19th October, 2013 – First Mass (Twenty Ninth Sunday)


Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   19 Oct 5.30pm HA First Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun  20 Oct 9.15am HF Twenty Ninth  Sunday The Westgate Massacre in Kenya
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of Evelyn Gorniok
Mon  21 Oct      NO MASS  
Tue  22 Oct  10.30am  HF  Week 29 in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of Sheila Bone
Wed 23 Oct 9.30am HA   Week 29 in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of Pam Cunningham
Thu  24 Oct  7.30pm HF   Week 29 in Ordinary Time Gloria Craven (RIP) 
Fri    25 Oct 12.00pm HA  Week 29 in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of Sister Lucy
Sat  26 Oct 5.30pm HA First Mass People suffering in the Philippines
Sun 27 Oct 9.15am HF Thirtieth Sunday Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   William Roberts (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 every 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 second collection TODAY forMISSIO – World Mission Sunday.



29th Sunday of Year C   
Theme:  Persistence in Prayer

Entrance:          HA: 212 HF: 31 All ye who seek a comfort
Offertory:          HA: 720 HF: 72 Be still for the presence
Final Hymn: HA: 790 HF: 43 And can it be ..


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

Gardening Project:  

A very big thank you to all who helped with the gardening project at Holy Family and those who provided top soil and bulbs.  The ChurchGarden (in times gone past often called “God’s little Acre.”) A loved garden may encourage passers by to want to see the inside of the Church and is a visible sign of our love for our faith.


Families Matter is a new local project in the North Farnham area. This is a response by the local churches to help strengthen and help families in their local community. They help local families of school age children who are sometimes quite isolated by carefully matching them to a volunteer befriender who can come alongside them and help in practical ways.

Training and ongoing support is given and if you would like to know more please contact Jane Voake the Families Matter Coordinator on 07827 567014. Or contact Deacon John. There are also some flyers at the back of the church.

Families Matter will be holding an Interest and Information evening at St. Marks church on Monday 21st October at 8.00pm where you can ask questions and Befriender training will start late November or early December.


Diocesan Jubilee Discussion Group: Held on Monday at Ann Martindale’s house. (All welcome)


Mother and Toddler GroupMeet every Thursday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am in the Church Hall (during school term)


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

Thank you!  to all those who so generously made donations to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice following Bernard Berry’s funeral.  We sent a cheque to the Hospice for £213 for which they were most grateful.


Diocesan Jubilee Discussion Group: for Holy Angels started on Thursday 17 October and will run for 6 weeks. The session will start at 7.30 for 7.45 in St. Mary’s room.  For further details please contact Richard Brennan , mobile: 07867 804355.”


The Ashes Good Neighbours – Volunteer help for the residents of Ash and Ash Vale
Helping you with:
Transport to the Doctors or Hospital
Help with your shopping
Popping in for tea and a chat

If you would like our help please contact us between
10-12am Monday to Friday on:
Telephone: 07790457632

If you wish to volunteer you may telephone as above or:
Email: ashes-gn@hotmail.co.uk


Mother and Baby Group: Is held every Tuesday at 10.30 in St. Mary’s Room.  If you have a young baby or toddler and fancy an hour to relax over a cup of coffee and a biscuit why not come along.



Key Register: A reminder that we have to bring our Key Register up to date, so if you hold a key for Holy Angels or Holy Family please let Rita (Parish Office) know that you still need it.  We have been advised to tell all key holders that when they are in the Church they should have access to a telephone in case of emergencies.  For those at Holy Family where there is no landline if you do not have a mobile phone please let us know and we will install one in the Sacristy for emergency use.


Requests slips for the names of those you wish to be remembered in the Masses during November are available at the back of both Churches .  Please place them in an envelope together with any offering you wish to make marked NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS.  The envelopes will be opened by Father David so if you have any other special requests for prayers these also may be included.  Envelopes may be placed on the regular collection plate any Sunday or they can be handed into the Parish Office before 1st November if you wish them to be mentioned during the month of Holy Souls.


Remembrance Sunday this year will be on the 10th November, 2013.



Next Baptism Course: Monday, 11th November, 2013 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 the sick in your Prayers, Sheila Bone, Barbara O’Brien, David Morgan and Edd Turnell.    Thank you. (If you would like prayers for friends or family members, please first check with that person that they are happy for their name to be mentioned in the weekly Newsletter.)

Prayer Group – for both Holy Angels and Holy Family takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is the  5th November, 2013. Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office


Today’s Gospel

Prayer and faith are very closely connected.  It’s because we have faith that we pray.  At the same time prayer sustains our faith.  We need to pray, not just when we are in trouble, but at all times.  Let us turn to God, in whom our hope lies.

Lord Jesus, we lift up our eyes to you from whom our help comes. Lord, have mercy.
You keep our feet from stumbling and our hearts from straying. Christ, have mercy.
You guard our coming and going both now and for ever. Lord, have mercy.

Christmas & New Year Services

At the Catholic Churches of Holy Angels, Ash
Holy Family, Farmham.

Carol Service

19th December, 7.30pm at Holy Angels, Ash.

Christmas Eve

5.30pm: Children’s Mass at Holy Family, Farnham.

11.30pm: Carols & Midnight Mass at Holy Angels, Ash

Christmas Day

9.15am: Christmas Mass at Holy Family, Farnham

11.00am: Christmas Mass at Holy Angels, Ash.

New Year’s Day 2014

1st January 12pm – Midday, Holy Family, Farnham

New Year’s Day Festival Mass with Carols



Fact  and Faith

The Priest was preaching about the relationship between “Fact and Faith”.
“That you are sitting in front of me in church is fact”, he said.
“That I am speaking to you from the pulpit is fact.  But it is only faith that makes me believe that any of you are listening”.