26th January 2013 (Saturday Vigil Mass)

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



Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   26  Jan 5.30pm HA Sts Timothy and Titus Mary Leahy (RIP)
Sun  27  Jan 9.15am HF Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Harry Tewkesbury (RIP
Mon 28  Jan     NO MASS  
Tue 29  Jan 9.30am HF Week 3 in Ordinary Time  Gloria Holland (RIP) November List
Wed 30 Jan  9.30am HA Week 3 in Ordinary Time  Members of the Watkins Family (RIP Nov. List
Thu 31 Jan 7.30pm HF St. John Bosco  Stan Craven, Quinn, Mace & Pearson family (RIP) November List
Fri      1 Feb 12.00pm HA Week 3 in Ordinary Time  Donald Llanware & Kathleen Ward (RIP) Nov. List
Sat    2 Feb 10.00am
1st Holy Communion Class
Sunday Vigil Mass
Members of Sister Lucy’s family (RIP)
Sun   3 Feb      9.15am HF 1st Holy Communion Children’s Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
   11.00am HA  Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Bridgie Hopkins (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 Collection

TODAY there will be a Special Collection for The Catholic Education Service



Theme:  Jesus fulfils God’s promise

Entrance:     HA:  772  HF:  383 Lord Jesus Christ..
Offertory:     HA:  820  HF:   633 Seek ye First
Final Hymn: HA:  287  HF:   728 Thine be the Glory



First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion Class – Saturday 2nd February, Holy Family Church 10am.

First Holy Communion children’s Mass – Sunday 3rd February at Holy Family Church 9.15am


Vacancy for a Foundation Governor – St. Polycarp’s School have a vacancy for a Foundation Governor at the School.  If you are interested please contact the School direct

Date for DiarySaturday 9th Feb Join fellow parishioners for a Parish Games Afternoon at Holy Family. Timing: 2pm for 2.30pm finishing at 5pm for a ‘fish and chip’ supper.  The afternoon has been designed by our Confirmation and Youth group and any surplus funds will be donated to their chosen charities.  Tickets cost £7 for an adult and £3 for a child’s ticket.  Do come and join in and have some fun.

Women’s World Day of Prayer – 1st March, 2013 (further information to follow)

Prayer Group:  The Prayer Group for both Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches will take place once a month on a Tuesday. Anyone is welcome.

Next dates:  5th February, 5th March and 2nd April


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

Mother and Toddler Group – Holy Family Parent & Toddler Group takes place on a Thursday.  It will be co-ordinated by Joy Appleton 07796 692609


Holy Angels  Catholic Parish for Ash, Nr. Aldershot,  Ash Vale, Tongham & Normandy

Mother and Toddler Group – Meet Tuesdays in St. Mary’s Room from 10.30am until 12.00pm.  If you have a young baby or toddler why not come along.



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 continue to remember in your prayers:  Robert Edwards, baby Rosie Partridge, Danieland Leanne.  Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Edna a friend of Joan Aganoor who sadly passed away recently. May she rest in peace. Amen.


Message from Father David

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent a special time each year when we enter into a personal time of reflection and prayer culminating in the celebration of Easter.Ashes will be blessed and given at all Masses in our Parish.

Tuesday 12th February – Ash Wednesday Vigil Mass 7.30pm at Holy Family Church, Farnham

Wednesday, 13th February – Ash Wednesday Mass 12.00pm at Holy Family Church.

Wednesday, 13th February – Ash Wednesday Mass 7.30pm at Holy Angels Church, Ash

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter at the 7.30pm Mass at Holy Angels on Ash Wednesday we shall be joining with Parishioners from St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ash Vale for part of the Mass and for a frugal Vegetarian Supper – Soup and Cheese.  We need two volunteers to liaise with the parishioners at St. Mary’s to sort out who does what.  Please see me (Father David) or Deacon John if you are able to volunteer for this ‘one off’ important ecumenical occasion.

If you are interested in finding out a little more about your faith and what the Church teaches you would probably find the small pocket book produced by the CTS very useful.  It is called ‘THE FAITH OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’ and is a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  It costs £2.95 and is available on line info@cts-online.org.uk or Tel: 0207640 0042 Ref: ISBN 1-86082-100-6 (CTS website: www.cts-online.org.uk

Deadline for the weekly Newsletter

Two years ago we recognised the importance of websites from a communications aspect.  We reviewed several website Designers and the one we chose, whom we have been very happy with was Netresult.  Their Managing Director, David Millard, has been running occasional training sessions for Rita.

During the last session this past week, David recommended that in view of the amount of work in keeping two websites up to date and the greatly increased use of the websites by the public (Christmas week Ash alone had over 260 members of the Public view our Holy Angels website) we now need to allocate specific time to be spent on the two websites. It has therefore been decided by Rita that she will set aside a Friday morning each week to maintaining the two sites and keeping them up to date.  This has therefore meant that the deadline for articles for the weekly Newsletter must now be in by lunchtime on Wednesday with the Newsletter being printed now on a Thursday morning.

It is important that the Newsletter, which is appreciated and valued by so many of you is not “put at risk” by unforeseen developments in the Parish Office, which has become increasingly busy in the past year and we find ourselves sometimes without sufficient time to edit the Newsletter properly.  Thank you to all for your understanding and support for Rita and our Parish Office.

Provisional Dates for AGM’s

Holy Angels – 5th June 2013 at 7.30pm

Holy Family – 12th June, 2013 at 7.30pm

Are these dates suitable for most people?

God Bless you all    Father David.



Why do we baptise children who cannot speak for themselves?

The birth of a child often encourages parents to look anew at the things they value in life and their relationship with God.

Loving Parents will seek to share with their child all that they have found to be of value in their own lives:  respecting others, seeking to learn about the world and developing talents. 

Christian Parents will especially want their child to know that it is loved by God and that God cares for them as a loving Father as they care for their children and prepare them for adult life.

In circumstances such as these it is natural for Christian parents to wish to share their Faith and their love for God with their Child from the very earliest moment and so a child who cannot choose for itself is promised in love by the parents and Godparents the opportunity to grow in Faith and in the love of God.

Every Child as we know will choose for itself when it comes of age and that choice is expressed in a positive way in Confirmation when a young person accepts for themselves the promises that were made on their behalf at their Baptism.

A real and genuine choice is only possible if a child has been given the knowledge and experience to make a choice.  In the Baptism of an infant or small child that is the very special gift promised by the Parents and God Parents for the child entrusted to their care.

God our Heavenly Father, we ask you to bless those of us called to be Parents or Godparents.  We will be the first teachers of the child entrusted to us in the ways of the Faith and the knowledge of God’s love.  May we be the best of Parents and Godparents bearing witness to the love of God in all we do and say.

Through Christ our Lord Amen.