Newsletter 20/21st January

NEWSLETTER 21ST JANUARY 2018

Masses this week

 

Sat 6.15pm Agnes Wallace RIP (fm)
Sun 10.30am Gerard Feenan RIP (anniv) Pauline Cleary RIP
Mon 11.00am Requiem mass: David Hoey RIP
Tues 9.30am The Dallow family RIP
Wed 9.30am Peter Fleming’s good estate
Thur 9.30am Reg Bond RIP
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am No Mass

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Roy Still RIP
Sun 10.30am Josie and Eamonn Tuke 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 for the parish with no extra cost to the parishioners

THANK YOU –  for Missio Red Box returns at OL&StP in 2017: £898 was counted-up at the year-end bring-in making a total of £2,132 for the year. This money is submitted to the APF in support of Missions across the world. Thank you very much.

PARISH CORE GROUP MEETS  –  7pm Presbytery, Monday.

REQUIEM MASS  –  Monday 11am.  David Hoey RIP at OLSP.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A Charity fundraising dinner for The Hospices of Hope  –  (leading the way in hospice care provision in Romania, Serbia & Moldova) on Monday 22nd January at 7pm at Paglia e Fieno. Tickets are £16 each which includes a £7 charity donation.  To book your table now call in to the restaurant at 102 London Rd, or call (01342 328713) NOW!

THIS IS THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY  –  Please pray.

CHRISTIAN UNITY SERVICE  –  this Wednesday 12.30 at St. Luke’s Church Wed 24 January at 12.30pm.  All welcome.

WHITE FLOWER APPEAL  –  the Society for the Protection of Unborn children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal next weekend. SPUC is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion, which means taking abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and their mothers, and to stop Abortion getting even worse in this country by decriminalisation.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION groups – In East Grinstead we meet each Thursday. We are now meeting earlier, from 5.00-6.00pm during the darker months, in a member’s home. Do contact Gabrielle if you would like to join us. At Worth Abbey we meet every 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.

The next Fairtrade Sale  –  will be after both masses on 27th/28th January.  Any special orders please ring Mike and Tina on 311435 or email t.causton@sky.com, or Chris and Margaret Vasey on 834436 or email cjvasey@aol.com.

CAFOD  –  the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, would like to invite you to the CAFOD Breakfast in The Friary, Crawley on Saturday the 3rd of February 10 for 10:30-midday. Their Head of International Development, Maria Gonzalez, and their Head of Humanitarian Work, Giovanna Reda, will be sharing and update on CAFOD’s work Such as in Emergencies in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and their work in Zimbabwe which is the focus of the upcoming Family Fast Day.  Croissants and hot drinks will be served.  More information from the local CAFOD office 01483 898 866  All are welcome to this free event.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS – YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!  –  Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them?  Then we need you to make your voice heard.  The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admission cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend.

They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.  Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

Called by Name RetreatCalled by Name is a vocation retreat for young adults (aged 18-35) being held 9 – 11th February at Worth Abbey, Crawley. It offers an opportunity for you to tune-in more deeply to the call of Christ in your life,  to discern His will for you, discover deeper meaning and direction in your life, and to grow in the trust and freedom to respond generously to the Gospel. The weekend will include talks from a range of speakers from different walks of life, spiritual accompaniment, and space for prayer and reflection. The retreat is not aimed only at those discerning a possible call to religious life/priesthood, but to every young person seeking to know and live the call of Christ. The cost is £63 for students/unwaged, £105 waged, and includes meals and accommodation. To book, or for more info, please contact Katrina on TOC@worth.org.uk / 01342 710318.

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018 – the services will be at 10.30 and 8pm on Friday 2 March at St John’s Felbridge.  The service has been prepared by the Women of Surinam (South America) and the theme is All God’s Creation are Very Good!

BISHOP RICHARD INVITES YOU TO JOIN HIM FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN DUBLIN WITH THE HOLY FATHER, POPE FRANCIS  –  21-26 August 2018 sees the arrival of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland.  The Diocese is making the most of this wonderful opportunity by organising a pilgrimage for those who would like to attend.  It is open to families of all shapes and sizes, from tiny tots to Grandma and Pops! We will be staying together in Dublin City University accommodation and travelling to events together by coach.  A three day congress will be followed by a Festival of Families and a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration with Pope Francis.  If you would like more information about the event visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/ If you would like to join us on pilgrimage, please speak to your parish priest about how he can support you financially, and for a booking form.  Alternatively you can contact Lizzie or Katherine of Diocesan Pastoral team wmof2018@dabnet.org.

EG Foodbank needs washing powder (small packets), Long Life Fruit Juice, Tinned meat (hot dogs and meatballs) Tinned carrots, Nappies (only Sizes 4/5/6) and deodorants for male and female.  No more Christmas treats please.  Thank you for your continued very generous support. Either leave goods at the back of both churches, or in EG library, Barclays bank or leave at Jubilee Community Centre.  Items purchased at Waitrose and Sainsburys can be placed in special baskets in the store.

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.  Please take a lable from the Advent Tree at OLSP and bring the item along next week.  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 can 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.

GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP – desperately needs medium sized trousers and trainers size 9 & 10.

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