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Newsletter 23/24th February

Sat 6.15pmSuzanne Henderson RIP. Rene Morris RIP
Sun 10.30amSylvia Youldon RIP (anniv). hazel Bellgard RIP. Mary newby (anniv)
Mon 9.30amSuzanne Henderson RIP (anniv)
Tues 9.30amDeceased friends and relatives of the Thomas, Augustine & Onsed families RIP
Wed 9.30amDeceased members of the Tuke family RIP. Hermia Frantz RIP
Thur 9.30amTheresa Edwards RIP (1st anniv)
Fri 9.00am
12noon
Adoration
Holy rosary
Sat 9.30amFrancis Brassington & family RIP (fm)

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pmPamela Pimenta RIP
Sun 10.30amParish & people. Hugh Hickland 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

WE WELCOME FR. JACK LUSTED  – to our Parish.

FUNERALS AT THE CREMATORIUM  –  Winifred Penny RIP Tuesday 26th  12 noon; Mary Robinson RIP Thursday 27th  12 noon.

CHURCHES TOGETHER  E.G.  –  AGM Wednesday 7.30pm at St. Luke’s.  All welcome.

Liturgy of The Word for Children  –   resumes on Sunday 3rd March.  Sunday 8C – “Jesus Healer of the Blind.”

PALM  CROSSES  –  to be burnt for Ash Wednesday ashes  –  please!

DOUBLE THE LOVE FOR MARY’S MEALS –
Mary’s Meals has launched a new campaign, Double the Love, that will see the UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 1 March 2019.  Around the world, Mary’s Meals is reaching 1,361,586 impoverished children in 17 countries, giving them the energy and opportunity to gain an education that can one day be their ladder our of poverty.  With the charity’s low cost approach, a donation of £13.90 will feed a child for a whole school year.  During Double the Love, that same donation, when matched by the UK government, will feed two hungry children for the same period of time.  Further information on Double the Loveappeal at www.marysmeals.org.uk.

EAST GRINSTEAD CATENIANS  – The East Grinstead Circle of the Catenian Association will meet at the Dorset Arms, High Street, East Grinstead on Monday, 18th February at 8.00 p.m.   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 http://www.egcats.co.uk

OUR LADY & ST. PETER’S LUNCH CLUB  – will meet on Wednesday 20th February for Lunch at 12.30pm. We look forward to meeting after our Winter break.Please Ring Ivy (323240) Jean (311295) or your Driver if you are not able to come.

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

CHARITY NIGHT FOR THE CHILDRENS TRUST –  A 3 course Nepalese meal for £20, £8 goes to the childrens trust.  A great night out at Gurkha at the Woodcock Inn, Felbridge on Monday 25th February 6.30pm for 7pm start. To book please call 01342 325325.

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.

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

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.)

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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