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May the Rest of your Advent be Mystical

12-17-2017Rev. Scott Holmer

A little over a week ago, the Conmigos choir led a beautiful musical meditation on the joyful, luminous, and glorious mysteries of the Rosary. It was truly inspiring. After a brief exhortation on each mystery of the Rosary, the Conmigos choir would sing a song that helped us meditate more deeply on the mysteries presented. There was a particularly haunting quality about the music that they sang. It was joyful but at the same time, it was filled with a sense of longing. These were not the usual happy-go-lucky Christmas songs like Deck the Halls, Dashing through the Snow, or Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer. They were focused on Mary and her patient silent longing for the birth of her Son on Christmas. These were not songs in the spirit of Christmas - they were songs in the spirit of Advent. I am so grateful to the Conmigos choir for drawing us more deeply into the spirit of patient silent longing that the season of Advent requires.


Announcements & Events

Advent Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available Wednesdays in Advent from 7:00-8:00pm, in addition to the regular time on Saturdays from 4:00-5:00pm.

Need a little more time? Make an appointment with Fr. Scott. Call the parish office at 301-249-9199. Don’t let ANYTHING separate you from the love of Christ.

Help Wanted: EMHC and Altar Servers for Christmas

Christmas schedules are separate from our regular masses and we are still looking for EMHC and Altar Servers.

Please contact the office at 301-249-9199 ext. 0 OR to signup.

Attention All Altar Servers

We are currently updating our contact information for all altar servers here at St. Edward’s.


Prayers for Our Sick or Those in Need

We offer a few ways for intercessory prayer. You can write a petition in our blue book in church (by the Marian area). You can have them included on our email prayer alerts. You can have Masses prayed for a request.

Simbang Gabi
Dec 15

St. Edward’s will host 3 nights of this 9 day Advent Novena Mass, Dec 15, 16, and 17. 7:00pm Rosary and 7:30pm Holy Mass.

4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Mass Schedule
Dec 23 - Dec 25

There is an obligation for the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Mass.