Parish Reconciliation Service

St. Ed’s Advent Reconciliation Service is Thursday, December 13 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 18 at 7pm
Holy Name Church, Cedar Lake is December 19 at 7pm

Holy day of Obligation

All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Mass will be Wednesday, October 31 at 5pm & Thursday, November 1 at 8am & 7pm (bilingual).  All Souls Day is not a Holy Day of Obligation with Mass on Friday at 8am in English & 7pm in Spanish.

Fr. Rick out of town

Fr. Rick will be at the Diocese of Gary Priests’ Convocation from Sunday afternoon, October 7th through Thursday evening, October 11th . During his absence, Fr. Pat Gaza will be celebrating daily Masses & will also need to be contacted for any funerals that might arise.

RCIA classes

An inquiry session for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes will be held on Monday, September 24 at 7pm in the Ministry center for anyone interested in becoming Catholic or need to complete a sacrament.  We will discuss what is involved in the RCIA process, & if you are interested, you can register. We will then meet weekly on Monday at 7pm. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Rick at 696-7307.

Holy Day of obligation

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses are Tuesday, August 14 (Vigil) at 7 pm, Wednesday, August 15 at 8 am, & 7 pm (Bilingual).  No 5pm Wednesday Mass.

Blood Drive

Our next parish blood drive will be Tuesday, July 17 from 3pm-7pm in the school gym. Looking for volunteers to help work the blood drive (help pass out refreshments, & sign-in donors at registration). Sign-ups will be before & after masses the weekend of July 7-8 & 14-15. Please call Cheryl Grskovich at 696-4706.

VBS

We are in need of various supplies for our upcoming Vacation Bible School which will take place the week June 18th. There will be Donation Request Forms available in the vestibule. If you’d like to help out, pick up a form and return your items either to the vestibule of the church or the church office prior to Wednesday, June 13th. As always… thank you for your generosity!!

Fr. Rick retreat

Fr. Rick will be at the annual Diocesan priest retreat from June 11-15.  Fr. Bill Stenzel will celebrate daily Mass. Please note that the Wednesday Mass will be at 8 am instead of 5 pm.

Rummage Sale

Drop offs will be May 29th – June 5th from 7am-4pm This sale is a great success every year due to your generous donations of time & treasure. Help is needed during the drop off period as well as days of the sale. Contact June Leader at (219) 476-6735.

Sale will be June 6 – June 8 from 7am to 4pm & June 9 from 7am to noon.

Memorial Day Mass

Memorial day Mass at St. Edward Cemetery (Burr Street) will be on Monday, May 28 at 9am. Bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain, Mass will be celebrated in church.

Graduation Mass

A special graduation Mass for all high school & college graduates will be celebrated on May 27 at 8am. Graduates, please arrive by 7:45am to lineup to process in together. Please wear your cap and gown.

Holy Week Services

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

Holy Thursday – March 29

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

Good Friday – March 30

  • 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 – March 31

  • 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 1

  • 8:00am – Mass
  • 11:00am – Mass
  • 12:30pm – Spanish Mass
  • 3:00pm – Divine Mercy Novena

Divine Mercy Novena will continue Monday, April 2 at 3pm through Saturday, April 7.  Divine Mercy Sunday Service is on April 8 at 2pm.