|Pamela Pimenta RIP
|Parish & People. Hugh Hichland RIP
|Deceased friends and relatives of the Smyth family RIP
|Fr Kevin Gaskin RIP (fm)
|Mary McCarty RIP
Mass: William (Bill) Hughes RIP
|Hugh Hichland RIP
|Patrick Conway & Margaret Gillen RIP
Masses next weekend
|(Vigil) Parish & People. Deceased friends & relatives of Mrs Rollinson RIP (fm)
|George Bye RIP. Nick & Linda Skilton Bork’s good estate
Lingfield Mass Centre – St. Bernard’s
|Saturday 10am – 10.30am,
5:30pm – 6pm
|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 09:00-12:00pm. 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 or the parish with no extra cost to the parishioner
LENT BOXES – Raising money for the young and ill in our Parish to go to Lourdes. Please take one.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – will be done on weekday mornings at 9am before Mass.
1ST HOLY COMMUNION – Children receive their Crucifixes today. No Children’s Liturgy.
BAPTISM – 12.30 OLSP today. Joshua Siota Perez.
PARISH FINANCE MEETING – 3pm. Thursday. The Presbytery.
1ST RECONCILIATION & PIZZA PARTY – next Saturday at St. Bernard’s.
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Accompanying this weekend’s newsletter you should find a leaflet entitled ‘The Stations of the Cross’ which is a handy reminder of each station. This is the first of a series of leaflets to be provided by the Sussex Catenians under the theme ‘Actively Catholic’. Other leaflets to follow will feature Easter, the Rosary and Christmas and they will shortly be supported by a free monthly email newsletter. 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 http://www.egcats.co.uk
CARE IN EAST GRINSTEAD AND LINGFIELD – CARE is celebrating its 30th birthday. This voluntary organisation supports our local community through Christian volunteers. People are taken to medical appointments, shopping is done, gardening and other light tasks. Their services are overstretched and they desperately need more volunteers – both drivers, and people with basic computer skills to be Duty Officers, who work one day a month from home to take calls from clients and find volunteers who can help them. Pray for Care, and if you can volunteer to help ring John Monk, 01342 410086.
Catholic Women’s League – will meet on Wednesday 13th March 11:45 for 12noon (please bring your lunch). We will have business and a review of the last year.
OL&SP SVP – are collecting Cash4coins, British and Foreign old or new Coins and Notes.
OUR LADY & ST PETER’S – REFURBISHMENT PROJECT –Some of you may recall Storm Doris which took loose render from the Church tower back in Feb ’17 and which identified a serious problem with render on the tower generally. As the Church is Grade II listed we appointed a conservation architect to carry out a full survey and production of a scope of the general refurbishment work required. We are also taking the opportunity to carry out other necessary repairs as well as some upgrade work internally within the Church. Contractor tenders have been received and our consultant is currently reviewing same with a view to reporting on overall costs. The Architect will attend Masses on the weekend of 23rd & 24th March to present details of the work planned. There will be an opportunity to ask questions informally after each mass.
CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY LENT – coming up next Friday. Please support CAFOD in the 2nd Collection next week.
CAFOD Family Fast Day: 15 March: is an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters around the world. Drought, floods and storms are having a devastating impact on our global family. Like Mahinur from Bangladesh. She makes a living from fishing but a drought last year killed all the fish, and she’s struggling to support her disabled husband and son. On Friday, 15 March, can you eat a simple meal in solidarity and give what you save to help people like Mahinur? Through CAFOD’s global Church network – one of the largest aid networks in the world – your support can reach to the ends of the earth. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from church this week and give what you can. Thank You.
OUR LADY & ST. PETERS LUNCH CLUB – will meet on Wednesday 20th March. Fr. Steven will say a Healing Mass at 11.30am followed with Lunch at 12.30 pm. Please ring Ivy (323240) or Jean (311295) or your Driver if you are unable to attend.
Easter Triduum Retreat for Young Adults (18-35s) – This Easter weekend, there will be a retreat for young adults at Worth Abbey Benedictine Monastery, celebrating the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The monastic community at Worth Abbey and the members of The Wellspring Community invite you to join us for this great Feast! To Book, please contact The Open Cloister at Worth Abbey ([email protected]) for a booking form. If you have any questions, do drop us an email [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!
PARISH 100 CLUB – Congratulations to winners in the February draw: 1st, £50, no 107, Mrs Cooper; 2nd, £25, no 22, Mrs Pett; 3rd, £15, no 55, Mrs Bozzini. Good prize money every month, just speak to Chris if you would like to join (327002)
COMPLIMENTARY MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS – currently available in the churches: A&B News, March (Lent) edition and Mission Today Magazine, Spring edition.
PARISH CHEQUE REMITTANCES – If you have reason to make a payment to the Parish for any reason (including special collections) please, for cheques, enter the payee as Our Lady & St Peter Catholic Church. If you wish to remit online, the Parish sort code is 40-05-20, account number 71076841, and please add brief details in the reference box. Thank you.
ST PETER’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The governors of St Peter’s are really pleased to be able to share with the parish that our school has once more been judged as good by Ofsted. One parent is quoted in the report as saying ‘My children are happy and proud to be part of the big family which is St Peter’s. Governors are an integral part of this family and the majority of the governors of our school are Foundation governors. Only Catholics can be considered for this role. We do currently have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor and it would be great if parishioners would consider putting themselves forward for this role. Enthusiasm and commitment to your faith and education are the only qualifications! Please speak to Fr Steven if you are interested to learn more.
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE – applications for this year’s pilgrimage from 25th July to 2 August are now open for helpers, assisted pilgrims and pilgrims, doctors and nurses. Please go to http://www.ablourdes.org For paper application forms and further enquiries please ring 01403 740110 or E-Mail [email protected]
PARISH MAGAZINE – Our next issue is planned for just before Easter, so we need contributions by the end of March. Members of parish organizations, societies, clubs, etc., anyone who is doing anything in connection with the Parish, the Diocese, the Church, or charities, anything of interest to parishioners, anyone who has been on a pilgrimage…. please consider seriously writing about it and making a contribution. Submissions can, as usual, be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King, or, preferably, emailed to me at [email protected]
PALM SUNDAY PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – 14th April 2019. For details please enquire from Maribel – 07528694112 Norly – 07794937788.
EG Foodbank – items required are long life fruit juice (1 litre cartons), surface cleaner spray, jam, deodorant (mens and ladies), razors and shaving foam (male and female), small packets of washing powder or liquid, tinned hotdogs and meatballs, washing up liquid, 2 or 4 packets of toilet rolls, long life milk 1 litre green cartons.
CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE – welcomes sleeping bags, blankets, and flasks to give to homeless people who turn up at the door when the Centre is full. In addition tinned and packet food is welcome as well as coffee, tea and sugar. Please leave donated items at the back of church at OLSP and St. Bernard’s. Larger items, including duvets and clothes also be donated at both churches, or taken directly to COH at Three Bridges. Tel: 01293 447702. Alternatively, if you prefer, please leave a cash donation in the basket and the SVP will purchase items on your behalf. Thank you for all your generous donations throughout the year.
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