October 7, 2020
Dear Parish Family,
Peace and grace to you in this unique and challenging time in the history of the world. These extreme times have shown the resilience and power of people and faith.
In these challenging times, one thing will not change. We remember that God is with us; we are not alone. And we say thanks be to God for we know everything we are and everything we have is God’s gift.
The mission and ministry of our church did not stop when we got word to suspend Masses to slow the spread of COVID-19. Because of your ongoing commitment, we at St. Edward have responded in this moment of need and we are creating resources every day to continue the work of Jesus Christ. As your pastor, I am so grateful that we are able to Pray together, both in-person and online, continue to Serve the needs of our local community, and Give financial resources that support our parish community and beyond. Our response is one of gratitude.
During this time of fall stewardship, take time to grow closer to God by strengthening your faith in Him. Take time to plan a hope-filled response to our current environment. Wouldn’t it be an awesome testimony of gratitude if your commitment this year matched or exceeded last year.
A special Commitment Sunday will be held at Mass the weekend of October 17 & 18 during which we will take time to feel God’s presence, receive that wonderful peace that He gives us to continue the mission of His Church and to express our gratitude through a commitment card, which you should receive in the mail in the coming days. If you are worshiping online or unable to attend Mass on Commitment Weekend, complete your commitment by clicking the button on this page.
Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns. I can be reached by calling 952-835-7101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your generosity, your commitment and your support in helping us live out the message of Christ, which is our essential mission here at St. Edward.
God Bless you!