Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Mondays - 8:00 AM
Tuesdays - 8:00 AM
Wednesdays - 8:00 AM
Fridays 7:00 PM
CHILDREN'S LITURGY PROGRAM - If your child is interested in participating in the Children's Mass, please contact Melanie Frye at 860-643-8195.
CONFESSIONS: Saturday, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
ADORATION has resumed on Tuesdays from 9-12 noon in the church.
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
2021 ACA UPDATE: As of June 10, 2021, Saint Edward Parish, Stafford Springs has donated $16,097.50 or 59.94% of its goal, and 7.96% of our parishioners have donated. We are striving for as close to 100% participating as possible. With your donation, our ACA supported ministries do the work of Christ every day. If you have not made your contribution to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, “One Faith, One Family”, or would like to make an additional gift, donation envelopes are still available within the church or you can contact the Development Office at 860-886-1928 or go online to www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org Thank you to everyone for your support.
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
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.
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!
OFFICE CONTACTS AND HOURS
ST. EDWARD CHURCH
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.
WEBSITE: Contact Karen Goodwin at [email protected]
SAINT EDWARD PARISH CENTER PROGRESS REPORT - In spite of the rainy weather, much progress continues to be made in rebuilding the Parish Center. Jon Butler and his team have removed most of the old glass walls and replaced them with weather tight plywood. Also, for the first time we can get to see what our “new” building will look like with the smaller size windows. Weather permitting, most of the windows will be installed next week. With the 6 inches of insulation in the walls and far less window space, and double pane, argon filled windows, it is estimated that the heat loss in the building will be reduced by 50%—a very substantial savings. A modern heat and A/C system will come soon and add further savings to the cost of H/V/AC. More about that in later reports. Approval from the Diocese to move forward with the next phase of construction is pending, and when received, we will complete the contracts for electrical and heat and air conditioning. We are blessed to have a very built building that will provide many years of premium meeting space, lets enjoy it.
THE K-8 FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM is accepting registrations for the 2021-2022 school year. We are so excited to get back into the classroom this fall. Registration forms and calendars are available in the Church and office. Please register by August 15
DIOCESE OF NORWICH
VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE CAMP COMES TO THE DIOCESE - The Office of Faith Event’s Virtual Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a 4-day summer program providing fun and faith about the workings of God for children through music, games and fun bible lessons. This year the VBS program will be called “Thankful”, and will dive into the Old Testament by studying the prophet named Joseph. VBS will run Monday through Thursday, August 9 –12th from 9:00 –10:00 AM online; the cost is $5 for one child or $10 per family. We invite all children to join us, the camp is most suited for rising Grades 1 -5. To register please go to https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y If you have questions, please contact Liza Roach at [email protected]or call (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. The next Rosary will be Tuesday, July 20, 2021.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
Readings for the week of July 25, 2021
- Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Ps 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 [cf. 16] / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15
- Monday: Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 / Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 [1a] / Mt 13:31-35
- Tuesday: Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28 / Ps 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 [8a] / Mt 13:36-43
- Wednesday: Ex 34:29-35 / Ps 99:5, 6, 7, 9 [cf. 9c] / Mt 13:44-46
- Thursday: Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 / Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11  / Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
- Friday: Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 / Ps 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11ab [2a] / Mt 13:54-58
- Saturday: Lv 25:1, 8-17 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8  / Mt 14:1-12
- Next Sunday: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 [24b] / Eph 4:17, 20-24 / Jn 6:24-35