St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

We invite you to consider becoming involved in the life and mission of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. The prayer for all who visit us here is that God will continue to bless and strengthen you with His abiding love and peace. Journeying as a Catholic community, we embrace the mission of Jesus Christ, striving to live and spread Jesus' message of love, sharing our gifts through discipleship, liturgical celebration, spirtual formation and outreach.

  • Knights of Columbus Father-Daughter Dance April 25

    Join us for the Luau on Friday April 25 from 6:30-8:30 in the Community Center.  $15 per family includes a 5x7 picture, snacks, music, glow necklaces, door prizes, and a souvenir cup.  Feel free to dress luau style for the dance.  RSVP with a $15 check to the Knights of Columbus #6546 with Father and Daughter's name.  The Deadline to register is April 23.

  • Online Bulletin Subscription Available

    The company we use to print the weekly bulletins has changed.  The new company, Liturgical Publications Inc offers a service that may be of use to many parishioners.  You can view the bulletins online by following this link and clicking on the week you wish to view/download.  You can also subscribe to our bulletin. With this service, each time a new bulletin is posted, you will be sent a direct link to view/download.  Contact Lucas or Carolyn if you have any questions.

  • Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter Mass Schedule

    Click READ MORE for all of the Weekday, Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Liturgy times.

     

  • Bishop Sullivan Symposium

    You are invited to attend the VCU Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Symposium on April 8th. This year the topic is “Poverty.” We will explore global poverty, the politics of poverty, and poverty in Richmond. Free and open to the public, no registration required. See the link for complete information on topics and speakers. This should be good!

  • Lenten Lunch and Learn

    LENTEN LUNCH AND LEARN: Join us for a Sunday afternoon speaker preceded by lunch to grow in faith, inspiration, and knowledge this Lent. Session starts at 1pm in the chapel. For those attending lunch, meet at 12:30pm in the community center. RSVP for lunch or free babysitting to Anita at 864-4712.  Click here for a schedule and description of the featured speakers.

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Announcements

Knights of Columbus Father-Daughter Dance April 25

Join us for the Luau on Friday April 25 from 6:30-8:30 in the Community Center.  $15 per family includes a 5x7 picture, snacks, music, glow necklaces, door prizes, and a souvenir cup.  Feel free to dress luau style for the dance.  RSVP with a $15 check to the Knights of Columbus #6546 with Father and Daughter's name.  The Deadline to register is April 23.

Online Bulletin Subscription Available

The company we use to print the weekly bulletins has changed.  The new company, Liturgical Publications Inc offers a service that may be of use to many parishioners.  You can view the bulletins online by following this link and clicking on the week you wish to view/download.  You can also subscribe to our bulletin. With this service, each time a new bulletin is posted, you will be sent a direct link to view/download.  Contact Lucas or Carolyn if you have any questions.

Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter Mass Schedule

Click READ MORE for all of the Weekday, Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Liturgy times.

 

Bishop Sullivan Symposium

You are invited to attend the VCU Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Symposium on April 8th. This year the topic is “Poverty.” We will explore global poverty, the politics of poverty, and poverty in Richmond. Free and open to the public, no registration required. See the link for complete information on topics and speakers. This should be good!

Lenten Lunch and Learn

LENTEN LUNCH AND LEARN: Join us for a Sunday afternoon speaker preceded by lunch to grow in faith, inspiration, and knowledge this Lent. Session starts at 1pm in the chapel. For those attending lunch, meet at 12:30pm in the community center. RSVP for lunch or free babysitting to Anita at 864-4712.  Click here for a schedule and description of the featured speakers.

NET Team does great things thanks to you!

Thanks to the generosity of the St Edward parishioners, NET (National Evangelization Team) Team 7 has been doing great things all over the country.  You can follow their blog here to keep up with the goings on and whereabouts.

All In Ministry Meeting Mar 27, 7pm

Fr. Don has asked all parishioners involved in any ministry, activity, or organization of the parish to attend a special All-In Ministry Meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 7pm in the Church.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the plans for the upcoming Diocesan Capital    Campaign (Living Our Mission) .  Our bishop has selected St. Edward as a pilot parish for this Capital Campaign.  Come check out our parish   project ideas to be funded.  Please pass this along to all members of your family involved in ministry.  Thank you for all the ways that you enthusiastically serve the Church as disciples of Jesus Christ.  If you are not currently involved in ministry but are interested, please join us.

Richmond Diocese Communications Survey

In September, speaking before the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, pondered the critical role communications has in spreading the faith of the Church. “In every situation,” he said, “beyond technological considerations, I believe that the goal is to understand how to enter into dialogue with the men and women of today, in order to appreciate their desires, their doubts, and their hopes.” This survey is a first step in securing feedback so we may know where our efforts succeed, and where they fall short. Please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire, and offer any constructive input as to how I, your Bishop, as well as our Diocesan Communications Office and Pastoral Center staff can better inform, listen and respond to your needs.

New Anointing Schedule

Please see the new anointing schedule as well as a memo regarding the anointing ministry.

Help feed the hungry

Our food pantry is in desperate need of food donations. Please bring non-perishable food items to mass or by the Parish Center. Our social justice ministry oversees the distribution to various individuals and families in our parish and the surrounding community. We are also in need of meatloaves and brownies which are sent to the Salvation Army Shelter downtown. Please bring both items frozen to the Parish Center.

New! Children's Roasry Group

On the first Saturday of every month, all parishioners are invited to pray the rosary, especially children ages 4-14, who will be invited to lead the prayer.  We will gather in Classrooms C/D at 4pm.  No experience or materials needed—we will provide everything!  (And don’t be nervous—children who don’t want to read out loud won’t be forced to!)     For more info, contact Shelly Costello via email.  Hope to see you there!

3rd Sunday of Lent

"I am he, the one speaking with you." Jesus reveals his true identity to an anonymous woman, and a Samaritan at that. She speaks about the Messiah only to discover that she is speaking with the Messiah! How does this woman, this non-disciple and non-Jew, this perfect stranger earn the right to such a direct revelation? Why does Jesus choose her? For the same reason he chooses us. Out of love. The "woman at the well" did not earn her place at the side of Christ.

Homilies Online

Check out the Parish's SoundCloud page for past homilies.  There are also links to text version of some of them in the Liturgy Section.

Coming Up This Week

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7:30 am Men's Cursillo Group
9:00 am Morning Prayer
9:30 am Foh Lunch Making
12:00 am Blessing Of Food
1:00 pm K Of C Easter Egg Hunt
7:00 pm Music Rehearsal
8:00 pm Great Easter Vigil Liturgy
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6:15 am Music Rehearsal
7:00 am Eucharistic Liturgy
8:15 am Music Rehearsal
9:00 am Eucharistic Liturgy
10:00 am Music Rehearsal
10:00 am Adult Study
11:00 am Eucharistic Liturgy
12:30 am RCIA
3:30 pm Spirit Song
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7:00 am Easter
3:00 pm Soccer/track
6:00 pm Ms/hs Guys Group
6:30 pm K Of C Social Dinner
7:00 pm Women's Cursillo
7:00 pm Haiti Meeting
7:30 pm Boy Scouts Troop #1893
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7:00 am Easter
8:30 am School Liturgy
10:00 am Bible Chicks
3:00 pm Soccer/track
5:30 pm Spirit Song
7:00 pm Rosary Prayer Group 1
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7:00 am Easter
2:00 pm Girl Scouts Troop #195
3:00 pm Soccer/track
6:30 pm High School Youth Group
7:00 pm Outreach In Love Closing Prayer Service
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7:00 am Easter
3:00 pm Soccer/track
6:30 pm Scouts Pack Meeting #893
7:00 pm Scouts Pack Meeting #893
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7:00 am Easter
7:00 am Men Of Saint Joseph
8:00 am Foh Cooking Lasagna
9:30 am Friday Adoration
10:00 am Moms Prayer Group
2:00 pm Father/daughter Dance
3:00 pm Soccer/track
6:00 pm Father/daughter Dance