7th SUNDAY of Easter: 21 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.
Thursday 18 May: Mass at 11am and 6:30pm
Church Collections 13 May: €2333,31
Coffee/Tea €42.91, ADP: €220. Bookstall: €35; Summer Fair Donation €1200. Many Thanks for your generosity!
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)
Pastoral Council 22 May at 7:30pm -zoom.
ACWO potluck : Tuesday May 23 at noon.
Summer Fair - 25 June, Lots of games, Karaoke, food stalls for lunch and specialties on sale.
Tombola Tickets are already on sale after Masses! (1st Prize Iphone14 plus)
Garden: Calling on parishioners to care for the garden,
FHC will be celebrated on Pentecost Weekend Sat 27 May at 11am. Please follow your teachers’ recommendations
Confirmation is on Pentecost Sunday 28 May, 3pm celebrated by Mgr François Gonon, of the Archdiocese of Paris.
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)
Lectors/Eucharistic Ministers Meeting: Sat 10 June at St Joseph’s 9:30-11:30 am.
Feed The Homeless: YAM on Sat 3 June at 11am
Altar Servers: Schedule is on the board and online. Thanks to our Ministers
Baptisms: Sat 3 June at 12:30pm. Next Baptism Preparation is on: Saturday 17 June at 11am.
Saints of the week: Mon 22 Ste Rita, Tues 23: St Denis; Fri 26 St Philippe Neri; Sat 27 St Augustin.
28 May Pentecost, Solemnity, Mass usual Sunday times
SUMMER FAIR 2023
This year we will have our parish Summer Fair on June 25. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the end of the emergency phase of the Covid 19 pandemic. The parish responded very wisely to the pandemic and took the proper precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. Thanks to everyone for your understanding and compliance with the restrictions needed at that time. I think the last Summer Fair was in 2019. Now at last, we can begin a new kind of normal life. On June 25 we can pull out all the stops and have a wonderful day to celebrate the life of the parish, renew old friendships, meet new people, enjoy some food and win a few prizes.
The Catholic parish of St. Joseph is not just about Sunday worship. It is about being a joyful community of friends who are disciples of Jesus. Indeed, our friendship is based on our attachment to Jesus as our friend, teacher, guide and model. God wants every human being to flourish and to bloom like a beautiful flower in the garden of the world. It is through our belonging together in the parish community that we grow in the love of God and in friendship with our fellow Catholics. It is here that we learn how to look at others with compassion and kindness; it is from here that we are sent out to care for and serve people in need.
The Summer Fair is an important moment to express our joy and gratitude for our life together. Like everything else in this parish, the Summer Fair is made possible by the contribution of so many volunteers, doners, ticket sellers and ticket buyers etc. I ask you all once again to do your bit and make your contribution to this year’s Summer Fair so that it will be a great success and a memorable day for all.