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: Mary Lorigan, Vincent Feghali, Tricia Walker, Fr Francis Dobson OSB
Lately Deceased: Sheila Brown, Mary Gray, Joanna Newitt, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Sunday 8 January - Epiphany “Bring and Share” Lunch Wednesday 11 January - Help & Support Ukraine Meeting 7.00pm Sunday 29 January - Parish Forum Meeting
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.
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. They restart on 9th and 12th January after a Christmas break.
WARM WINTER SPACES This initiative will resume in the Village Hall on Wednesday 11 January 12.00 – 4.00pm See poster for details.
PARISH FORUM All are welcomed to a meeting of the Parish Forum after mass on Sunday 29 January. It will be the opportunity to hear and discuss the annual financial report and to reflect on the Leadership Journey within the Parish.
WIDER CHURCH & THE WORLD
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE Thank you to everyone who responded so generously to the Winter Clothing Appeal more than 100 bags of items have been sent off. This appeal is now closed. The Social Centre Appeal continues. It was wonderful to hear from and speak to Lucian recently. Next meeting: Wednesday 11 January 2023, 7.00pm. ALL WELCOME.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Thank you for amazing generosity. 480.04kg of items, £760 donations plus other direct debits. See posters for more details. Next Delivery: Deadline for Donations – Monday 9 January 2023, 12.00noon Delivery Day – Tuesday 10 January 2023.
MONASTERY OF CHRIST THE WORD, ZIMBABWE Thank you for those people who have taken time to make their usual donations to Zimbabwean Education Fund. Fr Abbot is visiting The Monastery of Christ the Word early in 2023 and will come to the parish and bring us up-to-date when he returns. In the meantime let us offer prayers and support for the work with Ukrainian refugees in Romania.
MARY’S MEALS – Double the Love From 1 November 2022 to 31 January 2023, donations made to Mary’s Meals will be doubled by a group of generous supporters, up to £1.5million. Today, we face some of our greatest challenges yet in a world devastated by conflict, food insecurity and the cost of living crisis, which we know is affecting people here in the UK as well as in the countries where we work. With Double the Love, your donation will be matched and your kindness will go even further – meaning we can reach even more desperately hungry children with a life-changing school meal. We would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you every blessing for Christmas and the New Year ahead, and to thank you for your continued support. To get involved, find out more at marysmeals.org.uk
SPUC WHITE FLOWER APPEAL 2023 Throughout January all are invited to join this campaign to condemn abortion coercion and promote life. There will be opportunity to donate financially or to act by writing to the Prime Minister. CAFOD The church relies on people getting involved. Our church, our world needs you. Could your New Year’s resolution be getting more involved in the life of our church? What aspects of church brings you life or joy? Could you give a bit of time to help those parts flourish? CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, are looking for people to give some time and join them in their mission. Could you help in our parish, bringing people together to help build a better world or by visiting local schools? Or raise a voice and campaign for justice or perhaps speak for CAFOD throughout the diocese? Could you support local volunteers or share your office skills to help CAFOD keep costs low? Training and support is provided. See cafod.org.uk/Volunteer for more information or get in touch with email@example.com