11th November 2012 (32nd Sunday of the Year)

HOLY ANGELS CHURCH is open Monday – Friday
9am – 1.00pm
For Visits and Prayer.




Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat  10 Nov 5.30pm HA  Vigil Mass Holy Souls (November list)
Sun 11 Nov 9.15am HF 32nd Sunday of the Year Holy Souls (November List)
  12.00pm HA  Remembrance Sunday War Dead
   5.30pm  HA    Holy Souls (Nov. List)
Mon  12 Nov     NO MASS  
Tue  13 Nov 9.30am HF Weekday Holy Souls (Nov. List)
Wed 14 Nov 9.30am HA Weekday Holy Souls (Nov. List)
Thu 15 Nov 7.30pm HF Weekday Holy Souls (Nov. List)
Fri   16 Nov 9.30am HA  Weekday Holy Souls (Nov. List)
 Sun 18 Nov  9.15am  HF   Holy Souls (Nov. List)
      11.00am  HA  33rd Sunday of the Year Holy Souls (Nov. List)
    5.30pm  HA    Holy Souls (Nov. List)

 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


Entrance Hymn:  HA:  907   HF:  9 Abide with me
Offertory:  HA: 955  HF:  528  O God our help
Final Hymn:  HA:  287    HF: 728  Thine be the Glory


A huge thank you to all who have kindly and so generously sponsored my skydive for the Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund.  The amount raised is £1,700 which will enable 2 sick pilgrims to go toLourdes who would not otherwise have been able to go so thank you most sincerely – Nancy Sackwood

Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Jubilee Preparations Autumn 2012

Six week Discussion Groups to discuss the Vatican Council Document about Liturgy, Worship and the Sacraments – especially the Mass have now started: Mondays at Holy Family Church Hall at 7.30pm

Wednesdays at Home of Gloria Craven (Tel: 01252 321609) at 7.30pm
Thursdays at Holy Family Church Hall – after the 7.30pm Mass (8pm)
Fridays at Holy Angels Church Hall at 7.30pm

Confirmation meeting this Monday 12th  Nov  7:45 – 9:30 , St Mary’s room Holy Angels, Ash. Please remember to bring your bibles, scrap books and completed information and photography consent forms.

Youth group meeting next Saturday 17th Nov  3:005:30, Holy Family Hall. Please bring completed forms with you.  In the mean time, please remember to pray for your prayer partners.

Saturday the 5th January 2013 the Saturday Evening 5.30pm Mass will be re-introduced.  The Sunday Evening Mass will be discontinued from 5th January, 2013.  (For anyone who is working and unable to get to a Mass on Saturday Evening, Holy Communion will be available if requested beforehand at 5.30pm on Sunday evenings from 6th January 2013)

HolyFamily Church Catholic Parish for Heath End Farnham, Hale, Weybourne & Badshot Lea

 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 & Normandy

Ash Good Neighbour Group Launch early Nov: For more information:-  Please telephone 07790 457632. Email: ashes-gn@hotmail.co.uk


If you wish to have your child baptised you need to see the Priest or Deacon after Mass and make an appointment to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s Baptism and when the next Baptism Course will be and he will book a place on the course for you.

Prayer Requests

Please remember in your prayers:  Robert Edwards (Deacon John and Ann Edwards’s son) and baby Rosie Partridge (niece of Caroline Taylor)

Dates for your Diary.

Help for families in Syria during the War:
Classical Guitar Concert
Saturday, 17th November at 7.30pm at Holy Angels Church, 65 Church Road, Ash, Surrey GU12 6LU

West African Evening: 7th Dec. 2012 – 7.30pm at Holy Angels Church starting (Cote d’Ivoire). The meal will be presented by Sophie and George Terzis at a price of £3 per head (3 course meal). Only 12 places are available. We still have a couple of places available. [Please refer to Church Notice Boards for the Menu]

Community Christmas 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 Angels and Holy Family Prayer Group 4th Dec and 8th January, 2013. held in the Parish Office at Holy Angels.  Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start


For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill;  Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
(By Robert Laurence Binyon).

Robert Laurence Binyon was born in Lancasterin 1869 the son of a Clergyman, educated at St. Paul’s School, London and Trinity College,London where he won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry.  He worked in the British Museumand died in 1943.

This is one of the most famous and enduring war poems, and it was written at an historic moment .. just after the retreat fromMonsand the victory of theMarne.

As to how it came to be written, Laurence Binyon, who celebrated his 70th anniversary on 10th August 1939, says: “I can’t recall the exact date beyond that it was shortly after the retreat.  I was set down, out of doors, on a cliff in Polzeath,Cornwall.  The stanza “They shall grow not old” was written first and dictated the rhythmical movement of the whole poem.”

A response from someone on the internet:

“I had always thought the words in bold were words which Winston Churchill said.  I think more effort should have been made to give Binyon the credit.”

 For all Holy Souls during the month of November:

‘Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them’

 Note:  The picture referred to in last week’s newsletter is in front of the Altar.