Visit our Church

50 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris

Mass live on Youtube

Follow Mass here

Sunday Mass

Sat Vigil : 6:30pm
Sunday: 10;12 & 6:30pm


Send us an email

stjosephparis@wanadoo.fr

Talk to us +33(0)142272856


 

Donations to St Joseph's Church:

collections & Mass intentions (& LaQuête App)
Tax receipts sent directly to your home address

Press Here.

Feast of Corpus Christi 6June2021

Feast of Corpus Christi; 6th June 2021
St Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel: 01. 42 27 28 56;
Website: www.stjoeparis.org
Aidan, C.P. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    


CCD Registration for 2021-2022: To prepare for the year ahead, now is the time to discuss in your family preparation for First Reconciliation, Communion, Confirmation. Even with a pandemic, CCD did St Joseph’s proud in preparation for Sacraments. Noone can foretell how the year ahead will unfold; CCD classes in the Hall or online, or a mix of both? Gospel Group and CCD Post-Confirmation Group to resume.

Dates for Sacraments:

Tues 15 June: CCD Registration opens on line
Sat 18 Sept CCD Teacher Meeting, 2.30 pm
Sun 19 Sept CCD Classes begin
Sun 12 Dec Carol Service/CCD Pageant 3 pm
Sat 25 Dec Christmas Masses

2022

Sat 29 Jan Confirmation Retreat at Church of St Augustine, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enrolment Mass at 2 p.m. at end of Retreat.
Wed 2 Mar Ash Wednesday
[CCD First Reconciliation date to be chosen]
10 April Palm Sunday and Holy Week
17 April Easter Sunday
Sat 4 Jun CCD 1st Communions, 11 am
Sun 5 Jun CCD Confirmations 3 p.m.

Marymount Dates:

Thurs 10 Feb: 1st Reconciliation [St Jacques]
Sun 29 May: Confirmation, St Jacques (TBC)
Sat 11 Jun: 1st Communion, St Jacques
11 am
We cherish and support in prayer all who will receive Sacraments in the coming year.


Registration: 4 Weekend Masses: Sat. Vigil 6.30 pm; Sunday 10 am., 12 pm., 6.30 pm.

Confessions: Saturdays: 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 & 5 – 6 p.m. or by appointment.


Dates for 2021 - 2022

Pastoral Council is invited to assemble again on Monday, 13th September at 7.30 p.m. in St Joseph’s Hall {Regulations allowing}
RCIA Thursday, 14 October at 8 p.m.
Hospitality to resume when it is possible
ACWO meetings at St Joseph’s to resume
Ushers and Security to meet for planning
St Joseph’s Lending Library to be relaunched
Stewardship Group to continue good work
Facilities to continue care of building
October: Marriage Preparation Course
Baptism Preparation: 3 July, 4 Sept. with other dates to follow
Choirs/Cantors to resume [TBA]
CCD dates: See opposite column
Eucharistic Minters & Lectors meeting TBA
Bible Study, YAM, Women’s Spirituality, Men’s Spirituality, Feed the Homeless, Fri Mission Lunch continue
Website: Bruno continue excellent service
Parish Office: Serving the needs of the Parish
Passionists: Resume ‘Conversations’ with you based on Provincial Chapter 2022.
All Ministries with dates arranged are asked to send these for the Parish website/bulletin
An Information Day/Food Fest may not be possible in September. Please help to engage with volunteers wishing to serve with us.


Collection 29/30 May: 4 Masses: € 973, 48. ADP: € 887. La Quête: € 50 Many thanks.


Feasts:

Mon: St Denis
Wed
: St Ephrem
Fri
: Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sat
: Immaculate Heart of Mary


Reflection: On the Eucharist

The Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus brings memories flooding back. As a child a ‘Corpus Christi’ procession through the streets of Bray in Ireland where I was born and raised was wonderful. Even when young, I knew that Mass was special and also Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Once a year the town came to a standstill while the Parish Priest carried the Blessed Sacrament through the streets ending the procession by blessing the sea for safety in the coming tourist season.

Girls who had made First Communion walked in front strewing rose petals and two altar boys (no girls in those days!) walked ahead with lighted charcoal and incense offering a sign of prayer rising like the smoke from the thuribles. People decorated their homes and hung flags along the way along Jesus was to pass.

It was a different age. Yet, the memories of those events left a profound sense of reverence for the Blessed Sacrament in young minds and hearts. Benediction in the parish church helped form a whole generation to appreciate how close the living God is to us in Jesus.

That was in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Little did we know that within a few short years Pope St John XXIII would call a Council of the Church that would issue in a new era for believers. ‘Good Pope John’ wanted to open windows to let in anew the Holy Spirit among God’s People.

The Spirit did not let us down. Of course, even to this day, there are believers who would wish to turn the clock back. One doctrine that Vatican Council II speaks of clearly and strongly is The Eucharist.

The restatement that ‘Eucharist makes the Church and Church makes the Eucharist’ reaches back to the Last Supper. Without the Body and Blood of Christ given to us as food and sacrificed on the Cross, we would not have the Mass as the anchor of our life of faith. No matter how many times I’ve been part of First Communions they never cease to speak powerfully to my heart and strengthen my faith.

Over the past year, many people could no longer answer the call to the ‘Table of the Lord’ in person. The virus of the pandemic caused people to give up their most precious meeting with Christ at Mass. It heartened me greatly when emails arrived with comments about how much comfort and strength had been received from Mass online. It is good to remember that just because I cannot come to Jesus, does not mean that He does not come to me. Jesus is powerful in a believing heart also online. The return to Mass will be for some like another ‘First Holy Communion’.

Many of us can remember when priests, religious sisters, brothers and laity left home for distant lands so that the Eucharist could be celebrated. Some of these brave missionaries, gave their all to bring Jesus to others, with some never seeing their parents or loved ones again. They did it for Jesus and His people.

On the Feast of Corpus Christi along with wonderful memories, I have a great sadness. Many sisters and brothers elsewhere are being denied Mass, not because of COVID, but because a way has not been found for them to share regularly in Mass. Priests are no longer there. These people deserve more than they have received so far. Today I suggest we pray that soon this may change, and all may be able to regularly share in Mass, as we do.

StJoeParis

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

Designed by Bruno Valades