The Sick: The Diocese, on advice and under Data Protection Regulations (May 2018), asks us not to name individuals, but to pray for them as a group within the Parish Body as those in particular need. Lately Dead: Fr Matthew Burns OSB Anniversaries: Judith Gilbert (Spence), Patrick Freeman Toone, Antonia Salton, Annie Christina Browne.
HOME COMMUNIONS If you require Holy Communion at home, please contact Fr Kentigern 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.
FABRIC & FINANCE The Finance & Fabric Groups meet on Monday 9 May at 7.00pm to finalise plans for the works to begin upgrading the Hall.
CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION On the evening of 11 May Bianca Cristea will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at Middlesbrough Cathedral. Please keep her in your prayers. All are welcome to join in a thanksgiving celebration after Mass on Sunday 15 May.
DIVINE RENOVATION A Parish in inner city Salford has been undergoing this programme as is offering an Open Day on Saturday 14 May. Our Parish Leadership Team is planning to attend. If anyone else is interested in attending, please speak to one of the team – Robert Toone, Clare Lally, Jennie Black or Dominic Carter.
LITURGY GROUP Anyone interested in forming a group to plan, coordinate and develop the liturgy of the Parish are invited to an initial meeting after Mass on Sunday 15 May. (After the special celebration mentioned above)
PARISH FORUM On Sunday 29 May all are invited to a Parish Forum Meeting after Mass (approx. 11.15am). The Leadership Group will present details of their work and suggestions for development. Some particular initiatives will be inaugurated.
COVID Please see the notice in the Porch for the latest guidelines and protocols. CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meets every Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION WCCM meetings on Monday afternoons in St Benedict’s Hall. 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Our WCCM group also meet online via Zoom every Tuesday Evening at 8pm. All welcome. Meeting ID: 636 853 913 Password: 518057
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Fr Kentigern apologises for the fact that there has been no First Communion Programme for this Academic Year 2021 – 22. He now plans to invite interested families to register in September for a course leading to First Communion around Corpus Christi 2023.
RECENT RETIRING COLLECTIONS Mill Hill Missionaries Re Box Appeal: £756.00 CAFOD Lent Fast Day: £180.15 The Holy Places of Palestine (Good Friday): £64.00 Easter Offerings: £226.45 Redemptorist Ukraine Appeal: £222.95
WIDER CHURCH & THE WORLD
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE A Coordinating Committee has now been formed and work is being undertaken to create links with other organisations within our area. Another meeting is planned for 7.00pm on Wednesday 1 June.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK Thank you to all who contributed to the very generous last delivery, Watch out for details of the next delivery.
MIDDLESBROUGH ASYLUM PROJECT Many thanks to those who donated so generously to MAP last month. There will be an opportunity on May 11 to make further contributions of clothes and shoes for young men and school age children. As different people arrive in a place of Sanctuary those necessary items needed to create a new home are always requested. Please leave at the rear of the Old Summer House. Thank you CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 15 – 21 MAY 2022 Funds raised during Christian Aid week this year will help people to adjust to the impact of climate change in rural Africa, particularly focusing on Zimbabwe. Please look out for a Christian Aid envelope arriving through your letterbox this Christian Aid week, and please give generously. Or you can type in https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/ryed