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Bulletin Notices 3 Oct 2021

 Bulletin 3rd October 2021
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
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St Joseph’s Info Day
It is a long time since I have enjoyed and seen so much joy and happiness as last Sunday at the Information Day. The work of dedicated parishioners to set up, provide food (in abundance), ministries welcoming enquiries; and then leaving the garden and all of St Jospeh’s in perfect state.
It is such a privilege for the Passionists to serve you here. Please God that this was the first of other such gatherings. Dry weather lasted until the early afternoon – thank you, Lord.

CCD Classes resume TODAY online Our CCD volunteers do a great service for children, youth and their families
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CCD FHC and Reconciliation in 2022:
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.
Marymount School Paris {Eglise St Jacques}:
10 Feb: First Reconciliation at 7.00 p.m.
29 May: Sacrament of Confirmation, 3 p.m.
11 June: First Holy Communion at 11 a.m

Confirmation 5th June 2022
Retreat 29 Jan:
10 am at St Augustin’s; Enrolment Mass with Parents 2 pm.
Letters to Bishop Jachiet by Sat. 19 Feb
Feedback on letters by Bishop, 9th April
Bishop present 11.30 – 12.30 pm
Confirmation Rehearsal, 5 Jun. 2 p.m.
with Sponsor (1) present. Updates by CCD class teachers as year goes on.

Weekend Masses at St Joseph’s:
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 is from website:

Thurs 21 Oct 8 pm. RCIA begins (New date)
Marriage Preparation: begins
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Other Ministries

Feastdays this week:
St Francis of Assisi; Tues: St Faustina; Wed: St Bruno;  Thurs: Our Lady of Rosary; Fri: St Thérèse of Lisieux; Sat: St Denis.

English Language Classes: Tim Ross resumes online his English classes. Children, with parental consent, and adults welcome to register for class. Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pilgrimage: Ste-Baume, Cotignac & Lyon: Shrine of St Mary Magdalene, Apparition Site of St Joseph, Our Lady of Graces & Cathedral of Lyon: Oct 29 – 1 Nov. Info: Venci:  

Collections 26 Sept. Mass : € 1,360. 00. ADP: €402 ; La Quête: €52; Shrines: € 153,90. Thanks for your constant support.

BIBLE STUDY in Hall Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. Bibles provided.
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New Leaflet on St Joseph’s Church is now available and will be shared with other Churches dedicated to St Joseph.

Pastoral Council meets on Mon. 11 October at 7.30 p.m. in Hall. All Ministries invited.

Reflection(Fr Pat CP)

It was almost like old times last Sunday! It was wonderful after the various masses to see so many people on the Parvis and in the garden - “almost” being a key word, since every effort was being made to keep people as safe as possible by observing social distancing and mask-wearing. As usual there were lots of goodies available – mostly of the edible kind – but clearly the renewing of acquaintances was a key ingredient for many present. All the modern technology, while greatly appreciated, is no substitute for meeting people in person, and while people were unable to share bisous, or even hand-shakes, there was plenty of elbow contact. (Interesting how language changes – to give someone the elbow previously meant to avoid or get rid of them, whereas now it is a way of greeting!)

But the day also had its more practical purposes, in that it was an opportunity to share information about the parish, particularly for the benefit of those who have recently come to Paris or have recently ‘discovered’ St. Joseph’s. One can only be grateful and appreciative of the many people who gave of their time to be present at the various masses to share information and answer questions about the various ministries that go to making up a very inclusive and participative parish community. Not surprisingly the most common question I was asked was “where is the first Communion stall?” or some such. Even though it was one of the most up-front stalls, it was generally not visible because of the crowds around it. It was a reminder, if one ever needed one, of how important it still is to prepare our young folk for fuller participation in the mystery of the Eucharist.

That was not necessarily what Jesus had explicitly in mind in the Gospel reading of today’s mass, when He invites us to “let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.” But it is very much in the same spirit, reminding us of our call to pass on the faith to future generations, and particularly in this instance reminding us of the wonderful gifts that the Lord has given us through the sacraments to inspire and strengthen us in our daily efforts to respond to his love for us through our love for one another. As so many of our young people set out on a program of preparation for receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, we pray that they may learn as much from our good example as they do from the books and the catechists who will be supporting them along the way.


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

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