PARISH OFFICE CLOSED 17 DEC TO 7 JAN (Some Limited Services till 20 Dec)
See Church Opening Times
Fr Kentigern hopes to be regularly available to parishioners on site Tuesdays 11.00am–12.30pm Thursdays from Mass–12.30pm Saturdays10.00am–12.30pm inc Confessions.
‘We thank Abbot Robert for coming to celebrate Mass on Dec 5th and to give us an opportunity to hear details of how the funds from the Zimbabwean Education Fund are being used. The supporters have begun to generously respond. Tracey and Teresa have combined with Julia Brooke to monitor contributions and will let us know, from time to time the Running total. I am most grateful that this arrangement has come into being. Mary Sturges.’
All are invited to an Epiphanytide Buffet from 11.30am on Sunday 9th January. If you are able to assist with the organisation of this please speak to Fr Kentigern.
There is a shortage of carers for the sick and housebound in the Village. If you are able to assist with the organisation of this please speak to Fr Kentigern or Suzanne Flannery.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOODBANK. NEXT DELIVERY will be JAN. 11th, ‘22, DEADLINE -12noon, MON. 10th!Please remember how tough things are during school holidays, and prepare to keep on giving generously, if you can! Please leave donations at the back of Our Lady and St Benedict’s or in the church hall) or cash/cheques at St Benedict’s House. Thank you! God bless. Eve and David. (07952 725961)
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. Meetings Tuesday 8pm Zoom Dec 21st and resume January 4th. Face to Face in Ampleforth Village. January 10th. Venue, date and time to be announced. Thank you, Mary Sturges 01439788563
Lendwithcare Report This month saw 14 businesses make their repayments on time and only one did not. This gave us another £900 to spend. This month we have helped Touch in Cambodia to buy half a hectare of land to grow rice, Jean Bosco in Rwanda for his general store, the Al Hussain farming group in Pakistan to help buy a tractor and Yenny del Carmen in Equador to buy chickens. Thank you so much!
Synod 2021-23: Look out for details of more opportunities to participate in 2022.