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Newsletter 21/22nd April

NEWSLETTER 22ND APRIL 2018

 

Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Our Parish
Sun 10.30am Thanksgiving – 40 years, Sue & David Joy. Catherine Dawes RIP ( fm). Sylvia Youldon RIP. Ralph Etheridge RIP (4th anniv)
Mon 9.30am Our Country
Tues 9.30am Joan Hughes RIP ( anniv)
Wed No Mass
Thur 9.30am The exile, migrant and refugee
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am Our Confirmandi

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Fr. James Mabele RIP
Sun 10.30am Gerald Edwards RIP (1st anniv). Gill Carpenter RIP (3rd anniv). Winston Devonish 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 parishioners

2ND COLLECTION TODAY  –  Education of Future Priests of the Diocese.  Can be gift-aided using the diocesan envelopes.  Thank you.

STREET PASTORS  –  a new Street Pastor joins the ranks 10.30am Mass.

1ST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN  –  retreat morning at St. Bernard’s, Lingfield.  Saturday.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS – Thank you for your generosity in recent special collections: Easter Flowers, £634 (particular thanks from the ladies who prepared the displays) and The Holy Places on Good Friday, £452.

Lourdes Yellow Boxes –  please return these as soon as possible and thank you for your contributions towards the parish Lourdes fund to help fund Helpers and Assisted Pilgrims on the this year’s Diocesan pilgrimage.

Fairtrade Sale here  –  will be after both masses this weekend 21st/22nd April  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.

 

Catholic Women’s League –  are holding their annual Coffee Morning this Sunday 22nd April after Mass. There will be cakes,plants,books and bric-brac for sale. Please come and support us to fund our Chistmas charities.

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

Wanted – an electric cooker in good working condition for a refugee family and also small kitchen items – toaster, kettle, microwave, saucepans etc.  Phone Sue Joy on 01342 835190 if you can help.  Thank you.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION groups – In East Grinstead, from Thursday 26th April we will be meeting each Thursday from 7.30-8.30 pm in the Parish hall at Our Lady and Saint Peter’s. We will be running a 6 week ‘Introduction To Christian Meditation’ course from Thursday 3rd May to 7th June 7.30-8.30pm in the Parish hall. ALL WELCOME! Please see poster and leaflet at the back of the church. At Worth Abbey, meetings will be held in the Chapel of The Blessed Sacrament in the Abbey Church, between 7.45-8.45 pm on the following dates – 11th and 25th April, 16th and 30th May, 13th and 27th June and 11th and 25th July.   If you would like any more information about Christian Meditation at either venue, please contact Gabrielle Joyce on 326118.

SPRING CHARITY FEAST 2018  – A Charity Feast is taking place over 1 night

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

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.

east grinstead business & COMMUNITY EVENT  –  Helping to raise money for local charities

CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE/EAST GRINSTEAD FOOD BANK

CRAWLEY PRISON FELLOWSHIP

AGE UK EAST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT

EAST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Friday 4th May 2018-04-20

10am – 4pm

at Crowne Plaza Felbridge

FREE ENTRY

Wide variety of stands from Business to Business, Local to Charity

SPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY –

TOMBOLA

SILENT AUCTION (Over 50 items to bid on)

WINE & LOCAL LIQUEUR TASTING

ROLL THE DICE & Win a Brand New Car

Spaces are limited so please pre book your space for the Ghurkha Restaurant talks by calling 01342 325325

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.

DAY 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.

SUNDAY, 13th may- parish spring lunch  –  at St. Bernard’s Church Hall, gathering from 12.30pm for lunch at 1.00pm.  All arrangements will be as for the previous lunches: soft drinks will be provided but please bring your own alcoholic drinks; pre-booking is not required – just come along if you wish; there is no charge but there will be a voluntary donations basket.  Everyone is welcome – from all corners of the parish.

“Christian Aid Week Charity Collection Sun 13th to Sat 19th May  –  Volunteers needed please, to deliver envelopes to houses in the Garden Wood Rd area of East Grinstead and to collect peoples’ donations in them later in that week. (We had too few volunteers last year, so new ones needed as well as repeat volunteers please). Lots of the roads have under 20 houses to call at.  Please let Mike Hope know if you can help, 01342 322560.”

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 litre long-life, tinned rice pudding, toilet paper (small packs) and tinned sweetcorn.

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