COP26 this is the United Nations climate change conference being held in Glasgow between 31st October and 12th November. It will be attended by leaders from over 200 countries including Pope Francis to discuss climate change and how to tackle the global ecological crisis. In the run up to COP26 and during we are asked to pray that the leaders meeting in Glasgow work together for positive outcomes for people and the planet. Please feel free to collect a prayer card from the porch or visit cafod.org.uk/cop26.
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,
MISSIO RED BOX COLLECTION Box holders can leave their boxes at the back of the church for annual collection. Sophie Tyrrell (firstname.lastname@example.org) will empty boxes, relabel, and return to church porch for you to take home again. Or you can donate online at Missio or send a cheque to Missio, 23 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1NU or call 0207 821 9755. Contact Sophie If you would like a red box. Thank you for your generosity
Middlesbrough Food Bank collections are resuming with donations of food, toiletries and Christmas goodies, for the Christmas Appeal, by 12 noon Monday December 6th. Please give generously, as ever, and leave goods at the back of church, boxes available (Our Lady and St Benedict’s) or cash/cheques at St Benedict’s House. Thank you! God bless. Eve and David. (07952 725961)
Dear all, following St Ben’s parish meeting on Sunday I am delighted to say we have lent another £200 to the Mthawira ladies co-operative in Malawi. They repaid the first loan, so their business is clearly doing well and employing family members. Can you help us spend our credit of £668 by logging on and sending me or Sophie Rowe a suggestion https://lendwithcare.org/search?activity=&gender=&location=&page=1&q=&sort=random&status=fundable Maybe you are interested in helping a farmer in Bolivia or a shop owner in Bangladesh; maybe you are keen on a business’s carbon footprint and biodiversity. Take a look and see the loans needed. If anyone wants to make a donation to the fund that’s so easy and you simply direct it our account or ask me. Thank you! Peace and joy Anthony Glaister.
Please could we ask for volunteers to help count the weekend Offertory collection on a Monday morning? Thank you.
Thank you again for your generosity shown at the Parish Forum.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Mass in Middlesbrough Cathedral Sunday 7th November at 5pm. for all who have died in the pandemic and in thanks for medical staff, care workers and family members who have accompanied and assisted them in the last moments of their lives. Friday 12th November: Joint Primary Schools Remembrance Service St Hilda’s 10.15am Sunday 14th November: Ecumenical Remembrance Service St Hilda’s 10.50am Sunday 14th November: Faure's Requiem 7.30pm join us in the Abbey Church for Meditation in the Main Nave. no reserved seats. Masks must be worn. Sunday 21st November: Mass with First Communions 10.00am Saturday 27th November: There will be a party of Thanksgiving at 7pm in Our Lady & St Benedict's Parish Hall. All welcome. Further information to follow.
First Communion Preparation: Session 7 Sat 13th Nov 10.00am or Wed 17th Nov 6.45pm
Mass Times in the local area: Saturday Vigil OL&SB 6.00pm