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Newsletter 18/19th August


Masses this week

Sat 6.15pm Louisa Makolski (anniv). Michael & Jean Townsend RIP (anniv)
Sun 10.30am Peter Cheesman RIP
Mon 9.30am Dina Hart RIP (anniv). Ivy & Denis Pimenta – Golden Wedding – Lingfield
Tues 9.30am Celeste Berry RIP
Wed 9.30am In thanksgiving to the Parish – Maureen Burgess
Thur 9.30am Silvano Exposito RIP (1st anniv)
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am May Turner RIP (recent)

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Reginald Causton RIP (anniv)
Sun 10.30am Denis Sheahan

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

BERNARD’S DAY – Monday 20th.  So the 9.30am Mass will be the patronal Mass at Lingfield.

BAPTISMS   –  Michael Hugh Casey & William Francis Casey 12.30   today.

Thursday  23rd  11am    Alessandro Valentino Chessa  OLSP.

EAST GRINSTEAD CATENIANS  –  The East Grinstead Circle of the Catenian Association will meet at the Dorset Arms, High Street, East Grinstead on Monday, 20th August 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

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND RECONCILIATION 2019 – If you have a child in Year 4 primary school year or above and would like to enrol them on our programme, Please fill in an Application Form now available in your church.  This is strictly first come first served so please return as soon as possible.

Rosary Bike Ride – Rosary Bike Ride to Walsingham   – There will be a display on the ride at St Bernard’s this weekend. It coincided with the 70th anniversary of the cross carrying pilgrimage to Walsingham – 1 of the 14 crosses, which today form the stations of the cross at the shrine, was carried from OLSP.  Photos and further information about the ride can be found at  Thanks again for your support of the pro-life cause. Les Whittaker

Catholic Women’s League  –  All members are invited to attend a Mass to celebrate the feast of St. Margaret Clitherow, our patron saint, on Thursday 30th August at 9:30.  Afterwards there will be a coffee morning at Gill O’Driscolls 84, Sister Ann Way. There will be a Bring and Buy. We are also having a Mass to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Bishop Peter Doyle , the League’s Spiritual Director, to be arranged. He will be presented with a Spiritual Bouquet at the AGM in November to which all members will contribute prayers.

“SVP – Please note that at long last a collection service is being arranged for light furniture and other household goods, by a driver with a van from mid – August 2018, two days a week (days and time to be decided). There may be a small collection for an initial two months trial period.  Please contact the SVP Broadfield, Crawley, Shop Manager – Maurizio, on 01293 517135 to confirm suitability of items to be collected and date/time of collection.”

Traidcraft  Exchange  Hidden Entrepreneurs Appeal – Earlier in the year, the charity arm of Traidcraft asked its supporters around the UK to help people in the developing world to be able to set up small businesses to support their families.  There were many events in communities and schools, including Lingfield & East Grinstead.  £548,530 was raised and this was doubled by the UK Government to a grand total of £1,097,060 (which does not include gift aid).  The funds will support Traidcraft’s work in helping more hidden entrepreneurs all around the world, and particularly a new project in Meru county, Kenya.  Please support Traidcraft.

LINGFIELD SVP GREAT FAMILY RACE NIGHT  –  Saturday, 8th September, 7.30pm at Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwood Road, East Grinstead.  Two course meal included, live racing with children riding the hobby horses, licenced bar.  Every penny will go to the SVP South Sudan Baby Feeding Programme.  Tickets available from SVP members and by ordering on 01342 327222 or 07889 323431.  £5 per adult, £10 per family of four.

CHILDREN IN THE PARISH  –  It is great to have these children in the Parish.  After discussion with the Core Group of the Parish the decision has been made –

  1. Replace in both churches the 1st Sunday no children’s liturgy and children’s mass with the 2nd Sunday instead.  This is because so many 1st Sundays fall when children are away on holiday throughout the year.
  2. In OLSP to start again Liturgy of the Word for children on the 1st Sunday of the month only due to shortage of children’s liturgy folk.  Children’s Liturgy will be for children between 4-8 years. These changes will come in for the new school year.

worth abbey:  the open cloister   Coming up in September

7 – 9 September  –  To Heaven with Dante:  an illustrated journey.  £196.  A retreat offering the opportunity to reflect on our own spiritual journey in the light of Dante’s Great journey to God, as set out in the Divine Comedy – as illustrated by Botticelli, Blake, Dove and Dali.

25 – 27 September  –  Individual Retreats at St. Brunos, Worth Abbey.

14th September  –  Day Retreat:  Quiet Friday. Time of Stillness and Solitude.

CRAWLEY AND REDHILL DEANERIES INITIAL SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS TRAINING   –  A Refresher Training Programme is being rolled out from September 2018 starting with those who did their training in 2015.  Anyone who wishes to attend, please contact either me on or 01342 327109 or e-mail the Safeguarding Office direct on safeguarding@dabnet.Janette Pentney (Safeguarding Rep)

Love in a Box – this will be happening in October and November so please save shoeboxes (with removable lids) now as these will be needed.  If anyone can knit, or donate, hats, scarves and gloves this would be very useful as we are always short of these items.  Further details from Sue Joy. 01342 835190.

MS SOCIETY  –  Charity Fundraising Dinner.  Monday 7pm 24th September at The Gurhka, The Woodcock Inn. Tickets £20 (£10 goes to the E.G. branch of the Charity).  To both phone 01342 325325/459672 now.

EG Foodbank – require the following items which can be brought to church or left at the Jubilee Centre in Charlwoods Road:  Milk green longline UHT 1 litre, pasta sauce, tinned soup, fruit juice longlife 1 litre, biscuits, rice pudding, surface cleaner, hair conditioner, small washing powder, or liquid for clothes washing.

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.

GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP – desperately needs medium sized trousers and trainers size 9 & 10.


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