13h Sunday in Ordinary Time, 28th June 2020
St JOSEPH’S PASSIONIST CHURCH
01.42 27 28 56.
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
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!