Times of Mass and Devotions
HA = Holy Angels Church, Ash GU12 6LU HF = Holy Family Church, Farnham GU9 0LH
|Sat 6 Dec||5.30pm||HA||First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall||Mrs. Moug, Arthur Higgins & Abdullah Alliyar (RIP)|
|Sun 7 Dec||9.15am||HF||First Holy Communion Children’s Mass||Special Intentions of the people of the Parish|
|11.00am||HA||Second Sunday of Advent||Gloria Holland (RIP)|
|Mon 8 Dec||NO MASS|
|Tue 9 Dec||9.30am||HF||NO MASS|
|Wed 10 Dec||9.30am||HA||Liturgy of the Word|
|Thu 11 Dec||6.15pm||HF||Adoration|
|HF||MASS (followed by Reconciliation)|
|Fri 12 Dec||NO MASS|
|Sat 13 Dec||5.30pm||HA||First Mass – Fr. John Nuttall|
|Sun 14 Dec||9.15am||HF||Third Sunday of Advent|
Collections for 30th November, 2014
Holy Angels Offertory: £267.86
Flowers for Christmas: £157.23
Holy Family Offertory: £243.00
Flowers for Christmas: £119.00
I just wanted to thank everyone for the amazing evening on Saturday – with ticket sales, heads and tails game and the raffle we raised an amazing £818.09. Very special thanks go to Ann Armstrong for organising the event on behalf of our youth, all the cooks of the wonderful international cuisine, those who came along to support and eat and last but not least our wonderful young people who looked after guests throughout the evening. (Gloria Benson)
Finance: Both of our parishes are in a relatively healthy position at the moment. It is important, for both parishes that we try to balance our offertory income against our day to day outgoings. As you will well know, our running costs are always going up. This, along with the additional duty of providing a salary for a married priest in the new year, means we need to ensure that we receive as much support from you as possible. At this season of giving we ask you to review what and how you give. If you are able, could you give a little more? Do you gift aid your donation? Remember that this give us 25% additional income at no extra cost to you. Contact Florence and Alan Graham at Holy Family and Tim Flesher at Holy Angels, if you wish to join the scheme. Planned giving, using envelopes, is another way that helps us to plan. Using a standing order is also helpful. If you have any questions please speak to any of those named, Deacon John or contact the office.
Churches Together Christmas Day
On your own on Christmas Day?
Churches Together in Farnham invite you to join them for Christmas Day Lunch. (NO CHARGE) You are warmly welcomed to a traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings at 1 o’clock on Christmas Day at Brightwells Gostrey Centre, East Street, Farnham.
(To book a place, please ring Mariola Boyd 01252 716 785 or Michael McDonnell 01252 712 600 Before Friday, 12th December. Transport provided if required.)
Volunteers to help with Christmas Day Lunch for people who would otherwise spend the day on their own. The event takes place as above on Christmas Day. (For more information, [please see the Poster at the back of the Church)
There is a shortage of drivers (with cars) to pick up and return guests. Can you spare sometime on Christmas day 12:30 – 1:00 and 3:00 – 3:30 or thereabouts? Also someone to drive the Gostrey minibus. If you can do either please contact Bob Skinner via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Deacon John.
Prayer Requests for the sick
Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Michael Brandon, Patrick Quinn, Maureen Cosgrove, Sean Flynn and Connie Tewkesbury.
We pray for all those in our two Parishes who are sick and need our prayers at this time.
Shoe Box Appeal
A certificate is available at the back of Holy Family church thanking the parishioners for their donation of 46 shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child?
Christmas Art Work: We will be making a large piece of artwork to go on the lawn over the Christmas period. You are invited to come and offer your ideas and begin preparations on TODAY at 2:00 pm in the hall. ALL AGES WELCOME. The work will continue on Saturday and Sunday 13/14 December to be ready for 20th December. More info from Deacon John.
Farnham Foodbank are looking for volunteers to collect food items at Waitrose Farnham on Saturday 6 December 2014 for 2 hour slots starting 9am and finishing 5pm. Please respond to Rose Williamson at Farnham Foodbank 01252 737586 or 07901581539 or email email@example.com
Treasurer: Rob Faul has unfortunately decided to stand-down from his role as Treasurer of the Finance Committee at the end of January for personal reasons. We would like to thank Rob for his service over the last four years which has been very much appreciated. This will mean that we shall require a new treasurer as part of the finance team. You don’t have to be an accountant but you will need to be good with figures. (If you are interested please contact Tim Flesher or Deacon John)
Children’s Liturgy Update: Please note that during Advent Children’s Liturgy will take place as follows:
3rd Sunday of Advent – 14th December
Children’s Liturgy at Holy Angels is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We are still in need of catechists who would be happy to lead a session. If you can help us, please contact Bec Newey on 07854 231469 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Group: takes place once a month on a Tuesday at Holy Angels Church in the Parish Office: 7.30pm for 7.4
5pm start. Next dates are: 13th Jan, 2015 and 10th Feb, 2015.
Holy Family, Heath End
Thursday 11th December:
Adoration from 6:15 pm followed by 7:30 pm Mass and reconciliation.
(Priests from Guildford)
Holy Angels, Ash
Wednesday 17th December:
From 6:45 pm followed by Mass at 7:30 pm.
Christmas Eve @ Holy Family Church, Farnham
5:30pm Family Mass for both Parishes.
(Fr. John Nuttall)
There will be a Children’s Tableau as part of the Christmas Eve Mass at 5.30pm at Holy Family this year. All children from both parishes are welcome. Two children will be chosen to be Mary and Joseph who will lead the procession (costumes provided). If you would like to put your child forward for either part please forward your child’s name and age and your contact details to Julie Mulhern at email@example.com or Suzanne Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The draw for Mary and Joseph will take place during the week commencing Sunday 15th December. All other children are invited to dress up as Shepherds, Angels, etc. There will be a liturgy and activities downstairs for the first part of the Mass.
Christmas Day @ Holy Family Church, Farnham
9:15 am Mass of Christmas Morning
(Fr. Aidan Rossiter)
Christmas Day @ Holy Angels Church, Ash
11:00 am Mass of Christmas Morning
(Fr. Aidan Rossiter)
An Advent Prayer
Our heavenly Father, as once again we prepare for Christmas, help us to find time in our busy lives for quiet and thought and prayer; that we may reflect upon the wonder of your love and allow the story of the Saviour’s birth to penetrate our hearts and minds. So may our joy be deeper, our worship more real, and our lives worthier of all that you have done for us through the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Frank Colquhoun
(Taken from The Book of a Thousand Prayers)