Priest: Fr. Christopher Draycott 01386 442468
Safeguarding representative: Kay Buckley(07719926797)
The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered Charity No. 234216
Evesham =(E) Broadway= (B)
Only Masses and other services appearing in bold print are public Masses
At present Mass will not be advertised for Wednesday
|Sat 3rd||5.00pm(B)||People of the parish|
|Sun 4th||8.45am(E)||Brian Cobb|
|Mon 5th||10.00am(E)||African family(JW)|
|12.00noon(E)||1962 Holy Souls|
|Tues 6th||10.00am(B)||Holy Souls|
|Thur 8th||10.00am(E)||Eva Kardos|
|Fri 9th||10.00am(E)||Augustine Pallett|
|St John Henry Newman||11.30am(B)||Holy Souls|
|Sat 10th||10.00am(E)||Peter Gyorgy|
|Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Sat 10th||5.00pm(B)||Private into(A &C)|
|Sun 11th||8.45am(E)||John Pallett|
|10.00am(E)||People of the Parish|
Holy Communion at home Priests are now able to bring the Blessed Sacrament to the homes of the sick and housebound. Please phone the presbytery
Please contact the presbytery to make arrangements to go to confession. Confessions may be heard in the house or the garden
Evening chats on Saturday/Sunday at 6.45pm. Available on the website or the YouTube channel: christopher draycott
Please pray for the sick and housebound of our parishes
Of your charity
Pray for the repose of the souls of Elizabeth Rendell and all who have died in recent days and for Grace Reay Hannah McAuliffe Victor Cravos Kenneth Higgott
whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.
Catechism points and themes
Sunday 27 ( CCC numbers indicate paragraph number):
CCC 755: the Church as God’s vineyard
CCC 1830-1832: gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit
CCC 443: prophets are the servants, Christ is the Son
There are no plans to begin preparation for First Confession, Holy Communion and Confirmation for next year. Nor is it yet known when those already prepared will receive these Sacraments.
From Fr Christopher
On October 7th, the Church celebrates the feast day of Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary. The feast day was established by Pope Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the victory at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. The naval victory was attributed to the Virgin Mary whose intercession was entreated through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.
The Church then proceeded to dedicate the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary so that individuals, families, and communities would pray the Holy Rosary, if possible, on a daily basis for peace in the world. “Not only do we earnestly exhort all Christians to give themselves to the recital of the pious devotion of the Rosary publicly, or privately in their own house and family. Inspired by St. Josemaria’s personal example, the following are six ways to pray the Holy Rosary with devotion to honour the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary during this special month dedicated to her:
Pray the rosary daily privately or with friends and family.
“Develop a lively devotion for Our Mother. She knows how to respond in a most sensitive way to the presents we give her. What is more, if you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, Our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son’s path” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Furrow, no. 691).
Pray the rosary during the day—try not to postpone it until the end of the day or bedtime.
“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. —If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Furrow, no. 478).
If possible, use a book like “Holy Rosary” or an audio recording of the Rosary to help you enter more deeply into each mystery.
“—Have you… ever contemplated these mysteries? (…)
Come with me and —this is the essence of what I have to confide— we will live the life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Each day we will render them a new service. We will hear their family conversations. We will see the Messiah grow up. We will admire His thirty years of hidden life… We will be present at His Passion and Death… We will be awed by the Glory of His Resurrection… In a word: we will contemplate, carried away with Love (the only real love is Love), each and every instant of Christ Jesus” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Holy Rosary).
When praying the family rosary, especially with young children, use a booklet or app that shows an image for each mystery of the rosary.
When you see an image of our Lady, at home, on the street, in Church, direct a glance at it and send her an affectionate interior prayer or greeting.
This was a practice St. Josemaria Escriva started from a young age and that he recommended to others throughout his life.
Make a pilgrimage to a nearby church or shrine dedicated to Mary.
St. Josemaria Escriva believed that a “local pilgrimage” with a small group of friends or family is a good way to honour the Blessed Virgin and to help us to be more devoted to her. Traditionally, a “local pilgrimage” includes, if possible, walking to and from the shrine or walking part of the way to and from the shrine; reciting five mysteries of the rosary on the way; praying another five mysteries of the rosary at the shrine; and praying another five mysteries of the rosary on the way back.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the Holy Rosary
“The experience of the Saints bears witness to it: this popular Marian prayer [the Holy Rosary] is a precious spiritual means to grow in intimacy with Jesus, and to learn at the school of the Blessed Virgin always to fulfill the divine will. To be apostles of the Rosary… it is necessary to experience personally the beauty and depth of this prayer which is simple and accessible to everyone. It is first of all necessary to let the Blessed Virgin take one by the hand to contemplate the Face of Christ: a joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious Face. Those who, like Mary and with her, cherish and ponder the mysteries of Jesus assiduously, increasingly assimilate his sentiments and are conformed to him” (Excerpt from the Meditation of Pope Benedict XVI, On the Recitation of the Holy Rosary, October 19, 2008).
Attendance at Mass
It is imperative that the instructions of the volunteers are followed by everyone if the public celebration of the Mass is to continue. With regard to seating arrangements, please remember that members of the public are not able to choose where to sit.
More Public Masses
It is intended that the number of public Masses be increased in Evesham and Broadway in order that an Evening Mass might be provided in Evesham on Sunday Evening. (As yet it is not necessary to make this provision as the numbers returning to Mass do not warrant it). It is also my intention that as soon as possible the Thursday morning Mass in Evesham should become a Public Mass Thus with generosity and the use of our time and a willingness to embrace the inconvenience experienced by the present circumstances it is possible for everyone to come to Mass at least once each week. There are now eight public Masses being celebrated between Evesham and Broadway. Thus, even using the minimum capacity in both churches there is the possibility of at least 290 per week in Evesham and 72 in Broadway. As ever all of these provisions will depend on the availability of volunteers and on pastoral need. Please remember the Sunday precept remains suspended and parishioners are encouraged to come to Mass in either Broadway or Evesham on weekdays wherever possible thus leaving the limited space available on Sunday for those who cannot come on other days. You will already realise that with the limited numbers it would be impossible for everyone to come on Sunday.
The fact that we have been fortunate to receive some part funding for the Celebration of Pugin and Pugin and thus refurbishment for the church building also involves the establishing of a Facebook page which will ensure greater publicity. The details are as follows. https://www.facebook.com/The-Church-of-the-Immaculate-Conception-and-St-Egwin-Evesham-113814183806139/
Census and data Base
In the course of the nest few months you will be asked to provide the necessary information which will enable the parish to have an accurate and up to date census. The information will be stored and used so as to conform to all the necessary legal requirements.
Due to the current situation, the Diocesan Gift Aid Office is closed and the staffs are working from home. As a result, they are not able to send out individual tax certificates to donors this year. If any donors need a record of their donations for the tax year ending 05/04/2020, in order to complete a tax return, please contact the parish gift aid organizer. Contact details can be obtained from Fr. Christopher.
The Donate Button
This is available for Evesham on the Website and appears in orange. It is hoped to provide a similar “button” for Broadway
These can be set up on line for anyone who uses internet banking. Please phone the presbytery or send an email for more information. Fr Christopher will give the contact information for the person who deals with standing orders and Gift Aid. This applies whether one uses internet banking or not.
Winter Mass Time
From Saturday 31st October the Saturday Vigil Mass will begin art 4.00pm. This is the earliest permitted time for an anticipated Mass and will be of benefit during the dark nights
There are still a few outstanding. Please let us have them so that they can be emptied and the money sent to the missions