8:00 am Monday through Saturday
5:30 pm Wednesday
5:00 pm Saturday Vigil
8:00 am, 10:30 am and 12 Noon
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
7:30-7:50 am Monday through Saturday
5:00 pm Wednesday
3:30-4:30 pm Saturday or by appointment
6:30-7:30 am Monday through Saturday
3:00-4:00 pm Fridays
8:30 AM- 2:30 PM - First Friday of the Month
MARRIAGE AND BAPTISM:
Call for appointment (615) 833-5520
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
There will not be 8:00 am Masses on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and there will not be a 5:00 Mass on Saturday.
April 2, Holy Thursday - 7:00 pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
April 3, Good Friday - 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross - outside (weather permitting)
April 3, Good Friday - 7:00 pm Service
April 4, Holy Saturday - 8:15 pm Easter Vigil
April 5, Easter Sunday - 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm Masses
PLEASE NOTE: Palm Sunday, the 12:00 Noon Mass is changed to 12:15 pm.
Stations of the Cross - 5:30 pm Fridays during Lent
Dear St. Edward Family,
Grace and peace of our new born King be with each of you and your families. “A Child is born for us, a son is given us; upon Him dominion rests” (Is. 9:5a). How truly blessed we are that our God, out of a profound and infinite love for each one of us, has chosen to be one like us in every way but sin, so that we might be saved.
I want to again take this opportunity to thank each of you for making this Advent season such a prayerful experience. I also want to thank you for your generosity and for all the ways each of you, knowingly and unknowingly, continue to support our St. Edward community. May the good Lord bless you in abundance with His infinite joy and peace this Christmas season and throughout the coming new year!
With gratitude and joy,
The Great Adventure - Catholic Bible Timeline Bible Study
Fr. Dan is about to begin an in depth, 24 week Bible Study Group. The program was produced by Jeff Cavins and is called, The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible. This exciting Catholic Bible Study has been teaching people the narrative story of the Bible for over 20 years with extraordinary results, so they can understand the plan of salvation history. Read more...
Drawing Closer to the Blessed Mother
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus, but is also our mother. Here are five ways to draw closer to your Mother in heaven. As we draw closer to her and her Immaculate Heart, she roots out the impurity in us and places virtue in our hearts. Her mission is to transform all of us into the saints we were created to be.
Five ways to draw closer to your Mother in heaven
The Secrets of the Poor Souls in Purgatory
Today, very little is taught in regular catechism classes about Purgatory, about the suffering that the Poor Souls experience in order to be completely purified to be able to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet Purgatory does exist, and the sufferings that the Poor Souls experience there are very real.
An interview with Maria Simma of Austria
Purgatory and Plenary Indulgences
It is during November the Church meditates on the Communion of Saints, which is the charitable link with the faithful who have already reached heaven (Church Triumphant), the faithful departed who are still expiating their sins in Purgatory (Church Suffering) and of the pilgrim faithful here on earth (Church Militant). "In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin."(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1475).
What is happening during the Mass
Catalina Rivas of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who now dwells in Mérida, Yucatán, México. She is said to receive Messages from Jesus, Mary, and the angels. She has the approval of her Bishop, René Fernández Apaza, who has given his imprimatur to her Messages. The following text is the reproduction of booklet, “The Holy Mass,” in which Our Lord and Our Lady explain to Catalina what is really going on during the Mass in the spiritual realm, and how we should be more concentrated on the great mysteries that are taking place.
Bo. Daniel Gagnon, OMI, of the Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Archdiocese of Mexico, wrote about this book: “I do not find anything against the faith or the customs of the Church. It is not my function to confirm its supernatural character; nevertheless, I recommend it for its spiritual inspiration.”
“Jesus saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen.” Mark 1:14-20
Brothers, Simon and Andrew were fishermen on the deep and sometimes treacherous Sea of Galilee. They tended their nets, repaired their boats, went out on the waters day and night in hope of finding fish to fill their nets. If they were fortunate to make a catch they had to manually haul in their nets, row to shore, dock their boats, sort their catch, bring them to market, and do it all over again. It was a tough life, they were rugged people. Jesus calls them to become fishers of men. Mark tells us they abandoned their nets and followed Jesus. They probably continued fishing to earn a livelihood, but they did follow Jesus to learn from his teaching and carry on his mission. They eventually learned that fishing for men is at least as difficult and dangerous as fish, if not more so. Through Simon, called Peter, and Andrew, Jesus is calling us to fishers of others by imitating him and being a person for others. Are we willing to follow Jesus?