Sat 6.15pmPamela Pimenta RIP
Sun 10.30amParish & People. Hugh Hichland RIP
Mon 9.30amDeceased friends and relatives of the Smyth family RIP
Tues 9.30amFr Kevin Gaskin RIP (fm)
Wed 9.30am
Mary McCarty RIP
Mass: William (Bill) Hughes RIP
Thur 9.30amHugh Hichland RIP
Fri 9.00am
Holy rosary
Sat 9.30amPatrick Conway & Margaret Gillen RIP

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm(Vigil) Hugh Hickland RIP. Gerard Jeffrey RIP
Sun 10.30amParish & people

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 09:00-12:00pm.  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

Refrain –



BAPTISM TODAY  –  OLSP Ruby Grace Pipe.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES  –  on retreat at Worth Abbey this weekend.

ST. PETER’S SCHOOL GOVERNORS MEETS  –  Tuesday 7pm at School.

AFRICAN MISSION APPEAL  –  next week, with 2nd Collection.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS  –  will be done on weekday mornings at 9am before Mass

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN  –  this Sunday.  Lent 3C – Fig Tree.

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 this weekend of 23rd & 24th March to present details of the work planned.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions informally after each mass.

THANK YOU   –  for your generosity in recent 2019 Parish Special Collections: SPUC WHITE FLOWER APPEAL, £692;  PAX CHRISTI, £570;  LOURDES PILGRIMAGE FUND, £666;  CAFOD LENTEN FAST DAY, £1,432 (+£140 Gift Aid value).   In the full year, 2018, offertories to all Special Collections in the Parish amounted to nearly £16,000. 

SVP  –  CARAVAN HOLIDAY IN BOGNOR REGIS –“Dear Parishioners, The Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) are offering a week’s holiday in their 6 berth caravan based in the up market Riverside Caravan Centre in Bognor Regis. The caravan is top of the range having gas central heating and double glazed.  Holidays are available outside of the school holidays and would be ideal for families with children under school age, it would also be ideal for couples etc.  who would enjoy a base to travel around the seaside resorts etc.  The cost of a week in the caravan is only £250.00.  Should you be interested or know of someone this holiday who would be suitable please contact Peter Wells  Mob. 07484330899.”

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 hold their annual National Coffee Morning on Sunday 31st March after Mass. There will be cakes, plants and cards for sale and all proceeds will go towards our Christmas charities. Please support us.

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.

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!

20p feeds a baby for a day!  Lingfield SVP are running a Family Race night on Saturday 11th May from 6.30 – 10.00ish. Venue Jubilee Community Centre East Grinstead. Tickets cost £10 for a family of 4 or £5 per adult. It includes a Ploughman’s Platter and Ice Cream.  It will be an evening of fun and laughter with Children (of any age) riding the hobby horses and a licensed bar for the adults (soft drinks for the children).  By making this fun night a success we all reach out directly to the children in Sudan.  We need to know numbers a.s.a.p. and tickets are available from Lala (01342 327222) Angeline (01342 832665) or Enrique (07824 098276). Many thanks for your support, as always.

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.

INSPIRE 2019 – DAY FOR YOUTH LEADERS –‘INSPIRE’ is the annual day for anyone who works with young people and young adults in a Catholic context, and anyone who is interested. It’s happening on Saturday May 11th at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill, 10am to 2.30pm. Tickets are £10. The day will include some time with the Bishop, as well as a series of presentations on important questions in youth and young adult ministry. To book head to or Email [email protected]

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  For paper application forms and further enquiries please ring 01403 740110 or E-Mail [email protected]

EG Foodbank – items required are long life milk (1 litre green cartons, small packets of washing powder, small packs of tissues, bars of soap, 2 or 4 packet toilet tolls, chocolate creme eggs or packets of mini eggs (not boxed Easter eggs due to storage problems in the warehouse).

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

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