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 Mass
Friday - 8:00 a.m.
ADDL.LENTEN MASSES - Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
ADORATION: Tuesday from 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.



For your convenience, the Parish Census is now online at:

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


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

July 2022 Parish Calendar


We have an exciting new year of Faith Formation planned for 2022-2023!  Here are the links parents need to register their families.  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:  2022-2023 Faith Formation Registration FormTo print out the form on Google:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTgxTubrp94xkqWim16knBJSX8w4vnmqosh2p3ZylJwZWLwQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. Please forward any questions to:  stedfait[email protected]  or call the church office at 860-684-2705. 


We will be hosting an informational session about our parish RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) on Sunday, July 17, 2022, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the Parish Hall Meeting Room.  If you are interested in becoming a part of the  Catholic Church or if you would like to receive the Sacraments, such as First Communion and/or Confirmation, please plan to join us to learn more.

 

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK -

My dear family,

                As this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus comes to a close, I hope that all of you took advantage of the opportunity to participate in Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Communion.  I sincerely hope that this month has brought you into a more intimate relationship with Our Lord. When we prayerfully listen, he gives us the wisdom and strength to serve his Church and the people he has placed in our lives. 

           Our Healing Mass this month was a powerful event.  I am so glad to so many parishioners were able to take advantage of this healing Mass. 

          Our Parish Picnic and Corn Hole Tournament was Sunday. Our sincere thanks to the Knights for hosting this event.

             Please continue to keep our brothers and sisters in Ukraine in prayer, as well as the rest of the world where famine and poverty still exist.  

              Our new parish initiative "Walking Together - A Journey To Invigorate Our Parish" started Saturday, June 4th.  The first piece of this endeavor was the undertaking of our much needed Parish Census for 2022.  We hope that you have had the opportunity to fill out the census form for your family. 

               I continue to be deeply grateful for the love the parish has shown me me for my 70th birthday.  My new grill has been the start of many wonderful meals this month. May the rest of the month of June shower many blessings on our parish and continue be a time of renewed spiritual growth for each of you and your families,

                                                         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 -  Do you love to garden? If so, we need your help to keep our parish property blooming. Please consider joining us Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., starting May 24th (weather permitting), in the lower parking lot next to the church. Please contact Agnes Zabik at 860-684-5946 for more information .


STAFFORD CLERGY ASSN. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- It will be in session July 24th through July 28th at the First United Methodist Church.  Children entering Kindergarten through 5th Grade in the Fall of 2022 are welcome!  The children will be able to enjoy dinner, crafts, stories, music and activities each evening. For more information and registration, please contact [email protected] and watch the Church bulletin for more information.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY - The Stafford Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the second Monday of each month except July and August in the Stafford Public Library from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. We welcome individuals who would like to attend and knit, crochet, or quilt these much needed prayer shawls. (We’ll even teach you to knit or crochet!) Join in a ministry that brings God’s grace, peace, comfort, love, joy and hope to those in need. If you cannot make the meeting but want to make prayer shawls at home, we’ll even pick them up. If you know of anyone who could use a prayer shawl, we’ll arrange for one to be picked up. Please contact Karen at 860-982-5896 or Kathy at 860-684-9484 for information or pick up arrangements. ALL ARE WELCOME!


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 in August. 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!!


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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