JUSTICE AND PEACE There are a few copies of the Jesuit Refugee Service report ‘Being Human in the Asylum System’ available in the porch. Please take, read, and return for others.
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,
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? Call the office 01439 788596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Sunday 14th November: Ecumenical Remembrance Service St Hilda’s 10.50am Sunday 14th November; Faure’s Requiem. Join us in Abbey Church for meditation in Main Nave; 7.30pm masks required. Sunday 21st November: Mass with First Communions 10.00am Saturday 27th November: Parish Feast after Mass at 7.30pm. Ticket - suggested donation £10 U16 £5. Enjoy a 3-course meal – Bring a bottle. Contact Amanda email@example.com or leave name and details at the back of church.
First Communion Preparation: Session 7 Sat 13th Nov 10.00am or Wed 17th Nov 6.45pm Celebration of First Communion at Mass on Sunday 21st November please note that we will be joined by a number of friends and family of the young people. All welcome to greet the children in the Hall after Mass.
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