Newsletter 9/10th February

Sat 6.15pmParish & People
Sun 10.30amHugh Hickland RIP. John Perris RIP.
Mon 9.30amAnthony Rees, the Grants, Lairds RIP
Tues 9.30amMargaret Murphy RIP
Wed 9.30amJohn Perris RIP (anniv). Hermia Frantz RIP (anniv)
Thur No Mass
Fri 9.00am
12noon
Adoration
Holy rosary
Sat No Mass

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pmParish & People
Sun 10.30amJeremiah Moynihan 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

TODAY  –  2nd Collection –  The Diocesan Lourdes Fund.  Can be gift-aided using diocesan envelopes.  Thank you.

TODAY  –  No Liturgy of The Word for Children.

FR. JACK LUSTED  –  please pray for Fr. Jack and his family as they prepare to come to the Parish.

NEXT SUNDAY  –  School Half Term – no Children’s Liturgy.  Liturgy of The Word for Children resumes on Sunday 3rd March.  Sunday 8C – “Jesus Healer of the Blind.”

RED MISSIO BOXES  –  to be collected from back of Church.

COUNTED MISSIO RED BOXES    Some boxesare still awaiting collection from the back of the church at OL&StP.  Please will you collect if yours is one.

PARISH 100 CLUB –  Congratulations to winners in the January draw: 1st, £50, no 84, Mr & Mrs T Sikorski; 2nd, £25, no 125, Mrs Newby; 3rd, £15, no 122, Mrs Salmon.

JAZZ NIGHT FOR BABY FEEDING IN SUDAN  –  Saturday 9th February. 7-10.30pm  Jubilee Community Centre.  £15 including fish supper.  Tickets:  Lala (01342 32722) Angeline (01342 32665), Enrique ( 07824 098276).

Catholic Women’s League  –  will meet on Wednesday 13th February at 11:45am for 12noon.  Please bring your lunch.  Following business,  at 1:15pm Brigid Armstrong will talk to us about the Hospice of Hope – the charity shop in the town – and her journey to Romania.  Parishioners very welcome to attend the talk.

E.G. TOWN  MAYOR & DEPUTY MAYOR CHARITY CONCERT  –  Sunday 10th Feb. 2-5pm Chequer Mead Theatre.  £10. – contact Chequer Mead Box Office  01342 302000 or email: tickets@chequermead.co.uk

FOODBANKS, CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE, GATWICK DETAINEES  –  continue to need help in the way of food, good clothes or cash (via SVP)

PARISH MAGAZINE  – Our next issue is planned for just before Easter, so we need contributions by the end of March. Members of parish organizations, societies, clubs, etc., anyone who is doing anything in connection with the Parish, the Diocese, the Church, or charities, anything of interest to parishioners, anyone who has been on a pilgrimage…. please consider seriously writing about it and making a contribution. Submissions can, as usual, be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King, or, preferably, emailed to me at klara.m.king@comcrafts.co.uk
(I acknowledge all emails received: if you don’t hear from me within a few days, I haven’t received it, even if the email doesn’t actually bounce back. Please try again.)

EG Churches youth celebration  –  Friday 15th February 7:45 – 9:30pm at JCC on Charlwoods Rd.  An invitation to join with young people (11-18yrs) from other churches in our town for an evening of fun and games, a worship band and some chat.  Over 90 young people attended the event last time, from St Swithun’s, St John’s, Trinity, JCC, Living Water and Turners Hill Free Church. More details available from Kim Pawsey 07851235769 kpawsey@hotmail.co.uk .”

The Word Who is Life  – an opportunity for women of the Diocese to meet with Bishop Richard to share and discuss the role of women in the Church. Saturday 23 February 10-1pm at the St Philip Howard Centre (formerly DABCEC), 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley RH10 6RP. Contact Sue Petritz – A&B Diocesan Link nbcw@rcdab.onmicrosoft.com

Fairtrade Fortnight – Monday 25th February – Sunday 10 March.  Various events including a Fairtrade Teddy Trail for children, a Fairtrade stall  in EG Library on Thursday 28 February and 1 and 2 March, 10-4pm and a Fundraising Quiz and Meal in aid of Fairtrade EG and EG Museum on Monday 4 March at The Ghurka Woodcock Inn.  6.30pm for 7pm. Teams of 8.  Two course meal for £20 with £9 going to the two charities plus £1 for Quiz.  Raffle. Book now directly with The Ghurka. EG 325325.  Fairtrade EG will be donating profits made to the Fairtrade Foundation helping farmers and producers in developing countries.

Churches Together EG AGM – 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th February at St Luke’s Community Centre, Stone Quarry, with John Holmstrom – CEO of Turning Tides (formerly Worthing Churches Homeless Project)  who will talk about the challenge of eradicating homelessness in West Sussex. All welcome.

Rucksacks for Refugees – two local volunteers will be taking much-needed supplies to the hundreds of refugees who are still stranded in Calais and Dunkirk with no proper shelter. An appeal is being made for rucksacks (minimum 15 litre capacity – new or used) which can be filled with essential toiletries and food items by the volunteers. So if you have an old rucksack lurking at home that you have been meaning to get rid of, please leave it at either church, by the end of February.  And please do ask your friends, neighbours and colleagues too. Thank you very much.

World Day of Prayer – Friday 1 March at 10.30 am and 8pm at St Mary’s Church, Windmill Lane.  Prepared by the women of Slovenia with the theme – Come everything is ready!  Refreshments and Fairtrade stall.

EG Foodbank –  items required Longlife Milk (green I litre), Male deodorant, packs of rice, sliced bread – white or brown, shaving foam, small packs of tissues, 2 or 4 pack toilet rolls, and small packs of washing powder or liquid.

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.

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Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese