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Special thank you to all gift aiders and donors!

The clergy team, together with those on our finance committees would like to thank all parishioners and visitors who so generously donate through first collections, envelopes and standing orders!

 

Over the next couple of weeks the boxes of envelopes will be available to those who have requested them, the first Sunday for the new envelopes being 12 April (the tax year ends on 5 April). Using envelopes is a wonderful way of giving because the government gives back to the parish 25% of each £1 given (if you are a UK tax payer and have completed a gift aid declaration). Equally effective is giving by standing order. However, the government has helped to some extent with its new small loose cash donation scheme.

 

But surprisingly, most parishioners do not donate by envelope or standing order – they just put money in the plate!

Thus we are missing out on a large amount of income which could be used for church improvements and other services for the benefit of the parish. In Friary/Tilgate/Broadfield alone, we have lost out on £10,000, resulting in an overall deficit of £9,000 (see Financial Summary attached).

 

This is painful …

With just two weeks of Lent remaining, why not fulfil your Lenten resolution to give more to charity by two actions:

  • Ask for a box of envelopes and complete the declaration – ensure that your giving is fully tax effective! And/or:
  • Complete a standing order form and declaration if you do not already give in this way. And:
  • If you are using envelopes and standing orders, please responsibly increase your giving – inflation means that parish expenses continue to go up – therefore you need to similarly increase your giving! And challenge yourself with the biblical injunction to give 10% of your disposable income (tithing) – most of us are way below this target!

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This Week and General Notices

Sunday 22nd March 2015
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Year B

Readings

First Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 50
Second Hebrews 5:7-9
Gospel John 12:20-33

 

Psalm Response
A pure heart create for me, O God

 

Retiring Collection
Caritas/CAFOD

 

Rosary & Benediction
Friary 3pm

 

Sunday Evening Prayer
7pm in St. Clare’s Chapel

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer
Dominican Convent, Gossops Green, 5.30pm

The Coming Week

Monday 23rd March
Requiem Mass
Friary 12.15pm Olive Jennings R.I.P followed by cremation at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium

 

Tuesday 24th March
Reception of Body
Friary 5.30pm Mary Goulding R.I.P

 

Wednesday 25th March
The Annunciation of the Lord
Requiem Mass
Friary 12.15pm Mary (May) Goulding R.I.P followed by interment at Snell Hatch.

 

Mass for the Annunciation
Friary 8pm

 

General Notices

 

Jeanette Stanley R.I.P.

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Jeanette Stanley, a much-loved former Headteacher of St. Francis of Assisi School. Jeanette died on 8th March and her funeral service will be held at Croydon Crematorium at 12:00 on 30th March.

 

Car Park
The car park will be closed until 1.30pm on Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th March. Access for Mass and funeral goers only.

 

Bereavement Support Group
Next Drop-In session will be Tuesday 24th March 1.30 to 3.30 pm in the Friary Hall. All welcome.

 

CAFOD Lent Soup Lunch
Friary Hall, Friday 27th March 12noon – 2.30pm. Home-made soups welcome plus raffle prizes. Phone Anna Cooke 529018 or Min 884934.
Stations of the Cross
Monday – St Edward’s after 10am Mass
Tuesday – St Bernadette’s 6pm
Friday – Christ the Lord 9.20am
Friday – Friary 7.30pm

 

Lent Devotions at the Friary
Early morning Mass at 6.30am on Wednesdays, Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7.30 and Rosary and Benediction on Sundays.

Prayer and Reflection Programme during Lent at the Dominican Convent in Gossops Green Thursdays at 14:30. All are very welcome.

 

Lenten Groups
Thursdays 2pm – 3pm at Sisters of Notre Dame, 107 Gales Drive, Three Bridges, RH10 1QD (100 Bus – Bus Stop Gales Drive/North Road). Please let Sisters Joan or Patricia know if you intend to come. All welcome.

 

Journey Into Faith Teaching Evening
Nick Crocker will lead us in understanding the sacrament of holy orders this Wednesday evening at St Bernadette’s at 7.30pm. This will be the last session before Easter and please keep in your prayers those preparing for sacraments this Eastertide: Jason, Tanya, Charlotte, Tommy and Kyla (baptism) and Victoria, Gabriela, Lucy, Ryan, Karolina, Ginah and Ana (confirmation). All these candidates are invited to attend our Holy Saturday morning prayer at 9.00am at the Friary during which we will offer prayers for them and anoint those for baptism.

Recollection and Lenten Talk “Christian Discipleship, Pilgrim through the desert” Saturday 28th March 10.30am-3.30pm at Dominican Missionary Sisters’ Convent, Gossops Green, Crawley RH118BJ Speaker: Fr Nicholas Crowe OP – Blackfriars London. Including Mass and Adoration Please bring a packed lunch. £5.00 towards the cost of the day. Disabled parking at the Convent; all other visitors please use St Theodore’s car park.

 

Car Park
Please remember to be considerate and thoughtful from HOLY THURSDAY to EASTER SUNDAY. Preferences for Easter services please. Closures will be listed in the Newsletter and in notices. HOLY THURSDAY – the car park will be closed from 4pm. GOOD FRIDAY – front and rear car parks will be closed until 4.30pm, access for morning and 3.00pm services. The car parks will be completely full by 2.40pm on Good Friday so please be prepared to park elsewhere. We cannot admit you if there is no space. Thank you.

 

Ministers’ Day Retreat
A note for diaries for Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, etc. Canterbury, Saturday 19th September

 

100+ Club – The Second Draw
The second set of lucky numbers will be drawn on Sunday 22nd March, after the 930am mass, in the Friary Hall. Good Luck to All. Goldwyn – 404332.

 

Fatima Pilgrimage 5th-7th October 2015
Please contact Fr Chris or Marie-Lourdes Jean for a booking form.

 

Friary and St Bernadette’s

 

Easter Services

If you have never taken part in the services before, you can do so by writing your details on the sign-up sheets at the back of the Church. Someone will explain what to do and how to do it. If you regularly serve the community, please continue to do so this Easter. Please sign up early to provide as much time for planning as possible.

There are a number of roles for a large number of people in the Parish to fulfil on Palm Sunday 29th March, Holy Thursday 2nd April, Good Friday 3rd April, The Easter Vigil 4th April and Easter Sunday 5th April.
Please provide a contact number and / or email address and a coordinator will contact you in order to confirm.

Calling all singers and musicians – You are warmly invited to attend the following music rehearsals for the Triduum on Wednesday 25th March (in St Clare’s) from 7pm-8pm and Monday 30th March 7pm-8.30pm in the Friary.

 

Urgent Appeal To Increase Giving
Please see front page article and consider by how much you are able to increase your giving to the parish through regular giving (envelopes or standing orders) and ensure these are tax effective through use of gift aid. Standing order forms and gift aid declarations are enclosed with this Newsletter for all Friary, Tilgate and Broadfield parishioners. Also, one of our finance committee members will be at the back of the church to answer any questions you may have about these schemes.
Envelopes are available for collection at the Friary and St Bernadette’s. The first Sunday in the new Tax Year is 12th April. Please collect your envelope as soon as possible and many thanks for your continued support.

 

Collections 15th March 2015
Main Offertory £2277.40
(Including £621.67 Standing Orders)
Comboni Missionaries £1207.81
Development Fund £12.00
Thank you

 

Christ the Lord

 

Urgent Appeal To Increase Giving

Please see front page article and consider by how much you are able to increase your giving to the parish through regular giving (envelopes or standing orders) and ensure these are tax effective through use of gift aid. Standing order forms and gift aid declarations are enclosed with this Newsletter for all Friary, Tilgate and Broadfield parishioners. Also, one of our finance committee members will be at the back of the church to answer any questions you may have about these schemes.

Envelopes are available for collection at Christ the Lord. The first Sunday in the new Tax Year is 12th April. Please collect your envelope as soon as possible and many thanks for your continued support.

Lenten groups: Friday mornings 11-12 noon after coffee using the DABCEC booklets. Contact Sue or Ken for further details.

 

St. Edward’s

 

Lent Group

Please come and support Frs. Gerard and Chris who are taking turns in leading the ecumenical Lent Group at the URC on Tuesday evenings, 7 for 7.30. Put in your diaries the procession of witness on Good Friday from the URC to St Edward’s – times to be confirmed.

 

St. Edwards Car Park
Can we apologise to those parishioners who had a challenging letter on their cars from an anonymous ‘neighbour’. Please be assured that the whole car park is available for parishioners use when attending the Church. If full there are additional spaces in Worth Corner. The Finance Committee will work to ensure that parishioners’ rights and privileges are understood locally: while maintaining the good relationship we have with our neighbours (except, it seems, one!)

 

Collections 15th March 2015

Main Offertory £309.91
Standing Orders £255.00
Comboni Missionaries £318.46
Thank you

 

St. Edward’s Social Club

http://st-edwards-crawley/.blogspot.com/

Our Lady’s and St. Theodore’s

 

Collections 15th March 2015
Main Offertory £249.92
Standing Orders £133.00
Comboni Missionaries £333.61
Thank you

Crawley Catholic Schools

School Contact Details

St. Francis of Assisi Primary
01293 521009

Executive Head
Miss A Coleman
Head of School: Mrs Y Mundy

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary
01293 526057

Headteacher
Mr T Melia

St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive
01293 421421

Headteacher
Mr M Ferry


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Next Sunday and Dates for your Diary

Next Sunday 29th March
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Year B


Readings:

First Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 21:8-9. 17-20. 23-24.R.v.2
Second Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel Mark 14:1-15:47

Retiring Collection: Easter flowers

 

Rosary & Benediction
Friary 3pm

 

Sunday Evening Prayer
7pm in St. Clare’s Chapel

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer
Dominican Convent, Gossops Green, 5.30pm

 

Dates for your Diary:

 

St. Edward’s Social Club

REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS

BINGO

Every Thursday Evening (8.15pm)

MEAT RAFFLE
Every Sunday Lunchtime (1.15pm)

 

2015

Friday 20th March

Hall booked for
LEUKAEMIA & LYMPHOMA RESEARCH
CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT
(7.00 pm – Fish & Chip Supper – Tickets £10.00 -
regular members welcome at the bar)

Saturday 21st March

St PATRICK’S DANCE
with “BROGUE”
(8.00 pm – Tickets only £5.00)

Monday 30th March to Saturday 4th April inclusive

HOLY WEEK

CLUB CLOSED

Sunday 5th April

CLUB RE-OPENS
(12.00 – 4.00 pm)

Monday 6th April

EASTER MONDAY
CLUB CLOSED

Friday 10th April

OPEN MIC NIGHT
(9.00 pm)

Friday 17th April

Hall booked for
CRAWLEY ARTS COUNCIL
CHARITY QUIZ
(Fish & Chip Supper – Tickets £10.00 -
regular members welcome at the bar)

Saturday 18th April

MONTHLY QUIZ NIGHT
(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Friday 24th April

CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(8.00 pm)

Saturday 25th April

Hall booked for
CHARITY CHEESE & WINE EVENING
in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice
(music by Bernie – Tickets £10.00 -
regular members welcome at the bar)

 


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Please pray for

Please pray for the sick

Baby Aoife, Cecilia Bertoni, Michael Biggane, Seby Braganza, Baby Clodagh, Carl Cooper, Ron Durant, Michael Doherty, Louie Dorey, Bert Edridge, Pat Eldridge, Charley Gaskin, John Lydon, Teresa Mackey, Trevor Martin, Warren Millington, Peter Molloy, Teresa O’Brien, Annette Popiel, Angelina Portanier, Neil Putland, Frank Rouson, Pam Simpson, Dougie Smith, Bernard Winter

Those who have died

Mary (May) Goulding, Olive Jennings, Jeanette Stanley

Are you aware Hospitals do not contact us now if you are a Catholic in Hospital.

If you know of anyone who has gone to hospital, please advise the Friary (01293 524176) as soon as possible and let us know whether you would like us to visit.


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