7th February, 2015 – Vigil Mass (Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat   7  Feb 5.00pm
Sacrament of Penance
Vigil Mass 
Jean Roberts (RIP)
Sun   8  Feb   9.15am HF Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of the people of the Parishes
  11.00am HA    Gringo, Margaret & Monet (RIP)
Mon  9  Feb     NO MASS  
Tue 10 Feb   9.30am  HF Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion  
Wed 11 Feb        


 HA  Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion  
Thu  12 Feb   6.15pm  HF Adoration  


   Liturgy of the Word & Holy Communion  
Fri   13 Feb     NO MASS  
Sat  14 Feb   5.00pm
HA Sacrament of Penance
Vigil Mass
Roisin Miller (RIP)
Sun 15 Feb   9.15am HF Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of the people of the Parishes
   11.00am HA   Barbara Lumsden (RIP)


Second Collection

Lourdes Collection

NEXT weekend 14th/15th February there will be a Second Collection for Lourdes as this is the closest date to the 2015 World Day of the Sick on the 11th February. A date that coincides with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Collections for 1st February, 2015

Holy Angels Offertory:                                      £222.94
Catholic Education Fund:                                £ 84.98

Holy Family Offertory:                                      £200.77
Catholic Education Fund:                                £ 86.00

Palm Crosses: To be donated no later than next weekend in time for Ash Wednesday on 18th February.



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.



Ordination to the Priesthood

Deacon Robin will be ordained to the priesthood on Thursday 19th March at 7pm at St. Josephs Church, Guildford. Please continue to pray for him as he enters these final weeks of preparation, and put the date in your diary now!

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).


Lent Group sign up: Deacon John will be leading a group at Holy Family on Thursday evenings after the Liturgy and Deacon Robin will be leading a group at Holy Angels on Friday mornings at 10.00am, preceded by Stations of the Cross at 9.30am. We will be using the Diocesan Lent Course which is focusing on the first Reading of the Sundays in Lent. It would be helpful to know numbers of people who might be interested in attending, so please sign the lists at the back if you think you might come.

Ash Wednesday Masses: 18th February

Holy Family: 12.00pm  Father John Nuttall
Holy Angels:   7.30pm    Fr. Terry Martin

Diocesan Jubilee Celebration

Will take place on Sunday 5th July at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. (Put this date in your diaries)

Accommodation Required to rent: A Parishioner from Holy Family is looking to rent a 2 bedroom property, preferably furnished either a flat or house in the Farnham, Aldershot or surrounding area. (If you are able to help please kindly call 074770 44974). Many thanks.



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 will take place early in February, you will be given the date once we have your basic details. 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 www.rpbooks.co.uk DABCEC Bookshop Tel: 01293 651165. email: bookshop@dabnet.org



Prayers for the sick:

Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Connie Tewkesbury, Jane Brown and Sharon (sister of Marian Grannell)   Thank you


Holy Angels

Liturgy of the Word for children: Please remember that on the first and third Sundays of the month when we offer liturgy of the word for children (from 4yrs up to First Holy Communion) we are requesting that during mass we leave the St Mary’s Meting Room solely for this use. This is to comply with our safeguarding procedures, and makes it easier to offer a better liturgy for the children. If you need to take a younger child out of church for part of the service please use the foyer.

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Will take place on Friday, 6th March (more information to follow shortly)




Prayer Group

Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches will take place once a month on a Tuesday in the Parish Office at Holy Angels Church at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015.


Holy Family

Valentine’s Quiz Night – Next Saturday 14th February

To be held at Holy Family Church Hall with a Fish and Chip Supper and Dessert included. Tickets are priced at £10 for Adults and £8 for children 16 and under. Doors open at 7.00pm with quiz start at 7.30pm prompt. All monies raised will be going to support the youth group trip to Tanzania and donations to the orphanage.

Tickets will be available at all masse. Alternatively please contact Tricia O’Dwyer on 01252 678325 or via email: triciaodwyer@tiscali.co.uk


Message from Deacon Robin

As we were able to announce last week we now have a date to look forward to for my ordination to the priesthood. I am very much enjoying my time as a transitional deacon, and in that I have been greatly helped by the deacons in my placement at Hayward’s Heath and especially by our own deacon John who is quite sure he will have me trained up perfectly as a deacon just in time for me to begin my priestly ministry among you! Having a permanent deacon in the parishes is a practical gift, but is also a sign of the fullness of the ministry which Jesus shares with his church.

I have already in my pastoral ministry among you come across situations where people are in need of the sacramental ministry of a priest. So it is good that Archbishop Peter has decided to hold my ordination locally, at St Joseph’s, Guildford, so that it can be an occasion that we can celebrate from our parishes as well.

You will probably know that it is traditional for a new priest to offer three masses with special intentions after his ordination; a votive mass of the Holy Spirit, of Our Lady, and one for the departed. These masses indicate something of the spiritual life that the priest is to have, subservient to the leading of the Holy Spirit, a loving relationship with Mary, the mother of priests, and the offering of the mass for the whole people of God, living and departed. So as well as gathering together for the ordination service we will have the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of my ministry with you and the resumption of weekday masses in each of our parishes. So I will celebrate my First Mass at the Holy Angels on Friday 20th March at 7.30pm, and my First Mass at Holy Family on Saturday 12.30pm, and the intention would be that after both these masses we have some bring and share food so we can celebrate this new chapter in our lives together.

As part of my preparation for my ordination I will be away on retreat from Friday 13th February until Ash Wednesday, so please do keep me in your prayers at this time, as I do all of you,

Deacon Robin