Christ the King

11-26-2017Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

As we come to the end of ordinary time, this Sunday we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. One of the acts of the King will be to separate the wicked from the righteous. At the end of the world, Jesus will judge us.

For those who do not know Jesus, the prospect of judgment is frightening. Many go through life trying to avoid thinking about death and judgment. They go through life ignoring God and then cross their fingers and hope for the best in the afterlife. This leads to having a miserable life and a miserable afterlife.

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Give Thanks for the Graces that God has Given Us

11-19-2017Pastor's MessageRev. Scott Holmer

This Thursday our whole nation looks back on the year and gives thanks for the graces that God has given us. I am very thankful for your patience and understanding as I learn the ropes here at St. Edward’s. I am also thankful for our wonderful staff here. They have been so helpful in getting me acclimated to being a new administrator. I am also thankful for all the visiting clergy, the parish council and finance council members, the volunteers and ministers who help form our community here at St. Edward’s. I am particularly thankful to Cardinal Wuerl for sending me to this wonderful place.

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An Earth Where God Reigns

11-12-2017Pastor's MessageFr. Scott Holmer

As we draw near to the close of Ordinary Time and the days get shorter, the readings begin to speak of what will happen at the end of the world. This often is the part of the creed that gets overlooked. We proclaim that we look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. What does this mean?

Jesus Christ became human in order to save our nature not destroy it. While the souls of the saints who have left this world now dwell with God in heaven, their story is not yet over. They still intercede for us here on earth and await with joy the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

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Vocation Awareness Week

11-05-2017Pastor's MessageFr. Scott Holmer

This upcoming week is vocations awareness week. As Catholics, we are called to inform, inspire and invite young men and women to consider a call to the priesthood or the religious life.

In the past, if a son or daughter became a priest or sister, the family would be honored and very happy. Sadly, today the biggest deterrent to a man or woman becoming a priest or religious sister is their parents' and friends' disapproval.

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