Faith Formation

Forty-nine Years and Counting

Mine has been an eventful year (plus a few months) at this parish! I can honestly write that it has not ever been dull. Parishioners have continued to be supportive and helpful—incredibly so, and I am grateful. I am especially enjoying the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee in action. They are detail-oriented, committed and hard working—all…

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Our Advent Journey has Begun

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Our Advent journey has begun! This penitential season offers us four weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming Christmas celebration. I encourage you to take advantage of some of the opportunities presented in this bulletin. For now, here is the latest version of “Pastor Tidbits”: 1. This past Sunday I preached on…

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Holy Door of Mercy

Dear Parishioners, This past June, I had an incredible opportunity to visit Rome. I was chosen to help lead a group of high school students on a pilgrimage to learn about the history of the Church and its impact on the world. My time in Rome was unbelievable. Filled with walking, gelato, museums, delicious food,…

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Citizens of Heaven

“Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good.” ~Pope Francis, Daily Homily, September 16, 2013 In the summer of 2015, our youth group went on a mission trip to Philadelphia, PA. In true Nicolas Cage fashion, we were able to…

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Dear Parishioners

An Important Message from Fr. Brian Fier

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940 Saturdays

“100 years from now, the only thing that will matter is our relationship with Jesus Christ.” ~Reggie Joiner 940 Saturdays There are 940 Saturdays from when a child is born to when they turn 18 years old. As many of you probably already know, this time flies by. We want to make sure that families…

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Celebrate Our Parish!

Dear Parishioners, Can you tell that summer is almost over and the autumn season is about to begin? Yes, the state fair has ended and school has started. In addition, two parish events mark this transition time: * The Feast of St. Edward; and, * The RCIA (Rite of Christian/Catholic Initiation for Adults). Once again…

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Faith Formation Online Registration

Faith Formation Registration is Due September 1, 2017 Faith formation registration materials and program information for preschool through Confirmation are Online this year. Online registration with optional credit card payment is open now! It’s a three step process so be sure to read and follow all steps with care. An online form must be filled out…

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Welcome Nicole!

Nicole Smalley has joined St. Edward’s Faith Formation Team! We are thrilled to have her on board. Learn about Nicole in her own words: My Background from Nicole Smalley, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Catechesis for Grades 6-8 “I have been passionate about youth ministry since I was a volunteer back in high school. I…

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Update on Faith Formation Re-Organization

Welcome Nicole! After an interview process that included Fr. Brian, Dc. Jim, Judy Foster, Sherrie Schroeder and a hiring committee, we are very excited to officially announce the hiring of Nicole Smalley (pictured below, center) as our Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Catechesis for Grades 6-8 starting in August, 2016! This is a new position,…

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