4th July, 2015 – Vigil Mass (Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat  4 July   5.30pm HA Vigil Mass  
Sun 5 July    8.00am HF  Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions for the people of the Parishes
       There is no Mass at Holy Angels  
Mon  6 July     NO MASS  
Tue  7 July   9.30am HF MASS  
Wed 8 July   9.30am HA MASS  
Thu  9 July  6.15pm HF Adoration  
   7.30pm HF MASS  
Fri  10 July  10.00am HA MASS  
Sat 11 July    5.30pm HA Vigil Mass  
Sun 12 July    8.00am HF Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  In Thanksgiving


Collections for 28th June, 2015

Holy Angels:                                                    £ 202.59

Peter’s Pence                                                  £137.30

Holy Family:                                                    £ 212.00

Peter’s Pence                                                  £130.00


Special Collection

Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. Please give generously to support its important work.
For more information about its work visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

Vocation Matters

Today we celebrate our Festival50 jubilee!  In the last 50 years so many priests and Religious have given themselves unstintingly for the work of the Gospel in A&B.  Equally, many lay men, women and children – all in response to their baptismal call to holiness – have sought to authentically live-out their vocation as sons and daughters of God.  We have lots for which to give thanks.  Let’s pray, too, that many more will be generous in responding to a call from the Lord, especially to priesthood.



Youth: Our Youth Group leaders and six of our young people are spending three weeks in Tanzania this summer helping at the Karibu Nyumbani orphanage.

Thank you to all the parishioners for the continued support for fundraising for the trip to Tanzania. We have now set up a golden giving page, so if anyone wants to donate to the orphanage before we go, they can do so through that. http://www.goldengiving.com/f/helping-hands-for-tanzania
We are still collecting good 2nd hand shoes, clothes, story books (not too heavy) games, pencils etc to take out with us.

Children’s ages are as follows
5 boys, 3 @ 6yrs and 2 @ 4yrs 4girls about 5 – 6 years and 3 about 2-3 years and one 7 months.

Please keep us all in your prayers.



A prayer from Laudato Si

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
hat we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.


CAFOD Job Vacancy

Community Participation Co-ordinator 1 x full time fixed term (2 year) post working with volunteers in parish and school communities helping to inspire and resource Catholics to participate in the Church’s mission to overcome poverty and injustice overseas in partnership with CAFOD. Closing date 10th July 2015. http://www.cafod.org.uk/Work-with-us/UK-Jobs/CPC

Job Vacancy: Diocesan Financial Secretary

The diocese is looking to appoint a new Financial Secretary as our current Financial Secretary is due to retire. Please go to the Diocesan website for more info: http://www.abdiocese.org.uk/


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.

The next Baptism evening will take place on Wednesday 15th July at Holy Family Church which will be the last Baptism course until September.

Please note that we expect to be running a course for children of seven and older as part of the catechetical programs in the Autumn.

Holy Angels

Prayer Group: takes place once a month on a Tuesday in St. Mary’s Room at Holy Angels Church at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.
Dates of the forthcoming meetings: 7th Jul, 8th Sept, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov and 1st Dec.

Holy Family

More Church Cleaners required:

Are you able please to spare about an hour of your time to help clean our Church? If you are able to help please contact – Mary Norton on: (01252 714990 Thank you.

Thank you and Goodbye from Rita

Well today is the day, Tuesday, 30th June. This is the beginning of the rest of my life. A new chapter. I can’t quite believe that I am actually retiring from work today and I can’t quite believe that I am that age when people retire as only old people retire!

All joking aside and forgive me if I am repeating myself, but it is from the heart, the last six years have been the happiest in the whole of my working life. They have been six truly enriched years during which time I have had the privilege to have shared in many of your lives, through the joy of a new baby and preparing for their Baptism, the sadness at the loss of a loved one and the joy of sharing in the preparations of a couples wedding day. I have also attended Holy Mass here at Holy Angels every Wednesday during which time I have made some life long friends who I will be keeping in touch with.

Although the time working with Father Robin has only been short, I can honestly say that we have worked well together as a team and I am glad that I have at least been able to help him, albeit briefly, to settle into his new role as your Parish Priest.

I will continue to pray for both Father Robin and Caroline as she takes over my role as your Parish Secretary. You now have a much younger blonde to look after you!

Many thanks to all those who so generously donated to my leaving gift for which I am most grateful and also for the many cards and individual gifts that people have given me. Finally, thank you all for the love and support you have bestowed on me over the last six years. May God Bless you all.                       Rita x