The Holy Mass and Rosary and Benediction are live streamed without the participation of the faithful until further notice. The 12.00 noon Mass on Tuesday is in the Extraordinary Form

Sat  21st               4.00pm          People of the parish
Sun 22nd      10.00am       Dec’d Armstrong & Walsh Fams
Rosary and Benediction 4.00pm
  Mon 23rd        10.00am       Andrea Los
  Tues 24th      10.00am       Camera Family
 12.00noon       Holy Souls      
    Wed 25th           10.00am       St Andrew Dung Lac & comps   Borus & Stratford Fams
  Thur 26th   10.00am       Gerard Hardiman
  Fri 27th          10.00am      Bernard Hardiman
  Sat 28th           10.00am       David Dennis         
   
First Sunday of Advent
Sat 28th          4.00pm          Alina Ostrynska
Sun 29th       10.00am        People of the Parish
Rosary and Benediction 4.00pm

Confessions

Please contact the presbytery to make arrangements to go to confession. Confessions may be heard in the   garden

Daily Evening chats and Night Prayer at 6.45pm Available on the website or the YouTube channel: christopher draycott

Private Prayer in Church  Evesham(Capacity 58): Monday. Wednesday Friday: 11:00 – Noon

Broadway(Capacity 30):  Sunday Tuesday Thursday Friday 11:00-Noon

Attendees must stand or sit and not kneel. Wear a mask Remain 1 metre + apart Sanitise hands on entering and leaving. Complete the track and trace slips or use your phone to scan the QR number Place your offering in the receptacles by the door. Those wishing to volunteer should. contact Dominique in Broadway or in Evesham email your contact details to : [email protected]

Please pray

For the sick and housebound of our parishes

Of your charity

Pray for   all who have died in recent days and for

Martin Coughlan Jan Orzechowski Arthur Shrimpton  John McNulty Ernest Reay whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.

Catechism points and themes

Christ the King ( CCC numbers indicate paragraph number):

CCC 440, 446-451, 668-672, 783, 786, 908, 2105, 2628: Christ as Lord and King
CCC 678-679, 1001, 1038-1041: Christ as Judge
CCC 2816-2821: “Thy Kingdom Come”

Sacramental Catechesis

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.

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From Fr Christopher 

This final Sunday of the church Year, the Solemnity of Christ the King, is the day when we are invited to commemorate His sovereignty over all men, women and children. Jesus Christ has come. Jesus Christ is coming. Jesus Christ will come again. Jesus Christ is Lord of All. No sooner than we have celebrated the last Sunday of the Year, we will celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, and begin the time of preparation for the great Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Saviour.

We are moving forward and toward His loving return. The Church, to use the beautiful imagery of the early Christian fathers, was born from the wounded side of the Saviour on the Cross at Calvary’s hill. We are now being recreated in and through Him, as we cooperate with grace. We have been espoused to Him forever. He is the bridegroom and we are the bride. He will return for us in the great culmination of all time and establish the eternal kingdom.

Our Catholic liturgical year follows a rhythmic cycle which points us toward beginnings and ends. In doing so, it emphasises important truths that can only be grasped through faith. This Solemnity of Christ the King is the last Sunday in the Church Liturgical year.  Our Catholic faith and its Liturgical practices proclaim to a world hungry for meaning that Jesus Christ is the “Alpha”, (the first letter of the Greek alphabet) and the “Omega” (the last letter), the beginning and the end. He is the Giver, the Governor and the fulfilment of all time. In Him the whole world is being made new and every end becomes a beginning, for those with the greatest treasure, living faith.

Today we celebrate the full and final triumph and return of the One through whom the entire universe was created – and in whom it is being “recreated” – and by whom it will be completely reconstituted and handed back to the Father at the “end” of all time. That end will mark the beginning of a timeless new heaven and a new earth when “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death.”

As we move from one liturgical year to the next, we also move along in the timeline of the human life allotted to each one of us. We age. The certainty of our own death is meant to illuminate our life and the certainty of the end of all time is meant to illuminate its purpose and culmination in Christ. For both to be experienced by faith we must truly believe in Jesus Christ, the beginning and the end.

Death can become, as we move closer to it, a second birth. Francis of Assisi prayed these words in his most popular prayer “it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

He referred to death as a “sister” implying that he had a relationship with it. So too did all the great heroes our Church, the saints. So can we – that is if we choose to walk the way of living faith, immersed in the life of grace.

Private Prayer in church

Please avail yourselves of the opportunities provided in Evesham and Broadway. Quite apart from anything else it provides the opportunity to witness to the Gospel.

Finance

Details concerning Gift Aid, The Donate button and Standing orders can be found on the website or from Fr Christopher who will provide contact details. Whilst thanking everyone for their continued support of the parishes may I remind all parishioners of the need to ensure financial stability in our parishes. The Bills must be paid even though the churches are not used for Mass during this time of lockdown..

Census and data Base

You will soon  be asked to provide the necessary information which will enable the parish to have an accurate and up to date census. Information will be stored and used so as to conform to all the necessary legal requirements.

Missio Donations

If making donations by cheque to Missio-Mill Hill. Please post to Red

Box, 23 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1NU

If donating by Text:

Red Box 5 to donate £5

Red Box 10 to donate £10

By Phone 020 7821 9755

Bank Transfer

Acct Name :Missio Sort Code 16-00-16

Acct Number 10824230

Ref RB and your postcode.

Mass intentions

Please remember that because of the present restrictions it may take some time to satisfy all of the Mass intentions which are requested

Pre Advent Virtual Day of Recollection

This will consist of three talks/ Meditations which will be available on the YouTube channel and Parish website from Thursday 26th November. This will hopefully enable some preparation for Advent during this time of lockdown

Advent Videos on the Creed

During Advent these will be made available each week on the Youtube channel and Parish website

Walk with Me

Please take one of the Covid safe books when you visit the church to pray.

Facebook                      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/

Evesham Food Bank

This of course is presenting a particular problem In these difficult circumstances  when we must not leave our homes without good cause(Necessary Shopping and daily exercise) Please phone 07721559387 in order to discover how and when to take any contributions you may have. Please remember that this would of necessity need to be part of one’s daily exercise or necessary journey for shopping. It would be a good idea to phone and ask what particular items the food bank needs.

Broadway Notices

CTIB Christmas Hampers (donations by 22nd  November)

Support for families in need in Broadway with Christmas hampers. We are  unable to collect food etc in our churches this year(hence the cut-off date We are asking that you give generously so that we can purchase those things necessary from our stores Please be generous as usual in supporting this Christian effort.

Donations can be placed in envelopes marked Christmas hampers and posted through the presbytery door in Evesham or through the letter box at the retreat in Broadway marked Flat 12

Many thanks to those who have already supported this worthy cause

Friday 27th November Broadway tree of Light “Switching on” 6.30pm on the Green

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Track and Trace Slip

(This may be used in Broadway and Evesham

Name:

Contact Number:

Size of Group

Date attended

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