Pastoral Care

Mission Sunday

Please welcome Fr. Jerry Rogers to our Masses this weekend (June 3/4). Fr. Rogers is from St. Mary’s Mission, which has served the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe people of Red Lake, Minnesota for over 150 years. Founded in 1888, St. Mary’s Mission School provides a quality pre-school to 6th grade Catholic education in a safe and healthy environment…

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Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE)

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Last weekend I was away from the parish participating in Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE). Yes, since 2008 I have volunteered two weekends each year to serve as the chaplain for this retreat which focuses on preparing engaged couples for Christian/Catholic marriage. While it is a hardship on our parish for me to…

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What is a Deacon?

Dear Fellow Parishioners, When people find out that I’m a deacon often one of the first questions I’m asked is, “what is a deacon?” The short answer is that a deacon is an ordained minister of the Catholic Church. The response to that statement is usually “so what is the difference between you and a…

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50th Anniversary Celebration

See photos from our 50th Anniversary, Founding Members Celebration, Feast of St. Edward on our Facebook page by clicking here.    Thank you to the MANY people who worked on our 50th Anniversary and Feast of St. Edward! Including the 50th Task Force, Feast Committee, Worship Committee, Liturgical Volunteers, Musicians, Choir Hospitality, Food & Beverage,…

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Making Mass a Bit More Like Heaven

Dear Parishioners, A few years ago when discussing young children at Sunday Mass, I asked a pastor that I had formerly worked with what he thought children mostly “got” out of attending Mass. He smiled and said, “Well Jim, I hope they get some family time, as well as beginning to experience God’s grace within…

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Divorce Series

Perhaps you are going through divorce now—or maybe it has been some time, even years ago, and you’re still struggling with certain issues. Our Pastoral Care Team invite you to consider participation in a 12-week divorce series that would begin in mid-February at the Church of St. Edward. The series would be held on Monday…

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Book of Life

All parishioners are encouraged to add names of loved ones who have died this past year to the “Book of Life” which is available near the baptismal font throughout November.

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A Note from Deacon Jim DeShane

Dear Parishioners, This weekend is Stephen Minister Recruitment Weekend. Stephen Ministries is a Christian educational organization that was founded in 1975. It provides training and resources to thousands of congregations and organizations worldwide. The Stephen Ministry program has been active at the Church of St. Edward for 35 years. We currently have 25 Stephen Ministers…

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Heartfelt Mercy

Heartfelt Mercy: A Spirituality of Mercy October 20th, 7:00 PM Sponsored by St. Edward’s Stephen Ministry, this all-ages “Year of Mercy” presentation will begin at 7:00pm in the social hall on Thursday, October 20th. Fr. Jim Deegan, Director of Christ the King Center, will lead us through an overview of the “Spirituality of Mercy” and…

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Fr. Mike’s Celebration of Life

We celebrated Fr. Mike Tegeder’s life on Wednesday, July 20th. So many pulled together to plan, prepare, coordinate and serve, including members of St. Edward’s staff (maintenance took on an especially big load and gosh did it show!) and a great many parishioners—sacristans, funeral hospitality members, musicians, choir members, greeters and ushers—truly too many to…

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