Worship

Holy Week Blessings

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Holy Week has begun! We find ourselves at the pinnacle of the entire liturgical year. We are invited to embrace the Paschal Mystery in all its glory. Yes, we reflect upon and enter into the life, death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. How easy it is to want to leap…

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Homebound Communion

Homebound Eucharist Holy Communion may be brought to those who are hospitalized, homebound or in a care facility. If you are unable to get to Mass and would like Holy Communion brought to you, please call the parish office at 952-835-7101. If you would like to become a Homebound Communion Minister, please contact Deacon Jim…

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Chrism Mass

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This coming week an important celebration in the life of the Church takes place. Contrary to what the Irish might think, it is not St. Patrick’s Day. Contrary to what the Polish might think, it is not St. Joseph’s Day. What I am referring to is the annual celebration of the Chrism…

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Tuesday at St. Ed’s!

There will be a lot of activity at St. Ed’s on Tuesday, March 8th! Our Lenten Penance Services will be at 11am and 7pm. The Ministry of the Separated and Divorced will offer a presentation titled “Annulments: Fact vs. Fiction” at 6:30pm. And our March book discussion will take place at 7pm in the library.…

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No Laity Found to Bring Up Gifts to the Altar; Consecration Delayed

From Mychael Jones Liturgist The satirical website The Eye of the Tiber posted a humorous article addressing the often unsuccessful attempt in locating anyone willing to bring up the bread and wine for the presentation of the gifts at Mass. “Obviously the presentation is as important to the Mass as the consecration is…everyone knows that,”…

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Festival Choir

Enjoy a reserved seat on Easter Sunday! Join St. Edward’s Festival Choir. All adults, high school students and voice parts are welcome. Perfect for those who prefer a short-term commitment, there are just four rehearsals—March 3, 10, 17 & 22 from 7:00-7:30pm. Attendance at all four is not a requirement. The festival choir will sing…

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Volunteers Needed for Mass & Reception for People with Special Needs

For over twenty years St. Edward’s Church has hosted a Mass for People with Special Needs. This year it will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 9:00am. Dc. Michael Powers, from the Ministry of the Deaf, will sign parts of the Mass and deliver the homily. St. Edward’s Children’s Choir will perform after Mass…

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Music to Our Ears

Breaking news!   As reported in our newest bulletin, individual donations collected this fall and winter, combined with St. Edward’s Pancake Breakfast profits, brought us to over 75% of the cost for our new Mason & Hamlin grand piano. Terrific news indeed! But it gets even better!  An anonymous donation was just received for the remaining…

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Your Guide to a Catholic Lent

What is Lent? Lent is the forty day liturgical season of fasting, special prayer and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. The name “Lent” is from the Middle English Lenten and Anglo-Saxon Lenten, meaning Spring. During this period we are called to fast and abstain. How can we follow these guidelines for a more meaningful lent?…

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Tuning into Contemporary Music Masses at St. Ed’s!

Our first quarter contemporary music Mass last Sunday featured an enthusiastic assembly of an estimated 700 worshipers! Many thanks to all the musicians who helped make beautiful, uplifting music together. In order to feature this type of Mass more frequently we will need more volunteers to play instruments and sing. If you play guitar, bass,…

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