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July 2013

27th July, 2013 (17th Sunday) Sunday Vigil Mass

WELCOME

Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   27 July 5.30pm HA  Sunday Vigil Mass Mass Intention available
Sun  28 July 9.15am HF   Mike & Fatima on their Ruby Wedding Anniversary celebration
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Mon  29 July     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue  30 July  9.30am  HF Week 17 in Ordinary Time John & Mary Hale (RIP) November List
Wed 31 July 9.30am HA St. Ignatius of Loyola Alan Whitaker (RIP)
Thu    1 Aug 7.30pm HF St. Alphonsus Liguori Sidney Sackwood (RIP) November List
Fri      2 Aug   12.00pm HA Week 17 in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of The Flynn Family
Sat    3 Aug  5.30pm HA Sunday Vigil Mass Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
Sun   4 Aug   9.15am HF Eighteenth Sunday Ken Parker (RIP)
  11.00am HA   Mary Dzwig (RIP)

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 will commence on Wed. 4th Sept 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

 

Second Collection

TODAY – collection for A Day for Life

 

Liturgy

17th Sunday of Year
Theme:  Remember God the Father in Prayer

Entrance:         HA: 315      HF:  351 Lead us heavenly ..
Offertory:
        HA:  719 To God be the Glory
HF:   399
Love is his word (At the request of Mike & Fatima James)
Final Hymn:
HA: 721     HF:  568 O Lord – how great though art  

We welcome Father John Cadwallader who will be covering the Sunday Vigil Mass next week and  Fr. Kenneth McCarthy who will be covering Sunday Masses at Holy Family and Holy Angels.  We are most grateful to them both for helping us out.

 

 Baptisms

Please make an appointment to see the Priest/Deacon to discuss what you need to do to prepare for your child’s baptism. If you are new to the Parish, please complete pink Registration Form and make yourself known to Father David or Deacon John after Mass.

 

Prayer Requests

Sharon O’Brien’s Mother, Barbara, Jordan, Sister Bernadette and Olivia Peck.

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick in our two Parishes and for any family members or friends in need of our prayers. Thank you.

 

Information

Opportunities Community Project

Supporting lone parents locally – they provide learning opportunities, support and a chance to make new friends.  Why not come and find out about the Project at The Bungalow, 130 Upper Hale Road, Hale. Tel: 01252 689261. www.opportunitiesproject.org

Two Parishes Prayer Group for both Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday. The next Prayer Group meetings are as follows:  10th September, 8th October and 5th November at 7.45pm in Parish Office at Holy Angels.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME 2013-2014

Application forms are now available at the back of each church for the First Holy Communion Programme 2013 -2014.

Your child must be in YEAR 3 or above to be considered for the programme and as a family you must be registered with the parish and forms are available at the back of both churches. Location of classes alternates between Holy Angels, Ash and Holy Family, Heath End and all the children must attend all lessons (you will find the dates on the sheet attached to the application form). If you require further information please contact Amanda Watson (amandawatty@sky.com).

 

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

Ruby Wedding Anniversary – Mike and Fatima James celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary (40 years)  TODAY.  They ask you to pray for them and would like to invite Parishioners to join them in the Church Hall after Mass for coffee and cake to help them celebrate this joyful occasion.

 

Presentation of Guild of St. Stephen Gold Medal

Sunday, 1st September at the 9.15am Mass Peter Davies will be presented with a Gold Medal in recognition of his 60 years as MC at HolyFamilyChurch.  This is a time when we thank Peter for his loyal and dedicated service to our Church for which we are all grateful. May God Bless him and his family on this special day.

 

Mary’s Meals Children’s Backpack Project

Request for flip-flops while they are still stocked in the shops during these ‘hot’ Summer months!  Please leave in the foyer at either church, or pass to any of the J&P team namely: Susan Burton, Karmelin Adams, Ann Scrase, and Sue Hawarth-Edwards at Heath End.  (J & P Team)

Mother and Toddler GroupThursday morning from 9.30am until 11.30am in the Church Hall during school term times.

 

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

200 Club Winners – June 2013 Draw

1st Prize           Ticket No:        144    Mrs. Gloria Benson
2nd Prize           Ticket No:        166       Mrs C Allgood
(Joint prize)     Ticket No:        197       Mrs M Batchelor

 

Mother and Toddler Group – St. Mary’s Room on a Tuesday, from 10.30am until 12.00pm. 

 

Father David’s Message

This week we have heard the news of the birth of a son, George Alexander Louis (a future King of England) to the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.  The child will have many advantages that most of us will never know or experience, but in a way he has been born with less freedom than we have.  There will be so much intrusion into his private life, so much criticism of everything he says and does – most of us would not want that lack of freedom and public exposure.  As his young parents, William and Kate come to terms with their new status as a family, let us remember them in our prayers this Sunday and pray that despite the pressures of public life they may have a happy and united life together.

This weekend the Bishop’s of England and Wales have asked us to keep a day to think about and celebrate family life and life in general – our responsibility for safeguarding the life’s of others as well as our own life.  Further information to help you can be found on www.dayforlife.org

Lots of people have been surprised how much of local interest there is in AshMuseum which is directly opposite Holy Angels Church.  Unfortunately, probably due to the expense of staff, the Museum is only open at certain times when it can be staffed by volunteers.  The next date it will be open is on Heritage Day, Sunday 15th September during the afternoon from 2pm until 4.30pm.  Entry is free.

Several people have asked about the possibility of using the Church Halls at Holy Angels and Holy Family for the Great British Coffee Mornings organised in aid of the McMillan Cancer Nurses on Friday, 27th September. (www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk)  I think that this is a great charity which gives so much help and hope to people at a difficult time in their lives.  If anyone would like to take on the responsibility of co-ordinating a Coffee Morning at Holy Angels or Holy Family in September, please see Father David as soon as possible.

Thanks to those who either provided Bric-a-Brac or bought Bric-a-Brac for last weeks sale at Holy Angels.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Deacon John will be away on an extended holiday until the first Sunday of September.  We wish John and Ann a good holiday and look forward to their return in September.

Holy Angels and Holy Family 200 Club

Gift Certificates are now available for anyone who would like to give membership of the Club as a gift.  For further details of this popular fundraising scheme which pays out cash prizes on a regular basis Contact: Paul on 01483 810086 or 07899 750944 email: paultremlett@btinternet.com

St. Martha, Virgin

On Monday, 29th July we celebrate the feast of St. Martha who was the sister of Mary and Lazarus with whom she lived at Bethany, a village two miles distant from Jerusalem. The family, it appears, was of some importance in the country and, as is known from the Gospels, intensely devoted to Our Blessed Lord, who was frequently their guest.

Martha is the prototype of the busy housewife because of the incident narrated in the Gospel when she asked Christ to rebuke her sister who was sitting at his feet leaving all the work to her.  Instead, she heard the sublime answer that Mary had chosen the better part. Again, it was Martha who at the death of her brother had the Faith to declare that God would accomplish anything that Jesus willed, and she heard the words.  “I am the Resurrection and the Life,” to which she replied with a magnificent act of Faith:  “I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God.”  Finally, Martha was serving at table when Mary anointed Christ’s feet with precious nard.