Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM
Saturday 3:00 PM
in Church or by appointment
Blessings with Fr. Juan
Prayer at Home in Times of Crisis and Quarantine - from Fr. Juan
Since we are not celebrating any daily Eucharist and parish activities: I want to invite you to pray in your homes as a family. Please choose a daily time for prayer. I will be celebrating Mass for all of your intentions privately daily.
1. Sign of the Cross - In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
2. Say: "Lord have mercy, Christ have Mercy, Lord have mercy." And then: May Almighty god have mercy on us, forgive our sins, and bring us to eternal life, Amen.
3. Read the Gospel of the day: See the phrases or words that inspire you. Open your mind and heart to what God may be telling you. Each person may share a thought about the Gospel. If you are alone, just reflect on the Gospel.
4. Make a few personal petitions: For example - pray for the sick and people we want to pray for.
At the end of your personal petitions, prayer the prayer of Pope Francis for the Corona Virus pandemic;
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you,
Health of the Sick"who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need and we are sure you will provide so that,
as in Cana of galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
5. Pray: An Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Glory Be.
6. Say: May the Lord bless us, keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life, Amen.
7. Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM M-F
Parish Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM M-F
FROM THE PASTOR
A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF ST. EDWARD PARISH FROM FATHER ANTONY
On Monday, March 16, 2020, Archbishop Listecki issued a Letter to the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The letter states, in part:
Effective Wednesday, March 18, I am suspending the public celebration of Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, through Friday, April 3. This includes weekday and Sunday Masses...
Liturgy for weddings, funerals and baptisms should still be celebrated, but you should work with families to try and limit attendance at these events. The 12 hours of Reconciliation across the archdiocese on April 1, will continue as scheduled...
All non-essential Parish gatherings should be postponed, including fish fries. Schools are discontinuing face-to-face instruction this week and Religious Education programs should also stop for the time being. All of these measures will be re-evaluated on April 1, with additional communication at that time.
In accordance with the Archbishop's letter, St. Edward Parish will have no public celebration of the Mass between Monday, March 16th and Friday, April 3rd.
All non-essential parish gatherings between Monday, March 16th and Friday, April 3rd , will be postponed. This includes the ACTS fish Fries, Stations of the Cross and other parish-related performances and meetings of parish groups.
The parish office will remain open for its usual hours. But we ask that persons who are ill NOT to come to the office. If you are ill, but need to contact the office, please call 636-8040.
We close with the words of Archbishop Listecki:
Lastly, let us hold each other in prayer during this time of concern, asking Mary Help of Christians to intercede on our behalf. Together we can pray this Spiritual Act of Communion;
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Sincerely yours in Christ,