Masses for week commencing 14th/15th September  2019   
 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter  
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Our Schools
Hugh Hickland RIP
Sun 10:30am  Clara Castiglione RIP
Sylvia Herring
Mon 9:30am   Patsy Hamilton
Tue 9:30am    Parish and People
Wed 9:30am      Emergency Service
Thurs 9:30am     Ann Jasper RIP
Peter Neave RIP (fm)
Pauline Hughes RIP (4th anni)
Fri  9.30am No Mass
Fri  12.00noon Rosary OLSP Parish Hall
Sat  6:15pm (Vigil) Philomene Tas
Sun 10.30am Jim Hughes RIP (1st anni)
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.

WEEKDAY MASSES  –  in Parish hall until 14th October.

TODAY 2ND COLLECTION  –  for Home Mission Sunday.  This cannot  be gift-aided using diocesan special collection envelopes (purple).

TODAY – LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN  –  Sunday 24th C —- Parables of Mercy.

“YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED  –  E.G. Town Mayor Evensongs Civic Service this Sun. 15th Sept. at St. Swithun’s Church E.G.  To be seated at 6pm and Programme starts at 6:30pm – 7:30pm”.

Sat 14th Sun 15th September “SVP – One of our objectives nationally is to feed the hungry, both in our own country and abroad. There are about 4 million children living below levels of acceptability, yes, in our own country, in 2019. SVP Crawley delivers about 50 food parcels to families each week, and other Conferences in the Crawley District have the facility of drawing food parcels from them, when required. Please contact Peter Wells on 07484 330899, if you know any family, with their permission, that could benefit from this, in a confidential way.” 

Fairtrade  Sale  –  will be after both masses this weekend of 14th/ 15th September, Any special orders please contact Mike and Tina Causton on 311435 email or Chris and Margaret Vasey on 834436 email

EAST GRINSTEAD CATENIANS – The East Grinstead Circle of the Catenian Association will meet at the Dorset Arms, High Street, East Grinstead on Monday, 16th September at 8.00 p.m. Members are also reminded of the Thai meal on 28th September. The Catenian Association is a Catholic faith-based friendship group for men who meet socially and support each other through fellowship, faith, family, fun and fundraising. To find out more on the Catenian Association please call Paul Barrett on 01342 870058 or visit

Justice and Peace Group  – meet next at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 September at Moat Church. All welcome.

PARISH MAGAZINE  – Our next issue is planned for November:  we will need contributions by the end of October.  Contributions are more than welcome from parish organizations, societies, clubs, anything in connection with the Parish, the Diocese, the Church, from charitable, or ecological, and similar organizations, from anyone who has been to Rome, the Holy Land, or on a pilgrimage to a shrine… and, indeed, articles or poems that may interest members of the parish. Submissions can be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King, or, preferably, emailed to me at

PARISH ROSARY GROUP  –  Please note there will be no Rosary Group next Friday (20th).  It will return the following week.

GRANDPARENTS’ ANNUAL FORMATION DAY  –  Monday 23rd Sept. starting with Mass at 10am.
At the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Horsham, RH12 2PJ.  Elizabeth O’Shea, Parenting expert will help us to explore strategies to support young people and the pressures they live under today.  Please book at

Love in a Box – details of this Mustard Seed scheme helping needy children in Moldova will be coming at the beginning of October but in the meantime as it is almost going back to school time for children and grandchildren please save any shoeboxes with detachable lids (not those for boots).  Also, we are always short of hats, scarves and gloves for the boxes so if you see any please get them now.  Thank you.

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.

Recollections for women –  at Wickenden Manor, Chilling Street, Sharpthorne, RH19 4JB, for October will be on the Wednesday 9th at 19.15 and Thursday 10th at 11am.  November, 13th and 14th. December, 11th and 12th same times.  Recollection for Mothers with little children, 24th October and 28th November.



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.


Crawley Open House; The East Grinstead Foodbank; Crawley Prison Fellowship; Age UK East Grinstead & District; East Grinstead & District Mental Health Association.


Sleep Out – thank you for all the generous sponsorship money from parishioners.  However, the following people are not known to the Justice and Peace Group so please would you put your money in an envelope with your name and marked “Sleep Out Collectors” and leave it with Father Jack – thank you.  If you have paid we apologise and also for name spellings if we have them wrong. Stephen Wren, P Szarzynska, Linda d’Acampo, J Noakes, Lynda Talcy, N Prydderach, M Cavecillas, M Kempsa, N Mmnoz and J Hoth.

EG  Foodbank  ITEMS  –  disposable razors (small packs), Deodorant -male and female, kitchen surface cleaner, tinned custard and rice pudding, tinned hotdogs and meatballs, washing powder or liquid – small packs, UHT Milk green longlife1 litre , tinned peas, carrots and potatoes, and “Bags for Life” to reuse.


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

GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP –  desperately needs medium sized trousers and trainers – Size 9 & 10.


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