Parish Reconciliation Service

St. Ed’s Advent Reconciliation Service is Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm.  There’s no better way to prepare for our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas.

Other nearby opportunities for reconciliation service:
St. Mary’s Church, Crown Point is December 16 at 7pm
Holy Name Church, Cedar Lake is December 18 at 7pm

Flu shots

Clinical Home Health Care will be offering flu shots at St. Edward Church on Friday, November 1 in the gym from 9am- 10:30am. For Seniors with Medicare Part B, there will be no charge. The cost will be billed to Medicare. (Please remember to bring your insurance cards). For those without insurance, the cost for the regular flu shot is $39.75, & for the “high dose” shot is $70.

K of C Raffle

Knights of Columbus are having a raffle for a basket full of fall related items including a hand made afghan. Tickets are $5 each. Help support the Knights good work & purchase a ticket October 26 & 27 & November 2 & 3 after all the Masses..

Labor Day Parade Float

We will be participating in the 100th Labor Day Parade! Participants of all ages are welcomed & encouraged to participate! If you are interested in participating, let us know! You can email the front office at stedwardchurch@sbcglobalnet and sign up.

Sign up to be included in Parish directory

 

To celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of our church, we welcome you to be a part of our upcoming new directory. We need you to make our directory complete! 

Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory & an 8×10 portrait.  You can sign up for photography online at St. Edward link or call our directory coordinator, Glenda Faitak at 730-4048.

Photography dates:

October 23-25 – 2pm to 8:40pm & October 26, 2019 – 10am to 4:40pm

Blessing of the Backpacks

Hospitality Ministry will be hosting a B B & B “Blessing of the Backpacks & BBQ” on August 17. Join us at the 5:00pm Mass. After Mass come on over to the gym where Father will bless backpacks. Together let us celebrate our youth starting a new school year, anyone going off to college, trade school or beginning an internship. Hot dogs will be served. Donations accepted.

Holy Day of obligation

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times at St. Edward will be Wednesday, August 14 at 7pm or Thursday, August 15 at 8am or Bilingual-English/Spanish at 7pm. No 5pm Wednesday Mass!

CFF registration

Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) registration on Tuesday, August 6 & 13 from 3-7pm & after all the Masses Saturday/Sunday August 10 & 11 in the gym. You can also register at the Ministry Center during office hours M-F 8:30am-3pm.

Small Group Faith Sharing

Liturgical Life of the Church Is kicking off their small faith sharing group with a 3 part DVD beginning on Thursday, July 11th from 6:30-7:30pm in the ministry center. For more information contact Betty Stachura at 690-0111 or Mary Huseman at 808-8971.

Catholic Youth Program

Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) July 14 – 19.  Elementary School (Gr 1-6) Monday-Friday 9am-2:30pm.  Middle & High School (Gr 7-12) Sunday-Thursday 7pm-9pm.  Cost for Parish Families is $10 per family.  Non-Parishioners cost is $25 per youth or $50 per family.  Registration forms available in Parish Office & Church Vestibule.

Holy Week Services

Here’s the schedule for St. Ed’s Triduum celebrations:

Holy Thursday – April 18

  • 10:30am – Chrism Mass at Holy Angels Cathedral
  • 7pm – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • 10pm – Tenebrae

Good Friday – April 19

  • 9am – Morning Prayer
  • 12pm – Midday Prayer
  • 3pm – Passion of the Lord
  • 4pm – Divine Mercy Novena
  • 6pm – Veneration of the Cross & Prayer
  • 7pm – Passion of the Lord – Spanish

Holy Saturday – April 20

  • 8am – Morning Prayer
  • 12pm – Midday Prayer & the Blessing of Baskets followed by Easter Egg Hunt
  • 3pm – Divine Mercy Novena
  • 8pm – Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday – April 21

  • 8am – Mass
  • 11am – Mass
  • 12:30pm – Spanish Mass
  • 3pm – Divine Mercy Novena