Parish Pastoral Council recommended that this year’s Lenten Project be for the people of Haiti where Passionists have a community. Fr Rick, C.P. is priest and medical doctor. Parishioners, Lorrie and Bob, lived in Haiti for four years and will speak at Mass next week, giving an eye-witness account of people’s lives in Haiti.
- Collection at Lent weekend Mass after Communion. Last week: €1,741.20
- A.D.P. – a cheque to ‘St Joseph’s Church A.D.P.’ for Lenten Project Last week: €1,100
- The Mardi Gras on 22 Feb raised €1,957 for the Lenten Project.
- Shrine Candle money to Lenten Project; last week €272,20
‘Conversation’ of Laity and Passionists This was 5th since Dec. 2018 and leads to Passionist Provincial Chapter in June 2020. Fr Mirek, C.P., General Consultor from Rome, will be at St Joseph’s from 21-23 March. He will meet with the Pastoral Council on Sat, 21st March from 4-5 p.m.
CANCELLED because of Covid19: Pilgrimage to Sacré-Coeur Basilica which was planned Sat, 14th March,
Fri 13 Mass and Stations at 7.30 pm.
‘Praise and Worship’ will take place in the Hall on Sunday, 15th March at 3 pm. Prayer petitions taken on parvis after Mass. As part of ‘Laudato Si’ theme, garden can be donated Spring. A cake sale by young people to fund children’s holidays today.
Feed the Homeless will take place today Sunday, 8th March at 1.30 p.m.
ACWO potluck lunch on Thursday, 12 March beginning at noon. Feast of St Patrick on 17 March, an extra Mass at 11 a.m. followed by the annual Reception in the Hall. If you can bring a food dish it will be welcome. Sun 15 March 4.30 p.m. Mass for St Patrick at St Etienne due Mont. Mass on Feast of St Joseph, 19 Mar, 7.30 pm
Offertory Collection on 23rd February: €3,056.08. Ash Wed: €1,507.47 Masses 1st March: €3,108.66; ADP: €232; La Quête: €15; May God bless your generosity.
CCD Teachers/Assistants are offered a retreat/ongoing formation on Sat afternoon, 6th Jun or else in Sept. Mgr. Connolly, past President of National Seminary in Ireland and lecturer at Institute Catholique has been approached to lead this. An invitation to anyone who wishes to learn more about CCD with a view to volunteering for CCD 2020-2021 are very welcome to this event.
Cornovirus Information from Archbishop of Paris is available on posters around Church.
Laudato Si Week, 16 – 24 May 2020 has been announced by Pope Francis. This will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’. Various resources can be found on www.vatican.va
Lenten Eco Calendars available in church.