Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Josie & Eamonn Tuke RIP
Sun 10.30am In Thanksgiving – Claire Bellinger
Mon 9.30am
Our 1st Holy Communion
children & catechists
Tues 9.30am Our confirmandi and catechists
Wed 12.00am Requiem Mass:
Gerald Edwards RIP
Thurs No Mass
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat No Mass

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Veronica Jefcoate RIP
Sun 10.30am Patricia Giblin RIP (anniv)

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.  Pleas e 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.

1ST HOLY COMMUNION  –  today at St. Bernard’s.

Fairtrade sale  –  will be after both masses this weekend 20th/21st May.  Any special orders please contact Mike and Tina Causton on 311435 or [email protected]. Or Margaret and Chris Vasey on 834436 or [email protected]

THANK YOU  – for Lourdes Lenten Boxes now returned, £705 has been donated to date in support of pilgrims to the shrine.  If you still hold your box, please will you return it soonest to the sacristy or pass it to Father Steven or Deacon Ted.

REQUIEM  MASS  –  Wednesday 12 noon for Gerald Edwards RIP.

2ND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK  – Catholic Communications Network.  Can be gift-aided using Diocesan envelopes.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE  – would like to thank all who supported our National Coffee Morning and money raised will be added to funds to be distributed to charities at Christmas time.

SAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS  –  Thank you for the generous gifts of vouchers as passed to St Peter’s School. Distribution by the company in the present series has now ceased but redemption continues until July for late receipts.

BACON BUTTIES  –  will be served after 9.00am mass on the 28th May at St. Bernard’s. All profits will help aid the young helpers going on the Diocesan Pilgrimage this summer so they help care for assisted and disabled pilgrims.

CHRISTIAN  MEDITATION GROUPS –  in East Grinstead we meet each Thursday from 7.30-8.30 pm, in the Parish Centre/Church Hall at Our Lady and St Peter.  At Worth Abbey we meet each 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7.45-8.45 pm, in the Chapel of The Blessed Sacrament, in the Abbey Church. For those who wish to stay, Compline starts at 9.00 pm in the Abbey Church.  Visitors and new members are always welcome at both venues.  If you would like any more information, please contact Gabrielle Joyce, on 01342 326118.

SPRING CHARITY FEAST 2017  –  A Charity Feast is taking place over 1 night

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

THE HOSPICES OF HOPE SHOP –   is looking for 2 part-time assistant managers to help run their successful shop in London Rd. The charity is the leading palliative care charity in S E Europe providing care and support for people at the end of life. The shops provide invaluable funds to finance the charity’s pioneering range of services and expertise. If you are caring, enthusiastic with an interest in people and making a difference why not call Brigid on 01342 315362 to find out more about a career with The Hospices of Hope.  There are also opportunities for volunteering so call in and ask us about joining us for a couple of hours a week.

SPONSORED FATIMA BIKE RIDE  – I will be at St Bernard’s today with Fatima display.  For more information please see  or flyer on notice board.  Les Whittaker

CAKE & PLANT SALE – takes place at OLSP after Mass on 3/4 June.  Donations for sale very welcome and gratefully received – please let me know if you can help.  Les Whittaker 315484 /or [email protected].

PARISH SUMMER LUNCH – SUNDAY 18TH JUNE –  at St. Bernard’s Church Hall, gathering from 12.30pm for lunch at 1.00 pm.  All arrangements will be as for the previous lunches: soft drinks will be provided but please bring your own alcoholic drinks; pre-booking is not required – just come along if you wish; there is no charge but there will be a voluntary donations basket.  Everyone is welcome – from all corners of the parish.

PARISH MAGAZINE: CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED  –  by the end of June, in order to have a summer issue.  Anything helpful/interesting for parishioners from our parish organizations, societies, clubs, the school, etc., or related to the Church, the Diocese, or our parish, charities, pilgrimages, charity work at home or abroad is all very welcome, along with poems, drawings, crosswords, puzzles….  Also, please be sure to let me know if any of the entries for Parish Organizations on the inside back cover need to be changed (times or places of meetings, names, telephone numbers). Submissions can be emailed to me at: [email protected] (or left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King).

SLEEP OUTfor the homeless charities. This will be held overnight on Saturday 1 July in the High Street. Anyone wishing to join J&P Group members please let Sue Joy know asap. EG 835190.  We will be seeking sponsorship from the w/e of 3/4 June.  Thank you for your generosity.  The charities are Crawley Open House, The Easter Team and Worthing Churches Homeless Charities.  Thank you.

MUSIC AFTERNOON WITH CREAM TEA  –  A note for your diary:  on Sunday 9th July in St. Bernard’s Hall at 3pm. There will be an afternoon of music from films and shows, also cream teas – in aid of Friends of the Holy Land.

EVENINGS OF REFLECTION WITH BISHOP RICHARD, 2018 – In 2016 and 2017, Bishop Richard invited Confirmation candidates to join him at Evenings of Reflection held around the Diocese.  More than 350 people attended in 2017, and had the chance to meet with Bishop Richard and to be led in the practice of Lectio Divina. Bishop Richard will be doing the same thing in 2018.  The dates and locations are now available so that parishes and Confirmation co-ordinators can factor them into their planning.

Thursday  January 18th – St. John’s Church, Horsham

Thursday February 8th – St. Joseph’s Church, Epsom

Thursday February 22nd – St Michael’s Church, Worthing

Saturday March 3rd – St John’s Seminary, Wonersh

Saturday March 10th – St Mary Magdalene’s, Bexhill

All evenings run from 7pm to 9pm.  BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Contact  [email protected]

EG FOODBANK –  requires donations of the following; Longlife fruit juice (1litre cartons, tinned vegetables (small tins of peas, carrots, potatoes), tinned meat (meatballs, hotdogs), jars of pasta sauce, tinned fruit (peaches etc), tinned rice pudding, coffee – small jars, tissues – small packs, washing powder – small packets, liquid soap – small dispensers, razors for both men and women.LONGLIFE FRUIT JUICE (1 LITRE CARTONS, TINNED VEGETABLES (SMALL TINS OF PEAS, CARROTS, POTATOES), TINNED MEAT (MEATBALLS, HOTDOGS), JARS OF PASTA SAUCE, TINNED FRUIT (PEACHES ETC), TINNED RICE PUDDING, COFFEE – SMALL JARS, TISSUES – SMALL PACKS, WASHING POWDER – SMALL PACKETS, LIQUID SOAP – SMALL DISPENSERS.  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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