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Bulletin 17 October 2021

Bulletin 17th October 2021
29th 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


Farewell to Fr Pat who served here from 2004-2008 as Curé and again from Nov. 2019. My words are not able to express gratitude to him for all he has given. He will offer 12.30 p.m. Mass today in thanksgiving.
Thanks also to Fr Ben, C.P. for being with us over the past few weeks.


Synod of Bishops 2023 on “Synodality”:
Archdiocese of Paris this weekend will launch the process of preparation for the Synod in 2023. The 3-fold theme is:

  • Communion
  • Participation
  • Mission

Last Sunday Pope Francis spoke of the way ahead – “Let Catholics emerge from ‘barricades of certainty’ to embrace ‘the art of encounter.’ The Synod themes could be for a future ‘Conversation’ at St Joseph’s, with as many people as possible participating.


COP26 U.N. Climate Summit 31 Oct to 12 Nov. in Glasgow. Pope Francis will not be present as he had hoped, and Cardinal Parolin will represent him. St Joseph’s ‘Laudato Si’ group will help us engage with the urgent challenges.

Collections 10 October. Mass : € 1,141.67 ADP: € 1,302  ; La Quête: € 52.

CCD Classes are doing well, thanks to God, families and CCD. Please keep the children in your prayers. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
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Confirmation 5th June 2022
Pope Francis has named Bishop Denis Jachiet as Bishop of Belfort-Montbéliard. Our prayers go with him, with our regret that he cannot confer CCD Confirmation as planned.
Retreat 29 Jan:
10 am at St Augustin’s; Enrolment Mass with Parents 2 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:
www.stjoeparis.org
Thurs 21 Oct 8 pm
. RCIA begins: New Candidates invited to come along on Thursday evening this week.
Marriage Preparation:
today, 17th Oct.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other Ministries
resuming.

Feastdays this week: Mon: St Luke; Tues: St Paul of the Cross, Passionist Founder.

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.


  • Pastoral Council met in Hall on Mon. 11 Oct at 7.30 p.m. The number present may have been few, but their work was superb. Curcino will give us the Minutes. Some of the points agreed:
  • Parish Mass Books and Hymnals will be available on trolleys for those who wish to use these at Mass. Please DO NOT leave these in the seats after Mass but return them to the trolleys. These will be sanitised before being used at the next Mass; If you are not yet ready to handle books in the church, do not feel left out.
  • YAM is preparing to invite young people to join in the Vigil Mass twice each month. Details still be prepared. These Masses will welcome people of all ages.
  • A Teen Faith Group at St Joseph’s is being formed and this is great news. More to follow.
  • Due to news items recently, the issue of the Seal of Confession will be addressed for our CCD.
  • Refugees from Afghanistan: a Paris-based group would welcome help with resettling refugees here. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Languages of Persian, Pashto or Urdu/Hindi would be helpful.
  • CCD Pageant during Carol Service on Sunday, 12 Dec, will remain on our calendar while still monitoring the COVID health situation.
  • St Joseph’s Hygiene Collection from 15 October to 30 November to help Red Cross Le Pecq who need hygiene products for people. Pleas see the notice and flyers.
  • ADP was discussed and ways of developing it considered.
  • Next Meeting on Mon, 22 Nov. at 7.30 p.m. This will be on ZOOM and Heather has kindly offered to set up and host this meeting.

 


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: 06.98.68.95.30
BIBLE STUDY
in Hall, Wed. at 10.30 am. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Women’s Spirituality Ministry are visiting other churches in Paris dedicated to St Joseph. The dates are Sat. 16 October and Sunday, 24 Oct. Our Leaflet on St Joseph’s Church is available and will be shared with other Churches in this ‘Year of St Joseph



CIASE Report of the Commission on Sexual Violence in the Catholic Church in France from 1950 to  20220 was published on 5th October. Like reports in other parts of the Catholic world, it is truly shocking in its findings. The lifelong suffering and awful damage done to those who should have been safe and protected, leave me deeply ashamed that priests, religious and others could even consider such abuse. There are aspects of life that I somehow understand, but this goes beyond my understanding. I do not find it easy to cope with this shameful and evil behaviour as a betrayal of such a sacred calling. What went so wrong? I don’t know. I wonder if our church leaders do either. Should we not have paused years ago accepting any new candidates for ordination until it was known how this could have happened? Suitable good people are still being called by God to priesthood, but something must have become deeply flawed in training and in living as servants of God’s people. I would appreciate your views on this situation in the Catholic Church to help ensure, as far as humanly possible, that all church communities are safe places for children and for all people. Please pray that God will lead us forward to a better and faithful way of being Church. {Aidan, C.P.}

 

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75008 Paris, France
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