Masses for week commencing 7th/8th September  2019   
 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter  
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Good Estate – Marjorie Prett (90th birthday)
Sun 10:30am  Muriel Chessman RIP, Valeria
Mon 9:30am   No mass
Tue 9:30am    Jane de Caestecker RIP
Wed 9:30am      The Joy Family – Thanksgiving
Thurs 9:30am     Parish and People
Fri  9.30am No Mass
Fri  12.00noon Rosary OLSP Parish Hall
Sat  6:15pm (Vigil) Our Schools
Sat  6:15pm (Vigil)  Clara Castiglione
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.

2ND COLLECTION  –  The Catholic Education Service.

NEXT SUNDAY (15TH SEPT)  –  2ND COLLECTION  –  Home Mission Sunday.


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


SAT 30th/SUN 1st September “SVP  – Our Awareness theme this time is “Love your Neighbour”. Visiting elderly people in their own homes, in hospital and in nursing homes, is the bread and butter work of our members. In helping our brothers and sisters in need abroad, we thank our Parishioners for the relief given for the Kerala Flood Disaster last Autumn, and also for supporting the Lingfield SVP Conference, in the thousands of pounds raised to help the baby feeding programmes in Sudan and South Sudan


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.

PARISH 100 CLUB  –  Congratulations to winners in the August draw of the 100 Club:  1st, £50, no 64, Mr & Mrs Joyce;  2nd, £25, no 45, Mr & Mrs Pond;  3rd, £15, no 27, Mr Berry


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.  If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize please bring it


along on the night or, if you are unable to attend, please take it to the Sacristy and leave it with Father Jack. Thank you.


OUR LADY & ST PETERS SVP- CASH4COINS    –  Last chance to donate any foreign currency you may have left from your holiday small amounts welcome.  We will be sending a package in October. Thank you.



Now recruiting a new Care & Health Manager  to lead and develop a small existing team in providing support and high quality care to the monks at Worth Abbey, especially to the older members of the Community.

The ideal candidate will be a person with substantial and proven skills, and wide experience relating to care of the elderly.  Relevant  qualifications in the area of Social care and/or Health management.  Equally important, they will need to be enthusiastic and sensitive about working in a monastic environment, able to work between 25-28 hours over 5 days, (Monday to Friday), with the availability to be on-call out of hours by arrangement and willing to respond to changing/developing needs.  Salary range 23 -27.5K.

Further details and on line application may be accessed  through the Worth School website, under  ‘information/vacancies’  at the online recruitment  portal.

The Monastery may also shortly be recruiting a part time nurse a few hours a week.  To arrange an informal conversation regarding either position, please e-mail  Br Anthony at

Interviews for the manager position will be held on Monday 16th September with the deadline for applications on Monday 9th September .


RESIDENTIAL RETREAT FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS  –  Organised by Dr Joe O’Dywer at Worth Abbey from 13th – 15th September.  Theme ‘Love Your Neighbour as Yourself’.  Cost £150 full board.  Spiritual Director – Fr Stephen Ortiger.  Queries and to book email putting HCW Retreat in subject line.


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


DIOCESAN MASS FOR ALTAR  SERVERS  –  On Sat. 14th September, at 12 noon, with Bishop Richard presiding.  For all who have served, are serving and anybody who would like to.  Please bring cassock/cotta or alb.  Light refreshments will follow (bring a packed lunch if you wish).


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


“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.”


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.



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

With special Thanks to:-  All The Businesses and Shops that have kindly Donated Raffle Prizes.

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.


Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese


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