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

THIS WEEK (13th January 2019)


Rite of Welcome and Anointing at 9 & 10am Masses of babies/children soon to be baptised.  The babies/children are presented to the Faith Community; prayed for; and anointed, seeking 'protection' from all that is not of God.


First Holy Communion Inscription at Morning Masses:  all the children who have begun their preparation to receive Christ in the Eucharist in June, are asked if they wish to participate; if they will actively get involved in the preparation sessions.  The parents are asked to support them during this time of preparation.


Rite of Welcome at 7pm for those adults on ‘Journey in Faith’ and preparing, with God’s grace, for Baptism, Reception into Full Communion, or Confirmation at Easter or there abouts.  They are welcomed and prayed for.


Confirmation Candidates meet in St Boniface to continue their preparation to be Confirmed in the Summer


The Baptism of the Lord -- January 13, 2019


“I, the Lord, have called you for the victory of justice,” Do you feel the Lord calling you to consider becoming a priest, deacon or consecrated religious? To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. [email protected] or call 01329 318 869



Parish Theme: 'Disciples..........'...........watch this space

Parish Pilgrimage 2019     After a wonderful pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in June another one is planned for 8 - 15 October 2019 to Malta, led by Father Vincent and Godfrey.  For information please contact Godfrey Doyle via the Parish Office.


Pope Francis’ Intention for January 2019: Evangelisation   That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.


A PARISH MISSION IN 2019…………update……… A team of ten parishioners and clergy met last Wednesday to discuss the mission from Ascension to Pentecost 2019 (30th May – 9th June) around the theme of ‘Discipleship’: To Encounter, To Follow, To Abide and to Evangelise. A team is being set up to plan the Mission/Retreat so that as a Parish we can deepen our faith and recommit ourselves to our discipleship.    2019 is also Father Vincent’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination: a reason, if one needs it, to celebrate and deepen that discipleship we all are called to.


The 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"



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.

This website has been prepared for you, the parishioner, for our visitors and for those in the local community who are interested in the parish. This website provides a summary of the many activities, groups and organisations that function in this vibrant parish. We welcome contributions and anyone can submit an article.

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Saint Edmund's

7:00 pm - (Sat in Polish)
9:00 am - (Sun)
11:00 am - (Sun)
7:00 pm - (Sun)

Saint Joseph's

6:15 pm - (Sat)
10:00 am  - (Sun)

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