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

THIS WEEK (24th March 2019)


Thoughts for the week:

  1. ‘Leave it one more year’ the Gospel says, indicating the patience of God.  Do you think you ‘try’ God’s patience?  How?  When?  How would you describe your own patience?
  2. ‘…….the place on which you stand is holy ground’ Moses is told (1st reading).  Where is your ‘holy’ ground?  How do you treat God’s holy ground (the earth……creation)?
  3. ‘……….our fathers were guided by a cloud…..’….God’s presence (2nd reading).  What/who guides you?  How?                         Vincent Harvey


Scrutinies at the 7pm Mass for those to be Baptised and Received into Full Communion at Easter. 

Volunteers to deliver ‘Mission Leaflets’ in May………sign up today?  See elsewhere for more info.


Third Sunday of Lent – March 24, 2019

 “I AM sent me to you.”  Could the Lord be calling you to proclaim His name as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life?   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/ 




40th Anniversary of Ordination    Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I was/am bowled over by your support of me on my 40th Anniversary last Tuesday: the Mass, the reception, the cards, gifts, messages of goodwill. 

I am so, so blessed to be part of City Centre Parish; and have been blessed in all the parishes and ‘jobs’ I have worked in as a priest: people’s generosity and support is unbounded.  Thank you. 

It is almost impossible to thank you all in person (especially those who gave me gifts)……..but thank you.  Thank you to all who planned the Mass, music, reception……….and for those who came along in support. 

My sister and brothers have been in contact to say ‘thank you’ for the welcome received.  Onward and ‘upward’ as they say!!         Vincent Harvey


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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