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


18 August 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Times: St Edmund: 9am, 11am & 7pm
St Joseph: 10am

Readings at Mass: 20th Sunday
1st Reading: Jer 38: 4-6, 8-10
Psalm: Psalm 39
2nd Reading: Heb 12: 1-4
Luke 12: 49-53






Thoughts for the week:  

1.    “I have come to bring fire on earth……..” Jesus is quoted saying (Gospel).  What does he mean?  Destruction?  Death?  Purification?  How do you see it?

2.    Jeremiah ‘foretold’ the truth, and because of this the soldiers tried to kill him (1st reading).  Do you find it difficult/easy to tell the truth?  Why?  Do you find it difficult/easy to accept the truth?  Why?

3.    As witnesses we should “throw off…..the sin that clings so easily…”  What sins ‘cling’ to you?  Why?  What can you do about it?  What should you do about it?                                                                              Vincent Harvey



20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


VOCATIONS......Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time -- August 18, 2019   "I have come to set the earth on fire,” Do you want to carry the fire of the Lord to his people as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. [email protected] or call 01329 318 869



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:  August: Universal: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly ‘schools of true human growth’





25 August 2019
Twentyfirst Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Mass Times: St Edmund: 9am, 11am & 7pm
St Joseph: 10am 






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 the past week.  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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