Pastor’s Messages

60 Million

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This Sunday (January 22, 2017) marks the 44th anniversary of the legalization of abortion here in the United States of America. As a recent mailing from Betty McGuire the CEO of City Life Center proclaimed: 44 years = 60,000,000 Yes, “forty-four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases that have…

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12 Days of Christmas

Dear Parishioners, Once again we gather to celebrate Christmas. For some 2,000 years Christians have remembered the Incarnation as well as the Parousia. Through great persecution as well as peace we have remembered the coming of Jesus into our world. I am always amazed at the creativity utilized to profess our faith. Sometimes the meaning…

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Creation of “Mary’s Alcove!”

Dear Fellow Parishioners: In the spirit of the Advent season, the prophet Isaiah has proclaimed “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” Centuries later, John the Baptist continued Isaiah’s message (see Isaiah 11 and 35 for the full texts) inviting all to get ready for the coming of our Lord and Savior.…

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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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Thanksgiving Blessings

Dear Parishioners, This coming week we celebrate our nation’s feast of Thanksgiving. Once again, we are asked to step away from our busyness and our worldly concerns to give thanks for all we have received. How easy it is for this spirit of thankfulness to get overshadowed by all the disappointments and frustrations of our…

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Commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure

Dear Parishioners, We are in the midst of our Stewardship Renewal Month. This weekend every registered parish family will be asked to turn in their intention card. I pray everyone has used the past three weeks to reflect on what their commitment of time, talent and treasure can and will be. What will we offer…

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Reflect Upon Our Call to Stewardship

Dear Parishioners, October is Stewardship Renewal Month here at the Church of St. Edward. As a parish we celebrate the ministry we have offered and are offering to continue Jesus’ work on this earth. As families and individuals we reflect upon our call to stewardship. What can we offer in time, talent and treasure to…

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Dear Parishioners

An Important Message from Fr. Brian Fier

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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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Late Summer News

Dear Fellow Parishioners, The State Fair has begun! Of course this is the sign that summer is coming to a close and fall is about to begin. This is a wonderful time to give thanks and to look ahead at what the coming church year will be. To assist in this twofold task, everyone (i.e.,…

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