No one can truly proclaim that Jesus is Lord except with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Times and intentions for Holy Mass
Public Masses are indicated in bold print. (Evesham Masses in the Parish centre)
(E)= Evesham (B)= Broadway
Sat 22nd 4.00pm(B) The Barker Family
Sun 23rd 8.45am(E) People of the Parish
10.00am(E) Alan Cox
Mon 24th 10.00am(E) Julia Doherty
Mary Mother of the Church
Tues 25th 10.00am(B) Jean Love
St Bede the venerable
Wed 26th 10.00am(E) Allan Shaw
St Philip Neri
Thur 27th 10.00am(B) Neal Coleman
Our Lord Jesus Christ the Eternal High Priest
Fri 28th 10.00am(E) Patrick Walsh
Sat 29th 10.00am(E) Michael Daly
Solemnity of The Most Holy and Undivided Trinity
Sat 29th 4.00pm(B) Ann McKee
Sun 30th 8.45am(E) People of the Parish
10.00am(E) Laurence Fleming
Confessions after Mass or please contact the presbytery
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.
Private Prayer in Broadway:
Sunday Wednesday Friday 10;00-11.00am
Evesham Food Bank
Please phone 07721559387 in order to discover how and when to take any contributions
Catechism points and themes
Pentecost (numbers indicate paragraph number):
CCC 696, 726, 731-732, 737-741, 830, 1076, 1287, 2623: Pentecost
CCC 599, 597,674, 715: apostolic witness on Pentecost
CCC 1152, 1226, 1302, 1556: the mystery of Pentecost continues in the Church
CCC 767, 775, 798, 796, 813, 1097, 1108-1109: the Church, communion in the Spirit
For the sick and housebound of our parishes
Of your charity
Pray for, the repose of the souls of all who have died in recent days and Nuala Perks Teresa Barnett Thomas Marsh Lyon William Daly Jnr. whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.
From Fr Christopher
So often we have very little understanding of the Holy Spirit in our lives, even though that Spirit is always with us and always seeking to draw us into the love of God! We need to ask that Spirit to be present as we pray Come, Holy Spirit!
The first reading today is from the Acts of the Apostles and describes upon them. Many of us have never had an experience such as we find in this account. On the other hand, many of us have had experiences that are different from this but also are experiences of the Spirit. Many of us have felt truly moved by some religious experience. Perhaps we have been walking near a Church and have felt some tug in the heart to enter and pray. Perhaps we have heard some terrible news and our hearts have turned to the Lord. Possibly someone has asked us about our faith and in trying to describe our faith we have felt something new.
There are so many ways in which the Spirit is present in our lives. Perhaps we have found ourselves in a really difficult situation and have asked the Lord for help—and it all turned out well for us. Or maybe we were in a situation of danger and asked the Lord’s protection, and we emerged safel
The challenge is to reconcile these experiences with the other experiences that we have when we seem far from God, when we ask help from God and nothing good seems to happen. We humans often want an all-powerful God who will always do what we ask of Him! God is not that way. Nevertheless we need to take time to meditate on the positive experiences that we have been given.
We find Saint Paul teaching us about the role of the Holy Spirit. No one can truly proclaim that Jesus is Lord except with the power of the Holy Spirit. All of us today should say and proclaim: “Jesus is Lord.” This is a simple test of the Spirit’s presence. We have to say that Jesus is Lord with conviction, however, and not just with words. It is the Spirit that gives all the gifts in the Church because we are all one body in Jesus Christ, in His Church.
Saint John records the appearance of Jesus to His disciples after His Resurrection. Jesus gives them the Holy Spirit and this gift of the Holy Spirit is completely related to the forgiveness of sin. We should realise that when we really love another and when we forgive another, we are sharing in the Holy Spirit. If we choose to ask the Holy Spirit, even now, that Spirit will show us the way of Jesus our Lord. May this Holy Spirit come upon us today, guiding us in love, truth and forgiveness. May this Holy Spirit give us unity in the Church and faithfulness in preaching the Gospel. May this Holy Spirit guide us in the path of right living and away from the values of this world.
Gift Aid (Evesham)
If any parishioners would like envelopes for the coming year or would like a record of their donations for the last tax year, please contact the parish Gift Aid organiser, Sally Morgan
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
On the Monday, following Pentecost, we celebrate the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. In this way, the Church recalls Mary’s presence with the Apostles at Pentecost, as well as her desire to protect all who come to her Son in His Holy Church. The many mysteries of Jesus’ life that Mary pondered were brought to full understanding in her heart at Pentecost. As the Church was fully established in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, strengthening the Lord’s followers to believe in and to proclaim the Gospel, the Blessed Mother was there as the foremost example of what it means to say yes to Jesus. The memorial is an invitation for each of us to receive more from Mary’s example of holiness and from the grace of her Son that she offers us. We ask her prayers for ourselves and for the whole Church: O Mary, Mother of Christ, and Mother of the Church, pray for us that we might be made worthy of the promises of your Son!”
Going out into the future
When the refurbishment of the church is completed in Evesham and we are once again using the church it will of course be necessary to ensure the ongoing maintenance of the building together with the “life” of the parish. I would ask everyone to give some thought as to how they might be involved in this importance aspect pf parish life. Some though not all of the areas involved will have to do with cleaning, the care of silver and brass (candlesticks, thuribles lamps etc.) The washing and ironing of altar linen(large and small) the ongoing care of the sacristy and care of the Cassocks and Cottas for the altar servers With regard to the liturgy, we shall be needing to gather those who can sing to participate in the “Schola Cantorum”. We shall need to have more people who are willing to read at Holy Mass and to serve at the altar.Although there will be several different options concerning financial contributions to the parish we shall still need to maintain the traditional (offertory collection).
First Holy Communion Group
On Sunday 6th June a few children from last year’s First Holy Communion group will receive the Blessed Sacrament for the first time in Broadway at 12.00noon. This week please use the you tube channel to look at “Preparation for First Holy Communion on 14th March (3)”
Coming to Church and Parking cars.
A few changes have been introduced by the Government which impact on our coming to church. A new QR poster will be in place during this week which I would encourage everyone to use where possible. Also in order to prevent bottlenecks could parishioners bring completed slips with them to church. Please do not park up against the “exit” door in Evesham as this also creates difficulties for people exiting the building at the end of Mass
Need for Volunteers
Without our volunteers who have given of their time in this regard it would not have been possible to celebrate the Holy Mass with the participation of the people. Apart from the brief period of lockdown in Advent it has been possible to do so since July of 2020. We understand that this has required a great deal of commitment. It is particularly important that as many as possible make this commitment to our parishes, Please consider volunteering for this work. The more volunteers we have the easier it will be. Please give your name to James Doherty if you are willing to do this work. (Guiding parishioners to their seats and sanitising the building after Mass))
Thanks to all who have supported this rota copies available after Mass
Track and Trace Slip
(This may be used in Broadway and Evesham
Size of Group