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Bulletin 8 May 2022

Bulletin 8th May 2022
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Day of Prayer for Vocations
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
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Saturday: Vigil Mass: 6.30 p.m.
Sunday Mass:
9.30; 11.00; 12.30. Sunday Evening Mass: 6.30 p.m.
Confession
: Saturday: 11.30 – 12.30 & 5 – 6 p.m. and by appointment.
Baptism & Marriage Preparation
: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Other ministries and activities, as listed on: www.stjoeparis.org

May is Mary’s Month. Let us  pray the Rosary
Sunday, 8th May events
at Arc de Triomphe will affect access and Metro/RER trains.

1st May: Collections at Mass: €1,468.73; ADP:€830;Coffee:€35,77;Shrines€200,20. La Quête: €105; & Screens: €82. Books: €50.
Marriage Course Certs:
15 & 22 May, at 11 am Mass on these Sundays
CCD Confirmation Parents Meeting
on 9th May (online) at 8 p.m.
Feed the Homeless: 7 May, 11.30 on Parvis.
Baptism Preparation: 7 May, 11.30 a.m.
Baptisms: 7th May at 12.30 p.m.
Lectors/EM 7 May Meeting at 4.30 p.m.
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima,
Fri 13 May.
Feast of Ascension, 26 May: Two Masses:
11.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Canonisation of Charles de Foucauld,
15th May in Rome. Pray for us.


Normandy Day Trip: Pentecost Monday, 6 June Depart St Joseph’s 7 a.m. – Return 10 p.m. Cost: €70. Contact Venci: 06.98.68.95.30
Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12-14 August 2022
: If interested, contact Venci: 06.98.68.95.30.
On 23 May in San Sulpice Laurent Ulrich will be installed as Archbishop of Paris, following St Denis, 1st Bishop of Paris, who died in 250. Our prayers are with Laurent for his leadership, appreciation to Administrator, George Pontier.
CCD Registration for 2022 – 2023: open
on St Joseph’s website. CCD Classes will resume in Oct 2022. CCD teachers and assistants will meet in Sept. to decide on the format and schedule of classes.
Apologies if you received email messages in name of St Joseph’s last Tuesday afternoon. Orange email was ‘hacked,’ and messages sent to many. Parish office contacted as many as possible alerting recipients to disregard. Extra measures are now in place to make emails more secure. Please use: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (
NOT wanadoo.fr)

UPDATE on Lenten Project 2022: Prayer, fasting and almsgiving remain a necessity for an end to this war. Total raised to date: €32,625.69 with €31,000 already sent for Ukrainian urgent relief. Balance will be sent soon. Thanks to all; to Venci from recent pilgrimage: €570; Tim Ross donating fees from language classes to Lenten Project.

Parish Information Day Sunday, 25 Sept. in Garden: 10.00 am to 3 pm; a welcome back to parishioners, greet new ones, & Passionist(s) beginning to minister here.



 

Pope Francis seems to like a lot the image of Jesus the Good Shepherd. He finds in it a model for caring for others.

On 7th June 2021, Pope Francis met with a group of 19 French Priests studying in Rome. He spoke to them about their future pastoral work and the witness they can give in the community.

He urged them to be ”shepherds with the ‘smell of the sheep’ on them and grounded in the situation of their ‘flock.’ Pope Francis first used this image at the 2013 Chrism Mass in Rome two weeks after his election as Pope

He left these priests and all ‘shepherds’ in no doubt about what is expected by the Good Shepherd. Pastors should be “people capable of living, of laughing and crying with their people.”

Francis expressed concern that some thoughts on priesthood are ‘laboratory samples’. He said priesthood isolated from people is not Catholic priesthood.

To all priests his plea is: “strip yourselves of your pre-constituted ideas, your dreams of greatness, your self- assertion, but place God and His people at the centre of your daily concerns.”

He pointed out that some form of community is necessary to work against individualism or indifference. A danger for priests is “to create small ‘closed groups,’ to isolate oneself from people.”

Francis offers priests the model of Saint Joseph, inviting them, “to rediscover the face of this man of faith, this tender father, model of fidelity and trusting abandonment to God’s plan. With Joseph, we are called to return to the experience of the simple acts of acceptance and tenderness.”

Pope Francis urges priests to build a church  to serve all by friendship and solidarity. He encourages priests not to be afraid to dare, to risk and to go forward, assured that like Christ the Good Shepherd, they can be apostles of joy to their sisters and brothers.

It seems to me that before a shepherd can carry a lamb in their arms, as in these images, a person must be lovingly carried in the shepherd’s heart first. Otherwise, it is just another job to be done, with no hint of the sacredness of life on earth which leads into eternity.

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

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