Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Gill Carpenter RIP (2nd anniv)
Sun 10.30am Hazel Bellgard RIP
Mon 9.30am
Shirley Kiley RIP (anniv)
Philip Hubbard RIP (anniv)
Tues 9.30am John  Murphy RIP (anniv)
Wed No Mass
Thurs Philip Hubbard RIP
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am Boniface Rosner RIP

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Marianne Wade RIP
Sun 10.30am Edward Sikorski RIP (anniv)
John Francis Greenacre 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.

BAPTISM  –  today 12.30 at OLSP.  Enrico Franco Latella.


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.

ADORATION  –  Please note there will be no Adoration on Friday 5th May.

THANK YOU  –  for your generosity in recent special collections: East Africa Crisis Appeal, 2nd April, £1,390; Holy Places, Good Friday, £447.

Catholic Women’s League  –  are holding their usual annual National Coffee Morning today 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.

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.

WORTH ABBEY PARISH  –  A Vacancy for Parish Secretary – Worth Abbey Parish is wishing to recruit a Parish Secretary.  The role is subject to a six-month period of probation, with a view to the position becoming permanent at the end of this period, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

Letters of application enclosing a Curriculum Vitae, marked “Application for Parish Secretary” should be sent by post to:

Fr. Paul Fleetwood, OSB

Parish Priest

Worth Abbey Parish

Paddockhurst Road

Turners Hill

West Sussex  RH10 4SB

A job Description can be found on the parish website.

telephone 01342 710313

email  [email protected]

Closing date for applications  Friday 19th May 2017

HOSPICES OF HOPE  –  Job Vacancy – The Hospices of Hope charity is looking for a part-time assistant manager for their shop in East Grinstead.  For information email  [email protected]

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 4 nights

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.

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.

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 :


OUR LADY & ST PETERS LUNCH CLUB  –  will meet on Wednesday 17th May at 12.15 pm.  Please ring Ivy (323240) or Jean (311295) or your driver if you are not able to come.

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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