7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 February 2023
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel: (01) 42 27 28 56 [Int’l + 33 1]
Saturday: Vigil Mass: 6.30 p.m.;
Sun Mass: 9.30 am, 11 & 12.30 pm, 6.30 pm
Confession: Saturday: 11.30 – 12.30 & 5 – 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Ash Wednesday 22 Feb:
Mass & Ashes 8:30am, 12:00 noon (followed by ACWO soup) and 7:30pm
During Lent: Additional evening Mass on Fridays at 7:30pm
Lenten Project this year:
to help Syria and Turkey: Donations will be sent through l’Oeuvre d’Orient, already present to help Christian and other communities
in the regions devastated by the earthquake
A second collection will be organised during Sunday Mass; NB: Checks & transfers to “St Joseph’s ADP” allow donators to get tax receipts.
St. Joseph's Mardi Gras National Costume Party, Saturday 18 February: Thanks to all organisers and helpers!
Bible Study: Wednesdays 10:30 to 12:00 The bible study group and film group have a website with all the dates published:
schedule: Sunday February 5th & 19th; March 5th & 19th, April 2nd & 16th , from 4pm to 5:pm
FOREIGN COINS: Any coin collectors? We have gathered lots of foreign coins over the years. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Martin.
Feast Days this week: 21st Feb St Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church (+1072) 23rd Feb: St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Turkey, martyr (+155)
14th Feb: blessed Isabelle of France (+1270), sister of St Louis, King of France
St Joseph’s Christianity & Film Group : Our meeting is next Sunday February 26 from 8:30pm to 10:00 pm on zoom.
The film is In the Heat of the Night. The bible study group and film group have a website with all dates and films:
Collections 12th Feb: Weekend Masses: €2216,85; ADP: €220; La quête 5€; coffee: €58,60.
NB: the screen company has ceased exploitation last 1st Feb, screens are now closed. The app “La Quête” is still in use.
Infant Baptisms: 4th March at 12:30pm. Families should arrive at 12:20pm
Next Baptism Preparation Saturday 11 March at 11am (starts with Mass). Next dates registrations:www.stjoeparis.org
THIS YEAR’S LENTEN PROJECT: TURKEY AND SYRIA
As I write, tens of thousands of people in Turkey and Syria continue to struggle for survival in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that rocked both countries. Millions of people have been displaced, many have no shelter and are without food and water. The death toll has already surpassed 38,000 and the fear is that this number could double.
By the time the earthquake struck last Monday we had not yet agreed on a Lenten project. The Teen Ministry Group met on Saturday last and proposed that this year’s Lenten Project should be for the victims of the earthquake. The Pastoral Council agreed. There are no Passionists working in Turkey or Syria but we will link up with the charity l’Oeuvre d’Orient to distribute what we manage to collect during Lent.
The situation of the people could hardly be worse. In Syria in particular, after years of terrible civil war people now face new levels of suffering and near despair. I urge everyone to be generous in sharing whatever you can afford in order to give some relief to the unimaginable suffering of these brothers and sisters of ours.