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

THIS WEEK (18th November 2018)



Thoughts for the week:


1.    When everything passes away ‘My words will not pass away’ Jesus says (Gospel).  Which ‘words’ of Christ, or in the Bible in general, do you ‘hang’ unto?  Why?  How do they help you?


2.    ‘The learned will shine….brightly’ Daniel writes (1st reading).  Who do you look to in terms of faith, or wisdom, or advice?  Does anyone look towards you?  Who?  Why?


3.    Jesus won redemption for us. What part do we have in it? Does God ask you for sacrifices? How can your sacrifices help anything?      Vincent Harvey


Parish Theme: ‘Peace’.   November 2018 will see the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.  As the year progresses, without doubt society, civic and religious, will be focusing on world peace, maybe more needed now than ever in our world history!  PARISH THEME— NOVEMBER: World Peace: "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." - Nelson Mandela

TODAY...............18th November

Confirmation ‘Commitment’: Our Confirmation candidates will make a ‘commitment’ of involvement and participation in the Preparation Process; and we will pray for them.

Interfaith ‘Steps for Peace’          Sunday, 18th November beginning at the Peace Fountain at 12.30pm in East Park.  Visiting: Medina Mosque, Nanaksar Gurdwara, Synagogue, St Edmunds Church, and Friends House.

First Holy Communion 2019: Registration now closed



Pope Francis’ Intention for November: In the Service of Peace.  That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.


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.


A Mission Song dedicated to Father Vincent and the Parish has been composed by Mr Paul Inwood.... ............watch this space!!


All parish groups will be invited to prepare the Parish for the mission, and to be active during it and beyond it…………..The Mission Prayer has been distributed to all groups to pray whenever they gather.



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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is a warm, welcoming and diverse Catholic community at the heart of Southampton. People from across the globe come regularly to worship here at one of the several Sunday or weekday Masses. Catholics and people of any Christian community or faith (or none) are able to use St Edmund's Church as a place of quiet and reflection throughout the day.

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