19th April, 2014 – First Mass (Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord)

Posted on 17th April 2014 in Newsletter

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat    19 Apr 8.00pm HF Vigil and Mass of Easter Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun   20 Apr 9.15am HF Mass of Easter (Children’s Mass) Donor’s Intentions. Easter Flowers
  11.00am HA Mass of Easter Donor’s Intentions. Easter Flowers
   5.30pm HA  Easter Sunday Evening Mass Donor’s Intentions. Easter Flowers
Mon   21 Apr     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue   22 Apr  10.00am HF NO MASS NO MASS
Wed  23 Apr   9.30am HA Liturgy of the Word  
Thur  24 Apr   9.30am HA NO MASS NO MASS
 Fri    25 Apr   9.30am HA NO MASS NO MASS
Sat   26 Apr  5.30pm HA First Mass Donnie & Anne Whelan (RIP)
Sun  27 Apr  9.15am HF Second Sunday of Easter Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of Fr. Graham Smith
 
 

Liturgy

19th April, 2014: 8pm at Holy Family – Easter Vigil

Outside: Lighting of the fire ceremony
See the leaflet provided for Masses

Collections for 13/4/2014

Holy Angels: £237.21 + Standing Orders
Holy Family: £256.55 + Standing Order

 

Information

FUN DAY:  Holy Angels and Holy Family FREE Parish Fun Day will take place on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 from 1pm until 5pm.

Adult Confirmation sessions:  Will take place between Easter and Pentecost. On Wednesday’s 7th & 21st May & 4th June starting at 7:30 pm at Holy Angels Ash. All are welcome to come, even just to refresh your faith. More information from Deacon John.

 

The Easter offering:  Envelopes are available for those who wish to use them for the Easter Offering for the Priest.  In the Catholic Church in England and Wales as many of you know the Celibate Priests are volunteers and receive no salary.  Your kind offerings at Easter and Christmas provide them with a holiday fund and a car for pastoral work.

 

Youth Group

Come and Listen to one of the most spiritually inspiring people – Fiona Hendy – Holy Angels 6.15 for 7pm start

Our Youth Group have invited Fiona to talk to us on Saturday 10th May after evening Mass but please note this talk is not just for the young – come along and be inspired.  We will provide drinks and nibbles prior to the talk starting at 6.15pm.   We would like to charge a nominal £5 for a ticket BUT any small donation will be very helpful.  All monies raised will go to the orphanage and the work still to be done.

The title of Fiona’s talk will be “Follow your Dreams” – from childhood she saw herself in Africa but life took her elsewhere.  She says “the Lord himself has done it”.  Come and here how Fiona has set up an orphanage in Tanzania and future plans for the orphanage along with staff and volunteers.  Fiona is developing a video on her return to the UK so we should be able to see firsthand, via the video, the fruit of her labours.

Please do come along and support our Youth’s invitation – I promise you will not be disappointed by this lovely lady.  Any questions please contact Gloria Benson: email: Gloria.benson@chyp.com or Hilary Gray: moboffive@hotmail.com

 

Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy.

For peace in all those places in the world where there is unrest and threats of war.

 

Holy Angels

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office

Holy Family

Lenten Lunch: Thank you to all who supported the Lenten Lunch last Friday.  A good time was had by all and a magnificent sum of £125 was raised.

Mother and Toddler Group – Thursday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am in the Church Hall during school term times.

 

Father David’s Message

If you are ambitious, want to make the most of your life, you may be tempted to enrol for one of the Life Programmes or Business Training Courses that are available.  They are not cheap and you may say, “If they work they are worth it”.  Those who run the courses will tell you that they need your complete attention and commitment or you will not benefit from the course.

Jesus 2000 years ago gave us a personal development plan, which if you follow the instructions, has never been bettered and never will.  The success of his personal development plan for you and me can be seen in the lives of people like St. Francis and Mother Teresa.  Sadly the failure of his plan can also be seen in the lives of those both in the Church and outside it who do not commit themselves to the course as Jesus gave it to us.  This may at times put us off the Course but it is us who would be the losers – loosing out on the best ever human development plan because of those who failed to understand Christ’s course or to put in the necessary effort.

We only have one life so let’s make the most of it with a course that is free.  Why is it free – because God loves us and wants us to be the best we can.  That is why he sent his son Jesus.  That is why Jesus died on the Cross.  That is why he rose from the tomb. That is why we are here at Mass this Easter Sunday.

Are we getting the most out of Christ’s human development course?

Wishing you every Blessing and happiness for Easter and with thanks and appreciation for your kindness and support.

Your Parish Priest, Father David.

Thank you and God Bless

Father David.

He is Risen – Alleluia

O risen Lord, who in your first appearance to Mary was mistaken for the gardener:

be present with us, and show yourself to us in all our mistakes and uncertainties.

O risen Lord, who appeared to your dejected disciples on the road to Emmaus, and opened to them the scriptures, so that their hearts burned within them:

be present with us, and set our hearts on fire with love for you.

O risen Lord, who gave to your distraught followers the assurance of healing and forgiveness:

be present with us and bring together all Christians in peace and harmony.

O risen Lord, who mindful of the needs of your disciples, prepared a meal by the Sea of Galilee:

be present with us, and make yourself known to us in all acts of hospitality and sharing.

O risen Lord, who in your final appearance on the Mount of Olives, lifted up hands of blessing on all people:

be present with us, and grant that our prayers today may be taken up into yours on behalf of the whole world.

(Taken from a Book of a thousand Prayers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12th April, 2014 – (First Mass) Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Posted on 11th April 2014 in Newsletter

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat    12 Apr 5.30pm HA First Mass Ann Franisack & Donnie Whelan (RIP)
Sun   13 Apr 9.15am HF Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Mass Intention available
Mon   14 Apr     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue   15 Apr  10.00am HF Tuesday of Holy Week Joan Packwood (RIP)
    1.30pm HA Funeral of John Flack  
Wed  16 Apr   9.30am HA Wednesday of Holy Week Special Intentions of Connie Tewkesbury
  10.30am HF Funeral of David Taraszek  
Thur  17 Apr   9.30am HA Prayer/Exposition of Blessed Sacrament  
    7.30pm HF Mass of the Last Supper Special Intentions of all present
 Fri    18 Apr   9.30am HA Children’s Good Friday Service Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
    3.00pm HF  Liturgy of the Passion  
    7.30pm HA  Stations of the Cross  
Sat   19 Apr  5.30pm HA Vigil and Mass of Easter Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun  20 Apr  9.15am HF Mass of Easter (Children’s Mass) Donor’s Intentions. Easter Flowers
  11.00am HA Mass of Easter Donor’s Intentions. Easter Flowers
    5.30pm HA  Easter Sunday Evening Mass Donor’s Intentions. Easter Flowers
 
 

Liturgy

13th April 2014 – Palm Sunday
Blessing of Palms: HA: 721
  HF: 568 How great thou..
Procession into Church:  HA: 722   HF: 190 Sing Hosanna
Offertory:     HA:  320  HF:  239 Hail Redeemer
All depart in silence

Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ (3 times)
Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.  But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names.  Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

Collections for 6/4/2014

Holy Angels: £249.07 + Standing Orders
Easter Flowers: £88.59
Holy Family: £313.36 Standing Order: £993
Easter Flowers: £92.41

 

Information

Chrism Mass at Arundel Cathedral:  

Will take place on Wednesday, 16th April at 6pm.

FUN DAY:  Holy Angels and Holy Family free Parish Fun Day will take place on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 from 1pm until 5pm

Adult Confirmation sessions:  Will take place between Easter and Pentecost. On Wednesday’s 7th & 21st May & 4th June starting at 7:30 pm at Holy Angels Ash. All are welcome to come, even just to refresh your faith. More information from Deacon John.

Come and Listen to one of the most spiritually inspiring people – Fiona Hendy – Holy Angels 6.30 for a 7pm start on Sat. 10th May. Our Youth Group have invited Fiona to talk to us on after evening Mass this talk is not just for the young – come along and be inspired.  (a Poster will be on display shortly with more information)

 

Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy.

 

Holy Angels

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office

 

Holy Family

Special Collection: There will be a Special Collection on Good Friday, 18th April at HolyFamilyChurch for the Holy Places.

Lenten Lunch: Holy Family J&P team will be holding a Lenten lunch on Friday 11th April at 12.30pm. All are most welcome. Please pencil this date in your diaries.

 

Father David’s Message

Christian Gifts at Holy Family  A number of Parishioners have asked if we could have a Gift Shop at Holy Family like the one at Holy Angels.  In principle there would be no objection, but finding the space and the person to run it and the expense of the stock for half an hour a week are all factors that need to be considered.  I put the proposal to Judy D’sa who runs the Gift Shop at Ash and she gives a lot of voluntary time to making it attractive and well stocked.  Judy has offered to supply a catalogue and order anything Parishioners from Holy Family want on the Holy Angels account until we make other plans at Holy Family.  The Catalogue is now on the Table at the back of Church with Judy’s contact details.

 

 The Relic of the True Cross

On Good Friday there will be a very special opportunity for us to be present when a unique Christian artefact on loan to the parish for the day is available for parishioners to see at Stations of the Cross at Holy Angels Church, Ash.

After the body of Jesus had been taken down from the cross, Soldiers were put on guard at the tomb where Jesus had been buried and the Cross was thrown into a cave on the hill of Calvary and covered with earth.  The Jewish Leaders were concerned to do all they could to ensure that the followers of Jesus would not be able to use the body of Jesus or the Cross as a focus for what they saw as political ends.

When the emperor Constantine became a Christian his mother, Helena, in 326 AD was given permission to excavate the site of Calvary.  During the excavations three crosses were discovered, one of which had a wooden plaque with the inscription ‘Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews’ in Hebrew, Latin and Greek as ordered by Pontius Pilate.  During it’s long history this Cross has been split into many thousands of fragments to satisfy the demand of Christian Communities throughout the world to have even a small fragment of the Cross on which Jesus died.

This year we are very privileged in having been able to negotiate the loan of a very small fragment of the Cross discovered by Helena in Jerusalem in 326 AD for Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at Holy Angels.  The fragment is protected behind glass in a small gold cross within a silver casket.  At Stations of the Cross at Holy Angels this year we will be able to view the tiny fragment of the Cross and spend a few moments in private prayer in the presence of this very special and rare piece of Christian history.

EASTER SERVICES

The Maundy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Passion and Easter Vigil alternates each year between Holy Angels and Holy Family.  For these three very special services neither of the Churches takes precedence and the singers for the Choir, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist and Candidates for the Mandatum (foot washing ceremony) ideally come equally from both churches.  The principle services for these three days this year will be at Holy Family.

Maundy Thursday – 17th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am –  Morning Prayer & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Family: 7.30pm – Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday – 18th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am – Children’s Good Friday Service
Holy Family: 3pm – Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Angels: 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross

Easter Vigil (Saturday 19th April 2014)

Holy Family:  8pm – Vigil and Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday: 20th April, 2014

Holy Family: 9.15am – Mass of Easter children’s Mass
Holy Angels: 11am – Sunday Mass of Easter
Holy Angels: 5.30pm – Easter Sunday Evening Mass

The Easter offering – Envelopes are available with the Newsletter this Sunday for those who wish to use them for the Easter Offering for the Priest.  In the Catholic Church in England and Wales as many of you know the Celibate Priests are volunteers and receive no salary.  Your kind offerings at Easter and Christmas provide them with a holiday fund and a car for pastoral work.

Thank you and God Bless

 Father David.

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5th April, 2014 – First Mass (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Posted on 4th April 2014 in Newsletter

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat    5 Apr 5.30pm HA First Mass Charles Griffin (RIP)
Sun   6 Apr 9.15am HF Fifth Sunday of Lent John O’Dwyer (RIP)
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions for the people of the Parish
Mon   7 Apr     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue   8 Apr  10.00am HF Fifth week of Lent Philip Gerrard (RIP) Holy Souls
Wed  9 Apr   9.30am HA Fifth week of Lent Mick Best (Birth Anniversary) RIP
Thur 10 Apr   7.30pm  HF Fifth week of Lent Ita Burton (RIP) Holy Souls
 Fri   11 Apr 12.00pm HA Fifth week of Lent Rosina & James Prendiville (RIP) Holy Souls
Sat  12 Apr  5.30pm HA First Mass Ann Franisack & Donnie Whelan (RIP)
Sun 13 Apr  9.15am HF Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Mass Intention available
 
 

Second Collection

The Second Collection at all Masses TODAY is for flowers for the Altar.  If you wish to donate a flower in memory of a loved one, please write their name on the List at the back of the Church today and this List will go on the Altar for Easter Sunday.

Liturgy

6th April 2014 – 5th Sunday of Lent
Theme:  Christ the Resurrection and the Life
Ent:              HA:  907  HF:  9  Abide with me
Offertory:     HA:  629  HF:  272  I am the Bread of Life
Final Hymn: HA:  764  HF:  118 Colours of Day

1st Station:  Kyrie Eleison (3times)
2nd Station: Christe Eleison (3 times)
3rd Station: Kyrie Eleison (3 times)

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:  5th Sunday of Lent: A

 

Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ (3 times)
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord:
whoever believes in me will never die.

Collections for 30/3/2014

Holy Angels: £212.09 + Standing Orders
Holy Family: £242.00 + Standing Orders

Information

Chrism Mass at Arundel Cathedral:  Will take place on Wednesday, 16th April at 6pm.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday – Palms will be Blessed at every Mass

FUN DAY:  Holy Angels and Holy Family free Parish Fun Day will take place on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 from 1pm until 5pm.

Adult Confirmation sessions:  Will take place between Easter and Pentecost. On Wednesday’s 7th & 21st May & 4th June starting at 7:30 pm at Holy Angels Ash. All are welcome to come, even just to refresh your faith. More information from Deacon John.

 

Annual General Meetings for both Parishes:

Holy Angels:11th June at 7.30pm
Holy Family: 12th June at 8pm

Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy.
Please pray for: The repose of the soul of John Flack who sadly passed away recently. John’s Funeral (Requiem Mass) will take place at Holy Angels at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 15th April.

Also David Taraszek who sadly passed away recently.  David’s Funeral (Requiem Mass) will take place at Holy Family Church at 10.30am  on Wednesday, 16th April.

Holy Angels

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 8th April and 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office

Holy Family

Lenten Lunch: Holy Family J&P team will be holding a Lenten lunch on Friday 11th April at 12.30pm. All are most welcome. Please pencil this date in your diaries.

Father David’s Message

We have been asked several times to put the following information in our Newsletter sometime:

 

The Stone Altar is a symbol of the tomb of Christ and during The Mass the Holy Eucharist is lifted up above the Altar to remind us that in Holy Communion we share in the life of the risen Christ.

Relics of Saints Lucentis and Gratiae who lived in the 2nd Century A.D. were brought from the Catacombs in Rome and sealed in the Altar at Holy Family Church on 30th May 1956 by Archbishop Cyril Cowderory.

Their relics remind us of our Christian heritage and signify a bond between the Church Community at Holy Family and the early church of the 2nd Century.  They also remind us that for people of Faith the family of God includes both those in Heaven and those on Earth.

Hymn Story:  When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Is a very popular Lenten Hymn.  It was written by a Hampshire man, Isaac Watts.   He was a very bright preacher’s son who grew up in England.  At that time, music in the church consisted primarily of crude adaptations of the Psalms – poorly written and poorly sung.  When Watts complained to his father about the music, his father invited him to write something better.  Watts did so, composing his first hymn that very night.  During his lifetime, he wrote hundreds of hymns, many of which are among our favourites yet today – Joy to the World and O God, our help in Ages Past.

One of his finest hymns is “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” written originally as a communion hymn.  It focuses on the Cross of Christ, and calls us to devoted discipleship in response to Christ’s love.  “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”

 

Devotions during Lent:
Wednesdays:  Holy Family:
Stations of the Cross  7pm
Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at 7.30pm
Fridays: Holy Angels:
Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Lenten Mass: 12 noon
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

Confessions for Easter

Holy Family: 7pm on Thursday – 10th April Lenten Mass 7.30pm
Holy Angels: 7.30pm on Friday – 11th April Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions.
Holy Angels: 5pm-5.20pm on 12th April (Sat. evening) and after 5.30pm Mass.

During Lent Holy Angels Church will be open every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross personally or come in for private prayer during Lent

 

EASTER SERVICES

The Maundy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Passion and Easter Vigil alternates each year between Holy Angels and Holy Family.  For these three very special services neither of the Churches takes precedence and the singers for the Choir, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist and Candidates for the Mandatum (foot washing ceremony) ideally come equally from both churches.  The principle services for these three days this year will be at Holy Family.

Maundy Thursday – 17th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am –  Morning Prayer & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Family: 7.30pm – Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday – 18th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am – Children’s Good Friday Service
Holy Family: 3pm – Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Angels: 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross

Easter Vigil (Saturday 19th April 2014)

Holy Family:  8pm – Vigil and Mass of Easter
Holy Family: 9.15am – Mass of Easter children’s Mass
Holy Angels: 11am – Sunday Mass of Easter
Holy Angels: 5.30pm – Easter Sunday Evening Mass

Choir Practice for singers from both Churches on Palm Sunday, 13th April at 2.30pm at Holy Family Church for the music for Maundy Thurs. Good Friday & Easter Vigil.

God Bless you all,

Father David

 

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22nd March, 2014 – First Mass (Third Sunday of Lent)

Posted on 27th March 2014 in Newsletter

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat  22 Mar 5.30pm HA First Mass Ann Franisack (RIP)
Sun 23 Mar 9.15am HF Third Sunday of Lent Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   For a peaceful solution to the problems in Ukraine
Mon 24 Mar   7.30pm HA Vigil Mass for Annunciation  
Tue 25 Mar  10.00am HF NO MASS (Diocesan Conference) NO MASS
Wed 26 Mar   9.30am HA Third week of Lent Antonio Castellon, Lino, Alberto, Jorge (RIP)
Thur 27 Mar   7.30pm  HF Third week of Lent Deceased members of the King family (RIP)
 Fri   28 Mar 12.00pm HA Third week of Lent Lottie Rutter, Barbara Lumsden, Beryl Bushell (RIP)
Sat  29 Mar  5.30pm HA First Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun 30 Mar  9.15am HF Fourth Sunday of Lent Special Intentions for all Mothers
  11.00am HA Mothering Sunday Special Intentions for all Mothers

Responsorial Psalm – 3rd Sunday of Lent: A

 

Liturgy

23rd March – 3rd Sunday of Lent
Theme:  Living water of Baptism

Entrance:     HA: 970   HF: 74 Be though my vision
Offertory:     HA: 407   HF: 67 Baptised in Water
Final Hymn: HA:  865  HF: 285 I the Lord of sea …

 

Collections for 16/3/2014

Holy Angels: £234.03 + Standing Orders
Holy Family: £148.00 + Standing Orders:

 

 

Information 

Annual General Meetings for both Parishes:

Holy Angels:  11th June at 7.30pm
Holy Family: 12th June at 8pm

 

Adult Confirmation sessions:  Will take place between Easter and Pentecost. On Wednesday’s 7th & 21st May & 4th June starting at 7:30 pm at Holy Angels Ash. All are welcome to come, even just to refresh your faith. More information from Deacon John.

 

Knights of St Columba Lent Day of ReflectionSaturday 29th March – ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Lent day of reflection led by their Chaplain, Deacon John Edwards. This will take place at Holy Angels Church, Ash. Next Saturday 29th March, registration at 10:15. Mass at midday and an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. Finish: around 3:00 pm. Please bring packed lunch, hot drinks will be available. Please let Deacon John know if you are coming either at d.johnedwards@googlemail.com or 01252 405453.
This day will count as our Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion refreshment day.

 

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 8th April and 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office

 

Baptisms

Please see the Priest or the Deacon after Mass.

 

Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy. Dan Connors and Michael Ward both who are seriously ill at this time.
Please pray for: The people of Ukraine and Syria at this time of unrest.

 

Holy Angels

PLEASE NOTE:  From lunchtime on Wednesday, 26th March until 2.30pm our local Police and School children will be using the forecourt of the Church.

 

Holy Family

Lenten Lunch: Holy Family J&P team will be holding a Lenten lunch on Friday 11th April.  All are most welcome. Please pencil this date in your diaries.

 

Father David’s Message

St. Patrick’s Day Mass and gathering:  Many thanks to the volunteers who organised the gathering after the St. Patrick’s Day Mass.  The Hall was beautifully decorated and the simple snacks that had been suggested turned out to be a great assortment of Irish Cheeses, soda bread, smoked salmon, relishes, Irish biscuits, apple pie and wine to wash it down.  Far more than I had anticipated or expected but it was a very enjoyable evening.

CABRINI – Children’s Society (CCS)  has written to all parishes indicating that funds should not be raised in parishes for CCS.  In view of this, parishes should NOT take up the above collection published in the Diocesan Directory 2014.  Similarly, the Crib collection in December and any other fundraising for CCS should now cease.

MOTHERING SUNDAY – Next Sunday, 30th March
Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the UK in the fourth Sunday of Lent in honour of Mary. In pre-reformation times it was called “Lady Day” (for our Lady) and was the nearest Sunday to the Feast of the Annunciation when Mary heard the news that she would be the Mother of Jesus who would be the Saviour of the World and now we celebrate this day for all Mothers.

Mothering Sunday is a time to show our love and appreciation for our Mothers by giving them gifts of flowers, chocolates or other small gifts in gratitude for the love and support they have shown to us, their children.

Devotions during Lent:
Wednesdays:  Holy Family:
Stations of the Cross  7pm
Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at 7.30pm
Fridays: Holy Angels:
Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Lenten Mass: 12 noon
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

Confessions for Easter

Holy Family: 7pm on Thursday – 10th April Lenten Mass 7.30pm
Holy Angels: 7.30pm on Friday – 11th April Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions.
Holy Angels: 5pm-5.20pm on 12th April (Sat. evening) and after 5.30pm Mass.

During Lent Holy Angels Church will be open every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross personally or come in for private prayer during Lent

EASTER SERVICES

 

The Maundy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Passion and Easter Vigil alternates each year between Holy Angels and Holy Family.  For these three very special services neither of the Churches takes precedence and the singers for the Choir, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist and Candidates for the Mandatum (foot washing ceremony) ideally come equally from both churches.  The principle services for these three days this year will be at Holy Family.

 

Maundy Thursday – 17th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am –  Morning Prayer & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Family: 7.30pm – Mass of the Last Supper

 

Good Friday – 18th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am – Children’s Good Friday Service
Holy Family: 3pm – Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Angels: 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross

 

Easter Vigil (Saturday 19th April 2014)

Holy Family:  8pm – Vigil and Mass of Easter
Holy Family: 9.15am – Mass of Easter children’s Mass
Holy Angels: 11am – Sunday Mass of Easter
Holy Angels: 5.30pm – Easter Sunday Evening Mass

Liturgy Meeting for singers from both churches (to choose the settings of the Mass for Maundy Thursday and the Easter Vigil) and a quick run through some of the music on Wednesday, 9th April at 7.30pm at Holy Family. Don’t worry if you need to be late, the important thing is that you come and we have your input.  Coffee and tea will be available.

Posters with the times of the Easter Services are available at the back of Church.  If you can display one or know of somewhere to display a poster, please take one.

The mime of the Passion planned for Friday, 4th April has now been postponed.  Some of the organisers felt that it would not be possible to get it to a good enough standard in the time available.  A number of the churches are still very keen to present a Passion and feel that next year they would like to start preparations much earlier.

There will, therefore, be Stations of the Cross as usual on Friday, 4th April at 7.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE:

The Parish Office will be closed from Friday, 28th March and will re-open on Friday, 4th April.  If you have anything urgent please kindly contact Deacon John Edwards or Father David Buckley. Thank you.

 

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29th March, 2014 – First Mass (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

Posted on 21st March 2014 in Newsletter

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat  29 Mar 5.30pm HA First Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun 30 Mar 9.15am HF Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday) Special Intentions for all Mothers
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions for all Mothers
Mon 31 Mar     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue   1 Apr  10.00am HF Fourth week of Lent Denis McKeeren (RIP) November Book of Holy Souls
Wed  2 Apr   9.30am HA Fourth week of Lent Flight Sergeant Jack Hoskins & Crew (RIP) Holy Souls
Thur  3 Apr   7.30pm  HF Fourth week of Lent Dennis and Marjory Bray (RIP) Holy Souls
 Fri    4 Apr 12.00pm HA Fourth week of Lent Grahame Roberts (RIP)
Sat   5 Apr  5.30pm HA First Mass Charles Griffin (RIP)
Sun  6 Apr  9.15am HF Fifth Sunday of Lent John O’Dwyer (RIP)
  11.00am HA Mothering Sunday Special Intentions for the people of the Parish
 
 
Liturgy

30th  March – 4th Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday.

 

Entrance:  Mothers Day Hymn

When the Angel came to Mary
Telling her she soon would be
Mother of our loving Saviour
Christian Mother first was she.

Chorus:
Bless all mothers, guard and keep them
safely in your loving care.
 Give them health and understanding
to fulfil their calling fair.

On this Mothers Day we thank you
 for our mothers one and all. 
For the love and care they give us
 this their greatest gift of all.

In our joys and in our sorrows
days of toil and hours of ease.
Mothers share both cares and pleasures
helping us with all our needs.

1st Station:  Kyrie Eleison (3times)
2nd Station: Christe Eleison (3 times)
3rd Station: Kyrie Eleison (3 times)

Psalm: HA: Hymn 806 The Lord’s my shepherd
Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ (3 times)
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!
Offertory:     HA:  883  HF:  118  Christ be our light
Final Hymn:  HA:  880 HF:  684 Tell out my soul

Collections for 23/3/2014

Holy Angels: £244.24 + Standing Orders
Holy Family: £211.90 + Standing Orders

 

Information

FUN DAY:  Holy Angels and Holy Family FREE Parish Fun Day will take place on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 from 1pm until 5pm. (Informal meeting after Stations next Fri. 4th April for anyone who is free)

Adult Confirmation sessions:  Will take place between Easter and Pentecost. On Wednesday’s 7th & 21st May & 4th June starting at 7:30 pm at Holy Angels Ash. All are welcome to come, even just to refresh your faith. More information from Deacon John.

Annual General Meetings for both Parishes:

Holy Angels:11th June at 7.30pm
Holy Family: 12th June at 8pm

 

Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy. Dan Connors and Michael Ward both who are seriously ill at this time.
Please pray for: The people of Ukraine and Syria at this time of unrest.

 

Holy Angels

Prayer Group for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 8th April and 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office

 

Holy Family

Lenten Lunch: Holy Family J&P team will be holding a Lenten lunch on Friday 11th April at 12.30pm. All are most welcome. Please pencil this date in your diaries.

 

Editor’s Comments

Today is Mothering Sunday a time when we remember all Mothers here and those who have gone to be with the Lord.  Today is an opportunity to show our Mothers how much we appreciate the love and support they show us. A Mothers love is unconditional; she feels our pain, our joy and our sadness.  Our Mothers are the ones who know us so well, sometimes perhaps better than we know ourselves.

We ask that the Lord Bless all Mothers today.  That he watches over them, protects them and strengthens them when they get weary and grants them peace when they grow old.     Lord in your Mercy here our prayer.

Father David and Deacon John wish all the Mothers in our two Churches every joy and happiness on this special day.

 

A Mother’s Love Poem

Whose is the heart that bursts with pride each time she sees your face,
Whose are the eyes that dart about, to check your world is safe.
Whose are the arms that wrap you up and hold you tight and close.
Whose is the love that’s always there whenever you need it most.

Whose is the smile that lights the room when you are smiling too.
Whose shoulder is the place to be, when only a cuddle will do.
Whose chest is warm and comforting when you’re a weary soul.
Whose motivation only has your happiness as her goal.

Whose are the tears that cry for you as you grow old and free. 
Whose is the heart that aches so much, in the space where you should be. 
Whose is the head that knows that you must find your path alone.
 Whose is the voice who welcomes you each time you go back home.

Who could have so many facets that make her oh so great.
Who has you on her mind each day, and today we celebrate,
Whose hands hold and guide you, in a way unlike another.
All these are part and parcel of the joys of being a mother

Devotions during Lent:
Wednesdays:  Holy Family:
Stations of the Cross  7pm
Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at 7.30pm
Fridays: Holy Angels:
Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Lenten Mass: 12 noon
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

Confessions for Easter

Holy Family: 7pm on Thursday – 10th April Lenten Mass 7.30pm
Holy Angels: 7.30pm on Friday – 11th April Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions.
Holy Angels: 5pm-5.20pm on 12th April (Sat. evening) and after 5.30pm Mass.

During Lent Holy Angels Church will be open every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross personally or come in for private prayer during Lent

EASTER SERVICES

The Maundy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Passion and Easter Vigil alternates each year between Holy Angels and Holy Family.  For these three very special services neither of the Churches takes precedence and the singers for the Choir, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist and Candidates for the Mandatum (foot washing ceremony) ideally come equally from both churches.  The principle services for these three days this year will be at Holy Family.

Maundy Thursday – 17th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am –  Morning Prayer & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy Family: 7.30pm – Mass of the Last Supper

Good Friday – 18th April 2014

Holy Angels: 9.30am – Children’s Good Friday Service
Holy Family: 3pm – Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Angels: 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross

Easter Vigil (Saturday 19th April 2014)

Holy Family:  8pm – Vigil and Mass of Easter
Holy Family: 9.15am – Mass of Easter children’s Mass
Holy Angels: 11am – Sunday Mass of Easter
Holy Angels: 5.30pm – Easter Sunday Evening Mass

Choir Practice for singers from both Churches on Palm Sunday, 13th April at 2.30pm at Holy Family Church for the music for Maundy Thurs. Good Friday & Easter Vigil.

PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office will be closed from Fri. 28th March and open again on Friday, 4th April.  Please kindly contact Father David Buckley or Deacon John if urgent.  Thank you.

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