Sunday 23rd November
Our Lord Jesus Christ
King of the Universe
First Ezechiel 34:11-12.15-17
Second 1 Corinthians15:20-26.28
Gospel Matthew 25:31-46
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Crawley Catholic Schools
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 24th November
St Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Martyrs
Wednesday 26th November
Friary 12.15pm Francis Chavez R.I.P followed by internment at Snell Hatch.
Thursday 27th November
Friary 12.15pm Louis Permal R.I.P followed by cremation at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium.
Dominican Convent 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Friday 28th November
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Christ the Lord 9.05 am – 10.00am
Friary 12.15pm Louis Perrina R.I.P followed by internment at Snell Hatch
Saturday 29th November, with 6 Feet Deep: 60′s music and more. Friary Hall 19:30-23:30.
Tickets £5 on the door or call 07500 484058. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Eucharistic Ministers’ Recommissioning
Congratulations to all those who were commissioned/recommissioned at Masses this weekend. Your ministry is so important to the parish and especially to the sick to whom you bring communion. If any ministers were not able to be present for the recommissioning, please contact the parish office and a catch up recommissioning will be organised.
Bereavement Support Drop-In
The next and last occasion for 2014 is on Tuesday 25th November 1.30 – 3.30 pm in the Friary Hall. A warm welcome awaits you over a tea or coffee with others who have experienced bereavement.
Friary Car Park
The car park will be closed until 1.30pm on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th November.
Access for funeral and Mass goers ONLY.
We are currently waiting for a start date to erect the barrier. Please read the newsletter and listen to the notices.
Parking currently is for green permit holders only.
On Saturday 29th November CAFOD are holding their annual memorial Mass for the Diocese at the 12.15pm Mass at the Friary – all are welcome.
There will be a small CAFOD display and light refreshments in the Hall after Mass.
Journey into Faith
The next Journey into Faith meetings at St Bernadette’s are: 3rd December (Teaching) and 17th December. Please see Fr. Chris if you are interested in finding out more about our Catholic faith, being Baptised, Confirmed or Received into the Church.
Total Consecration through Mary to Jesus
On 3rd December we will meet at 7.30 in St Clare’s at the Friary to meet and reflect before we make the consecration before the Mass at 7.30 on 8th December.
discussing Vatican Council document Lumen Gentium on Fridays at 11am at 5 Stafford Road, Langley Green.
It’s open to anybody interested. For details ring Tad and Maja on 414953.
St. B’s Dinner Ladies Christmas Lunch
and raffle on Thursday 4th December 12.30–2.00pm. Booking essential by 30th November latest. Numbers limited; cost £10. Book early to avoid disappointment. Ring Elsie 513436 or Lois 401080.
100+Club First Draw 2014-2015
The first draw is scheduled to take place on Sunday 14th December, after the 9.30am service, in the Friary Hall.
Requesting previous members and parishioners interested in joining the club to please submit membership forms to the Priests’ House by 8th December
Parish Carol Service
Our Parish Carol service will be held on Sunday 21st December at 3pm. We hope to include carols from around the world, as we did last year. We will be holding a meeting on Tuesday 11th November at 7.30pm in the Friary House so we can plan for this important event in the life of our Parish. So if you would like to sing a carol from your own country and gather a group around you, please come to this meeting or let Fr Gerard know.
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.
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 October 2014 we have supported 63 families with over 1,650 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.