Monthly Archives: June 2013

29th June, 203 (13th week in ordinary time – Sts. Peter and Paul)

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   29 June 11.00am HA  Baptism of Aisling Dowst  
  5.30pm HA Sunday Vigil Mass Special Intentions of Edwin Turnell (sick)
Sun  30 June  9.15am HF Sts. Peter and Paul Intentions of the Priest
  11.00am HA   Intentions of the Priest
Mon   1 July     NO MASS  NO MASS
Tue   2 July 9.30am  HF Week 13 in Ordinary Time Intentions of the Priest
Wed  3 July 9.30am HA St. Thomas Intentions of the Priest
Thu   4 July 7.30pm HF Week 13 in Ordinary Time Intentions of the Priest
Fri     5 July  12.00pm HA Week 13 in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of Gordon Day (sick)
Sat   6 July  5.30pm HA Sunday Vigil Mass Stan Everard (RIP)
Sun   7 July 9.15am HF Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gloria Craven (RIP)
  11.00am HA   Intentions of the Priest

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

There will be a Special Collection TODAY for Peter’s Pence.

 

Liturgy

13th Sunday of Year – Sts. Peter and Paul

Entrance:          HA:  371           HF:  176 For all the saints
Offertory:         HA:  837           HF:  156 Faith of our Fathers
Final Hymn:      HA:  1004         HF:    44 And did those feet

Information

First Holy Communion Day – Thank you……

As our First Holy Communion programme comes to an end this year, we would like to say a few thanks to those who helped us on the First Holy Communion day, with apologies for anyone we may have missed out. Your help has been greatly appreciated.

Thank you to Father David and Deacon John for carrying out the FHC Masses at both churches. As part of helping the FHC days to run so smoothly we would like to thank our Welcomers (Ann Martindale and Chris Mann), the Altar Servers (Gloria Benson, Thomas Howarth-Edwards,   Regan Woods, Lara Rawnsley and Claire Hobbs); the Eucharistic Ministers ( Kathryn Besley, Alan Graham and George Walsh); the Organist (Anne McHale) and Christina Allgood for her singing during both of the services. We would like to thank the team of flower ladies at both churches for providing such wonderful flower arrangements. A big thank you to Maggie Bachelor for assisting us throughout the FHC programme and also on the day.

Thank you to Maria Kellock for making communion cakes for both churches and thank you to all of the parents from last year’s First Holy Communion group for providing the Communion Breakfast and pouring out teas and coffees etc.

Thank you to Rita for being our efficient point of liaison in the office. Finally thank you to Lorraine Brown for providing us with a sound foundation on which to base our course this year and for her help and advice as we started out on the programme this year as a new team of Catechists.

 

 Baptisms

Please make an appointment to see the Priest/Deacon to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s baptism. If you are new to the Parish, please complete pink Registration Form  and make yourself known to Father David or Deacon John after Mass.

 

Prayer Requests

Please remember in your prayers our sick:
Barbara mother of Sharon O’Brien, Jordan, Sis. Bernadette and for those sick in our two Parishes.

Prayer Group– for both Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday. The next Prayer Group meeting is on Tuesday 2nd July, 2013 at 7.45pm in Parish Office at Holy Angels.

 

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

Our MC at Holy Family Church, Peter Davies has been awarded the Gold Medal of merit from the Guild of St. Stephen for over 60 years service as an MC.  Peter of course has been serving for longer than that and this year he will have been serving for 70 years.  The presentation will be made during one of the Masses probably in August to suit his family who wish to be present.  Congratulations to Peter.

CARNIVAL WEEKEND – PRAISE HIM ON THE DODGEMS
For the last few years there has been a picnic followed by a short service of readings and hymns on the dodgem car rink at the Carnival Funfair on the Sunday. It is that time again and you are all invited to gather at Hale Methodist Church, on the Green on Sunday 7thJuly at 12.15  with your picnic to be followed by Praise Him on the Dodgems at 1.00 pm. Don’t be put off if wet it can all be under cover. Please come along and represent the Holy Family in this community gathering – ‘All one in Christ Jesus.’

Children’s Chapel

In the Children’s Chapel,  the picture of Jesus blessing children is a copy of a painting by a Benedictine Sister of the Priory of Our Lady of Peace at Turvey, Bedforshire.

The Altar Cross was painted by a member of a Fair Trade Community in San Salvador.

The Bronze Eucharistic Cross on the front of the Children’s Altar was made by a member of the Maria Lac Community in Germany.

The ‘Tree of Life’ in the chapel was made by a local craftsman in Hampshire.

Fashion Show at Holy Family Church Hall on Thursday, 4th July at 7.30pm

Mother and Toddler Group – Our Mother and Toddler Group meet every Thursday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am in the Church Hall

 

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

Mother and Toddler Group – St. Mary’s Room on a Tuesday, from 10.30am until 12.00pm. 

CAFOD ‘s Syria Appeal

CAFOD have asked us to thank the people of our two parishes for responding so generously to CAFOD’s Syria appeal.   They received a total of £1,483,139 from across the Catholic community of England and Wales. 

An escalating crisis – As we all know from recent media coverage the humanitarian situation in Syria is catastrophic and continues to deteriorate. Fighting between government forces and armed opposition groups is escalating, with both sides increasingly making use of heavy weaponry in populated areas. The UN estimates that 6.8 million people in Syria are in urgent need of aid, and that more than five million people have been forced from their homes – a figure that has doubled since the beginning of the year. The war has caused widespread food shortages, disrupted water supplies, healthcare and other basic services, and is preventing people from making a living.  Because of the fighting, it is difficult to deliver humanitarian aid in many parts of Syria.

Meanwhile, a further 1.6 million people have fled into neighbouring countries and the numbers are increasing rapidly.  An average of 8,000 Syrians are leaving the country every day. The people of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan have shown great compassion in welcoming Syrians but the sheer number is putting an enormous strain on already overstretched resources. Refugees arriving in neighbouring countries often require food, blankets, household items and counselling to help them cope with the traumatic experiences they have endured.

How donations to CAFOD’s Syria appeal are now making a difference

Because of security issues on the ground we cannot communicate details of the specific programmes that CAFOD is supporting.  But we can say that we are working with trusted Church partners in Syria who are providing food parcels, medical aid and relief supplies, and helping people to find safe places to stay. We are also working in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan to ensure that newly arrived refugees have food, medical support, clothes and safe places in which to take shelter.

CAFOD is one of only a handful of UK aid agencies able to work in Syria and one of an even smaller number working with people on both sides of the conflict.  This is because we are part of the Catholic Church with its extensive networks which makes it possible to provide aid in some of the worst hit and most inaccessible areas of the country.

Your prayers are needed

Please continue to pray for the people of Syria and for our local partners who are working to alleviate their suffering. 

Thank you for all the support that you and the members of your communities give to CAFOD’s work.  Please contact me if you would like to offer CAFOD any feedback.