Monthly Archives: February 2015

21st February, 2015 – (Vigil Mass) First Sunday of Lent


Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat  21 Feb 5.00pm
Sacrament of Penance
Vigil Mass 
Margaret and Mick Best (RIP)
Sun  22 Feb   9.15am HF First Sunday of Lent Special Intentions of the people of the Parishes
  11.00am HA     
Mon 23  Feb     NO MASS  
Tue  24 Feb   9.30am  HF Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion  
Wed 25 Feb        


 HA Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion  
Thu  26 Feb   6.15pm  HF Adoration  


   Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion  
Fri   27 Feb   9.30am  HA Stations of the Cross  
Sat  28 Feb   5.00pm
HA Sacrament of Penance
Vigil Mass
Sun   1 Mar   9.15am HF Second Sunday of Lent  
   11.00am HA    


Special Collection

There will be a Special Collection next Sunday for CAFOD Lenten Fast Day.

Collections for 15th February, 2015

Holy Angels Offertory:                                       £179.44
Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund:                               £262.94

Holy Family Offertory:                                      £144.70
Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund:                               £122.00

Sacrament of Penance: Fr Terry is available to hear confessions in the Lady Chapel at Holy Angels from 5.00pm before the Vigil mass every week.






Lent Groups:

Holy Family: Thursday evening 26th March after the Liturgy (Deacon John)
Holy Angels: Friday morning 27th March at 10.00am preceded by Stations of the Cross at 9.30am (Deacon Robin)
Holy Family: Anne Martindale is running a group on a Monday evening. (Please contact Ann for more details)


Fridays in Lent: St. Mark’s Church, Alma Lane, Upper Hale, GU9 0LT. Various talks on the Gospel including a talk given by our own Deacon John Edwards on the 27th February based on The Gospel challenges how we live.(see church notice boards for further info if you are interested in attending)


24 hours of Adoration and Reconciliation 13/14 March

In response to the call of the Holy Father, for 24 hour adoration and sacrament of reconciliation on 13/14 March will take place in the Guildford Deanery, split across two locations. Noon – Midnight 13th March at St. Joan of Arc Farnham, starting with mass at noon. Midnight to noon Saturday 14th March, finishing with mass at noon, at St Joseph’s Guildford. There will be at least one priest available to offer the sacrament of reconciliation at all times, 2 during “peak” times. There will be times of praise and adoration and other devotions and times of silence. More details to follow.


Deacon Robin’s Ordination – Thursday 19th March at 7pm at St. Joseph’s Church, Guildford.

Please continue to pray for Deacon Robin as he enters these final weeks of preparation, and put the date in your diary now.

Following the Ordination:

Father Robins First Masses will take place at:

Holy Angels: Friday, 20th March at 7.30pm
Holy Family:   Saturday, 21st March at 12.30pm

The intention would be that after both these masses we have some bring and shared food so we can celebrate this new chapter in our lives together. (As the dates are fast approaching lists will be provided at the back of both Churches from this weekend and it would be helpful if you could kindly indicate on the list the food you will be providing) With grateful thanks.


Becoming a Catholic: We will shortly be starting a course for any adults wishing to explore becoming a Catholic. (Please speak to Deacon Robin or Deacon John if you are interested in finding out more).


Right to Life: Are urging us as Catholics to make our views known and encourage our MP’s to support pro life legislation. On Tuesday, 23rd February, MPs will vote on the Serious Crime Bill, including the sex-selection amendment on abortion being promoted by Catholic MP Fiona Bruce.

The following day, the House of Lords will debate the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations, which were passed by a 2-1 majority in the House of Commons a fortnight ago.

Please consider visiting and to register your support for these campaigns, which will secure the right to life of the most vulnerable members of human society.



If you are wanting a child baptised in the next three or four months please obtain a form from the back of the Church and hand it, as soon as possible (even if you cannot complete it all), to either Deacon Robin or Deacon John. You will need to attend an evening’s course and the next course for those whose Baptism Forms we have, will take place on the 4th March. It is recommended that you obtain and read ‘Your Baby’s Baptism – Catholic’ from Redemptorist Books (Product Code: 1028 ISBN: 9780852314111). There is also ‘Your Godchild: “How to be a Catholic Godparent” (Product Code: 1450 ISBN: 9780852313640), for God-parents. These are available from Redemptorist books DABCEC Bookshop Tel: 01293 651165.



Prayers for the sick: Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Connie Tewkesbury, Jane Brown and Sharon (sister of Marian Grannell) and Tina Coleman. Thank you.

Prayers for the repose of the soul of Ellen Meynell who sadly passed away in Abbeywood Nursing Home recently.

Ellen’s Funeral will take place at Holy Angels Church on Friday, 13th March at 11am. Followed with cremation service at Easthampstead Crematorium at 12pm.


Holy Angels

HELP REQUIRED PLEASE to serve Cof fee on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Having lost a couple of ladies from the Rota, it would be really helpful if we could have a few more people to help with serving the Teas and coffees after Mass. No washing up required as we have a dishwasher! Please consider this as the more people on the rota the less number of times you would be required. Thank you.


Big Church Clean in preparation for Easter

It has been decided that it would be a nice idea if all the Church Cleaners could meet up a little nearer to Easter for a Pre-Easter ‘big clean’ and it was felt that this would also be a nice opportunity for everyone on the cleaning rota to meet up over a cup of coffee. (A couple of dates will be offered shortly)


Women’s World Day of Prayer

Will take place on Friday, 6th March at 7.30pm at St. Peter’s Church, Ash. The Christian Women of the Bahamas have put together this year’s Service; themed ‘Jesus Said to Them: Do You Know What I Have Done To you?’ We require two Readers from our Parish. If you are hoping to attend and would be willing to read, please can you kindly either let Gloria Benson know or the Parish Office. Thank you.


200 Club Winners – January 2015 Draw

1st Prize            Ticket No:         128       Mrs. J Jamieson
2nd Prize            Ticket No:         71         Mrs M Vinson
(Joint prize)       Ticket No:         212       Mrs. M Llanwarne

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Prayer Group: takes place once a month on a Tuesday in the Parish Office at Holy Angels Church at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.
Next meeting: 10th March, 14th April and 12th May, 20


Holy Family


The Women’s World day of Prayer takes place at the Church of St Joan of Arc, on Friday 6th March at 10.30am. Please come in bright colours and bring all things in bright colours with you if you wish; flowers, pictures of the Bahamas etc. All welcome.