Let nothing Disturb you, Let nothing frighten you. Though all things pass, God does not change.
Times and intentions for Holy Mass
Public Masses are indicated in bold print. (Evesham Masses from Monday in the Parish centre) The 12.00noon Mass at Broadway on 14th March will be live streamed only..
(E)= Evesham (B)= Broadway
Sat 13th 4.00pm(B) Neal Coleman
Sun 14th 8.45am(E) Philip Thomas Draycott
10.00am(E) People of the Parish
12.00noon(B) First Communicants
Mon 15th 10.00am(E) Nicholas O’Neill
Tues 16th10.00am(B) Peter Riley
Wed 17th 0.00am(E) Patrick Walsh
Thur 18th 10.00am(B) Mike Empson
Solemnity of Saint Joseph
Fri 19th 10.00am(E) Fr John Fallon
Sat 20th 10.00am(E) Ints Angela Farr
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Sat 20th 4.00pm(B) People of the Parish
Sun 21st 8.45am(E) Holy Souls
10.00am(E) Ints Bernie & Moira Luby
Confessions. Confessions after Mass (not Wednesday) or please contact the presbytery
Private Prayer in Broadway Broadway): Sunday Wednesday and Friday 10;00-11.00am
In order to have our Churches open for public Masses, it is essential that we have sufficient volunteers to act as stewards, cleaners and helpers. Those wishing to volunteer should. Contact Dominique in Broadway or in Evesham email your contact details to : [email protected]We need as many volunteers as possible, as the current situation will continue for some time yet. Please help us keep our Churches open.
Evesham Food Bank
Please phone 07721559387 in order to discover how and when to take any contributions
Catechism points and themes
Lent 4 ( CCC numbers indicate paragraph number): CCC 389, 457-458, 846, 1019, 1507: Christ as Saviour
CCC 679: Christ the Lord of eternal life
CCC 55: God wants to give man eternal life
CCC 710: Israel’s exile foreshadowed the Passion
For the sick and housebound of our parishes
Of your charity
Pray for, the repose of the souls of John Fallon(Priest)James Mc Garrigle Audrey Burslem and all who have died in recent days and Ivor Picton Carlo De Franco Nicholas O’Neill Rebecca Daley Genowefa Orzechowska whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.
From Fr Christopher
What to do this Lent!
Every year Catholics try to answer the age old question: What should I do for Lent? During this Lent I will offer a selection of “Tips” for the spiritual life from others. This week we turn to St Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes with which Christ looks out his compassion to the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now.
The surest way to determine whether one possesses the love of God is to see whether he or she loves his or her neighbour. These two loves are never separated. Rest assured, the more you progress in love of neighbour the more your love of God will increase.
Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything. Prayer is an act of love. Words are not needed.
Every part of the journey is of importance to the whole. Desire to see God, be fearful of losing Him, and find joy in everything that can lead to Him. If you act in this way, you will always live in great peace.
Be happy when you are blamed and accused wrongly, for then you have the chance to see all the bitter, hostile or self-pitying responses that your sinful soul wants to spew out – as if these puny things could in any way defend you! Watch and see if any of these poisons come out of you when your spirit is pricked by an accusation. Only then can you see yourself as you are, and confess thy sin that is within you and forsake yourself again into the Lord’s care.
Before prayer, endeavour to realise Whose Presence you are approaching and to Whom you are about to speak, keeping in mind Whom you are addressing. If our lives were a thousand times as long as they are we should never fully understand how we ought to behave towards God, before Whom the very Angels tremble, Who can do all He wills, and with Whom to wish is to accomplish.
Holy Week and Easter
The liturgy this year will be different from the norm. I hope we shall all strive to participate in these celebrations. It is necessary to book a place.
Maundy Thursday: 7.00pm
Good Friday: 3.00pm
Holy Saturday: 7.00pm
Easter Sunday: 8.45am and 10.00am
Maundy Thursday 5.30pm
Good Friday 7.00pm
Holy Saturday 4.00pm
Easter Sunday 11.30am
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/
Coming to Church during Lockdown
People are legally permitted to leave their homes for communal worship. Mingling with anyone outside of one’s household or support bubble is prohibited by the legislation. Social distancing protocols, hand sanitising, wearing of face coverings (except for those medically exempt and children under 11 years of age) and track/trace must be adhered to. This applies to the instructions given by parish volunteers when entering and exiting the Church building. The health and safety of parishioners is paramount, and therefore everyone should go directly home when advised to leave by the stewards at the end of Mass.. Parishioners, who are vulnerable, advised to shield or showing symptoms of any kind should stay at home for their own health and well-being as well as for that of others. Those who have tested positive, are waiting to take a test, awaiting results or told to isolate by NHS Track & Trace are legally only allowed to leave their homes in limited exceptional circumstances and thus are not permitted entry to Church buildings. As ever the question with regard to the churches remaining open will depend on the availability of volunteers and the continued adherence to the rules. Should any of these be compromised then appropriate action will need to be taken by way of reducing the number of public Masses.
Sunday Evening Mass
The 5.30 Mass can be restored If it can be shown that it is necessary and if someone will come forward to act as a co-ordinator with regard to volunteers and if there will be sufficient volunteers at the Mass. At present Mass is celebrated with the participation of the people every day and three times for Sunday. With the exception of the 10.00am Mass on Sunday we are by no means at capacity
First Holy Communion
Please pray for Katarzyna Zofia, Dominika, Tymoteusz, Johua and David who will receive |oly Communion for the first time on Sunday in Broadway
Leaving the Church
A “one way” system is in operation. Please leave the church by following this system at the end of Mass.
Collection on 13th & 20th March
Please note the attachment to the bulletin with regard to parochial income and expenditure.
Track and Trace Slip
(This may be used in Broadway and Evesham
Size of Group