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: Christopher Wright.
Anniversaries: Abbot Patrick Barry OSB, Fr Bonaventure Knollys OSB, Nevill Drinkell, Margaret Kitching.
PARISH FORUM Fr Kentigern invites all parishioners to a Forum Gathering after Mass on Sunday 27 February. On the agenda will be an update on Development, a chance to discuss our final Synod Submission to the Bishop and plans for Lent.
COVID Please see the notice in the Porch for the latest guidelines and protocols.
FINANCE & FABRIC A mystery Benefactor has provided a donation of £5000 to help kickstart development and works on the Parish Hall. We have until the end of February to try to match that donation. Thank you to all those who have been so generous so far.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK Thank you to all who contributed to the last delivery. The next collection deadline will be Monday 4 April for delivery on Tuesday 5 April. The addition of Easter Treats would be appreciated.
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION WCCM meetings on Monday afternoons in St Benedict’s Hall. 2.00pm – 3.30pm.
SYNOD 2021 – 2023 There are only a few opportunities left for you to participate in Parish Reflections. Please see the Diary for opportunities to participate.
MEN’S GROUP IN THE VALLEY Meets every Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests. For more information 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
ZIMBABWE EDUCATION FUND Thank you once more for your generosity. The current total of donations exceeds £15000. It is hoped that Abbot Robert, whilst currently in Zimbabwe, will be able to visit some the children who benefit.
MIDDLESBROUGH ASYLUM PROJECT (MAP) There are copies of the Annual Report 2020 – 2021 available. Thank you for your continuing support. Donations can be left at The Old Summer House, East End, Ampleforth. Bedding, Duvets, Pillows, Kitchen Utensils, Tools, Cutlery, Dishes are always required. At the moment Clothes, Shoes, Trainers for young men are in short supply. The next delivery takes place on Wednesday 23 February. After that, a delivery of Summer clothes, Shoes for children could be taken on Wednesday 13 April. Please contact mary Sturges (01439 788563) for more information.
LEND WITH CARE As the result of some generous donations, the parish has provided Lend With Care substantial funds for investment. If you would like to suggest suitable recipients from the Lend With Care Scheme please speak to Fr Kentigern, Anthony Glaister or one of the Justice & Peace Representatives. There is a display of possible recipients in the Parish Hall.
MARY’S MEALS Maria Toone and Lizzie Walsh (and their Dads!) are running the Cambridge half marathon for Mary’s Meals on March 6th. Maria will be running in memory of her Grandad Pat and Granty (Nuala), to fund the feeding programme in the Julijuah school in Malawi which was set up in their memory when they died. It costs only £15.90 to feed a child for a year and we are hoping to raise £3800: the cost to fund the feeding programme in the school for a year.
SVP PANCAKE LUNCH Tuesday 1st March from 12.00 -2.00pm. Everyone Welcome. No ticket required. There will be a Tombola. All proceeds to the SVP baby feeding programme in Sudan. 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