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THIS WEEK (15th July 2018): 

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: 

1.    ‘He was amazed at their lack of faith’ (Gospel 14th Sun).  How would you describe your faith: weak, strong, mediocre?  How can you develop it?  What steps do you need to take to enable this to happen?


2  ‘The spirit came into me……….I heard the Lord speak’ (1st reading on 14th Sunday).  When have you heard ‘God speak’: through spiritual people, in the Scriptures, at Mass, in prayer, when ‘out and about’?  How did you respond?                   Vincent Harvey

 

 

 WELCOMERS TRAINING & MEETING 7:30pm Tuesday 17 July in St Edmund Hall for all Welcomers.  If you would like to get involved do come along.  The more 'welcomers' the better.

 

Parish Theme: ‘Peace’.   November 2018 will see the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.  As the year progresses, without doubt society, civic and religious, will be focusing on world peace, maybe more needed now than ever in our world history! PARISH THEME—JULY:  Specific individuals’let us pray for people we know, who have asked for our prayers.  May they ‘receive’ what they wish us to pray for.

Pope Francis’ Intention for July: Evangelisation: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry..  That priests who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work may find help and

 

New group for Grandparents. Come along for fellowship and prayer for our grandchildren, the future of the Church.  Second meeting is at 11am 19th July in Stella Maris and the 3rd Thursday of each month thereafter

 

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.

 

All parish groups will be invited to prepare the Parish for the mission, and to be active during it and beyond it…………..



 


CONFIRMATION 2019: The Sacrament of Confirmation for our Parish (together with St Boniface and St Vincent de Paul) will next be celebrated by Bishop Philip Egan in June next year (exact date to be decided) in St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth. It is for those aged 13 by 31 August 2018, i.e. mostly school Year 9, but also older. Those eligible must be attending one of the Parish Masses at St Joseph or St Edmund (6:15pm, 9am, 10am, 11am or 7pm). The first session of the programme is on Sunday 14 October 2018, and thereafter on the 2nd Sunday of the month (with a retreat weekend 15th/16th June 2019). Each session is from 2pm-4.30 pm in St. Boniface Hall, Shirley.


Candidates who wish to be considered for participation need to send a short letter or e-mail to Father Vincent [email protected] or Father Ross [email protected] applying to join the programme and saying why they would like to be confirmed. The candidate will then be invited to meet with Father Vincent or Father Ross to discuss the application further, and to be introduced to the programme of preparation. Closing date to apply is 31 July 2018.


 

 


 

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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