No Mass on Thursdays.
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.
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. We invite you to come and spend some quiet time with the Lord each Sunday to prepare you for the coming week. An additional Holy Hour has been added on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL PORK DINNER will be held at 5:00 p.m. immediately following 4:00 p.m. Mass on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH. Meal will include roast pork and fixings. Live music will be provided by Long Way 'Round. There will also be a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Maximum cost per family is $36 so don't be afraid to bring the kids. You may reserve tickets by calling Joe at 860-684-9438, calling the Parish Office at 860-684-2705, or from any Knight. We look forward to seeing you there.
OFFICE CONTACTS AND HOURS
Phone - 860-684-2705
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Email: [email protected]
CHURCH OFFICE has moved to its new location at 27 Church Street in the hall.
SNOW PLOWING BIDS - We are now accepting snow plowing bids for the 2019-2020 winter season. Bids need to be received by Septenber 27, 2019. Please call the church office to make an appointment for a walk through (860-684-2705).
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) in the Church Hall. 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 [email protected]
RCIA - The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program will begin Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Edward Hall Meeting Room. Are you or someone you know seeking to know Jesus better and become a full member of his Church? Looking to explore or have questions about what this means? Then RCIA is for you. If you or someone you know is interested in RCIA, please contact Corinne Lorenzet ([email protected] or 860-684-2666) or call the Parish Office. .
FAITH FORMATION - We are excited to open the doors on September 15th for our first lessons of the new year; registrations are still being accepted. On October 6th, instead of regular classes, we will have our first Faith Formation family event. All registered families are asked to attend: bring the whole family! All Church parishioners are welcome to attend. We will say a Rosary together, talk about the prayers included in a Rosary and why we should be saying the Rosary as a family regularly..
You can reach us at the email address: [email protected] 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: [email protected]
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, 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.
Readings for the week of September 15, 2019
- Sunday: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 / Ps Ps 51 3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 [Lk 15:18] / 1 Tm 1:12-17 / Lk 15:1-32 or 15:1-10
- Monday: 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9  / Lk 7:1-10
- Tuesday: 1 Tm 3:1-13 / Ps 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6  / Lk 7:11-17
- Wednesday: 1 Tm 3:14-16 / Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6  / Lk 7:31-35
- Thursday: 1 Tm 4:12-16 / Ps 111:7-8, 9, 10  / Lk 7:36-50
- Friday: 1 Tm 6:2c-12 / Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 / Lk 8:1-3
- Saturday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Next Sunday: Am 8:4-7 / Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 [cf. 1a, 7b] / 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Lk 16:1-13 or 16:10-13