An inquiry session for RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes will be held on Thursday, August 29 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. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Rick at 696-7307.
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.
October 23-25 – 2pm to 8:40pm & October 26, 2019 – 10am to 4:40pm
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Happy 11th Ordination Anniversary to Fr. Rick.
Rummage Sale: Help is needed to take in, organize, and sell items.
Drop off dates & times:
May 29 – Jun 1 & June 3 – 4 6am to 6pm
June 5 7am to 6pm, June 6 8am to 4pm, June 7 8am to 6pm, & June 8 8am to 12pm.
Memorial day Mass at St. Edward Cemetery (Burr Street) will be on Monday, May 27 at 9am. Bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain, Mass will be celebrated in church.
Fr. Rick will be away from the parish May 25-26. In his place, Fr. Philip Ley, representing Catholic Cross Outreach will be celebrating the weekend Masses.
Altar & Rosary members will sell tickets for Mother’s Day Gift Basket after Mass this weekend.
Anyone wishing to help with this year’s rummage sale, please attend a meeting on April 25 at 6pm in the gym.
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
The Masses for Ash Wednesday will be at 7am and 12pm & bilingual at 7pm on March 6. Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting & abstinence. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Church from age 14 onwards.
Scrip office will be closed December 29 and reopen on January 12, 2019.
There is a basket in the vestibule for your donations of caps, scarves, & gloves.
Calendar meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 2 at 7pm in the ministry center. A representative from each parish group that schedules yearly activities is asked to attend this meeting.
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!!