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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 17 Apr

5.30p.m. Patrick Connolly R.I.P.

Sun 18 Apr : Third Sunday of Easter

10.30a.m. Mansoor Bholah R.I.P. and Albert Miller R.I.P.
5.30p.m. People of the Parish

Mon 19 Apr

10.00a.m. Milton Pears R.I.P.
10.00a.m. Holy Souls in Purgatory

Tue 20 Apr

10.00a.m. Child's Family Intention

Wed 21 Apr : Memoria St Anselm of Canterbury

10.00a.m. Ned Kelly R.I.P.
10.00a.m. People of the Parish

Thu 22 Apr

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

Fri 23 Apr : Solemnity of St George, Martyr, Patrol of England

10.00a.m. John Preston R.I.P.
10.00a.m. Eufrocina Mejias R.I.P.

Sat 24 Apr

5.30p.m. Peter Wilkins R.I.P.

Sun 25 Apr : Fourth 'Good Shepherd' Sunday of Easter

10.30a.m. Lynette Taylor R.I.P. and Family
5.30p.m. Philip Margrave R.I.P.

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

Thank you for your unwavering support for our Foodbank. Our donation boxes are full of your generous donations and last week we took the most beautiful hand-knitted blankets which will be keeping someone toasty warm as I type this.

Last week, our amazing volunteers made 83 deliveries feeding 238 people. We have noticed that we are feeding more families so are making fewer deliveries but the number of people is increasing.

Our stats and figures for 2020 show that we processed 4,743 vouchers for some 12,535 people although some people have received more than one delivery of donations....but this number is still very high. It is thanks to your generosity and community spirit that we have been able to achieve this during these testing times.

We also delivered Christmas hampers, gifts and toys to 400 households bringing Christmas cheer to many . This was a mammoth task but with the help of our volunteers we managed to get everything delivered in time for the big day.

Below is our list of items needed. Please only donate these so we can use our storage space efficiently. Also, when donating Easter Eggs, it might be worth bearing in mind that they will be moved from one box to a few others before reaching their final destination. Perhaps smaller sturdier eggs will survive the transport more intacted!! Thank you so much. Keep safe.

Items Needed

  • Tinned Fruit
  • Treats for kids
  • Treats for adults
  • Crisps and savoury snacks
  • Easter treats and small Easter eggs
  • Packet soup
  • Long life fruit juice
  • Spaghetti in sauce
  • Sanitary towels
  • Milk UHT Semi and Full fat only please
  • Kids toothpaste
  • Pump soap
  • Noodles
  • Household cleaning
  • Male deodorant
  • Nappies (sizes 2, 4, 6 nappies and pants, 6+ nappies and pants)

Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity. Keep safe. Rachel

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

The magnificence of the Easter Celebration continues for us during this time of Octave.  Liturgically and spiritually our lives are enriched.  

 

As Pope Francis said in his Easter message, ‘The Risen Christ is hope for all who continue to suffer’.  And although the present lockdown is easing gradually, Covid-19 has left too many suffering in its path.  We do well to heed the words of Pope Francis again – ‘The Easter mes-sage does not offer us a mirage or reveal a magic formula.  It does not point to an escape from the difficult situation we are experiencing’.

 

Many of you may now have had your first, or even your second vaccination against Covid-19.  However, we must continue to keep safe following the guidelines as set out by the Government.  

 

By the time you read this, all of us here in the Parish Team will have had our second vaccination, I hope that if you are offered the same, you will accept it.

 

Once again, thank you for all your prayers and support for our Parish Community.  Please be assured of our continued pray-ers for all of you.

 

Happy Eastertide!

 

Fr Bill, Fr Ruslan, Sr Margarite and Sr Fionuala 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 18 Apr 2021

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Newsletter Archive

Previous newsletter can be found in our archive.

 


2021 - Year of St Joseph

Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph - Vatican News


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


Refugee Crisis

Discover how donations to the Refugee Crisis Fund have helped to make lives more hopeful!

Please read the Refugee Crisis Newsletter 2020.


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