ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ALTAR SERVER?

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FAITH FORMATION

Are you looking to register for Faith Formation for the 2024-2025 scholastic year?  Please complete this form.

K-8 Faith Formation printable registration form

2024-2025 K-8 and Confirmation online registration


 

CALLING ALL HELPERS! - AGAIN

Thank you to the crew who showed up on May 18th to help with the garage roof.  We stripped the back side and it began to rain!  Imagine that... At that point we were committed to cover what we had uncovered and the crew braved the rain and got the back side done by about 11:00.We scrambled and got the mess cleaned up, but because we have to store our equipment in the garage Fr Peter's purple car has to remain outside. :)

We are planning to do the front side on Saturday, June 1st, again beginning at 8 AM.  Please find some time to help get this project behind us.


HARTFORD YARD GOATS GAME

The Knights of Columbus have once again purchased 20 tickets to the Hartford Yard Goats game on Sunday, September 8th at 1:10 PM.  The seats are in the Sam Adams Party Deck and feature an all you can eat buffet for 2 1/2 hours, a covered area where you can enjoy the game, and clean, uncrowded restrooms.  Tickets sold out last year so be sure to reserve yours soon.  The Knights are offering these tickets for our cost of $55.00 per seat.  Please call Joe Comarella at (860)684-9438 to reserve your seats now!


2023 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

 

2023 Capital Campaign

 


Online giving is now available!

We heard you during the Walking Together initiative.  One of the requests was to adopt Online Giving.  With the help of several resources we have been able to make it happen.  Please visit our giving site at Give Now

PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE

Anne DeSantis | 10/28/2023
Lord Jesus Christ,
Thank you for your love and guidance in all our lives each day.  You give us the grace to live in your love in peace. Lord, on this day, we lift our hearts and minds to all those who suffer because of violent conflicts in the world. We think of those families whose hearts ache because of war.  Those who are forced to leave their homes and their families due to brute force and destruction.  Those who cannot sleep, eat, or live happily because of warfare and fighting all around them.  We offer our prayers for the children, families, the young and the old, the sick, and the abandoned who do not have resources, food, and shelter for daily living.  We pray for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and all those deeply concerned for their family members and friends.
Lord, help us to offer our time, our sacrifices, and our deepest prayers at each moment for those affected by war.  We pray that we can model after you, Lord Jesus, as one who offered yourself for the sake of others and for their welfare.  We pray for our enemies the same way you did when you gave your life for the salvation of the world.
At this moment, Lord, we pray for those who suffer greatly at the hands of those who cause ruination to others and to the world.  We pray for the conversion of their hearts.  We understand conversion is possible for everyone who is alive, and we pray for peace in their hearts to turn to you and away from the brutality of war. We lift our prayers for those who protect others from violence and who stand for justice through service.
Jesus, we love you above all, and we trust you with every aspect of our lives.  Help us to entrust you more both in this present moment and for the future of the world as we pray for peace.  Most of all, help us to continue our prayers at each moment through the intercession of your Mother Mary and all the angels and saints.
We ask this in the Name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Anne DeSantis, MA Theology, is the author of the book Love and Care for the Marginalized,
40 Meditations for Catholics. She is a wife, mother, podcast and TV host, and the Executive
Director for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation at Nonnatus.org.

MASS TIMES

REGULAR MASS TIMES
Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 P.M.
Sunday - 9:00 A.M.
Monday - 8:00 A.M.
Tuesday - 8:00 A.M.
Wednesday - 8:00 A.M.
Thursday- No Morning Mass
Friday - 8:00 A.M.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday, 3:00 - 3:30 P.M. or By Appointment.
ADORATION: Tuesdays, 9 A.M.-12 Noon in the Church. 
CANCELLATION INFORMATION: There is no morning Mass on the days that the Stafford School System cancels or delays school.

The Parish of St. Edward the Confessor is pleased to welcome you to our website. If you need additional information, please call the Church Office at 860-684-2705 or send us an email through "Contacts" and with God's help, we will gladly assist you with all your religious needs!

OUR  MISSION

Blessed by the grace of God and nurtured by the Eucharist as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, our mission as the Roman Catholic Church of St. Edward the Confessor is to support the spiritual needs of our community.  We engage in outreach guided by the Holy Spirit, using our time, talent, and treasure to serve God's people.

OFFICE INFORMATION

ST. EDWARD CHURCH OFFICE
Address: 27 Church Street
Stafford Springs, Connecticut 06076
Phone: 860-684-2705
Monday-Friday, 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Email: stedwardparish@stedward-stafford.org
Website: http://www.stedward-stafford.org

ST.EDWARD PARISH STAFF

ORGANIZATION CONTACTS

Parish Council - Laurel Stark and Steve Kelly ; President and Vice-president  stedwardparish@stedward-stafford.org or sgkelley08@yahoo.com 

Trustees - Sandra Comarella or David Syzch; Comsandy@cox.net or szychmd@yahoo.com

Finance - Sandra Comarella or David Syzch; Comsandy@cox.net or szychmd@yahoo.com

Knights of Columbus Council 1395 - David Broer; Grand Knight kofc1395@gmail.com

Ladies' Guild - Pat Saunders; President

MAY INTENTIONS OF POPE FRANCIS

For the formation of religious and seminarians
 
We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.

WALKING TOGETHER UPDATE

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Our parish council continues to work on the hopes and concerns that have been brought up during our Walking Together sharing sessions. We will continue to update you on our progress.

Please continue to forward your comments, your hopes and concerns, as well as any time and talents you can share with our parish to the Walking Together email  stedwalkingtogether@gmail.com.

As always thank you for your time and your efforts to invigorate our parish!

Click this link to view the final report

Walking Together Final Report

 

Prayerfully submitted,

The Walking Together Team

Andrea Broer, Sandy Comarella, Joanne Deskus, Zofia Fitzgerald, Corinne Lorenzet, Laurel Stark

PROJECT WISH LIST

The St Edward Building Committee is working on developing a list of work and / or projects that we would like to see done here on our campus.  So far the list is in a brainstorming stage and includes the big ticket items as well as small things that could be accomplished by volunteers in a few hours or days.  It also includes projects that may be cost prohibitive right now but we want to be sure we have everything in front of us so we can begin to prioritize.  This is the list we have right now.

If you have ideas that are not on this list or would like to volunteer some time please contact the Parish Office at (860)684-2705 or email stedwardparish@stedward-stafford.org

  • Roof for hall - Planning - Priority 2
  • Church air conditioners - Planning - Priority 3
  • Repair inside Parish Center - Work to begin soon
  • Repair old hall ramp - Priority 4
  • Replace / repair crumbling ramp - Applying temporary fixes
  • Replace / repair crumbling front stairs - Applying temporary fixes
  • Finish repairing remaining stained-glass windows
  • Repair damaged garage roof - Saturday June 1
  • Fix storm drain in lower lot
  • Repave parking lots - Patching planned for late July
  • Paint parking lines to include handicapped parking
  • Install recorded / monitored security cameras
  • Handicap access to Sanctuary
  • Handicap access to Parish Center
  • Paint ceiling of church
  • Replace pews and flooring in church
  • Paint exterior of church (window frames, etc.)
  • Update kitchen
  • Repair fascia on hall
  • Paint inside of hall
  • Repaint outside of church doors
  • Fix front rail from sidewalk
  • Repaint church railings
  • Repaint rail to Parish Center
  • Repair top step to the upper lot behind church
  • Replace paneling inside church
  • Clean up/touch up finish on pews
  • Paint shutters and denticles on rectory
  • Replace damaged windows in rectory - in process
  • Replace wood parking guardrail with curb stops or bollards

 

 

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

 
2023 MASS BOOK IS OPEN:  The 2023 Mass Book is now available for parishioners to schedule memorial Masses.  Please call the Church Office anytime to schedule your Mass(es).  860-684-2705.

A REMINDER  FOR  THOSE  WHO  CANNOT  ATTEND  MASS  IN  PERSON:  Mass is televised daily at 10:00 a.m. on both WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9).  Mass is also available throughout the day on EWTN.  Live-stream Mass is also available widely on the Internet, at sites such as Bishop Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire” (www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass).  Most on-line Masses are available to watch at your convenience.


DIOCESE OF NORWICH NEWS AND EVENTS


Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Christopher Coyne as Coadjutor Archbishop of Hartford


Knights of Columbus State Deputies and State Chaplains Assemble in New Haven for Annual Meeting


St. Mary Church in Norwich to Receive $800K State Grant for Restoration and Preservation Work


Catholic Family Services

The Catholic Family Services office provides resources and support to parishes and families to promote and celebrate happy and holy marriages and families. The office provides programs in the areas of marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and support, natural family planning, chastity for teens and serves as a resource for various diocesan support groups.

Learn More

HOPE AND FAITH VIDEO SERIES -

Let the Office of Faith Events brighten your Wednesday mornings by signing up for the weekly Hope and Faith video series.  Throughout the year be inspired with varied reflections on Lent, Advent, the Saints, Gratitude and much MORE! There are two easy ways to receive our weekly video… Simply send your e-mail to manicholas@norwichdiocese.net Or have the videos sent right to your cell phone by texting @lentvid to #81010.

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PARISH HAPPENINGS

 

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS - The Saint Edward Parish Council is seeking nominees for the positions of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary as well as additional new members. Our next meeting will be June 4th at 7 PM in the Parish Center. All are welcome to attend. If you are interested in one of these roles or would like additional information, please contact Stephen Kelley at SGKelley08@yahoo.com or by phone at 860-810-8096. Become a leader in our Parish Community!!


PLEASE ACCESS THE CURRENT LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION FROM THE DIOCESE OF NORWICH UNDER THEIR MENU ITEM ON THIS WEBSITE.  

https://www.norwichdiocese.org/


WEBMASTER NEEDED - Saint Edward's is looking for a new webmaster.  Duties will include weekly updates of the web site.  If you are interested please contact the Parish Office at 860-684-2705.