Happy New Year filled with blessings for you and those dear to you.
Also a nice Feast of Epiphany : Don’t forget placing your 3 Magi in your home crib before the traditional Galette sharing!
CCD First Reconciliation: it was thought advisable to transfer this to Jan 2019.
Confirmation Retreat at St Augustin on Sat 26 Jan. all meet at St Joseph’s at 9:00am
Bible Study: Wednesday 9th Jan at 10:30am
RCIA on Thursday, 10 January at 8 p.m.
St Patrick’s Passionist Province: Offertory collections at 4 Christmas Masses go to St Patrick’s Passionist Province. ‘Christmas Collection’ envelopes still available. ADP cheques can be written up to 31stDec2018 for 2018 tax receipt. Thanks for your generous response – total published next Sunday.
Second Conversation in Parish will be on Sun. 17 Feb. at 1.30 p.m.; agenda items suggested for this meeting; preparations for 150th Anniversary of St Joseph’s continue; new lights for the Altar and Lectern area are planned for early 2019; upgrade of present “grille” is hoped for soon; census of numbers at Mass to be taken in January; Minutes of Pastoral Council and Parish meetings to be posted on website – occasionally editing may be needed; an editor is now in place; this will, hopefully, overcome the inadequacy of these Bulletin notes published after each meeting; ‘Mardi Gras’ in Hall on Sat. 2nd March after Vigil Mass; Next Pastoral Council 21 Jan. 7.30 pm
Collection 29/30 Dec : € 2,824,07; ADP: €1178 & La Quête App: 82€. 1Jan2019 : €1153,16. NB : last call for ADP cheques (dated up to 31 Dec 2018) if you wish the 2018 tax receipt.
Baptism Preparation next Saturday 12 Jan at 11am. Baptisms: 13 jan, 3 & 24 Feb, 3 & 31March, 7 & 28 April.
ACWO Board meeting Tuesday 8 at 2pm. NEW date for ACWO potluck lunch: 17 January at noon. All women of the parish are welcome.
Thurs 10: Feast of Guillaume, Monk & Bishop of Bourges, Center France +1209.
Reading of Bible for Children during 9.30 a.m. Mass on top level: 2019: Jan. 13 & 27: Feb: 10 & 17; Mar 17 & 31 Apr: 7 & 14; May 12 & 26; June 16 & 30: contact Monique
A warm welcome to Fr Eugene McCarthy, C.P. who will be with you during my absence.