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



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02 Aug  2020
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings at Mass for Sunday
1st Reading: Isaiah 55:1-3
Psalm: 144(145):8-9,15-18
2nd Reading: Romans 8:35,37-39
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21






New video from Fr Vincent

From Tuesday 14 July Mass will be celebrated publicly in the parish. In order that we may gather for Mass safely, and in compliance with Government and Diocesan guidance, we will need to organise ourselves slightly differently. Parishioner Guidelines for attending Mass during Covid-19 can be accessed from this link.

Live-streaming of Mass will continue.

Social distancing has reduced the seating capacity in both churches, and they both have a ‘one way system’ so that we can maintain that distancing when moving within the churches. If you have come for private prayer you will have noticed this.

Reduced capacity means that we will all need to book a place at Mass using Eventbrite.  For St Joseph’s use https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-josephs-church-30649080196, for St Edmund’s use https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-edmunds-church-30649176868 There is a guide How to use Eventbrite for Parishioners here.

Those parishioners who do not have internet access will be able to book by telephone on; 023 8033 3589. Please only use the telephone if you do not have access to the internet.

Booking for weekday Mass will close at 4pm each day, so that lists can be made and our office staff get home on time.

The times of weekday Mass will resume the pre-existing times in the parish.
Tuesday St Edmund’s 10am Mass with private prayer until noon
Wednesday St Edmund’s Mass at 7pm with private prayer from 5:30pm
Thursday St Joseph’s Mass at 12:15 with private prayer until 2pm
Friday St Edmund’s Mass at 7pm with private prayer from 5:30pm
Saturday St Edmund’s Mass at 11am with private prayer until 1pm

Public Sunday Mass will follow once we have ensured we have got it correct weekdays.

All of this requires our willingness to support each other and our priests so that Mass runs smoothly, safely and with reverence. Please read the Parishioner Guide as it explains the changes. Ushers will also be there to guide us.

We will need to steward ourselves as we do for private prayer. If you are willing to assist as a steward, please contact the parish office or Deacon Andy by email.

Below are links to guides that will be helpful.

How to use Eventbrite for Parishioners
Parishioner Guidelines for attending Mass during Covid-19
St Joseph’s One Way System
St Edmund’s One Way System
Order of Mass - Print Doublesided fold in half A4
Order of Mass - Large Print Booklet


Weekly prayers Other items


Please see calendar below for Events and Mass times

Due to some technical dificulties, YouTube mass stream won't be available at for a while.
You can still watch live mass from our parish through our Facebook page with the link below






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 AUGUST - Evangelisation: The Maritime World: For all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

PLEASE continue to support CAFOD'S CORONAVIRUS APPEAL. You can help people not just survive this terrible disease, but rebuild their lives – with love, dignity and hope. https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Coronavirus-appeal

Support for families in the city

Video of Augustine’s Prayer for Pentecost



PARISH PILGRIMAGE 2021 led by Father Vincent and Godfrey Doyle. Following the successful pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela and last year to Malta a further one is being planned for next year. This will be to Fatima and other religious and historic sites in northern Portugal, finishing in Lisbon. It is being planned for  13 - 20 October 2021. Details available soon.

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.

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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Sunday Mass Times

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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