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Bulletin Notices 28 June 2020

13h Sunday in Ordinary Time, 28th June 2020
St JOSEPH’S PASSIONIST CHURCH 
Site – www.stjoeparis.org  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
01.42 27 28 56.
Fr Pat, C.P.:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aidan, C.P.:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Today, 28 June, 12 noon Mass: Fr Pat will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on his Golden Jubilee of Ordination as a Priest.  We thank God for his generous service as a Passionist Priest over these years. He has served the Lord in various ministries in Passionist Communities, including at St Joseph’s Paris from 2004-2008 as Curé. He came back to St Joseph’s last year after 12 years at St Joseph’s Parish in Highgate, London. Due to the pandemic, we cannot welcome his relatives and friends from other places. Please God, he will soon be able to have such a celebration, if travel restrictions are eased. We wish him well and ask God to continue blessing him in the years ahead.


St Joseph’s Masses From 4th July 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 reserving a place at one of two Sun Masses: www.stjoeparis.org


Men’s Spirituality Online Sat, 27 June **Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.**

      ***CCD Programme***

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.


Mass Collection 21 June: € 1,082.15; ADP: €286; La Quête: €70, La Quête for French tax is deductable. Thanks for your great support.


Gradual Reopening St Joseph’s:

From Saturday, 4th July onwards, Sat. 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass will resume. Confessions on Saturdays 11.30 – 12.30 and 5 – 6 p.m. Rosary at 5.30 p.m. can now resume at the statue of Mary. Please pre-register for Vigil Mass if staying on after the Rosary. Infant baptisms are resuming but because of present restrictions will take place on specified Saturdays at 12 noon. Baptism Application can be made from the website – www.stjoeparis.org

To sum up: July at St Joseph’s Church:

3 Masses at weekend: Sat Vigil at 6.30 p.m. Sunday: 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon. Due to space limitations preregistrations for these 3 Masses is still needed.  Resuming Sunday evening Mass is being examined.

At all Masses, please wear a face mask, sanitise hands at entrance door and also at church door. Toilets facilities are limited. Holy Communion is brought to seats. Leave as directed by ushers. Offertory Collection as you leave. The church, hall and all other places are sanitised between Masses.

Apology for breakdown of YouTube during the week. Efforts to remedy this began immediately and are continuing. Thanks to the many people who join online. You are part of this community. Sunday Obligation can also be fulfilled at weekday Mass.

Your generosity to St Joseph’s is greatly appreciated. A shortfall during lockdown will be helped by a rearranged Summer Fair, cancelled in June, and will take place on Sunday, 27th September in the garden. We hope to have an ‘International Food Fest’, various stalls, children’s games, and anything else you can suggest. This will also serve to welcome new parishioners and to enable people sign up for the ministries that always need help.

Congratulations to RCIA Candidates who have recently received Sacraments.

Thanks to the people who have signed up to receive St Joseph’s Parish Bulletin. The circulation is at its highest in 12 years!

Bulletin Notices 21 June 2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time,21st June 2020
St
JOSEPH’S PASSIONIST CHURCH  Site – www.stjoeparis.org
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.TEL 01.42 27 28 56.

Fr Pat, C.P. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aidan, C.P.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Next Sunday, 28 June, 12 noon Mass: Fr Pat’s Golden Jubilee:  Reception in Garden to follow.  Regrettably places limited.


 St Joseph’s Masses Already Started

 8.30 a.m. Mon – Fri [No prior contact]

11.00 a.m. Saturday [No prior contact]

  10.00 a.m. Sunday [PRIOR Registration] *

  12.00 p.m. Sunday [PRIOR Registration] *

*Information re reserving a place at one of two Sun Masses: www.stjoeparis.org


Men’s Spirituality Online Sat, 27 June **Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.**

      ***CCD Programme***

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.


Mass Collection 14 June: € 345,96; ADP: €1,606; La Quête: €27;
Lenten Project: €100 [L.P. Total to date):
€10, 291.30

16 March-2 June 2020 ADP €20,552.54

16 March-2 June 2020 La Quête €887    

Thanks for great support during lockdown.

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ADP cheques from Feb-June were not lodged by the Diocese. New bookkeeping by ADP and lockdown were reasons offered. St Joseph’s office sends cheques when received. I regret this delay beyond our control; all cheques were to be lodged by the Diocese on Friday. Online donations were not affected, and all is now fixed. Sincere apologies, {Aidan}


Full Reopening of Saint Joseph’s: not yet under present regulations.

St Joseph’s Church is now open daily on upper level, from 9 – 5. People are again coming to pray and to light a candle. This area is sanitised at the end of each day.
Entry for all Masses remains by the door at Reception, at the end of the parvis steps.

Confessions Sat. 11.30 am - 12.30 pm.

Baptisms resuming this month.


 “God’s Hidden Graces of Covid19

On Sunday 8th March 2020, Mass from St Joseph’s was viewed 129 times. Lockdown was 1 week later; Sun 15 Mar, there were 538 views of only Mass from St Joseph’s. Easter Vigil and one Easter Sunday Mass increased to 1,317 views online. Good Friday at St Joseph’s had 902 views. Online transmission of Mass from St Joseph’s began in May 2016 and graphs supplied by ‘YouTube’ reveal an amazing growth since mid-March 2020. Emails received from people joining in Mass from St Joseph’s come from near and far. Requests for prayers at Sunday Mass is beyond anything I have ever known before.  

Why tell you all this? Not to boast, but to wonder if some new possibilities are being revealed to us by God? Mass together was and is the ideal; we pray that we will soon be back together again. In the meantime, is the reopening of all churches, while this pandemic is still active, the only or the best response? If this was the only option, so be it. Due to health regulations, St Joseph’s can welcome no more than 45 worshippers to Mass. Careful work done to preregister is appreciated. Should the Hierarchies have analysed evidence for Mass online as a temporary alternative to protect people until all who wish can be together at Mass? Sunday Mass online and receiving Holy Communion at another time or a weekday Mass would it be a possible alternative? Our church doors will open one day to all God’s People. As Temples of the Holy Spirit, Jesus lives in us as well as in the church building. We are the church; the building is where we assemble. Arrangements in place at present, will be carefully observed. [Aidan]

Bulletin Notices 14 June 2020

Corpus Christi, 14th June 2020

St JOSEPH’S PASSIONIST CHURCH
www.stjoeparis.org  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:
01.42 27 28 56.

Pat Fitzgerald, C.P. – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Aidan Troy, C.P. –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Fr Pat’s Priesthood Golden Jubilee: 28 June at 12 noon Mass, Reception in Garden to follow. This is good news at a difficult time. Regrettably places limited.


St Joseph’s Not Fully Reopened:

****Masses Already Started****:

 8.30 a.m. Mon – Fri [No prior contact]

11.00 a.m. Saturday [No prior contact]

 Masses from Sunday, 21st June:

  10.00 a.m. Sunday [PRIOR CONTACT] *

  12.00 p.m. Sunday [PRIOR CONTACT] *

*Information re reserving a place at one of these Masses on: www.stjoeparis.org


YouTube transmission of Mass continues.

Sunday Mass Obligation can be fulfilled at a weekday/Sun Mass in any church.


 ***CCD Proposed Programme***

Registration 2021 is open on website – Starting date to follow.

19 Sept Confirmation Retreat at 10 am: Mgr. Jachiet on Candidates Letters

10 Oct CCD First Communions at 11 a.m.

11 Oct CCD/Marymount Confirmation with Mgr. Jachiet. Rehearsal at 1.30 p.m. Confirmation begins at 3.00 p.m.

Marymount 1st Communion; 17 Oct, 11a.m.


Collection 7 June: € 345,96; Donations: €1,180. ADP:€1,579.72; For Poor:€1,550 Lenten Project to date: €8,971.29. Further update on Finance next week.

Full Reopening of Saint Joseph’s: not possible under present regulations. Restoration of our previous service will welcome all who wish to enter the House of God. At present 45 people can be present at a Mass in place of the usual 300-400 worshippers. Fr Pat, Pastoral Council, Stewardship Group and Ushers have done a huge amount to prepare and keep us all safe coming to the two Sunday Masses. Their time and energy given to achieve a safe return to Mass and Sacraments is truly admirable. We are in their debt.In the early church, they had to decide who was is in and who was not. Today parishes all over the world are facing who comes to Sunday Mass and who cannot. It took the guidance of the Holy Spirit for Apostles to realise that God does not have favourites.

The elderly, of whom I am one, are not encouraged to put our health at risk. People with elderly relatives at home and parents of young children will give serious consideration about coming to Mass in any church. This situation is not the fault of any person in particular, as the pandemic came upon us powerfully.

We do not know how long the present restrictions will last. I pray that soon we will be able to open wide St Joseph’s doors for all to come in and worship.

If the pandemic goes on for months, and please God that it does not, even when restrictions are gone, my prayer is that St Joseph’s will do what it has done in its past and emerge in a form that will begin our next 150 years. We can share together what the Spirit taught us during lockdown. God’s call to us is to ‘change our hearts’; this is easier to sing, than to do!

Sincere thanks for your patience and understanding for your priests.    [Aidan]

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Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
50 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris, France
33(0)1 42 27 28 56
stjosephparis@wanadoo.fr

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