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Newsletter 17/18th November


Sat 6.15pm Charles Wade RIP
Sun 10.30am Maura Dillon RIP (fm), East Grinstead Catenians – Deceased Brothers RIP
Mon 9.30am Tom Warren RIP
Tues 9.30am


Monica Cantwell RIP.

Requiem Mass: Margaret Murphy RIP

Wed 11.30am Mass of Anointing the Sick: Valerie Powell RIP, Margaret Murphy RIP
Thur 9.30am Lydia Joy RIP
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat 9.30am Michael Mafaustczyn RIP

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Fatina O’Neill
Sun 10.30am Jim Fitzpatrick RIP (fm) 1st anniv, Jose Maria 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

NOVEMBER  –  The month when we remember in particular The Dead – of wars, of our families and friends.  Envelopes are at the back for names etc for Masses.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY  –  Marking 100th  anniversary of end of WWI.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:  today 11TH NOVEMBER  –  Following the annual Service of Remembrance at the Lingfield War Memorial all who are present will be invited as usual to mulled wine in St Bernard’s hall.

NO CHILDREN’S LITURGY TODAY –  2nd Sunday Mass.  Children stay in.

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY  –  Arundel Cathedral Maintenance Fund.


Bishop Richard writes:  Every year at least £200,000 is needed to support our retired Priests.  The amounts incurred are likely to increase in the coming years as more priests reach retirement age.  This support ensures that priests do not face financial hardship when their parish ministry comes to an end.

While in active ministry, priests’ accommodation and domestic needs are met by the Parish and a modest personal income is usually provided from offerings at Christmas, Easter and from baptisms, weddings and funerals. There is no charge to the Parish for pension contributions to fund the future needs for their priest.  The Retired Priests’ Fund supplies these needs, whether the priest is able to live independently or whether more care is required. In recent years this collection has contributed only a fraction of the amount needed.  Please give generously so that we can express our concern and gratitude towards those who have served us so loyally over the years. Thank you.  Bishop Richard.

If you would like to Gift Aid your offering but do not have a numbered gift aid envelope, please use one of the A&B Diocese donation envelopes, available from the church table, and enter your full details on that. Thank you.


Margaret Murphy RIP:  Mon. 19th  5pm  Body received into the church OLSP.

Tuesday 20th  11.30am   Requiem Mass OLSP.

Fr. Peter Morris RIP: Thursday 22nd  4pm Vigil Mass  St. John The Evangelist, Herons Ghyll.

Friday 23rd 12 noon Requiem Mass: St. John The Evangelist, Herons Ghyll.

Justice and Peace Group – meet at 7.30pm at Moat Church on Tuesday 13 November – new members welcome.

TRAIDCRAFT CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE  –  Please can anyone who has finished reading their Traidcraft Christmas Catalogue pass it back to me as I am unable to order any more.  Many thanks. Tina Causton.

PARISH 100 CLUB –  Congratulations to winners in the October draw: 1st, £50, no 126, Mrs McLaughlin; 2nd, £25, no 17, Mrs Payne; 3rd, no 59, £15, Mrs Marsh.

Catholic Women’s League  –  will meet this month on THURSDAY 15th November.  We are having a Day of Recollection at Wickenden Manor.  Please contact your driver for the pick-up time.  Lunch will be available to buy.

Closure of Glenview –  West Sussex County Council has decided to close Glen View Day Care Centre by April 2019. This will leave East Grinstead without Day Care facilities now, and in the future, which will be a serious blow for the health and welfare of residents, particularly those with Dementia, and their Carers.  A protest demonstration has been organised  against this decision on Saturday 17th November at 12.30 at Glen Vue, Railway Approach. Please come along and join in to protest against the abolition of an essential service to our town.”

AGE UK EAST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT  –  Charity Quiz Night at Gurkha @The Woodcock Inn Felbridge.  Monday 19th November 2018.  6.30pm for a 7pm start.  Quiz and 2 course Nepalese meal & free raffle ticket to win a bottle of champagne.  Tables of 8/ £22 per head.  £12 goes to the charity. To book your places please contact one of the following numbers:

  1.  Lana from Age UK EG & District on 01342 327046 or email on or
  2.  telephone Gurkha @ at The Woodcock Inn, Felbridge on 01342 325325.

Barclays matching first £1000.

OUR LADY & ST PETERS LUNCH CLUB  –  meet on Wednesday 21st November. Fr. Steven will say a Healing Mass at 11.30am followed with Lunch at 12.30pm.  Ring Ivy (323240) or Jean (311295) or driver if you are unable to come.  Remember we have our RAFFLE this month!  Waitrose has chosen our Lunch Club as one of three charities this month, please remember us when you place your Green Tokens in store.

Love in a Box – thank you to all those who have contributed a filled shoebox for this scheme; the boxes will be heading to children in Moldova, a very poor country in Eastern Europe, after 21 November.  There is still time to complete a box and bring it along to Church – last date is Sunday 18 November.  Contributions of spare children’s gloves are very welcome.

Pope Francis –  has decided to invite all the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary everyday, asking the Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church.

20p feeds a baby for a day! –  St Bernard’s SVP are doing a Curry Lunch in aid of the Sudan Baby feeding program. Date/Time: Sunday 25th of November at 12.30. Venue: St Bernard’s Hall, Vicarage Rd, Lingfield RH7 6EZ. Cost: £10 only and tickets will be sold at the rear of the church after mass or you can contact Mary on 07767 335001 or Enrique on 07824 098276. Come and have fun, a great meal, and support a fantastic cause.

PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH: 2ND DECEMBER –  in St. Bernard’s hall, gathering from 12.30 pm for lunch at 1.00 pm.  The meal will be a traditional Christmas Lunch.  The arrangements will be as at the previous parish 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 every corner of the parish.

EG Foodbank – require the following items: Christmas crackers, Christmas puddings – large and small, Large tins of ham, Tubes only of Crisps, large tins of sweets, jam, Christmas cakes, large boxes of biscuits and Children’s Chocolate selection boxes. Please ensure sell by dates are after Christmas.  Please take to the Foodbank at the Jubilee Centre in Charlwoods Road (box inside the Centre on the left) if you can deliver, or bring to Church.  Thank you for your continued support.

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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