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: Betty Garbutt, Mary Fox, Anna Rujar Fernandes.
Anniversaries: Peter Thompson, Josie Tuke, Don Arundale, Eileen Scott, Henry Thrower, Gordon Reece
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.
Discipleship & Formation – (Coordinators Dominic Carter & _____)
WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Gathers each Monday in St Benedict’s Hall at 2pm, and on Thursdays via Zoom at 8pm.
CHRISTIAN MEN OF THE VALLEY Meet each Monday at 8.00pm to share faith, friendship and interests.
EXPERIENCES OF PRAYER After the success of the Lent Course, would there be interest in setting up regular groups to experience the various forms of prayer? Please speak to the Coordinator for more details.
DIOCESAN CLIMATE CHANGE EVENT On Saturday 30th September we are planning a Diocesan event: Don’t just pray – do something for God’s sake! – What can we do to leave a better world for future generations? Every parish in our diocese is invited to send a group of parishioners to this event, Saturday 30th September,9.30am to 3.00pm, English Martyrs Parish Hall, Dalton Terrace, York. Sr Margaret Atkins of the Canonesses of St Augustin will speak to us about Laudato Si and its links to Catholic Social Teaching. Glen Melvin, our diocesan environmental lead, will speak about his work across the diocese seeking to lower the Carbon Footprint of our churches and parish buildings. He will help us to understand how best he can support us in taking this work forward. Resources for use in parishes and our homes will be available as will a range of Fairtrade products. For further information or to book a place please email: email@example.com or phone 01642 850505 ext 241
WALSINGHAM NOVENA The Novena in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham is due to start on September 15th ….. It will be led live from the Shrine and encouraged via the shrine social media. The link to the novena on the Walsingham website is also provided. The Rector has sent us his personal invitation to join in this great Novena of Intercession. Please encourage your friends and families to join! The Rector invites us to join the forthcoming Novena in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham - On Friday 15th September, we celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows. This day also marks the start of our annual Novena, leading up to the celebration of Our Lady of Walsingham. You are each warmly invited to join us, in and through this Novena, in beseeching Our Lady of Walsingham's powerful intercession. Let us place our personal petitions in Our Lady's hands, at the foot of the Cross, asking her to intercede with her beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, for our personal conversion, and for peace, reconciliation, and healing throughout the whole world. Fr R Billing - Rector Novena - Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady https://www.walsingham.org.uk/novena/
LITURGY & WORSHIP - (Coordinators Clare Lally & David Cragg-James)
CHURCH CLEANING Are there any individuals, groups or families who would be interested in forming part of a new rota for the cleaning of the church? For more details speak to coordinator Julian Rowe.
FELLOWSHIP & SOCIAL – (Coordinators Jennie & Greg Black)
PARISH AND SCHOOL HOG ROAST We are having a hog roast jointly with St Benedict’s school this year! Sunday 17th September at 12 pm at the school. Vegetarian option available. Please bring a dessert/side to share if you can and BYOB. Free (optional donations). We’d love you to come!
SATURDAY SOCIAL Refreshments after Vigil Mass on Saturday 23rd September in the hall. Come along and meet your fellow parishioners!
EVANGELISATION, OUTREACH & MISSION – (Coordinators Robert Toone & ______)
MIDDLESBROUGH FOOD BANK A BIG thank you for your very kind donations, amounting to £235 in cash and cheques; the food weight however was quite low on the last delivery, 75kg, perhaps due to holiday absences. We are, however, grateful for every donation, however small, and to those who choose to donate by other means! Now as Autumn approaches we are preparing for the HARVEST FESTIVAL APPEAL We will again be uniting our efforts with those of Peter and Sue Allen for their Harvest Festival Appeal, from the villages of Cawton, Stonegrave and Gilling. Gilling Harvest Festival will take place on Friday 13th October. NEXT DELIVERY : TUES. OCTOBER 17th but … DEADLINE FOR DONATIONS: 12 NOON- MON. 16th OCTOBER LET’S MAKE THIS A BUMPER HARVEST!
HELP & SUPPORT UKRAINE The meeting on Wednesday 6 September updated news of our local guests and discussed some ideas for future events/celebrations. Please see notices for details. Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Next meeting: Wednesday 18 October 2023, 7.00pm. ALL WELCOME. METHODIST ASYLUM PROJECT (Middlesbrough) Thank you for your generous donations to the 25 August Delivery.