Masses for weekend 31st Oct /1 November 2015

East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. Peter

Sat.       6.15pm       Those caught up in addictions
Sun.   10:30am       Founders & Benefactors (fm)

Pat O’Connor RIP

Mon.    9:30am       Our Dead/

2:30pm       Lingfield – Our Dead

Tues.  9:30am       Thanksgiving in honour of the Sacred Heart
Wed.    9:30am        No Mass
Thurs.   9:30am       Elizabeth & John Bourke RIP
Fri.       9:00am       Adoration
Sat.     9:30am         Anthony McLoughlin RIP (anniv)
Masses next weekend 7/8 November 2015
Sat.      6:15pm       Peter Neave RIP
Sun.   10:30am   Deceased Friends & relatives of The Webb Family RIP (fm) Jerry & Nora Moynihan 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 – Solemnity of All Saints.

TODAY – 1st Sunday. No Children’s Liturgy. 1st Holy Communion Children enrol.


RETIRED PRIESTS’ FUND – next Sunday. Can be gift aided by using diocesan envelopes. Thank you.

SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER – LINGFIELD REMEMBRANCE SERVICE – at the Village War Memorial, starting at 10.45am. All present will be invited as usual to a warming mulled wine in St. Bernard’s Church Hall after the service.

ALL SOULS DAY – Monday. Mass 9.30am East Grinstead; 2.30pm Lingfield.

FUNERAL – Baby Corey Thomas Stoner. Wednesday 4th, 11.30am St. Bernard’s.

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).

“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

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.

 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.

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.

INTERNSHIP : dabcec – The Pastoral Team at DABCEC is now able to offer an internship for a maximum period of one year. This short-term post will involve working with the advisers on different initiatives and will include a range of duties and administrative work. This opportunity is appropriate to those with an interest in pastoral work within the Church or who wish to develop and evidence work-place skills, and, who may be waiting for places at university or longer-term work opportunities. This Internship scheme builds on two recent successful experiences and is designed both to assist the Pastoral Team in its work but also to ensure that participants receive a valuable and rewarding experience, with benefits for their personal and professional development. For further details of terms, conditions and remuneration, please contact Deacon Andrew Bayes, Pastoral Team Coordinator, at Dabcec, by telephone 01293 651150 or via email:

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.

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.


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