18th July 2015 – Vigil Mass (Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sat   18 July 5.30pm HA Vigil Mass Patrick Franklin (RIP)
Sun   19 July

9.15 am






Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Terry Framp (RIP)


Mon 20 July NO MASS  
Tue 21 July 9.30am HF St Lawrence of Brindisi   Henry Joseph Savidge (RIP)
Wed 22 July





St Mary Magdalene



Mass for Tanzania trip

Thu 23 July






St Bridget

Friday 24 July 9.30am HA Mass  
Sat 25 July 5.30pm HA Vigil Mass     Desmond & Rita Abrew (RIP)
Sun 26 July





Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Robert Columba McNulty (RIP)

Confessions heard before the 5.30pm Vigil Mass and after all Masses on the 1st Sunday of the month, or by appointment. Please do not be afraid to ask at short notice, Fr Robin will always make time for you to receive the sacrament.

Collections for 12 July 2015

Holy Angels:                                                    £ 288.95

Apostleship of the Sea                                       £159.83

Holy Family:                                                 £ 256.00

Apostleship of the Sea                                       £96.40

Day for Life

Next Sunday, 26th July, is the Day for Life, the day dedicated by the Bishops Conference in England and Wales for celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. This year’s theme is on cherishing and life and accepting death, which is extremely appropriate in the light of the forthcoming Assisted Suicide Bill. A second collection will be taken to support the crucial work of Day for Life, which enables the Church to fund the Anscombe Bioethics Centre as well as projects which work to protect life at every stage and every condition. Please consider giving generiously. More information can be found at www.dayforlife.org


Urgent Action – Assisted Suicide

On Friday 11th September the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk. Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. You can send an e-mail to your MP via the Catholic Bishops’ Conference website (www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-suicide) or send a letter by post, a draft of which can be found at the back of the Church.

If you have personal experiences to share with them please do. MPs listen to their own constituents and will want to hear about your concerns.

Every person’s life is equally worthy of respect and protection. Even if someone loses sight of the dignity and value of their life (whether through pain, suffering or loneliness) they remain valuable in themselves and a member of the human family. They deserve care, support and sometimes medical treatment for depression, not assistance with suicide.



Youth: Trip to Tanzania


The group left to help at the Karibu Nyumbani orphanage on Friday. Please keep them and all at the orphanage in your prayers.


Fr Robin will be saying Mass for them in St. Mary’s Room, Holy Angels at 8pm on Wednesday 22nd July. All are welcome from both parishes. If you would like to be kept up to date on any specific prayer requests we receive from the group email me: ra.brennan@btinternet.com Thank you for all the lovely clothes,shoes etc. and for your fundraising support. The golden giving page remains open at: http://www.goldengiving.com/f/helping-hands-for-tanzania


Churches Together

Sunday 19th July: 3 – 4.30pm Churches Together monthly gathering in St Mary’s Room, Holy Angels. Please feel free to drop in for tea, cake and fellowship!


Lost Property

3 coats have been left behind in St Mary’s Room for a number of months. They will be available for collection after the weekend Masses. If they have not been claimed by the end of the month, they will be donated to charity.


Rosaries for Charity

The Catenians would like to express their thanks to all who donated their old rosaries to the appeal. In amongst the rosaries received was a cross on a gold chain which contained 2 gold wedding rings. If these were donated in error, please speak to Fr Robin or the parish office to reclaim, otherwise they will be sold for scrap and the money sent to the Catenian rosary appeal.



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 in 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.

Cleaning Rota: If anyone would like to join the team please contact Michaela on 01252 693635

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.


First Holy Communion 2016

Application forms are now available at the back of each church for the First Holy Communion Programme 2015 -2016.

Your child must be in YEAR 3 or above to be considered for the programme and as a family you are requested to be registered with the parish. Location of classes alternates between Holy Angels, Ash and Holy Family, Heath End and all the children must attend all lessons (you will find the dates on the sheet attached to the application form). If you require further information please contact Amanda Watson (amandawatty@sky.com).

Monthly National Day of Prayer & Fasting for Life

On Friday 24th July, the Vigil of St James, the Good Counsel Network are asking those who are able to, pray and fast for the end to abortion and euthanasia. 25th July is also the 47th anniversary of Humane Vitae. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed so that the women helped by the Good Counsel Network, will receive the grace for God to continue their pregnancies. For more information contact the Good Counsel Network on 0207 723 1740 or see www.goodcounselnetwork.com


Fasting can take the form of all food except for bread and water for the day or fast from a particular food or luxury, e.g. chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes, TV. Fast from whatever you can given your state of health, but make sure that it is something that is a sacrifice. They are requesting people say a Rosary or an extra Rosary if you say it daily already. You could also offer an extra effort such as going to Mass on the day, or going to Adoration.

Mass for A&B Lourdes pilgrims

If you normally travel to Lourdes, but are not for whatever reason able to be there this year, a Mass is being held for pilgrims just like you to get together and experience some of the atmosphere and friendship of the Pilgrimage. This will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Whiteways Lane, Rottingdean, BN2 7HB at 10am on Saturday 1 August. There promises to be lots of recognisable Lourdes music to enjoy. After Mass, if you would like to stay with the group, they will create their own ‘Little Flower’ and decamp down to The Plough at the end of the lane for coffee, maybe a lunchtime drink or lunch. If you are intending to attend, please call/text Andrew Harvey (after 7pm weekdays or anytime weekends) on 07736 930849, or email andrewjharvey1@gmail.com so an idea of numbers can be gained.
Cards for sale

The repository has a large selection of good quality greetings cards for all occasions at prices which are significantly cheaper than in High Street stores. Please do consider buying your cards from there and supporting the church – especially now the wedding season is upon us.