Parish Pastoral Council Meeting, on Monday 11 Mar at 7.30 p.m.:
Many reflections from Parish Meeting on 17 Feb will be on our agenda. Date of the Third Laity/Passionist Conversation will be settled, and the agenda outlined. Future Passionist community from Saint Patrick’s Province assigned here will also be reviewed. Lenten Project launched this weekend will be discussed and ways of creating more and better awareness. Ministries, celebrations of Sacraments will get our attention. For a one-hour meeting, we will not be short of material. Each Ministry is asked to have at least a member present so that the Pastoral Council can address what needs attention and rejoice at the blessings of these ministries. As we celebrate our 150th Anniversary here, we are at a crossroads with major decisions, not all in our hands, awaited. Prayer to take the right road was never more needed.
Reading of Bible for Children during 9.30 a.m. Mass: 2019: Mar 17 & 31 Apr: 7 & 14; May 12 & 26; Jun 16 & 30. A true blessing.
Some letters sent to St Joseph’s have not been received. If you sent one to us and did not receive a reply, please let us know.
Calendar: some March Dates:
Tues 12th: Marriage Preparation at 8 p.m.
Wed 13th: Bible Study at 10.30 a.m.
Thurs 14th: RCIA at 8 p.m.
Fridays of Lent 7.30 pm: Mass & Stations
Sun. 10 Mar: Feed Homeless, 1.30 pm
Wed 13: Women’s Spirituality 7.45 pm
Sat. 16th Mar: St Patrick’s Mass at 11 am.
Reception in Hall afterwards. All welcome.
Sun 17 Mar Post-Confirmation at 9.30 a.m.
Sun 17 Mar: Praise & Worship in Hall, 3 pm.
Tues 19 Mar Feast of St Joseph: Mass: 8.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Wed 20: Women’s Spirituality at 7.45 p.m.
Sat. 30 Mar: CCD 1st Reconciliation 11.30 am.
Sun 31: YAM Bible Recap, Hall at 1.30 p.m.
Collections 3 March: € 3,004.25; ADP € 1,069; La Quête : €.43. Ash Wednesday: €1,947.36
Lenten Project 2019: At Lenten weekend Masses, a collection will be taken after Holy Communion in support of the Lenten Project. All money donated for shrine candles will also go to the Lenten Project. Half of Lenten Project will continue our support for l’Oeuvre d’Orient in rebuilding for families returning home and children’s education in Iraq. Other half will go to St Joseph’s Church to support major projects on the horizon. See Posters.
Celebration of Feast of St Patrick: as 17 March is a Sun, our celebration will be at 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, 16 March, followed by a reception in Hall. This is for all – try to wear something ‘green’! St Patrick’s Day Parade will leave Irish Cultural Centre at 1 p.m. on 17 March. Mass in honour of St Patrick will be at 4 p.m. in Church of St Etienne du Mont. Beidh fàilte roimhe go léir!