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Our Lady Queen of Heaven School Mission Statement

At Our Lady’s School we have spent time with the children, parents, teachers and Governors preparing a new Mission Statement.

We would like to share it with the Parish and ask you to help us by your prayers and support.

Here it is …

At Our Lady’s – We are inspired, strengthened and encouraged by our Catholic faith.

We place Jesus at the centre of everything we do and say, listening to Him with our hearts.

We spread love everywhere we go, valuing and caring for each other.

We strive to be the best learners we can, using and celebrating our God given gifts.

“For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is his name” Luke 1: 56-58

Our Lady Queen of Heaven pray for us.

Come and join us at the school for the Year Six Leavers’ Mass on Tuesday, 22nd July at 9.15.am


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This Week and General Notices

Sunday 20th July

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year

Year A


First Wisdom 12:13.16-19

Psalm 85

Second Romans 8:26-27

Gospel Matthew 13:24-43

Psalm Response

O Lord, you are good and forgiving.

Retiring Collection:

Caritas / CAFOD

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 21st July

St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Tuesday 22nd July

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Bernadette’s – 8.00pm


Wednesday 23rd July

St. Bridget

Requiem Mass

Alice Willacey R.I.P. Friary 12.15pm followed by burial at Snell Hatch

Thursday 24th July

St. Sharbel Makhluf

Friday 25th July

St. James

Saturday 26th July

Sts. Joachim and Anne


Our Lady’s 2.00pm Katie Brackpool and Pedro Novais Matias Matos


General Notices


Bereavement Support Drop-In

The Bereavement Support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except in August. Next session is on Tuesday, 22nd July any time between 1.30 and 3.30pm. All welcome.

Friary Car Park

-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.

We appreciate your understanding and co-operation.

Advance notice – Car Park Closure Wednesday, 23rd July, except for Adoration, 12.15pm Mass and funeral. Thank you

SVP Furniture

We appeal for a wardrobe, a washing machine and an electric cooker. If you are able to help, please call 07500 484058.

Groceries for those in need

Thank you to those who give regularly.

Families in food poverty still need help.

If you are able to donate, tinned/dried food or toiletries, please leave in the SVP boxes in all Churches.

Pilgrimage to Walsingham

We are planning a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham from 2nd – 5th September 2014. We have 30 places available and will travel by coach and stay in the pilgrims’ house at the Anglican Shrine. The price is £215 which includes breakfast, evening meal and return coach journey from Crawley. If you are interested, please let the office or Fr. Gerard know. A deposit of £60 will be required by 5th July. Please make cheques payable to ‘St. Francis & St. Anthony Church’.

Journey into Faith

This group meets at The Presbytery, St. Bernadette’s in Tilgate with a break during the summer. The group is for adults wishing to know more about the Catholic Faith and includes adults preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Reception into the Church. Forthcoming dates are as follows: 7.30pm, 3rd September and 1st October. Alternate fortnights, we combine with the Adult Formation Group for a teaching evening (see below). Contact Fr. Chris for further information.

Adult Formation Group

This group meets with the Journey into Faith Group at St. Bernadette’s and in a 24 month programme of monthly meetings looks at all aspects of the Catholic Faith. It is ideal for all adults wishing to learn more about the Churches teaching. Forthcoming dates are as follows: 16th July, 17th September and 15th October. Contact Fr. Chris for further information.

Winners of the 3rd Draw – 100+Club

The winners of the third draw are as follows: No 30 – Mrs H.M. Leahy (£25), No 90 – Mrs H.S.Bell (£20), No 71 – Mr Jim Warren (£15) and No 70 – Mr Brian Sleigh (£10). Congratulations!

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.

Advance notice of Eucharistic Ministers’ Autumn Retreat

Would all Eucharistic ministers please put into their diaries the planned retreat day at Wonersh on Saturday, 18th October. Further details and invitations will follow in the summer

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 May 2014 we have supported 56 families with over 1,250 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 27th July

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year

Year A


First 1 Kings 3:5.7-12

Psalm 118

Second Romans 8:28-30

Gospel Matthew 13:44-52

Retiring Collection:

A Day for Life – Gift Aid if using 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 – Dinner Dance

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 19th July


Friday 25th July

(from 5.30 pm)

Saturday 2nd August

(8.00 pm – £2.00 pp)

Saturday 9th August


Saturday 23rd August

(from 6.00 pm)

Monday 25th August


Saturday 31st August


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Please pray for

Please pray for the sick:

Cecilia Bertoni, José Manuel de Gouveia, Ana Maria De Sousa, Ron Durant, Michael Doherty, Louie Dorey, Phil Fleming, Shirley Garcia, Charley Gaskin, Paddy Joe Goonan, John Lydon, Teresa Mackey, Peter Molloy, Margaret Morrison, Peggy Pickett, Annette Popiel, Angelina Portanier, Neil Putland, Frank & Josie Rouson, Della Shenton, Pam & Paddy Simpson, John Webb, Bernard Winter

Those who have died:

Alice Willacey, Jean Claude Francis

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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