16th May, 2015 – Vigil Mass (The Ascension of the Lord)


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Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat  16 May   5.30pm HA Vigil Mass Marti & Nancy O’Dea (RIP)
Sun 17 May   9.15am HF  The Ascension of the Lord  
  11.00am HA  (First Holy Communion Children’s Mass)  Special Intentions of the people of the Parishes
Mon 18 May     NO MASS  
Tue  19 May   9.30am HF St. Dunstan  
Wed 20 May   9.30am HA St. Bernardine of Siena  
Thu 21 May   6.15pm HF  Adoration  


HF Thursday after the Seventh Sunday of Easter  
Fri   22 May  10.00am HA St. Rita of Cascia  
     9.00am HF  Votive Mass of Our Lady  
Sat  23 May    5.30am HA Vigil Mass Judith O’Reilly (RIP)
Sun 24 May   9.15am HF Pentecost Sunday Special Intentions of the people of the Parishes
   11.00am HA   Arthur Roberts (RIP)


Special Collection

There will be a Special Collection TODAY for The Catholic Communications Network.

World Communications Day is celebrated today, Ascension Sunday. The theme is Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love. On this day we are encouraged to pray for communications professionals, especially those who work in the media.

Please support the second collection which provides the funding for the Catholic Communications Network.

The CCN provides support for the bishops of England and Wales and the Church more widely in promoting the Gospel through the media on current issues.

 The office is the central point for media enquiries and plays a key role in developing the public profile of the Church.

It is possible to donate online at:


Some commemorative prayer cards for this day have been printed and are available to take away. Please support the CCN through your prayers and generosity. 


Collections for 10th May, 2015

Holy Angels:                                        £259.70
Standing Order for April:              £846.00


Holy Family:                                        £150.48




Youth: As many of you will be aware, our Youth Group leaders and six of our young people are spending three weeks in Tanzania this summer helping at the Karibu Nyumbani orphanage. The children are in need of good quality second hand shoes. Have any of our smallest parishioners just grown out of their shoes? We would welcome donations and, from next weekend, there will be a collection box in both churches. The boys are aged from 4-6 years and the girls from 1-6 years. Children’s clothes and small, light games and story books would also be appreciated. Thank you, Sally Brennan


First Holy Communions

Please remember in your prayers our First Holy Communion children who will shortly be taking their First Holy Communions. Pictures of the children taking their Communions are at the back of both Churches. Please do pray for them all at this very special time. The Holy Family FHC Mass is at 1pm on the 6th June and the Holy Angels FHC Mass is at 1pm on the 13th June. Father Robin will be available for Confession before both Masses.


Festival of Corpus Christi and Carpet of Flowers: Arundel Cathedral Wednesday 3 June 9.30am-8pm and Thursday 4 June 9.30am-5.30pm with Solemn Mass and Procession to Arundel Castle at 5.30pm


Retreat Day for Grandparents: Led by Fr Stephen Ortiger, OSB at Worth Abbey, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, West Sussex, RH10 4SB. Saturday, 20th June from 10 am to 4 pm (please bring a packed lunch). Booking and more details from Mrs Katherine Bergin Marriage & Family Life Adviser 01293 651152 or katherine.bergin@dabnet.org


A & B Diocesan Golden Jubilee – Sunday 5th July This is a once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of our Diocese with our new Bishop. Coaches 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 do take the time to look at the booklet the Diocese has given to each family (copies are still available), Please sign the form as early as possible as we need to book the coaches well in advance of this event. We are almost at the point now that we need to confirm coaches so please don’t delay in signing up. With thanks


World Youth Day 2016: Next Summer the Diocese will be taking a group to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. It’s an amazing chance to deepen your faith with about 3 million other Catholics from around the globe! WYD lasts for a week. The week ends with a huge vigil with the Pope and then the final Mass the next day!

We’ll be travelling out there by coach and staying in a hotel on the outskirts of the city, not too far from the action. Application packs are available from the Youth Service website www.yaab.co.uk. You can also apply on line, but make sure to download a pack so you get all the info. Feel free to get in touch with Jack if you’ve got any questions (01293 651158 – Jack.Regan@dabnet.org)


Month of May:

Please ask our Lady to pray for our Bishop designate during this month. Offer up a Rosary or even a simple Hail Mary for him every day if you can.


You can also say this prayer for him:

O God, eternal shepherd of the faithful, who tend your Church in countless ways and rule over her in love, grant, we pray, that Richard your servant whom you have called to be set over your people may preside in the place of Christ over us, the flock whose shepherd he will be, and be faithful as a teacher of doctrine, a Priest of sacred worship and as one who serves us by governing, Through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.


Universe Catholic Newspaper:

We were pleased that following our trial run of providing the Universe Catholic Newspaper, all copies from both Churches were taken. We hope those of you who took a copy found them interesting and would very much appreciate your feedback. If they prove to be popular with Parishioners we will continue having these delivered on a regular basis. 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 which will take place in June.


Holy Angels

Gift Aid Tax Letters

Please note that Gift Aid Tax Letters are now available in the Church Lobby. Please kindly take the envelope relating to your own Gift Aid to save on postage. With thanks.


200 Club Winners (April 2015 Draw)

1st Prize            Ticket no:          33         Mrs A O’Donnell
2nd Prize            Ticket no:          245       Mrs L Brown
(Joint prize)       Ticket no:          100       Mr J Smith    


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.
Dates of the forthcoming meetings: 9th June, 7th Jul, 8th Sep, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov and 1st Dec.


Holy Family

As the weather is getting much warmer, please note that week day Masses will be held in the Church and not in the Hall where we hold it in the winter months to save on heating costs.


Prayers for the sick

We pray for all those who are sick at this time and we pray that the Lord in his infinite goodness will hear our prayers and restore them to complete health. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen

We pray at this time especially for:

Deacon David Morgan, Connie Tewkesbury, Jane Brown and Sharon (sister of Marian Grannell) Tina Coleman, Carole Appleton and Louise. Thank you.