Bulletin 4 June 2023

Holy Trinity: Solemnity, 4 June 2023
Saint Joseph’s Passionist Church
(01) 42 27 28 56 [Int’l + 33 1]
Website: www.stjoeparis.org
Saturday: Vigil Mass: 6.30 p.m.; Sun Mass: 9.30 am, 11 & 12.30, 6.30 pm
Confession: 3 June Saturday: 11.30 – 12.30 & 5 – 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Please Note :  No Confessions on Saturday morning, 10th June

Church Collections 28 May: €2558; Coffee/Tea €36.97; bookstall €90; ADP: €850.
Church flower donations: €400,
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    

Swahili Mass : this Sunday 4 June at 2pm
CCD Teachers Meeting to prepare
June 11th Thanksgiving Mass & CCD registration is on Mon 5 June  8pm-9pm ( by Teams )
Baptisms: 4 baptisms celebrated on Sat 3 June at 12:30pm. Next Baptism Preparation is on:
Saturday 17 June at 11am.
Lectors/Eucharistic Ministers Meeting: Sat  10 June at St Joseph’s from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
ACWO Mass: 2pm on June 13, is not at St Joseph’s, we will meet in a member’s home that day. if you wish to participate, please Contact Rebecca: rbouygues@yahoo.com

Summer Fair SUNDAY 25 June, The Summer Fair provides important finance for St Joseph’s over the quiet summer months.
Lots of games, Karaoke, food stalls for lunch and specialties on sale.
Tombola Tickets are now on sale on Sundays after all Masses! (1st Prize Iphone14 plus
): “Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, the Summer Fair Tombola has raised €1,962 in ticket sales through 28 May. Between now and the big day 25 June we ask for your help in buying tickets and/or donating a prize if you can. CCD students encouraged to join the sales teams.  Any help gladly received ?Chris: c.fitzsimons@orange.fr
For information or to help before or on the day, please contact liz@dehaas.fr

CCD Thanksgiving Mass is on Sunday, June 11th 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)
– to register for 2023-2024 CCD program.  Contact stjosephparis@orange.fr

Marymount School Confirmations will be celebrated in St Jacques, Neuilly sur Seine at 5pm on Friday 9th June by Mgr Rougé, Bishop of Nanterre.
Marymount School First Holy Communions will be in St Jacques, Neuilly at 11am on Saturday 10th June. Please pray for these young Christians.

Our deepest sympathy to Fr Aidan & prayers for his brother Philip Troy who died on Tuesday, funeral Mass on Friday 2June.
Wednesday 7th June 8:30am Mass will be said for the repose of Philip’s  soul.

The CCD lesson, Alexis Muenier, 1890, museum of Besançon


On Sunday June 11th the parish will mark the end of CCD for 2022-’23.  The 11 am Mass will be a thanksgiving celebration for all the children, their teachers, and parents.
As you all know, CCD is an important part of the life of our parish.  St. Joseph’s is very happy to assist parents with the important duty of handing on the faith to their children.  We also appreciate very much the parents and others who have volunteered as teachers and assistants in CCD.
This year’s celebration will also focus on the preparations for the 2023-’24 session of CCD.  We invite everyone to the garden after Mass where there will be tables with information about all the stages of CCD.  We will also ask parents to register their children who will be in CCD next year.   There will be information and help for parents and others who may like to volunteer as teachers or assistants.
This year we are making a special effort to have class lists and assigned teachers ready for the beginning of the new school year in the Autumn.  We ask for your cooperation to achieve this goal.     
On behalf of the parish, I want to thank Heather, Roselyne and all the teachers and assistants who make CCD possible and help to pass on knowledge of the Catholic faith to the new generations.

St Joseph’s Altar for Pentecost ceremonies 2023