Welcome to Saint Edward Catholic Church

 

  

Saint Edward

We welcome you in Jesus’ name and invite you to share fellowship with us after our Masses. Registration forms for new parishioners are available in the vestibule, the parish office and online here.  During weekend Masses, Hospitality Ministers are available in the vestibule to help answer any questions.

Upcoming Events

Saint Edward Calendar

Mass Times

Weekend Masses:
Vigil Mass Saturdays - 5:30pm English
Sundays - 8:15am, 10:30am English
Spanish Mass - 12:30pm

Weekday Masses:
Mondays (Communion Service) - 12:05pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 12:05pm
Wednesdays - 6:00pm

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday - Sunday
Closed

SACRAMENTAL EMERGENCIES ONLY:

Call the office at 503-393-5323 for sacramental emergencies during business hours. For after hour sacramental emergencies, call 971-915-2924.

Because a priest cannot always be available, you are urged to notify the parish whenever anyone is seriously ill. Every effort will be made to assure that the sacraments are available before the situations become critical.

This Week's Pastor's Column

Am I A Person Of Humility?

Pastor’s Column

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 28, 2016

           In this Sunday’s gospel (Luke 14: 1,7–14), Jesus is at a dinner engagement. He has been invited by some of the leading Pharisees, and it’s the third one of these dinners that we hear about it Luke’s Gospel. One can’t imagine that Jesus enjoyed this very much, since it’s obvious that he was invited in order to be cross-examined and watched while he ate and conversed. It is obvious that Jesus was being judged negatively by these people. But guess what? Jesus is watching them too!

          The Lord observes all our actions and hidden motives of the heart. He is a hidden guest at every dinner or social gathering that we are at; he is present in every conversation; he is aware of everything that we do. The Lord observes our actions and the secret motives of our heart. Here we find a group of ”religious leaders” lacking in humility. They were trying to impress each other, vying for the top seats at the table and posture to improve their social standing. Many of us experience the same thing in our day. While these people thought they knew and understood the Scriptures, like many of us, they needed an education in what really matters most to God.

          Am I actually a person of humility? Think for a moment about who Jesus Christ was: creator of the universe, who became a human being for our sake. Now that’s humility. He wants to give us a place in the heavens as eternal beings as “children of God” with all that that implies, but first, we must begin this eternal journey with our earthly experience of being fragile, vulnerable creatures who live in a mortal world. This is partly to teach us humility before we have the ability to move in with God permanently!

          Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that test our humility. How we react to situations like these help us see how “humble” we are:

  • When I do something nice and get criticized for it.
  • When I give the gift that is not thanked for or appreciated.
  • When I am passed over for a promotion I thought I was qualified for.
  • If I tend to dominate or interrupt in conversations.
  • When my opinion is not valued or is criticized inordinately.
  • When I am extremely inconvenienced.
  • How I treat others when I’m in charge of something or have power.

You, of course, can come up with your own list. God permits us to experience many situations like these, so we can grow in humility. Once we realize we are in a lifelong school of patience and humility and that our Lord is the teacher, it becomes much easier to pass these tests!

                                                  Father Gary

 

 

Our Church Album

  • Chalices
  • Welcome to our Church
  • Sunset at Saint Edward
  • From the Altar
  • Archbishop Sample
  • Our Courtyard
  • The Eucharist
  • Altar at Christmas
  • Mass at Saint Edward
  • From our Balcony
  • Our Bells from Mount Angel
  • Wide Angle from Balcony
  • Church at Advent
  • Wide Angle from Altar
  • Wide Angle at Advent
  • Front of the Church
  • Side Angle of the Church
  • Church and Cross at Sunset
  • Cover Photo of Church
  • Cross at Sunset
  • Christmas Nativity Scene
  • Our New Church
  • Church from River Road
  • Cross at Sunrise
  • The Altar at Saint Edward
  • The Adoration Chapel
  • Our Baptismal Font
   

 

 

Daily Readings

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29

My child, conduct your affairs with humility,

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Memorial of Saint Monica

Reading 1 1 Cor 1:26-31

Consider your own calling, brothers and sisters.

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Friday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Cor 1:17-25

Brothers and sisters:

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