This year’s Lenten Project is 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 some Masses, giving an eye-witness account of people’s lives in Haiti.
- Collection at Lent weekend Mass after Communion. Last week: € 2,026.62
- A.D.P. – a cheque to ‘St Joseph’s Church A.D.P.’ for Lenten Project
- Shrine Candle money to Lenten Project; last week €239,20
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.
The Pilgrimage to Sacré-Coeur Basilica was cancelled but it is hoped to revive it when the present pandemic has abated.
‘Praise and Worship’ will take place in the Hall today, 15th March at 3 pm. Prayer petitions are taken. As part of ‘Laudato Si’ theme, plants for the church garden can be donated for Spring planting.
Cake sale to fund children’s holidays went well and organisers grateful for welcome.
Thanks to Eunice for meeting with Lectors and some Eucharistic Ministers dealing with security at St Joseph’s. Thanks to Michael Morgan for leading us through it.
Five couples concluded their Marriage Preparation on Tues. Thanks to Yulia and Edward as the couple leading this.
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. Today 4.30 pm Mass of St Patrick, St Etienne due Mont.
Mass on Feast of St Joseph, Thurs 19 Mar, at 7.30 pm
Offertory Collection on 8th Mar: €2,695.82. ADP: €232; La Quête: €20.
CCD Teachers/Assistants are offered a retreat/ongoing formation on Sat afternoon, 6th Jun or in Sept. If you wish to learn more about CCD and volunteer for CCD 2020-2021, you are welcome to this event.
Cancelled Citizenship Meeting with USA Consular Service in Hall on Thurs 26 Mar
Laudato Si Week, 16 – 24 May 2020 will mark the 5th Anniversary of the ‘Laudato Si’.
Apologies to those who received a bogus email supposedly from me in past week.
I appreciative those who spoke and wrote to me about last weekend’s ‘Reflection’.
Pray for our 4 RCIA Candidates for Baptism at the 1st Scrutiny at 12.30 pm Mass today.
Sat. 7th March 1st Reconciliation for CCD was a moment of grace and of inspiration. Thanks to all in CCD who brought this about, to Parents who gave such strong support and example, to Daniel for music, and most of all to the children who did so well. Thanks for respecting request not to take photos during the ceremony. We will try the same during First Communion in May; the party afterwards in garden will be a great setting for lots of photos!