PARISH CHURCH MASSES

NEWSLETTER 20TH DECEMBER

Masses for weekend 19/20 December 2015
East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. Peter

Sat.       6.15pm        Sir Walter Blount RIP (anniv)
Sun.    10:30am        Nora Mai Daly RIP
Mon.     9:30am         Patrick Barrett RIP
Tues.    9:30am        The Makolski Family
Wed.     9:30am        Josie & Eamonn Tuke RIP
Thurs.   4:00pm        The Parish
6:00pm        The Parish
Midnight         Deceased friends & relatives of the Jones & Johnson Families RIP & Thanks for recent blessings

Fri.        9:00am        Lingfield
10:30am        The Parish

Sat.       9:30am        Our Servers

Masses next weekend 26/27 December 2015

Sat.       6:15pm        Agnes Wallace RIP
Sun.    10:30am        Patrick Burgess RIP Deceased friends & relatives of the Burgess Family 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.

REFRAIN    
MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD,
A PATH THROUGH THE DESERT FOR GOD.
AWAKE FROM YOUR SLEEP,
REJOICE NOW TO GREET
THE ONE WHO COMES.

DSC_0072yyRECONCILIATION SERVICE  FOR ADVENT  –  Monday 21st 7.30pm, The Friary, Crawley.

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION  –  by ancient tradition, for  the Parish Clergy.  Thank you for your contributions.

LINGFIELD  – Christmas Day – Mass 9am.  Intention: Margaret Mary Conway RIP.

READERS  – Please sign up for Christmas Services – list at the back of the Church.

CHRISTMAS MASSES OLSP
Christmas Eve   –   4pm  (largely for children); 6pm;
Midnight             –   starting with Carols at 11.30pm
Christmas Day   –   10.30am

THANK YOU  – for your generosity in the recent 2nd collections for church flowers at Christmas and beyond.

PARISH MAGAZINE – Thanks to our contributors, the Magazine is now ready. Be sure to pick up a copy for each family.

A CORDIAL INVITATION  – This Sunday we will have our  Christmas Mulled Wine refreshments in the parish centre after 10.30 Mass.  Hot sausage rolls and mince pies included together with tea and coffee as usual.  Also the Christmas 100 Club bonus draw for £180 in prizes with still time to join, just contact Chris Pond (327002).

TRADITIONAL CAROL SERVICE  –  this Sunday, 20 December 4pm.  An occasion for everyone to enjoy a traditional Carol Service in the inspiring surroundings of Worth Abbey church.  Join the Choir and virtuoso organist D’Arcy Trinkwon for an hour of carols, readings and magnificent organ music reflecting the Advent season.  A wonderful opportunity to capture the spirit of the season and to prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

The proceeds of the retiring collection will be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) fund for the Refugee Crisis in Europe.  Refreshments afterwards.

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INDIAN HOLY MASS  –  Holy Malayalam Mass on 23rd December, Wednesday 5.15pm beginning with Rosary.  All are welcome in the name of Jesus.  Many thanks.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT  – There will be no morning Adoration on Fridays 25th December and 1stJanuary 2016. The first date in the New Year will be on Friday, 8th January.  Come let us adore Him at Christmas.

MISSIO RED BOXES  – Would boxholders please collect their counted boxes from the usual window ledge by the church doors.  Thank you for your generous contributions and to our helpers with their counting.

2 CLEANERS  – needed for OLSP – 2 more volunteers needed to go on our Rota of Cleaners.  Can you spare the odd hour once in a while?  Please let Fr. Steven know if you can help?  (He is also on the Rota – so anyone can do it!

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP  – We are having a break over Christmas and will be meeting again in the New Year.

ADVENT TREE FOR CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE – please take a label from the Christmas Tree at the back of OLSP and bring the item on it back to church up until Christmas week when there will be a special delivery.  Thank you.

2016 CALENDARS   – Complimentary copies of the Missio 2016 calendar are available from the church table at OL&StP for all Missio members and any parishioner who would like to have one.

DSC_0045CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH — if you live alone and would like to have lunch in the company of others,Trinity Methodist will be serving a meal.  Telephone either Mary Nichols 322573 or Ann Balfour 529101 to reserve a place (numbers are limited).

EG FOODBANK  – the following items are required please – 500g bags of granulated sugar, Feminine hygiene products, Toilet rolls, Washing-up liquid and Men’s deodorant.  Thank you.  Also, if you are using Waitrose to shop please note that EG Foodbank is one of the 3 charities to benefit from the Green Token scheme this month so please support them.

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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