9th September, 2012 – 23rd Sunday of the Year

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sun  9   Sep 9.15am HF   Special Intentions Jean Shanks
  11.00pm HA 23rd Sunday of the Year Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
   5.30pm HA   Special Intentions of Marion & Bill Rowbottom
Mon 10  Sep     NO MASS    
Tue 11  Sep  9.30am HF Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion (Deacon John Edwards)  
Wed 12 Sep 9.30am
HA Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion (Deacon John Edwards)  
Thu  13 Sep  7.30pm HF NO SERVICE  
Fri     14 Sep 12.00pm HA Feast:  The Triumph of the Holy Cross  Special Intentions of Connie Tewkesbury
 Sun  16 Sep   9.15am  HF    Pat Portrey (RIP)
   11.00am  HA 24th Sunday of the Year  For the sick in the Parish
       5.30pm  HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish




 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


23rd Sunday of Year B
Celebrant: Father Ken McCarthy
Theme:  We care rich in Faith – a Gift from the Lord


Entrance Hymn:  HA: 934       HF:  143  Dear Lord and Father 
Offertory:           HA: 940       HF:  380  Lord for Tomorrow 
Final Hymn:        HA: 959       HF:   21   All my hope in God is founded       


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





Next Wed: 12th September at Holy Angels from 7.45 – 9.30pm  [Please contact Deacon John on 01252 405453 or email d.johnedwards@googlemail.com]


    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

Children’s Liturgy

This week’s gospel reading tells of how Jesus healed the deaf man.  As his disciples said, not only does Jesus heal, but he does all things well.  We focus this week on Jesus’ healing powers and the joy he brings to our lives.



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.




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 not as mentioned in last week’s newsletter)

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..



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

First Holy Communion Parents Meeting

Tuesday, 11th September at 8.00pm at Holy Angels Church



First Holy Communion Children’s Class

Saturday, 15th September at 9.00am – 10.30am


Holy Angels and Holy Family Prayer Group 2nd October and the 6th November held in the Parish Office at Holy Angels.  Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. All are welcome.



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.


Mass Times

Further to Father David’s item below which was mentioned in a previous Newsletter, this is being repeated in the hope that more of you will give us feed back on your preferences.  Unfortunately so far only a small number of Parishioners have responded and to them we say THANK YOU.  However, if you want to see a change, then PLEASE let the Parish office know as soon as possible.

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. 



A note from the office

Sincere apologies for those who have been emailing the office without success as we had thought the problem with the computer was fixed. Hopefully by the time this Newsletter goes out we will be completely sorted!!   (Rita)