Fr Kentigern hopes to be regularly available to Parishioners on site: Tuesdays: 11.00am - 12.30pm; Thursdays from Mass – 12.30pm; Saturdays 10.00am - 12.30pm
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: Nora Morgan.
HOME COMMUNIONS Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are becoming active once more. 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.
COVID Please see the notice in the Porch for the latest guidelines and protocols.
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
CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meets every Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
COFFEE MORNING We will be looking to organize a Coffee Morning to support Pro-Life charities. Watch out for more details.
FABRIC & FINANCE We now have details and quotes from various parties with regards to the works needed to begin the Hall Project. Therefore, the Fabric & Finance Groups will be called to a meeting shortly after Easter to finalise a schedule for this work during the spring and summer.
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.
AMPLEFORTH COLLEGE The College is in need of volunteers to assist with Examination Invigilation. If you are interested, and have full DBS clearance, please speak to Amanda Toone.
WIDER CHURCH & THE WORLD
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE Things are moving very fast. We are already receiving possible contacts. Watch out for more detail. We are looking for volunteers to form the Coordinating Committee and lead this project. This Committee is due to meet at 7.00pm on Wednesday 4 May in St Benedict’s Hall.
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK Thank you to all who contributed to the very generous last delivery, which weighed in at 324.6kg. The next delivery will be on WEDNESDAY 4 MAY. The Deadline for donations is 12.00pm Tuesday 3 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
DIVINE RENOVATION A Parish in inner city Salford has been undergoing this programme and is offering an Open Day on Saturday 14 May. Our Parish Leadership Team is planning to attend. If anyone else is interested in attending, please speak to one of the team – Robert Toone, Clare Lally, Jennie Black, Dominic Carter or Fr Kentigern.