NEWSLETTER 7TH FEBRUARY 2016

East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. Peter

Sat. 6.15pm Peter Butler RIP
Sun. 10:30am Joseph Mills RIP
Mon. 9:30am Deceased friends & relatives of The Wallace Family RIP
Tues. 2.30pm Requiem Mass: Reginald Bond RIP
Wed. 9:30am

Wed. 8.00pm

Deceased friends & relatives of The O’Driscoll Family RIP

Deceased relatives of Mr Mrs J. Fitzpatrick RIP

Thurs. 9.30am Patrick Conway RIP
Fri. 9:00am Adoration
Sat. 9:30am Margaret Gillen RIP

Masses next weekend 6/7 February 2016

Sat. 6:15pm Hermia Frantz RIP (1st anniv)
Sun. 10:30am John Perris RIP (anniv)

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.

1ST SUNDAY – Children remain in church.
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES – enroll today.
2ND COLLECTION TODAY – The Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund – envelopes to gift-aid this are at the back of the church.

REGINALD BOND RIP – Requiem Mass, Tuesday 2.30pm at OLSP. Followed by cremation. Family and friends gather in Moat URC Hall.

ASH WEDNESDAY – Day of Fasting and Abstinence – marking the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday Masses 9.30am and 8pm at OLSP.

“THE NEXT TRAIDCRAFT SALE – will be this weekend 6th/7th February after both masses. Any special orders to Mike and Tina Causton on t.causton@sky.com or 311435. or Chris and Margaret Vasey on 834436 or cjvasey@aol.com. Also to let you know that Fairtrade Fortnight is from 29th February till 13th March and we plan to hold a coffee morning on Tuesday 8th March to promote Fairtrade.”

PARISH 100 CLUB – Congratulations to winners in the January draw: 1st, £50, no 125, Mrs Newby; 2nd, £25, no 10, Miss Longley; 3rd, £15, no 21, Mrs Jones. Thanks to a take-up last week, we have just one membership for sale. If interested, please contact Chris Pond, 327002.

JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP – met next at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9 February at Moat UR Church – all welcome.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE – Wednesday 10th Feb. 2:15 for 2:30 in the parish hall. Following business Jill McTighe, one of our members, will speak on “The use of Aromatherapy”. Parishioners welcome.

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.

OUR LADY & ST PETERS LUNCH CLUB – will meet on Wednesday 17th February. There will be an Anointing Mass at 11.30 followed by lunch at 12.30. Please ring Ivy (323240) Jean (311295) or your driver if you are not able to come.

CAFOD LENT FAST DAY FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY – This Lent the UK government has promised to match every pound and penny you give to CAFOD’s Lenten appeal (from 10 Feb – 9 May) up to the value of £3.5M. Your donations can be used to bring water to more villages of the world’s poorest families, meaning girls don’t have to walk hours every day to collect it. Don’t forget to fill in the gift aid form and put it in the envelope with your donation. Many thanks for your generous compassion for those living in poverty and for fasting in solidarity with them.

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.

PARISH SPRING LUNCH – FURTHER CHANGE OF DATE – In order not to clash with the Rich Man Poor Man lunch on 13th March the date for the Parish Spring Lunch will be rescheduled to take place on a Sunday during April. The date will be announced shortly.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: PARISH LUNCHES

2016 The dates for this
Year’s Parish Lunches are:-
Parish Spring Lunch – yet to be announced
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 -Tuesdays 1st, 8th and 15 March 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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