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 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

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.


WALKING TOGETHER UPDATE

Our Walking Together initiative is well on its way with 3 sessions held so far. The sessions have been well received, resulting in lively and productive discussions by our parishioners.

All comments shared will be kept anonymous. They will be compiled, forwarded to the parish council, and then shared with the entire parish to help develop a new mission statement that reflects who we are as a parish.

To accommodate all those wanting to participate in our sharing sessions, we are adding 2 more sessions. In addition to the ones on your postcard invitations, we are adding a session on Saturday August 13 immediately following the 4 o’clock vigil Mass as well as on Sunday, August 14, at 5 p.m.

If you have not had a chance to completer our parish census, the form can be accessed on the parish website, and hard copies are available in the church.  We will also be mailing forms in the next few weeks.  The census is an important piece of this process, and we thank you for your participation.

Do you think you have been here too long to have anything to add to our future? Think you haven’t been here long enough? Come and share. Your voice does matter, and we are looking forward to hearing from every one of our parish family members.

 

 

 

OFFICE INFORMATION

ST. EDWARD CHURCH OFFICE
Address: 27 Church Street
Stafford Springs, Connecticut 06076
Phone: 860-684-2705
Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
and 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
Website Help: stedward-stafford.org

ST.EDWARD PARISH STAFF

MONTHLY CALENDAR

August 2022 Calendar

July 2022 Parish Calendar



Walking Together Logo

As we continue to roll out our Walking Together Initiative, please take a moment to print and fill out the Walking Together Questionnaire and Ministries Survey.  Your input is very important to the future of our Parish!  Also, if you have not had an opportunity to fill out the Parish Census, please find the link here as well.  Thank you!

Walking Together Questionnaire

Ministries Survey

For your convenience, the Parish Census can still be accessed at:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yxqnXCLgLX63L525hb_W3srsNmIF3JXjC1Eah1wA454/edit?chromeless=1


K-8 Faith Formation Information -- Please have your registrations done by August 15th so that we can order the materials needed.  We look forward to sharing our love of God with your children!  To print out a .pdf file to fill out by hand:  2022-2023 Faith Formation Registration Form.  To fill out the form online in Google:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTgxTubrp94xkqWim16knBJSX8w4vnmqosh2p3ZylJwZWLwQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. Please forward any questions to:  [email protected]  or call the church office at 860-684-2705.  Attached here is a link to our 2022-2023 calendar.  Please note that our first event is an Open House and Ice Cream Social on August 28 at 10:20 a.m.  Please plan to attend. 

2022-2023 K-8 Faith Formation Calendar 


 

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK -

My dear family,

        The month of August is the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Pope Pius IX wrote "that even at the start of her existence, her holiness was so great that "none greater under God can be thought of, and no one but God can comprehend it."  Throughout this month, may each of us renew our devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary so that we can experience her motherly care and be drawn closer to Jesus.

        As we continue "Walking Together" in our journey to revitalize our parish, I pray that communication and collaboration will flourish in our sharing sessions, and that we will be blest with spiritual fruits and gifts to benefit and invigorate our parish.

          We are looking forward to a wonderful year of Faith Formation for our students.  Please remember to register your family as soon as possible so that the correct number of materials can be ordered.

       As the devastation in Ukraine escalates and the shootings at home continue to affect us, please keep our human family in prayer.             

                                                         Father Peter Liszewski


2022 MASS BOOK IS OPEN:  The 2022 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

PROJECT RACHEL ROSARY - Please join the Office of Faith Events staff online the third Tuesday of each month as we pray the Project Rachel Rosary for an end to abortion and healing for those who have been involved in an abortion. Contact Liza Roach at [email protected] to receive a link for the Rosary.


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 [email protected] Or have the videos sent right to your cell phone by texting @lentvid to #81010.

Additional events and legal notices are listed under the Diocese Menu Tab.

 

PARISH HAPPENINGS

GARDEN ANGELS NEEDED -  A great big THANK YOU to our gardening Arch Angels Joe & Agnes Zabik and their many Gardening Angels for all their hard work in the multiple flower gardens on the church property.  The flowers love you and the weeds hate you.
Please feel free to walk around the church campus and check out the lovely flower gardens that have been renewed by so much love and care and lots of hard work. We can always use more Volunteers! If interested please call the church office.


INTERIM ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR NEEDED - St. Edward is in need of an individual to take over the duties of Organist/Choir Director. The applicant should be very familiar with Catholic ritual and have an ability, experience and training to enhance and enrich the service with appropriatemusic as needed.
For more information, please call Father Peter at the church office 860-684-2705.


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 August 9 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. If you are interested in one of these roles or would like additional information, please contact Stephen Kelley at [email protected] 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.  


RCIA - 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

We also provide instruction for adults who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. For information please contact Corinne Lorenzet (phone: 860-684-2666 or email: [email protected]) or contact the Parish Office at 860-684-2705.