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Newsletter 13/14th April

This week’s Mass table

Sat 6.15pmPamela Pimenta RIP
Sun 10.30amParish & People. Hugh Hichland RIP
Mon 9.30amDeceased friends and relatives of the Smyth family RIP
Tues 9.30amFr Kevin Gaskin RIP (fm)
Wed 9.30am
Mary McCarty RIP
Mass: William (Bill) Hughes RIP
Thur 9.30amHugh Hichland RIP
Fri 9.00am
Holy rosary
Sat 9.30amPatrick Conway & Margaret Gillen 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

2ND COLLECTION TODAY  –  Easter Flowers.  Thank you.

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN  – Today Sunday Lent  5C.  Love/Jesus’s Writing.

LENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE  –  An opportunity to prepare for Easter by confession.  Thursday 7pm OLSP.

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

REQUIEM MASS:  –  Thursday 11.30am OLSP for Margaret Larkin RIP followed by burial at Forest Row.

                                –  Friday 10.30am OLSP for Muriel Cheesman RIP.  Followed by burial at Mount Noddy.

NO ADORATION  –  of The Blessed Sacrament on Friday because of the funeral.

CWL MASS  – 11am Saturday OLSP.  All welcome.

PALM SUNDAY  –  next Sunday

NEXT SUNDAY  –  There will be no Children’s Liturgy.

Justice and Peace Group  –  meet next at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9 April at Moat Church.  Thanks to all those who donated rucksacks to refugees in Calais. One consignment has gone and more will follow.  Please note the date for this year’s Sleep Out will be overnight on  Saturday 29 June.  Money raised will go Crawley Open House, Turning Tides (Worthing Churches Homeless Project) and The Easter Team.PARISH 100 CLUB  –  Congratulations to winners in the March draw of the 100 Club: 1st, £50, no 40, Mrs Perris; 2nd, £25, no 111, O’Neill Family; 3rd, £15, no 97, Miss Herring.

A THANK YOU FROM MISSIO  –  to Red Box holders and other direct subscribers for donations of £3445 made by the Parish (both churches) in 2018.

Catholic Women’s League  –  will meet on Wednesday 10th April at 5:45 in the church for Stations of the Cross.  Following this we will have a business  meeting in the hall.  There will be a BRING and BUY.

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

SPRING CHARITY FEAST 2019 –  Mon.15 April – Paglia e Fieno – East Grinstead.  Italian Food – 01342 328713.

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 £8.00 will go towards the 5 Charities.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A CHARITY FUNDRAISING DINNER  –  in aid of THE HOSPICES OF HOPE –  on Monday 20th May at 7pm at The Woodcock Inn, Woodcock Hill, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2RE.  Tickets cost £20 and include appetiser, starter & main course with a donation of £10 to the Hospices of Hope.  To book your table please call the restaurant on Woodcock Hill (01342) 325325/459672 NOW.

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   Or to find out more on the Catenian Association. please call Paul Barrett on 01342 870058 or visit

LONDON MARATHON 28TH APRIL 2019  –  Aidan Cantwell is attempting to raise over £2,000 for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK.  JRS is an international Catholic organisation; in the UK it works tirelessly for refugees despite the increasingly hostile and isolating world we live in.  Its centre in London provides a sanctuary where destitute asylum seekers are made to feel welcome, cared for and valued.  To sponsor Aidan please go to  Thank you.

Easter Triduum Retreat for Young Adults (18-35s)  –  This Easter weekend, there will be a retreat for young adults at Worth Abbey Benedictine Monastery, celebrating the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The monastic community at Worth Abbey and the members of The Wellspring Community invite you to join us for this great Feast! To Book, please contact The Open Cloister at Worth Abbey ( for a booking form. If you have any questions, do drop us an email We look forward to seeing you there!

SUNDAY 28TH APRIL  –  PARISH SPRING LUNCH  –  at St. Bernard’s Church Hall, gathering from 12.30pm for lunch at 1.00 pm.  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.

20p feeds a baby for a day!  Lingfield SVP are running a Family Race night on Saturday 11th May from 6.30 -10.00ish. Venue Jubilee Community Centre East Grinstead. Tickets cost £10 for a family of 4 or £5 per adult. It includes a Ploughman’s Platter and Ice Cream.  It will be an evening of fun and laughter with Children (of any age) riding the hobby horses and a licensed bar for the adults (soft drinks for the children).  By making this fun night a success we all reach out directly to the children in Sudan.  We need to know numbers a.s.a.p. and tickets are available from Lala (01342 327222) Angeline (01342 832665) or Enrique (07824 098276). Many thanks for your support, as always.

INSPIRE 2019 – DAY FOR YOUTH LEADERS  –  ‘INSPIRE’ is the annual day for anyone who works with young people and young adults in a Catholic context, and anyone who is interested. It’s happening on Saturday May 11th at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill, 10am to 2.30pm. Tickets are £10. The day will include some time with the Bishop, as well as a series of presentations on important questions in youth and young adult ministry. To book head to or Email

Charity dinner  –  in aid of The Hospices of Hope now booking.   Monday May 20th at 7pm at The Gurkha Woodcock Hill £20 cost includes appetisers, starter & main course plus £10 donation to the charity. Book your table now by ringing the restaurant on 01342 325325/459672. 

Christian Aid Quiz  – 6pm on Saturday 25 May at Moat Church. Teams of 6.  £10 including fish and chip supper. Bookings to Mike West. Tel: 07981 281953 or

FAMILY QUIZ FOR THE CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT– To raise money to help towards the refurbishment of Our Lady & St Peter – details of which were given by the architect at last weekend’s masses – the East Grinstead Catenians are organising a Family Quiz on Saturday 8th June at St. Peter’s School,Crossways Avenue, at 7 for 7.30. Further details will follow shortly but please note the date in your diaries so that we can have great support for this project that will benefit us all.

Cake & Plant Sale at OLSP – 8/9 June (Pentecost) –  Advance notice of sale organized by the Gospel of Life Group – with all proceeds going to Cavendish House, supported accommodation – Lingfield.  As ever, we are most grateful for donations of cakes and plants for sale from parishioners. More details nearer the date but if you have any queries or suggestions please call or text Les Whittaker on 315484 or 07502 274450.

FAMILY QUIZ FOR THE CHURCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT – To raise money to help towards the refurbishment of Our Lady & St Peter – details of which were given by the architect at last weekend’s masses – the East Grinstead Catenians are organising a Family Quiz on Saturday 8th June at St. Peter’s School, Crossways Avenue, at 7 for 7.30.Further details will follow shortly but please note the date in your diaries so that we can have great support for this project that will benefit us all.

A DATE FOR OUR DIARIES, LOOKING AHEAD  A lunchtime Parish Social is planned for Sunday, 16th June, in the Meridian Hall at East Court, East Grinstead,  and more details will follow nearer the date.

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  For paper application forms and further enquiries please ring 01403 740110 or E-Mail

EG Foodbank – items required are biscuits, shampoo, cereal (small packets 500g), hand soap, rice 500g, razors (small packets), shaving foam, jam, tinned fruit, rice pudding, pasta sauce (jars) tinned peas and carrots.

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.

Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese