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


14 July 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

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

St Joseph: 10am

Readings at Mass: 15th Sunday
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14
Psalm: Psalm 68(69):14,17,30-31,33-34,36-37
2nd Reading: Colossians 1:15-20
Luke 10:25-37





Thoughts for the week:  

      1. Jesus expands his hearers’ concept of ‘neighbour’ (Gospel). Who are the ‘neighbours’ that need you?  Immigrants? Trafficked people?  The homeless? The hungry? Whether it be large or small, is there anything you can do to help any of these?
      2. In the 1st reading Moses refers to ‘those commandments’. What inspired ‘those’ commandments?  Do you follow them?  Why/why not?
      3. ‘Christ is the image of the unseen God’ St Paul writes (2nd reading).  How do you ‘mirror’ this image?  How do ‘reveal’ Christ to the world?                                   Vincent Harvey


TODAY 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Retiring collection for the work of the Apostleship of the Sea

         Blessing and Sending Forth of those recently Confirmed at the Cathedral

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........ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 14, 2019   “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Faithfulness to one’s vocation is essential to holiness. Is yours to be a priest, deacon, sister or brother?   To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. [email protected] or call 01329 318 869

POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION:  July: Evangelisation. That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word. 


21 July 2019
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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



Celebration of Marriage on 21st July @4pm in St Edmund Church for those married in the Parish the past 12 months.


Father Elijah to Newport & Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight when he finishes he University Course in September

Father Ansel d’Mello, currently at the Cathedral, will come here to City Centre, to join Father Jaya and Father Vincent, as an Assistant Priest.

Father Ross Bullock, currently in Jersey, to St. Patrick, Woolston and Annunciation, Netley as Parish Priest;

Father Tom Kleinschmidt OMV and assistants to St. Boniface’s as parish priest, as Father David Sillince retires.

Father Paul Lyons to Immaculate Conception, Liphook as Assistant Priest (currently in Woolston & Netley); this gives him more time in his work with clergy.


Please pray for all the above, and the parishioners of the parishes concerned.  Change is never easy for clergy or parishioners………………



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?  

- 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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