Parish Pastoral Council: will meet again on Monday, 16th October at 8 p.m. It is hoped to have at least one representative of each Ministry present so that our sharing and planning may address any needs arising. A review of the Parish Information Day will be made. Also, we will need to address the Music Ministry as Marc-Frédéric leaves St Joseph’s next month. The Carol Service and CCD Pageant will also be discussed to see what help can be offered to those who do such a great work on this each year. The planning for 150th Anniversary of the foundation of St Joseph’s in 1869 will also need attention. 2019 won’t be long coming around! An update on the replacement of the windows on the community floor and the possible installation of a new motor for the street grid will also be considered. Each Ministry is a gift from God for His people. That is why the Pastoral Council takes time to pray and to consider where the Spirit may be leading us. Any parishioner or internet reader, can suggest how we might better live out our calling to be the ‘Church’ today. (cf. the reflection this week.)
Marc-Frédéric on 12th Nov after 12.30 p.m. Mass, will offer a music recital for about 20 minutes. As many as possible are invited to be present to pay tribute to him. Interviews will be held shortly to seek a successor.
Collection 1st Oct: € 2,108.22; ADP: €234;
Nigerian Mass: € 91,11. Thanks to all.
Feasts: Mon: St Denis, 1st Bishop of Paris; Wed: Pope St John XXIII; Sat: St Callistus.
Dates for your Calendar:
- Bible Study, Wed 11 Oct, 10.30 a.m.
- YAM ‘Welcome Back’ today, Sunday, 8th Oct, 1.30 p.m. in Hall.
- Feed the Homeless, on Sat 14 Oct 10 a.m. in the Hall. Please help if you can. Just turn up at 10 a.m.
- Praise & Worship, 3 pm next Sunday, 15 Oct. at 3 p.m.
- Marriage Course, 17 Oct at 8 p.m.
- Visit to SVdP at Le Pecq, 25th Nov.
- Christmas Carol Service and CCD Pageant at 3 pm on Sun 10 Dec.
- Retreats for Confirmation, Sat 14 Oct & 27 Jan 2018. Enrolment Mass, 11 am, 28 Jan 2018.
- St Joseph’s Summer Fair 2018 and Food-fest on Sunday, 3 June
Please take a copy of 2017-2018 Calendar
*All are invited to Parish Rosary each Sat. at 5.30 p.m. at shrine of Mary at church doors.
CCD & Marymount Confirmation Retreat on Sat next at Marymount School. Confirmation Candidates are encouraged to be present.