Sunday 1st March 2015
Second Sunday in Lent
First Genesis 22:1-2.9-13.15-18
Gospel Mark 9:2-10
I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.
CAFOD Lent Fast
(Gift Aid using envelopes provided by the Charity)
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
Tuesday 3rd March
St Bernadette’s 8pm
Wednesday 4th March
Friary 12.15pm Margaret Beirne R.I.P. followed by cremation at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium
Friday 6th March
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Friary: after the 12.15pm Mass followed by Benediction at 4pm
Stations of the Cross
Christ the Lord 9.20am
This weekend we have the chance to give generously in the retiring collection for CAFOD to support people like 58 year old Kyim Nu who lives in a small jungle village in Myanmar, devastated by a huge storm a few years ago. Within 12 hours Kyim had lost two of her children, photographs of her family and her small bamboo house she slept in and used for her business.
CAFOD supplied her with shelter and some chickens and helped her and her neighbours plant trees that would grow and form a storm wall to protect them from future cyclones. Remember every £1 that you give in the retiring collection will be matched by the UK Government.
Car park will be closed until 1.30pm on Wednesday 4th March till 1.30pm.
Access for Mass and funeral goers only.
Calling all Musicians
and people interested in learning the new Inwood Mass Setting:
Written for the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese, we have invited Catherine Christmas on 11th March for a music workshop.
Starting at 6.30pm in the Friary with soup and rolls and finishing with Compline.
Following on from the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
we are offering a chance to get to know and understand the devotion to the Divine Mercy. This will be held in St Clare’s and then we will pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy in front of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
New Crawley Cemetery
Crawley Borough Council is planning a new cemetery at Pease Pottage in preparation for the time Snell Hatch is full. There is an online consultation questionnaire which can be accessed at: www.crawley.gov.uk – then go to the Cemetery page. The ParishTeam have already offered comments: a key question relates as to whether the parish would like to see a ‘Catholic Section’ as in Snell Hatch – there is none currently planned but the Council are open to the proposal and would welcome comments / feedback by March 8th.
Details as last week or 01293 524176.
Stations of the Cross
Monday – St Edward’s after 10am Mass
Tuesday – St Bernadette’s 6pm
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. An evening of Lenten recollection on 12th March at 7.30.
Prayer and Reflection Programme during Lent
at the Dominican Convent in Gossops Green Thursdays at 14:30. All are very welcome.
Please try to join us even if you cannot attend all six Thursdays 2.00 to 3.00pm from 19th February to 26th March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 527393. All welcome.
Journey Into Faith
Our fortnightly sessions continue at 7.30pm at St Bernadette’s Presbytery on the following dates: 11th March, 25th March (Teaching) followed by a break for Easter. For further information, please contact Fr Chris. Please pray for the following adults (and children) to be baptised at Eastertide and who have begun their final preparation this Lent for new life they are to receive in the cleansing and life giving waters and Spirit into which they are to be immersed: Tanya Tran, Jason Kearney, Charlotte Bovill, Tomy and Kyla Zinga. The Catechumens, as they were known, became members of the Elect last Sunday when they attended the ceremony at Arundel Cathedral. The Elect will receive successive ‘Scrutinies’ at the Sunday Masses they attend on 8th, 15th and 22nd March and will attend and have final Presentations at Morning Prayer on Holy Saturday, 4th April. Please also pray for Gabriela Martinez-Portilla, Ryan Yems, Ana Zinga, Michael Jones, Lucy and Gina Wamulo and Victoria Eacott all to be confirmed at Eastertide as well. For further information, please contact Fr Chris
Women’s World Day of Prayer – 6th March
There will be two services: 10.00am at St John’s Church next to The Friary and 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church in Northgate.
Jesus said to them: Do you know what I have done to you? So, if you can spare an hour come along and pray with us. Everyone very welcome.
The St John’s Church service will be followed by the annual Mother Teresa Hospice Charity Lunch in aid of sick, dying, beggars and lepers lifted off the streets of Calcutta and cared for by the Sisters.
Any help re raffle, food, washing-up etc is welcome. Please contact Queenie 01293 542968.
Bad Weather Procedures
For details on our procedures please refer to the Parish website www.crawleyparish.co.uk or ring 01293 524176 for up-to-date information.
Festival 50: A&B Diocesan Golden Jubilee
Everyone is invited to the Jubilee Festival in Brighton on 5th July. SVP is assisting our parish to make this event as inclusive as possible.
Some parishioners may have special needs to be taken into account to allow them to be part of the celebrations. We must be aware of what these needs are.
Some transport will be provided and the ‘Lourdes Medical Team’ along with the ‘Red Shirts’ will be present to help in Brighton. More details can be found on the parish website.
Alternatively, either call SVP on 07500 484058 or email: email@example.com
Thank You Over the last few years the Parish Team have organised a thank you party for all those who generously minister in the parish in one way or another.
Last year the Hall was crowded and this year’s invite list is even longer. We would therefore like to invite all those who support the parish with their time and talents to gather in the warmer weather when we can open the doors and spread outside. Please watch this space for further details. Thank you.
All enquiries please contact Merlin Sabaratnam 07976 707424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merlin has taken over from Peter Charman and she is usually at the 11.30am Mass at The Friary.
If you are changing furniture or appliances soon, we will take what you are replacing, if in good condition. Many families are unable to obtain credit and cannot buy essentials.
Unwanted Christmas presents? We will take them from you to pass to those who didd not have any..
Call us 07500 484058
St. Edward’s Parish Hall / Social Club
Our recently re-decorated Club is available for hire to parishioners and friends for family parties and anniversary bookings. Prices are very fair and include use of bar, at Club prices. We are also available for gatherings after funerals and can arrange bar and catering. To hire the Hall, Contact Gerry Lydon Tel. 882300
Gift Aiders – Second Collection
When the Newsletter states that a particular second collection e.g. ‘Gift Aid if using envelopes provided by the charity’ or similar wording, please do NOT submit a purple second collection envelope nor white envelopes numbered 500 plus, as the Diocese cannot reclaim the tax. Thank you for your continued support.
Masses for Young Adults and Teenagers
The Sunday 5.30pm Mass at the Friary Church in Crawley has a special welcome and ministry towards younger Catholics (15-30, or thereabouts).
After Mass, we all go to a cafe together for some food and a chance to get to know each other. There is also a great music group every other Sunday which anyone is welcome to join. New people are always made very welcome. See Facebook.com/CrawleyCatholicYouth for more details.
Groceries for those in need
SVP thank you for your continued generosity.
From February 2013 to January 2015 – 2 Years you have supported 66 families with over 1,910 food parcels.
We ask everyone to consider if they are able to give a little every week. All the food is distributed weekly as we find more families needing help. It is very much needed and appreciated.
If you are finding it difficult to feed yourself or your family, please call the Saint Vincent de Paul Society on : 07500 484058. All calls are completely confidential
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We welcome new members. If you are interested or want to know more of the work we do please call 07500 484058.
Are you aware Hospitals/Homes do not contact us now
If you are a Catholic admitted to them. If you know of anyone who has gone into hospital or a home, please advise the Friary (524176) as soon as possible and let us know whether you would like us to visit.