From the Pastor
From the Desk of Rev. Fr. Scott Holmer09-24-2017Fr. 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!
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.