Masses this week

Sat 8.00pm Easter Vigil:  The Parish
Sun 10.30am The Parish
Mon 9.30am
Special intention &
Margaret Slarey RIP
Tues No Mass
Wed No Mass
Thurs No Mass
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am Peter McKay RIP (1st anniv)

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Sylvia Youldon RIP (anniv)
Catherine Dawes RIP (fm)
Sun 10.30am Ralph Etheridge RIP
Alexander Mustard RIP

Lingfield Mass Centre – St. Bernard’s

Sun 9.00am

Reconciliation (Confession)

East Grinstead: Saturday 10am – 10.30am,
5:30pm – 6pm
Lingfield: Sunday 8.15am – 8.45am

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

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – “Exposition takes place every Friday morning at Our Lady & St Peter’s between 09:00-1:00pm.  Come let us adore Him.”

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

WILLS & BEQUESTS – The 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.

COLLECTION TODAY  –  as is The tradition, for The Clergy.  Thank you.

THANK YOU  –  to all who have got the Churches ready for Easter and have participated in the music, readings etc.

APPEAL  –  Please, if you borrowed one of the booklets “A Woman’s Way of the Cross” as used for Stations of the Cross at Our Lady & St Peter’s this Lent, will you now return it to the church table. Thank you.

our LADY & ST PETERS LUNCH CLUB  –  meet on Wednesday 19th April at 12.15 pm for our Easter Celebration lunch. Please ring Ivy (323240) Jean (311295) or your driver if you are unable to come, we like to know the number to cater for.

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS  – Thank you for these delivered to the box on the church table at OL&StP, they will all be passed to St Peter’s School.

CHRISTIAN  MEDITATION GROUPS – EAST GRINSTEAD AND WORTH ABBEY –  We are now having a break for Easter. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 27th April.  Worth Abbey group are also having a break for Easter, and will next meet on Wednesday 26th April.  Please contact Gabrielle Joyce on 326118 for any further information.

SPRING CHARITY FEAST 2017  –  A Charity Feast is taking place over 4 nights

Mon 24th April    La Farola              East Grinstead            Spanish Food                                  01342 322399

Mon 8th May       The Ghurkha         East Grinstead            A taste of The Himalayas                01342 311779

Mon 15th May     Paglia E Fieno       East Grinstead            Italian Food                                     01342 328713

Mon 22nd May    Tarana                   Lingfield                       Indian and Thai Food                      01342 832222

PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE :  Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start.

All Meals £16 per head, of which £8.00 will go towards the following 5 Charities: Crawley Open House, The East Grinstead Food Bank, Crawley Prison Fellowship, Age Uk East Grinstead & District. East Grinstead & District Mental Health Association. With Special Thanks To: E.G. Charcoal Grill – Glanfield Food & Wine And Redmond & Associates And also all the businesses and shops that have kindly donated Raffle Prizes

PRIVATE BENEFIT RECITAL IN AID OF MUSIC STUDENT  –  Bank Holiday Monday 1st May, 5pm at The Old Convent, East Grinstead, organised by parishioner Valeria Martinelli to help promising young baritone Jacob Bettinelli raise funds to pay his Royal College of Music fees.  £20 per person.  For more information contact [email protected]  – 07719 785269

Rich Man Poor Man lunch  – 12.30 for 1pm on Sunday 7 May at St Bernard’s Parish Hall to raise money for young helpers going on this year’s annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Tickets: £8 for adults, £4 for children under 14.  On sale now or tel: Sue Joy EG 835190 and leave a message.

ROSARIES WANTED & FATIMA BIKE RIDE  –  Do you have a spare rosary at home that could be passed on to somebody else to use?  I am getting together a display on the Fatima Apparitions to mark the Centenary (May 13th) and will have rosaries available, in the spirit of the Fatima Message.  I will also be undertaking a sponsored bike ride to Fatima in the summer, in support of the World Apostolate of Fatima and pro-life causes-more details shortly.  If you would like to donate a rosary, please hand to me at Mass, Tel. 315484, or leave in an envelope addressed to me at OLSP.  Thank you.  Les Whittaker.

LONDON MOON WALK  –  Mary Thomas  and her daughter Karla from St. Bernard’s and Teresa Ruttley from OLSP are participating in the London Moon Walk on 13th May 2017.  It’s the length of a full marathon (26.2 miles) and takes place at night.  They are raising money for Breast Cancer.  Mary and Teresa both work together at the Queen Victoria Hospital as Twilight Nurses and have known each other for many years.  Having worked with cancer patients both felt supporting this Charity was a great cause and it is a one off event.  If you would like to sponsor us please either see us after mass or use our online links.  Thank you.


Mary :


CAKE & PLANT SALE  – The Gospel of Life Group’s sale takes place after Mass over the weekend of 3/4 June at OLSP.   Proceeds will be used to pay for additional planting in the end of season garden tidy-up exercise at the LIFE homes in West Sussex.  As a small group we are always very grateful for any donations of cakes, plants or related goods from parishioners.  If you would like to support the event in that way please let me know.  Les Whittaker (315484).

EG FOODBANK –  requires donations of the following; Small Easter eggs eg. Crème egg (no large eggs please due to storage issues), Jam, Tinned sweetcorn (small tins) Tinned pasta (hoops etc.), Pasta sauce (jars),Tinned fruit (peaches etc.), Tinned sponge pudding, Tinned custard, Tinned tuna, Tinned meat (meatballs, hotdogs).  Please leave at church or take to Jubilee Community Centre in Charlwood Road.

CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE –  is desperately short of blankets, sleeping bags and flasks to give to homeless people who turn up at the door when it is full.  Toilet rolls, UHT milk, sponge puddings, sugar and tinned meat are particularly required at present but any tinned and packet food is welcome plus tea and coffee.  Please leave donated items at the back of the church at Our Lady and St. Peter’s and at St. Bernard’s.  Larger items, including duvets and clothes to be taken to OLSP, or taken directly to COH near Three Bridges in Crawley.  Tel: 01293 447702.  Alternatively, if you prefer, please leave a cash contribution in the basket and the SVP will purchase items on your behalf.  Thank you.

GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP –  desperately needs medium sized trousers and trainers size 9 & 10.


Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese

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