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 Mass
Friday - 8:00 a.m.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
or by appointment.
ADORATION: Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 Noon
in the church. 

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.

 

 

OFFICE INFORMATION

ST. EDWARD CHURCH OFFICE
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

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

As we begin our preparations for Christmas with the beginning of Advent, we have many things to be thankful for.  Our Parish Center is finished, our Faith Formation classes are on track, our parish organizations have special events planned, and we will be having a Night of Reflection on December 2nd, "Preparing for Christmas with Hope and Patience."  Our Ladies Guild will be having a Cookie Sale on December 18 and 19 after each Mass. Please plan to join us for Tuesday evening Advent Masses on Tuesdays at 7 in December, a special performance by the Stafford High School Madrigal Choir on December 12, at 6:30 p.m., special Adoration times after 9 a.m. Mass, Immaculate Conception on December 8th, and our Parish Penance Service on December 13 at 7 p.m..  Please take advantage of the many opportunities offered by the parish to center yourself and your family around the real meaning of Advent! 
 
Please remember to thank the Knights and Boy Scouts and parish volunteers for the fantastic job they did for our Fall Clean-Up.  A this time when funds are stretched so thin, it is very gratifying to know that members of the parish are stepping up to help clean up the parish grounds.  Our very sincere thanks, also, to our Faith Formation staff for preparing welcoming classrooms for our students and for all that they do all year long to nurture our future church. It is truly a labor of love for them!
 
Everyone's contributions of time, talent and money are especially crucial now for the continued welfare of our wonderful parish.  If you would like to volunteer to help in your area of expertise, there is a form in the Volunteer menu at the top of this page, or you can call the office at 860-684-2705 to help. 
 
Please take a moment to see the pictures from the parish clean up on November 11; the wonderful donation of 48 coats by the Knights to SafeNet Ministries, their first movie night in October and the the Knight volunteers that set up our outdoor creche for this year.  
 
We are truly blessed with wonderful volunteers!


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.

As Catholics, we always unite spiritually whenever we watch Mass; recite the Rosary and ask for Our Lady’s special protection and intercession; pray the Stations of the Cross; read the daily readings (available on-line); and say novenas and seek the intercession of the saints.

Please continue praying for our First Responders, all healthcare personnel, all those that have been infected with Covid-19.  Also pray for people everywhere, that we all stay calm and take care of each other as safely as possible.

Father Peter Liszewski

 

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS & EVENTS UPDATES

ADVENT CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2021   PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR EXPANDED ADVENT SCHEDULE!  PARTICIPATE AND PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR THE COMING OF THE HOLY CHILD!  


PLAN TO ATTEND  OUR ADVENT EVENING OF REFLECTION:  Preparing for Christmas with Hope and Patience, Thursday, December 2nd, at 7 p.m. in the church.  Become spiritually prepared for receiving the Christ Child!


PARISH MOVIE NIGHT FOR DECEMBER!  The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a FREE parish movie night, Saturday December 18th at 7PM.  This month's movie will be The Grinch (2018 with Benedict Cumberbatch)!  Snacks and beverages, including Hot Chocolate will be available for purchase.  Join us in the Hall Meeting Room for a movie on the big screen - bring a blanket or comfy chair and relax!  All ages are welcome - children bring your parents and grandparents for a night out.


COME JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS CHOIR!  It is the opportunity to praise Our Heavenly Father and enhance the Christmas Story of the Baby Jesus this most special Holy Season! We will be having Monday evening rehearsals from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Monday, December 20, 2021.  Please plan to commit to a Christmas Mass:  4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, or 9 a.m. Christmas morning.  For More Information About This GREAT Opportunity to Help Welcome the Joyful Christmas Story into Our Hearts:  Text Lida Miller @ 860-214-1368 or e-mail her at [email protected] You may also leave your information at the church office, 860-684-2705.


THE CHILDREN’S LIVE NATIVITY will once again take place at the 4p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.  Rehearsal date(s) are to be decided. If your child is interested in participating, please contact Sara Kelley at [email protected] by December 5th.


K-8  AND CONFIRMATION FAITH FORMATION UPDATE - Going forward schedules and reminders for K-8 and Confirmation classes will be posted on their respective pages on this website.  Check the menus above to get to them.  Thank you.


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 held on Sunday, December 12th, at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall Conference Room. 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!!


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY! - The Knights of Columbus are offering Free Dues and Membership this year in honor of our founder, Father Michael McGivney being beatified. We would welcome any Catholic gentlemen to join us so if you are interested, please visit our Website at kofc1395.org for more information. The complete membership process can now be completed online! 


DIOCESE OF NORWICH 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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #1395 is in the process of renewing our calendar of events and we would like your input! As we put together our calendar for the year ahead we are thinking of incorporating some new events in an effort to build community among not only our council but the parish as well. We’ve thought of some new events and would like your input on them as well as the events that we have been running in the past. Please take a moment to .visit the website below https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXH5BHM