Newsletter 23/24th June


Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Survive Miva
Sun 10.30am Jeanne Bell RIP & Kieran Englishby RIP
Mon No Mass
Tues 9.30am Julian Dallow RIP (anniv)
Wed 9.30am Jeanne Bell RIP (1st anniv)
Thur 8.00am Vigil Ss. Peter & Paul. Mary Baker RIP (fm)
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am & 12.00am President John F. Kennedy RIP (fm). Ines Tramontin RIP

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Eric Frantz RIP
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 09:00-12:00pm.  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 parishioners

TONIGHT (SATURDAY)  –  Quiz Night and Fish & Chips Supper to raise money to support young parishioners going on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in July as either ‘Blue shirt’ (Roisin Bell, Charlie O’Neill and Jesse O’Sullivan) or ‘Red shirt’ (Grace Donohue) helpers, the East Grinstead Catenians are organising a Family Quiz tonight (Saturday), 23rd June at St. Peter’s School, Crossways Avenue, at 7 for 7.30pm, and the bowling afternoon at Mount Noddy on Sunday 24 June.


Cake & Plant Sale tODAY – Please do drop by the sale at OLSP after Mass.  All proceeds going to a supported house for young folk with Down’s Syndrome.

FUNERAL  –  (not requiem mass)  Thursday 11am OLSP –  William O’Sullivan.

REQUIEM MASS  –  Friday 12 noon OLSP.  Ines Tremontin RIP.

SS PETER & PAUL  –  Holy Day of obligation.  Masses:  Thursday 8pm and Friday 9.30am at OLSP.  Collection – the traditional Peter Pence to Rome.  St. Peter’s School will be attending the 9.30am Mass.

NO ADORATION  –  Next Friday, 29th. It is the Feast Day of Ss Peter & Paul. As there will be a Parish Mass in the morning, there will be NO Adoration or following Holy Rosary on this day.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY AT OLSP  –  for a year we have not been able to exercise this ministry to children, but it is hoped that we may begin again in September when the schools go back.  If you have a heart for this ministry and are interested please join Fr. Steven at the Presbytery 7.30pm, Wednesday 4th July.

MISSION TODAY MAGAZINE – Complimentary copies of the Summer edition of the magazine are available from the church table at OL&StP.

ENCOUNTER EVENING (FOR 15-30s) FRIDAY 29TH, CRAWLEY  –  Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event due to unforeseen circumstances.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP – EAST GRINSTEAD   –  We are taking a short break. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 28th June, from 7.30-8.30pm in the Parish Centre/Church Hall.

COUNTED MISSIO RED BOXES (OL&StP)  –  Please collect counted, named boxes from the window sill close to the choir loft door. Thank you for your generosity.

MISSIO RED BOXES  – Would box holders at OL&StP please bring their boxes to church for half-year counting. Please hand the box to Father Steven or deliver into the sacristy, don’t leave it anywhere else. If your box is normally counted at home, this will happen as usual and if you have any queries, just contact Margaret or Chris on 327002.

PARISH MAGAZINE – The deadline of 17 June is nearly upon us, but in the interest of having a full issue, it has now been extended to the end of the month. So if you have anything in mind that you would like to contribute, there is still a little time. Submissions can be emailed to me at Alternatively, contributions can be addressed to Klara King and left on the table at the back of the church.

The next Fairtrade Sale  –  will be after both masses on 30th June/1st July. Any special orders please contact Mike and Tina Causton on 07544382565 email or Chris and Margaret Vasey on 834436 email

Justice and Peace Group   Sleep Out overnight on Saturday 30 June – our 28th – to raise money for Crawley Open House, The Easter Team and Worthing Churches Homeless Project  We will be seeking sponsorship at weekend Masses from 9/10 June onwards.  There will also be a street collection on the morning of that day – OLSP slot is from 9-10am – if anyone can hold a collecting tin in EG at that time we would be very happy to have you as a volunteer.  Also, if you would like to join us at the Sleep Out you would be welcome as well. Further details from Sue Joy 01342 835190.

HM  PRISON & PROBATION SERVICE ARE LOOKING FOR PACT VOLUNTEERS – Pact Volunteers are helping people who are currently unable to access mainstream provision and require specialist one to one support to increase their social inclusion. You will find volunteering rewarding, enjoyable and there is so much that you will learn.  Above all you really WILL be helping to change others people’s lives for the better.

Some of the duties are:

Supporting and accompanying offenders to appointments and meetings.

Researching and developing links between offenders and local services.

Meeting with offenders in custody before release from prison and at the gate on the day of release (where appropriate).

On-going encouragement, building self-efficacy.

For more information:  Email:  Call: 07876 836 232;



1)     3 – 5 July Come Follow Me…..£177 per person.  Exploring being a disciple of Christ, seeking guidance from the scriptures and others, sharing how his teachings can be put into practice.

2)     Individual retreats  Friday to Sunday 13-15th July.

3)     Day Retreat  –  Quiet Friday   13th July.

4)     Silent Retreat 16-19th July £265.  Led by a member of the monastic community.

For any contact Worth Bookings Secretary  01342 710318 email

ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION GROUP SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP  – as part of the CAFOD “Speak up!” week of action; The E.C.G invite you to a talk and workshop on why we should care about climate change and habitat destruction. They will present how small changes in our daily lives can positively affect our relationships with God, ourselves, our global neighbours and our planet.  St. Bernard’s Church hall, 7pm-9pm, 5th July 2018.

Rosary Bike Ride –  If you would like to support the pro-life cause – Good Counsel Network –  please go to web page  or see me at Mass – I have a sponsor sheet.  Support can be in the form of sponsorship and/or praying the rosary.  God willing, the ride will start on 12th July.  Les Whittaker

theASCENT – Discipleship Process for Young People   – This October, theASCENT will be launching at Worth Abbey with the support of the diocese.  It’s a three-year discipleship process involving three weekend residentials a year and weekly online group sessions.  It’s open to anyone about to go into year 10, 11, or 12 and it’s designed to take people with a real interest in their faith and to help them to make a deeper commitment and to explore who God created them to be, while making a few friends and hopefully having some fun in the process.  For more details, or to apply, visit or contact

EG Foodbank –   require the following items which can be brought to church or left at the Jubilee Centre in Charlwoods Road.  Disposable razors-male and female, shaving foam, tinned peas, tinned carrots, tinned fruit, jars of coffee, tinned meat, shampoo – male and female, toothbrushes – adults and children, good strong plastic bags.

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.

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