FINANCE & FABRIC 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.
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.
MIND Sue Walsh’s cold water swim challenge for January is coming to an end. We come to the last opportunity to raise money and awareness of mental health especially in younger people. Here’s the online link to donate : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sue-walsh6
SYNOD 2021 – 2023 Look out for the next opportunities to participate.
MEN’S GROUP IN THE VALLEY To join this group sharing faith, friendship and interests, 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
RCIA RITE OF ELECTION Every year those who come describe it as an uplifting experience. You are warmly invited to come with any catechumens and candidates involved in your RCIA – ‘Journey in Faith’ programme along with their sponsors, catechists, family and friends. The Rite of Election takes place this year on Sunday, 6th March 2022 in Saint Mary’s Cathedral at 3p.m. (arrivals and gathering 2.30p.m.)
January 31 Meditation Group 2.00pm, Men’s Group 8.00pm January 30 Reception of the Body of Christopher Wright by Fr Edward 5.00pm January 31 Funeral Mass & Burial of Christopher Wright by Fr Edward 12.30pm February 5 Garage Sale, Hovingham 10.00am – 1.00pm
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