Newsletter 28/29th July


Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Marie Louise Furmanska RIP anniv
Sun 10.30am Josie & Eamonn Tuke RIP
Mon 9.30am Jennifer Salcito RIP
Tues 9.30am Eileen Buchanan RIP
Wed 9.30am Our Teachers
Thur 9.30am Marguerite & Claire Blount RIP (fm)
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am Vocation for Priests

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Peter & Mark Carter RIP
Sun 10.30am Roy Still RIP anniv

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

WE WELCOME FR. KEVIN OSB FROM WORTH ABBEY  –  to celebrate the Vigil Mass.

THANK YOU  – for your generosity in recent SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: A Day for Life, £572; Survive Miva Appeal, £977; Peter’s Pence, £228; Apostleship of the Sea, £644.

MINISTRIES  – If you will be enjoying a summer holiday away during the next month or so but have any Ministry commitments meanwhile, PLEASE will you liaise with fellow parishioners for continuity during your absence.

FRIDAY ADORATION AT OL&StP  – Adoration will continue as normal through the summer, 09:00 to 12:00 midday. Why not pop in just as suits you or come for the Holy Rosary which follows at midday.

MOBILE PHONE  – A mobile phone was left in the church after 10:30 Mass last Sunday, 22nd. Please contact Chris Pond on 327002 (maybe from a landline?)

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUPS – Taking a break for the Summer.

SLEEP OUT  –  Never too late to sponsor the Justice and Peace Group so if you haven’t  please do! Thanks to all those who have.  We will be collecting the money from next week.  If you wish you may put your contribution in an envelope with your name and amount and give it to Father Steven – do not leave it at the back of either church.

PARISH MAGAZINE – be sure to pick up your copy.

CHILDREN IN THE PARISH  –  It is great to have these children in the Parish.  After discussion with the Core Group of the Parish the decision has been made –

  1. Replace in both churches the 1st Sunday no children’s liturgy and children’s mass with the 2nd Sunday instead.  This is because so many 1st Sundays fall when children are away on holiday throughout the year.
  2. In OLSP to start again Liturgy of the Word for children on the 1st Sunday of the month only due to shortage of children’s liturgy folk.  Children’s Liturgy will be for children between 4-8 years.

These changes will come in for the new school year.

EAST GRINSTEAD CATENIANS  –  Members and their families are also reminded of the cocktails evening on 10th August.  The Catenian Association is a Catholic faith-based friendship group for men who meet socially and support each other through fellowship, faith, family, fun and fundraising.  To find out more on the Catenian Association please call Paul Barrett on 01342 870058 or  visit

worth abbey:  the open cloister   Coming up in September

7 – 9 September  –  To Heaven with Dante:  an illustrated journey.  £196.  A retreat offering the opportunity to reflect on our own spiritual journey in the light of Dante’s Great journey to God, as set out in the Divine Comedy – as illustrated by Botticelli, Blake, Dove and Dali.

25 – 27 September  –  Individual Retreats at St. Brunos, Worth Abbey.

14th September  –  Day Retreat:  Quiet Friday. Time of Stillness and Solitude.

THE NEXT CRAWLEY AND REDHILL DEANERIES INITIAL SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS TRAINING  – has been arranged for Wednesday 1st August  2018 between 7 and 9pm at The Friary, Crawley.  This training is for everyone but it is particularly targeting those who work with or minister to Vulnerable Groups (Children and Adults at Risk.)  It is the expectation of the Bishop, Trustees and Safeguarding Commission that this initial training is undertaken and refreshed every three years.  New Volunteers should undertake the Initial Training within the first year of being appointed.  A Refresher Training Programme is being rolled out  from September 2018 starting with those who did their training in anyone who wishes to attend, please contact either me on or 01342 327109 or e-mail the Safeguarding Office direct on Janette Pentney (Safeguarding Rep)

M S SOCIETY  –  Charity Fundraising Dinner.  Monday 7pm 24th September at The Gurhka, The Woodcock Inn. Tickets £20 (£10 goes to the E.G. branch of the Charity).  To both phone 01342 325325/459672 now.

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: Tinned peas, tinned carrots, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, small jars of coffee, shampoo,toothbrushes – adult and childs – disposable razors and shaving foam – male and female, and good, strong, clean 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.


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