"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability" (Acts 2:1-4).
"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285).
The sacrament of Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace. The special outpouring of the Holy Spirit roots the candidate more deeply in divine filiation, incorporating them more firmly into the life of Christ and His Church. Confirmandis are associated more closely with the Church's mission, that is, to spread the Good News of the resurrection of Christ. Confirmation candidates bear witness to the Christian faith in words and by deeds.
St. Edward's Church hosts Confirmation ceremonies for all of our local Catholic and Public/Private schools each year. There is a mandatory session all parents must attend prior to the registration process. This session will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm in the church. Registration forms will be made available at the session.
For the year 2018, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00pm.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to our Sacramental Coordinator, Kimberly Go, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father David once again will be offering his course on the Mass, on Monday evenings, for the benefit of those who work during the day or missed it the first time (or who want to come again!). The series, which began on Monday, March 4th, continues until April 8th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome!
"Who do you say I am?" (Mark 8: 29)
Discover who Jesus is through the eyes of Mark. Father David will be offering a six-part series in Lent on the Gospel of Mark. The series, which began on Monday March 4th , will continue on Monday mornings until
April 8th, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the parish hall. (Coffee will be served from 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.)
Saturday Vigil | 4:30 pm
Sunday | 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am
Monday to Friday | 8:30 am
Saturday | 9:00 a.m
FRIDAYS IN LENT
8:30 a.m. Morning Mass
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Evening Mass
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE 2019
HOLY THURSDAY April 18th
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord's Supper
(No 8:30 AM Mass)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight
GOOD FRIDAY April 19th
12 NOON, 3:00 PM | Celebration of the Lord's Passion
7:00 PM | Stations of the Cross
HOLY SATURDAY April 20th
7:30 PM | Easter Vigil Mass
(No 4:30 PM Mass)
EASTER SUNDAY April 21st
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM | Sunday Mass