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

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO ENJOY THEH PICTURES OF THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH. All the animals were well behaved!

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS - On Sunday, October 3, 2021 we welcomed Finnegan and Madigan Scanlon, son and daughter of Joshua Scanlon and Paige Kirkbride into the church through the Sacrament of Baptism. We extend congratulations and prayers to Finnegan, Madigan and their family.
 

PARISH CENTER UPDATE - We are still working to define a creditable completion date so that the final clean-up can be done and the building can be put to its intended use. Our best wisdom says that the Center should be ready for use in about two weeks.  Clean-up and some final painting is being.  That will all be done as time permits. We are keeping our fingers crossed and saying some prayers that all goes well. This has been a very rewarding experience for our parish. We stated with a building that cost in excess of $30,000/year to operate with windows literally falling out of the building and far more issues than we want to remember. We now have a beautiful Parish Center with all new low cost LED lighting, new heating and air conditioning with individual room controls, that will provide many years of prime meeting space at about one half the cost. Thanks to all our treasured contractors and thanks to all of you, our faithful parishioners, for your patience and understanding.

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.

Father Peter Liszewski

NEW COUNCIL - SAINT CLARE FRATERNITY

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Minister:  Al Drouin, Vice-Minister: Zofia Fitzgerald, Dir. of Formation:  Nancy Rudak (not in picture) Secretary:  Carolyn Drouin, Guest:  Br. Vincent Vivian, OFM Conv, Treasurer:  Mabel Armelin, Councilors:  Diane Garabedian, Ray Kuehl.

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS & EVENTS UPDATES

K-8 FAITH FORMATION UPDATE - There will be no Faith Formation classes this coming Sunday, October 24th.  Construction delays are almost over, so please keep checking this website for updates.  Thank you.


CONFIRMATION UPDATE - There will be no Confirmation classes this coming Sunday, October 24th.  Construction delays are almost over, so please keep checking this website for updates.  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, November 14th, 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!!


VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION X 2021 - The Diocese of Norwich invites students in Grades 6 - 12 to a VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION with music and presentations by The Doug and Dave Show. Spend the afternoon sharing your faith with teens from all over the Diocese. The event will take place online Sunday, November 14th from 1-3 P.M. For more information, go to https://youthexplosionct.weebly.com. Please see your parish Catechetical Leader to register or contact Liza Roach at [email protected] or (860) 848-2237 ex. 305. 


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! 


WE ASK THAT EVERYONE CONTINUE PRAYING FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, ALL HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL, ALL THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH COVID-19 AND THAT PEOPLE EVERYWHERE STAY CALM AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE.


DIOCESE OF NORWICH EVENTS

VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION X 2021 - The Diocese of Norwich invites students in Grades 6 - 12 to a VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPLOSION with music and presentations by The Doug and Dave Show. Spend the afternoon sharing your faith with teens from all over the Diocese. The event will take place online Sunday, November 14th from 1-3 P.M. For more information, go to https://youthexplosionct.weebly.com. Please see your parish Catechetical Leader to register or contact Liza Roach at [email protected] or (860) 848-2237 ex. 305. 


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

CONFIRMATION - Thank you for registering your child for Confirmation.  The new class schedule,  registration and activities information for students and sponsors are available in the Confirmation tab under Faith Formation Menu item. Although we have finalized our schedule for the year, as things develop we will adjust. The plan is to stay in person either in the school or the church.  Please use this link to access the Confirmation Schedule:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/133PykccZi5fXNluIq0wXt9kzGY3tUnXEKytZPcoP2MY/edit?usp=sharing


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.


NEW  COVID GUIDELINES FOR K-8 FAITH FORMATION CLASSES -  We have rceived updated Covid-19 guidelines from the Diocese for the 2021-22 school year.  In order for our program to be in compliance, we are instating the following policies:

  • Children must wear face masks.
  • Hands will be sanitized upon entering the building.
  • Seating arrangements in the classrooms will allow for social distancing.
  • No food will be permitted.
  • No visitors will be allowed in the building.  Parents must drop off children at the front door.  Staff will be available to help younger children to their classrooms.
  • Dismissal must be staggered; therefore the closing prayer and pickup procedure will also be changing.  More information to come.
  • Classes will not be held if the county Covid infection rate for the preceding week is above 2 percent.  

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