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UPCOMING EVENTS:
St. Edwin Beeswax Lip Balm  makes for a great gift and is available in the office anytime. Our honey is harvested in the fall and is snatched up as soon as we get it in the jar.
See our two new ewes  on the ¨ANIMALS” page. See our newly cut alfalfa at the bottom of the ¨FIELDS¨ page.
A friendly rural parish where lambs and kid goats are the lawnmowers.
NOVEMBER
Fri, Nov. 1, All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)
Mass, 8:00am (English)
Adoration & Benediction, 8:45 to 12:00pm
Fall 2019 Dear Parishioners of St. Edwin, It is October and we are already winterizing our water pipes with the cool weather. Our parish festivals continue to improve and our October 12 celebration was no exception. The Confirmation students outdid themselves again, managing our tented food service area and watching the two newly added bounce house-jumpers. A new permanent bbq was added to our bbq patio. We enjoyed the first use of our twenty-four banquet tables provided through a grant from the Catholic Foundation. With much labor we hoisted up shade cloth over 40’ x 60’ of our outdoor patio; people stayed around because of it. A family set up a beautiful photo booth for individuals, couples, and families to take pictures. It will probably become a regular part of St. Edwin’s festivals.  Again we obtained a county permit, served USDA lamb, and were entertained by our folklore dance troupe. The children from our religious education program danced too. A rough estimate reports we served just short of 300 meals. On another front we have been refining our religious education program. The emphasis is threefold: Sunday Mass, weekly class, and service at our two festivals. The parents and children have been responding well. We have also added a “parochial enrichment” component which includes activities like singing, folk-dancing, cooking, or exploring the St. Edwin Park & Ranch. Shifts in our religious education program and personnel have allowed us to begin a children’s choir and parish Marian group akin to the Legion of Mary. We are excited for this new growth and attention to our Blessed Mother. We are talking about various improvements in the church building itself and hope to begin them shortly. On another front, parishioners have finished welding sturdy frames for a Via Crucis to be placed in the meadow outside the church. We are about ready to start constructing the path, one which will be easily completed before Lent of 2020. We look forward to walking the Stations of the Cross there. This year was a rough one for the bees and we hardly got any honey. Many reasons have been suggested: competing hives, lack of flowers, weed killer poisons, and worldwide bee malaise. This stands in contrast to our wonderful beekeeping team whose dedication makes us proud. We are in a position, however, to plant an abundant supply of wildflowers next year and hope for a better harvest. This summer we took a first cut from our newly seeded alfalfa field and received sixty-seven bales. A second and final cut before the winter was just made and should give us another 20 or so. Lola, one of our Navajo Churro sheep gave birth in September. We call the ewe-lamb Lolita. You can see them and the two newly acquired adult ewes under our link, “Animals< Lambs and more Lambs.”  A towering, aggressive, odorous male goat (Sp. macho cabra, a goat-buck), himself a living definition of the word machismo, visited our comparatively gentle goat-does in October, so we might have some kids in February. Fr. Peter
Mass, 7:00pm (Bilingual)
NOVEMBER
Fri, Nov. 1, All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)
Mass, 8:00am (English) and 7:00pm (Bilingual)
Adoration & Benediction, 8:45 to 12:00pm
FOLKLORE DANCING!
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Volunteer Abuse  Awareness Link
A friendly rural parish where lambs and kid goats are the lawnmowers.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
St. Edwin Beeswax Balm is a great gift and is available in the office anytime. Our honey is harvested in the fall and is snatched up as soon as we get it in the jar.