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This Week and General Notices

Sunday 20th April

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Year A


First Acts 10:34. 37-43

Psalm 117

Second Colossians 3:1-4

Gospel John 20:1-9

Psalm Response

This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad

Polish Mass - OurLady’s 9.30am

The Coming Week

Tuesday 15th April


St Bernadette’s 8pm

Wednesday, 16th April

Adoration Friary 8am, finishing before the 12.15pm Mass

Chrism Mass

Arundel Cathedral 6pm

Thursday, 17th April

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper ‘Maundy Thursday’

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Christ the Lord, Friary, Our Lady’s, St Edwards 8pm

Friday, 18th April

Good Friday – Fasting and Abstinence Special collection for Holy Places

Children’s Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Friary 10am – all welcome!

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

The Friary, St Edward’s, Our Lady’s & Christ the Lord, at 3pm.

Seven Last Words

Friary 7.30pm

Saturday, 19th April

Holy Saturday Office of Readings and Morning Prayer

Friary 9am

Polish Blessing of Food

Our Lady’s 12noon – 1pm

Easter Vigil

Christ the Lord, Our Lady’s, The Friary and St. Edward’s at 9pm

Monday 21st April

Please note that on the weekdays of Easter Week (Monday – Friday) the parish Masses will all be at 10am in the Friary.

Wednesday, 23rd April

Adoration No Adoration this week

Friday 25th April

Wedding Friary 2.30pm Melvyn De Noronha & Lisa O’Brien


General Notices


Easter Collection

The collections taken at the Easter Masses are your personal gift to your priests. In this country, priests receive no salary but rely on the generosity of parishioners.

Parish Office

The Parish office will be closed from Good Friday until Monday 28th April.

Bereavement Support

our next Drop In session is on Tuesday, 22nd April 1.30 – 3.30pm in the Friary Hall. All welcome.

Kerygma Bible Retreat

Following the well attended Bible Study and responding to the needs of community, we are starting 6 weeks Bible Retreat from Thursday 1st May at the Friary Hall 7.45pm. To book a place e-mail Maja: majajasko@blueyonder.co.uk, tel 414953

Journey into Faith and Adult Learning Programme

The group continues to meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm at St Bernadette’s – any adults enquiring about being baptised, received into the Church, or Confirmed are very welcome to join the group. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 7th May with the next Adult Learning evening on 21st May with the subject ‘Why did Jesus rise again?’ These sessions are open to all parishioners and enquirers.

Friary Car Park

HOLY WEEK will be very busy for church activities:

Maundy Thursday: car park will close at 5pm.

Good Friday: car park closed ALL day until 4.40pm – use for church attendance ONLY.

-Priority is for 12.15pm Mass goers from 12 noon Monday to Friday. (Please revisit your regulations)

-Permits for 12.15pm Mass goers (who do not have full permits) are for this mass only. They do NOT include shopping time.

SVP Dance

Saturday, 31st May at the Friary Hall from 19:30 dancing to TRAPPER, all your 60′s favourites.

More details to follow.

SVP Furniture

We appeal for a wardrobe, single mattress and a washing machine. If you can help please call 07500 484058.

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.

First Holy Communion children:

The next sessions for both parents and children:
Saturday 3rd May from 9.30 – 11.30am at St. Francis’ School
Sunday 12th January at all Masses there will be a commissioning of the children as they prepare for their First Holy Communion and an opportunity for the community to pray for them.

Responsible Lending

Legal loan sharks are creating a tidal wave of misery by lending money irresponsibly to the most vulnerable and excluded people in the UK. See:
Collect and sign letter to Chief Executive, Financial Conduct Authority at back of church for tightening up of legislation. Contact: Sr. Patricia 01293 527 393.

Synod on the Family

You may already know that Pope Francis has called a Synod of Bishops on “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelisation”. A questionnaire has been offered to assist in this process. This document is designed for everyone to use but it is clear that the complexity and style is difficult to work with and may discourage people from participating. As a result in our diocese, to enable as many people as possible to make a contribution to this process, the questionnaire has been reformatted and can be found via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AandBDioceseFamilySynod2014. This site also has a link to the original survey for those who would prefer – please do visit it and take part.

Groceries for those in need

SVP thank you for your continued generosity.

From February 2013 to March 2014 we have supported 50 families with over 1000 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


Si vous ne pouvez pas nourrir vous et votre famille nous pouvons vous aider appel SVP sur 07500 48 40 58 tous les appels absolument confidentiel


Jeśli nie jesteś w stanie wyżywić siebie i twojej rodziny możemy ci pomóc tel kontaktowy 07500 484058. Gwarantujemy całkowitą anonimowości.



We welcome new members. If you are interested or want to know more of the work we do please call 07500 484058.

Gift Aid – Second Collection Envelopes

Specific collections that are eligible include Education of Future Priests, Catholic Schools, One World, Easter and Christmas Flower collections.

Collections such as CAFOD (Family fast days) Apostleship of the Sea, Peters Pence, Holy Places etc are eligible for Gift Aid only when using the envelope provided by the charity concerned or if processed through the scheme of the individual charity. The weekly newsletter will inform you if your purple envelope is not eligible for the following week’s retiring collection. Many thanks for your continued support.

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.

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Next Sunday and Dates for your Diary

Next Sunday 27th April

Second Sunday of Easter

(Divine Mercy Sunday)

Year A


First Acts 2:42 – 47

Psalm 117

Second 1 Peter 1:3-9

Gospel John 20:19-31

Polish Mass Our Lady’s 9.30am

Divine Mercy Devotions 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


Following Sunday 4th May

Third Sunday of Easter

(Divine Mercy Sunday)

Year A


First Acts 2:14, 22-33

Psalm 15

Second 1 Peter: 17-21

Gospel Luke 24:13-35

Retiring Collection:

Easter Flowers

First Communion Masses

Friary 9.30am

St Edward’s 11am

Our Lady’s 11.15am

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:


SVP Dance – Saturday 31st May

at the Friary Hall from 19:30 dancing to TRAPPER, all your 60′s favourites. More details to follow.

7th June

Spring/Summer Fayre

Thank you for interest shown. Please start gathering some goods for the Tombola and stalls, but keep them until nearer the date

21st June

Trad Jazz night


St. Edward’s Social Club



Every Thursday Evening (8.15pm)

Every Sunday Lunchtime (1.15pm)



Monday14th April to Saturday 19th April


Sunday 20th April

(12.00 – 4.00 pm)

Saturday 3rd May

(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Friday 9th May

(9.00 pm)

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Please pray for

Please pray for the sick:

Cecilia Bertoni, Ana Maria De Sousa, Ron Durant, Michael Doherty, Louie Dorey, Phil Fleming, Sheila Garcia, Charley Gaskin, Paddy Joe Goonan, Margaret Joselyn, Peter Molloy, Peggy Pickett, Annette Popiel, Angelina Portanier, Frank & Josie Rouson, Pam & Paddy Simpson

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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