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Prayer for the Summer Holidays

Thank You Lord for the times of refreshment and opportunities to go away on a holiday – so that we may be renewed in body soul and spirit. And Lord, we particularly thank You for this lovely summer holiday time and pray that You would be with us as we spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the work-a-day week and take time to rest awhile. Lord it was You Who reminded Your own disciples that they needed to take times of refreshment away from the stresses and strains of the day. We thank You for this opportunity to enjoy different and new experiences. May our time away be one of warmth and love and filled with fun and fellowship. May our hearts overflow with Your joy and peace and may we fill our lungs with laughter. Watch over our journey as we travel and protect us from all difficulties and dangers. May we rest in You and return refreshed in body soul and spirit to Your praise and glory, we ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen

Our Lady help of Christians pray for us .

St Christopher pray for us.

We also remember the people from our parish and Diocese who are with Bishop Richard in Lourdes. pray for them as they pray for us.

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us.

St Bernadette pray for us.

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This Week and General Notices

Sunday 2nd August

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B


First Exodus 16:2-4.12-15

Psalm 77

Second Ephesians 4:17.20-24

Gospel John 6:24-35


Psalm Response:

The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

Retiring Collection:

Broadfield Roof (Broadfield only)

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

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



The Coming Week


Tuesday 4th August

St John Mary Vianney, Priest


St Bernadette’s 8pm

Thursday 6th August

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Friday 7th August

NO Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday

Funeral Service

Friary 2pm Alfie Gray R.I.P followed by internment at Snell Hatch

Saturday 8th August

St Dominic, Priest



Fr Chris’ Head Shave and Bob Martin’s Moustache Shave for Broadfield!

First of all a big thank you to all who have supported this major fundraising event for the Broadfield Roof Repair Fund – it looks as if we will have raised almost £3,000 – amazing! If any of you have pledged money but have not yet given it in, please hand it to your Mass Co-ordinator or to Alana (who’s done such a wonderful job organising this) or myself. Please make sure that you get your name ticked off the form as you give in your sponsorship money. Article and photos on the website. Many thanks – Fr Chris.

Celebrating the Feast of St Dominic

You are all warmly invited to join us from 10.30 am on Saturday 8 August 2015 at the Dominican Missionary Sisters’ convent Gossops Green, Crawley RH118BJ. Mass will be celebrated by Fr John Farrell OP at 11.00 am, for the intention of all past students and their families, this will be at St Theodore’s Catholic church in Gossops Green. Please bring a plate of something for a shared lunch at the convent afterwards.

Sisters of Notre Dame

Sadly Sisters Joan and Patricia will be leaving the parish in August. The 12.15pm Mass on August 15th will be in thanksgiving for their ministry and there will be a bring and share lunch afterwards in the Friary Hall. Please bring your donations of food for shared lunch to the Friary Hall from 10.30am – 12noon. The Hall will be closed at 12noon for Mass. It would help too, please if donations, where required are cut into slices. Thank you

Fr Gerard Hatton’s Farewell

Please note in your diary that on the evening of Tuesday 8th September there will be Rosary and Benediction in the Friary Church followed by a reception in the Friary Hall. It will be an opportunity for the communities to thank Fr Gerard for his great service.

Teams of Our Lady

After the successful launch of Teams in Crawley at our St Valentine’s celebrations earlier this year, we now have two ‘piloted’ teams of married couples meeting monthly to share, pray and support each other. One of the teams meets on a Sunday afternoon and the other on an evening. One team has currently 2 couples and the other 3 couples. Ideally each team would have 3 – 4 couples. We are grateful to the ‘piloting’ teams from Reigate and Banstead for their support. If any married couples would be interested in finding out more or joining a team, please let Fr Chris know.

Ministers’ Day Retreat

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


Your food/toiletry donations have helped 75 families with over 2,300 parcels in 29 months. We support 20 families each week now. We do not expect this to reduce with proposed benefit cuts. Your help remains vital for many.

Car Park

The car park will be closed until 3pm on Friday 7th August. Access for funeral and 12.15 Mass goers only. Reminder: Sunday parking before 1.30pm is for Mass goers only. Please do not use the car park for shopping; every space is required for church users only, and for those bringing food for the Sunday lunches. Thank you for your consideration. Please direct car parking enquiries to Min 884934.


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Next Sunday and Dates for your Diary

Next Sunday 9th August

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year B


First 1 Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 33

Second Ephesians 4:30 – 5.2

Gospel John 6:41-51

Retiring Collection:

Broadfield Roof (Broadfield only)


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

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


Dates for your Diary:

Christmas Fayre and Grand Draw on Saturday 21st November

The last big push to complete St Bernadette’s roof repayment. Please start saving Tombola prizes & good toys.

Let’s make this event a ‘golden bricks’ one. Min 884934.


St. Edward’s Social Club



Every Thursday Evening (8.15pm)

Every Sunday Lunchtime (1.15pm)




Saturday 1st August

by Ralph
(8.00 pm – £2.00 per person)

Friday 14th August
(9.00 pm)
Monday 31st August

Saturday 5th September
by Susan

Friday 11th September
(9.00 pm)

Friday 25th September
with Buffet
(Details TBA)

Saturday 3rd October
Monthly Quiz Night
(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Friday 9th October
(9.00 pm)

Saturday 31st October
(Members welcome at the bar)

Saturday 7th November
(8.00 pm – £2.0 pp)

Friday 13th November
(9.00 pm)

Saturday 12th December
(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Thursday 24th December

Friday 25th December
(Club open 12.00 – 2.00 pm)

Thursday 31st December
(Details TBA)


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Please pray for

Please pray for the sick

Baby Aoife, Kerrie Aldrich, Cecilia Bertoni, Michael Biggane, Baby Clodagh, Carl Cooper, Ryan Corbett, Ron Durant, Michael Doherty, Louie Dorey, Ann Edridge, Bert Edridge, Pat Eldridge, Charley Gaskin, John Lydon, Andrée Marshall, Trevor Martin, Warren Millington, Peter Molloy, Teresa O’Brien, Annette Popiel, Angelina Portanier, Neil Putland, Frank Rouson, Pam Simpson, Dougie Smith, Mary Wallace, Sharon White, Bernard Winter

Those who have died:

Joe Degman, Alfie Gray & Oonagh Tilney

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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