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Newsletter 24/25 March 2018

Masses this week

 

Sat 6.15pm Joan Attfield RIP
Sun 10.30am Rick Recosana RIP
Mon 9.30am Fr. Leonard Fitzpatrick RIP (fm)
Tues No mass
Wed 9.30am Vera Adams RIP (anniv)
Thur 8.00pm John Board RIP (1st anniv)
Fri 10.30am

3.00pm

Children’s Way of the Cross St. Bernard’s & OLSP

Good Friday Liturgy

Sat 10.00am Holy Saturday: Blessing of Easter Baskets of Food (Polish) OLSP                  

Masses next weekend

Sat 8.00pm Easter Vigil: Our Parish
Sun 10.30am Our Parish

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.

TODAY  –  PALM/

PASSION SUNDAY : 9am Lingfield, 10.30am OLSP – masses begin in the hall.  You are invited to

join for the procession or wait in the church.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES RETREAT  –  at Worth Abbey.  Please remember them in your prayers.

Fairtrade Sale  – here will be after both masses this weekend 24/25th March.  Any special orders please ring

Mike and Tina on 07544382565 or email t.causton@sky.com, or Chris and Margaret Vasey on 834436 or email cjvasey@aol.com.

 

LENT RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) SERVICE  –  Tuesday 27th March, 7.30pm  OLSP.

HOLY THURSDAY  –  Mass, as usual, 8pm at OLSP with the Washing of Feet.  Vigil till midnight.

GOOD FRIDAY  –  Children’s Way of the Cross – 10.30am at St. Bernard’s and OLSP.

GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY  –  3pm OLSP.

LINGFIELD & DORMANSLAND GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS  –  This year’s Walk of Witness begins (at 11am) at Dormansland Baptist Church, proceeding to St. John’s Dormansland, then to St. Bernard’s and finishing at St. Peter & St Paul’s – where it will be followed as usual by a light and frugal lunch.

EASTER VIGIL  –  8pm Saturday evening.

EASTER COLLECTION  –  as traditional for the clergy.  Thank you for all your kindness over the years.

BLESSING OF EASTER BASKETS OF FOOD (POLISH)  –  on Holy Saturday 10am at OLSP.

EASTER REMEMBRANCE BOOK  –  The Easter Remembrance Book is open at the back of St. Bernard’s for you to include the names of your deceased loved ones.  The book and names will be placed before the Altar at the Masses during the Easter Season and those included will be prayed for during Mass.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT NEXT FRIDAY –  30th MARCH As it will be Good Friday, there will be no Adoration nor Holy Rosary at OL&StP on this day. Both will be as normal again in the following weeks.

PARISH MAGAZINE – We hope to have an issue of the Parish Magazine by early summer, provided we have enough material. Please think whether you have something to share with parishioners: updates and news from our parish organizations, societies, clubs, the school, etc., or anything related to the Church, the Diocese, or our parish, charities, pilgrimages, charity work at home or abroad, as well as poetry and historical articles, etc., are all very welcome.

Submissions can be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King, or, ideally, emailed to me at: klara.m.king@comcrafts.co.uk

EASTER RETREAT FOR 18-35s AT WORTH ABBEY  –  Worth Abbey and The Wellspring Community invite young adults (ages 18-35) to celebrate the Easter Triduum (29th March-1st April) with a retreat at Worth Abbey. Over the Easter Triduum young adults from across the UK will be gathering to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The retreat will be centred around participation in the Triduum liturgy from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, with a programme of talks by the monks, discussion, prayer & reflection and fellowship. Leading up to the retreat, you are welcome to be part of a ‘Cross Walk’- a group of young adults and monks who will walk to Worth from Arundel, across the beautiful South Downs, carrying the cross. We will begin the walk on Palm Sunday (25th March) and arrive at Worth on Maundy Thursday (29th March). Booking forms are now available. Please contact TOC@worthabbey.netor fcarbone@wellspringbrighton.org.uk. You can also find more information via Facebook.

Lourdes Live – Deep within  – an evening with singers and musicians from Arundel and Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage. Sunday 8 April 7pm for 7.30pm at Worth Abbey.  Tickets: £10 from salnicholls@hotmail.co.uk

ENCOUNTER Evening (for 15-30s), Friday April 20th, 7.30pm

ENCOUNTER evenings are a chance for young Catholics (15-30) to get together, make some friends, have some fun, and get some great teaching. The next on in Crawley is Friday April 20th at 7.30pm at St Wilfrid’s School (RH118PG). Father Simon from Crawley is the guest speaker this time round! For more information, search ‘ENCOUNTER Crawley’ on Facebook. If you haven’t been before, don’t worry! Our welcome team will look out for you and make you feel at home.

Are you a graduate –  with a strong desire to inspire young people and transform lives through exploring some of life’s biggest questions? Have you considered becoming a Secondary RE teacher?  The University of Sussex offers full and part time PGCE and School Direct Courses in Religious Education resulting in qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE of up to 90 Masters Level Credits For more information including eligibility and entry criteria visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/pgceandschooldirectsecondary/religiouseducation

To discuss further contact either Sally Dudley, Initial Teacher Education Recruitment, Selection and Admissions Lead at Sussex University s.e.dudley@sussex.ac.uk or Claire Rooney, RE Curriculum Tutor c.rooney@sussex.ac.uk.

SPRING CHARITY FEAST 2018  – A Charity Feast is taking place over 5 nightS

Mon 9th April     –     La Farola   –   East Grinstead Spanish Food  –   01342 322399
Mon 16th April   –   Ghurkha@the Woodcock Inn   –   Felbridge – A taste of the Himalayas   –   01342 325325
Mon 23rd April   –   Paglia e Fieno   –   East Grinstead Italian Food   –   01342 328713
Wed 25th April   –   New Evergreen   –   East Grinstead Chinese Food   –   01342 322078
Mon 30th April   –   Tarana  –   Lingfield Indian & Thai Food   –   01342 832222

Please Book Early to Reserve Your Place
Please arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start for all restaurants

3 COURSE MEAL FOR £20 PER HEAD, OF WHICH £10.00 WILL GO TOWARDS THE FOLLOWING 5 CHARITIES

CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE/THE EAST GRINSTEAD FOODBANK/CRAWLEY PRISON FELLOWSHIP

AGE UK EAST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT EAST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

With special thanks to

  1. CHARCOAL GRILL/GLANFIELD FOOD & WINE/HDL LINGFIELD

MARVOLIO’S NOSTRUMS (free tastings of local liqueur at some of the above meals)

And also all the businesses and shops that have kindly donated raffle prizes.

Songs of Freedom an evening of music and laughter with Jonathan Veira in support of Prison Fellowship England and Wales. Sat 5 May at Jubilee Community Church at 7.3pm Tickets £10 from Val Maynard 07846 201277.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY  –  The Parish Spring Lunch will be held in St Bernard’s Church Hall on Sunday 13th May,

amY FOR YOUTH LEADERS AND CATECHISTS – INSPIRE 2018  –  On Saturday May 12th, there will be a day for youth leaders, Confirmation catechists and young adult ministers, as well as anybody who is interested. The day will be delivered ‘TED Style’ with six great speakers each giving a short 20-minute talk. We’re delighted to have Will Desmond from Sion/ theASCENT, Father Nick Crowe from the Dominicans, Lizzie Wakeling, Toby Harman, and others. A fantastic line-up! Bishop Richard will also be with us for the first part of the day. It’s all happening at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill on Saturday May 12th from 10am to 3.30pm. Tickets are £10 with parish group discounts available. To book, or for more information, Email YMBookings@dabnet.org.

The Great Adventure is running at Worth Abbey  –  from the 18-20th May for all those in year 7-9. Over the weekend we are going to be exploring the idea that the journey of discipleship is a great adventure that we are each called to through workshops, input, prayer, worship and a whole lot of fun! The price is £84 but bursaries are available. For more information please email: fcarbone@wellspringbrighton.org.uk

EG Foodbank –  items required re washing up liquid, washing powder, fruit juice 1 lite log-life, men’s deodorant, razors (disposable), shaving foam and toothbrushes.

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