Jesus died for our sins, he was buried, and on the third day He rose and appeared to Peter and to the twelve [apostles]. (. 1 Cor 15:3-5). This is the fact: He died, He was buried, He rose and He appeared. That is, Jesus is alive! This is the heart of the Christian message.

Times and intentions for Holy Mass

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

 (E)= Evesham  (B)= Broadway

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

                    7.00pm(E)      People of the Parish

Sun 4th    8.45am(E)      Margaret Kilby

                  10.00am(E)     Patrick Walsh

                  11.30am(B)    The Forgotten dead

Mon 5th   10.00am(E)          No Mass

Tues 6th 10.00am(B)       Jacqui & Dennis Hackett

Wed 7th  10.00am(E)      Jean Kitching

Thur 8th   10.00am(B)     Peter Duffil & Family

Fri 9th      10.00am(E)     The Fallon Family

Sat 10th   10.00am(E)      Pasqualina Soave

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Sat 10th     4.00pm(B)     The Hardimnan Family

Sun 11th    8.45am(E)      People of the Parish

                    10.00am(E)      Paul Parkinson

Confessions. Confessions after Mass or please contact the presbytery 

Thanks

Our thanks are due to all who assist throughout the year in so many ways (liturgical, administration, volunteers, “doing what needs to be done)” to ensure the continued life of our parishes.

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.

Evesham Food Bank

Please phone 07721559387 in order to discover how and when to take any contributions

Catechism points and themes

Easter Sunday(numbers indicate paragraph number):

CCC 638-655, 989, 1001-1002: the Resurrection of Christ and our resurrection
CCC 647, 1167-1170, 1243, 1287: Easter, the Lord’s Day
CCC 1212: the Sacraments of Initiation
CCC 1214-1222, 1226-1228, 1234-1245, 1254: Baptism
CCC 1286-1289: Confirmation
CCC 1322-1323: Eucharist

Please pray

For the sick and housebound of our parishes

Of your charity

Pray for, the repose of the souls of  Michael Crumpton(Priest) Graham Dorman Linda Barbara Shorey  and  all who have died in recent days and Tom Langston Robert Mason         Peter Edwards Tony Lyon  Violet Cravos  whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.

From Fr Christopher

Happy Easter

Speaking to his fellow Christians, Paul begins with an irrefutable fact that is not the result of the reflection of a knowledgeable man, but a fact, a simple fact which occurred in the lives of some people. Christianity started from here. It is not an ideology; it is not a philosophical system; rather it is a path of faith which begins with an event witnessed by Jesus’ first disciples. Paul summarises it like this: Jesus died for our sins, he was buried, and on the third day He rose and appeared to Peter and to the twelve [apostles]. (. 1 Cor 15:3-5). This is the fact: He died, He was buried, He rose and He appeared. That is, Jesus is alive! This is the heart of the Christian message.

In announcing this event, which is the central nucleus of faith, Paul insists, above all, on the last element of the Easter mystery, that is, on the fact that Jesus is Risen. If in fact everything had ended with his death, we would have in Him, an example of supreme self-denial, but this would not be able to generate our faith. He was a hero! He died, but He is Risen because faith arises from the Resurrection. Accepting that Christ is dead and that He died crucified is not an act of faith. It is a historical fact. Believing he is Risen, on the other hand, is. Our faith begins on Easter morning.

To be Christian means not starting from death, but rather, from God’s love for us, this has defeated our most bitter enemy. God is greater than nothingness, and a lit candle is enough to overcome the darkest of nights. Echoing the prophets, Paul cries, “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?”(v. 55). We carry this cry in our heart in these days of Easter. And if they should ask the reason for the smile we give and our patient readiness to share, then we will be able to answer that Jesus is still here, that he continues to be alive among us

Buona Pasqua

Parlando ai suoi cristiani, Paolo parte da un dato inoppugnabile, che non è l’esito di una riflessione di qualche uomo sapiente, ma un fatto, un semplice fatto che è intervenuto nella vita di alcune persone. Il cristianesimo nasce da qui. Non è un’ideologia, non è un sistema filosofico, ma è un cammino di fede che parte da un avvenimento, testimoniato dai primi discepoli di Gesù. Paolo lo riassume in questo modo: Gesù è morto per i nostri peccati, fu sepolto, e il terzo giorno è risorto ed è apparso a Pietro e ai Dodici (cfr 1 Cor 15,3-5). Questo è il fatto: è morto, è sepolto, è risorto ed è apparso. Cioè, Gesù è vivo! Questo è il nocciolo del messaggio cristiano.

Annunciando questo avvenimento, che è il nucleo centrale della fede, Paolo insiste soprattutto sull’ultimo elemento del mistero pasquale, cioè sul fatto che Gesù è risuscitato. Se infatti tutto fosse finito con la morte, in Lui avremmo un esempio di dedizione suprema, ma questo non potrebbe generare la nostra fede. E’ stato un eroe. No! E’ morto, ma è risorto. Perché la fede nasce dalla risurrezione. Accettare che Cristo è morto, ed è morto crocifisso, non è un atto di fede, è un fatto storico. Invece credere che è risorto sì. La nostra fede nasce il mattino di Pasqua

Essere cristiani significa non partire dalla morte, ma dall’amore di Dio per noi, che ha sconfitto la nostra acerrima nemica. Dio è più grande del nulla, e basta solo una candela accesa per vincere la più oscura delle notti. Paolo grida, riecheggiando i profeti: “Dov’è, o morte, la tua vittoria? Dov’è, o morte, il tuo pungiglione?” (v. 55). In questi giorni di Pasqua, portiamo questo grido nel cuore. E se ci diranno il perché del nostro sorriso donato e della nostra paziente condivisione, allora potremo rispondere che Gesù è ancora qui, che continua ad essere vivo fra noi

Wesotych Swiat Wielkancnych

Mówiąc do swoich chrześcijan, Paweł wychodzi od rzeczy bezspornej, która nie jest owocem refleksji jakiegoś mądrego człowieka, lecz faktem, prostym faktem, który miał miejsce w życiu pewnych osób. Z tego rodzi się chrześcijaństwo. Nie jest ideologią, nie jest systemem filozoficznym, lecz drogą wiary, której początkiem jest wydarzenie, poświadczone przez pierwszych uczniów Jezusa. Paweł podsumowuje to w ten sposób: Jezus umarł za nasze grzechy, został pogrzebany, a trzeciego dnia zmartwychwstał i ukazał się Piotrowi i Dwunastu (por. 1 Kor 15, 3-5). Taki jest fakt: umarł, został pogrzebany, zmartwychwstał i się ukazał. A zatem Jezus jest żywy! To jest sedno przesłania chrześcijańskiego.

Głosząc to wydarzenie, które jest trzonem wiary, Paweł kładzie nacisk przede wszystkim na ostatni element tajemnicy paschalnej, mianowicie na fakt, że Jezus zmartwychwstał. Gdyby bowiem wszystko skończyło się w momencie śmierci, mielibyśmy w Nim przykład najwyższego oddania, lecz nie mogłoby to zrodzić naszej wiary. Był to bohater. Nie! Umarł, ale zmartwychwstał. Wiara rodzi się bowiem ze zmartwychwstania. Akceptacja tego, że Chrystus umarł i że umarł na krzyżu, nie jest aktem wiary, jest to fakt historyczny, natomiast wiara w to, że zmartwychwstał — tak. Nasza wiara rodzi się w poranek Wielkiejnocy.

Być chrześcijanami znaczy nie brać za punkt wyjścia śmierci, ale miłość Boga do nas, która zwyciężyła naszą najzagorzalszą nieprzyjaciółkę. Bóg jest większy niż nicość, i wystarczy tylko zapalona świeca, by pokonać najciemniejszą z nocy. Paweł woła, a w jego głosie pobrzmiewają echem słowa proroków: «Gdzież jest, o śmierci, twoje zwycięstwo? Gdzie jest, o śmierci twój oścień?» (w. 55). Niech w tych dniach wielkanocnych to wołanie rozbrzmiewa w naszych sercach. A jeśli nas zapytają o powód  uśmiechu, którym obdarzamy, i naszego cierpliwego dzielenia się, będziemy mogli odpowiedzieć, że Jezus jest wciąż tutaj, że nadal jest żywy wśród nas,

Facebook

The funding we have received  for the church  in Evesham 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/

Thanks

Many thanks for the Easter cards and gifts which have been sent to me

.Fr Christopher

Easter Offering

Envelopes are available for those who wish to use them

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 )

Broadway Information

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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