Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I arrange for my child's Baptism?

Children’s baptisms are normally celebrated after baptismal preparation classes have been completed. If you would like information for English baptisms for children under 7 years old, please contact Brad Becker. For English baptisms involving children 7 years old or older, please contact Patty Meadows. For Spanish baptisms, please contact Jorge or Alejandra Navarro.

How do I receive Confirmation?

Our youth confirmation program meets on the second Sunday of the month following the 10:30am Mass until 2:00pm. Please contact Christina Kosiewicz for more information.

Any adults desiring confirmation should contact Brad Becker for a separate process and schedule.

How do I get married in the Church?

Congratulations on your engagement! Your first step should be contacting Brad Becker (English weddings) or Jorge Navarro (Spanish weddings) to get started. They will help with scheduling your wedding and walk you through the required paperwork and marriage preparation options. Please note, we require a time period of at least six months between the initial meeting with the parish staff (Brad or Jorge) and the wedding ceremony. This will insure adequate preparation for this lifetime commitment.

I am not Catholic. How do I join the Catholic Church?

RCIA, or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process that enables those interested in the Catholic Faith to become more knowledgeable of what it means to lead a Catholic life.  It begins with a ten week inquiry class in September. During this time participants are encouraged to ask any questions that they may have. We also give an overview of the Catholic Church. This beginning period is designed to help participants determine whether they wish to continue the process.  Following the inquiry sessions, those who wish to continue, meet weekly until the period of Lent to learn more about the Catholic way of life. Lent (the six weeks before Easter) is a time of spiritual discernment and prayer culminating in reception into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass on the Saturday before Easter.  Please contact Brad Becker for more information.

How do I return to the Catholic Church?

Catholics Can Come Home is a six-week series which welcomes Catholics who have left the church for any reason to take another look. It offers a time and place to answer questions and assistance to those who want to begin the journey home to the Table of the Lord.  We invite you to call us anytime and look forward to visiting with you. The class series is offered 1 to 2 times each year.  Contact Brad Becker or Linda Strunk for more information.

Who do I contact for Sacramental Emergencies?

Call the office at 503-393-5323 and follow the phone instructions.  It will direct you on what number or extension line to use.  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.

How do I make Funeral Arrangements?

Please call the parish office at 503-393-5323 to schedule a meeting with Fr. Gary before you make any arrangements with a funeral home so that he can help you set a date for the funeral and plan the funeral liturgy.

How do I make arrangements for Anointing the Sick?

Anointing of the Sick is performed by the priest as the need arises. To make arrangements, call the office or contact the Sacramental Emergency number, 503-393-2323. Let us know when your loved ones are ill or needing a little T.L.C and a visit. The Communion Outreach group brings communion to the sick and homebound on Wednesday mornings and Sundays after Mass. Contact the parish office at 503-393-5323.

How do I arrange for Communion for the Sick and Homebound?

Let us know when your loved ones are ill or needing a little T.L.C and a visit. The Communion Outreach group brings communion to the sick and homebound on Wednesday mornings and Sundays after Mass. Contact the parish office at 503-393-5323.

How do I seek an annulment?

Please contact Father Gary or Brad Becker for this sensitive request.

How do I join the prayer chain?

Saint Edwards has a prayer chain. Committed members of the parish will pray for you or your loved one. Of course, this will be completely confidential.  If you would like to join the prayer ministry team, please contact the office, 503-393-5323. This is a very valuable way to serve our fellow brothers and sisters in their needs, and we need you to help! Chairpersons are Shorty Duncan and Cecile Beckerman. 

How do I ask to have a prayer said for myself or a loved one?

Saint Edwards has a daily prayer chain. The prayer chain is updated daily. If you or a loved one are in need of special prayers, please call the office 503-393-5323 so we may start praying for you.

How do I register at St. Edward (as a church member)?

It's easy! CLICK HERE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM.   Very Important, please save the completed form on your computer then email to Linda.Strunk@sainteds.com.  

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  • Ask one of the Hospitality Ministers for a registration form after mass or look for the Welcoming Brochure in the pews. Please mail the completed form to the parish office at 5303 River Rd N, Keizer 97303, drop it in the collection basket on Sunday, or bring it by the parish office so that we may get to know you better!
  • Download and fill out the registration form here.

How do I change my address?

Please call the parish office directly at 503-393-5323 (or use our CLICK HERE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM.   Very Important, please save the completed form on your computer then email to Linda.Strunk@sainteds.com) to notify us of changes in your address and/or telephone number(s) OR when moving or leaving the parish so that the parish records remain current.

How do I make a donation?