NEWSLETTER 31 JANUARY 2016

East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. Peter

Sat. 6.15pm Charles Wade RIP
Sun. 10:30am Deceased friends & relatives of The Hubert & Laurent Families RIP
Mon. 9:30am Deceased friends & relatives of The Boyd & Boreland Family RIP
Tues. 9:30am Deceased friends & relatives of Mr. Mrs. J. Fitzpatrick RIP
Wed. 9:30am Hans Ming RIP
Thurs. 9.30am Edward & Clare Blount RIP (fm) & Nora Moynihan RIP (1st anniv)
Fri. 9:00am Adoration
Sat. 9:30am The Makolski Family

Masses next weekend 6/7 February 2016

Sat. 6:15pm Peter Butler RIP
Sun. 10:30am Joseph Mills RIP

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.

2ND COLLECTION NEXT WEEK   – Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund.

CONFIRMATION   –  Those who were confirmed last year will receive their certificates.

FUNERAL SERVICE   –  2pm Tuesday.  Denis McCallion RIP.  Denis will be brought into the church on Monday at 4.30pm.

THE FUNERAL MASS FOR MRS. JO WRIGHT  – of Crossways Avenue, East Grinstead, will be at Worth Abbey on 3rd February, 11.30 a.m.

SCHOOL GOVERNORS MEETING  –  St. Peter’s, Thursday 7pm.

CONFIRMATION 2016  –  Enrolment next Sunday.

PARISH LUNCH  –  Please note change of date from 20th March to 13th March.

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUPS- EAST GRINSTEAD AND WORTH ABBEY  –  In East Grinstead, the meetings will start again on Thursday 4th February from 4.30-5.30pm and will continue each Thursday at this time. Please contact Gabrielle for venue details.

At Worth Abbey, the meetings will be held in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament  in the Abbey Church, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, starting on 10th February, from 7.45-8.45 pm.

For further details of dates, there is a leaflet at the back of the churches.
You are very welcome to join us. If you would like further information, please contact Gabrielle Joyce- 01342 326118- East Grinstead, or Caterina Brown- 01243 554001- Worth Abbey.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN EG (CTEG) AGM – 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February at Trinity Methodist Church with guest speaker Faith Axten from Surrey Fairtrade Group.  All welcome.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – RECEIVE CHILDREN, RECEIVE ME –  10.30am (at Jubilee Church) and 8pm (at Trinity Methodist Church) on Friday 4 March.  Prepared by the Women of Cuba with the theme – Receive children, receive me. Please make a note of the event in your diary.

RICH MAN POOR MAN LUNCH FAIRTRADE LUNCH – a fundraiser for our young people going to Lourdes as Redshirts this Summer will be held at St Peter’s School at 12.30pm on Sunday 13. March.  Make a note of the date in your diary and support this lovely Parish event. Tickets available from mid February.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:  PARISH LUNCHES – 2016

The dates for this Year’s Parish Lunches are:-
Parish Spring Lunch       –        March 13th
Parish Summer Lunch    –       July 10th
Parish Christmas Lunch –        December 4th
As usual the lunches are at St Bernard’s Hall; gather at 12.30pm for 1.00pm.
Make a note of the dates now and look out for the notices on the church notice Boards.

CAP MONEY COURSE – learn how to budget, save, spend wisely and prevent debt. This 3 week free course is run by Churches Together in EG at Trinity Methodist Church.  Further details from Phil Holland. EG 311295. www.capmoneycourse.org

LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE  –   the 2016 Arundel & Brighton Pilgrimage will be held  from 29 July to 4 August and leaflets are available for anyone interested in going as pilgrims, assisted pilgrims or as helpers. Further details from Sue Joy EG 835190 or www.ablourdes.org

EG FOODBANK   –  urgently needs cartons of Long Life Fruit Juice,Tinned rice pudding, Tinned sponge puddings, Surface cleaner, Boxes of tissues, together with any spare carrier bags you may have.   If people are able to drop-off items at the Jubilee Community Centre between 9am and 7pm  asap that would be appreciated, if not put in the box at the back of church.  More details about the foodbank, its location, contact details etc are on the website – www.eastgrinstead.foodbank.org.uk

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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