No Mass on Thursdays.
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am
REMINDER: When school is delayed or closed due to snow, there will be no morning Mass.
CONFESSIONS: Saturdays, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
See Lent schedule of services under WELCOME section of website.
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
FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PARISH - A mailing has gone out to all parishioners regarding the financial status of the Parish and the project to restore the windows on the front of the church. Your prayerful consideration of the requests in the letter is greatly appreciated. NOTE: We have reached our financial goal to restore the windows on the front of the church.
- Wednesday, February 26, Ash Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Weekends - Saturdays - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays - 9:00 a.m.
- Tuesday evenings - March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 - 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Reflection - "Transformation" presented by Sam Todzia, Red Barn Ministries. Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 p.m. St. Edward Church
- Palm Sunday - Saturday, April 4 - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 - 9:00 a.m.
- Holy Triduum - Mass of the Lord's Supper - Thursday, April 9 - 7:00 p.m.
- Passion of the Lord - Good Friday - April 10 - 3:00 p.m.
Easter - Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11 - 8:00 p.m. and Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 12 - 10:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Saturdays 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
- Sunday Evenings March 8, 15,22, 29 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross - Fridays - 7:00 p.m. Join us for a simple soup supper in St. Edward Hall prior to Stations of the Cross - 5:45 p.m.
Living Stations of the Cross - Presented by our Youth on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 - Our 2nd Annual Mardi Gras celebration will start at 5:00 p.m. with games and crafts for the children. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. (Jambalaya and Gumbo). After dinner we will have a fire (with burning of old palms so bring your old palms with you) and a short service in the Church. Come join the fun!
PALMS - If you need to dispose of your old Palms, please drop them off at the church entrances in the receptacles provided so we may burn them during our Mardi Gras celebration.
ADULT CONFIRMATION - Classes for adult members of our faith community who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation and are interested in doing so will begin on Monday, February 10, 2020. Please contact Corinne Lorenzet at 860-684-2666 or the Parish Office for more information.
EASTER MASS - Calling all children interested in participating in our Easter Mass being held on Sunday, April 12th at 10:00 a.m. We are looking for readers, greeters, gift bearers and butterflies! Please contact Melanie at 860-436-8195 or Sara at 860-490-2538. Thank you.
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.)
RCIA - The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program has begun meeting.. 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 - 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]
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
10TH ANNUAL NORWICH DIOCESAN WOMEN'S CONFERENCE - Please join us March 28, 2020 at St. Bernard's School in Uncasville for the 10th Annual Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference, "Our Tapestry of Faith: Affirming Feminine Gifts and Strengths". The day will include keynote speaker Danielle Bean, mass with Bishop Cote, vendors, reconciliation, and much more. Lunch is included with registration fee. To print the registration form or register online go to www.norwichdiocese.org and follow the link. Questions, please contact the Office of Faith Events at 860-848-2237 or [email protected]
FAITH SPARKS is a new column in the Four County Catholic newspaper. Last month's column was about everyday blessings, encouraging us to recognize the many blessings in our lives. To read this article and find more prayers, visit: NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks
Readings for the week of February 23, 2020
- Sunday: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 [8a] / 1 Cor 3:16-23 / Mt 5:38-48
- Monday: Jas 3:13-18 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 [9a] / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022420.cfm / Mk 9:14-29
- Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10 / Ps 55:7-8, 9-10a, 10b-11a, 23 [23a] / Mk 9:30-37
- Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17 [cf. 3a] / 2 Cor 5:20—6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
- Thursday: Dt 30:15-20 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [Ps 40:5a] / Lk 9:22-25
- Friday: Is 58:1-9a / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 [19b] / Mt 9:14-15
- Saturday: Is 58:9b-14 / Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [11ab] / Lk 5:27-32
- Next Sunday: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7 / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 [cf. 3a] / Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 / Mt 4:1-11