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Parish Bulletin 1 November 2020

Feast of All Saints, 1st November 2020
ST JOSEPH’S PASSIONIST CHURCH
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Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, it will not be possible to come to Mass at St Joseph’s Church. This weekend Sat. Mass at 11.00 a.m. will be available on YouTube. Go to www.stjoeparis.org – click on ‘Follow Mass here’. On Feast of All Saints, Sunday 1 November, Mass at 10 am and 12 noon will be available online. Feast of All Souls, 2 Nov. Mass at 8.30 am. and at 7 pm. will be online. 8.30 am Weekday Mass and Sat Mass at 11 am. will be online. All pre-registrations for Nov are cancelled.

Meeting of CCD Teachers, Assistants: CCD Teachers’ meeting on Saturday, 7th Nov. at 3 pm. is CANCELLED.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

All Souls Altar List Box: Names can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Those received will be placed in the box at the Altar to be included in Masses in Nov. May they rest in peace. Amen

Collections 25 October : € 811,78; ADP :  € 777 ; ADP donations online from www.stjoeparis.org  Sincere thanks. Haiti Lenten Project sent, $ 14,500. Well done!

Prayers, thoughts and solidarity with the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice following the killings of three people this week. May they rest in peace, and may their families be comforted.


Marriage Preparation Course online: Saturday, October 24 at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 31 at 5 p.m.

Bible Study on Wed. online at10.30 a.m. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Baptism Applications: www.stjoeparis.org

YAM events Oct – Jan ’21 from email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bulletin can be requested from parish office and it will be sent online weekly to you.

Update on Maintenance: a hot water boiler was installed for the Passionist community kitchen to replace one that leaked. Financed by the Passionists.

Grille on the parvis: 1st phase to repair the parvis grille, out of action for a few years, is completed. Parts have been ordered to be installed as soon as possible, offering more protection. A parishioner organised this for Saint Joseph’s. Passionists financed this.

Contact St Joseph’s during ‘lockdown’’: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 01. 42 27 28 56 Website: www.stjoeparis.org
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Mass Intentions: email name(s) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donations St Joseph’s Church: From parish website to ADP

Cheques: Eglise St Joseph (Parish A/C)

              Les Pères Passionistes (Mas Intention offerings.)

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Advent and Christmas Schedule :

After 1st December, {I hope}, these will be arranged and published.

Thanks to couple for Chrysanthemums donated for the November Altar.


A Reflection on weekend Readings

This Feast of All Saints is one I really love and appreciate each year. It gives me a ‘warm’ feeling, because, like you, I know a lot of these Saints. In the words of the Preface at Mass:

“For today by your gift we celebrate the festival of your city, the heavenly Jerusalem, our mother, where the great array of our brothers and sisters already give you eternal praise.”

That gives me hope when like now, it may be in short supply. They are giving eternal praise to God. Remember that they know us. When they died and went to God, they did not forget us. They raise us up before God. They love us more now than they could ever while on earth. Now they share in the total love of God and so are pure love, without spot or wrinkle.

They talk to God about us and our needs. A Mother does not forget the   child at her breast; being in Heaven does not change that for her. The Saints understand us and our worries and trials, because they came through suffering and death themselves. The First Reading of Mass is beautiful:

“They were standing in front of the throne and of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palms in their hands.”  [Apoc. Chapter 7]

An Elder asks, ‘who are these people and where do they come from?’

“These are the people who have been through the great persecution, and they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb.”  [Apoc. Chapter 7]

More than anything else they want us to be with them before the throne of God. They dread any of us being lost. They tell us not to fear death; it is the most important moment of our lives since birth. It is the gateway to Paradise, to God, and to them.

The Beatitudes in the Gospel today, give us a ‘road map’ to Heaven. But none of us may want to be poor, to mourn, to hunger and thirst, to be abused and persecuted, with people speaking calumny against us. It goes against our inner drive for peace. For Jesus to say, “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in Heaven.”, is a big ask of us on this earth.

Perhaps I make the mistake by living as if by a moral code alone I can ‘earn’ entry into the Kingdom. I cannot. Rather, these years on earth allow me, through prayer and suffering, to have a change of heart. Whatever it is that God asks of me – poverty, mourning, hunger, thirst, persecutions or having lies told about me – lead me to grow into the child of God that I am meant to be since I was baptised. Like Job I realise that the Lord gives, and the Lord takes away and my prayer is, ‘Blessed be the will of the Lord.’ Before going to Heaven this is our hope and consolation here on earth.

If this seems too much, remember that the ‘passport’ to Heaven is made up of ‘little’ things. A tiny mustard seed grows into a tree, a morsel of yeast raises a whole loaf and a few coins from a widow in the Temple is praised by Jesus. We are called to holiness. This is not the privilege of the few, but the vocation of us all. If you feel like giving up, remember you are born to be part of the Feast of All Saints. Your place in Heaven has your name on it. Let us help each other get there.

 

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75008 Paris, France
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