Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm The Parish
Sun 10.30am Kathleen Mandale RIP
Mon 9.30am Julian Dallow RIP (anniv)
Tues 9.30am Thanksgiving – The Pimentas
Wed 9.30am


Mary Baker RIP (fm)

The Parish

Thurs 9.30am St. Peter’s School
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am President John F. Kennedy RIP (fm)

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm The Parish
Sun 10.30am East Grinstead Catenians (President’s Sunday)

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.

CONFIRMATION TODAY  –  3pm at Worth Abbey.  Thank you all those car parking volunteers.

FINANCE MEETING  –  Monday 7.30pm  The Presbytery.

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL – Holy Day of obligation.  Collection for Peter’s Pence.  Masses 8pm Wednesday; 9.30am with School, Thursday  at OLSP.

THANK YOU  – for your generosity in recent special collections: 14th May, The Education of Future Priests, £603 then 28th May, The Catholic Communications Network, £455.

PARISH SUMMER LUNCH  –  Another great and thoroughly enjoyable parish social gathering.  Thanks to all who came and made it such a grand luncheon party – and special thanks to the members of the Lunches Team who fed us all so very well.

MISSIO RED BOXES  – Would Red Box holders please bring their box to church for the mid-year count. Please bring it to the sacristy or hand it to Chris or Margaret, don’t leave it anywhere else. If your box is usually counted at home this will happen as usual.  As advised earlier, if you are a new box holder following the recent appeal and would prefer to hold over until the next count in November, that will be quite alright. If any queries, just contact Margaret or Chris (327002). Thank you.

ADORATION ON FRIDAY MORNINGS – Please note that, effective Friday, 16th June, and during the Summer  period, Adoration will operate between 09-00 and 12:00 midday instead of concluding at 1:00 o’clock. This is to allow for foreseen absences of “core” attendees. We have to ensure that there is always attendance in front of the Blessed Sacrament and we really do need some more support from parishioners who are able to commit their presence for a set period each Friday morning. This can be flexible, just speak to Seana, Margaret or Chris c/o 327002.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP  – 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.

EG FOODBANK  items particularly required for Summer holiday school lunch packs are Rice Pudding, Jam, Pasta Sauce (jars), Tinned Hot Dogs, Tinned Meat Balls ,Tinned Pasta (hoops etc), Biscuits (small Packets) Tinned Tomatoes and Tinned Fruit.  Please could donations be made by Friday, 23rd June 2017 either to St Peter’s or the Jubilee Centre or Charlwoods Road, or donation boxes at Waitrose or Lloyds Bank. Thank you.

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 OUT FOR 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.

UNDERSTANDING CAFOD information day  –  on Saturday 1st July from 2.30-4.30pm  at English Martyr’s Church, Horley, RH6 8AR.  A look at CAFOD’s work and how it is trying to end poverty.

FAIRTRADE SALE  –  will be after both masses on 1st/2nd July.  Any special orders to Mike and Tina Causton tel. 311435 or email [email protected] or Chris and Margaret Vasey tel 834436 [email protected]



Tickets are still available for the ‘Breakthrough’ day on Saturday July 8th, being held at DABCEC in Crawley (10am to 3.30pm). The day is aimed at youth group leaders, confirmation catechists, those involved in young adult ministry, and anybody who is simply interested in any of the above. Tickets are £10, with reductions available for larger groups. Michael Marchand is from Texas and is a popular speaker in the US and around the world. He will be helping us to focus on evangelisation.  Following Michael’s input, there will be streams for confirmation, youth ministry, and young adult ministry.

To book, Email [email protected]

MUSIC AFTERNOON WITH CREAM TEA  –  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.

CHARITY TAPAS MEAL FOR YOUNG ‘REDSHIRT’ HELPERS GOING TO LOURDES  – To be held on Monday 17th July at La Farola Restaurant, East Grinstead. Cost is £16 per head of which £8 will help the 5 Redshirts in Year 10 going to Lourdes on the Diocesan Pilgrimage for the first time. Please call La Farola to book on 01342 322399 to let them know you are part of the charity dinner and also of any dietary requirements.  ARRIVE 7PM FOR 7.30PM START.

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]

Survey of Young People for the 2018 General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops  – In October 2018, the Synod of Bishops will gather in Rome to consider the issue of Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.  In preparation for the assembly in 2018, Pope Francis is calling on young people aged 13 to 29 to share your thoughts on Life, Faith and what God is calling you to be. Use the URL below to complete the online survey.  All views are wanted.  If you know young people in this age group, please draw this to their attention.

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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