Newsletter 9/10th June


Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Parish & People
Sun 10.30am Margaret Murphy 100th – thanksgiving
Mon 9.30am Margaret Murphy’s good estate
Tues 9.30am The Children of the Parish
Wed No Mass
Thur 9.30am Our Siblings
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat No Mass

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Pauline Hughes RIP
Sun 10.30am Donald Wallace 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 parishioners

2ND COLLECTION  TODAY  –  A Day For Life.  Thank you.

10.30AM  MASS OLSP  –  Going Forth Mass.  1st Holy Communion Children receive their certificates.

BAPTISM  –  12.30 OLSP Valentina Anais Collman.

SONGS OF PRAISE  –  Ecumenical Celebration  6pm today (Sunday) at St. Swithun’s.  All welcome.

PARISH CORE GROUP  –  meets  7pm  Monday in the Presbytery.

WEDDING  –  Saturday 16th  12.30  OLSP.

WORTH ABBEY:  THE OPEN CLOISTER:  –  Coming up in July:

  1. 33-5 July Come Follow Me….£177 per person. Exploring being a disciple of Christ, seeking guidance from
  2. 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

APF RED BOXES:  2017 results –

East Grinstead  £2,676.07  –  an increase of over £450!

Lingfield  £952.65  –  an increase of over £300!

Well done!

PARISH 100 CLUB  –  Congratulations to winners (notified) in the May draw: 1st, £50, no 115; 2nd, £25, no 80; 3rd, £15, no 56.

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.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUPS – EAST GRINSTEAD AND – East Grinstead our weekly meetings are held each Thursday from 7.30-8.30pm in the Parish Centre/church hall. 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 more information please contact Gabrielle Joyce on 01342 326118.

A SHORT SURVEY FOR RECENT CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES  –  Bishop Richard is currently holding a consultation on how we prepare people for confirmation.  If you’ve recently been confirmed then we’d like to hear from you. We’ve created a short survey which you can access on line -  We would also ask parents to pass this on to their children who have recently been confirmed if possible.

Songs of Praise  – Organised by Churches Together in East Grinstead at 6pm  Sunday 10 June at St Swithun’s. All welcome.  Refreshments afterwards.

Justice and Peace Group   meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12 June at Moat Church – all welcome. 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.

PARISH MAGAZINE  –  We are now planning to have an issue of the Magazine well before the school holidays, so we will need contributions by 17 June. News from parish organizations, societies, clubs, etc., articles related in some way to the history of our parish or to the church in general, descriptions of pilgrimages, etc., as well as other contributions, poems, etc. are all very welcome. Also, if any Parish Organizations listed on the inside back cover have a presence online (webpage, Facebook, twitter…), or an email address, then you may wish to give a link to that there as well. 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.

Cake & Plant Sale – 23/24 June  – Please note the date of this year’s Gospel of Life Group’s sale if you would like to support it by baking a cake or growing some plants – all donations gratefully received. Proceeds will go to a supported home for young folk with Downs Syndrome.

FAMILY QUIZ FOR YOUNG HELPERS GOING TO LOURDES  –  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 on Saturday 23rd 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 are available after masses from this weekend or by calling John Donohue on 01342 326552.

Rosary Bike Ride to Walsingham & Back – Change of Date   Thanks for your support with the ride.  I am writing to let you know that the start date has been put back to Thursday 12 July.  Unfortunately daughter Lizzy had a fall at home recently which resulted in a couple of broken toes.  Naturally I wish to be about  to support Lizzy, hence the postponement. Please be assured the ride will still go ahead.  If you would like to support the pro-life cause – Good Counsel Network, please go to web page , or see me at Mass. Support can be in the form of sponsorship and/or praying the rosary.  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. Tissues small packets, coppa soup, tinned custard, jam, bars of soap, deodorants – male and female, and good, strong plastic bags.  Thank you.

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.


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