We are a faith-filled community serving the people of Stafford Springs, CT since 1868. St. Edward is yoked with All Saints Church, Somersville. Click here to link to the All Saints Church website.
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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ST. EDWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS
INSTALLATION OF ST. EDWARD'S NEW PASTOR
Fr. Roland C. Cloutier will be installed as Pastor of St. Edward Parish by Msgr. James Carini, Dean of the Tolland Deanery, at 10:15 Mass on November 16, 2014. A reception will follow in the Church Hall.
PARISH BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Our Parish Book of Remembrance will be placed in the center of the Church throughout November. Please add the names of those beloved deceased whom you would like remembered in the prayers of our parish family.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COLLECTION FOR THE TROOPS
The Knights of Columbus Collection for the Troops is continuing until the weekend of November 1. Please be generous to those who are protecting our country and national interests.
DIOCESAN PRO-LIFE MASS
The Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will be held a the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 1st at 8:30 a.m. Please join celebrant Rev. Brian Romanowski as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Planned Parenthood. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SELLING CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Cards in the back of the Church after Mass on the weekend of November 8th and 9th. Proceeds will benefit St. Edward School.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Rediscover each other with a heart-to-heart Marriage Encounter. To register for the November 7-9 weekend in Manchester or for information, call 860-376-0440. www.wwme.org
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS ANNUAL BAZAAR
The Catholic Daughters will be holding its Annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The country store, baked goods, raffles, handmade Christmas items and tag sale items will be available. Luncheon (take out available) includes stuffed cabbage, hot dogs, ziti, etc. Donations accepted, but no clothes or furniture. For further information, please call Arline at 860-684-7181.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CLEAN
We are in need of volunteers for our fall cleaning of the church on Saturday, November 15th from 9;00 am until noon. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated.
ST. EDWARD SCHOOL ANNUAL GOODS AND SERVICES AUCTION
Don't miss the 17th Annual Goods and Services Action to benefit St. Edward School, Saturday, November 15th. Preview at 5:00 PM, bidding started at 6:00 PM. Please contact the school office at 860-684-2600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an item you'd like to donate. We're looking forward to a great event. Hope you can join us!
LADIES GUILD POLISH NIGHT DINNER
St. Edward Ladies Guild will serve a Polish dinner on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Homemade peirogies, stuffed cabbage, kielbsa and Polish rye bread will be served, along with assorted homemade desserts. Take out will be available. Come listen to Polish music and buy chances for raffle prizes too. Tickets are $10 per person. Advance tickets are necessary and can be purchased after all masses, starting November 1st and 2nd. Tickets can also be purchased at the Parish Office or by calling Pat Saunders at 860-306-9419.
St. Edward Church will hold its annual Craft Fair this December 6 and 7. If you are interested in joining our Craft Fair this year, email Jean Chenard at email@example.com Prices for this year's Craft Fair are $50 for both days and $35 for Saturday only. Spaces fill up fast so either call Jean at 860-684-7418 or email her at the above email address.
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.
ALL SAINTS ANNOUNCEMENTS
ALL SAINTS YOUTH MINISTRY BOTTLE COLLECTION
All Saints Youth Ministry is collecting returnable bottles and cans towards its funds for future retreats and mission trips. Please leave clean returnables in the All Saints Church basement. Thank you!
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS COURT ALL SAINTS #1435 CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FAIR AND BAKE SALE
The Catholic Daughters Court All Saints will hold their annual Christmas Crafts Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Holiday items, knitted-crocheted items, jewelry, 18" doll clothes and furniture, delicious baked goods, timeless treasures, lightly used books, and of course . . . Father Roland's infamous Holy Family honey. Plus, lost more. Breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Lunch will be served on Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please plan to come.
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)
Weekday (Monday - Friday): 7:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 and 10:00 AM
8:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays