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

Sycamore Course for New seekers
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THIS WEEK (27th May 2018): 


    1. ‘The Lord is God indeed’ (1st reading).  ‘Where’ do you experience the majesty of God?  Creation, Mass, prayers, family……….?
    2. ‘Everyone moved by the Spirit’ is a child of God!  Have you been ‘moved’ by God’s Spirit?  When?  What was the effect?
    3. ‘Make disciples of all the nations’ Jesus commands.  How do you proclaim God’s Word?  How do you witness to your faith?  Have you ‘enabled’ disciples to be formed?       
                     Vincent Harvey

Night Fever takes place on Friday (1st June) at 8pm (until 10.30pm) in St Edmund’s Church.  Come along and join the Team (briefing in St Edmund Hall at 7.45pm).  Team members ‘invite’ passers-by to ‘pop in’ and light a candle, write a prayer intention………..  A great way to ‘reach out’ beyond the faith community.  You are also invited just to pop in and pray in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament on the altar.   See you Friday……………………………..

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—MAY: the Work Place  27 May Trinity Sunday: Jesus in the Gospel states that all authority in heaven and earth has been given to him. What is your attitude to those who have authority over you? Is their authority a source of resentment for you or do you see it as a source of strength, enabling you to carry out your work? Why does Christianity emphasise the link between obedience and freedom? In what ways are they interdependent?

NEW SEEKERS: for people who are curious about faith, who are open, enquiring, hesitant and, possibly, uncommited.  A course to help point in the right direction and to learn more about the Catholic Faith and the Catholic Church.  Fortnighly sessions (6th, 20th June & 4th July) based on the 'Syamore Course' at St Edmund's Church Hall, Rockstone Place at 7.30pm (Wednesdays).  Come along................See poster above and click on it!

Pope Francis’ Intention for May: Evangelisation: The Mission of the Laity.  That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

Interfaith news:       BUDDHIST: 29th May: Vesakha Puja/Wesak/Buddha Day.  Theravadin Buddhists celebrate the birth, enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree and final passing away of Guatama Budda.

‘A time of prayer’ …………after or before Sunday Mass once a month. The next schedule ones:
• St Edmund: 12noon Sunday 1st July

New group for Grandparents. Come along for fellowship and prayer for our grandchildren, the future of the Church.  Second meeting is at 11am 21st June in Stella Maris and the 3rd Thursday of each month thereafter


A PARISH MISSION IN 2019……………make a note.

From Ascension to Pentecost 2019 (30th May – 9th June) a Parish Mission 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.




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.

To all new arrivals, we extend a very warm welcome. We would be grateful if you would complete a census form and return it to the parish office so that our records may be kept up to date. Be assured, that in doing so you are not committing yourselves to anything.  

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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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