11th April, 2015 – Vigil Mass (Divine Mercy Sunday)


Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat  11 Apr   5.30pm HA Vigil Mass   Special Intentions of the people of the Parishes
Sun 12 Apr   9.15am HF Divine Mercy Sunday  
  11.00am HA Sunday Mass of Easter  Elizabeth Morris (RIP)
Mon 13 Apr     NO MASS  
Tue 14 Apr   9.30am HF Tuesday after the Second Sunday of Easter  
Wed 15  Apr   9.30am HA Wednesday after the Second Sunday of Easter  
Thu 16 Apr        


HF Thursday after the Second Sunday of Easter  
Fri  17 Apr  10.00am HA Friday after the Second Sunday of Easter  
Sat 18 Apr

Vigil Mass Special Intentions of Joseph West
Sun 19 Apr 9.15am



Third Sunday of Easter

Baptism of Charlotte Graham-Willson

 Shirley Lavelle  (RIP)



PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office is closed from Friday 10th April until Thursday, 16th April inclusive. Please only contact the Priest, Fr. Robin or Deacon John Edwards if urgent. Emails will be responded to from Friday, 17th April. Thank you.


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: 14th April and 12th May, 20


Rosaries Abroad: Please see the Posters regarding this Request. [Boxes are available at the back of both Churches for this purpose]. Thank you



A & B Diocesan Golden Jubilee – Sunday 5th JulyCoaches will be provided for this event. A list is available at the back of both Churches for people to sign if they are wishing to travel by coach. Please sign the form as early as possible as we need to book the coaches well in advance of this event. With thanks.


Repository at Holy Angels: It is getting near the time when our children take their First Holy Communions. Our Repository is well stocked with nice gifts for this special occasion. However, should you have something specific in mind and would like to view the catalogue to place an order, please kindly contact Judy D’Sa (Tel: 01252 324125). It is also worth trying The Triangle Book Shop in Farnborough who we try to support when we can.


Easter Greetings!

Father Aidan Rossiter sent an Easter Card wishing all our Parishioners at both Holy Family and Holy Angels a Happy Easter.



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



Baptism forms are available at the back of both Churches. Parents will need to attend an evening Baptism course. Please return your completed Baptism Form to Deacon John Edwards so that you can be included in the next Course.


Holy Angels

 Friday Mass Times

We are experimenting with having the Friday Mass at the slightly later time 10.00am to see if this is more suitable. We would appreciate your feedback as to whether this slightly later time works for you. 

Holy Family

Easter Egg Collection:

Many thanks to everyone who so kindly donated Easter Eggs. We had an overwhelming response to our Easter Egg Appeal, and were able to deliver two huge bags full of eggs to Step by Step. They were astounded, and very grateful.


Supermarket Collection:


We have our supermarket collection next Saturday 18th April at Waitrose.

4-5 volunteers are required to help on the following time slots please:

3pm – 4.30pm/5pm


Holy Family Annual Meeting:

Will take place on Thursday 30th April after the 7:30 pm Mass. Reports will be circulated beforehand. If there are any suggestions you would like discussed please give them to Deacon John or Florence Graham. This will be an opportunity to offer Fr. Robin your ideas for the future of our Parish. Next year we will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of our church, any thoughts on how to celebrate this also welcome.


Easter Offerings

Many thanks to those Parishioners who kindly made their Easter Offerings over the Easter period.

For those Parishioners who may have been away and therefore unable to attend our Easter Services, envelopes are still available at the back of both Churches for you to make your Easter Offering should you wish to do so. With thanks.







  1. The usual conditions for every plenary indulgence:
  • sacramental confession [within abut 20 days before or after] 
  • eucharistic communion [preferably on the day, or the days before or after] 
  • prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff
  1. The specific conditions for this Indulgence

On Divine Mercy Sunday

  • in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy
  • or, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”)
Message from Father Robin

As with many churches we have recently been dealing with a number of enquiries from families who have older children who have either not been baptised yet, or who have otherwise fallen outside the normal sacramental program ages.

We are currently reviewing how best to make provision for children who fall into these categories, so our apologies to anyone who has been kept on hold so to speak while we investigate appropriate courses.

When we bring children for baptism we do so on the understanding that their parents are making the promises on their behalf and intend to bring them up as Catholics, including Sunday mass attendance and so forth.

As they get older the children obviously begin to be involved in that decision. If you are baptising a child of five years old, for instance, they are obviously old enough to say whether they want to baptised or not, while they are not fully able to make the decision for themselves.

However when a child reaches seven years old they are usually considered to be old enough to make decisions of faith. This is why this is the age in this country from which children are usually admitted to communion and make their first confessions.

It is important to be aware that children who are baptised or otherwise becoming members of the church after this age are not simply baptised or received as a result of their parents belief, but are (no doubt with their parents help and support), making decisions themselves. Because it is a relatively new phenomenon that children are being baptised and received in any number at this age the resources are a little thin which is why we are reviewing our practice at the moment. Please bear with us and we will shortly have worked out a way forward.

Fr Robin