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Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel!” says the Apostle Paul (1 Cor 9:16).

This word has a strong resonance for every Christian and for every Christian community on all the continents.

Mission awareness has also become a connatural dimension for the Churches in mission lands, the majority of which are young, even though they themselves are still in need of missionaries.

Many priests, men and women religious from every part of the world, numerous lay people and even entire families leave their countries and their local communities and go to other Churches to bear witness to and to proclaim the Name of Christ, in which humanity finds salvation. It is an expression of profound communion, sharing and charity among the Churches, so that every man and woman may hear or listen again to the saving proclamation and approach the sacraments, source of true life. Thus, through co-responsible participation in the Church’s mission, the Christian becomes a builder of the communion, peace and solidarity that Christ has given us, who co-operates in the implementation of God’s saving plan for all humanity.

The challenges that this plan encounters calls all Christians to walk together and the mission is an integral part of this journey with everyone. In it – although in earthenware vessels – we bear our Christian vocation, the priceless treasure of the Gospel, the living witness of Jesus dead and Risen, encountered and believed in in the Church.

May World Mission Day revive in each one the desire to go and the joy of “going” to meet humanity, bringing Christ to all. Benedict XVI




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This Week and General Notices

Sunday 19th October

Twenty-Ninth Sunday

St Philip Howard

Year A


First Wisdom 3:1-9

Psalm 30

Second 2 Corinthians 4:7-15

Gospel Matthew 10:17-22

Psalm Response

Into your hands O Lord, I commend my spirit

Retiring Collection:

World Mission (Missio) (Eligible for Gift Aid when using the envelope provided by the charity).

Rosary & Benediction Friary 4pm

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 20th October

Reception of Body

Friary 4.30pm Maureen Dowling R.I.P

Tuesday 21st October

Requiem Mass

Friary 12.15pm Maureen Dowling R.I.P followed by internment at Snell Hatch


St. Bernadette’s 8pm

Friday 24th October

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Christ the Lord 9. 05 am – 10.00am

Requiem Mass

Our Lady’s 10am Shirley Garcia R.I.P followed by internment at Snell Hatch

General Notices

First Holy Communion 2015

Those parents who could not come to the first meeting should attend on Thursday 23rd October at 8pm in the Friary Hall.

Jubilee Group

Every Thursday starting 23rd October at the Dominican Sisters Convent in Gossops Green, 2.30pm – 4.30pm. All are welcome.

Journey into Faith

Congratulations to Jason Kearney to be Accepted into the Catechumenate at the 11.15 Mass at Our Lady’s this Sunday.

Please keep him in your prayers as he prepares for Baptism as well as Matt O’Shea to be Baptised and his fiancée Lis Bushaway to be Confirmed at the 11.30 Mass at the Friary Sunday 26th October.

Our next meetings at St Bernadette’s will be: 29th October, 19th November (Teaching), 3rd December (Teaching) and 17th December.

Walsingham Day Pilgrimage

Only those who have paid their £25 to Fr Chris can be assured a place on the coach which leaves at 6am on Saturday 25th October and returns to the Friary by 8pm that evening. Please keep our pilgrims in your prayers, as they will the parish.

Bereavement Support Drop-In

The next session is on Tuesday 28th October 1.30-3.30pm in the Friary Hall.

We welcome anyone who has lost a loved one and suffers the pain of that loss. Come for as long or as short a time that suits you and over a tea or coffee be sure of meeting others who will listen with an attentive ear and understanding heart. Make new friends – everyone welcome.

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Led by Fr. Gerard. 30th October. 7.30pm in St. Clare’s chapel.

Tuesday, 4th November. 7.30pm Rosary & Adoration The Friary,

Wednesday, 5th November, start of 30 day preparation, in order to consecrate ourselves on 8th December. Please contact the office or Fr. Gerard so the books may be ordered for you to participate.


for Catholics aged 15-30 – These are hugely popular events, featuring music, speakers and a chance to meet other young Catholics in a friendly environment. The next event is Friday October 31st and we are doing a Catholic take on Halloween.

It’s called Encounter: All Hallows Eve, and there will be a Mass with some great music and some social time. We are always really excited to welcome new people, so if you haven’t been before please don’t be afraid. You will be very welcome. Search for ‘ENCOUNTER: ALL HALLOWS EVE’ on Facebook for more info.

Blessing of Graves – Snell Hatch

The annual blessing of graves at Snell Hatch will take place from 3pm on Sunday 2nd November.

Annual Memorial Service

The Memorial Service takes place at the Friary at 3pm on Sunday 16th November. Whilst invitations will be sent out to the families of those who have died during the year, all parishioners are very welcome. At the end of the service, candles will be placed in the cemetery.

A Great Gala Night Out

Parish Irish Folk & Country Music Night Saturday 1st November 7.30 -11.00pm Friary Hall. Dancing, Sing-Along, Raffle, Music by Reelstrings plus guest musicians including Polish band ‘Polucky’ and the Blue Sash choir. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Tickets from all churches after Mass. £3 single, £10 family of four. (All proceeds to the Broadfield Roof Appeal).

The 100+ Club

Show your support The Club raises funds for the Parish. Subscription to the club for one number is £10 per year (i.e. less than £1 a month). This gives members one number which is placed in 4 draws. Members are encouraged to have multiple subscriptions. I urge parishioners to join as new members, and request existing members to renew their membership whilst encouraging family/ friends to join. New members are required to keep these fund contributions meaningful. Please contact Goldwyn on 404332 for further information.

Friary Car Park

Please continue to use your current green permits.

Listen for notices and read the newsletter for future information please.

Car parking for permit holders only.

Closure – the car park will be closed on Tuesday 21st October until 1.30pm. Access for funeral and 12.15pm Mass only.

Please do NOT park in front of the rear car park barrier on Sundays. Use parking bays only. Reminder – NO Shopping on Sundays until 2pm – Mass goers and Baptism groups only. We need all the space for these activities

SVP Dance

Saturday 29th November, Friary Hall 7.30 – 11.30pm; 60′s music and more with 6 Feet Deep.

Thank You

My most sincere thanks to all those who attended the Polish afternoon. Thanks to your kindness and generosity, £500 was raised for FLHIP (Friends of the Lisiecki Homes in Poland) a charity providing care for disadvantaged children. My special thanks to the Polish (Crawley and Horsham) community for all the help and time which they offered, and cakes which my countrymen made – I am proud of you. I think we can say that the afternoon was a great success on all counts. God bless you all for your great generosity and support.

R. Majewski


Bardzo serdecznie dziękuję tym wszystkim którzy wsparli nasz charytatywny koncert na rzecz Friends of the Lisiecki Homes In Poland. Dziękuję za wszelką życzliwość i ofiarność. Udało nam się wspólnie zebrać Ł500. Dziękuję szczególnie tym wszystkim osobą które sprawiły że ten koncert mógł się odbyć: Panu Piotrowi Grudniowi za muzykę, wszystkim którzy poświęcili swój czas na pieczenie ciast, którzy pomagali w kuchni i w trakcie koncertu. Bez was to by nie było możliwe – tym bardziej gorąco i serdecznie dziękuję życząc wszelkiego błogosławieństwa Bożego.

R. Majewski

SVP Furniture

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.

Call us 07500 484058

Groceries for those in need

Your continuing donations have supported 63 families with 1,515 parcels since February 2013. Thank you

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

Youth Talent Show

St. Edward’s Hall/Social Club on Saturday 18th October. Flyers at back of all Churches. Make sure if you have the talent then let everyone enjoy it at this show. Contact Bernie after his holiday after 17th August

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 August 2014 we have supported 63 families with over 1,500 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.

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 26th October

Thirtieth Sunday

Year A


First Exodus 22:20-26

Psalm 17

Second Thessalonians 1:5-10

Gospel Matthew 22:34-40

Retiring Collection:

Comboni Sisters (Eligible for Gift Aid when using the envelope provided by the charity).

Rosary & Benediction Friary 4pm

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:


October 25th - Curry Dance

Please buy your tickets £12. 7.30pm for 8pm. Bring your own drinks. Chicken or Vegetable Curry or Lasagne & Dessert. 60’s Band ‘The Parlophones’

Raffle prizes gratefully received. Min 884934.

(Cheques payable to Crawley Parish Development Project for dance/raffle tickets)

November 1st- Great Gala Night Out

Parish Irish Folk & Country Music Night Saturday 7.30 -11.00pm Friary Hall. Dancing, Sing-Along, Raffle, Music by Reelstring.

Tickets from all churches after Mass. £3 single, £10 family of four. (All proceeds to the Broadfield Roof Appeal).

Christmas Fayre: 22nd November

Please start gathering goods for tombola and lots of bottles. We urgently need cakes and help on the cake stall please. Min 884934. Please buy and sell raffle tickets – send counterfoils and cash to the house in an envelope marked ‘Raffle’. Thanks.

SVP Dance, Saturday 29th November,

Friary Hall 19:30 – 23:30. 60′s music and more with 6 Feet Deep.


St. Edward’s Social Club



Every Thursday Evening (8.15pm)

Every Sunday Lunchtime (1.15pm)



Saturday 18th October


Calling all 8 to 18 years old to showcase their talents (singing, dancing, instrumental, comedy, juggling, etc). Choirs and dance groups are also welcome but not too large please as space is restricted. Once we have some idea of numbers a “Show rehearsal” will be arranged, probably a week ahead of the show. All young children to be accompanied by an adult.
(Please contact Bernie or Sophie Weller before 1st October. Tel: 01293 418024, Text: 07748881016 or
Email: maybegold@tiscali.co.uk)

Saturday 1st November

(8.00 pm)

Saturday 8th November

(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Saturday 22nd November

(8.00 pm – Tickets £7.00)

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Please pray for

Please pray for the sick:

Baby Aoife, Kerry Aldrich (Topping), Cecilia Bertoni, Michael Biggane, Ron Durant, Michael Doherty, Louie Dorey, Phil Fleming, Charley Gaskin, John Lydon, Teresa Mackey, Trevor Martin, Warren Millington, Peter Molloy, Peggy Pickett, Annette Popiel, Angelina Portanier, Neil Putland, Frank & Josie Rouson, Pam Simpson, Dougie Smith, Nora Spencer, Bernard Winter

Those who have died:

Maureen Dowling (Daughter-in-law of the late Jim and Betty Coone), Shirley Garcia & Edward Spencer

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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