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

FAITH  FORMATION  CLASSES  FOR  JANUARY  23 & 30 HAVE  BEEN CANCELLED


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
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

WELCOME TO OUR PARISH

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

     In this new year of 2022, we are finally experiencing winter!  Keeping warm and well is our New Year's work.  Checking on our neighbors and friends becomes so important as we continue to fight the cold and the new Covid strain that has overtaken us.  This is a time when it is especially important for all of us to practice kindness and thoughtfulness in spite of wanting to lash out in anger.   
 
Pope Franci's Prayer for Truthful Communication is an excellent take on the Prayer of St. Francis:
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Help us to recognize the evil latent in a communication that does not build communion.  Help us to remove the venom from our judgments. Help us to speak about others as our brothers and sisters.  You are faithful and trustworthy; may our words be seeds of goodness for the world:
where there is shouting, let us practice listening; where there is confusion, let us inspire harmony; where there is ambiguity, let us bring clarity; where there is exclusion, let us offer solidarity; where there is sensationalism, let us use sobriety; where there is superficiality, let us raise real questions; where there is prejudice, let us awaken trust; where there is hostility, let us bring respect; where there is falsehood, let us bring truth. Amen.
 
        Please note that Grades K - 8 Faith Formation the following Sundays because of the high Covid numbers:  JANUARY 23 AND JANUARY 30.
     Please remember also that when the Stafford School System has a snow day, there is no morning Mass.

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

K-8  FAITH FORMATION UPDATE - There will be no classes on Sunday, January 23 and January 30, 2022  because of Covid concerns.


BOY SCOUT NEWS - Our Boys Scouts will be having their Pinewood Derby on January 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Contact Matt Bushior at 860-306-2339, or email him at [email protected] if you are interested in our Boy Scout  programs.


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, February 13th, 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!!


SAFE ENVIRONMENT COORDINATOR NEEDED - The parish is in need of a volunteer to make sure that our teachers and volunteers are all in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment regulations. If you are interested in doing this, please call the office at 860-684-2705 for more information.


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 NEWS AND EVENTS

PLEASE ACCESS THE CURRENT DIOCESAN LEGAL DOCUMENTS UNDER THEIR MENU TAB ABOVE.


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

PLEASE ACCESS THE CURRENT LEGAL DOCUMENTS 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.


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