Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Sylvia Youldon RIP (anniv)
Catherine Dawes RIP (fm)
Sun 10.30am Ralph Etheridge RIP
Alexander Mustard RIP
Mon 9.30am
Good estate of The Farrell Family
Tues 9.30am In honour of
The Sacred Heart (M.H.)
Wed 9.30am Joan Attfield RIP
Thurs No Mass
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am Good estate of Teresa Curtina

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Gill Carpenter RIP (2nd anniv)
Sun 10.30am Hazel Bellgard 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.

LOURDES LENTEN BOXES – If you held a Lourdes box over Lent, please will you now return it for counting.  Please only return your box to the sacristy or hand it direct to Father Steven or Deacon Ted. Thank you.

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.

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.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE –  are holding their usual annual National Coffee Morning on Sunday 30th April after Mass in the parish centre.  Cakes, plants, books and brick-a-brac will be on sale to raise money for our charities at Christmas. Your support would be appreciated. Thank you.

URGENT  HELP NEEDED  –  “We are committed to serving lunch to the Homeless at Crawley Friary on Sunday lunchtime 30th April, but we find ourselves very short of volunteers on this occasion.  Could anyone offer us their help as a one off?  If you can please  contact Mike or Tina Causton on 311435.”

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  –  ticket sales for this event on Sunday 7 May at St Bernard’s parish Hall are not going as fast as we hoped!!   PLEASE come along and support our young helpers going on the Diocesan Pilgrimage this summer so they help care for assisted and disabled pilgrims.  We also require raffle prizes so any donations gratefully received.  Ticket sales after all Masses this weekend and next or contact Sue Joy asap. 01342 835190.   Thank you.

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; 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.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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