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Bulletin 10 October 2021

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel: 01. 42 27 28 56 [Int’l: + 33 1]
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CCD Classes resumed last week mostly online & our youngest ccd happily joined their class in situ
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 202:
Retreat 29 Jan:
10 am at St Augustin’s; Enrolment Mass with Parents 2 pm.
Letters to Bishop 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
Marriage Preparation: began
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Other Ministries

Feastdays this week:
St John XXIII; Fri: St Thérèse of Avila; Doctor of the Church, +1582;
Sat 16 oct: St Marguerite Marie Alacoque, +1690
(Sacred Heart Shrine, Paray le Monial, Burgundy).

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. Registrations is now complete.
Collections 3 Oct Sept
. Mass : € 930; ADP: €502 ; La Quête: €10; Thanks for your constant support.
BIBLE STUDY had a very good start and is now back
in Hall Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. Bibles provided. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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.

LETTER from the Archbishop of Paris:

Dear brothers and sisters, dear friends,
As you know we were waiting for the CIASE report* which was made public today. We asked for it in order to tell the truth because we absolutely owed it to the victims and to all the faithful.

I was meditating on this this morning with the psalm of the Mass Ps 129: "From the depths I cry out to you Lord".

We have discovered this truth with all of you. She is way beyond what we thought we knew, she is scary.

For several years, we have taken measures to take this appalling tragedy seriously, but we see that we still have a long way to go to welcome the suffering of the victims, support them in their reconstruction, and make the common home more secure. The analysis of the causes exposed by the report of Mr. Sauvé obliges us to look closely at the factors which allowed such abuses. We will need all of you to enlighten us and help us with the necessary reforms. We asked CIASE to give us recommendations. We will study them carefully with all the bishops of France in order to decide what is appropriate to implement.

Believe me, I share your deep sadness at these terrible revelations. I invite you to pray for the victims whose lives are shattered. I also ask you to pray for all priests, deacons and laity so that they continue to work with dedication. We are all deeply saddened by these revelations.

Dear brothers and sisters, dear friends, I assure you of my deep communion in Christ.

+Michel Aupetit
Archbishop of Paris


"Chers frères et sœurs, chers amis,

Comme vous le savez nous attendions le rapport de la CIASE qui a été rendu public aujourd’hui. Nous l’avions demandé pour faire la vérité car nous la devions absolument aux personnes victimes et à tous les fidèles.

Je méditais cela ce matin avec le psaume de la messe Ps 129 : « Des profondeurs je crie vers toi Seigneur ».

Cette vérité nous l’avons découverte avec vous tous. Elle est bien au-delà de ce que nous croyions savoir, elle est effrayante.

Depuis plusieurs années, nous avons pris des mesures pour prendre au sérieux cette épouvantable tragédie mais nous voyons que nous avons encore bien du chemin à faire pour accueillir la souffrance des victimes, les accompagner dans leur reconstruction, et rendre plus sûre la maison commune. L’analyse des causes exposées par le rapport de M. Sauvé nous oblige à regarder de près les facteurs qui ont permis de tels abus. Nous aurons besoin de vous tous pour nous éclairer et nous aider dans les réformes nécessaires. Nous avions demandé à la CIASE de nous donner des recommandations. Nous allons les étudier attentivement avec tous les évêques de France afin de décider ce qui convient de mettre en œuvre.

Croyez bien que je partage votre profonde tristesse devant ces terribles révélations. Je vous invite à prier pour les personnes victimes dont la vie est brisée. Je vous demande aussi de prier pour tous les prêtres, diacres et laïcs afin qu’ils continuent à œuvrer avec dévouement. Nous sommes tous profondément attristés par ces révélations.

Chers frères et sœurs, chers amis, je vous assure de ma profonde communion dans le Christ."+Michel Aupetit, Archevêque de Paris.



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

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