REMEMBRANCE DURING COVID

Even during these straightened times, the tradition of celebrating a Requiem Mass for the War Dead was observed at Our Lady & St Joseph's. It was followed by the laying of the Parish Wreathe at the Parish War Memorial. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. Please take a look ...
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Lockdown Information November 2020

CHURCH OPENING TIMES:  During this latest lockdown period (November 2020) Our Lady & Saint Joseph's church will be open each day: 1pm to 3pm. Starting on Sunday the 8th of November.  In addition the following churches will be open as indicated:  Saint Augustine's: Wednesday 6 -7pm; Saint Bede's: Thursday 6-7pm ...
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Leaflet for the The Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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Bishop's Pastoral Statement

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Our Lady and St Josephs SVP Conference Report, October 2020

As on everything and on everyone, the COVID pandemic has had a big impact on the work of the SVP. Needless to say our regular visits came to an abrupt end and for many of our members, venturing outside their house became a "no no". That having been said, the Conference has continued to do whatever it can within the restrictions, this has included m...
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How to Sign Up to St. Herbert's Denary Flocknote

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Book Launch - Our Lady & St Joseph's Heroes Remembered 1914 -18

 By James M Robinson, Alex Proudfoot & Derek Nash Standing proudly in the grounds of Our Lady & St Joseph's Church, Carlisle is an 18ft White Marble Memorial bearing witness to the 75 men who fell in the Great War. Little was known of those men, some of whom are remembered without their Christian name or initials. Following four years ...
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First Friday Adoration 03-07-20 and First Saturday Devotions 04-07-20

 First Friday Adoration - Hymns Sheet   Download PDF File Here   First Saturday Devotions - Prayers​   Download PDF File Here
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Arrangements for Holy Mass during the time of pandemic

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Catholic Voice: July 2020

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Guidance for the Celebration of Mass

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The statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 The statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (somewhat dishevelled, it is true) presides over the parish from the lawn outside the rectory. This is a symbol of God's great love and care for us. The statue with arms wide open calls everyone to the Heart of Jesus, calls everyone to encompassed in love and to encompass others in love.O Jesus meek and...
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Mary’s Meals Video Update

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A PLATINUM JUBILEE X 2!

Two of our Sisters in the convent on Victoria Place, Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, celebrate the 70th anniversary of their Religious Profession in 1950.  Sr Anne & Sr Pierre have lived long and faithful lives of service. Now nonagenarians, they live in prayerful retirement here in Carlisle. The priests & parishioners of O...
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Catholic Voice of Lancaster Digital Edition

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St Bede the Venerable

 One of sister churches in Carlisle, St Bede, today celebrated its patronal feast. May 25th is the feast of the great English saint, St Bede the Venerable He lived during the 7 / 8th centuries and lived in Wearmouth in the North East. He was a Benedictine monk and a man of great learning, And although he never ventured more than a few miles fr...
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The time after the Ascension of our Lord

The time after the Ascension of our Lord, the Acts of the Apostle's tells us, was spent in prayer. It say that the Apostles gathered with Our Lady and spent the time in prayer. The picture with this post is taken from an icon at St Bede's church in Carlisle and it depicts this very scene. This was the precursor to Pentecost, it was the first Novena...
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Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord

The picture that goes with this post is a detail from the 'Easter Window' in Our Lady & St Joseph's church. It depicts Jesus at his Ascension. There is an interesting little detail, we can see his footprints of where he was standing. Why this detail? It tells us that Jesus was not some sort of disembodied spirit, but rather a true human being. ...
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Exposition of Blessed Sacrament in the Morning

Each morning the priests of the parish spend an hour in the church 7-8am during which time the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. The Mass and prayer, including Eucharistic Adoration, are at the heart of our faith. Perhaps at this time it is more especially important that we pray and intercede.
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May Devotions To The Blessed Virgin Mary

May is the month in the Catholic Church when we pay particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the first Sunday of May we held a short Marian Service concluding with Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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