Anniversaries: Marie Podgorski, Joyce Baxter, Freddie Thompson, Alice Crowther, Frank Rickards
HOME COMMUNIONS If you require Holy Communion at home, please contact Christopher Wilding, Fr Kentigern or Fr Bernard either by e-mail or leave a telephone message by 8.00pm on Friday evening stating whether you require a weekly visit or a one-off call. Someone will then be in contact to arrange a suitable day and time to visit.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 6 December: Christmas Liturgy Planning Meeting – St Benedict’s Hall 7.00pm Thursday 7 December: Webinar – Thriving or Closing Down – St Benedict’s Hall 7.00pm Friday 8 December: Disco Party for our Schoolchildren 5.30pm Friday 15 December: Ampleforth Abbey Carol Service 2.00pm Sunday 17 December: Youth Church “Advent Adventure” Service – St Hilda’s 4.30pm Tuesday 19 December: Ampleforth Christmas Carol Service – St Hilda’s 6.30pm
LITURGY & WORSHIP - (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James)
CHURCH CLEANING WORKING PARTY Those free and available are invited to join a working party to deep clean the church in readiness for Christmas. Work starts at 2.00pm on Saturday 9 December.
CHRISTMAS LITURGY PLANNING MEETING All are welcome to join this gathering in St Benedict’s Hall on Wednesday 6 December at 7.00pm. We aim to plan all aspects of the Liturgy for Christmas.
Discipleship & Formation – (Coordinators Dominic Carter & _____)
SYCAMORE Seventh Sessions “The Gift of Faith” with Fr Kentigern in St Benedict’s Hall: Thursday 7 December 10.15am or Friday 8 December 7.30pm or Saturday 9 December 3.00pm
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Gathers each Monday in St Benedict’s Hall at 2pm, and on Thursdays via Zoom at 8pm.
CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meet each Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
CENTERING PRAYER DAY Centering Prayer is a simple but profound method of silent prayer. In Centering Prayer, we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. We are holding a day to explore Centering Prayer at St Bernadette’s Church, Gypsy Lane, Middlesbrough TS7 0EB on Saturday 9th December. The day is suitable for those who have never attempted Centering Prayer before, as well as those who may wish to refresh their practice. 9.30am refreshments for a 10am start. Finish by 3pm. Bring your own packed lunch. There is no cost for the day.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black)
PEA & PIE SUPPER - THANK YOU A huge thank you to all those who came to this, and to those who helped in any way. It was a very sociable event and a lot of Ukrainians from the local area came - it was great to chat with them and they really enjoyed it. We raised £125 for the Red Cross Ukrainian appeal.
EVANGELISATION, OUTREACH & MISSION – (Coordinators Robert Toone & ______)
WINTER WARM SPACES Ampleforth Warm Winter Spaces started again on November 22nd 12.00 – 3.00pm in Ampleforth Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a simple meal, try your hand at knitting, join in a board game or just chat with friends over tea and cake. No pre- booking required, free entry. Transport can be provided. For more information contact Mary on 07732 786643.
CAFOD Donate to CAFOD’s Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal at cafod.org.uk/ipc or call 0303 303 3030.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK AND NOW FOR THE CHRISTMAS APPEAL! NEXT DELIVERY: TUES. 5th DEC. DEADLINE: 12 noon MON. 4th DEC.
ABCD BETHLEHEM An Exhibition and Sale of Art Christmas Gift Stall Cop28 JUSTICE AND PEACE From Nov.30 until Dec.12, the world-wide global-heating summit takes place in the UAR. As Pope Francis asks in Laudate Deum, please take an active interest in the meetings and pray for hearts to change.