Bulletin 29th August 2021
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel: 01. 42 27 28 56 [Int’l: + 33 1]
Weekend Masses from 5th Sept:
Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9.30 a.m., 11.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.; Evening: 6.30 p.m.
Registration for these 5 Masses will still be required and is done from parish website: www.stjoeparis.org
Ushers/Stewards at the Reception Door and in the Church since COVID began have been of great service. With one extra Mass, help at 11 am Mass will be needed. The Church is sanitised between Sunday Masses. Help with this will be appreciated.
As soon as COVID restrictions are lifted, we will return to full numbers with no need for pre-registration. God speed the day when this happens.
Some 2021 – 2022 dates:
Monday 13 Sept 7.30 p.m. Pastoral Council meeting in Hall
Sun 26 Sept Parish Info Day in Garden
Thurs 14 Oct 8 p.m. RCIA begins
Other Ministry and Activity: dates will be published in the coming weeks.
CCD Registration for 2021-2022:
Classes will resume, hopefully, on Sunday, 3rd October. As the Parish Info Day is scheduled for the previous Sunday, 26th September, an opportunity will be provided to make enquiries and register by newly arrived families. Yet unknown, is whether we can resume classes in the Hall or continue online. We await guidance of the Diocese and Health regulations to make our decision.
Our CCD teachers are a blessing in our midst. Please God as many as possible of the present teachers will continue in this ministry in the coming year.
CCD Teachers Meeting on Sat. 18 Sept. at 2.30 p.m. in the Hall.
CCD Class Dates and Sacraments:
Sat 18 Sept: CCD Teacher Meeting, 2.30 pm.
Sun 3 Oct: CCD Classes begin (NOT 19 SEPT)
Sun 12 Dec: Carol Service/CCD Pageant 3 pm
Sat 29 Jan 2022: Confirmation Retreat, 10.00 a.m. with Enrolment Mass at 2 p.m.
26 Mar: 1st Reconciliation at 11.30 a.m.
4 June: CCD 1st Communions at 11.00 a.m.
5 June: CCD Confirmations at 3 p.m.
Feasts this week: Thurs: Martyrs of Paris; Friday: St Gregory the Great, Pope.
Baptisms at St Joseph’s. Four Baptisms is maximum due to capacity of church. Maximum of 20 for each Baptism. Church Offering can be given to priest.
Application Form: www.stjoeparis.org
Diocesan Day on ‘Laudato Si’ on Sun. 19 Sept at Church of St-Louis de l’hopital de la Pitié-Salpetrière. Tel: 06.11 25 16 07.
Haiti Earthquake: Fr Rick Frechette, a Passionist priest/doctor, has worked for many years in Haiti. An update from Fr Rick tells that the strategy of State & Church has a fourfold outreach:
- The medical team is working daily with the people at the various tragic sites, with their base at Port Salut.
- St Luke’s Hospital is receiving medically evaluated patients.
- Truck loads of supplies are being sent out daily to their emergency team and to other St Luke clinics as they restart to function in affected areas.
- A start has been made to put roofs over peoples’ heads.
We admire and pray for Fr Rick, Fr Enzo and all engaged in reaching out in the midst of such a huge tragedy. St Joseph’s in the coming week will assess how we can best support this work.
Collections at 4 weekend Masses: Last weekend: € 986.49
ADP since last weekend: €1,227.
Donation for Haiti Fund: € 200
Shrine Candles: € 109.14
Your constant generous support is a blessing. Sincere thanks and appreciation.
Crisis in Afghanistan: We continue to keep in prayer the Afghan people in their time of loss of life and trauma. Images and news from Kabul Airport are really heart-breaking. Agencies are involved in assisting these people who now face a severe shortage of food.
Use of photos on websites: Diocese reminds parishes to observe conditions of usage of photos, especially regarding copywrite.
Update on Passionist Provincial Chapter of July 2021: elected:
Provincial: Fr. James Sweeney (Re-elected); Consultors: Frs. Bernard Lowe, John Friel, Paul Francis Spencer, Anthony Connelly.
Passionist Provincial Superior, James Sweeney, will arrive at St Joseph’s late in the evening of Wednesday, 1st September, and leave on Friday, 3rd September. His visit is so that,
“our present ministries be reviewed, with a view to adopting a synodal model, emphasising discernment, agreement, and a team approach to life and mission.” and question, “Should the mission be re-formulated for the next four years? If so, how?”
He has not indicated that he plans to meet parishioners on this visit. This may be happen when he and his council review visits to communities and have made appointments for the next four years.
After these visits to communities, the Provincial and Council will meet on 6-7 Sept as a step towards appointment of Passionists. Our Pastoral Council on 13 Sept, may wish to discuss these matters. Please pray for the Passionists and St Joseph’s Mission Anglophone for a wise discernment about our future. [Aidan]
Welcome back to Fr Pat – it is good to have him back among us.