This week’s Mass table

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

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

MONDAY  –  Bank Holiday.

 “SVP “ – It is SVP’s turn to do the refreshment after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday 5th May. Please note that there will be cakes and plants on sale, so please come along; the funds raised will go to support  our work. Thank you.”

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN  –  today Sunday 5th  – Easter 3C  –  Do you love me?

Catholic Women’s League  –  will meet on Wednesday 8th May at 5:45 for 6pm.  Following business we will discuss the annual service of WUCWO (World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations)

ST. PETER’S  SCHOOL GOVERNORS  –  Meet Thursday 7pm at School.


PARISH SUMMER SOCIAL 16th JUNE   –  If you didn’t receive a written communication handout after Masses at OL&StP last weekend, please contact Chris on 327002 or e-mail [email protected]  (note underscore between cjp and mrp) and one will be forwarded to you.  If needed, extra plain labels are available from the newsletter table. 

PARISH 100 CLUB –  Congratulations to 1st, 2nd, 3rd winners in the April draw: Mr McTighe £50; Mrs Bozzini £25; Mr Berry £15. 

2ND COLLECTION  –  next week.  For The Education of Future Priests of the Diocese.  Can be gift-aided using Diocesan envelopes.  Thank you.

FIAT PANDA FOR SALE  –  great 2nd car/run around/student or first car.  Offers  – see Fr. Steven.

Lourdes Yellow  Boxes – please return these filled boxes as soon as possible. All donations will go to the Parish Lourdes Fund to send sick and disabled pilgrims to Lourdes and also for Redshirts and Helpers that need some assistance with costs.  Thank you for your generosity.

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.

Christian Aid Week Charity Collection Sun 12th to Sat 18th May. Volunteers needed please, to deliver envelopes to houses in the Garden Wood Rd area of East Grinstead and to collect peoples’ donations in them later in that week. Lots of the roads have under 20 houses to call at.  Please let Mike Hope know if you can help, 01342 322560.”

YOU ARE INVITED TO A CHARITY FUNDRAISING DINNER  –  in aid of THE HOSPICES OF HOPE –  on Monday 20th May at 7pm at The Woodcock Inn, Woodcock Hill, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2RE.  Tickets cost £20 and include appetiser, starter & main course with a donation of £10 to the Hospices of Hope.  To book your table please call the restaurant on Woodcock Hill (01342) 325325/459672 NOW.

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN & DEANERY YOUTH WORKER JOB IN WORTHING. SALARY £30,000  –  Chatsmore Catholic High School and the participating parishes in Worthing Deanery are looking to hire an experienced youth minister for the above post, starting in September.  Application deadline is May 20th.  For an application pack, Email [email protected]

Helping young people help others  –  Are you (or do you know) a young Catholic (aged 16-24) who would like to volunteer to help others? Every year the Catenian Bursary Fund supports young Catholics from all over the world who volunteer to do something wonderful and help those less fortunate than themselves…across the globe. Whether this is on an individual project, or with others – or even if you are planning to travel to Lourdes or on the Jumbulance to help an assisted pilgrim – the Bursary Fund may be able to help you to achieve your aims. Further details, including ‘success stories’, eligibility criteria and an online application, can be found at   Or to find out more on the Catenian Association please call Paul Barrett on 01342 870058 or visit

Global Healing Event –  on Friday 24 May from 7-9pm at St Bernard’s Church hall, Vicarage Lane, Lingfield. An ecumenical  evening  on care for creation, using the recently released “Global Healing” film to explore how our faith helps us care for our common home. The evening will include pizza, the film, and a discussion. We will be thinking about Pope Francis’s challenge to us in his encyclical ‘Laudato Si,’ and looking for ways we could respond in our churches! We will finish by 9pm. All welcome. Contact John Paul [email protected] for more information.

Christian Aid Quiz  – 6pm on Saturday 25 May at Moat Church. Teams of 6.  £10 including fish and chip supper. Bookings to Mike West. Tel: 07981 281953 or [email protected]

Cake & Plant Sale at OLSP – 8/9 June (Pentecost)   Advance notice of sale organized by the Gospel of Life Group – with all proceeds going to Cavendish House, supported accommodation – Lingfield.  As ever, we are most grateful for donations of cakes and plants for sale from parishioners. More details nearer the date but if you have any queries or suggestions please call or text Les Whittaker on 315484 or 07502 274450.

FAMILY QUIZ FOR THE CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT  –  To raise money to help towards the refurbishment of Our Lady & St Peter – details of which were given by the architect at masses a few weeks ago – the East Grinstead Catenians are organising a Family Quiz on Saturday 8th June at St. Peter’s School, Crossways Avenue, at 7 for 7.30. Cost £10 per head to include a fish and chip supper. Cash bar available. Teams of up to 6. Tickets will be available after masses shortly.

Justice and Peace Group – please note the date for this year’s Sleep Out will be overnight on Saturday 29 June. Money raised will go to Crawley Open House, Turning Tides and The Easter Team. If anyone would like to Sleep Out or help with the street collection on the morning of the 29th please contact Sue Joy. 01342 835190.  Sponsorship sign up forms will be available at the beginning of June.

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 biscuits, shampoo, cereal (small packets 500g), hand soap, rice 500g, razors (small packets), shaving foam, jam, tinned fruit, rice pudding, pasta sauce (jars) tinned peas and carrots.

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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