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Parish Highlights
 
Got prayer?
A FREE, six week course on Prayer is being offered this fall on Formed.org. Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings: 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, and 11/11 from 5 - 5:45 pm. Depending on registration, sessions may be held in person! Contact Anita McCabe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 16 to be added to the Zoom invite list. What a great opportunity to renew your relationship with God!
 
Open Wide Our Hearts: Small Group Study on Racism
As we heed the call for increased understanding and more sweeping change to racial inequality and injustice, we are providing the opportunity to dialogue and learn more about the evil of racism. Using Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, a Pastoral Letter and study guide from the U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops, together as a community, we will set out on a pilgrimage with this purpose: to study and more deeply understand U.S. racial history and as a community, find ways to act together to dismantle this evil. Here is the link to the document: https://www.usccb.org/resources/open-wide-our-hearts_0.pdf 
Zoom discussions will be held on Thursdays, 7 - 8 pm, beginning September 10, for four weeks. Email Jennifer Snider at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.
 
Stay connected!
Many of our groups continue to meet! Keep in touch by reading our bulletin online at
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  • St. Edward's Ladies' Auxiliary: The Ladies Auxiliary will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 pm. If you wish to participate, please contact Margaret McDonnell, President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for instructions on joining them virtually. All ladies of the parish are invited!
  • Catholic Men's Prayer Group: You are invited to join the St. Edward's Catholic Men's Prayer Group via Zoom on Tuesday, September 8, at 7 pm. They will be discussing Fulton J. Sheen Ex Libris, compiled by Alexis Walkenstein. If you would like to participate, please contact Deacon Jim Greer at 804.372.6080 to get instructions on joining them virtually.
Collection for Lebanon 8/29 and 8/30 
On August 4th, a colossal explosion in the port of Beirut caused widespread destruction and tragic loss. The USCCB's Committee on International Justice & Peace stated, "Lebanon was already reeling from economic and government corruption along with the coronavirus pandemic. The plight of the Lebanese people is now even more dire." To support relief efforts, we will be holding a special collection on August 29/30 for Catholic Relief Services for Lebanon.