Newsletter – 19th August 2012

Mass Times for W/C Sunday – 19th August

Sun 19 Aug 9.15am






20th Sunday of the Year

Special Intentions of the people of the Parish

Sp. Int’s of Shelagh & Rick Wall and children

Stan Everard (RIP)

Mon 20 Aug     NO MASS  
Tue 21 Aug 9.30am HF Mem: St Pius X, Pope

Henry Joseph Savidge and Jayant KulKarni (RIP) Nov. List

Wed 22 Aug 9.30am HA Mem: Our Lady, Queen and Mother Peace in Syria
Thu 23 Aug 7.30pm HF Liturgy of the Word

Special Intentions of Sister Marguerite

Fri 24 Aug 12.00pm HA Feast: St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Parishioners in Uganda

Sun 26 Aug 9.15am





21st Sunday of the Year

John Rutland (RIP)

Visiting Sisters of Mercy

Special Intentions of the people of the Parish



























Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) at HA’s, Ash:  First Friday of the month after 12pm Lunchtime Mass

HF, Farnham: First Thursday of the month after 7.30pm Evening Mass

(Special services with Confession at both churches for Advent and Lent.)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each Wednesday at Holy Family at 7.00pm (in the Church Hall)

[Please note:  HF = Holy Family Church, Heath End, Farnham  HA = Holy Angels Church, Ash]

[Holy Angels Church is open every day to Visitors and for Private prayer 9am – 1pm]          [Parish Office 9.00am – 1.30pm]


Entrance Hymn:  HA:  648     HF:  631 See us Lord about thine altar
Offertory:  HA:  663   HF:  674
Sweet Sacrament Divine
Final Hymn:  HA: 721    HF:  568
O Lord my God


Ugandan Mission leaves Thursday 16th August 2012 – Gloria Benson, Sammy Gray and Grahame Hobbs will be leaving on a 2.5 week mission along with 16 others from St Mary’s in Ash Vale.  Most of the team are young people, two who are part of Gloria’s Youth Group that she co-ordinates for her parishes.

Gloria says,  “This will be a ‘life changing experience’ for all of us but from my point of view, being from the older generation, I think some things are going to be tough.  One gets used to our spoilt ways of flush toilets, showers, electricity, supermarkets and all those white goods that we seem to own.”

Whilst in Uganda the team will be working with

Street Kids:  This project has been in existence since 1997 and these children have come to know and trust the project leaders.  We will be joining in with football, netball and just relaxing over a film or two

Visiting Prisons: we will be visiting Kasese District Prison.  A lot of the inmates are there for no real reason and getting out isn’t easy with no real judicial system.

Women’s micro finance groups:  the women in the group will help facilitate this gathering of 120 village leaders in micro finance projects.  A lot of the villages are extremely remote and this occasion will give the women time to share the good and bad things about their projects with us only in a facilitation role.  These mirco finance projects can change the whole village and what they have done is.

Running the Boda Boda bike race: the Boda Boda boys are a large groups of boys who just about earn a living from taking people around Kasese on bikes that they have to hire at very high prices.  All of the group help to organize this race and the whole town turns out to watch so it raises the project of this often despised group of young men.  This will be the 3rd year that the mission has run this race.

Ugandan Presentaion:  Gloria, Sam and Grahame would like to thank all the parishioners for their support and prayers for the Mission to Uganda.They would like to share some of their experiences with you.  Sam will be  holding a Presentaion on Sunday 16th September after the 9:15 Mass, and they all will be holding a presentaion after 11:00 Mass  with teas and cupcakes.

Confirmation Programme 2012/2013

Confirmation Application Forms are available at the back of both Churches TODAY and over the next 4 weeks to allow for those on summer holiday. Candidates under 18 will need the form signed by their parents. Applicants need to be 13 or over before Easter next Year. (Please return the completed forms to our Parish Office.  Thank you).

First Holy Communion Programme  2012/2013

Please note that your child must be in Year 3 or above to be considered for the programme.

Application Forms for the First Holy Communion Programme 2012/2013 are available at the back of both Holy Angels andHolyFamilyChurches.

As a family you are requested to be registered with the Parish. Please read the form carefully before deciding whether your child fits the criteria above and return the completed form to the Parish Office as soon as possible.


Wed: 12th September at Holy Angels from 7.45 – 9.30pm  [Please contact Deacon John on 01252 405453 or email]

Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for: Jean Wise, Jane Brown, Liam Kavanagh, Len Turner, and Kirsten Hobbs, Barbara O’Brien and Gladys Maheady

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

Mother and Toddler Group – Meeting up again in September in the Parish Hall. The Group meet every Thursday morning from  9.30am until 11.30am.  (More information in September).

CHURCH CLEANING – Please Can you spare an hour every six weeks to help keep our church clean?  If you can help or want more details please ring Mary Norton on 714990.    Thank You

Holy Angels Church Catholic Parish for Ash, Ash Vale, Tongham & Normandy

Children’s Liturgy Group  – Sincere thanks to a couple of the ladies who have very kindly agreed to help out with our Children’s Liturgy which will be of tremendous help to us, although we would still welcome anyone else who might be able to offer some of their time.

If you would like to become a catechist, or a helper then please contact Rebecca Newey.  T: 01252 322847
M: 07854 231469 

Mother and Baby Group –meet every Tuesday from 10.30am – 12.00pm in St. Mary’s room, Holy Angels.

200 Club Winners

1st Prize            Ticket No: 81     Mrs J. Russell
2nd Prize            Ticket No: 33     Mrs A O’donnell
(Joint prize)       Ticket No: 39     Mrs C Gray

Dates for your Diary

Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Fund for the Sick

It is my intention to do another Skydive on the 22nd September (PM) Weather permitting.  To help this worthy cause – PLEASE MAY I ASK FORYOUR SUPPORT? Thank you Nancy Sackwood.

Holy Angels and Holy Family Prayer Group 4th September, 2nd October and the 6th November held in the Parish Office at Holy Angels.  Coffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start (Why not join us or simply come along)

Help for families in Syria during the War


Please note the revised date:

SATURDAY, 17th November at 7.00pm. at Holy Angels Church.

Cheese and wine Reception.  Book it in your diary now and tell your neighbours and friends.

£86.40 was raised for this Charity following the Soup Lunch held at Holy Angels recently.

Father David’s News

Yellow One Off Gift Aid envelopes

These are available for you at the back of Holy Angels and Holy Family on the information tables.  In the current financial climate the Diocese is encouraging us to make sure that we make the best use of the funds available to us.  These special Gift Aid envelopes can be used for Mass Offerings and contributions for Baptisms and Weddings.

The Yellow One off Gift Aid envelopes are not part of the weekly Offertory at either church and so initially please hand them in for the attention of the Parish Office where they will be forwarded to the appropriate Gift Aid Claims Secretary.  All One Off Gift Aid contributions will be dealt with confidentially through the Parish Office.

Thank you for your continued and generous help in whatever way you choose to support Holy Angels and Holy Family and its’ Priest in these economically challenging times.

God Bless you all,  Father David