27th September, 2014 – First Mass (Twenty sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Times of Mass and Devotions

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

Sat   27 Sep  5.30pm HA First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall Carina Burgess (RIP)
Sun  28 Sep  9.15am HF 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Brian Jerstice) Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Michael Fitzgerald (RIP)
Mon  29 Sep     NO MASS  
Tue  30 Sep 7.30pm HA NO MASS  
Wed  1 Oct  9.30am HA Liturgy of the Word  
Thu  2  Oct  6.15pm
HF Adoration
Fri   3 Oct 12.45pm HA Harvest Soup/MacMillan Cake Sale  
Sat 4 Oct   5.30pm HA  First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall Harry Tewkesbury (RIP)
Sun 5 Oct   9.15am HF 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
   11.00am HA  (Harvest Thanksgiving) Mr. & Mrs. Tony O’Connell (RIP)



28th September 2014 (26th Sunday of Year A)
Theme: Late have I loved thee

Ent:                  HA: 934 HF: 143 Dear Lord and Father
Offertory:         HA: 971 HF: 159 Father I place ..
Final Hymn: HA: 960   HF: 233 Guide me O ..

Responsorial Psalm for 28th Sep. 26th Sunday (A)

Collections for 21st September, 2014

Holy Angels Offertory:                  £ 335.38
Holy Family Offertory:                     £  233.00


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 Fr. David, 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 or Fr. David.



Youth Mass at Holy Angels – 5th October, 2014

There will be a Youth Mass at the 11am Sunday Mass at Holy Angels on the 5th October which will be followed by a Cake Sale in the hall to help raise money to enable some of our Youth Group to make a return visit to Tanzania.


Harvest Lunch with deserts in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Friday, 3rd October

12.45pm (after the 12pm Mass)

Donation of £1 for Harvest Soup and a roll.

Cakes will be on sale.

This is a two Churches event. (Holy Angels, Ash with Holy Family, Farnham.) at Holy Angels Church, Ash.

(If you are able to come, please complete the list at the back of both Churches today. If you would like to donate a cake also add this to the list which will help those who are planning to know how many to cater for.)


Request for medium/large plastic flower pots

It is hoped to hold a Flower Sale in the spring to help raise money for some of our Youth to go to Tanzania and we have been requested to ask if you have any flower pots (large please or 6” diameter) which are surplus to requirements, and if so if you could please kindly donate them for use at the Flower Sale. A box will be made available at both Churches for this purpose.

Harvest Thanksgiving: This year at Holy Family and Holy Angels we will be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday, 5th October. The Donations to CAFOD for Harvest can be placed in the box at the back of Church on Harvest Sunday 5th October or the Sunday before. CAFOD Harvest envelopes are available at the back of both Churches.

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 Dates are: 7th Oct. and 4th November.

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

J&P will be doing the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal this Christmas 2014. The boxes will be available TODAY and next Sunday 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 will be provided explaining how to fill the boxes, together with the boy/girl stickers.

Prayer Requests for the sick

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

We pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Tom Saint, may he rest in Peace and we pray for his family at this very sad time.

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


Some parents who are concerned about the safety of children wanting to be out on the streets at night and some who are concerned about some of the negative aspects of marketing for Halloween, have asked if it would be possible to have a Halloween party in the Parish.

The tradition of celebrating on the night before all Saints (Halloween) started as a good and honourable tradition in Eastern Europe. Immigrants took the tradition to America where it was marketed as a commercial opportunity.

The basic idea behind Halloween originally was the journey through the challenges of life (greed and temptation, violence) and all that can be a bad influence in life to the Light of the Saints in Heaven. The traditional message of Good triumphing over evil.

We are planning a celebration for children of junior school age which will involve a journey with night lights through the “Haunted Garden” with tasks to complete along the way. Hopefully some of the older youth will represent the ghosts of Scrooge from Dickens, A War Soldier and other challenges in life that have not been good for people.

The journey through the Haunted Garden will end in the Hall at Holy Angels which will have a tree with Christmas lights on to represent the Saints in Heaven and there will be sweets and treats. There will also be a short children’s disco and each child will be given a bag of sweets for their journey home.

We plan to charge £3 per child to ask parents to contribute whatever they wish to help fund an orphanage in Tanzania.

The earliest we may be able to start would be 6.30pm (which hopefully should not be a problem as it is half term). We plan to end no later than 8.30pm.

If you are interested, please get a booking form this Sunday and return it next week so we know if there is sufficient support to run this event. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Offfice will be closed from Friday, 3rd October until Thursday, 9th October inclusive. Please ring the office telephone number during normal office hours with any enquiries unless urgent. [Emails will not be dealt with during this time]