1st June, 2013 – Sunday Vigil Mass

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Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   1 June 5.30pm HA Sunday Vigil Mass Lillian Bray (RIP)
Sun  2 June  9.15am HF The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   John Ades (RIP)
Mon  3 June     NO MASS  
Tue  4 June  9.30am  HF Week 9 in Ordinary Time Pat Portrey (RIP)
Wed 5 June 9.30am HA St. Boniface Donal Ellis (RIP)
Thu  6 June 7.30pm HF Vigil Mass for Gloria Craven (RIP) Gloria Craven (RIP) 
Fri    7 June 9.15am HF Funeral of Gloria Craven (RIP)
  12.00pm HA The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Donal Ellis (RIP)
Sat   8 June 5.30pm HA  Sunday Vigil Mass Gwen & Arthur Morgan (RIP)
Sun   9 June 9.15am HF Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gloria Craven (RIP)
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of Brenda & Peter Sawyer on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Holy Angels, Ash: First Friday of month after 12pm Lunchtime Mass
Holy Family, Farnham:  First Thursday of month after 7.30pm Evening Mass
Special Services with Confessions at both Churches for Advent and Lent

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday at Holy Family @ 7.00pm (in Church Hall)

 (Parish Office Hours: 9.30am – 1.30pm)

                        Please note:  HF = Holy Family, Heath End, Farnham and HA = Holy Angels, Ash


We welcome Father David back and we hope that he is feeling spiritually refreshed after his short Retreat.


Corpus Christi


Entrance:HA: 629            HF: 272  I am the bread of life Offertory:HA: 662     HF: 571  O Bread of heaven ..
HA: 960    HF: 233   Guide me O ..



Annual General Meetings for both Churches:

At 7.30pm in the respective Church Halls

Holy Family: Wednesday, 12th June, 2013
Holy Angels:  Wednesday, 19th June, 2013


First Holy Communion Mass at Holy Family:

Saturday, 15th June, 9.00am – 10.15am Class/Rehearsal children only
MASS: Saturday, 15th June, 2013 at 1.00pm

First Holy Communion Mass at Holy Angels:22nd June, 9.00am – 10.15am Class/Rehearsal children only.
MASS: Saturday, 22nd June, 2013 at 1.00pm

(You are welcome to attend either of these Saturday Masses. Please pray for our children.)


Confirmation Party:  8th June 3.00pm – 5.00pm in the Garden of the Priest’s House at Ash. Bouncy Castle, Ice Cream, Soft drinks and some food.  Music and garden skittles.  Parents and Friends welcome.  If you want to bring any food for a picnic or to share please do so.


Fashion Show at Holy Family Church Hall on Thursday, 4th July at 7.30pm

J&P ladies will be selling tickets for the Fashion Show after Mass for the next couple of weeks at Holy Family and Maggie Batchelor will be doing the same at Holy Angels.



Please make an appointment to see the Priest/Deacon to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s baptism. If you are new to the Parish, please complete pink Registration Form  and make yourself known to Father David or Deacon John after Mass.

Once you have met with Father David or Deacon John You will be asked to attend a Baptism Class.  The next Baptism Class is on10th June at Holy Angels in St. Mary Room from 7.45pm for 8.00pm start– 9.00pm. Also Father David asks that parents obtain the booklet entitled, ‘Your Baby’s Baptism’ available on line from Redemptorist Publications, Shawton, Alton, Hants. Tel: 01420 83255 Email: enquiries@rpbooks.co.uk

Also for the Godparents, the booklet ‘Your Godchild’ ISBN: 978-0-85231-364-0) again available from details above.


Prayer Requests

Please remember in your prayers our sick:
Barbara mother of Sharon O’Brien, Jordan, Sis. Bernadette from Shanklin, Isle of Wight and for those sick in our two Parishes.

Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Gloria Craven a well known Parishioner from Holy Family who sadly passed away recently.  We pray for her family at this very sad time.
Gloria’s Funeral will be held at Holy Family Church on Friday, 7th June at 9.15am followed with a cremation at Aldershot Crematorium at 10.45am.  There will be a Vigil Mass for Gloria at the 7.30pm Mass at Holy Family on Thursday, 6th June, 2013.


Prayer Group– for both Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday. The next Prayer Group meeting is on Tuesday 4th June and 2nd July, 2013 & 7.45pm in Parish Office at HA’s.


Holy Family Church Catholic Parish Farnham, Hale, Weybourne & Badshot Lea

Mother and Toddler Group – Our Mother and Toddler Group meet every Thursday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am in the Church Hall


Holy Angels  Catholic Parish for Ash, Nr. Aldershot,  Ash Vale, Tongham & Normandy

Keyboard Player or Organist Needed:  One of our recently confirmed young people has kindly offered to try playing the organ for us from time to time.  We are very grateful and hope you will give this young person the support they need by singing positively when they are playing. We could still do with one or two more volunteers both to play and to join the singing group at either Church.


TODAY: Coronation Picnic at St. Paul’s Church, Tongham
Our Parishioners have been invited by Rev. Claire Holt to join them to share in a Coronation Picnic at the Vicarage on 2nd June at 4pm. Please bring your own picnic although drinks will be provided. Sophie and George Terzis will be representing Holy Angels on the day. (For more details please see poster on Church Notice Board)

Mother and Toddler Group – St. Mary’s Room on a Tuesday, from 10.30am until 12.00pm. 


Message from Father David

On the Feast of Corpus Christi as we reflect on the presence of Jesus in Holy Communion, we recall that Jesus only asks us to do one thing for him personally: ‘This is my body – do this in remembrance of me’. Jesus knew better than anyone that relationships only survive with regular contact.  Jesus longs to have this personal regular contact with each and every one of us.  How many people have you met in your life that you still keep contact with or even remember?  Perhaps there are some good friends that you have lost through lack of contact and who could have been a great support and friend to you or you to them!  Deep down we all know that love and friendship cannot survive or without a personal effort and regular contact.  If we live to be 80 years old we will probably have spent about 3 or 4 years reading, 11 years watching television, 27 years sleeping and for some even longer at the Computer Screen.  If we live to be 80 and spend an hour at Mass on a Saturday evening or Sunday preparing to receive Jesus in Holy Communion once a week it adds up to significantly less than 5 months of our entire life.

You may hear some say ‘I can pray at home and I don’t need to go to church for Mass’.  Yes, it is important to pray at home but it is not a substitute for the presence of Jesus in Holy Communion. Our presence at Mass not only brings us closer to the presence of Christ, whom we can share our joys and our worries with, but it also helps keep the local Catholic Community alive.  If everyone gave up going to Mass regularly there would eventually be no church here, no Catholic Schools, no Christenings, no First Communions, no weddings or any of the pastoral care we have come to value.  Just as we need the presence of Christ in Holy Communion, so Christ needs your presence at Mass for the local church to live and grow.  You may be the special person who in true friendship and Christian love may be able to help and encourage someone who has lost or is losing their understanding of the importance of receiving Christ regularly in Holy Communion.  Jesus tells us in the Gospels referring to Holy Communion that ‘unless we take his Body we cannot have (his) life within us’.

Please pray for vocations to the Priesthood for our local churches.  May the love of Christ in Holy Communion sustain us all in the challenges of life today and may we joyfully celebrate the presence of Christ in Holy Communion in our local community in our time and for generations yet to come.

Holy Angels Church, Ash and Holy Family Church, Farnham offer their congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who this week-end celebrates the 50th Anniversary of her Coronation.

 PLEASE NOTE:  The Parish Office will not be open from Monday, 10th June until 24th June.  Father David or Deacon John Edwards can be contacted as usual if an emergency.