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Sat Vigil : 6:30pm
Sunday: 9:30;11; 12:30 & 6:30pm


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Start of CCD: 3 October

 

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Bulletin Notices 5 Sept 2021

Bulletin 5th September 2021
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel:
01. 42 27 28 56 [Int’l: + 33 1]
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Website: www.stjoeparis.org

 


Weekend Mass from this weekend:
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. Help at 11 am Mass has been offered.


Monday 13 Sept 7.30 p.m. Pastoral Council meeting in Hall:
An invitation will go to Ministries who usually attend Pastoral Council. However, if you wish to attend, please contact the co-ordinator of your Ministry. Some items that will be proposed for the Agenda:

  • Update on visit of Passionist Provincial, Fr James Sweeney.
  • Restart of CCD
  • Review of COVID protocols
  • Update on Ministries
  • Planning the Information Day
  • A parishioner suggests how to help Afghan Refugees in Paris.
  • An Alpha Course online begins on 27th Sept: alpha.org
  • Other items can be suggested to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Your own copy of the Bulletin can be sent to you. Request by email to office.


Alpha Course: online from Mon. 27th Sept. from 20h30 – 22h for eleven weeks. The course is offered in English and French and gives an opportunity to explore the basics of the Christian Faith, looking at topics such as ‘Who is Jesus? How can I have faith? How and why should I pray? Does God heal today? and other topics.

Each session starts with a short video, then small group discussions where you can ask questions and have conversations with other people. You can register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [American Church of Paris]

Sun 26 Sept Parish Info Day in Garden -food fest being planned – please help!
Thurs 14 Oct 8 p.m.
RCIA begins
Marriage Preparation Course
in Oct. Applications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bible Study
: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Ministry and Activity: dates will be published in the coming weeks.


CCD Registration for 2021-2022: 
Classes will resume, on Sun, 3rd October. Unknown, is whether classes will be in Hall or online. We await guidance of the Diocese and Health regulations.
Volunteers to assist with CCD classes for the coming year are needed. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Heather can assist you.
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.


Feast this week: Wed: Our Lady’s Birthday


Baptisms at St Joseph’s. Four Baptisms is maximum and 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. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A parishioner has volunteered as one of two ‘Ambassadors’ from St Joseph’s. To join email parish office.

Haiti Earthquake: Fr Rick Frechette, a Passionist priest/doctor, has worked for many years in Haiti and tells of the huge suffering after the earthquake. Your donations will be forwarded to Fr Rick.

Collections at four weekend Masses: € 1,383.36
ADP since last weekend: € 1,050
La Quête for August €253
Shrine Candles: € 102,54 Since appreciation for your generosity.

Passionist Provincial’s visited St Joseph’s:
Fr James Sweeney on Thurs spoke with Fr Pat and me about the future for St Patrick’s Province of which St Joseph’s is
part. The Provincial and Council will meet on 6 - 7 Sept to consider the appointment of Passionists. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to complete the process by mid-Sept.”[ Bulletin on 2nd Sept.]



A Thought on Word of God - Aidan

Infant Baptisms resume this month. During the ceremony the EPHPHATHA prayer over the ears and mouth is said:

“The Lord made the deaf hear and the dumb speak. May he soon touch your ears to receive his word, and your mouth to proclaim your faith, to the praise and glory of God the Father.”

 Jesus often healed by a word spoken, but on this occasion, Jesus took the man ‘aside in private, away from the crowd, put His fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle’. This is really intimate, respectful of the man’s feelings. Jesus is not wanting to show himself as one who works wonders.

While Jesus is aside with the man, He raises His eyes to Heaven and sighs before speaking His word of command, ‘Be opened’! {Ephphatha}. As a family knows, a conversation with a deaf person calls for communication that lets another person know we feel their pain.

There is not one of us who cannot come to Jesus in our pain and our need. It can be anything. Jesus takes us aside and touches our need. He offers us a new road forward by opening our ears to hear the Good News. He then loosens our tongues to bring that Good News to others in their pain.  

Baptism is a beautiful Sacrament, and it has been my privilege to have baptised so many infants and adults. May we keep our ears from gossip and our tongues from unbecoming speech.

 

StJoeParis

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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