3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
22th January 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.
CCD Confirmation Retreat: This Sat 21 Jan. Walk from St. Joseph’s at 9:30am. Then until 3pm in St Augustin church, 75008.
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)
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.”
Marriage Preparation Course: will start on line on February 5th
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)
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:
« …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.)