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.

 

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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.

PARISH COUNCIL - The Parish Council will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 14 in the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - Congratulations to Alina Burns, Noah Friedrich and Luke Wilson on receiving First Holy Communion on May 5th.  Natalie Mayer will be receiving her First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11th at the 4:00 p.m. Mass.  Julia Barcellos will be receiving her First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 12th at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.

CONFIRMATION - Congratulations Confirmandi on Saturday, May 11th:  Olivia Armstrong, Joshua Campbell, Cory Castonguay, Allie Curtin, Charlie-Kate Fontaine, Aaron Hicking, Matt Kirchoffer, Reis Moulton, Mackenzie Murdock, Luke Olsen, Emily Padegimas, Michaela Pechie, Nichols Poulous, Rose-Anna Ravetto and Ethan Utermarck.

 

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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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 


CONFIRMATION - Saturday, May 11th at 10:30 a.m.  Confirmation Rehearsal, Thursday, May 9th, at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

PASSIONIST FATHERS KENYA - The weekend of May 18 and 19, Fr. GIlbert Omolo will be visiting us from Nairobi, Kenya for the Mission collection.  The monies collected will help support two orphanages with 70 orphans, poor widows in the Kenya mission, and support education for 40 seminarians.  The mission serves 300,000 people.  Some give by going to MIssions.  Some give by giving to the Missions.  Without both, there are no Missions.

JOB POSTING -There is an opening for Director/Coordinator of Religious Education, grades K-8.  For more information, please contact Mary at the Parish Office, 860-684-2705.

MAY CROWNING - Every Saturday and Sunday during the month of May, children are welcome to bring flowers to give to the Blessed Mother during the offertory.  Child can meet at the back of the church and following the contribution baskets up to the altar.

BIBLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - St. Edward Church presents:  Swimming with Jesus a Vacation Bible School Program for students entering grades K through 4.  To register please fill out the online form:  https://forms.gle/z2DNaM9DMDMDsrr98  The program runs July 15-19 from 5:30 -7:30 pm.  For more information, contact Erica Bushior at 860-214-1078 or email ebushior@gmail.com  For students entering grade 5+, please contact Erica for more information.

BIRTHRIGHT PROJECT - The "Caring Cradle" project for Birthright begins on Mother's Day weekend, May 11-12 and concludes on Father's Day weekend June 15-16  In the cradle are slips of paper which indicate a Birthright need.  Please take one of these slips, purchase the item mentioned, and return the article by Father's Day, June 16.  If you prefer, you may make a monetary donation.  Last year, Birthright of Windham County in Willimantic helped over 1,400 women who were experiencing difficult pregnancies.  Many of these women Choose Life for their unborn child because Birthright is dedicated to the well-being of both mother and child.  We ask for your support and for volunteers to continue this important Christ-centered mission.  At this time we hope to replenish their "Baby Closet".  If you feel called to serve as a volunteer mentor to these women, or can give some time to stocking shelves with incoming items, please contact Anne B. Stauffer at 860-684-1447, or be email at annebstauffer@gmail.com.  We thank you in advance for your generosity.  Your support in the past has saved and enriched the lives of many babies.  Many blessings to you.

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

BOOK CLUB - Everyone is welcome to come every month or just when the book we are reading catches your interest.  This group is informal, you are welcome, even if you did not have time to finish the book.  There is one book selection per month and one gathering to discuss.

May 13 at 6:30 p.m. - Praying the Rosary Like Never Before: Encounter the Wonder of Heaven and Earth by Edward Sri.

If you would like more information or have any questions, 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. 

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