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From the Desk of Rev. Fr. Scott Holmer

09-24-2017Fr. Scott Holmer

I cannot believe it but we are getting close to our biggest event of the year at St. Edwards on October 1st - Fun Day! I hope to see many of you there. I also spoke with Fr. Barry recently and he tells me he will also be there for Fun Day. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with him as well.

You might also have noticed that we have put up our beautiful Our Lady of Fatima Statue behind the Church. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that happened on October 13, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal. This miracle was performed by our Lady to show the truth to the people that three children, Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, were indeed seeing our Blessed Mother. She requested that they offer up their sufferings for the salvation of souls, to pray the Rosary every day, and to increase devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. On October 13, 1917, according to many witnesses, after a period of rain, the dark clouds broke and the sun appeared as an opaque, spinning disc in the sky. It was said to be significantly duller than normal and to cast multicolored lights across the landscape, the people, and the surrounding clouds. The sun was then reported to have careened towards the earth before zig-zagging back to its normal position.

The Rosary is a simple yet highly effective prayer. It transforms our world around us with its peace. If we pray it with same childlike devotion as the visionary children at Fatima, perhaps we will have our own miracles here at St. Edwards. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

God Bless,
Fr. Scott


Announcements & Events

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Adults seeking information regarding joining the Catholic Church and Catholics seeking to learn more about their faith are invited to attend R.C.I.A. classes which will begin in the fall. If interested, please call Fr. Holmer at 301-249-9199.

Help Wanted: RE Pre-K Teacher

A pre-kindergarten teacher is needed on Tuesday afternoons at 4:15pm. Please contact Maureen Curtis at 301-249-9599 or if you are able to volunteer.

Religious Education Registration

Religious Education classes started on Tue, Sep 12, Wed, Sep 13, and Sun, Sep 17. Please register if you have not done so yet. Information is in the CCD hall or you may click here to register.

Call to Music Ministry

The choirs are starting rehearsals!


Donut Day Needs Volunteers!

We are in need of volunteers to help with refreshing the donuts, coffee, juice, etc., for 9:30am mass and set up and clean up for 11:30am mass. If you are able to help, please contact Kelly Foster at or 240-765-9085.

St. Therese Study Group

St. Thérèse Study Group, He is My Heaven: A Study of the Life and Writings of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.


Used Books Needed for Fun Day!

We have a new addition to Fun Day - A Book Store!


Fun Day!!!
Oct 1

Calling all parishioners! This upcoming event is the largest social event of our parish.


Bowie Food Pantry Collection
Oct 1

On the first Sunday of the month and we ask that you bring donations of up-to-date, non-perishable food items for the Bowie Food Pantry and dropthem in the bins located at each of the Church entrances. Thanks for your support!

Rosary Club for Girls Ages 10-16
Oct 5 3:30pm - 5:00pm

We will meet monthly in the Saint John Paul II classroom located in the upstairs of the office at Ascension Church in Bowie, MD.