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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 26 Sep

5.30p.m. Nellie Kelly R.I.P.

Sun 27 Sep : Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Eugenia Szarzynska R.I.P.
5.30p.m. People of the Parish

Mon 28 Sep

10.00a.m. Harry and Elizabeth Green R.I.P.

Tue 29 Sep : Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

10.00a.m. Kitty Sullivan R.I.P.

Wed 30 Sep

10.00a.m. Martin McGrath R.I.P.
10.00a.m. John Downey - 99th Birthday

Thu 1 Oct : Memoria of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor

10.00a.m. Nicholas Conlan R.I.P.

Fri 2 Oct : Memoria of the Holy Guardian Angels

10.00a.m. Isabel Smith R.I.P.

Sat 3 Oct

5.30p.m. Joan and Milton Pears R.I.P.

Sun 4 Oct : Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Johanna McKay R.I.P.
5.30p.m. People of the Parish

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 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


Update from Fr Bill

It seems like only a few days since I wrote my last update but here I am again updating you on developments that have happened during the last week.

Well, our new telephone system for the Parish Office has been installed and so far, so good!  Sadly, not such positive news on our enhanced streaming facility which still appears to have some teething issues, but rest assured we are working hard to resolve them.

And now a plea for help – over recent weeks, some of our Stewards who have been volunteering since we opened for Mass at the beginning of July have had to step down from this important role. It is imperative that we have Stewards at all Masses (and particularly at weekends) so I am asking you all to consider whether you can spare an hour a week to help.  Please do contact the Parish Office if you would like to join the team of Stewards, or if you have any questions about the role.

It is also that time of year when we start to think about preparing the Book of Remembrance for you to enter the names of those you wish to remember during the month of November.  Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be able to leave the Book out for you to add your names personally. Instead, please do email the Parish Office with the names and dates and these will be entered into the Book of Remembrance by the Parish Office staff and the Book will be laid on the Altar during all Masses. Alternatively, you can drop your names and dates into the Parish Office, together with your donations. Just a reminder that from Monday 5 October, the Parish Office hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30a.m. – 2.30p.m. and Thursday 8.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Thank you again for all your support and donations to the Parish, your generosity is appreciated. 

In the meantime, may God bless you and keep you all safe.

Fr Bill, Fr Ruslan and the Parish Sisters
 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 20 Sep 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.

 


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


Epsom & Ewell Foodbank PleaFoodBank

Last week I thought I was going a little mad. The boxes were full, I emptied them. 2 days later, they were full again, overflowing this time so I emptied them again. In just 4 days I collected over 171 kilos of donations from our church boxes. Your generosity is incredible. Thank you so much. I really can't express how grateful our clients are when they receive their boxes of supplies. This couldn't happen without your kindness and generosity.

Below is the list of items in short supply. If you could only donate these items we can use our limited storage space most effectively. Some items, for example, microwave rice, may seem very specific. This is because some of our clients may only have very limited means to heat or cook their food.

Very Urgently Needed:

Tinned Fruit
Tinned Spaghetti
Tinned Pasta/Beans with Meat
Squash
Coffee
Custard
Tomato Ketchup
Sweetcorn
Sponge Puddings
Shower Gel
Shampoo
Conditioner
Shaving Gel
Pump Soap
Washing Up Liquid

Also very low:

Tinned Vegetables
Microwave Rice
Breakfast Cereal
Long Life Fruit Juice
Tinned Meat
Hot Chocolate
Sanitary Towels
Adult Toothbrushes
Adult Toothpaste
Male Deodorant

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)