Pastor’s Messages

Holy Week Blessings

April 13, 2014 Holy Week has begun. Of all the weeks of the year, the Church declares this one to be “holy.” The liturgies throughout this seven-day period invite us to reflect on and enter into the Paschal Mystery. Yes, Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are put before us in ways not seen during the remainder of…

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From MaryPat Potts

Pope Francis

Pope Francis seems to be a Pope for the people – well-loved, humble, plain and simple. His inspiring words and surprisingly compassionate actions have touched the souls and hearts of so many around the world. Here at St. Ed’s we have embraced the hope he brings to our church. My husband affectionately calls him the ‘Hope Pope.’ This…

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Gratitude for Service

February 7, 2014 Just last weekend I welcomed Mr. Paul C. Hufnagle as our new parish trustee. I now have to announce that our other trustee Mr. Michael Barg has decided to resign. His two-year term has come to end and he has decided to focus his energies in other areas (e.g., he will continue…

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The Unborn, the Elderly, and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part V)

February 2, 2014 Great news! Mr. Paul C. Hufnagle has agreed to serve as a trustee for our parish. Paul and his wife Phyllis have a long and honored history of service within our church and the broader community. In a future bulletin Paul will provide us with an introductory letter. Thank you Paul for your willingness…

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The Unborn, the Elderly, and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part IV)

January 26, 2014 This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. A BIG THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the great formation work of our Catholic Schools. Below is the next installment of Russell Shaw’s update on the prolife movement (click here to read Part I, Part II, or Part III). ********************************************************************************** Update: Human Life…

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The Unborn, the Elderly and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part III)

January 19, 2014 This week we remember the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. The Church has declared January 22nd to be a “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” Below is the next installment of Russell Shaw’s update on the prolife movement (click here to read Part I and…

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The Unborn, the Elderly, and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part II)

January 12, 2014 Congratulations to all! Yes, the Offertory Giving Challenge was successful. Thank you to everyone that participated. Thank you for your commitment to St. Edwards. Below is the next installment of Russell Shaw’s update on the prolife movement. [Click here to read Part I] ********************************************************************************** Update: Human Life The Unborn, the elderly and the “throwaway…

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The Unborn, the Elderly and the ‘Throwaway Culture’ (Part I)

January 5, 2014 We have begun a new year. This is a time for us to look back and reflect, as well as a time to look forward and wonder. One of the responsibilities we are called to regularly reflect on and wonder concerns our protection of the vulnerable of our world. This month marks the 41st…

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I Hold My Life Up to You Now

December 29, 2013 Patient God, the clock struck midnight and I partied with a strange sadness in my heart, confusion in my mind. Now, I ask you to gather me, for I realize the storms of time have scattered me, the furies of the year past have driven me, many sorrows have scarred me, many…

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Much Has Been Given

December 8, 2013 Advent Greetings! How is your preparation for Christmas going? I imagine we all are feeling a tad overwhelmed by the busyness of the season. There is so much to do in so little time. Yes, it is a challenge to balance the many demands placed upon us. Consider just the drives/collections taking place through…

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