Sunday - 9:00 a.m. AND 5:00 p.m.
Mondays - 8:00 AM
Tuesdays - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays - 8:00 AM
Fridays 7:00 PM
CONFESSIONS: Saturday, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Starting July 1, 2021, our Mass schedule will be changing:
Weekday Masses 8:00am only. No evening Masses
Sundays 9:00am Mass only No 5:00pm Mass
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]
YOUNG ADULT HIKE - The Blessed Sacrament Parish is happy to announce the launch of the 4:12 Society, our new Young Adult Ministry. We are a faith-based community of young adults between the ages of 21 and older interested in engaging with our faith community through service, spirituality, and social events. We invite all young adults to our first event: A Young Adult Hike & Mass on July 17th starting at 10AM (rain date of July 25). We will be hiking through Case Mountain Park in Manchester to experience the beauty of Creation and the celebration of Mass with our pastor, Fr. Rick. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]-comm.org and we will provide more details about the event as it approaches.
STAFFORD PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY will not be meeting until further notice due to the current COVID-19 situation. Please contact Karen at 860-982-5896 if you have any questions or if you need a prayer shawl.
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
MIDDLE SCHOOL GAME NIGHT - On Tuesday, June 29th from 7 - 8 pm Middle School Youth are invited to play fun virtual games on video conferencing with other Catholic Middle School youth from around the Norwich Diocese.The Office of Faith Events will be putting on an hour of virtual ice breakers, screen games, and brain teasers which young people in rising 6thgrade through 8thGrade are welcome to attend. In order to register, please contact Liza Roach at [email protected]or call (860)848-2237 ex. 305
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP MEET UP - On Tuesday, June 29th at 8pm High School young people are invited online to create friendship, join in fun, and enhance your Catholic aith with other Catholic High School Youth from the Diocese of Norwich. In order to register, 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, June 15, 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 June 20, 2021
- Sunday: Jb 38:1, 8-11 / Ps 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 [1b] / 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Mk 4:35-41
- Monday: Gn 12:1-9 / Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20 and 22  / Mt 7:1-5
- Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18 / Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 [1b] / Mt 7:6, 12-14
- Wednesday: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18 / Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Mt 7:15-20
- Thursday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10 / Ps 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 [6b] / 1 Pt 1:8-12 / Lk 1:5-17
- Day: Is 49:1-6 / Ps 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15 [14a] / Acts 13:22-26 / Lk 1:57-66, 80
- Friday: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5  / Mt 8:1-4
- Saturday: Gn 18:1-15 / Lk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50 and 53, 54-55 [cf. 54b] / Mt 8:5-17
- Next Sunday: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 / Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13 [2a] / 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062821.cfm
- Mk 5: 21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43