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 or delays 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

Blessed by the grace of God and nurtured by the Eucharist as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, our mission as the Roman Catholic Church of St. Edward the Confessor is to support the spiritual needs of our community.  We engage in outreach guided by the Holy Spirit, using our time, talent, and treasure to serve God's people.

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

JANUARY INTENTIONS OF POPE FRANCIS

For educators

We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

SPIRITUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES

We will be offering classes for those adults over the age of 16 who have been baptized and received Holy Communion but who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 and continuing through Wednesday, March 22, 2023.  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred during the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 8, 2023.

All candidates must submit Baptismal and First Communion documentation, and complete an information form that can be obtained from the Parish Office. 

All those interested are asked to call the Parish Office to sign-up by Friday, February 10, 2023.

WALKING TOGETHER UPDATE

Walking Together Logo

 

Thank you to all who participated in and assisted with the Walking Together Initiative for our parish. The Walking together committee has completed its final report and submitted to the parish council for approval. Once the council has approved the report, it will be made available to the parish. If anyone has questions on our initiative, please see any of the Walking Together team which again consisted of  Andrea Broer, Sandy Comarella, Joanne Deskus, Zofia Fitzgerald, Corinne Lorenzet and Laurel Stark.

Prayerfully submitted,

The Walking Together Team

Andrea Broer, Sandy Comarella, Joanne Deskus, Zofia Fitzgerald, Corinne Lorenzet, Laurel Stark

 

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

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

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

For Valentines Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
The enrichment will take place live at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Gales Ferry.
Based on Chapter 4 of Pope FrancisAmoris Laetitia: the Joy of Love, the enrichment will feature four talks on Daily Love, Conjugal Love, Passionate Love and Transformation of Love. Each talk will include practical insights from Pope Franciswisdom on marriage and family life. This enrichment is for married couples of all ages and years married. The cost is $30 per couple which covers lunch and workbooks for each couple. Registration and payment are due by Feb. 3. To register, send your names, address, telephone number, email address and check made payable to the Annual Catholic Appeal to Mary-Jo McLaughlin, Catholic Family Services, 199
Broadway, Norwich, CT 06260 or call her at 860-848-2237,
Ext. 312, or email her at [email protected].

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

The Eucharistic Revival- The Eucharist, did you know?

Dont we have doctrines that explain the mysteries of our faith (like Jesusreal presence)? Not really. Doctrines do not really explain these mysteries- nothing can really explain them completely. But doctrines offer theological guidelines for thinking and talking about these unique mysteries of faith.

Doctrinal explanations usually arise in response to
problems. When things start going wrong, the Churchs teachers need to define(Latin, to set the limits) what we can believe and offer the best help to understand it. Our clue that doctrines are supposed to guide what we say about the mysteries of faith is found most clearly in the practical decrees of the Councils that point to what are erroneous explanations and always begin, if anyone says that... , let that one be condemned.” 
 
Used with permission from God’s Real Presence, by Steve Mueller.
Published by Living with Christ. All rights reserved.
 
 

2023 MASS BOOK IS OPEN:  The 2023 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

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 February 11th at noon in the Parish Center. 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.  


WEBMASTER NEEDED - Saint Edward's is looking for a new webmaster.  Duties will include weekly updates of the web site.  If you are interested please contact the Parish Office at 860-684-2705.


Come join the 4th Degree K of C Assembly 2190 at one or both UConn Basketball games.  You do not have to be a Knight or a parishioner to attend.  Profits will go to the Assembly 2190 Military Aid fund.