NEWSLETTER 3RD JANUARY 2016 (1)

Masses for weekend  2/3 January 2016

East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. Peter
Sat.       6.15pm        Peter Butler RIP (anniv)
Sun.    10:30am        Patrick Barrett RIP (1st anniv)
Mon.     9:30am        Fr. Gordon Simmons RIP (fm)
Tues.    9:30am        No Mass
Wed.     9:30am        Patrick Barrett RIP (1st anniv)
Thurs.   9:30am        No Mass
Fri.        9:00am        Adoration
Sat.       9:30am        No Mass

Masses next weekend 9/10 January 2016
Sat.       6:15pm        Fr. Gordon Simmons RIP
Sun.    10:30am       Gertrude Edwards RIP (1st anniv)
Josie Tuke 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.

TODAY SUNDAY (3RD)  –  Solemnity – The Epiphany of The Lord.  Transf.

CRIB COLLECTION  – goes towards Friends of The Holy Land and their educational and charitable work there.  Thank you.

FR. STEVEN & DEACON TED  – Would like to thank everyone for their cards and kind gifts.  It is much appreciated.  Hic!

THANKS TOO  – for all those who came in and cleaned, decorated the churches and provided music etc  during the Christmas celebrations.

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

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT –  Adoration in the New Year will begin again next Friday, 8th January, at Our Lady & St Peter’s between 9:00am and 1:00pm.  Do visit at any time then to spend minutes or an hour with the Blessed Sacrament. Come Let us Adore Him.

CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS IN THE BONUS CHRISTMAS DRAW OF THE PARISH 100 CLUB   – Joint first prizes of £50: nos 62 and 56, Mrs Fleming and Mr & Mrs Bozzini; Joint second prizes of £25: nos 118 and 2, Mrs Cheesman and Father Steven; Joint third prizes of £15: nos 86 and 104, Mr Curran and Mrs Hull.  Wishing all our members a Happy New Year and Good Luck in the coming year’s draws, Thank You for your support.

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.   £1,648 has now been remitted to Missio to which will be added the contributions of “direct” members and proportionate Gift Aid.

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

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.

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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