30pm, Thursday Grange 10.00am, and Milnthorpe 7.00pm.

(Note - at Grange the usual morning office and rosary will be cancelled.)

 

Grange: First Communion We congratulate Alicja, who will be making her First Communion at the Mass today. Please pray for her, that she will know Jesus as her lifelong friend and companion in the Eucharist.

 

Keeping Faith

 

Alpha Course ongoing: … details for info/contact: Held at Christ the King 6.00-8.00pm  on Sundays. Course Leaders: John Davis  tel: 015395 32505 and Deirdre Trueman tel: 07468535830.

 

Holy Spirit programme ongoing: … details for info/contact: Information from Kath Canning tel. 015395 33145 or Greg Tagney tel. 01524 761557

 

Parish intercessory prayer:  We continue to pray for the success of Alpha and Walking in the Spirit course.

 

We pray "You alone dear God, can reconcile all people and create a new Spirit within them: end the conflicts which divide our world."

 

Grange:

Christian Meditation Prayer Group (Contemplative Prayer) Thursday 26th May, Fr Magner Room, 2-3.15pm. All Welcome.

Please note new time for both Thursday prayer groups. We need an extra fifteen minutes! So they will both run from 2pm – 3.15pm.

Morning Prayer 10am Friday followed by Adoration (Exposition).  Note: there is no Morning Prayer Thursday 26th as this is a holy day of obligation (Ascension) and Mass will be celebrated at 10.00am.

Arnside: Prayer group meeting in Our Lady of Lourdes church 10:30 - 11:15am every Monday. All welcome.

 

SVP: (Grange) We have now restarted our fortnightly meetings, at 10.30 am on Wednesdays. The next meeting will be on May 25th, and fortnightly thereafter, unless we let you know one is cancelled or postponed.

 

Arnside:  Adorations. There will be a half hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at 2pm, followed by the Rosary, every Tuesday in May at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Arnside.

 

Keeping Contact

 

GRANGE: LADIES’ LUNCH - Wednesday June 1st at The Pheasant Inn, Allithwaite.  Please sign the list in the church porch if you wish to attend.

 

Website: www.kentestuarycatholicchurches.co.uk

 

Keeping Charity

 

Please pray for the sick of our parishes:  

Geoff Critchley, Michael Carter, Pam Gee, Stella Naylon, Josie Buckley, Margaret Vincent, Brian Mills, Eileen Parker, Christine McIvor, Chris Browne,  Jenny Hodkinson, Kathleen Lavin, David James, Angela Taylor, Philip Barry, Kath Barnes, Cathy Mayes, Ron Muskett, Alan Wild, Isabel Shelly. 

 

Also please pray for those whose anniversaries occur about this time.

 

Next Week: Retiring collection for Communications Day.

 

BOARBANK GARDEN SALE:  Sunday 29th May 11.00am- 3.00pm.  High quality flowers and shrubs.  Choice of pollinator-friendly plants.

 

 

 

 

GRANGE: Platinum Jubilee Civic Service:  There will be a service at St Paul’s at 11am on 5th June, to which all churches on the peninsula will be invited, including church wardens and congregations of Churches Together in  Grange & District, along with all the civic representatives. It will be led by the Revd Canon Jonathan Brewster. 

 

Parish Pastoral Councils: If you have any questions or matters for discussion please put them in the boxes at the back of church. Thanks for questions submitted. Please put your name on the bottom of the note.

 

Finance Reports for 2021/22 for both parishes will be available for those who wish to look at them. We were fairly stable financially, bearing in mind the covid conditions. Milnthorpe & Arnside showed a small loss on expenditure over income, but there were exceptional new circumstances to explain the small loss. Please speak to a member of your Finance Group for further details, or take a copy of the report.

The finance groups will be planning the budget and considering the income and expenditure now we are post covid, but with costs rising.

 

Arnside Christians Together:
There will be Christian Aid Envelopes at the back of Our Lady of Lourdes church on Saturday 21st  May.  This is in place of the door-to-door collections.  All envelopes need to be collected in by 21st May.  Many thanks for your generous  support in this initiative.

 

MISSIO Red Boxes (Milnthorpe & Arnside) - Thank you to all who handed their Red Box in recently. £256 was collected and has been sent to Missio. The missionaries and the communities they support are very grateful for our support. If you were unable to hand your box in this time please hand it in when they are next collected in September/ October.  If anyone who currently doesn’t have a box would like one please contact Mary Salter, tel: 015395 63291.

 

GRANGE: Flowers … It is really good to have another person helping with the flowers, however, we still need more helpers.  There are many new parishioners since Jo and I started, is there anyone who would like to take a turn?  There is a very flexible rota.

Also, the wider grounds could do with a clean and tidy.  It doesn’t need any gardening skill to use a brush or pull weeds out of the chippings.  The groundsel is going mad!  Suggested times: Saturday 28th May 2 – 4pm and/or Sunday 29th May after Mass.  See Christine Fisher for further details and information. Thank you.

 

 

 

MILNTHORPE AREA FOOD BANK - Volunteers needed

We are a small Food Bank providing short term emergency food parcels to people living in Milnthorpe and the surrounding villages.  We currently need to recruit more volunteers, so if you would like to be involved or would like to know more, please speak to Mary Salter – tel: 015395 63291.

We have collection boxes for food donations at the churches in Milnthorpe and Arnside and are grateful for the regular donations we receive. Please continue to remember us when you do your weekly shop. Thank you.

 

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