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

Ash Wednesday Masses

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.

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.

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.