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.
Anniversaries: Robert Brown, Christopher Wright.
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 Weekend 20/21 January: Visitation by Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey Wednesday 14 February: Ash Wednesday Wednesday 28 February: Divine Renovation Webinar – 7.00pm Parish Hall
LITURGY & WORSHIP – (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James)
Discipleship & Formation – (Coordinators Dominic Carter & _____)
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. Bring your own packed lunch. There is no cost for the day.
SYCAMORE Sessions begin again with Session 8: The Power of Prayer - Thursday 18 January 10.15, Friday 19 January 7.00pm, Saturday 20 January 3.00pm. ALL WELCOME to explore your faith.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black)
SATURDAY SOCIAL Refreshments after Saturday Mass on Saturday 20th January in St Benedict's Hall. Come along and meet your fellow parishioners AND ALSO the Bishop who will be visiting that weekend!
EVANGELISATION, OUTREACH & MISSION – (Coordinators Robert Toone & ______)
WINTER WARM SPACES Ampleforth Warm Winter Spaces started again after Christmas on 10 January 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 There continues to be great gratitude for your generosity. Please look out for details of the next delivery date.
METHODIST ASYLUM PROJECT (MIDDLESBROUGH) Middlesbrough Asylum Project continues to support over 600 people who are seeking assistance. Some are making progress in reordering their stability, others continue to be ‘in transit’. Both groups have particular needs. We were asked to remember that suitcases, rucksacks, travel bags etc are requested to act as storage and to be used as they move to other situations. Those who are attempting to establish a ‘home’ for themselves, and children request household items. Both groups. need seasonal clothes, shoes. Also, those ‘extra ‘gifts that lift their individual self worth and bring joy. We were able to take a variety of such gifts through a donation of items created by Jeanette Green and her family. Attractively recovered empty tins were in great demand! Thank you. Please leave contributions in OSH by Tues Jan 23rd for delivery Jan24th. SPUC WHITE FLOWER APPEAL 13 – 14 January Every year hundreds of churches across Britain take part in the SPUC White Flower Appeal, making it one of our largest and most important educational and fundraising events of the year. The majority of appeals take place in January. SPUC supporters come from many backgrounds and walks of life. The success of the White Flower Appeal is founded on the compassion and generosity of faithful churchgoers in parishes across the UK. SPUC is grateful for the unapologetic defence of unborn babies and vulnerable people that the teaching of the Catholic Church provides. There is a box at the back of the church, and a section available on the digital collection plate.