Masses for week commencing 12th/13th October 2019  
 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter  
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Jerry Laid RIP
Sun 10:30am  Parish and People
Mon 9:30am 

Margaret Rose Hughes RIP (Foundation)

Tue 9:30am Joe Tuke RIP
Wed 9:30am   Our Hospitals
Thurs 9:30am     Parish & People
Fri  9.30am No Mass
Fri  12.00noon Rosary OLSP Parish Hall
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Margaret Bozzini RIP                   
Sun 10:30am World Mission
LINGFIELD    –   St. Bernard’s  
Sun.    9:00am     

SICK/HOUSEBOUND VISITS – requests for visits and for Holy Communion in the Lingfield area – contact Deacon Ted.

REFRESHMENTS – Everybody is cordially invited for refreshments after Sunday Mass at both St. Bernard’s and Our Lady & St Peter’s churches.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – “Exposition takes place every Friday morning at Our Lady & St Peter’s at 09:00am and the Holy Rosary follows at 12:00pm. Come let us adore Him.”

WILLS & BEQUESTS – Parish has benefited greatly in the past from the thoughtfulness of parishioners who have nominated the parish to receive funds from their estate.  Please consider it.

GIFT AID OFFERINGS/DONATIONS – can be taken out – at anytime throughout the year.  It is a valuable source of additional income for the parish with no extra cost to the parishioners.

WEEKDAY MASSES  –  in Parish hall until Monday 14th October.

TODAY  – Liturgy of the Word for Children.

TODAY 2ND COLLECTION  –  Prisoners’ Sunday (PACT). This collection does not qualify for Gift Aid using your A&B Diocese special envelopes.

NEXT WEEK 2ND COLLECTION  –  Missio (APF)  Gift aid, using the Charity’s own envelopes.

FUNERAL MASS  –  Michael Cassidy 22nd October 12.15pm OLSP.

Thank you  – for all CAFOD donations, and foodstuff contributions to Crawley Open House and EG Foodbank on Harvest w/e 5/6 October – much appreciated.  Don’t stop keep donations coming – they are needed all year round!

Cake Sale today Sunday 13th Oct – after 10.30am Mass please come and buy delicious cakes from Frankie, a St Wilfrid’s school pupil who is going to Kenya next year to help build a school next August. Also, save the date for her fundraising dinner at The Ghurka on Thursday 28 November at 7pm. Book directly with the restaurant on 01342 459672.

SAINT JOHN HENRY NEWMAN LEAFLET –  Accompanying this weekend’s newsletter you should find a leaflet to mark the canonisation of John Henry Newman which takes place in Rome this Sunday (13th). This is the latest of a series of leaflets provided to parishioners by the East Grinstead Catenians. The Catenian Association is a Catholic faith-based friendship group for men who meet socially and support each other through fellowship, faith, family, fun and fundraising. To find out more on the Catenian Association in East Grinstead please call Paul Barrett on 01342 870058 or visit

“FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS’/GUARDIANS’ MEETING  –  will be held on Monday 14th October at 7.30pm in Our Lady and St. Peter’s hall.  Please note that children do not attend this meeting.  We look forward to seeing you”.

“Confirmation –  Congratulations again to the young people confirmed earlier this year. Confirmation Certificates will be given out at the 10.30 mass this weekend. We celebrate with them this significant step on their faith journey. The preparation programme for Confirmation 2020 will commence in January. Application forms will be available well beforehand. A key date to note: Worth weekend away is 27-29 March 2020.”

PARISH ROSARY GROUP  – Please note the Rosary Group continues to meet on Fridays in the hall at OLSP during refurbishment work.  Commences at 12.00 noon with the Angelus and finishes 12.30-12.40.  All welcome.

PARISH 100 CLUB  –  Congratulations to winners in the September draw: 1st, £50, no. 9, Mr O’Leary; 2nd, £15, no. Mrs A-M Newby; 3rd, no 27, Mr & Mrs Springett.

HOLY COMMUNION 2020  –  Application forms are now available at Our Lady and St. Peter’s church, East Grinstead and St. Bernard’s church Lingfield for enrolment  in our First Holy Communion programme.  We are happy to invite all children in Year 4 school year or above.  The forms will be at the back of the churches and need to be handed in by Friday 11th October.  If you have any queries please ring Eileen Lyons on 01342 317424 or Fr. Jack Lusted on 01342 325705.

OUR LADY & ST. PETERS LUNCH CLUB  – will meet on Wednesday 16th October at 12.15pm in the Parish Centre. We look forward to meeting together after the Summer break.  Please ring Ivy (323240) Jean (311295) or your Driver if you are unable to come.

St  Peter’s School –  open mornings for admissions to school in the academic year 2020/1 will take place on Thursday 17 Oct,  Thursday 14 November and Tuesday 19 Nov from 9.30-10.30am.  Leaflets and posters available at the back of Church. Further details from 01342 321985.

PARISH MAGAZINE  – Our next issue is planned for November:  we will need contributions by the end of October.  Contributions are more than welcome from parish organizations, societies, clubs, anything in connection with the Parish, the Diocese, the Church, from charitable, or ecological, and similar organizations, from anyone who has been to Rome, the Holy Land, or on a pilgrimage to a shrine… and, indeed, articles or poems that may interest members of the parish. Submissions can be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King, or, preferably, emailed to me at [email protected]

Love in a Box – leaflets from Mustard Seed are available from both churches this weekend.  Please fill a shoebox (with detachable lid) with goodies for disadvantaged children in Moldova.  Please read the leaflet carefully and do include a hat, scarf and gloves if possible. Info about Mustard Seed from  If you cannot do a box please consider a donation to this much loved scheme which we have been supporting for over 20 years. Cheques to Mustard Seed Relief Missions – please leave in an envelope with Father Jack.  Please return boxes by 10 November. Further information from Sue Joy EG 835190 or Enrique Valles EG 832568. 

Recollections for women –  at Wickenden Manor, Chilling Street, Sharpthorne, RH19 4JB, for October will be on the Wednesday 9th at 19.15 and Thursday 10th at 11am.  November, 13th and 14th. December, 11th and 12th same times.  Recollection for Mothers with little children, 24th October and 28th November.

Global Healing event – How faith helps us to care for our common home. 7pm on Saturday 19 October at Mary’s Church. Film, discussion and refreshments.   Further info from Anne Stone. EG 327036 or email [email protected]

Mental Health Matters – 7.15-9pm on 16 and 23 October at St John’s Church, Felbridge, £5 per evening to include a two course meal.  Led by Chris Munday, CEO of Crossways in Tunbridge Wells the meetings will focus on Getting Grips with Mental Health  and Recognising the Main Types of Mental Illness. To book your place contact St John’s office on 01342 314027 of email: [email protected]

“Meridian  Rotary  –  are organising a Charity Fundraising Dinner for Rotary Youth initiatives and Rotary charities. They are pleased to invite you to join them at Hay & Straw restaurant, on Monday 28th October at 7 p.m. 16th High St, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW. Tickets are just £20 each.  For tickets please email [email protected] or call 01342326627.” 


Mon  14  October  –  Paglia e Fieno  –  East Grinstead  –  Italian Food  –  01342 328713.

Tue  22  October  –  Hay & Straw  –  East Grinstead  –  Italian Food  –  01342 322699.

Mon 28 October – Gurkha@The Woodcock Inn – Felbridge – A taste of The Himalayas – 01342 325325.

Please Book Early to Reserve Your Place.   Please arrive 6.30pm For a 7pm Start For All Restaurants.


Crawley Open House; The East Grinstead Foodbank; Crawley Prison Fellowship; Age UK East Grinstead & District; East Grinstead & District Mental Health Association.

Crawley Refugee Welcome Group Quiz Night   Saturday 9th November at 7.00pm. Great raffle prizes! All proceeds to Refugees Welcome Crawley. Tickets £10 to include a Syrian buffet supper. Bring your own drinks. At: United Reformed Church, Worth Park Avenue, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 3DF.Form your own team of 6 or join up with others on arrival. To book your place, email Cathy [email protected] or call 07968 688380. Pay on arrival. 

EG Foodbank Charity Quiz Night – Saturday 9 November from 7.30-10pm at Jubilee Community Centre. £5 per person. 8 People per team. Further details and tickets from Tony Cox or Lucy Tribe at [email protected]


Our Annual Diocesan Festival for Young People and Young Adults (15-35 or thereabouts) is happening on Saturday November 9th at St Dunstan’s Church in Woking. Doors open at 3.30pm, programme starts at 4pm, and we end with Mass at 6pm which will be celebrated by Bishop Richard. The keynote speaker for the event will be Father David King, one of our most popular speakers. There will be live music, creative prayer, food, and a chance to make some friends. For more information, check out or contact [email protected]

YOU ARE INVITED TO A CHARITY FUNDRAISING DINNER  –  in aid of the East Grinstead branch of  MS Society on Monday 18th November at 6.30pm for 6.45pm at The Gurkha, The Woodcock Inn, Felbridge.  To book ring the restaurant on 01342 325325/459672 and Quote the MS Charity Dinner Monday Nov. 18th.

EG  Foodbank  ITEMS  –  needs are now toilet paper, soups, cuppa soups, shampoo, shower gel, UHT milk green Longlife 1 litre, washing up liquid, kitchen surface cleaner spray and bags for life. Thank you.

EG  Foodbank  ITEMS  –  needs are now toilet paper, soups, cuppa soups, shampoo, shower gel, UHT milk green Longlife 1 litre, washing up liquid, kitchen surface cleaner spray and bags for life. Thank you.

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