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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.

Church and Office Closed

Please note that due to current on-going Covid-19 Pandemic and following government restrictions, the church and parish office will be closed until further notice.

Production of the weekly newsletter is also suspended until further notice.

However, emails are still being monitored and actioned from home, so you can still email the office at office@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk.

Mass Intentions for coming week

  • Sat 23 May
  • People of the Parish
  • Sun 24 May Seventh Sunday of Easter
  • Achilles Fernando R.I.P.
  • Mon 25 May Memoria St Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor
  • Eric Smith R.I.P.
    Canon Robert Collinson R.I.P.
  • Tues 26 May Memoria St Philip Neri, Priest
  • Sarah Treacy’s Recovery
  • Wed 27 May Feast of St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
  • Josef Weiland R.I.P.
    Eugenia Szarzynska
  • Thurs 28 May
  • Gabriel Arrabales Gallardo R.I.P.
    Marie Therese Ratinon R.I.P.
  • Fri 29 May
  • Theresa Higgins R.I.P.
    Fr Charles Turner R.I.P.
  • Sat 30 May
  • Josef Weiland
    People of the Parish
  • Sun 31 May Pentecost
  • Emanuele Palladino R.I.P.

Recordings of Mass from St. Josephsregsiter

N.B. Mass cannot successfully be streamed live with the equipment currently available.

 

Recordings of the Mass will be made available each Sunday sometime in the afternoon.

 

Mass will continue to be said every day and all other things being equal will usually be available by lunchtime. Prayers will be offered for all the parishioners and their families, so please remember the priests in your prayers also.

 

Click here to view recordings of masses


Parish Finances

Currently, 68% of our offertory income comes from the weekend blue bag collections and only 32% from standing orders. This means a large drop in parish income whilst the church is closed. If you don’t already do so, would you consider giving by standing order, in order to continue to support our church at this time?

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

Gift Aid it

You can also donate using the Diocesan Justgiving page being sure to specify in your message that the donation is for St Joseph’s Church Epsom.

 


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


MESSAGE FROM FR BILL
UPDATE ON PARISH LIFE

Dear Parishioners

I hope you are all keeping safe and well in the continuing pandemic. I would also like to thank you for all your prayers and messages of support which we have received – hopefully it will not be too long before we can meet again and celebrate our Faith in the Church together.

Some of you will be aware that we have been testing ‘live streaming’ of daily Masses and the trial has worked well. We will be aiming for Monday – Friday weekday Masses to be ‘live’ at 8.30a.m., Saturday Evening Vigil Mass at 5.30p.m. and Sunday Morning Mass will be live at 10.30a.m. If there are any changes to these times, we will hope to let you know.

I know some of you have been asking and wondering when and how Parish life might get back to normal so I thought it might be helpful to provide you with a ‘where we are at the moment’ summary.
As you know all Sacramental preparation has been suspended since lockdown:
Baptisms will be re-scheduled when it is safe to do so and the Parish Office will contact you when we are in a position to resume and complete Baptism Preparation. In the meantime, if you want to enquire about future Baptisms please email the Parish Office.

First Holy Communion – our First Holy Communion Children were scheduled to make their First Holy Communion over the first weekend in May. I know the Children and their families will have been very disappointed that their wonderful event had to be cancelled, but it is our ambition to have this celebration in September / October in a safe way. The Catechists will keep you updated on the plans to complete their preparation.
We are also working on the First Holy Communion Programme for 2020/2021 and will post details on the enrolment process once dates have been finalised.

Confirmation – Bishop Richard has given Parish Priests authority to undertake Confirmation for Children in their own Parish and we will be in touch with this year’s group when we have some information on dates. Just a reminder that you can still book Mass Intentions by emailing the Parish Office at the parish email address. In the meantime, please keep all those preparing for the Sacraments in your prayers.

God Bless

Fr Bill, Fr Ruslan and the Sisters


Documents to be read

Reflection on the Liturgy - 6th Sunday of Easter.

Reflection on the Liturgy - Ascension Sunday.


Epsom & Ewell Foodbank PleaFoodBank

Thank you so much for your continued support for the Foodbank. It is heart-warming that our church box is full almost every day and each week my car boot is full of donations. Sadly, the number of clients is growing too. In the whole month of April, we fed almost three times more people than in April 2019 - 1035 compared to 386. This week we delivered 119 food parcels and fed over 300 people. Thankfully due to your generosity and our amazing volunteers, the foodbank can meet this high demand. Please do continue to give what you can and know that you are making a different to someone less fortunate. You can drop off donations at the locations listed below.

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)

Items that are currently needed include:

  • Hand gel sanitizer
  • Tinned meat
  • Long-life sponge puddings
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Tinned spaghetti/beans with meat
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Custard
  • Hot chocolate
  • Jam
  • Dried/powdered milk
  • Kids & adults toothpaste
  • Deodorant - men and women's
  • Hand soap
  • Shaving foam
Many thanks for your continued help and support.

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.


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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.

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