“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

Times and intentions for Holy Mass

Public Masses are indicated in bold print. (Evesham Masses in the Parish centre) The Mass in the Extraordinary Form cannot be celebrated at present as the church is closed for renovation

 (E)= Evesham  (B)= Broadway

Sat 20th     4.00pm(B)      Maggie & Jeremy Knight Adams

Sun 21st    8.45am(E)      People of the Parish 

                   10.00am(E)       Ints Bernie & Moira Luby

Mon 22nd 10.00am(E)      Angela Farr

Tues 23rd 10.00am(B)      Holy Souls                

Wed 24th  11.00am(B)      Funeral Mass-Audrey Burslem

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Thur 25th 10.00am(B)        Doreen Maitland

Fri 26th     10.00am(E)     Ints  the Sons & daughters of God

Sat 27th    10.00am(E)       Private intention(BM)

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Sat 27th     4.00pm(B)      James McGarrigle

Sun 28th    8.45am(E)      People of the parish

                    10.00am(E)      Fr Michael Crumpton

Confessions. Confessions after Mass (not Wednesday)  or please contact the presbytery 

Private Prayer in Broadway:  Sunday Friday 10;00-11.00am

Volunteers

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 5  (numbers indicate paragraph number):

606-607: Christ’s life an offering to the Father
542, 607: Christ’s desire to give his life for our salvation
690, 729: the Spirit glorifies the Son, the Son glorifies the Father
662, 2853: Christ ascended in glory as our victory
56-64, 220, 715, 762, 1965: the history of the covenants

Please pray

For the sick and housebound of our parishes

Of your charity

Pray for, the repose of the souls of  John Fallon(Priest) Michael Crumpton(Priest) Graham Dorman Audrey Burslem  and  all who have died in recent days and         Margaret Kilby John Reay Ellen Smith Gerard Shirley 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 Catherine of Siena who lived in the fourteenth century:

“It is human to sin, but diabolic to persist in sin God is more ready to pardon that we have been to sin.  There is no sin nor wrong that gives man such a foretaste of Hell in this life as anger and impatience.”

“You [God] are a fire that takes away the coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know your truth and I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you give yourself to man in this fire of your love”

“Charity is the sweet and holy bond which links the soul with its Creator: it binds God with man and man with God. Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

“And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.”

“This my goodness does to endow the souls of the just more fully with spiritual riches when for my love they are stripped of material goods because they have renounced the world and all its pleasures and even their own will. These are the ones who fatten their souls, enlarging them in the abyss of my charity. Then I become their spiritual provider. The Holy Spirit becomes their servant.”

Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’ look at your weaknesses. Realise instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.

To the servant of God… every place is the right place, and every time is the right time.”

“The soul is in God and God is in the soul.  God is closer to us than water is to a fish. What is it you want to change? Your hair, your face, your body? Why? For God is in love with all those things and he might weep when they are gone. We are such value to God that he came to live among us … and to guide us home. He will go to any length to seek us, even to being lifted high upon the cross to draw us back to himself. We can only respond by loving God for his love”

Father, I am hungry; for the love of God give this soul her food, her Lord in the Eucharist”

Gift Aid

As the end of the tax year is approaching, please can we ask Gift Aid donors to notify us of any changes of address since last April. Please also let us know if you are no longer a tax payer, or do not pay enough tax to cover your donations

Many thanks to the parishioners who use the Gift Aid scheme. New donors are always welcome. Any parishioners who pay tax can gift aid their donations, which provide a valuable source of income for the parish at no cost to the donors.
Giving can be through the use of envelopes or a monthly standing order, and all that is needed is a name, address and signature. All details are confidential.

If anyone is interested or has any questions relating to Gift Aid, please ask us or speak to Father Christopher.

Sally Morgan (Evesham )

Dominique Hardiman ( Broadway )

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/

Audrey Burslem RIP

The Funeral Mass for Audrey will be in Broadway on Wednesday 24th March at 11.00am. As numbers are limited, if anyone wishes to attend please speak to Fr Christopher.

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.

Evesham

Maundy Thursday: 7.00pm

Good Friday: 3.00pm

Holy Saturday: 7.00pm

Easter Sunday: 8.45am and 10.00am

Broadway

Maundy Thursday 5.30pm

Good Friday 7.00pm

Holy Saturday 4.00pm

Easter Sunday 11.30am

The Solemnity of the Annunciation

This was first celebrated in the fourth or fifth century. The central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity, God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus and closely related to him in the creation and redemption of the world.  The Second Person of the Trinity became man like all of us by being born. In the same way that He would exit the world through the door of death, as with us all, before His Resurrection and Ascension, He entered the world through the door of human birth. In the words of the early Church, Christ could not redeem what He did not assume. He redeemed everything because He took on human nature in all of its breadth, depth, complexity and mystery. He was like us in all things save sin.

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

Coming to Church during Lockdown

People are legally permitted  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.

Broadway Information

Leaving the Church

A “one way” system is in operation. Please leave the church by following this system at the end of Mass.

Graham Dorman RIP

The Funeral liturgy willtake place according to the rules during this time of Covid restrictions on  26th March at 12.00noon.  The attendance is limited to 30 named persons

Easter Flowers

Collection on 20th March

 Track and Trace Slip

(This may be used in Broadway and Evesham

Name:

Contact Number:

Size of Group

Date attended

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