From the Pastor

May the Rest of your Advent be Mystical

12-17-2017Rev. Scott Holmer

A little over a week ago, the Conmigos choir led a beautiful musical meditation on the joyful, luminous, and glorious mysteries of the Rosary. It was truly inspiring. After a brief exhortation on each mystery of the Rosary, the Conmigos choir would sing a song that helped us meditate more deeply on the mysteries presented. There was a particularly haunting quality about the music that they sang. It was joyful but at the same time, it was filled with a sense of longing. These were not the usual happy-go-lucky Christmas songs like Deck the Halls, Dashing through the Snow, or Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer. They were focused on Mary and her patient silent longing for the birth of her Son on Christmas. These were not songs in the spirit of Christmas - they were songs in the spirit of Advent. I am so grateful to the Conmigos choir for drawing us more deeply into the spirit of patient silent longing that the season of Advent requires.



Advent Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available Wednesdays in Advent from 7:00-8:00pm, in addition to the regular time on Saturdays from 4:00-5:00pm.

Need a little more time? Make an appointment with Fr. Scott. Call the parish office at 301-249-9199. Don’t let ANYTHING separate you from the love of Christ.

Help Wanted: EMHC and Altar Servers for Christmas

Christmas schedules are separate from our regular masses and we are still looking for EMHC and Altar Servers.

Please contact the office at 301-249-9199 ext. 0 OR to signup.

Attention All Altar Servers

We are currently updating our contact information for all altar servers here at St. Edward’s.


Prayers for Our Sick or Those in Need

We offer a few ways for intercessory prayer. You can write a petition in our blue book in church (by the Marian area). You can have them included on our email prayer alerts. You can have Masses prayed for a request.