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Bulletin 11 September 2022

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11th September 2022

Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
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01) 42 27 28 56 [Int’l + 33 1]
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Website: www.stjoeparis.org
Saturday: Vigil Mass: 6.30 p.m.
Sun Mass:
9.30 am, 11 am, 12.30 pm & Evening Mass at 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: www.stjoeparis.org


Summer Schedule of Masses is over.
From 4th Sept. to 25th June 2023:
Sat. Vigil Mass: 6.30 pm; Sun: 9.30 am, 11 am, 12.30 pm & 6.30 pm

Mass Collection will be as you leave.
Face masks are not mandatory but if desired, can be worn. For Sept. Hall is available to participate in Mass.

CCD Registration for 2022 – 2023: is open on www.stjoeparis.org Start date is Sun 9 Oct. 17 Sept CCD Teachers’ meet at 3.00 p.m. to arrange 22-23 classes. A Mass of Blessing for CCD 2022-2023 will be arranged by incoming Curé. Donations to St Joseph’s to cover CCD costs are appreciated and can be made as suits.

Confirmation Retreat 2023: Saturday, 21st Jan. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Church of St Augustine.
A Bishop for Confirmation
on Pentecost Sunday, 28 May at 3 p.m. will be provided by the Archdiocese of Paris.
1st Communions
: Sat. 27 May at 11 am. First Reconciliation to be arranged later.

Mass Collections 4 Sept: € 1,858.83; Books: €43; ADP: €220; Candles: €216,98; Screens: €35; La Quête: €10. Many thanks.


Parish Info Day: Sun, 2 Oct. 10 am – 3 pm. to greet  parishioners and Martin Coffey, C.P.,  as Curé/Passionist Superior from 1st October.
Parishioners are doing a huge amount to prepare. ‘WhatsApp’ messages show a great  generosity. Some will come on Saturday, 1st October, to set up the tables, instal extension cords and gas cooktops. Each group can staple a paper table cloth on their tables.
Volunteers to help can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many will have met at St Joseph’s, or seen online, Martin, C.P. during August. Now in Rome for the Synod of the Passionists which opens this Sunday. Please keep this gathering of Passionists in your prayers. Martin will return to St Joseph’s on 26th Sept . to becoming Curé of St Joseph’s on 1st October.

Welcome John Craven, C.P. from Holy Cross, Belfast, visiting St Joseph’s for some days.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Rocamadour: 28,29 & 30 October. Depart St Joseph’s, Fri. 28 Oct. at 22h00 & back in Paris Sun. 30 Oct. about 22H00. Price €150 includes bus fare, B&B (2 nights). Booking & Deposit €75 by 2 Oct. Call Venci: 06.98.68.95.30

Pastoral Council, 19 Sept, 7.30 pm{Minutes of June meeting, the Agenda and Zoom link will be sent out soon.}

Teen Faith Group this Sat. 2.30 p.m.
ACWO Potluck lunch
30 Sept in Hall.
Marriage Preparation Course:
begins Oct. 2 & various dates to 11 Dec. (Mostly online – apply: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Choir Practice
has resumed on Tues.
Feastdays: Tues
: St John Chrysostom; Wed: Triumph of the Cross; Thurs: Our Lady of Sorrows; Fri: Ss Cornelius & Cyprian; Sat: St Robert Bellarmine, S.J.



Reflection on the Scriptures

Jesus was accused of being too close to sinners and outcasts, even eating with them. Before that Moses accepted to lead slaves out of captivity into the Promised Land. Later Paul spent his younger years trying to kill the Christians. These three very interesting profiles may not seem to be of holy people but are so without doubt.

Jesus is the Son of God who came to find the lost and the lonely and bring them (us) back into the warmth of Divine company. This was not some kind of experiment. Finding, forgiving and forging a loving relationship is the nature of God. Adopted into God’s family, we receive the same mission.

To refuse contact with sinners and people who are lost in the name of  holiness is a misunderstanding of who God is and what our mission in the world calls us to be and do. The further anyone has strayed, challenges us to find them and gently bring them home to God.

The ’smile’ on the face of God reflects the joy in Heaven when He sees us reaching out to a sinner. The truth is that only those who have never sinned can cast a stone at a sinner. No stones should ever be thrown if we are honest with ourselves. The only sinless ones ever to walk on this earth are Jesus and Mary. Neither were renowned as ‘stone throwers’!

Let’s turn to Moses and see how he dealt with captives in his time.

Moses was called by God who heard the cry of the poor who were in captivity. He did not ignore it. God asked Moses to lead them to freedom to a land ‘flowing with milk and honey.’ Moses did not see himself as a good choice not being a gifted speaker nor of leadership material. Yet God chose Moses, and he led them out of captivity.

Then the released people ‘forgot’ the God who saved them and built ‘a calf of molten metal.’ God had enough of them, but Moses was on the peoples’ side and believed they still had a good future. Pleading with God on behalf of these lost people, ‘God relented and did not bring on his people the disaster He had threatened.’ Bravo, Moses!

Paul writing to Timothy, confesses that, ‘I used to be a blasphemer and do all I could to injure and discredit the faith.’ Not  a great start for one whom we revere as a Saint. Paul learnt that ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I myself am the greatest of them.’ The sinner Saul was healed and became a Saint.

Pharisees and Scribes complained that Jesus ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ At the end of our life, how wonderful if it could be said of us that we ‘felt at home among sinners and enjoyed eating with them.’ That would be a life well-lived. In that  case the words of Jesus will be, ‘inherit the Kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.’

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