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

3rd November 2019
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Readings at Mass: 31st Sunday
1st Reading: Wisdom 11: 22–12: 2
Psalm: 144(145):1–2,8–11,13b–14
2nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1: 11–2: 2
Gospel: Luke 19: 1–10



Thoughts for the week:                                                                            
1. “I must stay at your house today” Jesus says to Zacchaeus (Gospel). We know how this ‘sinner’ responded!! How would you respond? What would you say to Jesus?
2. “All are yours” the Book of Wisdom says (1st reading). In what way do you belong to God? How does that affect what you say, do and are?
3. Paul (2nd reading) prays that God make the people ‘worthy of His call’. In what way are you worthy? What must you ‘do’ to become worthy?  

VOCATIONS - “All who humble themselves will be exalted.” To explore further, call Father John Cooke on Tel No 01329 318 869 or email:


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 



POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER - Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East -That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.




10th November 2019
32th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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






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)


The Mission

Thank you to all who planned, ran and got involved with the Mission held from 30 May - 9 June 2019.  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




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.

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