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Bulletin 15 May 2022

Bulletin 15th May 2022
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Canonisation of Charles de Foucauld

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


8th May: Collections at Mass: €1,606,22; ADP:€2091; Shrines €188,96. La Quête: €15; & Screens: €17; candles: €8. Books: €35.
Marriage Course Certs:
today & next Sunday at 11 am Mass.


Bible Study: Weds. 10.30 a.m. in Hall
21 May: CCD FHC Rehearsal: 3 p.m.
26 May: Ascension Thurs11 am, 6.30 pm
28 May: Baptism Preparation, 11.30 am.
28 May: Baptisms at 12.30 p.m.
28 May: YAM Rosary 5.30; Mass 6.30 pm
30 May: Pastoral Council,7.30 pm ZOOM
4 June: CCD FHC at 11 a.m. Mass
4 June: Feed the Homeless: 11.30, Parvis
5 June: CCD Confirmations at 3.00 p.m.
Rehearsal for Candidates/Sponsors, 1.45 pm.
10 June: Marymount Confirmations at Eglise Saint-Jacques, 5.30 p.m.
11 June: Marymount FHC, Eglise St Jacques, at 11.00 a.m. Mass.


Normandy Day Trip: Pentecost Monday, 6 June Depart St Joseph’s 7 a.m. – Return 10 p.m. Cost: €70. Venci: 06.98.68.95.30
Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12-14 August 2022
: contact Venci: 06.98.68.95.30.
On 23 May in San Sulpice, Laurent Ulrich will be installed Archbishop of Paris. Prayers for Laurent, appreciation to + George Pontier.
CCD Registration for 2022 – 2023: open
on St Joseph’s website. Thanks to those who have registered. CCD teachers and assistants will meet in Sept. to discuss the format and schedule of CCD classes.


UPDATE on Lenten Project 2022: Total raised to date: €33,608.19 with €31,000 already sent for Ukrainian relief. Balance will be sent soon. Thanks to all; Cash Donation: €120; to Tim Ross continuing donating fees from his language classes to Lenten Project.
Parish Information Day Sunday, 25 Sept.
in Garden: 10.00 am to 3 pm to welcome back parishioners, greet new arrivals, & Passionist(s) beginning ministry here.
Notices re Ministries
welcomed by  bulletin ‘editor’ to include meeting dates. Notices by noon on Thurs, will be appreciated. Thanks!
Passionist Sign revealed by Mary to St
Paul of the Cross and used to this day.



Canonisation of Charles de Foucauld, 15th May 2022 by Pope Francis in Rome.


In October 1886 at the age of 28 years, Charles went to Confession in Eglise Saint-Augustin to Père Huvelin. From then onwards, Charles’ life changed, and he began to follow his dream that led him to following Jesus to the Cross..

Charles inaugurated a new form of mission which would be a universal brother/sisterhood. In his own eyes, he fails in this mission. He wanted to “civilise” the Touaregs, a people of the Sahara desert, and convert them from Muslims to Christians. He saw this as the way for these to find holiness in imitation of Jesus.

He came to realise that his ‘timetable’ was not necessarily God’s time. ‘Kairos’ is a time blessed by God rather than our time. When the two turn out to be the same, blessed be God! Charles came to this through prolonged prayer and especially by realising that the Eucharist is dynamic in leading us to love and care for others. By this love will others today come to know Jesus.

At 43 years of age, he was ordained a Priest. He was never known as ‘Père’ but always ‘Frère’. He realised that you could become brother to everyone much easier than being their father. Charles came back on occasion to celebrate Mass at Church of Saint-Augustin, not far from Saint Joseph’s.

Charles learnt from Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of  Gethsemane, “not my will be done, but yours.’ He also learnt the Calvary prayer of the Crucified Christ, “Into your hands I commend my Spirit.” In this spirituality, Charles saw the truth that Jesus came not to condemn the world but to save it.

This Sunday Charles will join the litany of those canonised from that dark Friday when a ray of light shone for the ‘good thief’ who heard Jesus say, ‘this day you will be with me in Paradise.’ It doesn’t get much better than this and reminds us that Jesus sees the person and not just their sins.

Only in Eternity did Charles learn how Muslims fit into the plan of God. When the Apostles hauled to shore 153 fish, it must have dawned on them that Jesus has only one net with no breaks in it. Whenever our RCIA has welcomed a brother or sister Muslim, each of them has been a blessing among us.

As a student years ago, I read about Charles de Foucauld. From then I have believed that St Paul of Cross in giving Passionists a mission based on Prayer, Poverty and Solitude appreciates his new fellow Saint. Charles’ sign on his habit is close to the sign revealed by Our Lady to St Paul of the Cross.

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