Welcome to our Parish
Welcome to the Parish Website for the Crawley Catholic Parish, which is made up of six communities across the town. People gather together to celebrate Mass - the source and summit of all we do.
Fr. Raymond Tumba, OSA; Fr. Joachim Osigwe, OSA; Fr. Nelson Daniel, OSA
HOLY MASSES HAVE RESUMED AT THE FRIARY CHURCH
HAVING FULFILLED THE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AND DONE THE NEEDFUL, WE ARE GLAD TO SAY THAT OUR MASS TIMES AT THE FRIARY FOR NOW ARE:
12:15 MASS (EVERY SATURDAY)
12:15 MASS & 5:30 PM MASSES (MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS)
9:00 AM; 12:15 & 5:30 PM MASSES (SUNDAYS)
WHILE COMING FOR MASS, PLEASE:
1. KINDLY COME ALONG WITH YOUR FACE MASK. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE STEWARDS AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE.
3. IF YOU INTEND TO ATTEND ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED SUNDAY MASSES, KINDLY CALL 07404372979 AND BOOK YOUR SEAT.
4. CALLING AND BOOKING OF SEATS ARE ONLY APPLICABLE TO SUNDAY MASSES. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL AND BOOK SEAT TO ATTEND THE WEEKDAY MASSES. ALL YOU NEED TO DO FOR THE WEEKDAY MASS IS TO COME ALONG WITH YOUR FACE MASK AND MAINTAIN THE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CHURCH.
MAY THE LORD GOD CONTINUE TO PROTECT US FROM THE INVASION OF CORONAVIRUS, MAY HE PERFECT ALL THAT CONCERNS AND GRANT OUR HEARTS' DESIRES IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
- Steps to Friary main Entrance coned off – all Parishioners to enter via a slope and to maintain social distancing by standing at the 2m marking points on the pavement when queuing to enter the church.
- Fire Exit Doors to Car Park and Graveyard to be opened and remain open throughout Mass
- Door to St Clare’s Chapel to be opened and remain open prior to the commencement of Mass and during mass
- Door in the hallway to St Clare’s Chapel to opened and remain open
- Fire Exit from St Clare’s chapel to be opened and remain open
- Steward to be positioned next to each exit point Friary Main Church and St Clare’s
- Friary Toilet and Altar Server Toilets to remain shut – to be opened on request only
- Church Offerings to be dropped off in collection box located at the entrance to the Church
- All parishioners entering the Church must have pre-booked
- Floor plan and list of names of pre-booked parishioners to be provided to stewards by Parish Priest
- All Parishioners entering church must wear a mask or face covering
- All parishioners to sanitise hands before entering the church
- Parishioners to remain in allocated seats and spaces throughout the service unless directed otherwise by Parish Priest or stewards
- Holy Communion – stewards to guide Parishioners to receive Holy Communion at the end of Mass bench by bench commencing from the front row
- Close all Fire Exits
- Let cleaning volunteers know if toilets have been used so they can be cleaned
- Empty collection boxes into bags and lock away in safe for counting 72 hrs later.
Those who wish to volunteer as stewards may kindly call Steven Inns (01293534863).
Anybody in need of Confession may kindly ring the Friary Bell, the priests will avail themselves for Confession every day between 9 am to 12:00 noon.
The housebound who need Confession may call 07404372979 Mondays to Fridays. One of the Priests will attend to you while maintaining social distance.
FUNERALS: Funeral Masses in the Church in accordance with the guidelines are allowed.
BEWARE OF THE CURRENT SCAM
Greetings to you all. Please, kindly ignore any email or text message or communication of any sort either from myself (Fr Raymond Tumba, OSA) or from any of the Frs here asking you for money. Such messages are scam and will certainly not come from any of your priests in the Friary.
FR RAYMOND TUMBA, OSA.
14th SUNDAY OF YEAR A
Bishop of Arundel & Brighton
for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5th July 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Lord’s invitation in today’s Gospel: “Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest” strikes a particular chord in our minds and hearts as we are able to gather once more for the celebration of the Eucharist.
I know this will be a cause of joy for us all, for every parish community, for every religious community, for every priest, for every deacon. Despite the various restrictions that must continue for the time being, the possibility of being together for Mass and receiving the Lord in Holy Communion is a blessing beyond description. We find rest as we listen to the Scriptures, as we respond to the invitation to be one with the Lord in Holy Communion and, therefore, one with our brothers and sisters.
We might be very conscious that, because of present restrictions and the need of many in our community to continue self-isolating, numbers are fewer – but the celebration of Mass today and through the week will bring particular hope.
It will certainly be the case that so many at this time will be tired from their labours and carry so many burdens – especially those who have suffered the pain of bereavement. Anxieties remain, in all sort of ways for so many. The Lord Himself comes to us in these times and calls us to rest in Him. It is this rest in Christ that truly restores us and, despite tiredness, instils new energy.
As we emerge from these last months and even though we do not know how long restrictions and difficulties will continue, the time is right to prepare for new opportunities, to look to the future with the hope that is the mark of the Christian. In these last weeks, many will have found a different pace of life, a more prayerful way of being. Across our Diocese, a great number have been nourished by prayer together in new ways and responded to various opportunities to serve others.
We are entering a significant and grace-filled time in the life of the Diocese. This is a moment when we must be open to new possibilities and, where this is right, changes that will strengthen our response to the call that we have received.
It may be early days for us to reflect on the future life and mission of our parishes, but the call to be disciples has, perhaps, never been more urgent. Our celebration of the Eucharist and the prayer that enriches our relationship with Christ is the foundation of this reflection. Let us work together to explore the ways in which we can be the communities of saints that we must strive to become. Although there continues to be many uncertainties in the coming months, we have much to offer to the world – nothing less than the encounter with Christ who is life.
With every Blessing,
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Bishop of Arundel & Brighton
Bishop Richard's Podcast for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Bishop Richard reflects on the forthcoming ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Thomas Kent (see picture below) on 11th July at Arundel Cathedral as his is welcomed into the presbyterate. Bishop Richard ends with the question "Is the Lord calling you to the Priesthood?"
Click the link below to watch Bishop Richard's latest podcast video.
If you have missed any of Bishop Richard's recent podcasts you can find them on our website here.
Bishop Richard has issued a Pastoral Letter on the reopening of churches in the Diocese this weekend. This will be available to read and watch on the Diocesan Website from Saturday evening.
Please check with your own parish to see whether it is reopening this weekend for Masses. Remember to stay safe and follow the guidance you are given if you return to Mass this weekend.
Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Thomas Kent, Saturday 11th July 2020 at 3pm in Arundel Cathedral.
Watch it live-streamed on the Arundel Cathedral YouTube Channel from 3pm.
- Greetings from the Parish Team to all our loving and faithful Parishioners of Crawley Parish. In this our lives of 'glorious isolation' here in the Friary, we are still coming to terms with the turn of event precipitated by the Corona Pandemic as most of you are also. The Lord God will successfully see us through this horrendous Corona Pandemic in the Name of Jesus. Wherever you and us may be at the moment, we are consoled by God's words that reassure us that we are not alone. The Lord God is with us because His Name is Emmanuel (God is with us). He equally promised us that 'He will be with us always to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). You are always remembered in our daily Augustinian Community prayers in the Friary.
- Thanks to Triona for organizing the children's liturgy every Sunday. These Masses and the Children liturgy are easily accessible by merely clicking the Facebook connection above.
- May the Lord God grant eternal rest to all our deceased parishioners: healing to all the sick: His protection to all those in the frontline battling with the Corona Pandemic and His consoling presence to the housebound.
Do have a blessed and Divinely favoured Sunday!
Fr Raymond Tumba, OSA
Saturday 4th Intentions of our Lady
Harry Paton RIP (Anniversary)
Sunday 5th J. Jerome & M Giverran (RIP)
Fr Charles Carr PP and ArchBishop Thomas Carr
Martin McGrath (RIP)
People of the Parish
Monday 6th Enzo and Damien Jencip
Lawrence, Juliana & Fr Edward Flood (RIP)
Tuesday 7th Joe & Bertha D’ Costa (RIP)
The intention of Jose Lopes
Wednesday 8th Elizabeth O’Gorman (RIP)
Thursday 9th Joseph Keaveney (RIP)
Mass of Thanksgiving to St Joseph
Friday 10th Murty Conneely (Birthday)
Saturday 11th Dauda Konate RIP
Douglas Beeson RIP
Sunday 12th People of the Parish
In Thanksgiving to Parishioners for Their Support to SVP
Joy Hathaway RIP (Birthday)
Donata RIP (Anniversary)
Click here to see the full events calendar.