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Outreach Service

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Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world. Our council has over 250 members. We give to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsor projects to benefit St Edward the Confessor Church and School, communities, council, families and youth. There is no minimum or maximum to contribute your time and talent.

Ministry Contact: Gabriel DelCastillo 

Prayer Shawl

The purpose of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is to give those in need of comfort a hand-made shawl or lap blanket as a token of our faith community’s support and prayer. The prayer shawls and lap blankets are made available in Mary’s Corner. 

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Ministry Contact: Joia Smart

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Ministry Contact: Ale Baker

Respect Life
Ministry

Respect Life is rooted in the belief that: “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church).

 

St. Edward the Confessor Parish works to live out this teaching by defending life from conception to natural death. We support life centers and the life chain, and work toward ending abortion, euthanasia, mercy killing, and capital punishment.

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.

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Ministry Contact: Dennis Ettlin

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Ministry Contact: Cindy Brauer

Catholic Social Justice Ministry

Our mission as a ministry and as a parish is simple. We are called to love God, serve those in need, work for justice and peace, love our neighbors, and promote the sanctity of all human life and the dignity of each person. We do so by supporting the needs of the poor and vulnerable in our community, promoting solidarity by learning to practice the virtue of “loving our neighbor,” proclaiming the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person, and educating the St. Edward the Confessor parish community on the Church’s long tradition of Catholic Social teaching.

Meetings are currently held on Zoom every second Sunday of the Month