St. Edward the Confessor Church is pleased to announce the beginning of its 75th Anniversary Year! On the 75th Anniversary of our establishment on June 11th, 1942, His Emminence Thomas Cardinal Collins celebrated a wonderful Anniversary Mass at the Church to kick off the 75th Anniversary Year, a full year of celebrations to do with the 75th Anniversary of our parish. Check out some of the details below:
This mass was a fabulous success, celebrated by His Emminence Thomas Cardinal Collins along with nine visiting priests with deep connections to our parish. After the mass a reception in the hall highlighted some of the fabulous work of our various parish groups as they worked together to feed over 400 people and it also featured a presentation on the history of our parish. A digital version of that presentation is available below:
Many thanks to Alvin who photographed the event. A gallery of images can be viewed here.
On July 30 we said goodbye to our seminarian John Sutka with a fabulous celebration in the Parish hall. The ladies of the CWL worked together with the Social Committee to make the event a fabulous success, with an amazing baseball-themed reception after the 11:00 Mass. Parishioners started at first base where the young at heart got ice cream with a plethora of sprinkles and toppings. At second base the Knights of Columbus served Hot Dogs and Hamburgers to our hungry athletes and at third base traditional kettle corn was provided. Finally at home plate parishioners said goodbye to John Sutka in person and signed his going-away "card" (an actual basebal card).
A gallery of images is available here.
The St. Edward's annual picnic was a fabulous success yet again! Held on a bright, sunny day in St. Antoine Daniel's beautiful schoolyard it was an event filled with wonderful laughs, fun activities and delicious food. Activities included musical chairs, bocce, face painting, bouncy castles, an hora loca dance party and so much more! For all those who may have flown away for the summer or just didn't have the opportunity to attend the picnic, the wonderful photographer Alvin Sun took some excellent pictures of the event, which can be viewed here.
One weekend in September the parish is planning to work with local groups and reach out to the community for a fun-filled outdoor event to be hosted on the parish grounds, as well as the surrounding area. All are welcome to attend and any local parishioners are encouraged to invite their neighbours to come as well.
In October the parish will be hosting a Talent Night, where we will feature live music from a number of professional singers as well as many energetic parishioners eager to make their debuts.
Dates for many of these events are still tentative. Keep an eye on the parish bulletin as well as the website for more information.Keep checking this page for more details about the 75th Anniversary Year as well as pictures of the events!