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Our Lady of the Rosary Church and Presbytery In the coming weeks work will begin to demolish the church and presbytery. This will be a very difficult and sad time for those parishioners who have worshiped at this church all their lives. St. Paul reminds us, when one part of the body hurts it affects the rest of the body. I ask you to keep all those parishioners in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
White Flower Appeal 2021 The Society for the Protection of Unborn children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal over the weekends 22/23rd May and 29/30th May. SPUC is currently campaigning to stop home abortion, which gives women abortion pills to take at home without medical supervision. This is one of the most dangerous threats to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and help protect mothers from increased risk of coercion and serious health risks. Donations can also be made online at www.spuc.org.uk/donate.
First Holy Communions Y4 & Y5 Letters have gone out to children who should have made their First Communion last May. Applications for the children in Y4 who would normally have made their first Communion this May have also been sent to our schools. If your child is not in a parish school please contact the parish office to collect an application form.
Gardening at St Joseph’s We are looking for volunteers to look after the gardens at St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday mornings from 9.30. If you have any spare time please come along. Thank you.
Church Envelopes For those people who support through Gift Aid your new box of envelopes is now available at the back of church. If you have not already done so, please collect your box which should be marked with your name. Covid 19 restrictions have made the collection of weekly offerings very difficult. It would be a great help and much appreciated if more people gave their donation by Standing Order. This applies whether you Gift Aid or not. Standing Order Forms are available at the back of church. Please take one and once you have completed it post it through the presbytery door. This will allow your weekly contributions to be automatically sent from your bank to the Parish account. Thank you for your continued support.
Mass on the Phone - Parishioners who have no access to the internet and so are unable to watch online Mass may hear Mass at Middlesbrough Cathedral. The Mass is provided free of charge, except for the local phone charge. Phone: 01642 130 120 to be connected to the Mass for that week. You can listen at any time of day or night. If you are aware of anyone who may benefit from this service, please let them know.
FOOD COLLECTION, St Margaret Clitherow – We continue to support the local food banks, including the bank operating in St Gabriel’s school for the families in need there. Non-perishable food such as tinned or dried food may be left at church or dropped off at Holy Family Presbytery.