PARISH & LOCAL NEWS 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: Maureen Pearson, Geoffrey Heath, Molly Madden, David Walker, Sheila Frank.
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.
INVITATION The Parish Leadership Group invites any who would like to join them in praying before the weekend Masses for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our Parish. This will begin on the weekend of 28/29 May as follows: Saturdays: 5.00 – 5.50pm Sundays: 9.00 – 9.50am
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.
PENTECOST PRAISE All are invited to join in a special Service of Praise and Prayer for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, followed by a Disciples’ Meal of Fish and Bread. Sunday 5 June from 5.00pm.
LITURGY GROUP Thank you to all who expressed interest in participating in this. Whilst there will be specific meetings to plan major events and seasons, the main conclusion of this initial meeting was a plan to ask small groups of two or three to be responsible for planning the elements of a given Sunday Liturgy. Look out for sign up sheets for this.
COVID Please see the notice in the Porch for the latest guidelines and protocols. Please note that the Bishops have formally called for the restoration of the Sunday Obligation beginning on Pentecost Sunday (June 5).
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.
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, Deadline for donations: Monday 30 May Delivery: Tuesday 31 May
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