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East Grinstead Mass Centre and Our Lady & St. Peter

Sat. 6.15pm              The Makolski Family
Sun. 10:30am           Lydia Joy RIP (anniv)
Mon. 9:30am            Patrick Owens RIP,  Charles Wade RIP
Tues. 9:30am            No Mass
Wed. 11:30am           Annointing Mass
Peter Neave RIP / Maura Dillon RIP
Thurs. 9:30am          Gregory, Eugene, Eulalia & Olinto Vaz RIP / Thomas Warren RIP
Fri. 9:00am                Adoration
Sat. 9:30am               John & Elizabeth Bourke RIP

Masses next weekend 21/22 November 2015
Sat. 6:15pm              Josie & Eamonn Tuke RIP
Sun. 10:30am           Oswald Tramontin RIP

Lingfield Mass Centre – St. Bernard’s
Sun. 9:00am

Reconciliation (Confession);
East Grinstead:   Saturdays – 10:00am – 10:30am & 5:30pm – 6:00pm
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 09:00-1:00pm. 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.

Confirmation 2016Application forms for young people currently in Year 10 or above, to enrol the preparation programme for Confirmation in 2016, are now available at the back of both churches. Please return to Fr Steven by 22nd November.

PARISH 100 CLUB  – Congratulations to winners in the October draw: 1st, £50, no 20, Mr Bill Blackledge2nd, £25, no 84, Mr Tom Sikorski3rd, £15, no 31, Mrs Ann Aherne. £90 in prizes money to be won each month (£180 in December!) and all surplus monies go towards Parish projects – we have just funded the new wooden notice board at Our Lady & St Peter’s. If you would like to join, contact Chris Pond (327002).

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.

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.

“St. Peter’s is a GOOD school where the behaviour of pupils is OUTSTANDING “     Ofsted, June 2015

If your child was born between

1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012

you are now in the process of making a big decision about their primary school.

The school shall be hosting information meetings for parents to hear about the school and to tour the site. You are warmly invited to attend a meeting on either:

Friday 27th November 2015,   9:30am – 10:30am or
Thursday 7th January 2016,   1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Please contact the school office to book a place. 01342 321985

“The next Traidcraft sale – will be this weekend 7th/8thNovember after both masses. Please let us know ASAP if you would like us to order you any Real Advent Calendars. They are £3.99 each and come with a Christmas Story Booklet. Any other  special orders to Mike and Tina Causton on or 311435. or Chris and Margaret Vase on 834436 or ”

Trisha and I – were told by our Oncologist last week that my cancer treatment for bone cancer has been successful and as a result I am now miraculously free from that cancer.

For my other cancer, Prostate – this is now under control by medication and being monitored. This makes my situation much improved. We should like to thank everyone for their prayers,letters,cards,gifts and visits both to the hospital and at home.  We shall be arranging for a Mass in favour of the many friends who have given their best wishes for my recovery.

Jim Fitzpatrick.

Parish Magazine –  It is still our hope to have the Magazine out before Christmas, but the deadline has now been moved to the end of November, so there is still time for everyone – and in particular those speaking for groups and clubs and societies – to send in your submissions.   These can, as usual, be emailed to me at – or left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King. I acknowledge all emails received, so if you don’t hear within a few days of sending one, I’m afraid I haven’t received it.

Love in a Box – thank you to everyone who prepared a Shoebox this year for children in Moldavia and the Ukraine. These are being collected on Monday 9 November and after checking will go on their long journey across Europe.  If there are any late boxes then please drop them off at St Peter’s School as soon after 9.15am as possible on Monday. Thank you.

Justice and Peace Group  – meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 November at Moat UR Church – all welcome.Catholic Womens League – Wednesday 11th November 2:30 pm in the Parish Centre. Following business Bozena Parfit will lead a flower workshop so please remember your secateurs or scissors. Flowers and greenery will be provided. All parishioners welcome.

OUR LADY & ST PETER’S LUNCH CLUB   – will meet on Wednesday 18th November.  Fr Steven will say an Anointing Mass at 11.30am with Lunch to follow.
Please ring Jean (311295) Ivy (323240) or your driver if you are unable to come – Reminder – we have our Raffle this month.

Parish Christmas Lunch – Sunday 6TH DECEMBER – in St. Bernard’s hall – seating 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 – please bring your own alcoholic drinks; pre-booking is not required – just come along on the day if you wish; although there is no charge, there will be a voluntary donations basket on the day for anyone who wishes to make a contribution towards the cost of the food. Everyone is welcome – from all corners of the parish.

Gospel of Life  – The next meeting of the Group will be held after Mass on Saturday 28thNovember, at OLSP hall, commencing 10.30am.   All welcome.

Laudato Si’ Care of our Common Home – Pope Francis calls on all Catholics as part of the worldwide Church to be concerned and take action on climate change as part of his encyclical because it is pushing people into deeper poverty in developing countries.  In December there will be important international talks in Paris.  Please take a special CAFOD postcard, put in your details and post it to CAFOD asap. There will also be a petition to sign next week.  If anyone is interested in attending a Rally to be held in London on Sunday 29 November please contact Sue Joy on 01342 835190 – CAFOD are asking for people to attend as are other international aid agencies.

EG Foodbank  – the following items are required lease 500g bags of granulated sugar, Feminine hygiene products, Toilet rolls, Washing-up liquid and Men’s deodorant.  Thank you.

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.


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