23rd November, 2013 – First Mass (Feast of Christ the King)

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Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat  23  Nov 5.30pm HA First Mass Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Sun 24  Nov 9.15am HF The Feast of Christ the King Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
  11.00am HA  Thirty Fourth Sunday Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Mon 25 Nov      NO MASS  NO MASS
Tue 26 Nov 10.00am HF  Week 34 in Ordinary Time Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Wed 27 Nov 9.30am HA Week 34  in Ordinary Time Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Thu  28 Nov 7.30pm HF Week 34 in Ordinary Time Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Fri    29 Nov 12.00pm HA Week 34 in Ordinary Time Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Sat   30 Nov 5.30pm HA First Mass Holy Souls Book of Remembrance
Sun    1 Dec 9.15am HF First Sunday of Advent Frank Cahill (recovering from an operation)
  11.00am HA   Gloria Holland (RIP)

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
Holy Angels, Ash: First Friday of month after 12pm Lunchtime Mass
Holy Family, Farnham:  First Thursday of month after 7.30pm Evening Mass
Special Services with Confessions at both Churches for Advent and Lent

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday at Holy Family @ 7.00pm (in Church Hall)

 (Parish Office Hours: 9.30am – 1.30pm)

                        Please note:  HF = Holy Family, Heath End, Farnham and HA = Holy Angels, Ash



Christ the King 

Entrance:          HA:  320  HF: 239 Hail Redeemer
Offertory:          HA:  767  HF: 477 Majesty
Final Hymn:       HA:  721  HF: 568 O Lord my God



Last Weekends Collections at Holy Family and Holy Angels Church

Holy Angels:           £289.87       (Special) £107.57
Holy Family:           £258.20       (Special)  £131.71


Holy Family Church Catholic Parish Farnham, Hale, Weybourne & Badshot Lea

Advent Lunch – J&P team will be holding an Advent Lunch – soup and rolls and cheese, on Friday 13 December at 12.30.  All profits will be sent via CAFOD to help those suffering in the Philippines, and will be an ideal opportunity for us as fellow Catholics to offer some practical help at this Christmas time .

It would be lovely to see some younger mums coming along, and children very welcome!

Farnham Foodbank: Our next supermarket collection will be on Saturday 7th December at Waitrose.
I am looking for willing volunteers to help out on the day. The time slots are as follows:


Thank you to those of you who have already offered to help. If you are able to help please let Susan Burton or Ann Scrace know.

Mary’s Meals – Closing date for donations of items for will be next Sunday 1 December. Please leave all donations in HF church foyer, or pass to members of the J&P team. Thank you.

Christmas Fayre: In Hale Village Hall on December, 7th at 12.30pm-3.30pm in Aid of Opportunities for loan parents.
Diocesan Jubilee Discussion Group: Held each Monday at Ann Martindale’s house. (All welcome)Please contact Ann direct or Father David or Deacon John Edwards for more information.


Holy Angels  Catholic Parish for Ash, Nr. Aldershot,  Ash Vale, Tongham & Normandy

Mince Pies and Mulled Wine – On Saturday 7th December after evening MASS our young people would like to invite all parishioners from both parishes to join them for mince pies and mulled wine.  We will be asking for donations as this is our youth’s first fundraising event of their new academic year.  Funds raised will be used to help defray some of the costs for the youth retreat next April.
Diocesan Jubilee Discussion Group:
for Holy Angels started on Thursday 17 October and will run for 6 weeks. The session will start at 7.30 for 7.45 in St. Mary’s room.  For further details please contact Richard Brennan , mobile: 07867 804355.”



Next Baptism Course: TBC. Please make an appointment to see the Priest/Deacon to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s baptism. If you are new to the Parish, please complete pink Registration Form and make yourself known to Father David or Deacon John after Mass.


Prayer Requests

Please remember the sick in your Prayers, Barbara O’Brien, Deacon David Morgan, Edd Turnell, Newton Abrew and Tony Rankmore after an operation. Thank you. (If you would like prayers for friends or family members, please first check with that person that they are happy for their name to be mentioned in the weekly Newsletter.)

Prayer Group – for both Holy Angels and Holy Family takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is next Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013. 14th January, and 11th February, 2014.Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office


Father David Message

Bishop’s Questionnaire on Family Life and the teaching of the Church

Pope Francis’s invitation for us all to contribute to the Bishop’s Synod in October next year has had a lot of publicity.  The general response seems to be that while people very much appreciate being consulted but most seem to have found the Questionnaire very complicated and feel that they need more than a couple of weeks to think about the issues and make a response. 

May I suggest that if this is how you feel, you say so in your response and comment on the questions you are ready to answer and leave the rest.  A limited response is better than no response.  The questionnaire is available on line: www.catholic-ew.org.uk (and go to the Section, “Questionnaire/Synod of Bishops”.

The deadline for the Questionnaire is Saturday, 30th November 2013.  If you don’t have a computer but are keen to respond let Rita in the Parish Office know and we will direct you to someone who can help.

DON’T FORGET SYRIA:  Yateley Manor Boys Choir will be leading the Carol Service at Holy Angels on Thursday, 19th December at 7.30pm in Aid of Syrian Children in Refugee Camps.  If you can display a poster for this event, please take one and invite your family and neighbours to join us for this community event to help Children in Syria.

Philippines Aid for Typhoon Victims
Eat all you can Chicken or Vegetarian Curry Supper, Saturday, 14th Dec. at Holy Angels Church. 6.30pm for serving at 7pm. (Tickets includes a free draw ticket and the draw will take place at the supper.  If at the last minute you are unable to come please register your Ticket No. with the Parish Office on Friday, 13th Dec. before 1.30pm)  Adults £6      Children £3.

Ice-cream and Banana Fritters optional at £1 adults. 50pm Children. 

Bring your own wine or soft drinks.  Tea and Coffee available free.  Other drinks on sale.  Also Children’s Tuck Shop available.


Open after all Masses.  Christmas Cards from 5p each.  Small Bethlehem Cribs, £1.50. Larger ones available.  Also children’s Christmas books, Rosaries, statues and crucifixes.  Special Order Service for Christmas. 
Why not have a browse as quite a few of the items have been sold already.


Feast of Christ the King

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and it is also National Youth Sunday.  It is also the Sunday when this Years First Holy Communion Children celebrate the anniversary of their First Holy Communion.  At Mass this Sunday some of last years First Holy Communion Children will join the Priest for the Entrance Procession at Mass and have a seat of honour at the front of the Church.  At the sign of Peace they will be invited to come to the Altar to receive the sign of Peace and then to take the Peace down through the Church.  Last years First Holy Communicants are invited to receive Communion first after the Altar Servers and at the end of Mass to form a guard of honour with bells for the Blessed Sacrament as it is taken in procession through the Church and out of the Church symbolising our call, having received Jesus in Holy Communion, to take Him out into the world and to share his presence and love with everyone we meet.

Annual Dedication of a Parish Community to Christ the King

God our Heavenly Father, you sent your only Son Jesus Christ to us so that we may know you more clearly and love you more dearly.

Your Son, Jesus, gave us his presence in the Holy Eucharist, so that we may experience his love in our world in a unique way and be moved to show to those we share our lives with his message of peace and love.

When we receive the body of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, we become living tabernacles of the Lord and take his presence and his message of love and peace into the world in which we live.

On this the feast of Christ the King we offer you our lives
That your kingdom may come on earth as it is in heaven,
And that peace will reign in our hearts, and, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
Transform the world in which we live.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.