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

20th October 2019
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Mass Times: St Edmund: 9am, 11am & 7pm, St Joseph: 10am 


Readings at Mass: 29th Sunday
1st Reading: Exodus 17:8-13
Psalm: Psalm 120 (121)
2nd Reading: 
2 Timothy 3:14-4:2
Luke 18:1-8




Thoughts for the week:

1. Will the Son of Man “find any faith on earth?”, Jesus asks in the Gospel! Will He find it in you/me? How would you describe your faith? How do your develop it? What must you do for it to grow/ deepen?
2. Moses needed ‘support’ to continue to ‘pray’ (1st reading). What do you ‘need’ to help you to pray? Who supports you? Who/What can help you?
3. The person who is “dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for any good work”. How does your faith lead you/enable you to do ‘good work’? - Vincent Harvey  


VOCATIONS - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 20 October 2019. “Beloved: Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed.” Are you being called to teach the word of God as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother? To explore further, call Father John Cooke on Tel No 01329 318 869 or email:


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 



POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER - Evangelisation - That the breath of the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary ‘Spring’ in the Church.




27th October 2019
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Mass Times: St Edmund: 9am, 11am & 7pm, St Joseph: 10am 






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)


The Mission

Thank you to all who planned, ran and got involved with the Mission held from 30 May - 9 June 2019.  A special thanks to Father Des, Tina Quinn, the ‘Welcomers’, ‘Hospitality Teams’ and musicians/singers.  Many of us have benefited from the 9 days of prayer, talks, reflections, conversations and Masses.  Now what next?  


- Consider a deeper involvement in Parish Life?  Let us know! 

- Baptism Team?

- Pre-Marriage Team?

- Winter shelter scheme?

- Reader, Eucharistic Minister?

- Welcomer, Hospitality…?

- Maybe ‘Called and Gifted’ (July) or
- ‘Open Door Retreats’ (September) or
- ‘Week of Accompanied Prayer’ (November)


See posters/TV in St Ed’s porch/Website for details


Discipleship: To Encounter, To Abide, To Follow, To Evangelise




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

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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