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Sunday: 9:30;11; 12:30 & 6:30pm
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Holy Souls: Mass 8:30am; 7:30pm

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Palm Sunday 28March2021

Palm Sunday of Passion of the Lord- 28th March 2021
St Joseph’s Passionist Church
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 St Joseph’s Lenten Project 2021:

1)Archdiocese of Paris will offer respite accommodation for 10 people.

2) Help for Catholic Schools in Lebanon: After 4th Aug 2020 Beirut explosion, Oeuvre d’Orient sponsors 15 schools in the area of the explosion. Donate by:

ADP online with an email that your donation is for Lenten Project; donation placed in Lenten Project bowl leaving Mass; Lenten Project cheque to “St Joseph’s Church” with memo ‘Lenten Project’.

Collection 21 Mar: 10 & 12 Mass: € 426,70  ; ADP : € 327 ; La Quête : € 52.

LENTEN PROJECT Week 5: € 1,119.03 {Shrine Candles: € 291,45, ADP donations & La Quête} Lenten Project to date: €5,758.21. Your generosity is appreciated.

Confessions: Sat. 11.30am-12.30pm & 5-6 p.m. or by appointment with a priest.

Men’s Spirituality Meeting, Sat 27th March – email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

English Classes: Tim Ross, is offering English Classes by Zoom to children from 6th Grade to High School, with parental consent; Classes in English for Adults in groups of 5 people. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Boy Scouts of America seek School-aged girls and young women (11-17) in the Paris Region to join BSA. Girls (5-10) welcome to join Club Scout Family Pack. Full info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holy Week at St Joseph’s

Holy Thursday Mass: 3 p.m. [This year no Altar of Repose] Confessions after Mass.

Good Friday: Stations of Cross 12 noon. Liturgy of Passion with Holy Communion: 3 pm
{By choosing one or other on Good Friday will allow others to be present.} Confessions afterwards.

Holy Saturday: Confession: 11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m & 5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Masses:

7.00 a.m. Mass: Sacraments of Initiation for Adults. [For Candidates & Sponsors]

10.00 a.m. Mass [Registration online]

12.00 p.m. Mass [Registration online]

Easter Week: 8.30 a.m. Mass

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With rising rate of COVID infections, we all need to be extra vigilant in caring for each other as we gather to worship God.

  • When in church, to maintain the required distance from people not of your own household
  • Leaving the church, to wait until people in front of you have left
  • Not to gather on the parvis with people not of your household
  • Consider participating in Holy Week Liturgies online instead
  • Offer daily prayer for the many people suffering at present.

Another Meditation in words of St Paul of the Cross from his Spiritual Diary.

“They brought Him to the place of Golgotha. Jesus consciously and freely faces his own death., the consequence of his fidelity to the plan of the Father’s Kingdom for his people. His claim to be the Son of God, his stance on the practice of religion and the law, his criticism of the ruling class and his choice for the marginalized had made others feel ‘uncomfortable’ and therefore He should be eliminated.

He does not seek death with a suicidal attitude, but he does not evade it either. He does not defend or alter his life and mission. He is convinced that he will share with his disciples the true Passover meal when the definitive Kingdom of God is established. [Mk.14:25; Lk. 22:18]

There is a succession of hostile gestures and words that reveal the “dark night” and the desolation surrounding Jesus: “They crucified Him” (v.20); the rejection of anaesthetic myrrh; the stripping of his garments; the title “King of the Jews”; the provocation and taunts of passers-by, high priests, teachers of the law, and one of those condemned with Him.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Psalm 22:1). The expression is the total and hopeful abandonment of Jesus to the Father, in the midst of failure. Can we imagine God like this, abandoning, out of love, his Son into our hands? How can we look at Jesus abandoning himself completely and confidently to the Father? What a paradox He embodies! The more we feel distant from God and forgotten, the more He is present, embracing us and making our suffering His own.

Something has ended. Darkness represents Israel that has not been able to see the light of the Kingdom. The veil torn in two from two to bottom symbolises the breaking of a barrier that prevents us from seeing the true face of God and is the end of a model of religion that manipulates God, enslaves with the law and leads to death.

Something new begins. This man was truly the Son of God. The Roman centurion, a pagan, looks intently at the Crucified One and his faith is awakened. When everything seemed to end, something new began; we hear the whisper of life; a light approaches, hope rises and tells the heart to wait for Easter.

There were also women looking on from a distance. (The gentle distance of love). The significant presence at that time of these women, with their helplessness, theirs resilience and fidelity! It is a link between the event of the Cross and that of the Resurrection, between the disciples who have abandoned Jesus in his Passion and Crucifixion and the risen Jesus who wants to gather them again. These women are a model of discipleship – they serve Him and accompany him to the end. They teach us about the discipleship that we are called to learn and to imitate.

[St Paul of the Cross in a letter on 4 July 1748, compares God to a “sea of divine love, from which issues the sea of the holy sufferings of Jesus Christ – these two seas are one”.]

Reflections from St Paul of the Cross are offered in this 300th Anniversary of his foundation of the Passionist Congregation


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

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