Carol Service & Pageant: today, 10 Dec at 3 pm. Children will take part in this Christmas story with Angels, Shepherds, Sheep, etc. Christmas Social afterwards in Hall; all invited – please bring “eats, drinks” for party; can be left in Kitchen! This is always a good party!
CCD 1st Reconciliation next Sat 16 Dec, 11.30 am following 11 a.m. Mass. This is a day of blessing for the CCD candidates, their families and the whole community of St Joseph’s. Let us keep these young people in our hearts and prayers. Thanks to CCD teachers and assistants for your part in preparing the children.
CCD Christmas Project on Sun, 17 Dec. This is for SVdeP at Le Pecq. Notices have been given to CCD classes.
Christmas Penance Service 19 Dec at 8 p.m. Another opportunity to prepare for the Birth of Our Lord. Individual confession included.
Holy Water: bring a bottle of water; I will bless salt and water to give you holy water.
St Joseph’s Christmas Giving Tree up to 24 Dec gives a special Christmas to children & families in Paris area. Gift suggestions for orphanages, hospitals, shelters are on paper ornaments on the Tree. Info: Gretchen Knoll 0670010928. Needed: Drivers, Gift Wrap, Large Bags.
Feasts this week: Mon: Pope St Damasus 1; Tues: Our Lady of Guadalupe; Wed: St Lucy; Thurs: St John of the Cross; Sun: Gaudete
Please take a copy of St Joseph’s Calendar.
Passionist Congregation Christmas Collection at 4 Christmas Masses. If away at Christmas, a donation in an envelope can be marked– ‘Passionist Christmas Collection’. ADP also.
Collection 3rd December: €2,30416; ADP €308; CCD ADP: €800; Donation: $1,000. A.D.P. Button available on www.stjoeparis.org
Christmas Bazaar last Sunday: a bitterly cold day did not chill the joyful spirit of a wonderful event of sharing and support. The list of names of all who arranged and participated would over-fill this Bulletin. Sincere thanks. Total raised was € 989.63
RCIA continues Thursday at 8 p.m.
Bible Study continues Wed. at 10.30 a.m.
Sat 23 Dec: 11 a.m. Mass; Vigil Mass, 6.30 pm.
Sunday, 24 Dec 4th Sun of Advent: Mass, 11 am
Christmas Masses: 24 Dec: 5.30, 7.30 & 10 pm.
Christmas Day, 25 Dec: Mass at 11 a.m.
26 – 29 Dec. 8.30 a.m. Mass.
Advent Retreat last Saturday was a time of prayer and reflection preparing us to enter as pilgrims into the Advent season. Thanks for preparations to receive the retreatants and with the lunch arrangements. Appreciation to those who participated; I hope you were helped enter into Advent. To Fr Father Francis, thanks for his talk and celebration of Mass