Newsletter 5th/6th October 2019

 

NEWSLETTER 6TH OCTOBER 2019

Masses for week commencing 14th/15th September  2019   
 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter  
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Peter and Mark Carter {RIP}
Sun 10:30am  Chris Meredith & Julia Powell (RIP)
Mon 9:30am  Margaret Wallace RIP
Tue 9:30am  John and Tom
Wed 9:30am      Parish and People
Thurs 9:30am     Health Care Workers
Fri  9.30am No Mass
Fri  12.00noon Rosary OLSP Parish Hall
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)  Jerry Laid RIP
Sun 10:30am Parish and People
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 TODAY  –  CAFOD  Harvest Fast Day.  Gift aid, using the Charity’s own envelopes.

TODAY  – Liturgy of the Word for Children.

NEXT SUNDAY 2ND COLLECTION  –  Prisoners’ Sunday (PACT).

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.

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.

Climate Change  – Join the Climate Change Rally in London at the Whitehall at 10.30am on Monday 7 October.

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.

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 klara.m.king@comcrafts.co.uk

St  Peter’s School –  open mornings for admissions to school in the academic year 2020/1 will take place on Thursday 17 Oct,  Thursday 14 November and Tuesday 19 Nov from 9.30-10.30am.  Leaflets and posters available at the back of Church. Further details from 01342 321985.

Global Healing event – How faith helps us to care for our common home. 7pm on Saturday 19 October at Mary’s Church. Film, discussion and refreshments.   Further info from Anne Stone. EG 327036 or email anne.stone44@gmail.com

Mental Health Matters – 7.15-9pm on 16 and 23 October at St John’s Church, Felbridge, £5 per evening to include a two course meal.  Led by Chris Munday, CEO of Crossways in Tunbridge Wells the meetings will focus on Getting Grips with Mental Health and Recognising the Main Types of Mental Illness. To book your place contact St John’s office on 01342 314027 of email: office@stjohnsfelbridge.com

“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 info@meridianrotary.co.uk or call 01342326627.” 

AUTUMN CHARITY FEAST 2019   –  A CHARITY FEAST IS TAKING PLACE OVER 4 NIGHTS

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.

EG Foodbank Charity Quiz Night – Saturday 9 November from 7.30-10pm at Jubilee Community Centre. £5 per person. 8 People per team. Further details and tickets from Tony Cox or Lucy Tribe at info@eastgrinstead.foodbank.org.uk

THE BIG ENCOUNTER 2019 – YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS FESTIVAL
Our Annual Diocesan Festival for Young People and Young Adults (15-35 or thereabouts) is happening on Saturday November 9th at St Dunstan’s Church in Woking. Doors open at 3.30pm, programme starts at 4pm, and we end with Mass at 6pm which will be celebrated by Bishop Richard. The keynote speaker for the event will be Father David King, one of our most popular speakers. There will be live music, creative prayer, food, and a chance to make some friends. For more information, check out Facebook.com/CatholicEncounter or contact Jack.Regan@abdiocese.org.uk

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 www.crawleyopenhouse.co.uk

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