THIS WEEK 26th January 2020
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass Times: St Edmund: 9am, 11am & 7pm, St Joseph: 10am
Readings at Mass: 26th Jan 1st Reading:Isaiah 8:23-9:3 Psalm:26(27):1,4,13-14 2nd Reading:1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
Thoughts for the week: We need, again and again, to revisit out Parish Mission Statement which came out of our Parish Mission last Pentecost. This summaries and informs our ‘Parish Vision’ and the direction of travel that we have embarked on. Become familiar with it so that as a Parish we can realise and implement this Vision and our Mission ... PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
We the people of St Joseph and St Edmund City Centre Catholic Parish, Southampton, sisters and brothers in Christ, accept as our mission, in the
service of God and as a community of disciples:
- to share God’s love with all those we meet
- to welcome all so as to help others find and recognise Christ in
- to exercise mercy and understanding with ourselves and others.
VOCATIONS -“Reform your lives! The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Are you being called to proclaim the coming of the kingdom as a priest, deacon, religious sister or brother?” Could it be that you or someone in your family are being called to consider priesthood or consecrated life? Contact Father John Cooke on Tel No 01329 318 869 or email:
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 JANUARY -EVANGELISATION - Promotion of World Peace. That Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.
NEXT WEEK 2nd February 2020
The Presentation of the Lord Mass Times: St Edmund: 9am, 11am & 7pm, St Joseph: 10am
NIGHT FEVER 8pm Friday 7 February in St Edmund Church. Prep meeting in St Edmund Hall 7:45pm. Email Adrienne [email protected] if you can help.
ALPHA COURSEwill be starting at 7pm Tuesday 3 March in St Edmund Hall. A 10 week course for those wanting to brush up on the essentials of their Christian faith. It opens the door for those who have lapsed or long
to renew their faith and transform their lives.
Please contact the Parish Office email if you or anyone you know would like to join. Each session includes a meal and covers a key element of the gospel in a way that is easy-to-follow and leaves space for people to explore their questions about life, faith, and God. Sessions include: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How can we have faith? Why and how do I pray? Why and how do I read the Bible? How does God guide us? Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? How can I resist evil? Does God heal today? How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
VERBUM DEI QUIET DAY – SPEAK LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING. Saturday 21 March 10:30am—4:45pm. Verbum Dei Retreat Centre: Nunnery Lane, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, PO30 1YR. Cost is a suggested donation of £10; a simple lunch and tea and coffee is provided. To book a place or more information contact: Patricia Yandell (lay missionary with Verbum Dei Family) on 07835948435 or email: or Sister Margarida 07970 083252 email:
PARISH PILGRIMAGE 2020led 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 this year. This will be to Fatima and other religious and historic sites in northern Portugal, finishing in Lisbon. It is being planned for 14—21 October 2020. Details available soon.
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)
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
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