Next Pastoral Council Meeting, on 15 Apr. Date of the Third Laity/Passionist Conversation will be on Sunday, 12th May at 1.30 p.m. in the Hall. A Passionist community of St Patrick’s Province was the case here until 2008. A letter from Pastoral Council has been sent to the Provincial in Dublin requesting action on restoring this. The speculation by some as to why other Passionists have not come to St Joseph’s, can be examined by Pastoral Council. Our mission remains to spread the Kingdom of God.
Reading of Bible for Children during 9.30 a.m. Mass: 2019: 31 Mar; Apr: 7 & 14; May 12 & 26; Jun 16 & 30. A blessing.
Calendar: some March Dates:
Wed 27th: Bible Study at 10.30 a.m.
Wed 27th: Women’s Spirituality at 7.45 p.m.
Thurs 28st: RCIA at 8 p.m.
Fridays of Lent 7.30 pm: Mass & Stations
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
Last week I was pleased to meet the new superior of Blessed Sacrament community, ave de Friedland, Fr. Eugène van Heyst. We wish him well.
www.stjoeparis.org has calendar with church services and events.
Collections 10 Mar : € 2,834.52 : ADP € 1,069 ; La Quête : €.20. Lenten Project: € 2,005.23. St Patrick’s Day Mass € 254.53 Collections 17 Mar: €2,938.22; ADP € 269; La Quête : € 35 ; Lenten Project : € 2,286.67 ; Donation $300 ; Praise and Worship, 17 Mar : €200
Lenten Project 2019: At weekend Masses, a collection after Holy Communion in support of the Lenten Project. All money from shrine candles will also go to the Lenten Project. Lenten Project will support l’Oeuvre d’Orient in rebuilding family homes and children’s education in Iraq. Part will also go to St Joseph’s Church to support projects here.
American Girl Guides ask for your help:
“Morgan Lewden, a Confirmation Candidate this year, and her American Girl Scout Troop need donations of big bags, suitcases and used dolls for a Refugee Centre near St Lazare where the girls volunteer to assist families with young children from Afghanistan and African countries. On Sunday next, 31 March these items will be collected at St Joseph’s Church before Sunday Masses. Collection can also be arranged by contacting Wen - 06. 08 82 26 36
RCIA 2019: our community is blessed with 5 adult candidates for Baptism at the Easter Vigil; one is being received into full communion with Catholic Church and 7 in all for Confirmation. Blessed are we; a great team of Parishioners leads RCIA weekly.
Please remember Lenten Mass and Stations each Friday evening at 7.30 pm.