Spring 2019 Message Here
Covid-19 Parish Response
Dear parishioners of St. Edwin, It is with heavy hearts that we confront the suspension of the public celebration of the Mass, at least through Easter and until further notice. More than any other act, our gathering as the pilgrim people of God to receive the bread of angels enlivens and nourishes our lives. Words fail and gestures fall short  in the face of such sad circumstances. With this in mind and with an eye to the safety and well being of all we offer the following: Regular office hours will be retained Monday through Friday until further notice. All Mass intentions will be honored by a private Mass, either at the parish or Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. A list of current Mass intentions can be found at office. Outdoor Stations of the Cross, located in our Clarence Rogers Meadow with a beautiful newly dedicated path, are open for private use, either individually or with members of one’s own immediate household. The gates of the parish Park will remain open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday for this purpose. We have a table set outside with Stations in both English and Spanish. When there is no possibility of receiving Holy Communion, the saints have recommended making a “spiritual communion.” One might start by reflecting upon the Mass readings of the day, and then continue by reciting with devotion the following prayer composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:  My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. For more information on this practice, navigate here. Any updates will be posted first on our website, then our phone message system, and then on our Facebook page. You are welcome to call the office if you have questions. Although we have priorities much higher than mundane finances, the bills still arrive in our mailbox. We are grateful those who continue tithing at this time. People are dropping off their envelopes at the office. Much effort is being spent these days thoroughly sanitizing the church and parish center. Beyond that, individual parishioners stop by to work in the garden or help with repairs. Weeds are being uprooted from our meadow in preparation for spring wildflowers. In the midst of hardship and trial globally, your fellow-parishioners have been working locally to make St. Edwin a spiritual home for you and your family. Our property is becoming more beautiful, and plans to renovate the church are moving ahead rapidly. 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 of St. Edwin, It is with heavy hearts that we confront the suspension of the public celebration of Mass, at least through Easter and until further notice. More than any other act, our gathering as the pilgrim people of God to receive the bread of angels enlivens and nourishes our lives. Words fail and gestures fall short in the face of such sad circumstances. With this in mind and with an eye to the safety and well being of all we offer the following: Regular office hours will be retained Monday through Friday until further notice. All Mass intentions will be honored by a private Mass, either at the parish or Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey. A list of current Mass intentions can be found at office. Outdoor Stations of the Cross, located in our Clarence Rogers Meadow with a beautiful newly dedicated path, are open for private use, either individually or with members of one’s own immediate household. The gates of the parish Park will remain open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday for this purpose. We have a table set outside with Stations in both English and Spanish. When there is no possibility of receiving Holy Communion, the saints have recommended making a “spiritual communion.” One might start by reflecting upon the Mass readings of the day, and then continue by reciting with devotion the following prayer composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori:  My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. For more information on this practice, navigate here. Any updates will be posted first on our website, then our phone message system, and then Facebook. You are welcome to call the office if you have questions. Although we have priorities much higher than mundane finances, the bills still arrive in our mailbox. We are grateful those who continue tithing at this time. People are dropping off their envelopes at the office. Much effort is being spent these days thoroughly sanitizing the church and parish center. Beyond that, individual parishioners stop by to work in the garden or help with repairs. Weeds are being uprooted from our meadow in preparation for spring wildflowers. In the midst of hardship and trial globally, your fellow-parishioners have been working locally to make St. Edwin a spiritual home for you and your family. Our property is becoming more beautiful, and plans to renovate the church are moving ahead rapidly. Know that you and your families remain with us in the Lord Jesus. Let us pray for one another. In Christ, Fr. Peter