• Church open for Prayers: Weekdays: 8am-5pm; Saturdays: 10am-7.30pm; Sundays: 8.30am-7.30pm

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50 Avenue Hoche

75008 Paris

Sunday Mass from 3 Sept

9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 6.30pm

Sat Vigil 6.30pm

Mon-Fri:8.30am; Sat:11am

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+33(0)1 42 27 28 56

Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA )

For adults who seek to become Catholic, RCIA provides a gradual progress into understanding Catholic belief, a gentle growing involvement in this community, and friendship with other believers. Emphasis is placed on personal decision and spiritual growth. The R.C.I.A. team includes parishioners who accompany candidates on their spiritual journey. Baptisms are celebrated at Saint Joseph's Church every year at Easter Vigil and Adult Confirmations are either at St Joseph's Church on Easter Vigil (or sometimes at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Vigil). Meetings are held every Thursday at 8pm at St Joseph's Church.

CONTACT : An interview with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is a pre-requisite to joining the sessions,  October 2017-Easter 2018 ,email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Essential Documents for participants:

  1. Birth Certificate issued within the last 3 Months.
  2. Baptism Certificate issued within the last 3 Months- {Applicable only to Candidates for Confirmation or if already baptised in another Christian Church}
  3. If married, your Marriage Certificate – issued within the past 3 months
  4. Archdiocese of Paris (forms given at the start of RCIA):
  • “Entrée Catechumenat” – signed by you.
  • “Fiche de Renseignements” – Information form
  • “Appel décisif” – signed by Baptism candidate
  • “Confirmation” – for those already baptised, preparing for Confirmation
  • A Letter to Cardinal Vingt-Trois by all candidates explaining your request to be baptised/confirmed, key events in your journey of faith and who inspired you to apply for Sacraments.
    adressed to Monseigneur André Vingt-Trois , Archbishop of Paris; letter can be in English or French.
  • Name of Sponsor for your reception into the Catholic Church.

Important Dates:

12th October 2017 – Easter Vigil, 31st March 2018 class on each Thursday, 8 p.m. (breaks for Christmas and other dates). A topic is presented each week for consideration and discussion. If you have a Bible please bring it to the sessions.

Appel Decisif for Baptism Candidates: Sat 17th February 2018 at 10 a.m., Notre Dame Cathedral. Your baptism sponsor to attend with you at this ceremony.

Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion: Easter Vigil, 31st March 2018
at 9 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church. Your Sponsor must be able to attend with you.


Three candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and five at Easter Vigil 15 April 2017, one was confirmed in Notre Dame at Pentecost Vigil

Five candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and six confirmed at Easter Vigil 26 March 2016

Five candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and four candidates confirmed at Easter Vigil 4 April 2015

Five candidates received their Baptism (Full Communion) and one candidate confirmed at Easter Vigil 19 April 2014

Two candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Notre Dame at Pentecost Vigil 7 June 2014.

Three candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Vigil 18 May 2013.

One candidate was baptised and recieved Full Communion and also four candidates confirmed during the Easter Vigil 2013.

StJoeParis

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
50 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris, France
33(0)1 42 27 28 56
stjosephparis@wanadoo.fr

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