2nd August, 2014 – First Mass (Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)




Times of Mass and Devotions

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 18th 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
Mon  4 Aug   7.30pm HA 1st World War Commemoration Mass For those who died in 1st World War and for World Peace
Tue   5 Aug   7.30pm HA MASS Jay, Chester and Howard Brown (RIP) Holy Souls
Wed  6 Aug  9.30am HA The Transfiguration of the Lord Members of the Watkins family (RIP) Holy Souls
Thu   7 Aug  7.30pm HF Week 18 in Ordinary Time Deceased members of Nolin family (RIP) Holy Souls
Fri    8 Aug 12.00pm HA St. Dominic Eric Gorniok (RIP)
Sat   9 Aug   5.30pm HA First Mass Clement & Desmond Abrew (RIP)
Sun 10 Aug   9.15am HA Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of the people of the parish
   11.00am HA   George Terzis (RIP)



3rd August 2014 (18th Sunday of Year A
Theme: Commemoration if World War 1

Ent:                       HA: 907     HF: 9                        Abide with me
Offertory:         HA: 806     HF: 706                  The Lord’s my..
Final Hymn:  HA: 287     HF: 728                  Thine be the ..

Responsorial Psalm: 18th Sunday Year A

Collections for 27th July, 2014

Holy Angels Offertory:       £200.70
A Day for Life:                           £123.21
Holy Family Offertory:      £186.00
A Day for Life:                           £ 70.00


First Holy Communion Programme 2014-2015

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 nd and all the childrenmust 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).

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.

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

Prayer Requests

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

Holy Angels

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 Family

A Quick Journey through the bible – Saturday 6th September 2014

At St. Joan’s Centre 9:00 am – 4:30pm and join a facilitated DVD presentation on the Bible Timeline learning system and enter deeper into His-story as you begin a study of scripture.. Cost for material £15:00, which needs to be ordered. For more information please speak to Deacon John Edwards.

Two people after Mass last Sunday asked me to ask the adults to give a good example to the children by showing extra respect when on the Sanctuary or in front of the Blessed Sacrament and to keep in mind that there are times when others would like to stay and pray for a few minutes. I am sure we all believe in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament but sometimes it may look as if we don’t. Thank you for kindly thinking of others by giving this very sensitive point your understanding.

World War One Commemoration

More than 16 million people died and 20 million were seriously injured during the First World War so it doesn’t take a genius to work out that there are ‘no winners – everyone involved has paid a price and that price has had a life changing effect leaving sadness and loss. Any triumphalism in time of War can only be temporary cover up to hide and distract people from the price paid in human casualties.

Here in England we are fortunate that we are at Peace and that there is a hand of friendship between the UK and Germany. After the 2nd World War, in an attempt to build up good relationships between the Countries of Europe many towns and cities between the two countries twinned. Ash as part of the Borough of Guildford is twinned with Freiburg and Farnham is twinned with Andernach.

As we commemorate the First World War, Holy Angels, Ash will be including in their Remembrance of the dead those of the Cathedral Parish of Our Lady, Freiburg. Bishop Stephen Burger and the parish priest at Andernach, Father Lutz Schultz and the people of those parishes today are also in our prayers especially as we say the Our Father together in English and German. May we never take for granted the peace those of both sides who died in the sad days of war longed to see and may we never underestimate the importance of being Ambassadors for Peace in the World today.


Our Father, who art in heaven
Vater unser in Himmel,
Hallowed be they name;
Geheiligt werde dein Name.
Thy kingdom come;
Dein Reich komme.
Thy will be done on earth
Dein Wille geschehe,
As it is in heaven.
Wie im Himmel so auf Erden.
Give us this day our daily bread;
Unser tagliches Brot gib uns heute
And forgive us our trespasses
Und vergib uns unsere Schuld,
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
Wie auch wir vergeben unser Schuldigern.
And lead us not into temptation
Und fuhre uns nicht in Versuchung,
But deliver us from evil.
Sondern erlose uns von dem Bosen.

There is a small display of First World War pictures at the back of Holy Family Church and a larger display with some artefacts in the porch at Holy Angels. Please take a few moments to view the displays and take a peace light home and light it tonight on this Sunday, the vigil of the First World War.

Mary Murphy’s father, John O’Sullivan joined the Royal Irish Riffles in 1914 and like many Irish men who left Ireland as British Subjects fighting for the Crown they returned home to a changed Ireland moving quickly towards Independence. This began in 1914 and, passing through several difficult stages of partial Independence, became a reality in 1937.
We also remember Robert John Ward ( Queen’s Royal Regiment) Molly Llanwarne’s father and Cecil Thomas Whitworth (Royal Army) a relative of Ann Whitworth at Holy Family.

Our two churches Holy Angels and Holy Family together with others will join together for a united act of Remembrance on Monday, 4th August at 7.30pm in Holy Angels Church.

A Poem

Why are people wearing poppies, mummy,
Wearing poppies in the town today?
The poppies dear child are flowers of love
For the men who marched away.

But why did they choose a poppy, mummy,
Why not a beautiful white rose?
Because my dear child, men fought and died
In the fields where poppies grow.

But why are the poppies so red, mummy,
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of Blood, my child,
The blood the soldiers shed.

The middle of the poppy is black, mummy,
Why does it have to be black?
Black, dear child, is the symbol of grief
For the men who never came back.

But why are you crying now mummy,
Are you sad or are you in pain?
My tears are my fears for you my dear child
That we may forget and go to war again.