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Newsletter 9/10th March

Sat 6.15pmJerry Laird RIP, Ouseph Joseph RIP
Sun 10.30amParish & People, Hugh Hichland RIP, Ted Bellinger RIP
Mon 9.30amGeorge Hubert RIP (anniv)
Tues 9.30amMaysie Gregory RIP (anniv), Terence Fallon RIP (anniv)
Wed 9.30am
Deceased friends and relatives of the Clark Family RIP
Thur 9.30amAgnes Wallace RIP
Fri 9.00am
12noon
Adoration
Holy rosary
Sat 9.30amHugh Hitchland RIP (anniv)

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pmParish and People
Sun 10.30amTessa Darlinson 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 parishioner

LENT BOXES  –  Raising money for the young and ill in our Parish to go to Lourdes.  Please take one.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS  –  will be done on weekday mornings at 9am before Mass.

1ST HOLY COMMUNION  –  Children receive their Crucifixes today.  No Children’s Liturgy.

BAPTISM  –  12.30 OLSP today.  Joshua Siota Perez.

PARISH FINANCE MEETING  –  3pm.  Thursday.  The Presbytery.

1ST RECONCILIATION & PIZZA PARTY  –  next Saturday at St. Bernard’s.

CARE IN EAST GRINSTEAD AND LINGFIELD  –  CARE is celebrating its 30th birthday.  This voluntary organisation supports our local community through Christian volunteers.  People are taken to medical appointments, shopping is done, gardening and other light tasks.  Their services are overstretched and they desperately need more volunteers – both drivers, and people with basic computer skills to be Duty Officers, who work one day a month from home to take calls from clients and find volunteers who can help them.  Pray for Care, and if you can volunteer to help ring John Monk, 01342 410086.

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY LENT  –  coming up next Friday.  Please support CAFOD in the 2nd Collection next week.

WEEKEND SATURDAY & SUNDAY 16TH & 17TH MARCH

OUR LADY & ST PETER’S – REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Some of you may recall Storm Doris which took loose render from the Church tower back in Feb ’17 and which identified a serious problem with render on the tower generally.  As the Church is Grade II listed we appointed a conservation architect to carry out a full survey and production of a scope of the general refurbishment work required.  We are also taking the opportunity to carry out other necessary repairs as well as some upgrade work internally within the Church.  Contractor tenders have been received and our consultant is currently reviewing same with a view to reporting on overall costs.  The Architect will attend Masses on the weekend of 23rd & 24th March to present details of the work planned.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions informally after each mass.

FUNERAL SERVICE  –  Diana Rayment RIP.  Thursday 10.30am at St. Bernard’s.

NEXT SUNDAY  –  Is The First Sunday of Lent.  Also our First Holy Communion Children will receive their Crucifixes. No Children’s Liturgy.

PARISH 100 CLUB  – Congratulations to winners in the February draw: 1st, £50, no 107, Mrs Cooper; 2nd, £25, no 22, Mrs Pett; 3rd, £15, no 55, Mrs Bozzini. Good prize money every month, just speak to Chris if you would like to join (327002)

COMPLIMENTARY MAGAZINES/NEWSPAPERS  – currently available in the churches: A&B News, March (Lent) edition and Mission Today Magazine, Spring edition.

PARISH CHEQUE REMITTANCES –  If you have reason to make a  payment to the Parish for any reason (including special collections) please, for cheques, enter the payee as Our Lady & St Peter Catholic Church.  If you wish to remit online, the Parish sort code is 40-05-20, account number 71076841, and please  add brief details in the reference box.  Thank you.

ADORATION ON FRIDAYS AT OL&StP  –  Normal continuance will be from Friday 8th, do pop in anytime between 09:00 and 12:00 midday. 

ST PETER’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNORS

The governors of St Peter’s are really pleased to be able to share with the parish that our school has once more been judged as good by Ofsted.  One parent is quoted in the report as saying ‘My children are happy and proud to be part of the big family which is St Peter’s.’

Governors are an integral part of this family and the majority of the governors of our school are Foundation governors.  Only Catholics can be considered for this role.  We do currently have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor and it would be great if parishioners would consider putting themselves forward for this role.  Enthusiasm and commitment to your faith and education are the only qualifications! Please speak to Fr Steven if you are interested to learn more.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE  –  applications for this year’s pilgrimage from 25th July to 2 August are now open for helpers, assisted pilgrims and pilgrims, doctors and nurses.  Please go to http://www.ablourdes.org  For paper application forms and further enquiries please ring 01403 740110 or E-Mail office@ablourdes.org

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  

Helping young  people  help  others –  Are you (or do you know) a young Catholic (aged 16-24) who would like to volunteer to help others? Every year the Catenian Bursary Fund supports young Catholics from all over the world who volunteer to do something wonderful and help those less fortunate than themselves…across the globe. Whether this is on an individual project, or with others – or even if you are planning to travel to Lourdes or on the Jumbulance to help an assisted pilgrim – the Bursary Fund may be able to help you to achieve your aims. Further details, including ‘success stories’, eligibility criteria and an online application, can be found at www.catenianbursary.com.   Or to find out more on the Catenian Association.  Please call Paul Barrett on 01342 870058 or visit www.egcats.co.uk

“Mike and Tina are holding a Fairtrade Big Brew   –  at 5 Stream Park, RH19 1QN, on Wednesday 6th March 10-12 and 2-4pm.  Please come and support the small Fairtrade Farmers, in the third world.
There will be cake and biscuits, and Tea and Coffee.  We look forward to seeing you.”

PALM SUNDAY PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM  –  14th April 2019.  For details please enquire from Maribel – 07528694112  Norly – 07794937788.

EG Foodbank – items required are long life fruit juice (1 litre cartons), surface cleaner spray, jam, deodorant (mens and ladies), razors and shaving foam (male and female), small packets of washing powder or liquid, tinned hotdogs and meatballs, washing up liquid, 2 or 4 packets of toilet rolls, long life milk 1 litre green cartons.

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