7th December, 2013 – First Mass (Second Sunday of Advent)

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Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat     7 Dec 5.30pm HA First Mass Mick Best (RIP)
Sun    8  Dec 9.15am HF FHC Children’s Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA  Second Sunday of Advent Margaret Bramble (RIP)
Mon   9 Dec      NO MASS NO MASS
Tue  10 Dec   HF  Deanery Meeting (NO MASS) NO MASS
Wed 11 Dec 9.30am HA Second Week of Advent Stephen Knopp (RIP)
Thu 12 Dec 7.30pm HF Second Week of Advent Special Intentions of Pam Cunningham
Fri    13 Dec 12.00pm HA St. Lucy Special Intentions of Connie Tewkesbury (90th Birthday Sat. 14th)
Sat   14 Dec 5.30pm HA First Mass Mick Best (RIP)
Sun  15 Dec 9.15am HF Third Sunday of Advent Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Mick Best (RIP)

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) during Advent
Holy Angels, Ash: Saturday, 14th December and 21st December from 4.20pm to 5.20pm (Eve. Mass at 5.30pm)
Holy Family, Farnham: 20th December at 6.15pm to 7.15pm followed by Mass at 7.30pm
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


Second Collection

TODAY there will be a Special Collection for the Christmas Decorations.



8th December 2013 Second Sunday of Advent
Theme: The Angel tells Joseph the News.
         HA:  1008  HF: 1008 Joseph was walking
Offertory:          HA:   112   HF:   522 O come, O come
Final Hymn: HA:   982   HF:   535 O Jesus Christ
(Prayer for Fathers)
Dear Saint Joseph, husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus, through your prayers and example
May the Lord Bless my Father and watch over  him each day, may he grow in wisdom and gentleness to support with love the family entrusted to his care.   Amen


Last Weekends Collections at Holy Family and Holy Angels Church
Holy Angels:   £301.16 + Standing Orders
Holy Family:    £176.00 + Standing Orders



Carol Service – Yateley Manor Boys Choir will be leading a community joint 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


Children’s Tableau – 5.30pm at Holy Family this year.  Children from both parishes are welcome.  Two children will be chosen to be Mary and Joseph who will lead the procession (costumes provided).  If interested, please place your child’s name and contact details on the form at the back of the church. A draw will take place week commencing Sunday 15th December.  All children are invited to dress up as Shepherds, Angels, Kings etc.  Liturgy and activity downstairs as normal.  [Please contact Julie Mulhern on julie_pettigrew@hotmail.com or 07957 387754 for more details.]


Christmas Services at St. Mark’s, Wyke, Normandy – We have a good neighbour understanding with St. Mark’s and they kindly publicise our Christmas Services and we publicise their Services on our Public Notice Board for our Parishioners who have Anglican partners who may wish to know the times of the Services.


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

Mary’s Meals – A huge thank you to all those at Holy Family who have donated towards the Mary’s Meals Appeal.  We should be able to send about 35 backpacks which is an amazing result. However, we are actually short of backpacks/school bags (17 in total!)so if any family has any old ones they are happy to donate we will be extremely grateful.  We are also short of 17 pairs of flip-flops, and tennis balls, so again, any one able to donate, (clean 2nd hand would be fine) please bring into church and leave in foyer or speak to any of the J&P team.Thank you very much.   J&P Team


Advent Lunch, Friday 13 December at Holy Family
Philippines’  Appeal –
In order to gain as much money as we can for the Filipino community suffering from the recent catastrophe, we will be holding a raffle at the Advent Lunch on Friday 13 December.  If any parishioner has any item spare suitable for a raffle prize we would be delighted to relieve you of it!

We are hoping for a great turnout for this worthwhile cause – remember no lunch to cook that day!  Come and enjoy delicious homemade soup, cheese and rolls,  knowing that your presence and donation will be helping those who are still struggling for comfort and food.  Everyone welcome- old and new!!!  Thank you.    J&P Team


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

             Philippines Aid for Typhoon Victims

Eat all you can Chicken or Vegetarian Curry Supper, NEXT 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. 50p. Children.  Bring your own wine or soft drinks.  Tea and Coffee available free.  Other drinks on sale.  Also Children’s Tuck Shop available.


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

For the sick: Barbara O’Brien, Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Tony Rankmore, Edd Turnell and Paul Gibson’s Mother. 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.)

Please also remember in your prayers, Terri Framp who died last week. Fr. David will conduct her funeral at St. Joseph’s, Aldershot (where she was married) on Thurs. 12th Dec. at 1pm followed by cremation at Aldershot at 2.15pm.
and Terrence McCourt of Normandy who died on Wed. night. Please pray for the repose of their souls and for their families at this sad time.

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


Father David Message

Countdown to Christmas – Week 2  
Second Sunday             
 of Advent

On the Second Sunday of Advent we light the Second Candle to remind us of the Angel telling Joseph that he was to be the Father of Jesus and to remind us to pray for all Fathers as they help their families get ready for Christmas.
Blessing of the Child Jesus Crib Figures for home Cribs will take place on the 4th Sunday of Advent at All Masses.
Thank you to the people who offered such encouraging comments about the leaflet on Confession – a number also (I hope jokingly) said that lunch in the Presbytery after confession would be an attraction (so some of you were listening to the Sermon then!!!)  Thank you also for the comments that since the building of the hall at Holy Angels when the Confessional was demolished there has been no place for an “Anonymous Confession” at Holy Angels.  This is something that I have also been concerned about and so we hope that we have now addressed this point by installing a curtain in the Parish Office which will be drawn for Confessions and if you wish to face the Priest you can just walk round the curtain and take a seat facing the Priest as before.

The children of Holy Angels will be opening the 2nd Advent Box after the 11am Mass this Sunday.

Stars of Remembrance – are now available for those from both Churches attending the First Carol Service on Thursday, 19th December.  Please put H.A. for Holy Angels and H.F. for Holy Family so we know whichChristmas Tree the Stars are to go on.

God Bless you all              Father David