6th SUNDAY of Easter: 14 May 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, 6.30 pm
Confession: Saturday: 11.30 – 12.30 & 5 – 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Today we welcome Canon Richard Escudier to the parish. He will celebrate the 11.00 mass on Sunday. As the representative of Archbishop Ulrich, we see this visit as a sign of the fraternal good wishes of the Archbishop and the whole archdiocese. We are very grateful for all the signs of support and fraternal goodwill we receive from the archdiocese. Canon Escudier’s visit is a blessing and we know that during his short visit he will experience the warm hospitality of St. Joseph’s.
ASCENSION: Thursday 18 May; Mass at 11am and 6:30pm
Church Collections 7 May: €2708,06; Coffee/Tea €60,60, ADP: €320. Thanks!
If you pay Tax in France, you may use the Diocese Tax Receipt, 66% rebate on income tax. Cheque to St Joseph’s ADP or from our website
YAM: Sat 27 May: 5:30pm Rosary, Mass & 7:30pm SHINE
NEXT film session: 4 June: “Wildcard”: The Grapes of Wrath A modern day Exodus story (John Ford, 1940)
Altar Servers: Schedule is on the board and online. Thanks to our Ministers
ACWO potluck : Tuesday May 23 at noon.
Garden: Calling on parishioners to care for the garden:
Summer Fair - 25 June, aims to celebrate St Joseph's community rich in cultural diversity.
Everyone is invited to enjoy delicious food at the various stalls and to join in the fun with our raffle,
CCD resumes this Sunday
FHC Preparation: Sat 13 May at 11am, starts with daily Mass.
FHC will be celebrated on Pentecost Weekend Sat 27 May at 11am.
Confirmation Preparation: 11am Mass on Sunday, 14 May 2023 prior to our Parents' Meeting. Check Herlivenci’s last email for Readers & readings at this Mass.
Confirmation is on Pentecost Sunday 28 May, 3pm celebrated by Mgr Gonon.
CCD Thanksgiving Mass is on June 11 at 11:00am, followed by a party in the garden. This is an opportunity for all:
- to celebrate our catechism ministry,
- to learn more about CCD,
- to volunteer as a teacher or assistant
- to return CCD books (Recycle program)
Pastoral council 22 May at 7:30pm -zoom.
Lectors/Eucharistic Ministers Meeting: Sat 10 June at St Joseph’s 9:30-11:30 am.
“GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR HOPE” (1 Peter 3, 15)
St. Peter urges us to “be ready to give reasons for the hope that is within you”. We are very grateful to God for the gift of faith in Jesus but we are not always ready and able to give reasons for our faith and hope. We would love to be able to answer the questions of interested friends and colleagues about our faith but simply don’t know how.
We live in a world that values science and knowledge and the internet is buzzing with chatting and debating about every topic under the sun. Many Catholics are hooked on websites and bloggers who offer every variety of Christianity and Catholicism imaginable. The vehemence with which opinions are expressed is sometimes frightening. In some cases, the Gospel of love is turned into a weapon to demolish “heretics”, dissenters, liberals, secularists, traditionalists, progressives, conservatives etc. A great deal of the so-called Catholicism online has become a toxic mix of fanatical opinions, distortions of the truth, insult and hatred, and all in the name of Jesus and his Gospel of love!
It is easy to be misled and confused by the multiplicity of conflicting opinions and points of view on line. The greatest danger is that someone will be infected by the prejudice and bigotry of angry bloggers. How should we respond? It may be a good idea for the parish to offer a course of adult education in the faith for these challenging times. If you have any views on this, please let us know.