Community Outreach

Community Outreach

 Saint Edward provides many services to our community. Here are just a few:

Alzheimer Series

The Alzheimer's Ministry creates an awareness of the mystery of all phases of dementia. Through Compassion and respect we create a kind approach to all who are part of our parish.

Contact Mary Rezac at (503) 390-8303


Boy Scouts of America

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.  Call the office and ask for Rachel Hansberry or Christina Kosiewicz

See our Saint Edward Cub Scout and Boy Scout Page here.


Keizer Community Dinner

Need a Friend, Meet a Friend.  Come to the Free Community Dinner held the fourth Wednesday of every month, except November.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the meal.   Hosting Community Partners are:   Keizer Christian Church;  Lakepoint Community Church; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Keizer; Keizer Chamber MAK (Men of Action in Keizer) & KNOW, (Keizer Network of Women) and St. Edward Catholic Church.  Held at St. Edward Catholic Church Parish Hall the fourth Wednesday of every month (except November).  The dinner is partnering with Marion Polk Food Share & Salem Leadership Foundation.

 For questions, please contact the Church office at (503) 393-5323.


Turkey Dinner with all the fixings on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Meals

Miracles do happen. An army of volunteers prepares hundreds of meals for Thanksgiving.   Drivers are needed for meal deliveries on Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed for packing meals and serving food.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Mike and Debi Welter, 503-798-3766


Fall Coat Closet

Families can stop by and enjoy some soup and bread and browse through the Coat Closet to choose a warm coat or sweater donated by parishioners. It takes many hands to sort all the clothes by size and gender. Generally held in early November. Check our website or bulletin for more info.

Contact Susan Foster at 503-566-7611


Funeral Reception Committee

Hosting the funeral reception for the grieving family and friends is a witness of Christ's love to those in need. Volunteers help set up, bring food, serve food and clean up.

Contact Stella Horsley at (503) 393-3540


Interfaith Hospitality Network

St. Edward Catholic Church is a host church for this ecumenical outreach to homeless families. We provide a safe place for them to stay for a week, meals, and companionship. Many parishioners are needed to help make this possible: people to cook meals, donate food, evening hosts, overnight hosts, and set up and clean up crews. We house families three times a year.

 For more information, please contact Corky Caron at (503) 393-3436. 


Keizer Community Food Bank


On the second Monday of every month dedicated parishioners stock shelves and distribute food boxes at the Keizer Community Food Bank. Assistance is needed at 2:00pm for shelf-stocking and at 5:30pm to help carry groceries to clients' vehicles.

Bumpy Poole, 503-393-2987 or 503-930-2475 (cell)



Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a national Catholic fraternal organization. Our council, #10594 supports the efforts of our parish, always lending a hand for tough projects and worthy fundraisers.  Contact Kevin Fredinburg, 503-507-7212.

Click this item to view the Knights of Columbus page.


Sack Lunches

Every first, third, and fifth Sunday, volunteers from St. Edward make sandwiches to feed the homeless at the Marion Street Bridge in downtown Salem. Your help is needed in the kitchen between the 8:15 and 10:30am Masses.

Peace and Justice Committee, 503-393-5323

 Please contact Bumpy Poole at (503) 930-2475 or Justo Alvarez (503) 393-9663.


Saint Vincent DePaul Society

In the spirit of St. Vincent’s care for the poor our local chapter of the St.Vincent DePaul Society collects food the second Sunday of each month at all Masses and provides emergency assistance to those in need. New volunteers are always needed. Contact any of the following members for meeting information.

Carolyn Criteser, President –503-380-8253

Anna Keller, Secretary- 503-551-9844

Corky Caron, 503-999-9199