Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Deceased friends & relatives of
The Causton Family RIP
Hazel Bellgard RIP
Sun 10.30am Josie & Eamonn Tuke RIP
Mon 9.30am
Thomas & Agnes Kelly RIP
Kathleen Carvery RIP (10th)
Tues 9.30am Brian Docherty RIP
Wed 9. 30am Deceased members of the
Conway & McCann families RIP
Thurs 9.30am Mary Coakley RIP
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am George Pugh RIP

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Thomas & Agnes Kelly RIP
Sun 10.30am Zofia & Zukowska RIP
Anne Sellier 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.

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.

2ND COLLECTION TODAY  – East African – Lent Emergency Appeal.  Thank you.


THANK YOU  – for your generosity in recent special collections: CAFOD Lenten Fast Day, £1,240…Easter Flowers, £501.

“The next Fairtrade sale  –  will be after both masses this weekend 1st/2ndApril.  Any special orders please contact Mike and Tina Causton on 311435 or [email protected]. Or Margaret and Chris Vasey on Tel. 834436 or [email protected] ”

HELP WITH REGULAR CHURCH CLEANING  –  Please call Mike Thorogood on 07802 365646 or Fr. Steven if you are able to help.  Thank you.

EASTER SERVICES  –  Please sign up on sheets at the back of the church. Your help is essential to the smooth running of the Easter services.

CAFOD WEEKDAYS IN LENT – When there is a 9.30am mass at OLSP it will be preceded by Way of The Cross at 9am.

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY – NEXT SUNDAY  –  The Sunday Masses begin in the hall.


HOLY WEEK WARNING –  Parking will be difficult on Good Friday & Easter Eve as the Flying Scotsman is in town.  Come early.

PARISH 100 CLUB  – Congratulations to winners in the March draw: 1st, £50, no 84, Mr & Mrs T Sikorski; 2nd, £25, no 109, Miss Wells; 3rd, £15, no 75, Mr & Mrs Mulhearn.

MISSIO NEW RED BOX HOLDERS  – If you are a new holder of a Red Box and have not received a mailed letter, please will you collect a named envelope from the church table at OL&StP.

STANDING ORDERS  –  Thank you for these.  They help the Churches here in East Grinstead and Lingfield to pay the bills as they are regular.  However, charges and prices go up.  If you have not reviewed your standing order for a number of years it would be appreciated if you would consider increasing it. Standing Order Envelopes  are awaiting  collection at the back of the church.

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

CHRISTIAN  MEDITATION GROUPS – EAST GRINSTEAD AND WORTH ABBEY –  In East Grinstead our weekly meetings are held each Thursday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Parish Centre (WEATHER PERMITTING).  In Worth Abbey, meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7.45 until 8.45 in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.  For further details of dates, please see leaflet at back of church.  For more information please contact Gabrielle Joyce on 01342 326118.

RISH MAN POOR MAN LUNCH – 12.30 to 1pm on Sunday 7th May at St Bernard’s Parish Hall to raise money for young helpers going on this year’s annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Tickets: £8 for adults, £4 for children under 14.

On sale from this week or Tel.Sue Joy EG 835190 and leave a message.

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 :


SHOEBOXES FOR SYRIA – Crawley Refugees Welcome Group is organising shoeboxes for children in Syria similar to our Christmas Mustard Seed scheme.  If anyone has any contributions they can make – shoeboxes, goodies (not sweets with gelatine or chocolate), small cuddly toys, pencils, notebooks, balls, dolls, skipping ropes toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap etc. please leave them asap in a carrier bag marked Shoeboxes for Syria or ring Sue Joy for collection early next week.  Tel: 01342 835190. Thank you.

EG FOODBANK –  requires donations of the following; Small Easter eggs eg. Crème egg (no large eggs please due to storage issues), Jam, Tinned sweetcorn (small tins) Tinned pasta (hoops etc.), Pasta sauce (jars),Tinned fruit (peaches etc.), Tinned sponge pudding, Tinned custard, Tinned tuna, Tinned meat (meatballs, hotdogs).  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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