Methodist Asylum Project Ailsa Adamson has requested toiletries for both men and women so staff at The Avenue in Middlesbrough can create small gifts to mark the Christmas season. Donations can be left alongside contributions to the Food Bank. Thank you, Mary Sturges
JUSTICE AND PEACE There are a few copies of the Jesuit Refugee Service report ‘Being Human in the Asylum System’ available in the porch. Please take, read, and return for others.
The World Community of Christian Meditation invite you to join the Ampleforth group each Monday afternoon at 2pm in The Village Hall for a simple still silent 30 minutes of Meditation. No previous experience needed and a warm welcome is extended to all. Thank you, Mary Sturges 01439788563,
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK Collections are resuming with donations of food, toiletries and Christmas goodies, for … THE CHRISTMAS APPEAL. Please give generously, as ever, and leave goods at the back of Our Lady and St Benedict’s or in the church hall, DEADLINE AMPLEFORTH 12 noon Monday, December 6th. CHURCH OPENING HOURS: 10am-3pmapprox or cash/cheques at St Benedict’s House. Thank you! God bless. Eve and David. (07952 725961)
Dear all, following St Ben’s parish meeting on Sunday I am delighted to say we have lent another £200 to the Mthawira ladies co-operative in Malawi. They repaid the first loan, so their business is clearly doing well and employing family members. Can you help us spend our credit of £668 by logging on and sending me or Sophie Rowe a suggestion https://lendwithcare.org/search?activity=&gender=&location=&page=1&q=&sort=random&status=fundable Maybe you are interested in helping a farmer in Bolivia or a shop owner in Bangladesh; maybe you are keen on a business’s carbon footprint and biodiversity. Take a look and see the loans needed. If anyone wants to make a donation to the fund that’s so easy and you simply direct it our account or ask me. Thank you! Peace and joy Anthony Glaister.
Synod 2021-23 during Advent invitations to join Reflection Groups will begin to appear.
Please could we ask for volunteers to help count the weekend Offertory collection on a Monday morning? Call the office 01439 788596 or email email@example.com Thank you.
FROM THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (27/28 NOVEMBER) THE SUNDAY/HOLY DAY OBLIGATION IS RESTORED
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Sunday 5th December - Mass with Fr Abbot, speaking about life in Zimbabwe in the Hall afterwards Tuesday 7th December No Mass, Fr Kentigern at Chapter Sunday 12th December – Mass with remaining First Holy Communions Monday 13th December: Music for the Mind for people who enjoy singing and connecting memories Christmas Concert 2 to 3.30pm St Mary’s Cathedral Hall, Coulby Newham. COME AND JOIN US FOR SOME TEA/ COFFEE AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS No charge but donations welcome. FOLLOWED BY CAROLS IN THE CATHEDRAL.YOU CAN ALSO FIND US ON YOUTUBE 2.30pm onwards https://www.youtube.comchannel/UCrHHOTloR8TPdwQEC8llPVw Friday 17 December A Nine Day Retreat for Advent begins and concludes on Christmas Day. Details to follow. Monday 20th December- Youth 2000 style Prayer Evening from 7.00pm
Mass Times in the local area: Saturday Vigil OL&SB 6.00pm