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Bulletin 5 February 2023

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5 February 2023
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel:
(01) 42 27 28 56 [Int’l + 33 1]
Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.stjoeparis.org
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) ; 7:30pm


CCD Confirmation Retreat: Letters of all our CCD Confirmation candidates to Mgr Gonon should now be prepared , hand given or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

🎭St. Joseph's Mardi Gras National Costume Party 🎉 Saturday 18 February 2023, 7:30pm to midnight, in Church Hall.

Please come dressed in your national costume or traditional wear. Register by Sunday 12 February after Masses at the Bookstall or with volunteers in the Parvis.
Bible Study: Wednesdays 10.30 – 12.00
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TEEN FAITH MINISTRY For teenagers 13-17/18 years. Registration will be outside church after 11am Mass this Sunday 5th Feb.
“We host events, discussions, pilgrimages and
activities specifically for teenagers, and we would love for as many young people as possible to participate.” You may also contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marriage Preparation Course: will start on line on February 5th
Applications for next Course to:  
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
schedule: Sunday February 5th & 19th March 5th & 19th, April 2nd & 16th , from 4pm to 5:pm

Parish Council meeting: Monday 13 Feb at 7:30pm

St Joseph’s Christianity & Film Group – Some sundays 8pm on zoom: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Collections 28th Jan.
: Weekend Masses: €2648.34; ADP: 878; screens 247€; candles 27€
NB: unfortunately the screen company  has ceased exploitation last 1st  Feb 2023, screens are now closed.
The app “La Quête” can still be used.

RCIA: Adults preparing for Sacraments of Initiation at Easter 2023, on Thursday.
Baptisms: Sat. 11 Feb at 12.30 p.m. [Please arrive from 12.15 p.m.]
Next Baptism Preparation
Sat. 11 March at 11am (starts with Mass)
www.stjoeparis.org

Order of Malta collection last week-end: thank you for your generosity to the cause of Leprosy around the world poorest countries.
WARM ITEMS DRIVE Thanks for your donations for the Saturday 4 February 2023, Feed the Homeless.



THE CHURCH AS LEAVEN

 

The Catholic Church has existed in many different forms throughout its long history.  The early Church was little more than a collection of small groups, meeting in private houses, scattered unevenly all over the empire.

At the same time, these were dynamic communities, filled with the presence and action of the Holy Spirit who shared gifts with all the members for the good of the whole community.  Charity, service, and worship were the heart of their life.  Everyone was included and invited to participate as a brother and sister.  The focus of the community was to share the joy of knowing Jesus with the wider society. These small Churches had no official role or status in society but lived secretly and worked quietly as the leaven transforming the society from within.   The fruits were many.

After the conversion of the emperor Constantine, the Church had a new status and role and soon took on the appearance and trappings of the Empire.   It has not been easy for the Church to combine the poverty and simplicity of Jesus the innocent victim of imperial power with the majesty, pomp and splendor of the Empire.    

Today we are invited to remember Jesus who was crucified by imperial power and to live our Christian discipleship more like the leaven than the Empire. 

Bulletin 29 January 2023

4th  Sunday in Ordinary Time 29th January 2023
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel:
(01) 42 27 28 56 [Int’l + 33 1]
Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.stjoeparis.org
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.



WARM ITEMS DRIVE from Saturday 21 - Tuesday 31 January 2023.
Donations of Bonnets, Socks, Scarves, Gloves and/or Raincoats are appreciated.
The donated items to go to the homeless. Boxes available for drop-off inside the Church.
Items will be used for the Saturday 4 February 2023, Feed the Homeless.

🎭St. Joseph's Mardi Gras National Costume Party 🎉
Saturday 18 February 2023, 7:30pm to midnight, in Church Hall.
Please come dressed in your national costume or traditional wear.
Register by Sunday 12 February
after Masses at the Bookstall or with volunteers on the Parvis. (it will help us better cater food and drink)

TEEN FAITH MINISTRY
 For teenagers 13-17/18 years.
Join & Register outside of  church after the 11am & 12:30 mass; this Sunday 29th.
“We host events, discussions, pilgrimages and activities specifically for teenagers,
and we would love for as many young people as possible to participate.”
You may also contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marriage Preparation Course: will start on line on February 5th
Applications for next Course to:  
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
schedule: Sunday February 5th & 19th March 5th & 19th, April 2nd & 16th , from 4pm to 5:pm


Collections 22nd Jan.: Weekend Masses: €2199,97; ADP: €220; Donation: $3000. Shrines: 680,16; Thanks a lot.
NB: All “St Joseph ADP” donations are 66%  tax refundable: Available directly from our website or by cheque.

Order of Malta collection : This weekend as every year in all churches of France,
is collecting money for the cause of Leprosy in poor countries.
They will stand outside the doors after all Masses; thank you for your generosity

RCIA: Adults preparing for Sacraments of Initiation, Easter 2023. Thursday 8pm

Baptism Preparation Sat. 4 Feb at 11am (starts in church with daily Mass); ending 12h45

CCD Confirmation Retreat: Last Sat 21 at St Augustine, was followed by Enrolment on Sunday at the 11am Mass
Letters
of all our CCD Confirmation candidates to Mgr Gonon should now be prepared , hand given or emailed to church This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bible Study: Wednesdays 10.30 – 12.00 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 A SYNODAL PARISH

I would like 2023 to be a Synodal Year for St. Joseph’s parish when we unite with the whole Church and set out on the Synodal path proposed by Pope Francis. 

Pope Francis says that the way of Synodality is about walking together with our brothers and sisters and in the company of the Lord Jesus.  It is the way to forge a new humanity.  It starts locally and small but it aspires to embrace all people who share this planet with us and who have been created in the image and likeness of God.

The Synodal Path begins here in the local Church where we already share faith and work closely together to deepen our Christian commitment.  That must continue.  But we are asked to go a step further along the road to unity.  We are to reach out to others, to other parishes, to other language groups, other Christian denominations, other religions, to all people of good will. We have to find the ways of doing this that are appropriate to our particular circumstances.

The idea of Synodality is based on the firm conviction that God has blessed each one with gifts and talents for the common good.  We are to pool these gifts and build up one another.  We are to tap into the unharnessed energies of creativity, service, and love that are here in this small local Church.  We have been given these gifts for the sake of others.  Synodality is the call to walk together, to talk together, to plan together and to act together for the good of all.  Let’s give it a try and hope that in this way we will grow in faith, hope and love.

Bulletin 22 January 2023

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
22th January 2023
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
Tel:
(01) 42 27 28 56 [Int’l + 33 1]
Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.stjoeparis.org
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.


CCD Confirmation Retreat: This Sat 21 Jan. Walk from St. Joseph’s at 9:30am. Then until 3pm in St Augustin church, 75008.
More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunday 22 Jan: Enrolment
of all our CCD Confirmation candidates during 11am Mass. All should be present.

WARM ITEMS DRIVE from Saturday 21 - Tuesday 31 January 2023.
Donations of Bonnets, Socks, Scarves, Gloves and/or Raincoats are appreciated.
The donated items to go to the homeless. Boxes available for drop-off inside the Church.
Items will be used for the Saturday 4 February 2023, Feed the Homeless.

🎭St. Joseph's Mardi Gras National Costume Party 🎉
Saturday 18 February 2023, 7:30pm to midnight, in Church Hall.
Please come dressed in your national costume or traditional wear.
Register by Sunday 12 February
after Masses at the Bookstall or with volunteers in the Parvis.
(it will
help us better cater food and drink)

Bible Study: Wednesdays 10.30 – 12.00 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TEEN FAITH MINISTRY 
For teenagers 13-17/18 years.
Join & Register outside of the church after 11am & 12:30 mass; this Sunday - 22nd and the next - 29th.
“We host events, discussions, pilgrimages and activities specifically for teenagers, and we would love for as many young people as possible to participate.”
You may also contact
: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marriage Preparation Course: will start on line on February 5th
Applications for next Course to:  
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. schedule: Sunday February 5th & 19th March 5th & 19th, April 2nd & 16th , from 4pm to 5:pm

St Joseph’s Christianity & Film Group – this Sunday 22 Jan at 8pm on zoom: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Collections 15th Jan.: Weekend Masses: €1,955.14; ADP: 220; Thanks for your support.
NB: All “St Joseph ADP” donations are 66%  tax refundable: From our website or by cheque.

RCIA: Adults preparing for Sacraments of Initiation at Easter 2023. Thursdays at 8pm

Baptisms: Sat. 28 Jan at 12.30 p.m. [Please arrive from 12.15 p.m.]
Baptism Preparation
Sat. 4 Feb at 11am (starts with daily Mass)
www.stjoeparis.org

Young Adults Ministry YAM in January 2023: Sat 28: 5:30pm Rosary followed by 6:30pm Young Adults Mass.



The week of prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18th to the 23rd January:
Reflection

« …The divisions, dichotomies, and dualisms of the world can only be overcome by a unitive consciousness at every level: personal, relational, social, political, cultural, inter-religious dialogue, and spirituality in particular. This is the unique and central job of healthy religion (remember that re-ligio means to re-ligament!).
Many teachers have made the central but oft-missed point that unity is not the same as uniformity. Unity, in fact, is the reconciliation of differences, and those differences must be maintained—and yet overcome! You must actually distinguish things and separate them before you can spiritually unite them, but usually at cost to yourself (see Ephesians 2:14-16). And this is probably the rub! If only Christianity and other religions had made that simple clarification, so many problems—and overemphasized, separate identities—could have moved to a much higher level of love and service.
Paul made this universal principle very clear in several of his letters. For example, “There is a variety of gifts, but it is always the same Spirit. There are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord, working in all sorts of different ways in different people. It is the same God working in all of them” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6). The community at Ephesus was taught in Paul’s tradition: “There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God who is Father of all, over all, through all, and within all, and each one of us has been given our own share of grace” (Ephesians 4:5-7).

Even our central template of Trinity maintains the clear distinction of “Father,” “Son,” and “Holy Spirit” while at the same time insisting they are One… /…»

Adapted from Richard Rohr, “Introduction,” “The Perennial Tradition,” Oneing, Vol. 1, No. 1 (CAC: 2013), 12-13. eBook is available from Amazon and iTunes. Explore additional issues of Oneing at store.cac.org.)

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33(0)1 42 27 28 56
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