St. Edward the Confessor

Stafford Springs, CT

MISSION

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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PASTOR COMMENTS 

I am often asked when there is a snow storm if Mass is cancelled. Weekend, (Saturday/Sunday) masses will rarely be cancelled but weather conditions are a valid reason to stay home and not come to church. Weekday Masses, however, will be cancelled if the weather conditions are bad enough to cancel school. Therefore, Monday to Friday.....NO SCHOOL.....NO MASS.

 
ST. EDWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

SEEKING ALTAR SERVERS

We are hoping to recruit several new altar servers for our Parish.  We ask that you consider helping us in this important ministry.  Girls and boys in grade 4 or higher are invited to join us.  Volunteers should have received their First Eucharist.  We will provide training to any volunteers by some of our current servers and some adult volunteers.  Please consider volunteering for this ministry or ask someone who you think would be a good candidate.  Please call Dawn Rudnansky at 860-872-4176 with any questions you have.  Thank you and God Bless!

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the worship of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist.  Our Adoration time is from 12:00 noon until 7:30 p.m.  We need two people per hour to commit to one hour a week during the Adoration time.  Please call the Parish Office at 860-684-2705 to volunteer for a time or for more information. 

MASS OF HEALING

A Mass of Healing will be conducted at the Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT at 2:00 PM Monday, February 23.  All are welcomed.  Mass is on the 1st floor.

MISSION OF RENEWAL & HEALING

”Come and be Refreshed!” is the Theme of the Mission. February 22-24, 7:00pm at St. Joseph Church in Chester co-sponsored with Our Lady of Sorrows, Essex. Presented by Fr. Ray Introvigne and Mrs. Judith Hughes, Co-Directors, Spiritual Renewal Services, Diocese of Norwich. We will pray for spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical healings.  Those attending will receive a Papal Blessing. All are welcome!

SPECIAL YOUTH NIGHT

St. Bernard Church of Rockville invites the youth of our parish (middle school through high school) to a Special Youth Night with nationally recognized Catholic speaker & musician Steve Angrisano on Sunday, March 1st at 7:00PM.  Steve sang for both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict at World Youth Days and is one of the most effective Youth Ministry Leaders in the Church today. 

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

“We thought we had a great marriage, but now our love is so much deeper than anything we could have imagined!”  Rediscover each other with a heart-to-heart Marriage Encounter.  To register for the February 27-March 1, 2015 weekend in Manchester or for information call 860-376-0440.  www.wwme.org

ENVELOPE CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT

Anyone wishing a STATEMENT for their BUDGET ENVELOPE CONTRIBUTIONS for 2014 Income Tax purposes is asked to please fill in the information below and return it to the Parish Office either through the Sunday collection, mail, or drop it in the mail slot at the Parish Office.

BUDGET ENVELOPE NUMBER___________________

NAME_________________________________________

ADDRESS_____________________________________

 

ALL SAINTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOUTH MINISTRY

Our YOUTH MINISTRY is still collecting any plastic, aluminum, glass returnables to help fund the ministry’s trips/event. Please leave clean returnables in the church basement. Thank you for your help!

BABY SHOWER

The Catholic Daughters are hosting a “Baby Shower” for the First Way Life Center in Enfield. Beginning this weekend until Sunday, February 15, a crib will be located at the front of the church for anyone who would like to bring in an unwrapped baby gift for the “Shower”. These items will be used to help mothers who have decided to turn away from abortion and keep their baby.

COMMUNION BREAKFAST

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters and the Knights of Columbus.  The menu will be fruit, eggs, bacon, home fries, juice, coffee, and pastry. The cost will be $3.00 per person and $9.00 per family. The family consisting of family members living in the same household. Serving will be from 8:30 -11:30am. Come and eat while socializing with fellow parishioners. Tickets will be on sale after masses. No ticket sales at the door. Please plan to come; mingle with old friends and make some new.

ASH WEDNESDAY SOUP SALE

This Soup Sale to benefit a bus for the residents of St. Joseph’s will be held Ash Wednesday, February 18 @ 11:00am – 2:00pm Saint Joseph’s Residence - Enfield. Featuring the following soups: Manhattan - red chowder, Rhode Island - clear chowder, New England - white chowder.

Two-Night Mission - Learn more about God’s Divine Mercy and the Eucharist and how to Revitalize Your Family and Parish.  Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24 @ 7:00pm, Saint Luke Church - Ellington.  Presented by Guest Speaker, Bryan Thatcher, MD

Monday night:  “My Personal Witness of Experiencing God’s Mercy and Living that Mercy Through Forgiveness, Trust, and Mercy”

Tuesday night: “The Eucharist and Why I Believe in the Real Presence and the Gift of Human Life.”

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 4303 FISH FRY SCHEDULE

Serving from 4:30-7:00pm

February:        Ash Wednesday,  18th and Fridays  6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

March:            Fridays  6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

April:               Good Friday,  3rd

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DIOCESE OF NORWICH

Our Lenten Program - What you give up for Lent Changes Lives

For 42 years, Operation Rice Bowl has helped feed the hungry poor. Through Operation Rice Bowl - a program of prayers, fasting, learning, and giving - what you give up for Lent can give hope to the poorest of the poor. Make this Lenten Season one of awareness, compassion, and reflection. Operation Rice Bowl is sponsored by the Catholic Relief Services of the Diocese of Norwich. Details of this program will appear in next weekend’s bulletin.

Again this year, All Saints Parish will participate in this simple yet powerful Lenten Program. All parish families/individuals are asked to prayerfully consider taking part.

 

 

 

Mass Times

ST. EDWARD
Weekday (Monday - Friday): 8:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM (all year)
Sunday: 8:00 and 10:15 AM

ST, JOSEPH SUMMER CHAPEL, Staffordville
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

ALL SAINTS
Weekday (Monday - Friday): 7:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 and 10:00 AM

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays

Events

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