HOLY ANGELS CHURCH is open Monday – Friday
9am – 1.00pm
For Visits and Prayer.
Times of Mass and Devotions
|Sun 2 Dec||9.15am||HF||Special Intentions of the people of the Parish|
|11.00pm||HA||First Sunday of Advent||Anna & Angelo Vella (RIP)|
|5.30pm||HA||Special Intentions of the Watkins family|
|Mon 3 Dec||NO MASS|
|Tue 4 Dec|| 9.30am
|Weekday of Advent
Funeral of Janis Jones
|Edith Bywater (RIP)|
|Wed 5 Dec||9.30am||HA||Weekday of Advent||Marion Jenkins and Betty Roxbury (RIP)|
|Thu 6 Dec||7.30pm||HF||Weekday of Advent (Confession)||Elizabeth Wells (RIP)|
|Fri 7 Dec||12.00pm||HA||Mem: St. Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor of the Church (Confession)||John and Michael Cash and Dolly Bryen (RIP) (Nov. list)|
|Sat 8 Dec||9.00am||HF||Children’s First Holy Communion Class|
|Sun 9 Dec||9.15am||HF||First Holy Communion Children’s Mass||Special Intentions of Jackie O’Dwyer|
|11.00am||HA||Second Sunday of Advent||Special Intentions of the Aliyar Family|
|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
TODAY there will be a Second Collection for the Christmas Decorations.
First Sunday of Advent
Entrance Hymn: HA: 686 HF: 113 The Angel Gabriel
Offertory: HA: 92 HF: 243 Hark a herald voice
Final Hymn: HA: 762 HF: 59 At the name of Jesus
Bring a Plate Meal – Sharing
The first phase of the Diocesan Jubilee talks are coming to an end and to celebrate the theme “Worship” we are arranging “a bring a plate dinner for sharing”.
It will be held in the Holy Family church hall following the 7.30pm Mass on Thursday, December 13th. All are welcome. We hope you are able to come.
Prayer Group: Tuesday, 4th December, 2012 in Parish Office at Holy Angels Church from 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday Evening Vigil Mass will now start at the earlier date of 5.30pm every Saturday from 29th December, 2012 at Holy Angels Church, Ash.
Holy Family Church Catholic Parish Farnham, Hale, Weybourne & Badshot Lea
Youth Mass at Holy Family on the 13th January, 2013.
Mother and Toddler Group – Meet up every Thursday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am.
Holy Angels Church Catholic Parish for Ash, Ash Vale, Tongham, Aldershot & Normandy
Children’s Liturgy Group: Week 1 of Advent – Mary and Gabriel
Children will sing to tune of Twinkle “Twinkle Little Star”
Advent is a time to wait.
Not quite time to celebrate
Light the candles one by one.
Till the Advent time is done.
Christmas day will soon be here.
Time for joy and time for cheer.
Children’s Christmas Party – 16th December
In St. Mary’s Room at Holy Angels 12.30-2.0pm Please kindly arrange to pick your child up by no later than 2.45pm. Thank you. (List available in the Church lobby. If you would like your child to attend need to know by 9th Dec. Print your child’s name, age and a telephone number (in case of an emergency) further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother and Toddler Group – Meet every Tuesday inSt. Mary’s Room from 10.30am until 12.00pm.
Please make an appointment to see the Priest/Deacon to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s baptism.
Please remember in your prayers: Robert Edwards baby Rosie Partridge and Daniel a relative of a Parishioner from Holy Angels. (We pray Lord for their complete recovery. Amen)
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Janis Jones whose funeral is on Tuesday, 4th December. We pray for all her family at this very sad time.
Father David’s News
Two Parishes Carol Service – Saturday 22nd December at 5.30pm – This year at Holy Angels Ash. Readers from Holy Family needed for Luke 1 v26-35, Prophet Mica 5 v2-5, Luke 2 v13-20. Readers Holy Angels required for Matthew 1 v18-21, Luke 2 v8-12, John 3 v13-20. (Simplified readings will be available if any children wish to volunteer. Mince Pies from both churches are needed (Please see the list at the back of church today) Mulled wine and soft drinks will also be available. This is a community event for people of all Faiths and none so please take the opportunity to invite your neighbours and friends. The collection will be for the Humanitarian Aid for the Syrian Refugees. Together we can make this a great event.
Churches Together in Aldershot have invited the Holy Angels community to join them to sing Carols outside Wilkinsons on Saturday, 15th Dec at 12.20pm or on Tues 21st Dec at 7.30-9pm at Caffe Macchiato inUnion Street,Aldershot.
The Advent wreath: Each Sunday we will light an Advent Candle – each candle has a special significance. The general theme is “Passing on the message of the coming of Christ”.
A. The 1st candle represents the Angel Gabriel passing the message to Mary.
B. The 2nd candle represents the Angel passing the message to Joseph.
C. The 3rd Candle represents Mary passing on the news to her family through her cousin Elizabeth.
D. The 4th candle represents the Angels passing on the news to the local community through the shepherds.
Who will we pass the message of the coming birth of Christ to???
During the four Sundays of Advent we use purple vestments. In the time of Jesus in theRoman Empirepurple robes and since then in the Church purple has been a reminder that we are in a time of judging ourselves and if necessary putting things right so that we may worthily celebrate the great feasts of Christmas and Easter.
There have been some very nice and encouraging comments concerning last week’s article on The Sacrament of Reconcilation and what Confession can do for us. Thank you.
Our Advent Penitential Service for both Holy Angels & Holy Family with a visiting Priest for Confession this year will be on Friday, 14th December at 7.30pm at Holy Angels, Church. Confession will also be available this Thursday at Holy Family after the 7.30pm Mass and Friday after the 12 noon Mass
Midnight Mass music: Wed, 19th December 7.30pm.
Proposed practice for any singers from Holy Family and Holy Angels who would like to help lead the singing at Midnight Mass (this year at Holy Angels). One advantage is that you will be sure of a good seat! If there are any problems with the date and time, please let Fr. David know by Wednesday this week.
Star hanging cards of Remembrance for decorating the Christmas Tree for the names of loved ones who have died will be available from next Sunday. Write the name you wish to remember on the card and bring it to the Altar at the Carol Service and the Youth Group (who will be decorating the tree will hang your star remembrance card on the tree on Christmas Eve.
God Bless you all, Father David.
Festival of Remembrance Carol Service in aid of Humanitarian Aid for Syria:
Saturday, 22nd December at 5.30pm at Holy Angels: Hand Bells and organ, mince pies and mulled wine. Promises to be a very enjoyable event
Holy Family Catholic Church, Farnham, GU9 0LH
Christmas Eve: 5.30pm Children’s Christmas Mass (Carols)
Christmas Day: 9.15am Christmas Day Mass (Carols)
Holy Angels Catholic Church, Ash, GU12 6LU
Christmas Eve: 11.30pm Carols and Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 11.00am Christmas Mass with Carols
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5.30pm every Saturday from 29th December, 2012
The last couple of weeks have been a very difficult time for our Parish Office. Our Computer Service Provider has made changes to our email which has made it impossible for us to receive emails on the Parish email address. Many thanks for your patience and to those who have supported Rita (our Parish Secretary) with advice and help at this time.