Apologies for late appearance last week of the parish bulletin – totally my fault! Aidan
Parish Meeting Sunday, 17 Feb: Minutes will be published. Thanks to all who joined in. Financial presentations were given by Heather and Michael. Tom Heneghan presented a fascinating tour through the history of St Joseph’s since 1869. Gretchen, Fabrice and Akuorkor worked on the future of St Joseph’s, especially the commitment by the Passionists of St Patrick’s Province. Fr James Sweeney gave an update on personnel and future projections. Group discussions gave us many suggestions. Josefina organised beautiful food. Pastoral Council meeting on 11th March at 7.30 p.m. can reflect on these.
Calendar: some March Dates:
Tues 5th: NO Marriage Preparation at 8 p.m.
Wed 6th: Bible Study at 10.30 a.m.
Wed. 6 Mar: Three Ash Wednesday Masses: 8.30 a.m.; 12 noon and 8.00 p.m. ACWO Annual Soup Lunch after 12 noon Mass
Thurs 7th: 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.
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 in our midst.
Collections 24 Feb : €2,838.98; ADP € 242 ; La Quête : €.23. Mardi Gras total next week.
Thanks to Fr Brendan McKeever, C.P. who was with us for some days recently.
Lenten Project 2019 is being prepared and details will be given next week. At weekend Masses during Lent, a collection will be taken after Holy Communion in support of the Lenten Project. All money donated for shrine candles will also go to Lenten Project.
Full listing of dates until Summer on the Parish calendar and on the website – www.stjoeparis.org Many thanks to Bruno Valades who built and maintains this crucial outreach for many years as a contribution to the mission of St Joseph’s Church. Also, to Roselyne in the parish office who keeps this updated daily. Live streaming of Mass available.
Lent is a season of penance and of good works for others. Feed the Homeless is one such outreach from St Joseph’s along with the Lenten Project.