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

THIS WEEK (21st October 2018): 


1.    When have you made your ‘authority felt’? (Gospel).  Why?  Was there another way to respond/react?


2.    When have you felt ‘crushed’ with suffering (1st reading)?  Why?  Did you find support from others?  From your faith?  From the Church?


3.    We have a high priest (Jesus) who can feel ‘our weaknesses with us’ (2nd reading).  Do you think Jesus ‘feels’ your weakness?  Does that help you?  Have you helped others in their ‘weaknesses’?         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— OCTOBER: Peace through Racial and Cultural Unity  The Polish-American film producer Samuel Goldwyn is quoted as having said in an address at Balliol College, Oxford in 1945.  “For years I have been known for saying ‘Include me out’; but today I am giving it up for ever.” Let us pray that we will always ‘include ourselves in’ to any debate on the threat to Peace from exclusive, partisan organisations and people and that we remain vigilant in the fight against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination.

First Holy Communion 2019: REGISTER today after the 9am, 10am & 11am Masses

Pope Francis’ Intention for October: Evangelisation: The Mission of Religious.   That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves and be present among the poor, the marginalised, and those who have no voice.


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.



TODAY: 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………………..bring 'international' food............readers from different countries/languages.........COME ALONG AND JOIN US............




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)








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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Saint Edmund's

7:00 pm - (Sat in Polish)
9:00 am - (Sun)
11:00 am - (Sun)
7:00 pm - (Sun)

Saint Joseph's

6:15 pm - (Sat)
10:00 am  - (Sun)

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