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Harvest Fast Day

Will you make a place at your table?

When we leave Mass today, there is a good chance we will go and eat, perhaps to share food with family and friends.

Through the Eucharist in which we all share, we are given a different kind of sustenance. We have been transformed by receiving the Body and Blood of Christ. Whether we are rich or poor in material goods, we are all invited to share in the feast, and called to share with others.

In today’s Gospel we are asked to show our faith in actions, especially to those who are poor or disadvantaged.

One in eight of the world’s population still doesn’t have enough food to eat every day.

A changing climate and extreme weather is making it even harder for these families to grow or buy food they need, so many of our brothers and sisters worldwide go hungry.

Generous God,

Thank you for our food.

May we appreciate what we have and never take it for granted.

We pray for those around the world, who do not have enough to provide for their family.

We pray for a good harvest, for generosity and love, as we seek a better, fairer world.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.




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This Week and General Notices

Sunday 28th September

Twenty-Sixth Sunday

Year A


First Ezechiel 18:25-28

Psalm 24

Second Philippians 2:1-11

Gospel Matthew 21: 28-32

Psalm Response

Remember your mercy, Lord.

Retiring Collection:

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 29th September

SS. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael


Tuesday 30th September

St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Wednesday 1st October

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus,

Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Journey into Faith Information Evening

St. Clare’s 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd October

The Holy Guardian Angels

Friday 3rd October

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Christ the Lord 9. 05 am – 10.00am

Friary: after the 12.15pm Mass followed by Benediction at 4pm

Funeral Service

St. Bernadette’s 10am Joan Magee R.I.P. followed by burial at Snell Hatch

Holy Hour and Confession with night prayer for the feast of St Francis

Friary 8pm

Saturday 4th October

St Francis of Assisi

No Confessions or Exposition

Mass for Copthorne Sisters:

Friary 12.15pm


General Notices


CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

Friday, 3rd October Envelopes are on the Newsletters this weekend. Please return them for the retiring collection next weekend. Please Gift Aid if you are a tax payer. Thank you.

Copthorne Sisters’ Mass

4th Oct 12.15pm Choir rehearsal: Friary 7.15pm Thurs, 2nd Oct. Contact Annette 414933. Altar servers wishing to serve please sign up on the servers’ sheets. Practice on the day 10am.

First Holy Communion 2015

Parents whose children have been enrolled have the choice of two evenings (14th or 23rd October 8pm Friary Hall) to hear about the programme. Registration forms available in all churches. Children should be in Year 3 or above. Closing date Monday 6th October.

Interested in finding out more about our Catholic faith?

The Journey into Faith group is hosting an Open Evening for adults this Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Clare’s Chapel in the Friary Church for all interested in deepening their faith, perhaps being confirmed, received into the Church or baptised as adults. Please bring a family member or friend and enjoy an evening of tea or coffee and discussion. Contact Fr. Chris for more information.

Total Consecration of Jesus through Mary

Fr. Gerard will lead a group who want to take on this spiritual exercise. Preparation outline: Thursday, 16th and 30th October 7.30pm in St. Clare’s chapel, The Friary. Tuesday, 4th November 7.30pm Rosary and Adoration at The Friary, Wednesday, 5th November – start of 30 day preparation, in order for us to consecrate ourselves on 8th December. If you are interested, please let the office or Fr. Gerard know so the books may be ordered for you to participate.

Eucharistic Ministers’ Day of Recollection

As previously advised, this takes place on Saturday, 18th October but at Arundel and not Wonersh due to double booking. Invitations have gone out but if you are a Eucharistic Minister and do not receive one, please contact the office. Transport is being provided.

Day Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Taking place on 25th October, leaving the Friary at 6.00am and returning by 8.00pm, with an estimated cost per head of £25. We will arrive well in time for the 12.00 noon Mass and have a chance to visit the shrines and the village before setting off back at 3.30pm.

Please bring your own packed lunches/refreshments but there will be opportunities to visit cafes on the journey and in the shrine/village. Please let Fr Chris know by 11th October if you are interested. A deposit per head of £25 will be required by this date to confirm your place.

Broadfield Youth and Community Centre BYCC

has been shortlisted to receive a grant from Lloyds Bank of £3,000 – it needs your vote as soon as possible – text ‘VOTE FYP’ to 61119

100+ Club 2014-15

Membership now open It’s that time of year again to renew your membership and ask friends and family to join the Club. For just £10 per year you could win more than one of the prizes. Four winners are picked at each quarterly draw: 1st prize £25, 2nd £20, 3rd £15 and 4th £10. Money raised goes towards Church funds. Forms are available at your Church. Any questions please call me on 404332 – Goldwyn.

Friary Car Park

Permit Renewal Extension – There will be an extension on current permits while the wall is rebuilt and technical systems are installed.

Advance Warning – the car park, front and back, will be completely closed on Saturday 4th October.

Access for 12.15pm Mass only.

Please do not ring on the office or house doors.

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 5th October

Twenty-Seventh Sunday

Year A


First Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 79

Second Philippians 4:6-9

Gospel Matthew 21: 33-43

Retiring Collection:

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

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

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 – £12 Bring your own drinks.

Chicken, Vegetable Curry or Lasagne + Dessert. 60’s Band, The Parlophones. Tickets from Min 884934.

November 14th – Christmas Fayre

Please keep these dates free and let’s aim at maximum support and attendance.

November 29th – SVP Dance


St. Edward’s Social Club



Every Thursday Evening (8.15pm)

Every Sunday Lunchtime (1.15pm)



Saturday 4th October

by Shelagh & Brian
(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Friday 10th October

(9.00 pm)

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, José Manuel de Gouveia, Ron Durant, Michael Doherty, Louie Dorey, Phil Fleming, Shirley Garcia, Charley Gaskin, Paddy Joe Goonan, John Lydon, Teresa Mackey, Trevor Martin, Peter Molloy, Peggy Pickett, Annette Popiel, Angelina Portanier, Neil Putland, Frank & Josie Rouson, Pam Simpson, Dougie Smith, Edward & Nora Spencer, Bernard Winter

Those who have died:

Joan Magee

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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