M. Jean Bijasson Funeral Homily

Some people have asked for a copy of Fr. Hugh’s funeral homily for M.Jean Bijasson.   M.Jean Bijasson, was a  longtime parishioner and friend of the Aumônerie and former board member and Treasurer of the Fondation Irlandaise.  May he rest in peace Please find below a copy of the homily. Chers frères et sœurs Bonjour. Je […]

Mass during August 2019

As per usual there will be no Mass celebrated during the month August.  Normal Mass time will recommence the first Sunday of September which is the 1st. If you are looking for a mass in English, St. Joseph’s is an English speaking Roman Catholic Parish. It is located between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc […]

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A Summer Prayer. Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer! Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation. Thank You for the increased time I have to be with […]

Summer Picnics 2019

As the good weather seems to be continuing, last Sunday June 30th, Fr. Hugh,invited anyone from the chaplaincy who would like to organize a picnic after Mass, for themselves or others, to please feel free to do so. Fr. Hugh suggested the following two Sundays, 13th and 12th of July but in fact if the […]

M. Jean Bijasson. RIP

The Irish Chaplaincy is saddened to learn of the death today of  M. Jean Bijasson, longtime parishioner and friend of the Aumônerie and former board member and Treasurer of the Fondation Irlandaise. We extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to Geraldine, to their children and grandchildren and sorrowing family, friends and associates during this […]

Community Picnic 23 June 2019

It is that time of year again and the chaplaincy community summer picnic will take place this Sunday the 23rd of June after Sunday mass. I would ask all who are participating in the picnic to please bring enough food for yourself and something to share with others…sweet or savoury…all are welcome…!! I am looking […]

Chartres Pentecost Walking Pilgrimage 2019

It is that time of year again for the annual Pentecost Walking Pilgrimage to Chartres which takes place officially on the 8th of June until the 10th of June. As usual the Irish chaplaincy will have a mass on the 7th of June for the Irish and Scottish pilgrims coming to the event, other pilgrims […]

A Reflection for Eastertide

A Reflection for Eastertide: Our world and our contemporary culture, is in need of Easter’s Redemption! We live in a world where love and happiness are so often confused and drained of their true value. Love is often reduced to a thing of convenience or a fortunate emotion. Happiness is most often mistaken with a […]

Notre Coeur

A member of our congregation, Christine Taylor was moved after the tragic events of Notre Dame, she composed this beautiful poem below . Notre Coeur I take a walk, in a familiar area. I know the streets, the shops, the memories on every corner. The overwhelming feeling of … wrong… is new. The sun should […]