Honoring Our Blessed Mother Mary

10-08-2017Pastor's MessageFr. Scott Holmer

Next weekend, we have two events honoring our Blessed Mother Mary. There will be a recitation of the Rosary on Sat, Oct 14 at 12:00pm at the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. Then, on Sun, Oct 15 immediately following the 12:30pm Mass, we will be having a procession to the Our Lady of Fatima Statue behind the Church for a blessing ceremony.

We could not have asked for better weather for our Fun Day last weekend. It really hit me on Fun Day just what a special place St. Edward's really is. Thank you to our Fun Day Committee and to all the volunteers for making it such a wonderful day!

On a personal note, I told our parish council in our last meeting that I am falling in love with St. Edward’s. My hope in the future is to highlight more of our wonderful community via our website so that others might see and participate in the joy we have found together. It is a joy that our world desperately needs in our troubling times.

The joy that we have here at St. Edward’s will begin to spread. The Gospel today speaks of the importance of bearing fruit in our faith. If you know of someone who has not been confirmed or if you know of someone who has never been baptized, please tell them to give me a call, see me after Mass, or send me an e-mail. It is never too late to begin the journey to become Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation that we have here at St. Edward’s. We are all called to produce fruit in the Kingdom of God by helping others connect their lives to Jesus Christ through the Eucharist - the true source and summit of all our joys.

God Bless,

Fr. Scott