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Servants of the Word Serenity Day Retreat

Posted on April 2, 2014


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Please join us on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Registration 7:45 a.m. – Knight Hall

Mass – 8:15 a.m. in Church

Light Fare and Program follow immediately in Hall 9:00-12:00

Suggested Donation: $10.00. Pre-registration is recommended: Elizabeth Smith – (949) 837-21 41 I Moihks@aol. com

Serenity Day:   An opportunity for personal reflection and renewal, and the everyday tools to deepen your relationships with God, Family, Friends, and Community

Retreat Director:  Christine Watkins, MTS, MSW

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Wife and Mother, Author, Spiritual Director, lnspirational Speaker, Bereavement Counselor, Healing Director, Radio Ave Maria Weekly Show: ‘What Next, God?”.  Full of Grace: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s lntercession, her newest book, will be available for purchase, as well as other religious items.

Music Ministry: Jerry Klein and Ann Marie Eckl

Next Serenity Day: October, 2014

St. Edward the Confessor

33926 Calle La Primavera – Dana Point

(949) 496-1307

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It’s not too late to begin your Lenten commitment!

Posted on March 19, 2014


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Ash Wednesday was 2 weeks ago but it’s not too late to…

PRAY—GIVE ALMS—FAST

Make Lent more meaningful this year! Lenten Challenge: Six Minutes a Day Reflections Prayer Books available in the church for FREE

Parish On-line Retreat for Every Day During Lent

Delivered to your phone, Facebook page, email, or by simply downloading our parish app or going on-line to: mobile.stedward.com

A  beautiful, deeply reflective but “doable” spiritual exercise to keep us focused during this special time of year.

Lenten Stations of the Cross

MORNINGS:  Monday through Saturday mornings following 8:15 a.m. Mass in St. Edward the Confessor Church.

EVENINGS:   Friday evenings in Lent immediately following 5:30 p.m. Mass.

All soup suppers have been discontinued except on March 28 when the 5:30 p.m. bilingual Mass & Stations of the Cross at San Felipe de Jesus Chapel will be followed by a light supper hosted by San Felipe ministries.

Parish Lenten Event

Pilgrimage of the Heart:  The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics

Two authorities on the subject of mysticism, Fr. Dave Denny and Tessa Bielecki, co-founders of the Desert Foundation, will be at the parish to teach and guide us in this rich tradition of our faith.

April 7-10, Monday-Thursday, in the Church—One Topic, Two Sessions

9:30—11:00 AM and repeated 7:30—9:00 PM

View the Easter Schedule and more Lenten Events

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Pilgrimage of the Heart: The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics

Posted on March 11, 2014


“In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.”  St. John of the Cross, Spanish Mystic

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To learn more about John’s mystical journey of love, join us for…

Pilgrimage of the Heart:  The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics

April 7-10—Monday-Thursday—One Topic, Two Sessions

9:30—11:00 AM and repeated 7:30—9:00 PM at St. Edward the Confessor Church

Two authorities on the subject of mysticism, Fr. Dave Denny and Tessa Bielicki, co-founders of the Desert Foundation, will give a series of four talks about this rich tradition of the Christian faith.  They will answer questions about the definition and origins of mysticism and will introduce us to many great mystics including the Desert Fathers and Mothers, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Anthony of Padua, Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Francis of Assisi, Ignatius Loyola and many other lesser known mystics.  They will also speak about the role of mysticism today.

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After the ashes, then what?

Posted on March 2, 2014


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View the Ash Wednesday Schedule

PRAY—GIVE ALMS—FAST

Make Lent more meaningful this year! Lenten Challenge: Six Minutes a Day Reflections Prayer Books available in the church for FREE

Parish On-line Retreat for Every Day During Lent

Delivered to your phone, Facebook page, email, or by simply downloading our parish app or going on-line to: mobile.stedward.com

A  beautiful, deeply reflective but “doable” spiritual exercise to keep us focused during this special time of year.

Lenten Stations of the Cross

MORNINGS:  Monday through Saturday mornings following 8:15 a.m. Mass in St. Edward the Confessor Church.

EVENINGS:   Friday evenings in Lent immediately following 5:30 p.m. Mass.

All soup suppers have been discontinued except on March 28 when the 5:30 p.m. bilingual Mass & Stations of the Cross at San Felipe de Jesus Chapel will be followed by a light supper hosted by San Felipe ministries.

Parish Lenten Event

Pilgrimage of the Heart:  The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics

Two authorities on the subject of mysticism, Fr. Dave Denny and Tessa Bielecki, co-founders of the Desert Foundation, will be at the parish to teach and guide us in this rich tradition of our faith.

April 7-10, Monday-Thursday, in the Church—One Topic, Two Sessions

9:30—11:00 AM and repeated 7:30—9:00 PM

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Serenity Day Retreat | March 4, 2014

Posted on February 24, 2014



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Faith Formation at St. Edward the Confessor

Posted on February 9, 2014


Where are you on the journey of faith?

Whether you have always been a faithful Catholic or have recently returned to your faith, whether you went to Catholic school or went to “CCD” classes as a child, there is still so much to learn about Catholicism! The spiritual journey is an on-going and life-long chance to grow in the knowledge and love of God and to sustain our faith for a lifetime.

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ADULT BIBLE STUDY | You are invited to come to our Servants of the Word Bible Study. There are 2 opportunities:  Tuesday mornings, 9:00 AM  in Knight Hall or Wednesday evenings,  7:00 PM  in the parish school.

SERENITY DAY | A half-day quiet retreat designed to deepen our relationship with God through directed conferences, reflection time, and prayer.  COMING UP: MARCH 4, 2014.

SPIRITUAL SNACKS | Do you need some spiritual nourishment  but just don’t have time for a gourmet meal?   Taste our SPIRITUAL SNACKS, short, inspiring thoughts for every day written by friends and parishioners.

Download daily to your phone at mobile.stedward.com

Read them online at seekingfaith.stedward.com

Like/share them on Facebook (stedwardchurch)

Follow us on Instagram at stedwardchurch and stedwardyouth

 FYI | You can get an adult update on important Catholic topics by listening to the digital recordings of our RCIA classes on Seeking Faith.

Detailed Information about our adult, youth and children’s programs are all at your fingertips on our website and mobile app…. or just call us: 949-496-6011

 

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Serenity Day | Mark your calendar!

Posted on January 26, 2014


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Mark Your Calendars now for the next  Serenity Day on March 4th, 2014. The day starts with 8:15 Mass, light refreshments, speaker, and meditation. Plan to join us!

Learn more on our Ministries page, CLICK HERE.

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Parish Ministries | Join, Call, Support!

Posted on January 24, 2014


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Our Lady’s Blue Army

Join us after the 8:15 a.m. Mass on First Saturdays (next is February 1st) and every Tuesday from 6 -7:00 p.m. to honor our blessed Mother’s requests for personal conversion, the daily Rosary for world peace, prayers and sacrifices for sinners.

H.E.L.P. - a support group for those with chronic illness and/or caregivers.

Monday, February 3rd @ 4 to 5:30 p.m. Please join us in the church meeting room to pray together and discuss practical treatment and issues. If you need information regarding referrals or home or hospital visits, please call Maggie Prendiville, RN, MS at 496-7312.

Moms In Prayer

Tuesdays  @ 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  You are invited to join Moms in Prayer on Tuesday mornings from 8:00—9:00 a.m. in the Parish Meeting Room of the school.  For more information call Diane Meaglia (949) 291-3328.

Greeter’s Ministry

Help greet people arriving for Mass at the front entrance to our church. It’s fun, it’s an expression of your love,  it’s rewarding, it’s unity, it’s belonging, it’s familiarity, and it requires very little of your time. You can choose any Mass convenient for you. Please contact Larry Parker:  800-799-1119 or larryparker2020@gmail.com.

Tijuana Ministry

Every Thursday after the 8:15 a.m. Mass volunteers make approximately 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which are taken to Tijuana on Friday and distributed to jail inmates, the homeless and needy. If you can make a monetary donation or donate the peanut butter and jelly, please contact Suzanne Luke at (949) 496-7209 and suzannesjc@cox.net or drop it off at the Parish Office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Fridays  @ 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  The Prayer Shawl Ministry comes together every Friday to knit, chat, and pray for the sick, the homebound and those in need of comfort who receive its prayer shawls and lap blankets.  New members, even those interested in learning how to knit, are invited to join this ministry on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Church Meeting Room.

Stephen Ministry - “Christ Caring for People through People.”

CONFIDENTIAL!

That’s what Stephen Ministry is.  Everything a person tells his or her Stephen Minister is kept in strict confidence.  People are often afraid that if they tell someone what is troubling them, word will get around and others will look down on them.  But a Stephen Minister keeps everything a care receiver shares confidential, and through the sharing God works miracles of healing and peace.  To learn more about the Stephen Ministry, call (949) 496-1307 x 2503 or email us at stephenministry@stedward.com.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction can help you grow closer to God while experiencing the joys and sorrows that life presents.  By sharing your spiritual journey in a confidential one-on-one experience with a spiritual director you grow more attune to the divine call.  Jane O’Connor, a licensed Spiritual Director, offers free one-hour monthly sessions.  If you would like more information, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Jane at (949) 499-1468.

Learn about all our Ministries, CLICK HERE

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Advent Angel Afternoon

Posted on January 10, 2014


Our December Advent Angel afternoon was a wonderful time of crafts, treats & songs. We concluded the event with a rousing game of Reindeer Relay races. A wonderful afternoon indeed! Be sure to watch for announcements so you can join us next time.

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Enliven Your Advent

Posted on November 28, 2013


“The four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for the Second Coming of the Lord in glory with remembering His first coming in history.  In this way Advent is a preparation for Christmas.  But the primary emphasis is on looking forward to the Lord’s final coming at the end of time.  This focus is geared to awaken the believer to a recognition of the Lord’s daily advents into life now in what are often referred to as grace-filled moments.

This focus of Advent is made clear in the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and The Calendar issued in 1975 by the Sacred Congregation of Rites:  “Advent has a twofold character:  as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time.  Advent is thus a period for devout and joyful expectation.” (# 39)  Following the Star by Reverend Mark Boyer

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We invite you to deepen your relationship with Christ by participating in one or more of the following.

† An Advent Wreath can enrich your Advent prayer time. All that is required is a wreath of greenery adorned by four candles; three violet and one rose. The circular shape of the wreath is a symbol of eternity, and the greenery symbolizes hope and renewal. The candle colors symbolize penance and joy, respectively. Each week, the light becomes brighter and stronger as we wait with anxious anticipation of the coming of the Savior.

† Put a Nativity scene front and center in your home. Set out your Nativity scene at the beginning of Advent with the manger empty until Christmas Eve when Baby Jesus arrives. This sets up a mood of anticipation; everything is in place — but He has not yet come. Families can “prepare the manger” each evening by allowing the children to place a single piece of straw for each good deed done during the day. By the time Christmas Eve comes, Jesus will have a soft bed to lie in.

† Receive the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. On Monday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Family Penance Service at St. Edward.

† Read and pray with the Little Blue Book.  Read a Scripture passage each day and let God speak to you through the words, guiding you to reflections.  These books will be in Church on the 1st Sunday of Advent.

† Visit the Blessed Sacrament in Church. Come to Eucharistic Adoration at St. Edward on December 2 & 16.

† Follow our Spiritual Snacks and Spiritual Morsels.  Download our Parish WebApp: mobile.stedward.com. Get them delivered to your phone, tablet, computer, or go to our Parish Facebook page, or view the Parish Instagram, or go to the Faith Formation Seeking Faith website:  http://seekingfaith.stedward.com.

† Make and pray with a Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus’ birth. Adorn your Jesse Tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness of God.

† Attend Mass on Monday, December 9th to celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Masses are 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

† Participate in the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)  Mass will be held at St. Edward at 8:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

† Read, study and pray the Bible. Attend Fr. Dave Gruver’s Bible Study on the Letter of James on Thursdays December  5, 12, & 19 at 7:00 p.m.

† Pray the Rosary.

VIEW CHRISTMAS EVENTS AND THE SCHEDULE HERE

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Parish Retreat | Advent Healing and Holiness through the Eucharist

Posted on November 6, 2013


Please join us on Saturday, November 23rd  from  9 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point, California

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Theme: Advent Healing and Holiness through the Eucharist

Healing:  The Mass is Healing: The Christmas Miracle of St. Therese of Lisieux

Holiness:  The Eucharist Sanctifies: St. Francis of Assisi’s Nativity

Testimony:  Family Healing through Eucharist:  Forgiveness & Gratitude

“Advent Healing and Holiness through the Eucharist”  is based on Pope John Paul II’s encyclical “Ecclesia de Eucharistia” and will be led by Kathleen Beckman.  The retreat will be held in the church following the 8:15 .m. Mass.

Retreat Leader Kathleen Beckman, LHS, is the author of “Rekindle Eucharistic Amazement”, “Behold the Lamb of God” and “The Holy Rosary for Purity”.  She also hosts the weekly Radio Maria program, “Living Eucharist”, and is regularly seen and heard on EWTN Radio and TV.  Kathleen serves on the Diocesan Healing and Deliverance Team,  in leadership of Magnificat for 22 years and has spoken at US and European Seminaries and given conferences for Religious, Priests, and Laity.  For more informationvisit www.kathleenbeckman.com

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