26th July, 2014 – First Mass (Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat  26 Jul  5.30pm HA First Mass For the sick in our two Parishes
Sun  27 Jul  9.15am HF 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions for the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of Fr. Tom Grufferty
Mon 28 Jul     NO MASS  NO MASS
Tue  29 Jul        
    7.30pm HA MASS Flora & Charles Lucas (RIP) Holy Souls
Wed 30 Jul   9.30am HA Week 17 in Ordinary Time Rodrick Michie (RIP) Holy Souls
Thu 31 Jul   7.30pm  HF St. Ignatius of Loyola Michael Ambler and Connie Weston (RIP) Holy Souls
Fri    1 Aug  12.00pm HA St. Alphonsus Liguori Members of Aganoor & Canty family (RIP) Holy Souls
Sat  2 Aug   5.30pm HA  First Mass For those who died in 1st World War and for World Peace
Sun  3 Aug   9.15am HF Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time For those who died in 1st World War and for World Peace
   11.00am HA   For those who died in 1st World War and for World Peace


Special Collection

TODAYthere will be a Special Collection for A Day for Life.  (for more info please read the article on the back of this newsletter written by Fr. Michael McAndrew)


27th July 2014 (17th Sunday of Year A
Theme:  Finding the genuine Treasure in life

Ent:                  HA:  934   HF:  143 Dear Lord and ..
Offertory:         HA:  920   HF:  4 A New Commandment
Final Hymn: HA:  722   HF:  190 Give me joy ..

Responsorial Psalm: 17th Sunday Year A


Collections for 20th July, 2014

Holy Angels Offertory:       £218.88
Holy Family Offertory:       £276.10


Confirmation 2015

If you will be 13 or over NEXT YEAR and would like to join the Confirmation Discovery Programme, please help yourself to a Confirmation Information leaflet at the back of the two Churches TODAY or speak to Fr. David, Deacon, John, Gloria or Hilary or call Rita at the Parish Office.  The Programme planners need to know as soon as possible to get a date for Confirmation. i.e. by the 1st October, 2014.


 Application forms are now available at the back of each church for the First Holy Communion Programme 2014 -2015.

Your child must be in YEAR 3 or above to be considered for the programme and as a family you are requested to be registered with the parish. Location of classes alternates between Holy Angels, Ash and Holy Family, Heath End and all the children must attend all lessons (you will find the dates on the sheet attached to the application form). If you require further information please contact Amanda Watson (amandawatty@sky.com).

100th Anniversary of World War One Commemoration for our Two Churches: Monday 4th August 7.30pm at Holy Angels Church (See website for further details)

100 mile cycle ride for the Woking Hospice
Charity Registration No. 1082798]

Gloria Benson along with her daughter, Angela, and her brother and sister, will be setting off on the 10th August in an attempt to complete a 100 mile cycle ride for the Woking Hospice where Gloria’s Mother and  brother were cared for. If you would like to make a donation please go to the following website:
We wish Gloria every success with her endeavour!

MacMillan Cancer Support Charity Great Coffee Morning Friday, 26th September.  Both Halls at Holy Angels and Holy Family are booked from 9.30am until 11.45am  for this event.  (Please see Father David, Deacon John or Rita in the Parish Office if you would like to help. Thank you

Youth Gather 2014:  Sunday, 28th September, 2014 at St. Andrew’s School, Leatherhead.. (See Church Notice Boards for more information)

Prayer Requests

For the sick: Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew and Michael Brandon.

Prayer Group:  The next Prayer Group for both Churches will take place once a month on a Tuesday at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.  Dates are: 9th Sept. 7th Oct. and 4th November.

Holy Angels

Catholic Newspapers:

Anyone who has enjoyed reading the Catholic Times, The Universe and the Tablet, please be aware that you can order these direct from the Publishers or have them delivered with your Sunday Newspaper.

Day for Life

Day for Life the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life – will this year call upon young people in particular to protect and cherish life from conception to natural death.

Each year we keep this Sunday as a ‘Day for Life’ when we are called to reflect on the gift of life.  The gift of life is freely bestowed on us and yet it is a gift that must be accepted and which we must work to protect.

In our culture there seems to be a growing carelessness about the sanctity of life.  Those who are the most vulnerable and those who need the most care seem to be the ones who are most easily discarded, whose human dignity is quickly forgotten.

The Bishops’ message for this day reminds us:
‘Every one of us, young and old alike can play our part in the promotion of life.  Our every thought, word or action can promote or extinguish life, we all have a valuable contribution to make’.

World War One Commemoration

Why keep an anniversary which reminds us of a sad and terrible time in the history of the world?

Those who are concerned about the current troubles in Israel and Palestine, Russia and the Ukraine, Syria and other parts of the world would probably say that there are many who have not learnt the lesson of peaceful negotiation and the cost of ignoring it.  It is essential that all peoples and every nation have the opportunity to learn how justice and peace can create an environment where the highest qualities of human life can be achieved.  Learning from the past must give us the opportunity to improve the future.

Sunday, 3rd August is the Vigil of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War One, a historical event which brought so much suffering and sadness to millions of people throughout Europe.  We now know that over 16 million people died and 20 million were wounded, there are no statistics of how many more experienced long lasting sadness and misery as their lives and communities were changed forever.

At the 9.25am Mass at Holy Family and 11am Mass at Holy Angels on 3rd August there will be a minutes silence during which a Book of Remembrance with the names of local people who died will be brought to the Altar.  All parishioners will be given a prayer leaflet with the names of those who died.

On Monday, 4th August our two Churches will join together for one act of commemoration with a Special Mass at Holy Angels at 7.30pm.  During the Mass the Books of Remembrance for the different areas in our parish will be brought to the Altar in an Act of Remembrance.  The Our Father will be said in both English and German.  There will be an opportunity for a gathering after the Mass for refreshments and you are invited to bring a plate of finger food to share reflecting the spirit of community and friendship during the First World War.

There will also be an exhibition which will include a 1st World War Army Chaplain’s Chalice, a 1st World War Army Chaplain’s Prayer Book, a Rosary from a French nun killed comforting injured and dying soldiers on the battlefield and copies of photographs from the War and copies of British Newspapers published during the War.

The 100th Anniversary Commemoration on Monday 4th is not only for ourselves but is open to anyone who may wish to join us so if you know of anyone who would like to commemorate the Anniversary but have no event to go to, please be a good neighbour to them and invite them to join you.

For the Reception after the Commemoration Mass on 4th August anyone who can bring food based on a World War 1 or 2 Recipe is invited to add a card to their plate to mention this.  Some suggestions are available on line: egg. Potato Pie, Duff Pudding, Corned Beef sandwiches, Cornish Pasties etc.

The hand of friendship – If you know of anyone whose homeland is Germany please ensure that they get an invitation to the Commemoration on 4thAugust.  It will not be a triumphal event but an occasion when all are reminded of the importance of people living in Peace in the world.  One Planet – One Family – One Father in Heaven.