Worship

Dudley Emergency Fund & Holy Thursday

Special Collection on Holy Thursday A special collection will be taken on Holy Thursday (April 13) for the Dudley Emergency Fund. Parish families in need are often helped via this special parish fund. Donations of any amount are appreciated by those experiencing hardship. If you know of anyone in our parish struggling to make ends…

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Holy Land Collection

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land takes place in parishes on Good Friday, April 14th. Pope Francis has asked parishes to support this collection to help Christians in the Holy Land. This year, in response to the U.S. Bishops’ call to solidarity with suffering refugees and persecuted peoples, including Christians, in the…

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If Only We Could Sing Some New Songs

If Only We Could Sing Some New Songs…as long as it’s something we know! Your liturgy team often hears from parishioners that they wish we’d sing new songs, more contemporary songs. Yet we also hear from parishioners who wish we’d sing more of the good old songs. You probably have noticed that new songs are…

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From Bishop Cozzens

“Thank you so much for the warm welcome you gave me when I visited the Church of St. Edward on Ash Wednesday. It was very inspiring to see you as young people so involved in the celebration. Thank you also for the beautiful winter hat and shirt from Saint Edwards. I think there will still…

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Using Both Sides of Your Brain

Did you know that joining a choir provides serious intellectual stimulation, because when you make music you are using both sides of your brain simultaneously! Join St. Edward’s Festival Choir. Rehearsals are at 7:00pm on Thursdays—March 23 & 30, April 6—and Tuesday, April 11. The first three rehearsals are just thirty minutes with the last…

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Parishioner Help Needed

Eucharistic ministers, greeters and ushers are all needed during Holy Week. Parishioners are also needed during our Palm Sunday Masses on April 8/9 as cross bearers, gift bearers and for incense. Finally, extra help is needed at our Holy Thursday Mass at 6:30pm—cross, gifts, candles, altar dressing, flowers, and foot washing. Please use the sign…

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Worship & Technology

What do “Worship and Technology” have to do with each other? When you think about worship you probably think about attending Mass, praying, singing songs, and sharing in a time of communal praise to our God. When you think about technology you might think about your smartphone or television and likely think about computers and…

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Lent has begun!

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Lent has begun! During this penitential journey we are invited to reflect on our relationship with God. And I pray we realize that regardless of our age, experience, status, etc., we all have areas that need improvement. The key here is whether we have the courage, wisdom and humility to enter into…

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Lenten Little Books

Our Lenten devotional black books went fast this year! We are completely out. Good news—it’s a wonderful sign of our lively parish. In case you didn’t get one and want to order one for yourself or for a friend, they can be ordered online where they are also available in large print or electronic format—as…

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Lent & March Madness

From Mychael Jones, Director of Liturgy For Catholics, March aligns with the liturgical season of Lent, 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving where we take the time to reflect on and renew our relationship with God. Another ritual that I practice during this same time each year: March Madness. I have learned to become…

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