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St Joseph's is the Catholic Parish Church for Epsom in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. We are an active welcoming community, offering spiritual and pastoral support for everyone.

CELEBRATION OF MASS AT ST JOSEPH’S FROM MONDAY 6 JULY

Please be aware that with effect from Saturday 8 August 2020 Parishioners will have to wear face coverings in places of worship'

Following the polishing of the church floor, the flexibility of chairs at St Joseph's has enabled the layout to be rearranged to provide 211 chairs, in 100 clusters ranging from 1 to 6 seats, with appropriate social distancing in place.

Huge thanks to the Parishioners who have volunteered to be Stewards and Cleaners
to enable us to celebrate Mass in our Church

Mass Intentions for coming week

Sat 24 Oct

5.30p.m. Nellie O'Nelll's Intention

Sun 25 Oct : Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Geoff Barrett R.I.P.
5.30p.m. People of the Parish

Mon 26 Oct

10.00a.m. Rory Stowe R.I.P.
10.00a.m. Patrick Buckley R.I.P.

Tue 27 Oct

10.00a.m. Mary Davern R.I.P.

Wed 28 Oct : Feast of Ss Simon and Jude, Apostles

10.00a.m. John and Bridie Purcell R.I.P.
10.00a.m. Ian and Mary Fisher R.I.P.

Thu 29 Oct

10.00a.m. James and Catherine O'Shea R.I.P.

Fri 30 Oct

10.00a.m. Mansoor Bholah and Rex Truscott R.I.P.
10.00a.m. Roy Pledge R.I.P.

Sat 31 Oct

10.00a.m. John Golding R.I.P.

Sun 1 Nov : Solemnity of All Saints

10.30a.m. People of the Parish
5.30p.m. As per Book of Remembrance

Live streaming of Mass from St. Josephsregsiter

 

Mass will be continue to be 'live streamed' at the revised times:-

Weekdays Monday - Friday at 10.00a.m., Saturday at 5.30p.m. and Sunday at 10.30a.m. and 5.30p.m. Recordings of the Masses will also be available to view at a later time.

Click here to view YouTube live stream and recordings of masses


Parish Finances

Thank you to everyone who has set up standing orders for their regular offertory giving. Before lockdown, 68% of our offertory income came from the weekend blue bag cash collections, making an increased uptake of standing order giving vital to us in these continuing times of reduced congregation size. If you don’t already do so, please do consider giving by standing order. Please email accounts@st-josephs-epsom.org.ukto get the necessary details.

Easiest Ways to contribute

  • Standing Order : Please email accounts@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk to get the necessary bank details
  • Bank Transfer : Please email accounts@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk to get the necessary bank details
  • Justgiving: please be sure to specify in your message that the donation is for St Joseph’s Church Epsom.
  • Contactless giving: we now have a contactless giving device. Please ask mass stewards if you would like to use this device.

The Parish Needs Your Support! Gift Aid it

Please help by giving the benefit of
Gift Aid.

If you are a Tax Payer the Goverment will ADD 25p for every pound that you donate.

For full details and the necessary form please email accounts@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk


Stay Connected!

Our Connect group has created an online way of still praying and sharing together, and we'd like to invite you to join us. Just go to https://stjosephconnect.blogspot.com.

There you'll find a reflection on the forthcoming Sunday's gospel reading, and some other things which may also interest you. Anyone can join the conversation by leaving a comment so we can all stay Connected! (But you'll have to bring your own coffee and cake.) Please come along and have a look, and take part - and tell your friends.


New to the Parish?regsiter

If you are new to St. Josephs please take the time to complete a registration form, this lets us know a little about our parishioners and enables us to keep in contact with you. You can pick up a form from the Narthex or the parish office.

Registration form now available online.

Download registration form. busmap


Epsom & Ewell Foodbank PleaFoodBank

Last week by Friday morning, we had made 85 deliveries feeding about 200 people thanks to all the amazing volunteers but the Foodbank is really about teamwork as without your donations, these deliveries couldn't happen - so thank YOU !

Here is the latest list of items in short supply and needed urgently. Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe.

  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shaving Gel
  • Pump Soap
  • Washing Powder/Tabs/Caps
  • Male & Female Deodorant
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Ketchup
  • Custard
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Fruit squash
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tinned Sweetcorn
  • Tinned Meat

Drop off points

St Joseph's Church, Epsom, KT18 7JQ (box located outside the main door)

Epsom Baptist Church, Church Street (open 10am - 11am on Sundays)

55 Kendor Avenue, Epsom KT19 8RJ (leave by front door)

14 Hambledon Hill, Woodcote Estate, Epsom, KT18 7BZ (leave by front door)

89 Downs Road, Epsom KT18 5LU (leave by front door)

St George's Church, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2DA (box outside the main door)


Update from Fr Bill

Thank you again for all your prayers and good – I am definitely on the road to recovery and was pleased to officiate at our two Confirmation Celebrations last weekend which were very edifying. Congratulations to all our candidates!

Last weekend was a very busy weekend as we also had two First Holy Communion Celebrations – so congratulations to our young Parishioners who made their First Holy Communion: Sebastian, Gabe, Lucas, Verity, Alice, Massimo, Sophia, Georgina, Molly, Elise and Esme, Isabella, Aaron, Luke, Thomas and Kieran.  A special thank you also to all our Parish Catechists who worked with all our candidates and helped prepare them on the day.  Do please keep all our First Holy Communion and Confirmation candidates and their families in your prayers.  

This week, we have a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Richard – you will find copies in the Atrium so do please pick up a copy on your way in or out of the Church.  It is also the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Canonisation of the English Martyrs in Reformation Time  It was a significant event for the Catholic Church in England and Wales – those canonised consisted of lay and religious men and women including our Diocesan Patron, St Philip Howard.

I have mentioned over the last few weeks that November is the month of the Holy Souls when we pray for our deceased relatives and friends.  If you would like to have names of relatives or friends entered into the Book of Remembrance during the month of November, please do email the Parish Office with the names and dates and these will be entered into the Book by the Parish Office staff.  Alternatively, you will find Holy Souls envelopes in the Atrium for you to use.    

A huge thank you to those of you who continue to contribute so generously – please do read the Update on our Parish Finances on page 2 of the Newsletter. 
 

God bless and stay safe.

 

Fr Bill, Fr Ruslan and the Sisters


 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 25 Oct 2020

If you have an item of news to include in future newsletters, why not let the parish office know.

 

Newsletter Archive

Previous newsletter can be found in our archive.

 


Supporting the Bereaved Course 2021

Around the Diocese many parishes are developing a bereavement befriending team, to accompany and support those experiencing grief and loss. They provide a vital service where people with a common faith can walk with others on this painful journey.

Do you feel that you are being called to this Ministry? Do you have a good ear for listening? Are you able to empathise with people? Are you able to maintain confidentiality?

If you feel drawn to supporting fellow parishioners, please speak to your Parish Priest about being considered for the Diocesan Supporting the Bereaved Course.

A commitment to attending every session is needed (Eight Tuesdays across January to March 2021).

If you wish to speak to someone about what the course entails and to register your interest in joining the programme please call Rev Deacon Simon South, Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Project Worker, on 07415 306222 or email on simon.south@abdiocese.org.uk.


Anti-Modern Slavery

18th October was Anti-Slavery Sunday. The diocese has been steadily building up its campaign against modern slavery, and in conjunction with this we have issued the first of what we hope to be regular updates on the current progress. The newsletter is on the new diocesan website and can be found here

Our hope is to extend the number of people across the diocese who are aware of the tragedy of modern slavery that exists in our communities and we would ask you to especially make people aware in your parish. We hope as time progresses to be able to offer awareness sessions and would be keen to hear from you if you would like to host an event to raise awareness in your area at some point in the future. Please let Tessa Ricketts know on tessa.ricketts@abdiocese.org.uk Anyone else that you find who is interested in becoming a supporter and receiving regular updates can also contact Tessa to sign up. We welcome any suggestions you might have to help raise awareness across our diocese. Thank you.

David Farey - Chairman of the Diocesan Steering Group on Modern Slavery.


Emergency AppealFaith in Action

This is an emergency appeal for Fr. Ed O'Connell (part of FiA) to help him support the people of San Benito. Covid has hit them very hard. Please read the report from Kevin McDonnell with his communication with Fr Ed.

Lima Emergency Appeal. busmap


Calling all Young Adults of the Diocese (20-30 somethings)

Before the current restrictions, our Youth and Young Adults' Advisor had plenty of big plans for helping you get to know other Catholics of a similar age, to form communities where you are free to be yourself, to explore your faith, to grow in friendship, and to be a safe place for you to realise your Catholic identity.

However, this has all had to go on hold. We cannot have a Prosecco and Praise night and remain Covid secure! What we would like to do is invite anyone who is interested to join a focus group. This group will meet virtually to discuss the needs and desires of young adults in the Church, and, if you would like, be involved in coming up with some creative ways to meet those needs.

If this sounds like a project you would like to be a part of, please contact the Youth Service Secretary Rosie at rosie.read@abdiocese.org.uk or 01293 651161