The mystery of the Resurrection, in which Christ crushed death, permeates with its powerful energy our old time, until all is subjected to him

Times and intentions for Holy Mass

Public Masses are indicated in bold print. (Evesham Masses in the Parish centre)

 (E)= Evesham  (B)= Broadway

Sat 27th     4.00pm(B)     James  McGarrigle

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

                    10.00am(E)     Fr Michael Crumpton

Mon 29th   10.00am(E)     Julie Byrne

Tues 30th 10.00am(B)     Graham Dorman  

Wed 31st  10.00am(E)     Hazel Walters

The Sacred Paschal Triduum

Maundy Thursday

(Mass “In Coena Domini”)

Thur 1st    5.30pm(B)       Frs Eugene & Ignatius CP

                     7.00pm(E)     Anthony Finnerty        

Good Friday

 Fri 2nd      3.00pm(E)    The Liturgy

                     7.00pm(B)     The Liturgy    

Holy Saturday

Sat 3rd     Confessions at the Presbytery in        

Evesham  9.30am -11.00am   

Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord

(The Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter)

Sat 3rd      4.00pm(B)     Lani Coleman & Family

                     7.00pm(E)     People of the Parish

(Easter Sunday Masses)

Sun 4th     8.45am(E)      Margaret Kilby

                   10.00am(E)     Patrick Walsh

                   11.30am(B)     The Forgotten dead

Confessions. Confessions after Mass or please contact the presbytery 

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

Palm Sunday  (numbers indicate paragraph number): CCC 557-560: Christ’s entry into Jerusalem
CCC 602-618: the Passion of Christ
CCC 2816: Christ’s kingship gained through his death and Resurrection
CCC 654, 1067-1068, 1085, 1362: the Paschal Mystery and the liturgy

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     Euphemia Cabusas Antonio Miele Josephine Morgan whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.

From Fr Christopher

It is good to be open this year for Holy Week. I am sure the events of the past twelve months with a world-wide Pandemic are not far from our thoughts. We have all been profoundly affected by Covid 19 But thank God this year, with the advent of the vaccine, and the third lockdown the R number has been greatly reduced.

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 either by being present or by way of the live stream. Here are a few of the changes of which we need to be mindful during this week –

Palm Sunday: There will be the blessing of palm branches, without procession or sprinkling, at the beginning of each Mass. The shorter version of the Passion according to Mark will be read by the priest alone. Maundy Thursday: Art the  evening Mass “in Coena Domini”, there will be no washing of feet, nor procession with The Blessed Sacrament followed by watching at the Altar of Repose. The Blessed Sacrament will be placed in the Tabernacle at the end of Mass 

Good Friday: The Passion according to John will be read by the priest alone. Individual veneration of the cross will be omitted  Holy Communion will will be given at the conclusion of the Liturgy.

The Easter Vigil: The blessing of the Easter fire and Paschal candle will be omitted. The Paschal Candle will already be in place in and lighted for the beginning of Mass. Parishioners will not gather outside at the beginning therefore, but take their socially distanced places beforehand in Church as on any other Sunday.  The readings are reduced to their minimum number and the psalms(except the song of the people of Israel and the Alleluia psalm are omitted. The blessing of the water and renewal of baptismal promises will take place as usual, but without individual candles and sprinkling. Easter Sunday Holy Mass will be as per usual but without the rite of sprinkling.

Please note that all of the celebrations this year are considerably shortened as a result of the Covid restrictions and also for this year only we are not restricted to a late time for the Easter Vigil

Through yearly Liturgical  cycle, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, “the various aspects of the one Paschal mystery unfold”(CCC 1171). The Easter Triduum holds a special place in the liturgical year because it marks the culmination of the yearly celebration in proclaiming the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Latin word triduum refers to a period of three days and has long been used to describe various three-day observances that prepared for a feast day through liturgy, prayer, and fasting. But it is most often used to describe the three days prior to the great feast of Easter: Maundy  Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday and the Easter Vigil. The General Norms for the Liturgical Year state that the Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday, “reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday”).

As Sunday is the high point of the week, Easter is the high point of the year. The meaning of the great Solemnity is revealed and anticipated throughout the Triduum, which brings the people of God into contact — through liturgy, symbol, and sacrament — with the central events of the life of Christ: the Last Supper, His trial and crucifixion, His time in the tomb, and His Resurrection from the dead. In this way, “the mystery of the Resurrection, in which Christ crushed death, permeates with its powerful energy our old time, until all is subjected to him” (CCC 1169). During these three days of contemplation and anticipation the liturgies emphasise the sacrificial death of Christ on the Cross, and the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist, by which the faithful enter into the life-giving Passion of Christ and grow in hope of eternal life in Him.

Confessions

After all Masses during the week and on Holy Saturday a priest will be available at the presbytery in Evesham from 9.30am -11.00am

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/

Gift Aid Envelopes (Evesham)

Envelopes will be available for collection before all Masses on 9th 10th 11th April. Forms to sign up for Gift Aid and standing Order forms will also be available

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 )

Easter Offering

Envelopes are available in Broadway and Evesham for those who wish to use them

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.

Gift Aid (Broadway)

Gift aid envelopes are available as you leave the church on Saturday. Many thanks for your continued support

Track and Trace Slip

(This may be used in Broadway and Evesham

Name:

Contact Number:

Size of Group

Date attended

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