Anthony Glaister is running a Wee Shop for Palestine in aid of our disabled children’s charity ABCD Bethlehem. A small selection of Palestinian products and some beverages will be available after the 11am Mass on Sunday. Thank you.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOODBANK THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL RESPONSE TO THE CHRISTMAS APPEAL! This appeal combined with that of the villages of Cawton, Gilling and Oswaldkirk allowed us and Peter Allen to drive 2 packed cars up to the depot on Tuesday to be sorted by the few hard-working volunteers. NEXT DELIVERY will be JAN. 11th, ‘22, DEADLINE -12noon, MON. 10th! Please remember how tough things are during school holidays, and prepare to keep on giving generously, if you can! Please leave donations at the back of Our Lady and St Benedict’s or in the church hall) or cash/cheques at St Benedict’s House . Thank you! God bless. Eve and David. (07952 725961)
The World Community of Christian Meditation invite you to join the Ampleforth group each Monday afternoon at 2pm in The Village Hall for a simple still silent 30 minutes of Meditation. No previous experience needed and a warm welcome is extended to all. Thank you, Mary Sturges 01439788563
Lendwithcare Report This month saw 14 businesses make their repayments on time and only one did not. This gave us another £900 to spend. This month we have helped Touch in Cambodia to buy half a hectare of land to grow rice, Jean Bosco in Rwanda for his general store, the Al Hussain farming group in Pakistan to help buy a tractor and Yenny del Carmen in Equador to buy chickens. Thank you so much!
Synod 2021-23: First groups are invited for Synod Reflection Sessions Wednesday 15th December 7.00 to 8.00pm and/or Thursday 16th December 10.15 to 11.15am
Saturday 18th December volunteers are invited to join a working party polishing church pews 2.30 - 4.00pm.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 15th December Synod Groups Thursday 16th December Synod Groups Primary School Carol Service Maybe behind closed doors due to Covid Friday 17 December A Nine Day Retreat for Advent begins and concludes on Christmas Day. Saturday 18th December Leadership Group Retreat Morning – No Confessions Working Party 2.30 – 4.00pm Sunday 19th December Children’s Liturgy at Mass Monday 20th December Youth 2000 style Prayer Evening from 7.00pm
Christmas Mass Times Friday 24th December Family Mass of Christmas Night 6.00pm Sung Mass of Christmas Night 8.30pm followed by refreshments Saturday 25th December Sung Mass of Christmas Day 10.00am followed by refreshments No Saturday Vigil Mass Sunday 26th December Sung Mass of the Holy Family 10.00am followed by refreshments Mass of the Holy Family 5.00pm
Mass Times in the local area Saturday Vigil OL&SB 6.00pm Sunday Helmsley 9.00am Ampleforth Abbey 9.30am OL&SB 10.00am Kirkbymoorside 10.30am Ampleforth College 11.15am Stanbrook Abbey 12noon