MASS TIMES

WEEKDAY (Monday - Friday):
8:00 am
No Mass on Thursdays.

WEEKEND
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, STAFFORD

The Parish Family of St. Edward The Confessor, a Roman Catholic faith community, strives to be the living expression of Christian faith in our worship and in our community by welcoming all who seek to enrich their relationship with our one true God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

PARISH BULLETINS


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WELCOME

 
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
SCAM - If you are contacted to obtain gift cards to benefit cancer patients in the hospital and use Father Peter's name, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLY.   This is a scam going throughout our Parish and the Norwich Diocese.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Join us for Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. starting on Sunday, June 30, 2019.  We invite you to come and spend some quiet time with the Lord each Sunday to prepare you for the coming week.  We are pleased to announce that an additional Holy Hour has been added on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

STARLIGHT WINE & CHEESE PARTY - ST. EDWARD LADIES GUILD - Saturday, September 7, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00p.m.  Featuring Blue Skies Band.  St. Edward Church Hall.  $30 donation per person.  There will be a silent auction and raffle prize or by contacting Pat at 860-306-9419.  Tickets will also be available after Masses.

 

 

STAFF - (see Office Contacts and Hours for administrative information)

OFFICE CONTACTS AND HOURS

ST. EDWARD CHURCH
Phone - 860-684-2705
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Email: stedwardparish@stedward-stafford.org

The Church Office will close on Fridays at 12:00 noon during the summer. Regular hours will resume after Labor Day.

CHURCH OFFICE MOVING - The Church Office will be closed from Monday, August 26th to Friday, August 30th as we will be moving to the new office in the church hall. We will reopen Tuesday, September 3rd at our new location at 27 Church Street in the hall. The office will be closing at 11:30 a.m. until further notice so we may finish unpacking and getting things organized. Please be patient while we make the move. We will keep you posted.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


ST. EDWARD PRAYER AND PLAYGROUP (Sponsored by the St. Edward Faith Formation Program)- Most Fridays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (see weekly bulletin for dates).  Moms, of all ages, and especially Moms of children at home (babies, tots, preschoolers, and homeschooled of all ages) are invited to a Prayer and Play Group.  Children can plan while Moms pray with one another, maybe read a book together, or do a rosary.  Rain, snow or shine, children can play in the Church Hall gym, the upper parking lot and playground.  Come when you can!  (Child still napping?  Feel free to bring a pack n play, the Hall meeting room will be set aside for napping tots.)  

STAFFORD'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY - St. Edward Church will be joining the Stafford 300 parade on September 21st.  If you are interested in being a part of this event, please contact Pat Saunders at plsaunders7082@sbcglobal.net

ST. CLARE FRATERNITY of the Secular Franciscans will be collecting donations for Project Oak Tree which will assist immigrant families in New Mexico as they leave detention centers.  Items needed include:  travel sized personal hygiene supplies, lip balm, hair brushes, hair ties, small and medium belts, shoelaces, new underwear for children and adults (small/medium sizes).  Monetary donations are also welcome.  Members of the fraternity will be collecting donations after Masses throughout August.  There are also collection boxes at the church entrances.  Thank you for your generosity in caring for immigrants who are in such need.

RCIA - The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program will begin in mid-September. RCIA is for those who are unbaptized, or who are baptized (in any Christian denomination) but who have not received the sacraments of Communion and/or Confirmation.  The RCIA process is designed to assist those who seek to know Jesus and enter the way of faith.

If  you or someone you know is interested in RCIA, please contact Corinne Lorenzet (corlor@cox.net or 860-684-2666) or call the Parish Office.  A member of the parish RCIA team will contact you with future information.

FAITH FORMATION - Parents/Guardians, please remember to complete and send in the Faith Formation registration forms for your children for the 2019-2020 Faith Formation year.  We need to have a form for every student registered.  If you have to copy the form, please feel free!  The deadline for registration is August 1, 2019 for the regular registration fee.  If the registration is sent in after that date, please include the $25 late fee.  Have a great summer!

Please join us cleaning, dusting and getting classrooms ready on August 31st from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Faith Formation Opening Mass, Ice Cream Social and Open House is September 8, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  All students and parents should plan to attend, meet the teachers and learn about the new curriculum Bishop Cote has promulgated.

There will be a teacher meeting on August 19th at 6:30 p.m.in the Hall meeting room.   

A box can be found at each entrance of the church for much needed donations of school supplies; such as, crayons, colored pencils, pens, construction paper, glue sticks, children's scissors and spiral notebooks/composition books (for prayer journals).

Questions or if you are interested in volunteering to teach or help,  you can reach us at the new email address:  stedfaithform@gmail.com  Thank you.  Please keep the St. Edward Faith Formation Program in your prayers.

BIBLE STUDY - The Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 6:30 in the Parish Hall.  We watch videos and then review questions from a workbook.  Everyone is welcome, even if  you just want to drop in and see what we are studying.  Contact Andrea Broer at: andrea@lincon.com

ALTAR SERVERS -  We are looking for young people, grade 3 or above and who have made their First Communion to volunteer to perform this very important ministry.  Training will be offered at a number of different times.  Please call the Parish Office at 860-684-2705 to sign up your child and select a day of training.  Thank you!

CHILDREN'S LITURGY PROGRAM - If your child is interested in participating in the Children's Mass which is held the 1st Sunday of every month, please contact Melanie Frye at 860-643-8195. 

DIOCESE OF NORWICH

ANNIVERSARY MASS - All couples married 25 and 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year are invited to attend a Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.  Come and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness in a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote.  Family and friends are invited to share in this special testimony and witness to love and marriage.  Dessert and beverages will be served following the Mass in the Cathedral Hall.  Register through your parish by Friday, October 11.  For more information, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237 ext. 312.

 

 

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