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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 22 Jan

5.30p.m. People of the Parish

Sun 23 Jan : Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Denis Gilhooley R.I.P.
5.30p.m. Brigid D'Cunha R.I.P.

Mon 24 Jan : Memoria St Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor

10.00a.m. Tom Finnegan R.I.P.

Tue 25 Jan : Feast of the Conversion of St Paul

10.00a.m. Requiem Mass for John Childs

Wed 26 Jan : Memoria Ss Timothy and Titus

10.00a.m. James Stack R.I.P.

Thu 27 Jan

10.00a.m. Eamonn Fitzmaurice R.I.P.

Fri 28 Jan : Memoria St Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor

10.00a.m. Memory Tapera R.I.P.
10.00a.m. John Read R.I.P.

Sat 29 Jan

5.30p.m. Catherine and Michael Barrett R.I.P.

Sun 30 Jan : Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Elvira Wdawycia R.I.P.
5.30p.m. Sr Margarite R.I.P. and Sr Fionnuala's Intention

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

Your offertory donations are vital to our parish finances. Ways to contribute are as follows:

  • Standing Order : Easiest and our preferred method. Please set up directly with your bank, using the following details - account name: RCD A&B St Joseph’s Epsom; sort code: 40-05-20; account number: 71076221; bank reference: your name followed by “GA” if you are a member of our Gift Aid scheme. (If you aren’t yet a Gift Aider, please join the scheme! See below.)
  • Bank Transfer : bank details as for standing orders, above.
  • Via the Diocese website: visit www.abdiocese.org.uk and click the red “Donate” button in the top right corner, then under “Parish Giving” select “Epsom”.
  • Contactless giving: device located in the narthex. This can be used for offertory and special collections – select from the main menu as relevant.
  • At masses : Offertory collection at masses.

Gift Aid Gift Aid it

If you are a UK taxpayer, please join our Gift Aid scheme. This will boost the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you.

Simply fill in the Gift Aid Form and return it to the parish office or by email to giftaid@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk. Hard copies available in the narthex.


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.

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Epsom & Ewell Foodbank Christmas AppealFoodBank

We are so grateful for all your support throughout advent and this entire year. Every donation makes a difference! This week there is a long list of urgently needed items. These would be really appreciated. The Foodbank will be closed for donations between December 23rd and January 4th. The donations in our church boxes will be taken to the Foodbank on the 22nd December prior to Christmas. Wishing you and your families a safe and merry Christmas.

Our wishlist of donations for our Christmas goodie bags includes:

  • Toilet rolls
  • UHT milk (full fat and semi-skimmed only please)
  • Longlife fruit juice
  • Gravy granules/stock cubes/stock pots
  • Longlife sponge puddings
  • Tea bags
  • Instant mash
  • Custard
  • Adult Toothpaste
  • Hair conditioner
  • Sanitary pads
  • Dried pasta and sauce
  • Packet soup
  • Nappies and pulls ups 4+ and 6+

Thank you so much for continued support, generosity and kindness.


Update from Fr Bill

SYNOD UPDATE
This week, our online Synod discussion groups move on to the third and final theme: ‘mission’. This theme invites us to think about how we live out our faith and how we are supported to do so. It also focuses on the core idea of this Synod: Synodality itself. How well do we journey together as a Church and how can we do this better?
Our discussions about ‘participation’ centred on the instruction Jesus gave us at the Ascension. This is the mission for us all: to spread the Word of God. However, if someone gives you responsibility for a task, it is only fair for you to ask what support you will be given in order to achieve it. In Church language, this support is called ‘formation’. We are ‘formed’ in order to carry out the mission Christ himself gave us.
Historically, formation has often been viewed as something for priests and those with a religious vocation. However, all the baptised need formation. Indeed, we have a right to it! Ever since Bishop Richard came to our Diocese in 2015, he has made formation of prime importance. It is integral to his pastoral plan for the Diocese: The Word who is Life. The Bishop has urged every deanery to provide ongoing formation in faith, prayer and ministry.
Formation is also integral to the Synodal discussions on ‘mission’. Accordingly, those taking part in these discussions might like to remind themselves of the pastoral plan. Beyond formation, there are many links between this plan and the Synod.
For those not attending the online groups, I encourage you to explore the Synodal themes using the selfled guides available on the parish website. Please also find all the Synod information and latest newsletter in our website,  https://st-josephs-epsom.org.uk/synod2021.php
Finally, please email me if you would like to participate in the Synodal discussion groups that will take place in the church hall at 2pm on Saturday 29th January.
Chris Donovan (synod@st-josephs-epsom.org.uk)
 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 23 Jan 2022

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Newsletter Archive

Previous newsletter can be found in our archive.

 


Synod 2021 -23Synod

To access all the latest information on the Synod from our parish click here

 

 

 

 


Afghanistan Refugee Crisis

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community and also the communities in the northern regions of England we no longer need donations for Afghan refugees.

Thank you so much to all those who have donated items.

Let's pray that they feel welcome and safe in our country and the relatives they have left behind will be able to lead full and peaceful lives in Afghanistan.


2021 - Year of St Joseph

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


The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group in Crawley Request

We would be grateful to receive good quality second-hand clothes as follows:

  • Jeans, waist 30”, 32”, 33”, 34”
  • Joggers in all sizes
  • T-shirts in all sizes but especially Medium
  • Summer jackets in all sizes
  • Shoes in all sizes (apart from 45)

People can bring clothes to the office (The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD) during office hours, but it is best to email Josie first to fix a time in case the staff member has to go out: josie@gdwg.org.uk


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