Masses for weekend 3/4 October 2015
East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. Peter

Sat. 6.15pm Philomena Tass RIP
Sun. 10:30am Denis & Una Murphy RIP
Mon. 9:30am The Makolski Family
Tues. 9:30am Elizabeth Bourke RIP
Wed. 9:30am Bill Hughes – good estate
Thurs. 9:30am John & Tom McCann RIP
Fri. 9:00am Adoration
Sat. 9:30am Dermot Shiels
Masses next weekend 10/11 October 2015
Sat. 6:15pm Peter Butler RIP
Sun. 10:30am Michael O’Keefe RIP (anniv)
Ann & Jack Joel RIP
Lingfield Mass Centre – St. Bernard’s
Sun. 9:00am

Reconciliation (Confession)

East Grinstead:
Saturdays – 10:00am – 10:30am
5:30pm – 6:00pm
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 09:00-1:00pm. 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 for the parish with no extra cost to the parishioners.

TODAY – a First Sunday – Children remain in for the Mass.

2ND COLLECTION – CAFOD (Harvest Fast). Use envelopes if you wish to gift-aid. Thank you.
Your support and donations this Harvest Fast Day will enable our partners to work with people across the world to have access to tools and training, and empower them to become self-sufficient despite living in the most difficult of conditions. Additionally, your donations this Fast Day will be used to fund our partners work in Europe and the Middle East to support those affected by the refugee crisis.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORMS – Our parish programme for First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion will be starting in early November. We invite all children in Year 4 primary school and older to apply. Forms will be available at the back of St. Bernard and Our Lady and St Peter churches. Please fill in and return to Fr Steven Purnell or Deacon Ted Rider.

PARISH 100 CLUB – Congratulations to winners in the September draw: 1st, £50, no 126, Miss McLaughlin; 2nd, £25, no 76, Mrs Davies; 3rd, £15, no 90, Mrs Patrie. AND have you seen the smart new blue wooden notice board by the church entrance at Our Lady & St Peter? This has been provided by funds from the 100 Club. We have some memberships available @ £20 per annum for £90 in prize money each month. Just contact Chris Pond (327002).


CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP – We meet each Thursday in the Parish Centre from 4.30-5.30 pm term time. Visitors and new members are always welcome. If you would like more information, please contact Gabrielle Joyce on 326118.

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL DVD – There will be a DVD of the Festival, available sometime in the autumn, but with a large
amount of filming to be edited this is taking a while to process. More information will follow once a release date is known, but you can pre-order your copy now from the Diocesan Bookshop – 01293 651140

Charity Feast Oct 2015 events – supporting Crawley Open House, EG Street Pastors, Crawley Prison Fellowship and AGE UK East Grinstead, with thanks to support from Barclays Bank who will match first £1000 made. Tues 6th Oct Mediterranean Cuisine East Grinstead – Italian food – 01342 303333 (35 places) ; Mon 12th October The Ghurka East Grinstead – Taste of Himalayas – 01342 311779 (35 places) ; Mon 26th Oct Tarana Lingfield – Indian and Thai Food – 01342 832222 (175 places). Cost £16 per head with £8 s going to the charities. Also on Tues 20th Oct EG Charcoal Grill 01342 410305 and Glanfield Food and Wine 01342 325666 will give donation of takings for day’. PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR PLACES. Info from Nick Castiglione on 01342 41010

PARISH MAGAZINE – this year, the aim is to have an issue of the Magazine before Christmas – ideally by the beginning of Advent – so we will need contributions by early November. As the last issue was at Easter, it would be good to catch up with everything that has happened since then (First Holy Communion, Confirmation, the school, fetes, outings etc.), as well as plans for the winter and for Christmas, along with any other news from parish organizations, societies, clubs, etc. Other contributions, poems, etc. are all very welcome.
Submissions should ideally be emailed to me at Alternatively, they can be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Hospices of Hope shop in London Road is seeking volunteers to help in the shop. If you could spare 4 hours a week you could make a huge difference.
The Hospices of Hope is the leading charity in S E Europe providing palliative care to children and adults with terminal illness. You may remember David and Katherine Armstrong went out to Bucharest in 2011 to help run a summer camp for sick children and their families. They were really impressed with the quality of help provided. Call in to the shop or call 01342 315362 for further information. Donations of clothing, bric a brac and furniture always welcome.

Worth Abbey Parish Saturday 10th October 10am – 2pm in the Unity Room
A workshop led by Dr Martin Poulsom, Head of Theology at Heythrop College on the Vatican II pastoral constitution “Gaudium et Spes” (Joy and Hope) exploring the Church’s teachings on humanity’s relation to society and how it guides us to respond to modern day issues. Light lunch provided. All are most welcome.
To give an idea of numbers please confirm attendance to Mandy Horton on 01342 710313 or

Justice and Peace Group – meet next at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 October at Moat UR Church – all welcome.
Love in a Box – leaflets are now available at both churches with regard to this annual scheme. Please take one and read the instructions carefully. Children at St Peter’s School will be notified separately. Boxes prepared by Parishioners must be returned to Church by Friday 6 November as they are being collected on Monday 9 Nov. – please try to meet this deadline. Enrique Valles is the contact for St Bernard’s EG 832568 and Sue Joy for OLSP EG 835190. Do not leave any boxes at 105 Halsford Park Road as the Joys no longer live there! Thank you for your support.

Global Mid Sussex – from 2pm-5pm on Saturday 24 October at the Jubilee Community Centre. A free event to celebrate cultural diversity with foodtasting from around the world.
Concert of Irish Music with musicians and singers. Musical Director – Liam Bauress including Traditional Cream Tea with finger sandwiches, cakes and scones etc. All proceeds to Friends of the Holy Land.

EG Foodbank – Urgently requires Tinned Meat (but not corned beef), Sponge Puddings, Biscuits (medium sized packets most useful), Soap (bars or liquid), Fruit Juice (must be longlife), Tinned fruit, Cornflakes/Cheerios/Frosties/Rice Crispies, Tinned Tuna, Semi-skimmed milk (longlife), Pasta sauce and Shower Gel. Also, the Foodbank is seeking more volunteers to meet clients/sort food in the warehouse on a rota basis and represent the foodbank at local events, training will be given. Contact Lucy Tribe or phone 07739 641869 (Tues, Weds, Fri 10.00-14.00). Thank you for your support.

CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE – is desperately short of blankets, sleeping bags and flasks to give to homeless people who turn up at the door when it is full. Toilet rolls, UHT milk, sugar and tinned meat are particularly required at present but any tinned and packet food is welcome plus tea and coffee. Please leave donated items at the back of the church at Our Lady and St Peter’s and at St Bernard’s. Larger items, including duvets and clothes to be taken to OLSP, or taken directly to COH near Three Bridges in Crawley. Tel: 01293 447702. Alternatively, if you prefer, please leave a cash contribution in the basket and the SVP will purchase items on your behalf. Thank you.
GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP – needs men’s shoes, trainers, jeans and sweatshirts jogging trousers (medium and large sizes please) as well as toiletries.
Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese


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