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

THIS WEEK (17th March 2019)


Thoughts for the week:

  1. Peter, James and John ‘kept awake and saw his glory’ on the mountain (Gospel).  How do you keep your faith ‘awake’, ‘alive’, and ‘ever fresh’?  How can you use Lent to enable this to happen?
  2. The Lord ‘made a Covenant with Abram’ (1st reading).  Abram and the people were ‘bound’ to God.  How are you ‘bound’ to God?  Describe your relationship with God!
  3. Paul writes ‘do not give way but remain faithful in the Lord’.  How are you faithful to others, to your faith, even to the faith community?       Vincent Harvey


Family Fast Day retiring collection for CAFOD

Stations of the Cross in St Edmund: 6.10pm



Second Sunday of Lent – March 17, 2019  “This is my beloved Son, hear him.”  Is our Lord asking you to follow him in tending His flock?  To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. [email protected] or call 01329 318 869


Parish Pilgrimage 2019

St Paul brought Christianity to Malta around 60AD when he was being transported to Rome for trial.  The ship carrying him was caught in a violent storm and wreaked on the coast of Malta (described in Chapter 28 of the Acts of the Apostles).  We will ‘follow’ St Paul around the Island and visit some interesting historical places associated with him

The Pilgrimage is planned for 8 - 15 October 2019, led by Father Vincent and Godfrey.  For information please contact Godfrey Doyle via the Parish Office, or see the brochures in the porch.


THE PARISH MISSION……….30th May to 9th June...............Discipleship.........

MISSION PRAYER………….please take home and start praying for the Mission in May/June

 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


Parish Theme: 'Disciples.........'................watch this space




LENT 2019.................


Stations of the Cross at St Edmund on a Friday and Sunday at 6.10pm


SIX IDEAS FOR LENT………….Six challenges………..

Single Use Plastics Could you give up single use plastics for Lent?

Meat Could you go meat-free, or even free of animal products all together, for Lent?

Alternative Transport Could you commit to finding alternative modes of transport this Lent?

Energy Use Could you give up electricity for an hour every day during Lent?

Local Living Could you commit to living locally this Lent (in terms of local produce)?

Buy Nothing New Could you buy nothing new for the whole of Lent?

Go on line to see more: https://livinglent.org/ 





on the Feast of St Joseph Tuesday 19th
March. Father Vincent will preside at 7pm Mass in St
Edmund Church followed by a bring and share
celebration in the Drama Hall at St Anne’s School.
Please make a note … do come along….
Collection envelopes attached to this Newsletter.



Pope Francis’ Intention for March 2019: Evangelisation: That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.


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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