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 dine with us at the Free Community Dinner held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5 pm to 7 pm except November times are 3 pm to 6 pm in St. Edward Parish Hall.   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), Thrivent Financial,  Bonaventure Senior Living,  Whitaker Mid-High Leadership team 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.


NEW FOR 2017, The Community Dinner will be preparing a traditional Turkey Dinner on WEDNESDAY, November 22 from 3 to 6 pm in the Parish Hall.


Everyone is welcome to come dine with us, Wednesday November 22 from 3 pm to 6 pm in the Parish Hall.  NO DINNER ON THANKSGIVING DAY, NO DELIVERIES.   

Wednesday, December 27 will be a Community Dinner celebrating Christmas.  Everyone is welcome to come dine with us from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Parish Hall.  No deliveries.  


Fall Coat Closet was cancelled for 2017 and partnered with Lakepoint Community Church.

. 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 Mike Welter, 503-798-3766.

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 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