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.
Recently Deceased: Tim Harrison
Anniversaries: June des Forges, Pamela Muriel Darwin
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.
Leadership team Are you inspired by our Parish Vision? Are you enthused by our priority of seeking to support and encourage young families? You are? Then you are warmly invited to a Bring and Share Lunch from 12.30 on Sunday 21 May exploring practical ways of enabling this.
Discipleship & Formation – (Coordinators Dominic Carter & _____)
CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meet each Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Gathers each Monday in St Benedict’s Hall at 2pm and on Thursdays via Zoom at 8pm.
EVANGELISATION, OUTREACH & MISSION – (Coordinators Robert Toone & ______)
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE After reflecting on The Concert and “Insulate Ukraine” Talk we then heard a powerful talk from Richard and Jo Hudson about their Easter journey to Iasi (Romania) and Poltava (Ukraine). We hope to have an opportunity for a similar presentation after Mass one Sunday in the near future. Need remains great, and so opportunity to donate clothing, bedding, children’s toys and wheelchairs (among other things) has reopened. Next meeting: Wednesday 7 June 2023, 7.00pm. ALL WELCOME.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR TRIP TO the MFB WORTHWHILE AGAIN THIS MONTH! Thank you so much for your continued generosity: with your help we have now been supporting the MFB for 10 years, but.. the NEED is GREATER than ever with MORE and MORE people forced to seek help.. and a DOWNWARD TREND in donations of food, toiletries and also in money and standing orders.. To top up donations Tracy, the manager, says they are having to buy in food, currently spending £2,000 a week! NEXT DELIVERY in 4 weeks .. TUES. MAY 30th NB.DEADLINE for donations because of the BANK HOLIDAY … TUES. MAY 30th.. 9.30am
CAFOD Did you know that Church teaching says that we should not only support those in poverty but also tackle the root causes of poverty? Pope Benedict XVI said that “Love — caritas — is an extraordinary force which leads people to opt for courageous and generous engagement in the field of justice and peace.” For decades CAFOD has spoken out against injustice. To find out more and get involved in tackling the root causes of poverty, please go to cafod.org.uk/latestcampaigns’
METHODIST ASYLUM PROJECT 'Once again, many thanks for offering gifts to those seeking assistance through the Methodist Asylum project in Middlesbrough. I witnessed a young Mum receive a large frying pan as she juggled with her baby showing just as much interest as herself. The glowing gratitude said it all. Doing the little we can…… The next delivery will be the last Wednesday in June. More details after May 28th’
JUSTICE AND PEACE Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Anthony Storey Memorial Lecture: Tuesday June 6th at 7.00p.m. via Zoom ‘Signs of Hope in a Troubled World.’ SPEAKER: Christine Allen Executive Director CAFOD To register for the lecture please e.mail email@example.com
LITURGY & WORSHIP - (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James)
Thank you to all who joined the gathering to plan future Liturgy, especially our celebrations of Pentecost and First Holy Communion.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black)
Advance Notice: Plans are afoot for a celebration BBQ on Sunday 9 July. This will open our celebrations of our Patronal feast of St Benedict on 11 July. Watch out for further details.