Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2016


Confessions: from 5pm Saturday (HA), after Masses on the 1st Sunday of the month, & by appointment                                                                     [HA = Holy Angels, Ash   HF= Holy Family, Farnham]



Sat   16 Jan   5.30pm HA Vigil Mass James and Margaret Kiely RIP
Sun   17 Jan

  9.15 am




Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


Missa pro populo


Mon 18 Jan     NO MASS  
Tue 19 Jan 9.30am HF Mass   (St Wulstan)  
Wed 20 Jan




Rosary (St Sebastian)


Thur 21 Jan





Mass (St Agnes)


Frank Packwood RIP

Fri 22 Jan 9.30am HA Mass (St Vincent)  
Sat 23 Jan 5.30pm HA Vigil Mass Mary and Maureen O’Shea RIP
Sun 24 Jan





3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time




 10th January 2016

Holy Angels                                         £329.05

Holy Family                                       £216.00

Crib Collection (HF)                              £135.00


Second Collection

This Sunday is Peace Sunday. A second collection will be taken up for Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement which works for peace. Special envelopes will be provided if you wish to gift aid your contribution.


Next Sunday a second collection will be taken up for the Catholic Association for Racial Justice.


Holy Family

60 years at Holy Family: Bishop Richard will visit Holy Family on Sunday 26 June to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the parish. On that Sunday we will


reverse the normal Mass times so that the Mass at Holy Family will be at 11am to enable us to have a social event afterwards.


Wed 27th January Next PFC meeting, in the Holy Family Hall


Parish Census

If you haven’t filled in a parish census form please can you do so.


Infant Baptism

Wednesday 20th January (7.45pm for 8.00pm start, in the Holy Angels’ meeting room). We will be running a baptism preparation evening on if there are any application forms received by then. Forms are at the back of both Churches and can be returned to the office or to Fr Robin & Deacon John.


Adult Baptism, Confirmation, Reception and Enquirers

Sunday 31st January

3.30pm at St Mary’s Hall, Holy Angels


  • Are you interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church or becoming a catholic?
  • Were you never confirmed and now is the time to take this forward?

Then come along and find out more!


Holy Angels

17th January 3.00 – 4.30pm     Churches Together Tea.

 Children’s Liturgy: We are pleased to advise that with some new team members we are able to increase the frequency of Children’s Liturgy at Holy Angels to three times a month.   Sessions will be held on first, third and fourth Sundays of the month.   Dates therefore for this term are:

24th Jan 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time
7th Feb 5th Sunday Ordinary Time
21st Feb 2nd Sunday Lent
28th Feb 3rd Sunday Lent
6th Mar 4th Sunday Lent
20th Mar Palm Sunday


We of course welcome more team members, so if you are keen to join us, please contact Bec Newey on 07854 231469 or

Taize Service: A Taize service will take place at St Mark’s Wyke on Sunday 24th January at 5.30pm to mark the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity .All are welcome.  The service begins at 5.30pm and will be followed by tea/ coffee and cake in St Mark’s hall.

Please let the office know if you are able to attend and would like to participate by doing a reading.


Lent Groups

As usual we will be encouraging people to engage with the Lent course offered by the diocese. This year the course will be tying in with the Year of Mercy. Father Robin is willing to offer the course at Holy Angels but is unsure when would be the most helpful time to do so. Some feedback would be appreciated.


Diocesan Events

Encounter Evening for Young Catholics

The ENCOUNTER programme exists to give young Catholics a way to engage with their faith and to make new friends. Everybody is welcome, especially if you haven’t been before! The evenings follow a simple format: live music, Praise & Worship, Adoration, social time and a great talk. There are also drinks and snacks available. The guest speaker for the January evening will be Maria Rodrigues from Premier Christian Radio. Come along to St Wilfrid’s School, Crawley (RH118PG), Friday January 29th, 7pm to 9pm. For more information contact or search “Two:42 Young Adults” on Facebook.


Annual Justice & Peace Assembly: Saturday 16 January from 10am at DABCEC, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley RH10 6RP with Bishop Richard and John Battle, former MP and Government Minister on ‘What does it mean to be a poor Church for the Poor?’ – “A summons to solidarity and a preferential option for the poorest of our brothers and sisters” (Laudato Si). For more information and to book visit the Diocesan website.

Evenings of Reflection for Young People with Bishop Richard: As part of the Diocesan celebrations for the Year of Mercy, Bishop Richard is inviting young people to join him for an evening of reflection. There will be two evenings – one for groups from Sussex and another for those from Surrey. The Sussex evening will be on Saturday February 24th at St Paul’s Catholic College, Burgess Hill, 6pm to 9pm. The Surrey evening will be on Sunday April 24th at Christ the Prince of Peace Church, Weybridge, again 6pm to 9pm.

The evenings will include an experience of Lectio Divina led by Bishop Richard and further reflections on what it means to live out our call as baptised Catholics in the modern world. There will be live music as well as stalls and interactive activities.

We expect that young people coming will be coming as part of an organised group with a responsible adult, however young people who want to come along by themselves are invited to get in touch with Jack Regan at DABCEC.

Full details (including a Risk Assessment and programme) will be available shortly at


Internship with the Pastoral Team at Dabcec: An internship for a maximum period of one year working with the advisers on different initiatives and will include a range of duties and administrative work.

This opportunity is for those with an interest in pastoral work within the Church or who wish to develop and evidence work-place skills and who may be waiting for places at university or longer-term work opportunities.

This internship scheme builds on two recent successful experiences and is designed both to assist the Pastoral Team in its work but also to ensure that participants receive a valuable and rewarding experience, with benefits for their personal and professional development.

For further details of terms, conditions and remuneration, please contact Deacon Andrew Bayes, Pastoral Team Coordinator at Dabcec or via email: