9th December, 2012 (Second Sunday of Advent)

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




                              Times of Mass and Devotions

Sun  9 Dec 9.15am HF  FHC Children’s Mass  Special Intentions of Jackie O’Dwyer
  11.00pm HA  Second Sunday of Advent  Special Intentions of the Aliyar Family
   5.30pm HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Mon 10 Dec     NO MASS    
Tue  11 Dec  9.30am HF  Weekday of Advent  Philip & Frances Sackwood (RIP)  Nov. List
Wed 12 Dec 9.30am HA  Weekday of Advent  John Thorpe (RIP)  November List
Thu  13 Dec   7.30pm HF Mem: St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr  John & Mary Hale (RIP) November List
Fri    14 Dec  12.00pm HA Mem:  St. John of the Cross, Priest & Doctor of the Church John & Johanna Connoas & family (RIP) Nov. List
Sun  16 Dec   9.15am  HF    Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
   11.00am  HA Third Sunday of Advent  Sister Bernignus (RIP)
       5.30pm  HA    Gloria Holland (RIP)

 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


Second Sunday of Advent – Theme: The joy of Salvation

Entrance Hymn:  HA:  1008  HF: 1008 Joseph was walking
Offertory:  HA:  94   HF:  575 On Jordan’s Banks
Final Hymn:  HA:   768   HF: 268
How lovely on the Mountains


Our Advent Penitential Service for both Holy Angels and Holy Family with a visiting Priest for Confession this year will be on Friday, 14th December at 7.30pm at Holy Angels Church.




PLEASE NOTE:  The Saturday Evening Vigil Mass will now start from the earlier date of 29th December every Saturday at 5.3pm at Holy Angels Church, Ash.


Churches Together in Aldershot: invite the Holy Angels community to join them to sing Carols outside Wilkinsons on Saturday, 15th Dec at 12.20pm Churches Together in Farnham: Carols outside Sainsbury’s (Water Lane) Farnham on Saturday, 15th December from 10.30am-4.00pm


Date for DiarySaturday 9th Feb The youth group are holding a games fund raising afternoon at Holy Family followed by a fish and chip supper.  Times and prices to be confirmed in the New Year.  Please support our young people and put the date in your new diary now.


Mary’s Meals Backpack Project: The J&P team wish to thank all the parishioners from Holy Family and Holy Angels for their magnificent response to the Mary’s Meals backpack project.  We spent most of Monday evening checking and packing up the backpacks and donated items ready to be collected by Mary’s Meals container this week.   The total for both churches came to a huge number of 36 backpacks! We really are overwhelmed with your generosity especially in these difficult financial times and would like to thank you all so much.  It is only by such gestures of selflessness and sharing that we are able to do so much for those in less fortunate circumstances.
J&P Team at HA & HF.


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 in the Church on Thursday, 13th December .  All are welcome.  We hope you are able to come.

Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy Group: Week 2 of Advent –  Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem

Sung to: “Here we go round the Mulberry Bush

Here we go up to Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Here we go up to Bethlehem, all through the day.

Walking now to Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Walking now to Bethlehem all through the day.

Riding now to Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Riding now to Bethlehem, all through the day.

Yawning now to Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Bethlehem
Hawning now to Bethlehem, its time to go to bed.

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

Holy Family Christmas Eve Tableau 2012
During this year’s Christmas Eve 5.30pm Mass at Holy Family, the Children’s Liturgy group will be taking part in a Tableau.  We would like as many children from both churches to be involved and they are welcome to dress up as Shepherds, Angels etc to form a procession after the Gospel where the Baby Jesus will be presented onto the altar.  We would like two children to be Mary and Joseph.  If you would like to put your child’s name forward please kindly complete the List available at the back of both Churches.  Names will be drawn out of a hat which seems a fair way of doing it. For further information please contact Julie Mulhern on julie_pettigrew@hotmail.com or 01252 725799


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 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 we need to know by TODAY. For  further information please email: johnandbec@ntlworld.com


Mother and Toddler Group – Meet Tuesday in St. 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.


Prayer Requests

Please remember in your prayers:  Robert Edwards baby Rosie Partridge and Daniel. (We pray Lord for their complete recovery. Amen)

Please also remember in your prayers Janis Jones of Fairview Road, Ash a long standing parishioner whose funeral took place last Tuesday, 4th December, 2012. May she rest in peace. Amen

Please also pray for Eileen Eastwood who has died. Eileen’s funeral will take place on 18th December at 2pm. May she rest in peace. Amen

Father David’s News

Two Parishes Carol Service – Saturday 22nd December at 5.30pm – Readers are still required to read at both Holy Angels and Holy Family Church,  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.


Midnight Mass:  As Midnight Mass is shared jointly between Holy Angels and Holy Family it is only right that people from both churches get a chance to take an active part in the Mass.  It is, therefore, very important that we have a combined Choir or Singers practice. Alternative date suggested is Tuesday, 18th Dec at 8pm at Holy Angels.


Christmas Services


Two Churches 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



For those who do not have Offertory Envelopes, Christmas Offertory Envelopes for the Priest will be available from this Sunday at the back of Church.