8th November, 2014 – First Mass – Remembrance Sunday




Times of Mass and Devotions

HA = Holy Angels Church, Ash GU12 6LU   HF = Holy Family Church, Farnham GU9 0LH

Sat   8  Nov  5.30pm HA First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall Bruce Hume(RIP)
Sun  9 Nov  9.15am HF Dediction of the Lteran Basilica (Remembrance Sunday) Ann Packwood (RIP)
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Mon 10 Nov     NO MASS  
Tue 11 Nov  9.30am  HF Liturgy of the Word  
Wed 12 Nov 9.30am HA Liturgy of the Word  


Thu 13 Nov  6.15pm  HF Adoration  


HF Liturgy of the Word  
Fri  14 Nov     NO MASS  
Sat 15 Nov   5.30pm HA  First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall All Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Sun16 Nov   9.15am HF 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time All Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
   11.00am HA   All Holy Souls Book of Remembrance


Second Collection

There will be a Second Collection next Sunday, 16th November for The Cathedral Maintenance Fund

Collections for 2nd November, 2014

Holy Angels Offertory:                          £294.82
Retired Priest’s Fund                              £149.77

Holy Family Offertory:                          £209.91
Retired Priest’s Fund:                             £157.95




The Books of Remembrance for Holy Souls will be offered on the altar at both Churches next weekend:

Holy Angels, Ash: Saturday, 15th November and Sunday 16th November

Holy Family, Farnham:            Sunday, 16th November

Remembrance Books are available at the back of both Holy Angels and Holy Family Church. Please write the name of the deceased person you would like to be remembered in the Mass for Holy Souls.


First Holy Communion Programme

Saturday 15th November – FHC class at Holy Angels (9am).

Sunday 16th November – FHC children’s Mass Holy Angels (11am)


International Supper: Saturday 29th November – Holy Angels after Mass 7pm – 10pm.

This event is the brainchild of our young people who are fundraising for Karibu Nyumbani the orphanage built and run by Fiona Hendy in Tanzania.  We are planning a trip to the orphanage next summer to give some helping hands with the running of the place and looking after the children, animals and vegetable plot.  The fundraising is to help fund some of the cost of the travel for the young people, all adults will be self funded, and much needed funds for the orphanage.   The idea is that various international dishes will be provided as a buffet so parishioners and friends will have an opportunity of tasting different dishes from different countries.  Please do come along and enjoy the company of our young people and the tasty dishes that will be on offer.  Tickets are being sold at both churches over the coming week’s £8 adults and £5 children


Prayer Requests for the sick

Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Michael Brandon, Patrick Quinn, Maureen Cosgrove and Sean Flynn.
We pray for all those in our two Parishes who are sick and need our prayers at this time.



Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice: is appealing to its local community for any unwanted furniture. For the past few weeks the Hospice has witnessed a sharp decline in donations, which has impacted on the amount of money raised by the charity’s two Furniture Showrooms. The Hospice accepts most items – from wardrobes to sofas – (if you have any unwanted furniture please call the Hospice’s dedicated team of drivers on 01252 710679 to arrange collection.)


AMEX Stadium, Falmer, Brighton

5th July 2015


Diocesan Festival 50: Volunteers Required:
The Diocese is looking for volunteers to help with Festival 50 in 2015. Volunteers are needed on the day and in the preparation of the Festival. Do you have any skills from Event Promotion to Music, from Face Painting to Flower Arranging that you would be happy to offer? Would you like to be a Welcomer and Host on the day? There are many jobs and all offers gratefully received. To offer email: festival50@dabnet.org or write to Festival 50, DABCEC, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley RH10 6RP.

More information: Scan in the code on the right to link to Diocesan Festival 50 webpages and keep up to date with what is happening.

Hale Darby & Joan Christmas sale Tuesday 11th November 2:00 pm at Hale Institute.


St. Polycarp’s Christmas Shopping Event Thursday 13th November 7:30-9:30pm

Tickets available at the door.


Advent Booklet: This is now available for use in parish groups or for individuals. Advent 2014 is a booklet of scripture, reflections and prayers written by young people and designed for small group discussion. Six young people were brought together to write reflections on the second reading of each week of Advent, and to design prayer activities and challenges to introduce new methods of prayer to people around the Diocese.

To order copies contact the Diocesan Bookshop on 01293 651165 or email bookshop@dabnet.org. For more information contact David Wills, Adult Formation Adviser on 01293 651157 or david.wills@dabnet.org.


A Poem

Why Wear A Poppy
By: Blair Leger

‘Please wear a poppy’, the lady said
and held one forth, but I shook my head.
Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there
And her face was old, and lined with care;
But beneath the scars the years had made
There remained a smile that refused to fade.
A boy came whistling down the street,
Bouncing along, on care free feet
His smile was full of joy and fun,
‘Lady’, said he, ‘May I have one?’
When she pinned it on, he turned to say,
‘Why do we wear a poppy today?’
The lady smiled in her wistful way,
and answered, ‘This is Remembrance Day,
And the poppy there is the symbol for,
the gallant men who died in war,
and because they died you and I are free–
That’s why we wear a poppy, you see’.
‘I had a boy about your size,
with golden hair and big blue eyes.
He loved to play and jump and shout,
free as a bird he would race about.
As the years went by, he learned and grew
and became a man–as you will, too.’
‘He was fine and strong, with a boyish smile,
but he’d seemed with us such a little while
When war broke out and he went away,
I still remember his face that day.
When he smiled at me and said ‘Good-bye,
I’ll soon be back, mom, so please don’t cry’.
‘But the war went on and he had to stay,
and all I could do was wait and pray.
His letters told of the awful fight,
(I can see it in my dreams at night),
with the tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire,
and the mines and bullets, the bombs and fire.’
‘Till at last the war was won-
and that’s why we wear a poppy son’.
The small boy turned as if to go,
Then said ‘Thanks lady, I’m glad to know.
That sure did sound like an awful fight,
But your son– did he come back alright?’
A tear rolled down each faded cheek;
she shook her head, but didn’t speak.
I slunk away in a sort of shame,
and if you were me you’d have done the same;
For our thanks, in giving, is oft delayed,
though our freedom was bought-and thousands paid.
And so when we see a poppy worn,
let us reflect on the burden borne
By those who gave their very all
and asked to answer their country’s call
That we at home in peace might live.Then wear a poppy. Remember– and give!
Lest we forget.