11th July 2015 – Vigil Mass (Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat  11 July   5.30pm HA St Benedict (patron of Europe)  
Sun 12 July    8.00am HF Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ann Hyland in Thanksgiving
   11.00am     In Thanksgiving
Mon  13 July     NO MASS  
Tue 14 July   9.30am HF MASS  
Wed 15 July   9.30am HA St Bonaventure  
Thu  16 July  6.15pm HF Adoration  
   7.30pm HF Our Lady of Mount Carmel  
Fri  17 July  9.30am HA MASS  
Sat 18 July    5.30pm HA Vigil Mass  Patrick Franklin RIP
Sun 19 July    8.00am HF Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Special Collection

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This annual collection is absolutely vital to enable it to continue its work so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you.

For more information about its work visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

Collections for 5 July 2015

Holy Angels:                                                    £ 97.08

Holy Family:                                                    £ 45.00

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 leave to help at the Karibu Nyumbani orphanage this 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

Sally Brennan

Crossroads Care Surrey launches new Club at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Crossroads Care Surrey, the leading provider of respite breaks to unpaid Carers in Surrey, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Adult Social Club at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. In celebration of the launch, Crossroads Care Surrey held a Carers’ Tea Party at the Hospice on the 20th June. The Deputy Mayor of Farnham, Councillor John Ward and the Deputy Mayoress of Farnham, Mrs Gillian Ward attended on the day, to officially launch the Club and show their support for the local charities.  Crossroads Care Surrey currently runs 14 Adults Social Clubs across Surrey, for adults with varying disabilities including dementia. The Farnham Saturday Club will be held every Saturday 11am-3pm at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, giving carers an extended, affordable break of up to five hours. For more information or to book to attend, please contact Sheila Hargreave, email sheila.hargreave@crossroadscaresurrey.org.uk or call 07783 018391.


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: 8th Sept, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov and 1st Dec.

Friday Morning Mass at Holy Angels

This week I am celebrating Mass at All Hallows School for their end of Term Mass. This will necessitate the Friday Mass being at 9.30am again. I am aware that having to shift the Mass around is not very helpful. Moving the Mass to 10.00am has not in fact had any impact on the numbers of people attending the mass. Therefore I think that the best thing is probably to move the mass time back to 9.30am again. If there are people who would attend at 10.00 if we kept the mass time then now is the time to tell me! However I do usually keep Friday Mornings free as an office time so there are advantages to holding the mass earlier, and keeping the morning free. This is usually a good time to catch me!

Fr Robin

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).

For your prayers

Deacon David Morgan who we have been remembering in our prayers for the sick passed away peacefully on the 5th July. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.

A&B Jubilee

Thank you to everyone who was able to make the trip to Brighton for our Diocesan Jubilee celebrations. It was very good to be able to come together as a Diocese and share with our new Bishop. If you were not able to come you might find it encouraging to read Bp Richard’s homily to us as he encouraged us to look forward as the people of God in this place. The full text is at the Diocesan web site www.dabnet.org