Covid-19 Parish Response
Dear parishioners, Welcome back! On Saturday, May 23rd, St. Edwin is pleased to resume regular weekend Masses. Attendants are advised to arrive early. For those who can not attend because our church has been filled to the currently allowed 25% capacity, know that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect. Following the archdiocesan norms, those entering the church or hall must wear masks. Holy Communion will be given upon leaving to avoid excess movement, contact, and thus possibility of infection. Those over sixty are asked to consider their own health condition before deciding to attend. Please allow the ushers to assist people in spacing out. Ministers have some additional instructions. Weekday morning rosary and Mass will resume as well; as always we begin an hour later on federal holidays. Those who do not attend Mass on the weekend are welcome to attend during the week. Be holy! Our office remains open as always. The date for First Holy Communion in English will take place on Wednesday, June 10th, at 7:00pm. Confirmation will occur on Thursday, June 11th, 7:00pm, at St. Edwin. The Archdiocese has given pastors the permission to confirm this year. While the church has been empty, we have been busy! After working intensely with the archdiocesan Liturgical Commission and Chancery, an architect, Bernalillo County, and a contractor, our church interior has been renovated. It is a sight to see. Many parishioners have given of their time and talent to make this a reality and the pastor is deeply grateful to them. Our church will now be open 8:00am through 4:00pm Monday through Friday. You are welcome to stop by, pray, and spend time with our Eucharistic Lord. Those visiting are asked to use the spray bottles by the exits to sanitize their place before leaving. There is an adobe wall going up at St. Edwin. A generous resident of South Valley is underwriting a beautiful wall at the east end of our park patio. It is quite a gift, one which will add character and privacy to our events. Your park is on its way to becoming a place where we can break bread as a local Catholic Christian family and enjoy each other’s company. The new, outdoor Stations of the Cross, our Via Crucis, were completed and blessed just in time for Lent. Some forty-five parishioners convened on a Saturday (before the pandemic, of course) to install the walkway and travertine pavers. Thus visitors were able to pray there throughout the Lenten period when all else was closed. As with the church, our Via Crucis remains open from 8:00am through 4:00pm Monday through Friday. In the midst of hardship and trial globally, your fellow-parishioners have been working locally to make St. Edwin a second, spiritual home for you and your family. Our property is becoming more beautiful by the month. Know that you and your families remain with us in the Lord Jesus. Let us pray for one another. In Christ, Fr. Peter
Covid-19 Response
Dear parishioners, Welcome back! On Saturday, May 23rd, St. Edwin is pleased to resume regular weekend Masses. Attendants are advised to arrive early. For those who can not attend because our church has been filled to the currently allowed 25% capacity, know that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect. Following the archdiocesan norms,  those entering the church or hall must wear masks. Holy Communion will be given upon leaving to avoid excess movement, contact, and thus possibility of infection. Those over sixty are asked to consider their own health condition before deciding to attend. Please allow the ushers to assist people in spacing out. Ministers have some additional instructions. Weekday morning rosary and Mass will resume as well; as always we begin an hour later on federal holidays. Those who do not attend Mass on the weekend are welcome to attend during the week. Be holy! Our office remains open as always. The date for First Holy Communion in English will take place on Wednesday, June 10th, at 7:00pm. Confirmation will occur Thursday, June 11th, 7:00pm, at St. Edwin. The Archdiocese has given pastors the permission to confirm this year. While the church has been empty, we have been busy! After working intensely with the archdiocesan Liturgical Commission and Chancery, an architect, Bernalillo County, and a contractor, our church interior has been renovated. It is a sight to see. Many parishioners have given of their time (and talent) to make this a reality and the pastor is deeply grateful to them. Our church will now be open 8:00am through 4:00pm Monday through Friday. You are welcome to stop by, pray, and spend time with our Eucharistic Lord. Those visiting are asked to use the spray bottles by the exits to sanitize their place before leaving. There is an adobe wall going up at St. Edwin. A generous resident of South Valley has offered to construct a beautiful wall at the east end of our park patio. It is quite a gift, one which will add character and privacy to our events. Your park is on its way to becoming a place where we can break bread as a local Catholic Christian family and enjoy each other’s company. The new, outdoor Stations of the Cross, our Via Crucis, were completed and blessed just in time for Lent. Some forty-five parishioners convened on a Saturday (before the pandemic, of course) to install the walkway and travertine pavers. Thus visitors were able to pray there throughout the Lenten period when all else was closed. As with the church, our Via Crucis remains open from 8:00am through 4:00pm Monday through Friday. In the midst of hardship and trial globally, your fellow-parishioners have been working locally to make St. Edwin a second, spiritual home for you and your family. Our property is becoming more beautiful by the month. Know that you and your families remain with us in the Lord Jesus. Let us pray for one another. In Christ, Fr. Peter