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


16 June 2019

The Most Holy Trinity


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

St Joseph: 10am



1st Reading  Pro 8: 22-31
Psalm Ps 8
2nd Reading Romans 5: 1-5
Gospel John 16: 12-15






Thoughts for the week: 

TODAY Most Holy Trinity:

First Holy Communion Practice at 9am & 11am Masses in St Edmund

Baptisms at St Joseph (11.30am) & St Edmund (12.30pm)

Confirmation 'Retreat at Home' in St Joseph, finishing with Mass at 4pm

Retiring collection for the Church's work with issues of  'Life'

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?  
Ø  Consider a deeper involvement in Parish Life?  Let us know! 
o   Baptism Team?
o   Pre-Marriage Team?
o   Winter shelter scheme?
o   Reader, Eucharistic Minister?
o   Welcomer, Hospitality…?
Ø  Maybe ‘Called and Gifted’ (July) or
Ø  ‘Open Door Retreats’ (September) or
Ø  ‘Week of Accompanied Prayer’ (November)

Ø   ……………see posters/TV in St Ed’s porch/Website for details. 

Funding: As you know we were careful not to pull down Parish funds for the Mission, so did some fundraising, sponsorships etc.  Without going into precise details, after we have taken out printing costs, banner costs, donation to the De Montfort Fathers, cost of purchasing and renovating two crucifixes we are still in a position to send £750 to the ‘School of Joy’ in Beit Sehour on the West Bank, and £750 to our Catholic Home Care Service.  Thank you to all who contributed and supported in whatever way.

Discipleship: To Encounter, To Abide, To Follow, To Evangelise

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

VOCATIONS........The Most Holy Trinity - June 16, 2019  How do you hope to share in God’s glory…as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life? To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. [email protected] or call 01329 318 869


POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION:  June: Universal.  That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.



23 June 2019

The Body and Blood of Christ

(Corpus Christi)


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


First Holy Communion weekend


Annual Blessed Sacrament Procession on Sunday, 23rd June after the 11am Mass as part of the First Holy Communion Mass and in honour of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Please come along even if you are not at that Mass.  Procession will begin around 12noon.  We need stewards to help marshal the procession.  Please sign up on the board in the porch 






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 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.





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