29th March, 2014 – First Mass (Fourth Sunday of Lent)


Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat  29 Mar 5.30pm HA First Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun 30 Mar 9.15am HF Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday) Special Intentions for all Mothers
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions for all Mothers
Mon 31 Mar     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue   1 Apr  10.00am HF Fourth week of Lent Denis McKeeren (RIP) November Book of Holy Souls
Wed  2 Apr   9.30am HA Fourth week of Lent Flight Sergeant Jack Hoskins & Crew (RIP) Holy Souls
Thur  3 Apr   7.30pm  HF Fourth week of Lent Dennis and Marjory Bray (RIP) Holy Souls
 Fri    4 Apr 12.00pm HA Fourth week of Lent Grahame Roberts (RIP)
Sat   5 Apr  5.30pm HA First Mass Charles Griffin (RIP)
Sun  6 Apr  9.15am HF Fifth Sunday of Lent John O’Dwyer (RIP)
  11.00am HA Mothering Sunday Special Intentions for the people of the Parish

30th  March – 4th Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday.


Entrance:  Mothers Day Hymn

When the Angel came to Mary
Telling her she soon would be
Mother of our loving Saviour
Christian Mother first was she.

Bless all mothers, guard and keep them
safely in your loving care.
 Give them health and understanding
to fulfil their calling fair.

On this Mothers Day we thank you
 for our mothers one and all. 
For the love and care they give us
 this their greatest gift of all.

In our joys and in our sorrows
days of toil and hours of ease.
Mothers share both cares and pleasures
helping us with all our needs.

1st Station:  Kyrie Eleison (3times)
2nd Station: Christe Eleison (3 times)
3rd Station: Kyrie Eleison (3 times)

Psalm: HA: Hymn 806 The Lord’s my shepherd
Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ (3 times)
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!
Offertory:     HA:  883  HF:  118  Christ be our light
Final Hymn:  HA:  880 HF:  684 Tell out my soul

Collections for 23/3/2014

Holy Angels: £244.24 + Standing Orders
Holy Family: £211.90 + Standing Orders



FUN DAY:  Holy Angels and Holy Family FREE Parish Fun Day will take place on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 from 1pm until 5pm. (Informal meeting after Stations next Fri. 4th April for anyone who is free)

Adult Confirmation sessions:  Will take place between Easter and Pentecost. On Wednesday’s 7th & 21st May & 4th June starting at 7:30 pm at Holy Angels Ash. All are welcome to come, even just to refresh your faith. More information from Deacon John.

Annual General Meetings for both Parishes:

Holy Angels:11th June at 7.30pm
Holy Family: 12th June at 8pm


Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy. Dan Connors and Michael Ward both who are seriously ill at this time.
Please pray for: The people of Ukraine and Syria at this time of unrest.


Holy Angels

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 8th April and 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office


Holy Family

Lenten Lunch: Holy Family J&P team will be holding a Lenten lunch on Friday 11th April at 12.30pm. All are most welcome. Please pencil this date in your diaries.


Editor’s Comments

Today is Mothering Sunday a time when we remember all Mothers here and those who have gone to be with the Lord.  Today is an opportunity to show our Mothers how much we appreciate the love and support they show us. A Mothers love is unconditional; she feels our pain, our joy and our sadness.  Our Mothers are the ones who know us so well, sometimes perhaps better than we know ourselves.

We ask that the Lord Bless all Mothers today.  That he watches over them, protects them and strengthens them when they get weary and grants them peace when they grow old.     Lord in your Mercy here our prayer.

Father David and Deacon John wish all the Mothers in our two Churches every joy and happiness on this special day.


A Mother’s Love Poem

Whose is the heart that bursts with pride each time she sees your face,
Whose are the eyes that dart about, to check your world is safe.
Whose are the arms that wrap you up and hold you tight and close.
Whose is the love that’s always there whenever you need it most.

Whose is the smile that lights the room when you are smiling too.
Whose shoulder is the place to be, when only a cuddle will do.
Whose chest is warm and comforting when you’re a weary soul.
Whose motivation only has your happiness as her goal.

Whose are the tears that cry for you as you grow old and free. 
Whose is the heart that aches so much, in the space where you should be. 
Whose is the head that knows that you must find your path alone.
 Whose is the voice who welcomes you each time you go back home.

Who could have so many facets that make her oh so great.
Who has you on her mind each day, and today we celebrate,
Whose hands hold and guide you, in a way unlike another.
All these are part and parcel of the joys of being a mother

Devotions during Lent:
Wednesdays:  Holy Family:
Stations of the Cross  7pm
Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at 7.30pm
Fridays: Holy Angels:
Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Lenten Mass: 12 noon
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

Confessions for Easter

Holy Family: 7pm on Thursday – 10th April Lenten Mass 7.30pm
Holy Angels: 7.30pm on Friday – 11th April Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions.
Holy Angels: 5pm-5.20pm on 12th April (Sat. evening) and after 5.30pm Mass.

During Lent Holy Angels Church will be open every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross personally or come in for private prayer during Lent


The Maundy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Passion and Easter Vigil alternates each year between Holy Angels and Holy Family.  For these three very special services neither of the Churches takes precedence and the singers for the Choir, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist and Candidates for the Mandatum (foot washing ceremony) ideally come equally from both churches.  The principle services for these three days this year will be at Holy Family.

Maundy Thursday – 17th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am –  Morning Prayer & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Family: 7.30pm – Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday – 18th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am – Children’s Good Friday Service
Holy Family: 3pm – Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Angels: 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross

Easter Vigil (Saturday 19th April 2014)

Holy Family:  8pm – Vigil and Mass of Easter
Holy Family: 9.15am – Mass of Easter children’s Mass
Holy Angels: 11am – Sunday Mass of Easter
Holy Angels: 5.30pm – Easter Sunday Evening Mass

Choir Practice for singers from both Churches on Palm Sunday, 13th April at 2.30pm at Holy Family Church for the music for Maundy Thurs. Good Friday & Easter Vigil.

PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office will be closed from Fri. 28th March and open again on Friday, 4th April.  Please kindly contact Father David Buckley or Deacon John if urgent.  Thank you.