18th October, 2014 – First Mass (Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat  18 Oct  5.30pm HA First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall Mick Best (RIP)
Sun 19 Oct  9.15am HF 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. AdrianRossiter) St. Philip Howard – Diocesan Co. Patron
  11.00am HA   John Joyce (RIP)
Mon 20 Oct     NO MASS  
Tue  21 Oct  9.30am  HF Liturgy of the Word  
Wed 22 Oct 9.30am HA Liturgy of the Word  


Thu  23 Oct  6.15pm  HF Adoration  


HF Liturgy of the Word  
Fri   24 Oct     NO MASS  
Sat  25 Oct   5.30pm HA  First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall Walter Barr (RIP)
Sun 26 Oct   9.15am HF 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Father Adrian Rossiter) Thanksgiving for the life of Don Bosco and for the 100th Anniversary of the work of Salesian Priests.
   11.00am HA   William Roberts (RIP)


Second Collection

There will be a second Collection TODAY for Propagation of the Faith, one of the Pontifical Missionary Aid Societies, now described as MISSIO. Please consider using the special envelopes, if you are a tax payer, and Gift Aid your donation.

World Mission Sunday 2014

Today’s celebration of World Mission Sunday reminds us that we are all called to mission no matter who we are or where we live. Missio’s campaign focuses on the desperate needs of the 100,000 displaced people, mostly children. Today the entire Church unites as one family so that through our prayer and generosity we can reach the whole world with the message of Jesus’ love.


Collections for 12th October, 2014

Holy Angels Offertory:                  (tbc next week)
CAFOD                                      £ 197.40

Holy Family Offertory:                     (tbc next week)



If you will be 13 or over NEXT YEAR and would like to join the Confirmation Discovery Programme, please fill in a leaflet TODAY or speak to Deacon, John, Gloria or Hilary or call Rita at the Parish Office.


If you wish to have your child baptised before Christmas you must hand your application in as soon as possible. This is to enable the arrangements for the Baptism course evening and other administration. It is recommended that you have you child Baptised as soon as possible preferably before 9 months old. Please speak with Deacon John.


Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice invites you to Monte Carlo!

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice’s 2014 Christmas Party: ‘Midnight in Monte Carlo’. The Hospice will once again be working in conjunction with Best Parties Ever to host this event, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December, at FIVE in Farnborough.  Tickets for the Saturday night have already sold out, but are still available for the Friday night. Priced at £35 each, they include a three-course dinner, full evening of live entertainment and a survivors’ breakfast!  The evening will begin at 7.30pm and end at 1am.

To purchase tickets please call 01252 729446 or visit www.pth.org.uk. 

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is looking for volunteers to help out evenings and at weekends, especially Sunday mornings. There are many roles the charity needs volunteers to help with, particularly reception work.

The Hospice provides end of life care to terminally ill patients and their families across West Surrey and North East Hampshire. Volunteers are hugely important, helping in a wide variety of roles, including gardening, serving teas, helping on reception, driving patients to and from the Hospice, and visiting patients in their own homes. 
Volunteers can offer as much or as little time as they feel able. If you would like to find out more, please call Hazel Steel on 01252 729431 or email hazel.steel@pth.org.uk

Thank you from Rita and Deacon John

We would like to thank the many people who have either emailed us or popped into the Parish Office to see us offering their love and prayers after the sad passing of dear Father David. Your loving support and concern has helped and kept us going through the difficult days.

We also thank those outside the parish who have sent their condolences including Fr. David Osborne, who is on a Pilgrimage in the Holy Land.

Holy Family

Harvest Soup and Cheese Lunch – 7th November

Holy Family J&P team are holding a Harvest soup & cheese lunch in aid of Disability Africa, on Friday 7th November at 12.00noon.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal: Boxes are available and need to be returned by end of October please as they need to be dropped off to the nearest centre between 1st -18th November

Leaflets are available explaining how to fill the boxes, together with the boy/girl stickers.

Holy Angels

Prayer Group: takes place once a month on a Tuesday at Holy Angels Church in the Parish Office: 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start. Next Date is the 4th November

Prayer Requests for the sick

Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Linda Weston Michael Brandon, Patrick Quinn, Maureen Cosgrove and Sean Flynn.

We pray for all those in our two Parishes who are sick and need our prayers at this time.

St. Philip Howard

St. Philip Howard is the co-patron of our Diocese. He has a great deal to say to us in the times in which we live. It is a truism that ours is an affluent society; we are among the richest nations of the world and yet, among us is another world, one of deprivation and want. Philip Howard was born in 1537 into just such a society with a position of great privilege. He began by using his great wealth to curry favour with Queen Elizabeth, spending lavishly on entertaining her and the Court. Even so, we are told that even in those early days he had what we would call a social conscience.

While still in his early twenties Philip was faced with the fact that to follow his conscience would mean the loss of all his property and privilege. It could even mean the forfeit of his life. He knew that he had everything to lose and, humanly speaking, nothing to gain. His steadfastness in the long years in prison following his decision is all the more heroic. It makes us examine our own priorities. We too live in an affluent society and one in which we see values changing very rapidly. A way of life based on Christian values can no longer be relied on to be the norm. Many have lost the sense of where they are going in life. Philip Howard was born into the upheaval we call the Reformation. He was baptised a Catholic yet brought up a Protestant. The situation now is different but the challenge is the same: to discern how to live an authentic Christian life holding on to our values in a confused world and a largely alien environment. Yes, St. Philip is a most appropriate patron for our society. But he is especially a good patron for our diocese. Whether we be single or married, young or old, St. Philip teaches us that it takes sacrifice to commit ourselves to Christ and His Church in the face of the spirit of the age. Yet that commitment, that witness, is as vital for the Church of today and tomorrow as ever it was four hundred years ago. Especially you who are young today need the courage and faith of Philip Howard. We need him as a Patron.

It may also be helpful for married couples to be reminded that Philip and his wife, Anne, had been estranged, particularly as a result of Philip’s bad behaviour at Court. Yet Anne never lost her determination to win him back. When her Grand-father died she was left without a home and she had to come back to live with Philip. Again, divine Providence was taking a hand. Patiently, gradually, lovingly, she brought him back to her. They discovered that each of them separately was on the same journey in faith. From then on each could support the other. Reconciled to the Church as well as to each other, they faced the future with courage and, above all, with constancy through the next long eleven years.

Philip Howard is a wonderful patron for our times and for our diocese. His conversion had the effect of making him a man of deep spirituality and prayer which he maintained throughout his imprisonment. Now, in the Communion of Saints, undoubtedly he cares for us in the Church today. Our concerns in the diocese of Arundel and Brighton are still his concerns. To each one of us, whatever our circumstances, St. Philip Howard is a patron whose life speaks to us personally. As we celebrate his memory, we confidently invoke his prayers to the Lord on behalf of us all.(Adapted from a Pastoral Letter (October 1995) by the then Bishop Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.)

At this time as we remember Father David in our prayers let us also bring before God his family who feel this loss so deeply as we all do. MAY HE REST IN PEACE