Masses for week commencing 14th/15th September  2019   
 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter  
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Catenians – Vocation to Priesthood
Baby Rebecca Coxhall RIP – (anni)
Sun 10:30am  Patrick and Nora Egan RIP
Mon 9:30am  No Mass
Tue 9:30am  No Mass
Wed 9:30am      No Mass
Thurs 9:30am     No Mass
Fri  9.30am No Mass
Fri  12.00noon Rosary OLSP Parish Hall
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Peter and Mark Carter {RIP}
Sun 10:30am Chris Meredith & Julia Powell (RIP)
LINGFIELD    –   St. Bernard’s  
Sun.    9:00am    Dennis and Gina Murphy.

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.


2ND COLLECTION TODAY  –  St. Vincent  de Paul Society. Gift aid, using the Charity’s own envelopes.


NEXT SUNDAY  –  Special CAFOD Collection.


HOLY COMMUNION 2020  –  Application forms are now available at Our Lady and St. Peter’s church, East Grinstead and St. Bernard’s church Lingfield for enrolment  in our First Holy Communion programme.  We are happy to invite all children in Year 4 school year or above.  The forms will be at the back of the churches and need to be handed in by Friday 11th October.  If you have any queries please ring Eileen Lyons on 01342 317242 or Fr. Jack Lusted on 01342 325705.


Sat  21st/22nd  September “SVP  –  About the time of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul (27th September) the Patron Saint of Charitable Works, a second collection has been traditionally permitted by the Parish Clergy, in support of St. Bernard’s and OL&ST.P’s Conferences. From us both, we offer our sincere thanks for your continuing support and generosity, in helping us to do our work. Please note that we are still doing “Cash4 Coins”, so, if you have any old or foreign currency you wish to dispose of, we can exchange same for Stirling currency. Please contact Jean on 01342 311295.”


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

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.

Climate Change  –  to find out more or get involved come along to a presentation on  “Heading for Extinction” from 6pm-8pm on Saturday 28 September at St Swithun’s Parish Hall, EG. It is important for our children that we tell the truth and declare a climate emergency, press targets to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and form a Citizen’s Assembly to respond to the crisis. Also join the Rally at Whitehall at 10.30am on Monday 7 October.

CAFOD Family Fast Day  – this is on Friday 4 October when we are asked to fast, pray and give, so we can extend the hand of friendship to the world’s poorest people focusing this time on villages in rural Uganda devastated by drought.  Envelopes will be available the w/e of 5th and 6th October which will also be Harvest w/e when we thank God for his gifts of Creation. The money raised from the CAFOD envelopes will be used to install solar powered water pumps.   Please can we also have a big push on tinned and packet food at all Masses to give to our local homeless Centre, Crawley Open House.  There will also be a Fairtrade stall after Masses which is another way we can help farmers and producers in developing countries. Thank you.

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

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.

Meridian  Rotary  –  are organising a Charity Fundraising Dinner for Rotary Youth initiatives and Rotary charities. They are pleased to invite you to join them at Hay & Straw restaurant, on Monday 28th October at 7 p.m. 16th High St, East Grinstead, RH19 3AW. Tickets are just £20 each.  For tickets please email or call 01342326627.” 


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  –  needs are now toilet paper, soups, shampoo, shower gel, UHT milk green Longlife 1 litre, washing up liquid, kitchen surface cleaner spray and bags for life. 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

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


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