St. Joseph's and St. Edmund's Southampton

THIS WEEK (10th February 2019)


Thoughts for the week:

  1. ‘…….they left everything and followed him’ (Gospel).  What have you had to ‘leave behind’ to follow Jesus?  Bad habits, selfishness, sin……..?  What do you still need to ‘leave behind’?
  2. ‘Here I am, send me’ Isaiah says in the first reading.  What have you volunteered for?  At home?  At work? In society?  In the Church/Parish? What should you be ‘volunteering’ for?
  3. When have you been aware of the ‘grace of God’ working in you as it did in St Paul (2nd reading)?  Do you ask God to ‘grace you’?  Do you seek God’s grace?            Vincent Harvey

'Welcoming & First Anointing' at 9am & 11am Masses of children soon to be baptised.  'Welcome' to the Church, to the Faith, to the Parish Family..........

Godfrey Doyle available after the 10am & 7pm Masses for anyone who wishes to know more about the Parish Pilgrimage to Malta in October

Retiring collection for the ongoing maintenace of our parish buildings

Confirmation preparation for those enrolled into the process: St Boniface at 2pm.

Baptism of Adaugo in St Edmund.............


Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 10, 2019

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send?”  Do you think that the Lord wants to send you as a as a priest, deacon, sister or brother? To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke.  [email protected] or call 01329 318 869


Parish Pilgrimage 2019

St Paul brought Christianity to Malta around 60AD when he was being transported to Rome for trial.  The ship carrying him was caught in a violent storm and wreaked on the coast of Malta (described in Chapter 28 of the Acts of the Apostles).  We will ‘follow’ St Paul around the Island and visit some interesting historical places associated with him


The Pilgrimage is planned for 8 - 15 October 2019, led by Father Vincent and Godfrey.  For information please contact Godfrey Doyle via the Parish Office, or see the brochures in the porch.


THE PARISH MISSION……….30th May to 9th June...............Discipleship.......WATCH THIS SPACE



Parish Theme: 'Disciples.........'................watch this space



LENT 2019

“Prayer is the key that opens the heart of God” (Padre Pió). Do you feel the need to strengthen, revive or develop your prayer life? Lent is a good time to look at our relationship with God through payer and you are invited to a six week journey called “Strength to Strength” produced by CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration). The course gives practical help to those wishing to pray more in their daily lives using video, small group discussion and of course prayer. We will meet in St Edmund’s Hall from 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday evenings on March 5th, 12th, 18th (please notice change of day), 26th, and April 2nd and 9th.


Pope Francis’ Intention for February 2019: Universal: For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.


A PARISH MISSION IN 2019…………update……… A team of ten parishioners and clergy met last Wednesday to discuss the mission from Ascension to Pentecost 2019 (30th May – 9th June) around the theme of ‘Discipleship’: To Encounter, To Follow, To Abide and to Evangelise. A team is being set up to plan the Mission/Retreat so that as a Parish we can deepen our faith and recommit ourselves to our discipleship.    2019 is also Father Vincent’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination: a reason, if one needs it, to celebrate and deepen that discipleship we all are called to.


The Mission Prayer "I thank you almighty and ever loving Father for you have created me in such a way that I am able to experience and become a source of your merciful presence to my neighbour. Give me a renewed desire and the courage to be still in your presence. Allow your Holy Spirit to renew my inner-life. As I grow ever more conscious of my vocation to be a Disciple of your Son Jesus, with Mary as my companion on this journey; may your Light shine more brightly within me, your Love be shared more widely through me and my Gospel Witness be profound. Amen"


Sick and in Hospital?

If a family member is going into the General Hospital please let your local priest know (in case they require ‘Anointing’ before being admitted); also inform the Hospital Chaplaincy requesting a visit by the Team and, if appropriate, Holy Communion (or to arrange to attend the afternoon Mass in the Hospital)








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