2nd March, 2013 – Sunday Vigil Mass

HOLY ANGELS CHURCH is open Monday – Friday
9am – 1.00pm
For Visits and Prayer.



Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat    2 Mar  5.30pm HA Vigil Mass  Fr. Ken Freeman (RIP)
Sun   3 Mar  9.15am HF Third Sunday of Lent Women who have suffered brutality in their lives
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
    3.00pm HF Stations of the Cross  
Mon  4 Mar     NO MASS  
Tue  5 Mar   9.30am HF Third Week of Lent Charles and Kathy Moore (RIP) Nov. List
Wed 6 Mar   9.30am HA Third Week of Lent Grig Family and Relatives (RIP) Nov. List
Thu  7 Mar   7.30pm HF Sts Perpetua and Felicity Clyde Collins & Mary Haines (RIP) Nov. List
 Fri   8 Mar    12.00pm HA St. John of God Edna Eleazer (RIP)
    7.00pm HA Stations of the Cross  
Sat 9 Mar   5.30pm HA Vigil Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun 10 Mar    9.15am HF Fourth Sunday of Lent Henry Savidge (RIP)
   11.00am HA   Jimmy & Michael Cash (RIP)
    3.00pm  HF  Stations of the Cross  


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 on 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



Theme:  Seek God’s forgiveness

Entrance:  HA:    846  HF:  40  Amazing Grace
Offertory:  HA:    849  HF: 209 God forgave my sin
Final Hymn: HA: 940  HF: 380  Lord for tomorrow


Stations of the Cross

7th Station:   Jesus falls a Second time

Prostrate on the ground He stumbled,
on the road to Calvary;
Bruised and scorned He now resembled


8th Station:  Women of Jerusalem weep for Jesus

Is there one here who would not weep
As those women by the road?
Four sake He took wounds so deep,

9TH Station: Jesus Falls a Third time

Jesus falls again in weakness,
Bearing all our sin and pain,
Stumbling on the road to save us,




First Holy Communion – Parent’s meeting, Tuesday 5th March, 8pm at Holy Angels Ash

Children’s class Saturday 9th March, 9am at Holy Angels

Monday-Saturday9.30pm to 1pm Holy Angels Church will be open for you to make your own personal Stations of the Cross

Repository at Holy Angels – will be open again today after the 11.00am Mass.  We have lots of gifts and cards for St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Baptisms.  We are also ordering gifts for First Holy Communions.  Why not come and have a look at what is available.  The Repository will be open again on Sunday, 17th March after the 11.00am Mass.

Caretaker Required – for St. Polycarps Catholic Primary School, Waverley Lane, Farnham, GU9 8BQ. 25 hours a week over 43 weeks a year. Initial training will be given. (For further information please see Church Noticeboards)


Confessions before Easter

Saturday, 23rd March12pm Penitential Service (confessions) + Benediction at Holy Angels

Sunday, 24th March – 3pm Stations followed by Benediction and Confessions at Holy Family

Thursday, 28th March (Maundy Thursday) 9pm – 10pm.


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

LENTEN LUNCH –  Friday 8 March 2013 12.30pm at Holy Family Hall. Lovely home-made soups, cheese and rolls and coffee. Do come along and enjoy, and have a chat with fellow parishioners.  Donations to J& P Fund.
CAFOD Cards – Hungry for Change available to sign


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

Police Coffee Afternoon – Thursday, 21st March

Our local Police in Ash will be holding a Coffee afternoon at Holy Angels Church in St. Mary’s Room between 3pm – 4pm. Please come along and get to know your local Officers who will be happy to discuss any concerns or issues you may have.

Our local Police will be using our Holy Angels forecourt also on Thursday 21st March for road safety training for primary school children.



Please make an appointment to see the Priest/Deacon to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s baptism.


Prayer Requests

Please continue to remember in your prayers our sick: baby Rosie Partridge and Barbara mother of Sharon O’Brien.


Message from Father David

“How are we doing during Lent?”  This was a question our Deacon asked us to consider in his homily last Sunday.  During the past week it is a question I have been asking in schools and as I go about my pastoral visits in the parish.  I have been very interested and sometimes amused to hear the efforts that many of you are making for Lent.  One Lady told me that her husband had given up alcohol between 9am and 9pm.  She found it amusing when he kept looking at the clock and eventually discovered it had stopped and he had “done an extra hour of abstinence” involuntarily.  Some of you have chosen the well tried Lenten Resolutions of giving up sweets, sugar or chocolate.  Some have decided to keep all the Fridays in Lent as CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAYS and to hand their envelopes in at the end of Lent.  One little boy of 6 said he had given up talking to girls for Lent (I couldn’t see how this would help others unless he was over talkative!).  All communities are from time to time troubled with gossip.  One lady who was finding it difficult to cope with gossip said that she would offer a prayer each day during Lent for the person who was troubling her with speculative comments about others.

Cardinal O’Brien may or may not be the victim of vindictive  gossip.  Bishops, Parish Priests, Doctors and Head Teachers and others in positions of responsibility know only too well that they can often be the target of vindictive gossip – often by people who don’t really know them and in some cases people they have never met.  Cardinal O’Brien has done what he asks all his  Priests to do if there is a serious complaint against them – stand down, even when you do not know who is making the complaint or what it is until the matter has been properly investigated.

Please remember Cardinal O’Brien and all in positions of responsibility who are so vulnerable to gossip.

God Bless you all,    Father David


A Reflection

“Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others”. (Matthew: 7 v1)

Dear Lord thank you for this time of Lent.  Help me to see that Lent is a special gift from You that helps me to know myself and to grow in faith. May I use this gift wisely and may it be a blessing upon me and upon my family and friends. Amen.


Easter Services

28th March 2013 – Maundy Thursday

7.30pm Holy Angels Church:       Mass of the Last Supper

29th March 2013 – Good Friday

9.30am Holy Angels Church:       Children’s Service

3.00pm HolyFamilyChurch:       Passion and Veneration

7.30pm Holy Angels Church:       Stations of the Cross

30th March 2013 – Saturday Easter Vigil

7.30pm Holy Angels Church:      Ceremony of Light and Mass

31st March 2013 – Easer Sunday

9.15am HolyFamilyChurch:      Family Mass for Easter

11.00am Holy Angels Church:    Mass of Easter

5.30pm Holy Angels Church:      Sunday Evening Easter Mass