Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8th November 2015

Confessions: from 5pm Saturday (HA), after Masses on the 1st Sunday of the month, & by appointment         [HA = Holy Angels, Ash   HF= Holy Family, Farnham]




Sat   7 Nov   5.30pm HA Vigil Mass Thanksgiving for the marriage of Mr & Mrs Costello
Sun   8 Nov

  9.15 am





Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time


The souls of those killed by military conflict


Mon 9 Nov NO MASS  
Tue 10 Nov  9.30am HF St Leo the Great  
Wed 11 Nov






St Martin of Tours

Kathleen Ward
Thu 12 Nov






St Josaphat


Ann Packwood (RIP)

Fri 13 Nov 9.30am HA Mass Clarke & O’Reilly family (RIP)
Sat 14 Nov 5.30pm HA Vigil Mass   Peter Fagan Jnr (RIP)
Sun 15 Nov





Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time



William and Matlida Roberts

Collections for 1st November 2015


Holy Angels                                         £204.25

Holy Family                                        £202.76


Father Stephen Dingley one of our diocesan priests who teaches at Wonersh will be taking the 11.00 am Mass in place of Father Robin who is attending the Remembrance service in Ash Vale. Thank you for making him feel welcome.

 Special Collection

A collection will be taken up for the Retired Priests Fund after Mass. Please don’t forget that contributions can be Gift-Aided.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

The final deadline for returning the Christmas shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse appeal is today.

Midweek Masses

As the colder weather approaches, midweek Masses are now being held in St Mary’s Room Holy Angels and Holy Family hall during the week, in order to save on heating costs. The only exception is the Thursday evening Mass at Holy Family as the Church is in use for Adoration, prior to the liturgy.

Holy Angels

Prayer Group: please help increase our numbers in our prayer group. For parish, personal and wider needs. Once a month at Holy Angels Church. All welcome. Next dates. 1st December.

Coffee Group: There is a regular coffee group which meets after Mass on a Wednesday morning. All are welcome.

Children’s liturgy :Regrettably, at Holy Angels, Children’s Liturgy takes place only on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. This is due to a decreasing

team.   We currently have only two leaders. We would love to hold Children’s Liturgy EVERY Sunday, but to do

so we need help.    Could you be a catechist and lead a session?    Training can be arranged. If you can help, please contact Bec Newey on 07854 231 469 or

Bidding prayers: We are experimenting with an opportunity to add prayers for the sick, recently departed and anniversaries by use of a weekly intercessions book, which is at the back of church. Please add any intentions to be remembered before Mass begins.


Holy Family

Parish Reflection Day: This will take place on Saturday 16 January 2016. This will be an opportunity to reflect on the life of our parish and to consider its future.

60 years at Holy Family: Bishop Richard will visit Holy Family on Sunday 26 June to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the parish. On that Sunday we will reverse the normal Mass times so that the Mass at Holy Family will be at 11am to enable us to have a social event afterwards.

First Holy Communion Programme

Saturday 14th November – First Holy Communion class at Holy Angels (9am)

Sunday 15th November – 11am Mass at Holy Angels

Helping Hands for Tanzania

For those who may have missed the recent presentations, another one will take place in Holy Family hall on Saturday 14th November 8: 00pm – 9:30 pm : We will be serving mulled wine and mince pies, so come along for a fun and informative evening.

November Month of the Holy Souls

There is a basket in front of the altar in which you can place the names of those you want to be remembered at all masses this month. Slips to add the names of the deceased are available at the back of church.

If you want a specific mass intention offered for your loved ones (or a specific intention) please do so in the normal way.

New Mass Setting

As you we are learning a new mass setting at the moment. For those who can read music there are copies at the back of each church but there are also some video files online which you may find helpful.


We will mark the beginning of Advent with Evening Prayer and Advent carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies at 5pm, Holy Angels, Sunday 29th November.

Diocesan Events

Reflection Day for Year of Mercy – ‘Christ looks at us with Mercy and calls us to Discipleship’: Saturday 14 November from 10am-4pm at St Theresa’s School, Effingham, Surrey RH5 6ST with renowned Catholic speaker Jeff Cavins. Tickets £10. To book go online to the Diocesan website or contact David Wills on 01293 651157 or email


The ENCOUNTER programme is designed for those who want to deepen their faith and meet other Catholics of their own age. There is live music, adoration, an engaging talk, and some food, as well as some social time and a trip to the pub afterwards for those over 18. This month, our guest speaker will be David Wills who will be talking about the upcoming Year of Mercy. The evenings are always free and there is no need to book. Don’t worry if you’ve not been before or don’t know anyone. It’s very friendly! We start at 7pm, St Wilfrid’s School, Crawley (RH118PG). If you’re a bit late, don’t worry!


Abortion clinic Buffer zones

Pro-life pavement-counsellors stand near abortion clinics and offer women free help, without coercion, to avoid abortion. Hundreds of babies are saved from abortion each year as a result of the work undertaken by charities such as the Good Counsel Network and 40 Days for Life. These are not demonstrations, but tend to take the form of prayer vigils. Women are not subject to any harassment or obstruction but are offered a leaflet containing details of services which may be able to help them. The last minute offer of support provides a lifeline to any woman who still feels ambivalent or under pressure when arriving at the abortion clinic.

Privately-run abortion clinics want to create ‘buffer zones’ around their premises making it illegal to offer women help. These clinics receive around £600 for each abortion they perform.

Please consider signing the petition at the back of the church calling upon the Home Secretary to reject calls to make it illegal for peaceful pavement-counsellors to offer pro-life alternatives.

 Alton Day of Renewal

Saturday 28th November 11am – 4pm. A mini-retreat day (or morning/afternoon)  of spiritual refreshment and renewal at St Lucy’s Convent, Medstead GU34 5LL. The day includes a talk by David Tokington, author, speaker and spiritual theologian on “A Time of Resurrection”