Parish Pastoral Council Meeting, on Monday 11 March: 17 of us sat down to see in what ways we could serve St Joseph’s better in order that the glory of God shine forth even brighter. From Parish Meeting of 17th Feb, we had a lot of very valuable material that arose from the discussion groups on that day. Date of the Third Laity/Passionist Conversation will be on Sunday, 12th May at 1.30 p.m. in the Hall. Please put that date in your diary. There is still no news of another Passionist coming to St Joseph’s. While we have wonderful priests who come to offer Mass, I believe that a Passionist community with and for our parish is a blessing.
Lenten Project launched last weekend was discussed and ways of creating more and better awareness. Ministries, celebrations of Sacraments got some attention and more will be given at the next Pastoral Council meeting. Mardi Gras raised a magnificent €2,015 for St Joseph’s. Thanks to Josefina and all who did so much for a great evening. An estimate is awaited for restoration of the pyramid in the garden. As we celebrate our 150th Anniversary, we await answers to major questions, not all in our hands. Prayer that we take the right road was never more needed.
Reading of Bible for Children during 9.30 a.m. Mass: 2019: today, Mar 17 & 31 Apr: 7 & 14; May 12 & 26; Jun 16 & 30. A blessing.
Calendar: some March Dates:
Sun 17 Mar: Post-Confirmation Group 9.30 am
Sun 17 Mar: Praise & Worship, Hall at 3 p.m.
Sun 17 Mar: Final of Marriage Course, 5 p.m.
Tues. 19 March, Feast of Saint Joseph: Morning Mass, 8.30 & Evening Mass, 7.30 pm
Wed 20th: Bible Study at 10.30 a.m.
Wed 20th: Women’s Spirituality at 7.45 p.m.
Thurs 21st: RCIA at 8 p.m.
Fridays of Lent 7.30 pm: Mass & Stations
Wed 20: Women’s Spirituality at 7.45 p.m.
Sat. 30 Mar: CCD 1st Reconciliation 11.30 am.
Sun 31 Mar: YAM Bible Recap, Hall, 1.30 p.m.
Sat 6 April, 10 am.: Feed the Homeless
Collections 10 March : ADP € 229; La Quête : €.20. Other totals next week.
Lenten Project 2019: At weekend Masses, a collection after Holy Communion in support of the Lenten Project. All money donated for shrine candles will also go to the Lenten Project. Lenten Project will continue our support for l’Oeuvre d’Orient in rebuilding for families returning home and children’s education in Iraq. Part will also go to St Joseph’s Church to support major projects on the horizon. Totals so far next week.
Feast of St Patrick: St Patrick’s Day Parade today, 1 pm from Irish Cultural Centre. Mass of St Patrick at 4 p.m. in St Etienne du Mont. Beidh fàilte roimhe go léir!