COVID Please see the notice in the Porch for the latest guidelines and protocols.
FINANCE & FABRIC The Finance Committee will meet on Monday 7 February at 7.00pm. A mystery Benefactor is offering the Parish a considerable sum to kickstart Parish Development and begin to pay for investigations and works on the Parish Hall. The Finance Committee is offering the challenge to the Parish to match that sum (£5000) by the end of February. For more details please speak to Fr Kentigern.
LEADERSHIP GROUP The Group (Fr Kentigern, Robert Toone, Jennie Black, Dominic Carter & Clare Lally) next meets on Wednesday 16 February at 7.00pm. Please speak to any of us if you have suggestions or comments to you wish us to discuss or use one of the Suggestion Boxes.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK "Heat or Eat". The reality for 2.4 million of our brothers and sisters experiencing destitution - extreme poverty - even before the pandemic. With prices rising it is becoming more acute. The reliance on the Foodbank is becoming greater. The next deadline will be 12.00pm on Monday 7 February for Delivery on Tuesday 8 February.
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION WCCM meetings on Monday afternoons in St Benedict’s Hall. 2.00pm – 3.30pm.
SYNOD 2021 – 2023 Please see the Diary for opportunities to participate.
MEN’S GROUP IN THE VALLEY Meets every Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests. For more information please speak to Robert Toone or Dominic Carter.
YOUTH 2000 RETREAT Youth 2000 retreat at Leeds Trinity University 18th to 20th March for anyone aged 16 to 35. To book go to email@example.com. For further information contact Amanda Toone
GARAGE SALE IN AID OF REFUGEES Monica Gripaios is holding a garage sale on February 5th from 10-1pm at Brookside, Hovingham. The money raised will go to the Refugee Council, a charity her mother supported. She passed away last August and the money is being raised in her memory, she was herself a refugee from Nazi Germany.
CAFOD CAFOD is appealing for volunteers: If you are interested and would like to know more about volunteering for CAFOD, please get in touch with our diocesan Coordinator, Carol Cross on: 07779 804253 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEND WITH CARE As the result of some generous donations, the parish has provided Lend With Care substantial funds for investment. If you would like to suggest suitable recipients from the Lend With Care Scheme please speak to Fr Kentigern, Anthony Glaister or one of the Justice & Peace Representatives.
MARY’S MEALS Maria Toone and Lizzie Walsh (and their Dads!) are running the Cambridge half marathon for Mary’s Meals on March 6th. Maria will be running in memory of her Grandad Pat and Granty (Nuala), to fund the feeding programme in the Julijuah school in Malawi which was set up in their memory when they died. It costs only £15.90 to feed a child for a year and we are hoping to raise £3800: the cost to fund the feeding programme in the school for a year.
SVP PANCAKE LUNCH Advance notice that this will take place on Tuesday 1 March. Watch for more details.
SUNDAY MASS TIMES IN THE LOCAL AREA
Sat 6.00pm Vigil Mass – Our Lady & St Benedict
Sun 9.00am St Mary’s Helmsley Sun 9.30am Ampleforth Abbey Sun 10.00am Our Lady & St Benedict Sun 10.30am Our Lady & St Chad, Kirkbymoorside Sun 11.15am Ampleforth College (Term Time Only) Sun 12.00pm Stanbrook Abbey