Pastoral Care

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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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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A Tribute to Priests and Fr. Mike Tegeder

Priesthood They are my anointed ones, and I call them My Christs, because I have given them the office of administering Me to you, and have placed them like fragrant flowers in the mystical body of holy Church. The angel himself has no such dignity, for I have given it to those men whom I…

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Funeral Mass for Father Mike Tegeder

Please remember in prayer the family of Father Mike Tegeder, whose funeral will be held at St. Edward’s Church on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 PM. It is expected that Archbishop Hebda will preside. Visitation will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, three hours prior. All are welcome to celebrate the life of our former…

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