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

THIS WEEK (23rd September 2018): 


1.    The disciples were arguing ‘Which of them was the greatest?’, and missed the point of ‘service’ (Gospel).  When have you been more concerned about your ‘position’ rather than what you can offer others?


2.    When do you try to ‘destroy’ the reputation of others because they ‘oppose your way of life’? (1st reading).  Why?


3.    What ‘desires’ are ‘fighting within yourself’ (2nd reading) and affect your relationship with others or your outlook on life?             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—AUGUST:  ‘Education for Peace'  We pray for all those who are denied access to education. We pray for those who are unable to attend school because of war, disaster or lack of resources. We pray for those who are denied education by oppressive regimes. We pray for all those who are working to bring education to children and young people in difficult circumstances, in refugee camps, in war torn countries and places suffering extreme poverty.


First Holy Communion 2019: see current newsletter

Pope Francis’ Intention for September: Universal: Young People in Africa.  That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.


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…………..



CONFIRMATION 2019: Thank you to all who contacted and came to see Father Vincent and have returned their forms/permission etc.  Sadly we have had to turn dwon people who have ONLY NOW made contact (7 weeks after the cut-off date!!).  Sorry!



Annual ‘International Mass’ when we celebrate the universality of the Church which is reflected very much in our City Centre Parish.  This will take place on Sunday, 21st October at 7pm.  Please make a note………..bring your ‘national food dish’ to share; dress in your ‘national costume’, be prepared to carry your ‘national flag’ in procession, some people will be approached to read in their native language………………..WATCH THIS SPACE






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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