We must come to know within ourselves that our faith is a gift of the Spirit, that we can speak of Jesus as our Lord and Saviour…
Times and intentions for Holy Mass
Public Masses are indicated in bold print. (Evesham Masses in the Parish centre)
(E)= Evesham (B)= Broadway
Sat 29th 4.00pm(B) Ann McKee
Sun 30th 8.45am(E) People of the Parish
10.00am(E) Laurence Fleming
Mon 31st 10.00am(E) Ray & Val Scott
The Visitation of the BVM
Tues 1st 10.00am(B) Ints of Chantel
Wed 2nd 10.00am(E) Martin Wray
Thur 3rd 10.00am(B) Private int(TM)
St Charles Lwanga & comps
Fri 4th 10.00am(E) Benoir Ntorogo
Sat 5th 10.00am(E) Fr Alfred Oddie
Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Sat 5th 4.00pm(B) People of the Parish
Sun 6th 8.45am(E) Ints Sally & Richard Morgan
10.00am(E) Dominic & Elliot Armstrong
2.00noon(B) The First Communicants
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
The Most Holy Trinity (numbers indicate paragraph number):CCC 202, 232-260, 684, 732: the mystery of the Trinity
CCC 249, 813, 950, 1077-1109, 2845: the Trinity in the Church and her liturgy
CCC 2655, 2664-2672: the Trinity and prayer
CCC 2205: the family as an image of the Trinity
For the sick and housebound of our parishes
Of your charity
Pray for, the repose of the souls of Ray Scott and all who have died in recent days and Umberto Cerr Ena Boulton Iris Dorothy Tinker Michael Siglioccolo Samuel Fleming Michael Devizio Robert Yates Graziella ZambonHugh Lawler whose anniversary of death falls at about this time.
From Fr Christopher
Today, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the Church in her liturgy proclaims the final verses in Saint Matthew’s gospel. In this brief passage we find the divine mandate to “make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of Holy Spirit” (vv. 19-20).As Saint Josemaria said: “the Blessed Trinity has fallen in love with mankind … and has redeemed us from sin and desires ardently to dwell in our soul.”
Abba, Father! We come to the Lord today, asking that He keep us aware of this great mystery of the Trinity. It is this belief that God is Trinity, three in one, that distinguishes the Christian faith from all other beliefs. We believe that God is Father, that Jesus is Son and equal to the Father and is God, and that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and the Son and also God. It is a truly challenging belief and we believe because Jesus taught us to believe.
The first reading today is from the Book of Deuteronomy. This passage tells us of the incredible experience of our ancestors in the faith. God spoke to them! This is what you and I receive from our ancestors in the faith: God speaks to His people! Today not many still believe in such revelation. We believe and because of that belief, we believe in Jesus Christ and in the Spirit. God speaks to us today in His Church and through the Sacraments and in our daily lives through faith.
The second reading is from the Letter to the Romans. We must come to know within ourselves that our faith is a gift of the Spirit, that we can speak of Jesus as our Lord and Saviour because of the Spirit within us, that we call God our Father because the Spirit is the pledge of our adoption as children of God, of the Father. These words must become words that speak of the reality that we experience. Today, as we honour Father, Son and Spirit, let us seek to live these mysteries more profoundly in our lives.
Today’s Gospel is from Saint Matthew and gives us the formula of Baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism is the wonderful gift of being incorporated into Jesus Christ and into all the mysteries of our faith. Most of all , it is a proclamation that God is Triune, Three-in-One, that God is in Jesus teaching us about the mysteries of God.
For many of us, we only know this great mystery because we have come to believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord. It is He who teaches us. It is He who draws us into this great mystery of God. To Him be glory and honour forever.
Pope Francis said: “Alone, without Jesus, we can’t do anything! In apostolic work our strength is not enough, or our means, our structures, even when necessary. Without the presence of our Lord and the strength of his Spirit, our work, even if well organised, is ineffective. And next to Jesus, Mary accompanies us, our Mother. She is already in the Father’s house, and is Queen of Heaven as we call upon her now. Like Jesus she travels with us and is the Mother of our hope.” Let us reflect on these words of the Holy father as we worship in awe the Most Holy and undivided Trinity.
The Pope Emeritus on the Visitation
In the Magnificat which we hear on the feast of the Visitation we recall that :”He has shown strength… he has scattered the proud… he has put down the mighty… he has exalted those of low degree… he has filled the hungry with good things… the rich he has sent empty away… he has helped… Israel”. In these seven divine acts, the “style” that inspires the behaviour of the Lord of history stands out: he takes the part of the lowly. His plan is one that is often hidden beneath the opaque context of human events that see “the proud, the mighty and the rich” triumph.
Yet his secret strength is destined in the end to be revealed, to show who God’s true friends are: “Those who fear him”, faithful to his words: “those of low degree”, “the hungry”, “his servant Israel”; in other words, the community of the People of God who, like Mary, consist of people who are “poor”, pure and simple of heart. It is that “little flock” which is told not to fear, for the Lord has been pleased to give it his Kingdom (cf. Lk 12: 32). And this Canticle invites us to join the tiny flock and the true members of the People of God in purity and simplicity of heart, in God’s love. interpreting our Lady’s very words, St Ambrose invites us to ensure that the Lord can find a dwelling place in our own souls and lives. Not only must we carry him in our hearts, but we must bring him to the world, so that we too can bring forth Christ for our epoch. Let us pray the Lord to help us praise him with Mary’s spirit and soul, and to bring Christ back to our world
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. Please look at “Preparation for First Holy Communion on 14th March (4)” The rehearsal for next Sunday will be at Broadway on Saturday at 11.30am.
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.
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
Families in need in Broadway.
This is a CTIB initiative please see the leaflet and speak to Dominique
Track and Trace Slip
(This may be used in Broadway and Evesham
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