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


19 May 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter


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

St Joseph: 10am



1st Reading  Acts 14:21-27
Psalm Ps144
2nd Reading Apoc 21:1-5
Gospel John 13:31-35






Mission Leaflets to deliver.......if you have not done so........please take your bundle to deliver.  Thank you.


Thoughts for the week:

    1. “I give you a new commandment” Jesus says in today’s gospel, “love one another”; but note “as I have loved you”!  Do you?  Can you?  What is the greatest challenge to love as JESUS LOVES?  Ask the Holy Spirit to help you.  Do it!
    2. Paul and Barnabas encouraged the disciples “to persevere in the faith”.  When have you sought encouragement in the faith?  To whom did you turn?  Again, ask the Holy Spirit to help!               Vincent Harvey

1.    The Mission week (30th May-9th June) begins on the Feast of the Ascension (30th May) with Masses @7am & 7.30pm in St Edmund and @12.15pm in St Joseph (Rosary before Mass) and then:


  • A talk every weekday in St Joseph (12.45pm) and St Edmund (7.40pm) on the person of Christ, the Sacraments, Evangelisation……………
  • A Mass every weekday in St Joseph @12.15pm and St Edmund @7pm
  • A Mass of Anointing of the Sick on Thursday, 6th June @12.15pm Mass in St Joseph and at @7pm Mass in St Edmund
  • The Rosary on weekdays in St Joseph @11.40am and St Edmund @5.40pm
  • Meditation or Prayer around the Cross or Night Fever + Night Vigil in St Edmund after the 7.40pm talk in St Edmund……
  • Children’s activities in St Joseph on Saturday, 1st June @3.30pm ending with a ‘tea party’ and the same with FHC children and families in St Edmund on Saturday, 8th June @3.30pm
  • Rosary before Sunday Masses
  • Renewal of Baptism Promises & Blessing of crucifixes for both churches on Pentecost @ 10am & 7pm Masses

To celebrate Pentecost and the ‘Birth of the Church’ we will have refreshments after all our Masses………………..please plan to bring cakes of all shapes and sizes!!

A full timetable will be distributed next weekend.  Let’s make this Mission a time of ‘renewal and commitment’ for us and ‘out-reach’ into the community.  Remember the theme: Discipleship: To Encounter, To Abide, To Follow, To Evangelise

VOCATIONS……… Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 19, 2019 “Love one another.” “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples.”  How will you manifest your discipleship?  Consider living the Lord’s new commandment of love as a priest, deacon, sister or brother. To explore further, contact Fr. John Cooke. [email protected] or call 01329 318 869


POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION: May 2019: Evangelisation: That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.




26 May 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter


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



The Mission week (30th May-9th June) will include:


  • A talk every weekday in St Joseph and St Edmund on the person of Christ, the Sacraments, Evangelisation……………
  • A Mass every weekday in St Joseph and St Edmund
  • The Rosary
  • Meditation, Prayer around the Cross, Night Fever, Night Vigil…….watch this space


MISSION PRAYER………….please start praying for the Mission in May/June
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



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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