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


23 June 2019

Corpus Christi



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

St Joseph: 10am



READINGS AT MASS  Corpus Christi
1st Reading  Gn 14: 18-20
Psalm Ps 109
2nd Reading 1Cor 11: 23-26
Gospel Luke 9: 11-17






Thoughts for the week: 


·         “This is my body, this is my blood” Jesus says in today’s Gospel.  How do you ‘open’ yourself to this life-giving Sacrament?  What could help you do so?

·         “Do this as a memorial of me” Jesus said, according to St Paul. Memory ‘makes present’ what is eternal.  ‘At Mass’ Christ is ‘present’ NOW!  What a gift!                       Vincent Harvey

TODAY Corpus Christi:

First Holy Communion at 9am, 10am & 11am Masses

Blessed Sacrament Procession following the 11am Mass in St Edmund

Retiring collection for our support of Catholic Home Care Service

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 Body and Blood of Christ - June 23, 2019 [Corpus Christi]  “They all ate and were satisfied.”  Are you called to feed his flock as a priest? 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.



30 June 2019

St Peter & St Paul


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



Called and Gifted will be with us in four weeks’ time and I cannot recommend it more highly for anyone like yourselves who is involved in parish life, who has been touched by our recent parish mission or for those who may be at a crossroads and a possible change of direction. It will not only confirm your call but reveal gifts that will allow you to be even more effective and fruitful in the Lords service. 
The process begins with a one day teaching workshop on Saturday 13th July from 9.30 to 4.30 at St Anne’s Catholic School. (There is no cost and lunch will be provided) 

There are still a few places left. Come and see. You won’t be disappointed!




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.




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



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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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