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: Pauline Brown, Tim Harrison Anniversaries: Fr Nicholas Walford OSB, Alexander Davie, Sheila Hutchinson, Elizabeth Brennan, Maureen 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.
Leadership team Thank you to those who participated in the recent working lunch. Watch out for further opportunities to meet and discuss ideas.
Thank you too, to those who formed the first meeting of the Hall Development Group.
Any willing gardeners are invited to help in weed removal in various areas around the church.
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.
LITURGY & WORSHIP - (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James) Thank you to all who were able to join our Ecumenical Pentecost Praise celebration. There will be plans for other similar occasions throughout the year.
We look forward to welcoming the children and their families and friends to our celebration of FIRST COMMUNION on Sunday 11 June.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black) POSTGATE RALLY The Diocesan Celebration of The English & Welsh Martyrs – with a focus on Nicholas Postgate – takes place on Sunday 2 July at Egton Bridge. Hymns from 2.30pm. Outdoor Mass at 3.00pm. Bring a picnic and your own seat.
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, as always, for your very kind donations of food and toiletries plus £85 in cash, and a cheque for £60, which were gratefully received …and in the new warehouse! Overall, they are experiencing a big drop in donations, unsurprising in these hard times, but we hope we can do all we can to help … with… The SUMMER APPEAL! As at Easter we will be uniting our efforts with those of Peter and Sue Allen from the villages of Cawton, Stonegrave and Gilling. This is the time to begin building up MFB stocks to help families in the summer holidays.. NEXT DELIVERY : TUES. JULY 11th but … DEADLINE FOR DONATIONS:12 NOON MON. JULY 10th! MFB Shortages now:- EVERYTHING - FOOD, TOILETRIES and FINANCIAL DONATIONS! PLEASE LET’S DO ALL WE CAN HELP!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org