Monthly Archives: January 2014

1st February 2014 – First Mass (The Presentation of the Lord)

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   1 Feb 5.30pm HA First Mass Carina Burgess (RIP)
Sun  2 Feb 9.15am HF FHC Children’s Mass Special Intentions of the People of the Parish
  11.00am HA The presentation of the Lord Heather Nutting (RIP) Holy Souls
Mon  3 Feb     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue  4 Feb 10.00am HF Week 4 in Ordinary Time Frank Packwood (RIP)
Wed 5 Feb   9.30am HA St. Agatha Harry Tewkesbury (RIP)
Thur 6 Feb  7.30pm  HF St. Paul Miki & Companions Andrew & Paul Nolin (RIP) Holy Souls
 Fri    7 Feb 12.00pm  HA Week 4 in Ordinary Time William, Matilda & Grahame Roberts (RIP) Holy Souls
Sat    8 Feb  5.30pm HA First Mass Helen Day & Family in Thanksgiving
Sun   9 Feb  9.15am HF Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass Intention available
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish

Sacrament of Reconciliation:-

Holy Angels: 1st Friday in the Month following 12.00pm Mass and at Holy Family: 1st Thursday in the month following the 7.30pm Mass.

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

 

Liturgy

2nd February:  Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Entrance:      HA: 749   HF:  187 From Heaven you ..
Offertory:      HA: 456   HF:  109 Christ is made the ..
Final Hymn:  HA: 762   HF:  59 At the name of ..

Responsorial Psalm: Presentation in Temple (A)

 

Information

Collections for 26/1/2014

Holy Angels:  £217.78 + Standing Orders
Holy Family:  £229.00 + Standing Orders
         

 

Adult Confirmation

If you are over 16 and have missed out on Confirmation for any reason and would like to receive the Sacrament we are proposing to run a short course of 6 modules over 3 meetings which would lead to Confirmation. The sacrament of Confirmation completes the initiation of Catholics and unwraps the power of the Holy Spirit. We would encourage any of you who have missed out to think about it. Especially if you are thinking about getting married, the Church prefers you to be Confirmed, or have children about to be Baptised or make their first communion. If you are interest please speak to Father David or Deacon John. 

Our Youth Group

Our very brave youth group sang for Churches Together in Farnham at a Songs on Praise event  on Sunday 26th January 2014.  Brave because they had only learnt ‘Sing A Simple Song Unto the Lord’ two weeks previously and sang unaccompanied.  Well done our youth group our parishes should be proud of you all.   Gloria Benson

All bookings for the Church Hall (Parish or private) at Holy Family & Holy Angels must be made through the Parish Office. Thank you.

 

Baptisms

To help parents prepare for the Baptism of their children we run an information evening for parents.  Please see Father David or Deacon John for details of the next course.  If you child is more than 2 years old the information evening will be a one to one with the parents and the child and the Priest needs to see that the child is happy to be baptised.

 

Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, and Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy.

Jo Moore has asked if prayers could be offered for her husband’s grandmother, Joan Moore, who sadly passed away this week after a short illness.

 (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)

 

Holy Angels

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 11th February 2014.  Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office

 

Holy Family

Quiz Evening  – Friday 21st February 2014 (With Ploughman’s Supper)
6:45 for 7pm start at Hale Institute Village Hall, Wings Road, Farnham, GU9 0HD   £10 per person Tables of 6 or 8.   Farnham ASSIST 01252 717710 (Please bring your own drink and glass) All proceeds go to Farnham ASSIST

Father David’s Message

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN AT ST. POLYCARPS SCHOOL

This Sunday is the third in a month of census to identify children who still live in Holy Family and Holy Angels Parish and attend Mass at Heath End or Ash at least once a month.  The purpose of the Census which will be handed to the school with Parish Financial Sponsorship towards the maintenance of the School for each child’s name.  Please only sign for your own child or children – signing for others may invalidate both your entry and theirs.  Thank you for your co-operation which will help the school significantly.  If you have moved into the parish within the last twelve months and have a child at St. Polycarp’s please complete a Registration Form and apply for the Parish levy for your child.

Please remember in your prayers Michael Ward and Dan Connors who are seriously ill.

I also would like to thank our young people who sang so well at the Songs of Praise event. Many people have also commented to me on how much they enjoyed hearing them sing.

I would also like to thank our Deacon John for co-ordinating the Songs of Praise and his wife Ann for playing the organ and also the team who organised the refreshments afterwards.  There was a very good attendance and visitors from other Churches remarked on how welcome they felt and how much they had enjoyed the event.

God Bless you all               Father David

Chinese New Year – 31st January, 2014

A few thoughts from Sister Marguerite
 As we usher in the Year of the Horse….
 
May we walk gently and confidently into
a brand new, unknown year,
as we embrace with faith and trust
that whatever unfolds day by day,
our loving God is walking with us
as we pray for the blessing of
companions on the journey.
 
May we be grateful and enjoy
life’s happy moments,
may we ride the clouds of adversity
when they come with courage and trust.
 
May we not gallop in haste
missing out on nature’s beauty,
or seeing God in all people and situations.
 
Does it matter whether we are
thoroughbred race horses,
Olympic dressage winners,
ordinary farm horses,
Shetland ponies or New Forest wild ones,
trained for Riding for the Disabled,
or just giving simple joy to people?
 
Each and all are together
in this race of life,
I am who I am called to be.

We wish any Parishioners with Chinese heritage A Very Happy Chinese New Year.

 A Reflection

Take time to be friendly
it is the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh
it is the music of the soul
Take time to give
it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work
it is the price of success.
Take time to do charity
it is the key to heaven.

 

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Private Prayer