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THIS WEEK (18th February 2018):
THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:
1. God has made a Covenant with the whole of creation and humanity (1st reading). How do you/I live it out?
2. Through Baptism we have entered a personal Covenant with God through and in Christ (2nd reading). How true are you/I to that personal Covenant?
3. In what way will you/me join Jesus in the 'wilderness' this Lent? Vincent Harvey
SIX WEEK COURSE FOR NEW SEEKERS (THE SYCAMORE COURSE): The parish is offering an introductory course to help people to begin learning about the Catholic faith and decide if they want to enter the Church. Please help by encouraging family, friends and others to come forward and by praying for this work. Let the Parish Office have the names and addresses of possible enquirers. The course starts Wednesday 7 February at 7:30pm in St Edmund Hall and following Wednesdays 14.2, 21.2, 28.2, 7.3 and 14.3.18. Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested or would like more information.
Lent 2018 .........Wednesday Masses at 6.30am and 7pm in St Edmund
‘A time of prayer’ …………after or before Sunday Mass once a month. The next schedule ones:
• 18th March after the 10am St Joseph Mass
• 15th April after the 9am St Edmund Mass
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! In this month of February as a parish we are reflecting on Peace with Family and Friends. In our Gospel for this Sunday we discover that Simon (Peter) was married and that his extended family including his very ill mother-in-law lived under one roof. There are some in our society who still live in extended families under the same roof or who live in the same street or village or town. So this week we pray for peace in the extended family.
ENGAGED COUPLES: If you are marrying in 2018, no matter where, here or abroad, Bishop Philip invites you to an Engaged Couples’ Breakfast followed by a blessing service at the Cathedral on Saturday March 17. It will begin at 9.15am prompt and be finished by 11.45am and will include a talk by a newly-married couple of the Reality of their Experience! If you are in contact with Father Vincent or Father Ross, then you should have received an email from the Parish Office…………….please do come along. If you wish to attend but haven’t received anything do contact Anne in the Office who has a copy of the Bishop’s invitation letter, and also a response slip which needs to be returned by March 5.
Pope Francis’ Intention for February: ‘Universal’: Say ‘No’ to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption
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.
This website has been prepared for you, the parishioner, for our visitors and for those in the local community who are interested in the parish. This website provides a summary of the many activities, groups and organisations that function in this vibrant parish. We welcome contributions and anyone can submit an article.
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International Mass 2017
The Annual ‘International Mass’ took place at St Edmund’s in Southampton with over 300 people participating from 40 or so different nations. The Scripture readings and intercessions were in 6 and more languages. After the celebration the Hall was full to bursting with members of the congregation sharing national dishes from around the globe.