Twenty Second Sunday of the Year

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sun 2  Sep 9.15am HF   Special Intentions of Father Paul
  11.00pm HA 22nd Sunday of the Year Special Intentions of Father Paul
   5.30pm HA   Special Intentions for the people of the Parish
Mon 3  Sep     NO MASS    
Tue 4  Sep  9.30am HF NO SERVICE  
Wed 5 Sep 9.30am
HA Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion (Deacon John)  
Thu  6 Sep  7.30pm HF NO SERVICE  
Fri     7 Sep 12.00pm HA Mass of the Sacred Heart Special Intentions of Evelyn Gorniok
 Sun  9 Sep   9.15am  HF   Special Intentions of Fr. Ken McCarthy
   11.00am  HA 23rd Sunday of the Year Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
       5.30pm  HA   Special Intentions of Fr. Ken McCarthy




 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


22nd Sunday of Year B
Celebrant: Father Paul Dzwig

Entrance Hymn:  HA:  969            HF: 386      Lord of all hopefulness
Offertory:           HA:  920            HF: 4          A new commandment

Final Hymn:        HA:  880            HF:  684    Tell out my soul


PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) at Holy Family on Thursday, 6th September and No Confessions at Holy Family on Friday, 7th September.  Normal Confessions times will resume in October.


During the summer holiday season there will only be hymns at the 9.15am and 11am Mass



TODAY at – Holy Angels Church 5.30pm Mass


The Friary Singers and guest organist James Berry will be leading the congregation in the singing of the mass.


Wed: 12th September at Holy Angels from 7.45 – 9.30pm  [Please contact Deacon John on 01252 405453 or email]


Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for: Jean Wise, Jane Brown, Liam Kavanagh, Len Turner, and Kirsten Hobbs, Barbara O’Brien and Gladys Maheady


Holy Angels Church Catholic Parish for Ash, Ash Vale, Tongham & Normandy

Holy Angels Art Trail 

Art can be a great stimulus to thought and spiritual reflection.  We have a surprisingly large number of people at Holy Angels who are artists or who have an interest in art.  There are some very intereting original pieces of art in the Church and even more in the Priest’s House.  I therefore welcome the suggestion that we should have one item on display each week in the church with a few words about the artist and the picture.  If you have a particular piece of art work that you would like to share with our community please see Father David, Father Paul or Evelyn Gorniok.

Baby & Toddler Group –meet every Tuesday from 10.30am – 12.00pm in St. Mary’s room, Holy Angels.


At Holy Angels, Ash AGM the suitability of the present weekend Mass Time was discussed.  Two people asked if we could have a vote on the Mass Times.  I am aware that the change from Saturday evening Mass to Sunday evening (which took place before I came) caused a number of people difficulties.  I do not want to cause anyone any inconvenience.  However, as the Diocese has (for the Year Book) asked us to confirm our present Mass Times for Next Year.  I am taking the opportunity to consult.

Please let Rita, our Parish Secretary, know by phone, email or letter if:-

A:  It would be helpful to you if the Weekend evening Mass were to be changed to Saturday

B:  If the weekend evening Mass were changed to Saturday and there was no Sunday evening Mass, it would make it difficult for you to get to Mass. 

Thank you to those people who have responded but please we do need more of you to let us know your preferences. 



Altar Servers – If you have made your 1st Holy Communion and would like to be an altar server (including older people) please let Deacon John know and an initial training morning will be arranged.


Youth Meeting – (Please note the change of date and time)

The Youth Group Meeting : Will be held on Saturday 15th September 3:00pm – 5:00pm and not as mentioned in last week’s newsletter.  (A change was made after the Newsletter had already gone to print).  Please try and come along so we can plan ahead for the year, and discuss what time or day is best for future meetings.
New members very welcome, Year 7 and above.  


Ugandan Presentation:  Gloria, Sam and Grahame would like to thank all the parishioners for their support and prayers for the Mission to Uganda.They would like to share some of their experiences with you.  Sam will be holding a Presentation on Sunday 16th September after the 9:15 Mass, and they all will be holding a presentation after 11:00 Mass  with teas and cupcakes.

Please continue to keep the Project Team in your prayers and pray that they keep well and have a safe journey back home to their loved ones.



Confirmation Programme 2012/2013

Confirmation Application Forms are available at the back of both Churches TODAY and over the next 4 weeks to allow for those on summer holiday. Candidates under 18 will need the form signed by their parents. Applicants need to be 13 or over before Easter next Year.

Am I ready for Confirmation?

Before you make your decision you will need to read a copy of the magazine ‘MY CONFIRMATION’ (Catholic Edition) available from Redemptorist Publications, Chawton, Alton, Hants, GU34 3HQ (Tel: 01420 83255)

(Please return the completed forms to our Parish Office.  Thank you).


First Holy Communion Programme  2012/2013

Please note that your child must be in Year 3 or above to be considered for the programme.

Application Forms for the First Holy Communion Programme 2012/2013 are available at the back of both Holy Angels andHolyFamilyChurches. 

As a family you are requested to be registered with the Parish. Please read the form carefully before deciding whether your child fits the criteria above and return the completed form to the Parish Office as soon as possible.

Dates for your Diary

Holy Angels and Holy Family Prayer Group next Tuesday 4th September and thereafter 2nd October and the 6th November held in the Parish Office at Holy Angels.  Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start

Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Fund for the Sick

It is my intention to do another Skydive on the 22nd September (PM) Weather permitting.  To help this worthy cause – PLEASE MAY I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT? Thank you       Nancy Sackwood.


Help for families in Syria during the War


Please note the revised date:

SATURDAY, 17th November at 7.30pm. at Holy Angels Church.

Cheese and wine Reception.  Book it in your diary now and tell your neighbours and friends.A


A note from the Editor

Apologies if you have been sending me emails and receiving a bounce back, but as you probably gathered I have been experiencing problems with connection to the Internet which has meant emails have not been getting through and I have been unable to send any out.  I would like to thank Richard for realising the problem and for getting the office back on line.  We are now almost functional again!

A Prayer for the Elderly

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the same yesterday, today and forever, and you have promised to be with us all our days.  We pray for all elderly people, especially those who are ill or house-bound.  In their weakness may they find your strength and in their loneliness know the joy of your presence.  Be to them a sure and certain hope of the life that you have prepared for them in Heaven.  (Taken from The Book of a Thousand Prayers)

Lord we pray for all those in our own parish who are struggling with growing old.  Their bodies are becoming weak and frail.  Many live alone and are lonely and at times afraid of what tomorrow might bring.  Lord we ask you to be with them to comfort them and to grant them your PEACE to remove all fear knowing that you are with them always even until the enf of time. Amen