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Newsletter 29/30th December

Sat 6.15pmDeceased friends & relatives of Illif family RIP
Sun 10.30amVeronica Jefcoate RIP, The Henderson family, Sarah Hughes RIP (anniv)
Mon 9.30amJoan Patry RIP (anniv), Marianne Wade RIP
Tues 9.30amOur Parish
Wed 9.30amPeter Butler RIP (anniv), Maureen Hull RIP (anniv)
Thur 9.30amNo Mass
Fri 9.00amAdoration
Sat 9.30amDavid Hoey RIP (1st anniv)

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pmFr. Gordon Simmons RIP (fm)
Sun 10.30amPatrick Barrett 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

ENTRY REFRAIN FOR ADVENT

MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD,

A PATH THROUGH THE DESERT FOR GOD.

AWAKE FROM YOUR SLEEP,

REJOICE NOW TO GREET   THE ONE WHO COMES.

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN  –  no Children’s Liturgy this Sunday 23rd and next Sunday 30th as the schools are on holiday.  The next Liturgy of the Word for Children will be Sunday 20th January 2019.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES  –  Please take a card from the back of the Church.

THANK YOU  –  for your generosity in recent Parish special collections: MISSIO (APF) £544; RETIRED PRIESTS FUND £1,205; ARUNDEL CATHEDRAL FUND £544; FLOWERS AT CHRISTMAS £635 (here, special appreciation from the flower ladies at both churches)

HOT SAUSAGE ROLLS AND MINCE PIES   –   Today in the Parish Centre after 10:30 Mass for Refreshments.  There will be a special cake raffle and a bumper draw of the Parish 100 Club with £180 in prizes to be won. 

BAPTISM  – Wednesday 11am OLSP.  Bella Rose Jones Bearley.

THE CHRISTMAS OFFERTORY   – as is traditional, is offered to the Parish Priest as part of his stipend from the Church.  There are envelopes at the back for this.  Thank you.

COUNTED MISSIO RED BOXES  –  Would OL&StP boxholders please collect their counted boxes from the window sill or area close to the choir loft door.  Thank you for your generosity – and boxes for counting are still welcome.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES  –  Please sign up on the rota sheets at the back of the Church if you are able to help.

READERS  –  Please collect your new rotas.

Advent Christmas Tree –  please take a label from the Christmas Tree and bring the item along for Crawley Open House for the residents.  Box for tinned and packet items also available as usual.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT   –  Will you please note that there will be NO ADORATION on the two Fridays 21st and 28th December (although there will be Mass celebrated on the 28th).  The Adoration group wish you a Happy and a Holy Christmas.

CLEANERS’ JOB OPPORTUNITY  –  Reliable and friendly cleaners needed for Lingfield, East Grinstead and Oxted areas.  Daytime, early mornings and overnight working hours available; good rates of pay.  Please call 07714 245699 or apply online at www.theworkplacecleaningcompany.co.uk”.

CAFOD World Gifts – the true spirit of Christmas Giving – Give a gift that will change a life . There are gifts for every budget from Happy Queen Bee at £4 to help a Refugee child at £46.  Each CAFOD World gift has been chosen for the real and lasting difference it makes to families living in developing countries. Catalogues are available at both churches or you can buy online at cafod.org.uk/worldgifts.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt advice  –   a local support group offering a listening ear, advice and information to those facing debt problems is available in EG, operating from Trinity Church (the service is free).  If you need help with debt issues don’t delay and worry, get it sorted NOW. Phone 01274 760720 to get registered, or go online to www.capuk.org

EG Foodbank – require the following items:  tinned carrots, tinned peas, tinned potatoes, pasta sauce (jars), tinned meant (meatballs), tinned pasta (hoops), surface cleaner, longlife milk (green I litre), tissues (small boxes), longlife fruit juice (1 litre), toilet paper (twos), toothbrushes and washing powder or liquid – small.  Thank you very much for all the lovely Christmas donations.  The Foodbank was able to prepare 180 bags of Christmas goodies for people in need.  Further information from eastgrinstead.foodbank.org.uk

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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