Sunday 25th January 2015
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Jonah 3:1-5.10
Second 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Gospel Mark 1:14-20
Lord, make me know your ways.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Evening Prayer: Dominican Convent, Gossops Green, 5.30pm
The Coming Week
Monday 26th January
SS Timothy and Titus, Bishops
Friary 12.15pm Herbert Hewlett R.I.P. followed by cremation at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium
Wednesday 28th January
St Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Friday 30th January
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Christ the Lord 9.05 am – 10.00am
Saturday 31st January
St John Bosco, Priest
Memorial Mass for Sr Bonaventure R.I.P
Thursday 29th January 7.30pm St Edward’s. All welcome.
Thank you for your continued support of our Wednesday Adoration. This lay movement is a great way of spending time with the Lord and praying for Vocations. Please remember your times and if not let the Co-ordinator know. It is very important that the Lord is not left on his own. During the winter months we will have Adoration until 8pm and finish with Benediction.
New permit applications must be into the Friary House by 31st January at the latest.
Remember to date & sign cheques, and to complete forms clearly.
Almost 400 have been sent out already so do not delay.
Forms are in all churches and at the Friary from Saturday 12.15pm Mass till end of 5.30pm Sunday Mass.
Reminder – if you use a form for 12.15pm Mass this does not include shopping outside of this time.
NO ENQUIRIES to the Friary House or to the office.
Phone 884934. Please note new double yellow lines at car park entrance.
Bereavement Support Drop-In
Every fourth Tuesday – an opportunity to meet others who’ve suffered bereavement in an friendly, listening environment. 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 27th January in the Friary Hall. A warm welcome to everyone.
Journey Into Faith
Our fortnightly sessions for adults exploring and deepening their faith and preparing for sacraments of baptism, confirmation and/or reception into the Catholic Church take place at 7.30pm at St Bernadette’s Presbytery on the following dates: 28th January (Teaching), 11th February, 25th February (Teaching), 11th March, 25th March (Teaching) followed by a break for Easter. For further information, please contact Fr Chris.
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.
Mini Lourdes Pilgrimage
10th -13th February to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes still has some places available. Please contact Fr Chris urgently if you would like to come.
Mass for Married Couples – 12.15pm St Valentine’s Day
Saturday, 14th February 2015 at The Friary There will be a special Mass for married couples at 12.15 on St. Valentine’s Day. Do come along if you can, and join us afterwards for a glass of something sparkling in the Friary Hall. All are welcome. The Mass will be preceded by a presentation of Teams of Our Lady at 11.30am in the Hall. Teams of Our Lady is an international Catholic movement that is specifically for married couples, and which welcomes non-Catholic Christian spouses. Members of local teams will talk about the movement and what it has to offer. Teams provide the opportunity for friendship and fellowship through a monthly meeting in one another’s homes. A typical team would consist of three to five couples with a chaplain. They seek to encourage one another through a shared commitment to try to grow in faith. We hope to set up one or more teams in Crawley, so if you are married and Christian come and learn about a movement that exists for people like you!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 December 2014 you have supported 66 families with over 1,835 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
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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.