Pastor’s Messages

2016 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference

All men are invited to the upcoming Men’s Conference where Bishop Cozzens will begin a new Archdiocesan initiative called The Catholic Watchmen which calls men to be protectors, providers and leaders of their family and parish. The conference includes: Mass, breakfast, dynamic speakers, and will be held on Saturday, February 27th from 8am-12:30pm in the…

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Vocations Night

St. Edward’s middle school faith formation students recently enjoyed “Vocations Night” with guest speakers: Father Brian Fier; (Seminarians) Ismael Rodriguez and Jonathan Goworski; and Sister Cathy Steffens, CSJ. Father Brian told students about his love for baseball and original dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Students asked great questions, too. Examples include: “What do…

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Keep Speaking Up for Life!

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This past week we observed the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Roe v. Wade” decision. This is a time for all pro-life people to remember the millions of “holy innocents” who have been slaughtered in our pro-abortion world. We also pray for the countless women and men who have been…

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9 Days for Life

9 REASONS TO JOIN 9 DAYS FOR LIFE USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Have you heard that the U.S. Catholic bishops are asking us to pray for life from January 16-24, a special period of prayer, penance and pilgrimage? A novena, easily accessible by computer, phone, or by download, will unite us in the days…

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The Parousia

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend we close our Christmas season with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. We spent weeks preparing for and then celebrating the arrival of the infant Jesus into our world; and now, we have quickly moved forward to the beginning of His public ministry. Yes, in…

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Happy Kwanzaa

Regardless of our background, we join our fellow African Americans in celebrating their heritage and culture. This week-long celebration is held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. Observed from December 26 to January 1, the focus is on honoring the principles of unity, self-determination, collective…

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Advent, Winter, Christmas & Kwanzaa Blessings

Dear Fellow Parishioners: What a week we face! The fourth Sunday of Advent, the beginning of winter, Christmas and Kwanzaa are all included. How are we celebrating these events? Advent—If you are like most of us, this short season has quickly passed. What can you do to prepare yourself for the coming of Christmas? Know…

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Retirement Fund for Religious

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend (Dec. 12/13) we celebrate countless men and women religious through the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. As I reflect back on my life I realize how many religious sisters, brothers and priests have helped guide my formation. I/we have truly been blessed to have had these dedicated…

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Please Support St. Edward’s Church

Please do not forget St. Edward’s Church this season. Our ministries need your support. The needs are ever-increasing. Can we respond? This year we have made some significant improvements to our program, with the expectation that our giving will support these additions. Please do your part to support the many wonderful ministries of our parish.

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Reconciliation & Mercy

Dear Fellow Parishioners: Our Advent season continues and our Year of Mercy is about to begin. Perhaps the storyteller Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R., can put us into the proper spirit for this season/year. Be inspired! Reflect on your own need for reconciliation and mercy. Enjoy! Advent blessings, Fr. Brian Abraham Lincoln tried to love, and…

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