Thank you to the MANY people who worked on our 50th Anniversary and Feast of St. Edward! Including the 50th Task Force, Feast Committee, Worship Committee, Liturgical Volunteers, Musicians, Choir Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Maintenance, Raffle Committee, Donors, Knights of Columbus, ACTS 29 Peer Volunteers, Art & Environment volunteers. All the time, energy and dedication does not go unnoticed and we are grateful. What a wonderful weekend celebrating this community.
See photos from our 50th Anniversary, Founding Members Celebration, Feast of St. Edward on our Facebook page by clicking here.
O Lord, unify our parish in Your truth and love during our fiftieth anniversary. Help us to show Your love to one another both within and outside our parish community. That with Your favor, each individual and every family may all be blessed and come into Your presence for everlasting happiness. May we continue to grow in Your wisdom with the help of St. Edward and our Blessed Mother. Through Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life and who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Visit our new prayer alcove in the chapel honoring our Blessed Virgin Mary and dedicated to our former pastor, Fr. Mike Tegeder.
A Note from Fr. Brian
Consider a portion of the foreword from “It Was Almost Techla” chronicling our first ten years: “…no ordinary parish. Ask any of the parishioners why, and they…let you know that Saint Edward’s is different; different from any other parish they have ever known…maybe the reason is to be found in the heart and soul of the man who breathed life into the parish, Father Paul Dudley. The people believe that his profound love for God and humanity is the cornerstone on which he built the parish. Father Dudley lived a life of concern for the people and never thought of the parish of Saint Edward’s as the bricks and mortar that blended into a handsome edifice. The building was only a convenience to serve as a meeting place for the people to worship their God and openly express their love and concern for one another. From the day of its beginning, Saint Edward’s has been a parish where people come to be joyful and friendly as they celebrate the liturgy. It is a parish where families gather as a group to sing and pray and where they are happy together in the presence of the Lord.” Having served as a co-pastor with Bishop Paul Dudley back in 1995/1996 at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield, I can personally attest to his love for the Church and for humanity. His spirit inspired countless people to embrace the faith, hope and love of Jesus Christ. Yes, we were blessed to have such a wonderful founding pastor.