NEWSLETTER 25TH AUGUST 2019

Masses for week commencing 24/25th  2019 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)      Relatives of Byrne/ Hickland families
Sun 10:30am              Reginald Causton RIP
Mon 9:30am               Automotive & Transport
Tue 9:30am                Mary Bye RIP
Wed 9:30am               Building & Construction
Thurs 9:30am             Joe Tuke
Fri  9.30am                  No Mass 12:00am                      Holy Rosary OLSP Parish Hall
Sat  6:15pm (Vigil)     Patrick & Fatima O’Neill RIP. Vi Hayes RIP
LINGFIELD    –   St. Bernard’s
Sun.    9:00am

SICK/HOUSEBOUND VISITS – requests for visits and for Holy Communion in the Lingfield area – contact Deacon Ted.

REFRESHMENTS – Everybody is cordially invited for refreshments after Sunday Mass at both St. Bernard’s and Our Lady & St Peter’s churches.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – “Exposition takes place every Friday morning at Our Lady & St Peter’s at 09:00am and the Holy Rosary follows at 12:00pm. Come let us adore Him.”

WILLS & BEQUESTS – 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.

Our Lady & St Peter’s – Refurbishment Project  – Work commenced on the Parish Hall WC’s on Monday 22nd July with the demolition of walls and will progress for a period of five weeks. When completed, the Hall WC’s will consist of three unisex WC’s one of which will be a fully accessible WC.  The Hall, (without WC’s) will be useable during this period. The contractor can access the Hall WC’s from the rear fire escape and will protect the doors between the Hall and the WC’s. Internal work within the Church commenced on Monday 29 July with the erection of fixed scaffolding around the altar and over the baldachino. The contractor will also use a mobile scaffolding tower for access to upper levels to carry out redecoration. This mobile tower will be parked at the rear of the Church for weekend services and the three seats ‘lost’ will be temporarily relocated within the Church so that there is no overall loss of seating.  Holy Mass will be held in the Parish Hall on weekdays, commenced on Monday 29 July.  Arrangements will be made for the WC behind the Sacristy to be available to parishioners attending weekday Mass in the Hall.Refurbishment of the existing WC to the rear of the Sacristy will not commence until the Hall WC Refurbishment has been completed. The organ will be protected throughout the redecoration and will remain accessible. The contractor investigated the loose and deflecting patch in the woodblock floor in the central aisle week commencing 22nd July and you are asked to try and avoid walking on it in the meantime, if possible. WEEKDAY MASSES  –  in Parish hall until 14th October. PARISH ROSARY GROUP  – Please note the Rosary Group continues to meet on Fridays in the hall at OLSP during refurbishment work.  Commences at 12.00 noon with the Angelus and finishes 12.30-12.40.  All welcome Sleep Out  – Apologies for nobody being available to collect Sleep Out money during the last few weeks.  It usually does take the whole Summer to get everything in.  If you wish you can place your sponsorship money in an envelope with your name on it and give to Father Jack during the first two weeks in August.  Sue Joy will be around after 6.15 and 10.30 Masses at OLSP this weekend of 17/18th August. FEAST OF ST BERNARD, TUESDAY, 20 AUGUST – Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 20 August, Feast of St Bernard at 9.30am, St Bernard’s, Lingfield.  Please join us. Indian Summer Afternoon Tea in Lingfield  –  Please join Fairtrade LD and Mothers Union of SS Peter & Paul Church, Lingfield on Sunday, 8 September  for Indian Summer Afternoon Tea at Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, arrive 3.30pm for homemade afternoon tea at 4.00pm. Raffle, Fairtrade/MU stalls and craft with proceeds going to global projects.  Tickets £7 from 01342 834436.  Please reserve by 1 September.  Thank you. SUSSEX HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST –  We have recently received a generous donation from the Trust towards the ongoing works project at OL&StP.  On Saturday, 14th September, the Trust will be holding their annual Ride & Stride sponsored event for cyclists (or walkers) to tour historic churches (all denominations) in the district, both local and wider as suits. It is from initiatives such as this that grants such as ours can be made.  A poster is displayed on the notice board and if it is of interest to you to enter by cycling or walking (on horseback equally qualifies!) speak to Chris (327002). SVP – THE SVP CARAVAN HOLIDAYS  –  at Riverside Holiday Centre, Bognor Regis, are now fully booked for the school holidays 2019, and sponsored by our Conferences throughout A&B.  In addition, there is availability for weeks in September and October 2019, ideal for a family with under school-age children or couples.  At £250 per week, this is a bargain, the normal price being about £700 for this 6 berth luxury Caravan.  Interested?  Please contact Peter Wells 07484 330899. Mon 2 September  Charity meal  –  raising money for the church restoration at the Gurkha@the Woodcock Inn – £20 for a 3 course meal – £8 will go to the restoration fund.  Arrive 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.  Please phone 01342 325325 to book your places. CHARITY MEAL  –  7th October in aid of Riding for the Disabled at Gurkha, The Woodcock Inn, Felbridge.   Price £22  per person.  £10 goes to the Charity.  Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm.  Ring 01342 325325 to book. AUTUMN CHARITY FEAST 2019 A CHARITY FEAST IS TAKING PLACE OVER 4 NIGHTS Tue  1 October  –  Quartol  –  East Grinstead  –  Turkish Food  –  01342 323649. Mon  14  October  –  Paglia e Fieno  –  East Grinstead  –  Italian Food  –  01342 328713. Tue  22  October  –  Hay & Straw  –  East Grinstead  –  Italian Food  –  01342 322699. Mon 28 October – Gurkha@The Woodcock Inn – Felbridge – A taste of The Himalayas – 01342 325325. Please Book Early to Reserve Your Place. Please Arrive 6.30pm For a 7pm Start For All Restaurants. 3 COURSE MEAL FOR £22 PER HEAD, OF WHICH £10.00 WILL GO TOWARDS THE FOLLOWING 5 CHARITIES. Crawley Open House The East Grinstead Foodbank Crawley Prison Fellowship Age UK East Grinstead & District East Grinstead & District Mental Health Association With special Thanks to:-  All The Businesses and Shops that have kindly Donated Raffle Prizes. EG Foodbank – Items required are deodorant  female and male, toilet paper (2 and 4 roll packs), toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Thank you. CRAWLEY OPEN  HOUSE  – thanks from the staff for all your donations of bedding – at present they have enough stock BUT they are desperately short of tinned and packet food, tea, coffee etc.  Please up your donations for this amazing charity which is helping homeless people 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  Bring items to Church or drop off at COH in Three Bridges.  Another way of supporting COH is to become part of the Be 1 in a 1000 scheme –see website for details www.crawleyopenhouse.co.uk GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP –  desperately needs medium sized trousers and trainers Size 9 & 10. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese

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