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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 12 Jun

5.30p.m. Molly McGrath's Intention

Sun 13 Jun : Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Onofrio and Antonina Montalto Monela R.I.P.
5.30p.m. People of the Parish

Mon 14 Jun

10.00a.m. Holy Souls in Purgatory
10.00a.m. John Conefery R.I.P.

Tue 15 Jun

11.00a.m. Requiem Mass for Bob Hunter

Wed 16 Jun : Memoria St Richard of Chichester

11.00a.m. Requiem Mass for Estelle Cuthbert

Thu 17 Jun

10.00a.m. Lucia Saliba R.I.P.

Fri 18 Jun

10.00a.m. Lucia Saliba R.I.P.
10.00a.m. Frank McMullan R.I.P.

Sat 19 Jun

5.30p.m. Angel Daroy R.I.P.

Sun 20 Jun : Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10.30a.m. Giovambattista Trosina 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 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 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.

As always, your donations keep coming, meeting the needs of our local clients. Thank you so much for your continued support. Last week was a quieter one with our wonderful volunteers making 55 deliveries and feeding 160 people. We couldn't do this without your donations!!

Here is a our current wishlist if you want to make a donation:

  • Children age 6+ toothbrushes
  • Ketchup
  • Tinned tuna
  • Long life sponge puddings
  • Rice pudding
  • Washing up liquid
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Long life fruit juice
  • UHT Milk (full fat and semi skimmed only please)
  • Powdered milk
  • Treats for children and adults (chocolates, sweets, crisps etc)
  • Pull ups / Night-time pants - 2 years to 8 years

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 forecast is good and with God’s help, we will have a good summer. 

 

Forecasting the end of the present Rules and Guidelines is proving to be somewhat more elusive.  What can we expect to hear from the Scientists, all the Government advisers and Politicians? In this present moment, the omens are not looking good, but it is not all doom and gloom, as there is no comparison with the present coronavirus and its variants with the on-slaught of last year.  To date, the magnificent roll out of vaccines covering the majority of the adult population provides much reassurance. In addition to this we may be asked to keep some, if not all our precautions in place at present e.g. keeping some distance, face masks and sanitising. What a wonderful and disciplined congregation we are blessed with here at St Joseph’s. I do congratulate you and thank you for all that you are doing in these challenging times to keep safe and in keeping our Parish together.

 

I am delighted to tell you that our Parish life is keeping going with our sacramental preparation programmes for Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, RCIA (by which we welcome adults into full communion with the Catholic Church), now up and running.  Obviously, there is much more I would like to do especially the return of our choirs to enhance the liturgy.  It would be so good to hear you all sing again at Mass, how we have missed those dulcet voices. Please keep practicing for the day when we can have singing back in our Masses. 

 

The number of those who may attend weddings has increased to thirty persons and I look forward to welcoming engaged couples who wish to prepare for married life. The Parish may not yet be as it was before this Pandemic struck the whole world. In the words of St John Henry Newman, “To live is to change, to be perfect is to have changed often.”

 

We may not be able to forecast future events but we can pray that the next chance will bring a great big smile to our face and that the Lord will continue to bless you and your families.

 

With assurances of prayers,



Fr Bill, Fr Ruslan, Sr Margarite and Sr Fionnuala 


Latest News

Latest Parish Newsletter : 13 Jun 2021

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Newsletter Archive

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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