18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2nd August 2020
ST JOSEPH’S PASSIONIST CHURCH
TEL: 01.42 27 28 56.
St Joseph’s Church in August:
St Joseph’s parish office will not be staffed during the month of August. Urgent matters will be dealt with by email or phone as required. Please do not hesitate to contact St Joseph’s should a need arise. May God bless us and keep us all safe this summer.
The necessary restrictions on number of people who can be present at each Mass continues. By preregistration and your co-operation, we have been able to establish a routine that aims to be welcoming and safe at the same time. While all is not perfect, each of us has a role to play in being able to worship God, during this pandemic sweeping our world. Each day we can pray for those searching for a vaccine.
St Joseph’s transmissions on YouTube have proved of extra value at this time. Of course, nothing compares to being personally together around the Lord’s Table. Our social interaction is part of our being the Body of Christ. That said, we now have many new ‘parishioners’; some find us ‘by accident’, people of a ‘certain age’ (like me!) staying at home, others with children or health concerns wisely join us online. The Sunday Obligation can be fulfilled at Mass on another day.
My apology for any occasional issues with online sound and picture. This is worked on constantly.
Mass Collection: € 733,21; ADP € 477. La Quête € 42; Sincere thanks.
Dear Cantors, A health review of Mass at St Joseph’s led to singing being suspended for now. This is kept under review. Thanks to Cantors, Choirs and to Daniel for your contribution to Liturgies at St Joseph’s.
St Joseph’s Masses in August 2020:
8.30 a.m. Mon – Fri [No prior contact]
11.00 a.m. Saturday [No prior contact]
6.30 p.m. Sat Vigil [Prior Registration] *
10.00 a.m. Sunday [PRIOR Registration] *
12.00 p.m. Sunday [PRIOR Registration] *
*Information re registration for Vigil Mass and two Sun Masses:www.stjoeparis.org
Confessions: Sat 11.30 – 12.30 & 5 – 6 pm
Registration 2021 is open on website
19 Sept Confirmation Retreat at 10 am.
10 Oct CCD First Communions at 11 a.m.
11 Oct CCD/Marymount Confirmation 3 pm
Marymount 1st Communion; 17 Oct, 11a.m.
Summer Fair will be on Sunday, 27th Sept in St Joseph’s for our church. ‘International Food Fest’, Tombola, children’s games, and other events will take place.
Donation of Tombola prizes will be gratefully received. We can also welcome new parishioners.
Feasts this Week: Tuesday: le Curé d’Ars (St John-Mary Vianney); Wednesday: Basilica of St Mary Major: Thurs: Transfiguration of Our Lord, (NOT a Holyday of Obligation), Saturday: St Dominic, Founder of the Dominicans.