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

Sycamore Course for New seekers
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THIS WEEK (20th May 2018): 



  1. Various images are used in the First Reading (Acts of the Apostles) for the Holy Spirit.  Which images help you?  What images would you use?
  2. Would you describe yourself as ‘under the influence of the Holy Spirit’ (2nd reading)?  If not, why not?  If, yes, how does it affect your way of life?
  3. ‘Forgiveness’ (Gospel) is the mark of a Christian.  Do you forgive?  Do you find it easy or hard?  Who can you not forgive?  Why?                    Vincent Harvey


 ‘A time of prayer’ …………after or before Sunday Mass once a month. The next schedule ones:
• St Joseph: 7pm Saturday 19th May
• St Edmund: 12noon Sunday 1st July


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  20 May Pentecost:   Do you believe in the possibility of your being guided by the Holy Spirit? How would you know whether you were? How important is the gift of speech at your work? If you could be understood by, and likewise understand, those you come into contact with what difference

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.


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


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 (23rd May, 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!



Interfaith news:       JEWISH:       20-21st May: Shavuot/Feast of Weeks/Pentecost.  A two-day festival which falls seven weeks after Pesach.  It celebrates the revelation of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai, and marks the time when the first harvest was taken to the Temple.  Synagogues are decorated with flowers and dairy foods are traditionally eaten.  For Orthodox Jews work is not permitted throughout the festival.


                                  MUSLIM:       Ramadan has begun.  Please pray for our Muslim Sisters and Brothers that this month of fasting, penance and prayer deepen their love of God and of ‘neighbour’.





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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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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