Over the next 50 days, we invite you to take the next step in your personal faith journey.
Here are 50 invitations to SERVE, PRAY, GROW, BELONG, and LEARN ONLINE.
You are invited & needed in this thriving Catholic community.
SUN | APR 16 Invitation To Serve: Liturgical Ministry Volunteers
We invite you to get involved in the Liturgical Ministry – that includes:
+ The Altar Guild
+ The Altar Serving Ministry
+ Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EM)
+ Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to Sick & Homebound
+ Music Ministry
+ Usher Ministry
+ Media Ministers
Learn more here: http://stedward.com/ministries
MON | APR 17 Invitation To Belong: Serra Club 6-8:30 pm
The Serra Club of Southern Orange County is part of an international organization devoted to praying for
vocations under the banner of Blessed Junipero Serra. We meet the third Monday of every month in Knight Hall
from 6:00-8:30 p.m. At our gatherings we invite priests, deacons and members of religious orders who speak to
us about their vocation stories and life as a minister in the Church. Dinner is included, a $10 donation is happily
accepted. Another task of the Serra Club of Southern Orange County is to support our seminarians through
prayer, spiritual, and monetary support. Come be a part of this great ministry.
Ministry Contact: Chris Mino (949) 218-2001 email@example.com
TUES | APR 18 Invitation To Pray: Pray the Rosary 6-7pm
Since 1984, following the Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Holy Mass, we gather together from 6 to 7pm to honor Our
Blessed Mother’s requests for personal conversion, the daily Rosary for world peace, prayers and sacrifices for
sinners who have no one to pray for them, and reparation to the Eucharistic Jesus and the Immaculate
Heart of Mary. All parishioners are welcomed and encouraged to join us in prayer.
Ministry Contact: Ann Mintie (949) 496-4653 firstname.lastname@example.org
WED | APR 19 Invitation To Grow: Daily Mass 8:15 & 5:30
WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:15 am & 5:30 pm at St. Edward the Confessor
Holy Day Vigil 5:30 pm (evening prior to the holy day)
Holy Day 8:15 a.m. 10 am (school), 5:30 p.m.
“The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with
Christ Jesus (CCC 1391).” Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if
anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever; . . . he who eats My flesh and drinks My blood
has eternal life and . . . abides in Me, and I in him (Jn 6:51, 54, 56).”
THUR | APR 20 Invitation To Belong: 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. For more information on the Knights of Columbus
visit www.kofc12451.org. Read our Newsletter.
Ministry Contact: Bill McAndrews (949) 354-0225 email@example.com
FRI | APR 21 Invitation To Grow: Small Faith Sharing Groups
We are forming small groups at our parish and invite you to consider joining or leading one.
Sometimes it is hard to feel connected in a church of 6500 registered families. It can feel downright lonely. Yet,
Catholicism is all about community. We believe that each person matters and has something to contribute and share.
We want everyone to feel at home at St. Edward the Confessor. That is why we encourage you to join a small group.
A small group consists of three or more people who gather at a chosen time in a home, workplace, other designated
place, or online. A small group comes together to talk about God and faith and Some groups study Scripture or watch
and discuss a video series. Other groups do service projects together. IT’S UP TO THE SMALL GROUP TO DECIDE
what to do at each meeting. The main purpose is to form companionship on the spiritual journey so that no one feels alone.
Any adults, any age – singles, married people (with children or without children), co-workers, neighbors, friends –
can join a small group. You can choose a multi-generational group or a group specifically your age.
Ready? Find a group that fits you or start one of your own.
Do you think you want to start a small group or need more information?
Please email Liz Iorio in the Faith Formation Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT | APR 22 Invitation To Pray: Labyrinth Prayer Garden
As we read the prophetic books of the Old Testament, we find out how many times the people doubted
God and easily fell into great destruction and despair. Jeremiah and the other prophets continually
scolded them for their ego-centric ways. Walking the way of God, the prophets warn, means obedience
to an inner call – listening, keeping the hart open, and being ever-vigilant of individual weakness. The
practice of walking as contemplative prayer today is not new! Yet it seems so because we are not taught
how to use it as frequently as learning rote prayers How unfortunate! Walking with the intention of being
quiet, opening up the senses and the heart and listening to God often frees the soul and softens the heart.
In a special way, embodiment of prayer gives a sense of completeness, that is, holiness, to ordinary life.
Come and walk the labyrinth on the bluff at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Dana Point!
SUN | APR 23 Invitation To Serve: Volunteer Opportunities
You are invited to volunteer – consider your talents, charisms, time and heart for service. There are many
opportunites to help and get involved. Serving is a wonderful way to get to know the community and find
your purpose. Visit the St. Edward website for volunteer opportunites: Altar Guild, Hospitality, School, Fiesta,
Youth programs, Music, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Bereavement Ministry, Prison Ministry – we invite you to find
your niche! http://stedward.com/ministries
MON | APR 24 Invitation To Elearning: Seeking Faith Podcast
Talks on Spiritual and Religious Topics from a Catholic Perspective
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play.
Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
TUES | APR 25 Invitation To Grow: Catholicism 101 Talk – 7pm
Calling All Catholic Adults! You are invited to come and join the RCIA group for a modern update
and discussion about the beauty and splendor of Catholicism. The first hour is instructional, a talk
on a specific topic, and the second hour is interactive discussion and questions.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
WED | APR 26 Invitation To Serve: Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry is a caring ministry that provides confidential, one-to-one Christian support
to those in need. It was named for St. Stephen the first lay person commissioned by the apostles.
Stephen Ministers receive extensive training and develop skills in reflective, non-judgmental
listening, confidentiality and providing effective support in a variety of life situations. They reach
out with God’s love to people who are hurting due to grief and loss, divorce, terminal illness,
financial hardship, relocation, unemployment and other challenging life issues and circumstances.
If you or someone you know could benefit from prayerful, Christian support during a difficult time,
please contact Stephen Ministry. For more information please see these documents:
What Stephen Ministers Do and The After People or
visit the Stephen Ministry website http://stephenministry.org
Ministry Contact: Catherine Hallett (949) 496-1307 X2503 email@example.com
THUR | APR 27 Invitation To Elearning: St Edward Daily Text
To help you stay focused during the coming months, we will send you a spiritual “snack” or reflection
each day right on your cellphone. These reflections are all original content, written by our parishioners,
and not published anywhere else. Using the texting service “Flocknote,” it is easy now to stay connected.
Simply open a text message, type the number 84576 in the “To” box, and then type the word “Stedward”
in the message box.
You will receive a text notification on how to finish. That’s it!
FRI | APR 28 Invitation To Serve: Joy Of Giving @Parishpay
As a parish, we embrace the challenge of stewardship. We understand that it is an invitation to share
intimately in the mission and ministry of Jesus and the Church. Our acceptance of this invitation leads
us through a process of growing deeper in our faith and in understanding that each of us was put on this
earth to make a difference. As Catholics, we are raised to be good stewards, and we want to teach our
children to also be good stewards. Financially supporting our parish community continues to feed our
spiritual need, as well as to give us the opportunity to reach out to the broader community–the poor,
the sick, and the hungry.
As a means of helping to fulfill your stewardship commitment, we recommend donating through ParishPay,
an automatic online giving program. ParishPay offers flexible options, allowing you to choose the date,
frequency, and method of donating. In addition to accepting the four major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard,
American Express, and Discover, ParishPay allows you to use a debit card or your checking, savings, or
brokerage account. We would like to see the families in our parish adopt this method of giving, as this helps
to make our parish forecasting and budgeting more reliable and accurate.
Use the following link to access your existing account, sign up for ParishPay, or make a donation even
if you do not have an account:
SAT | APR 29 Invitation To Grow: The Parish School
Faithful to our Catholic values, we sustain an evolving school-wide learning environment that inspires
each Learner to achieve his or her God-given potential inside and outside the classroom.
Always learning, our graduates are confident and compassionate young men and women
who will make a difference.
The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church,a preschool through eighth grade school
within the Diocese of Orange, shares in the mission of the Roman Catholic Church to live the Gospel
message by building Catholic identity through a Sacramental life of service to God, family, parish and community.
Working together with parents, we are dedicated to develop faith formation, academic excellence and
digital citizenship. We strive to help our learners grow spiritually, intellectually, socially and emotionally
within a Christ-centered environment.
SUN | APR 30 Invitation To Grow: Mary’s Corner Resources
Mary’s Corner Gift Shop and Lending Library was established as a service to parishioners. Religious
books and over 180 videos on varied subjects may be borrowed for two week periods. Small religious
items are available for purchase. Mary’s Corner is open every Sunday (except for holidays) from
8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ministry Contact: Suzanne Luke (949) 496-1307 firstname.lastname@example.org
MON | MAY 1 Invitation To Pray: Eucharistic Adoration
“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Come, be still, and pray intimately with Our Lord
exposed in the Blessed Sacrament,once or twice a month (1st and 3rd Monday) with our Adoration
Society. Following the Monday morning Mass, the priest places the Eucharist on the altar for all to
come to worship and pray. The Blessed Sacrament remains on the altar all throughout the day and
night. Many members of our community faithfully come and pray, however, we strive to ensure the
Sacrament is never left alone so a commitment of a time is desirable. Sign up for 1 hour a month
(or twice a month), pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life, and spend time
praying for your own personal intentions and those of others. Ministry Contact: Deana Progar
(949) 525-7092 email@example.com
TUES | MAY 2 Invitation To Elearning: Facebook Live Talks
Like us on facebook and join us for exclusive talks and events streamed live on facebook:
WED | MAY 3 Invitation To Serve: Family Assistance Ministry
FAM provides food to the hungry, personal care items to include diapers, client aid in the form of
utility assistance, rental assistance, gas and bus vouchers, prescriptions, as well as providing 26 beds
for women and women with children in our transitional shelter. FAM provides case management for all clients.
Family Assistance Ministries is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need
in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping
clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency.
THUR | MAY 4 Invitation To Pray: Disciples Of Divine Mercy
The Disciples of Divine Mercy Cenacle meet every first Thursday of the month in the Marian
Chapel from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. We break open the Scripture for the Gospel of the day,
meditate, and share. We also pray prescribed prayers for the sick, wounded, dying, addicted,
abused, those contemplating suicide, abortion and violence to others. In addition, we also
include prayers for the Pope, bishops, and priests.
Ministry Contact: Deana Progar (949) 525-7092 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRI | MAY 5 Invitation To Elearning: Formed.org Videos
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR PARISH HAS GIFTED EVERY PARISHIONER WITH ACCESS TO FORMED,
the best Catholic online content all in one place. FORMED is a digital gateway to the best Catholic content,
teachers and presenters, accessible anywhere at anytime on most smartphones, tablets and computers, for
catechetical training, study groups or personal growth.
Go to: http://formed.org/
PARISH ACCESS CODE: 68K27J
SAT | MAY 6 Invitation To Serve: Infant Baptism Ministry
A baby is a great gift to our community and baptism is the first sacrament that welcomes the infant
into a Christian life. Parents may sign up to have their child baptized by calling the Faith Formation
Office or by filling out the form under Sacraments: Baptism. Baptisms take place on the first and
third Sunday of each month at 2:30 PM and the classes held on the last Thursday of the month at
7:30 PM in the church. Please note that infant baptism only pertains to babies and children up the
age of 5. After that, children are required to receive further preparation for the reception of the
sacraments of initiation. Please visit our Sacraments section for more information.
Ministry Contact: Faith Formation Office (949) 496-6011 email@example.com
SUN | MAY 7 Invitation To Grow: Outlet Middle School Ministry
OUTLET is a dynamic service-based youth ministry program designed for all 6th, 7th, and 8th
grade youth. Together with parents, students meet twice a month to discuss how they may reach
out to the needy among us and perform the corporal and spiritual works of mercy by participating
in a service project. OUTLET meets on Sundays from 4:00-5:15 p.m. Come get plugged in!
Ministry Contact: Judy Mastracchio – firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Faith Formation Office (949) 496-6011
MON | MAY 8 Invitation To Pray: Confessions Mon. & Sat.
CONFESSIONS: Monday-6:00pm-7:30pm; Saturday-4:00pm-5:00pm; also by appointment.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ,
in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain
forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and
renews us in Christ. If you haven’t been to Confession in a while, the Catholic Church wants to welcome you
back, and invites you to participate in this beautiful sacrament of healing. Take a step in faith. You’ll be
surprised about how free you feel after taking part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. So many Catholics
describe incredible feelings of peace, joy, relief, and love that they never expected. Jesus is calling you to
experience His mercy in this way too.
TUES | MAY 9 Invitation To Elearning: Moms In Prayer 8-9 am
Moms in Prayer was started in 1984 by Fern Nichols, a mother who believed that if moms gathered
together to cry out to God for the needs and concerns of children and schools, that He would not
only hear those prayers, but answer them. She called together like-minded moms who gathered
each week to pray for their children and school, and thus began the first group that has since grown
into a worldwide community of praying moms in every state and in more than 140 countries around
the world. Come join our school Moms in Prayer on Tuesday mornings when St. Edward the Confessor
School is in session, from 8:00 -9:00 a.m.
Ministry Contact: Diane Meaglia (949) 291-3328 email@example.com
WED | MAY 10 Invitation To Serve: St. Anne’s Circle
St. Anne’s Circle is a Mom’s Group for all mothers, regardless of their child’s age. Our mission
is to establish a support network for mothers of our parish by offering a park day during the
school year on the first Wednesday of the month, from 9-11 a.m., at Sea Canyon Park in Dana Point.
Moms can talk and kids can play, allowing friendships to form within our faith community.
During the summer we occasionally send emails announcing spontaneous park days or beach
gatherings. Contact Stephanie Kolodziej to be added to our email list. Come and join us any time
you wish or call if you have any questions.
Ministry Contact: Stephanie Kolodziej (949) 547-1653 firstname.lastname@example.org
THUR | MAY 11 Invitation To Pray: Tijuana Ministry
Every Thursday, after the 8:15 a.m. morning Mass, volunteers make approximately 300 peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches, which are taken to Tijuana on Fridays and distributed to jail inmates,
the homeless, and needy. We are looking for people to donate supplies. Please contact us!
Ministry Contact: Suzanne Luke (949) 496-1307 email@example.com
FRI | MAY 12 Invitation To Elearning: Spiritual Retreats
St Edward invites you to join a retreat this year. There are scheduled retreats for Men, Women, Married Couples,
and Youth. The church hosts quarterly half day retreats and there is also many opportunites to go on an individual
retreat for a day, or longer. Check the bulletin for specific retreats or contact the Faith Formation Office
for local retreat centers. Ministry Contact: Donna Couch (949) 496-6011 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAT | MAY 13 Invitation To Serve: Our Lady Of Guadalupe Grotto
We invite you to the grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe located near the outside stone altar
at the parish. Around the grotto are the names of our deceased parishioners engraved in granite on
the wall surrounding the grotto. In faith and in trust, we know we will be with them again in paradise.
May they rest in peace!
SUN | MAY 14 Invitation To Grow: Family Faith Formation
“To know God is to love God.” Parents are encouraged to enroll children of first through fifth grade
in our intergenerational Family Faith Formation. (Formerly this program was called “RE,” “CCD”
or, before Vatican II, “Catechism”). Together, parents and children learn about God and the Church
with an emphasis on the message of Jesus Christ in the Sacred Scriptures as well as the teaching
tradition of the Catholic Church. Classes are offered on Sundays from 9:00 – 10:30 (includes parents).
We also have classes for our “Tiny Angels” who are in preschool – Kindergarten during the 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass. Visit our Family Faith Formation page for more information.
Ministry Contacts: Aimee Martinez, Coordinator of Family Faith Formation email@example.com
MON | MAY 15 Invitation To Serve: Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a
decent affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender,
political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes
volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless
of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations
do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition
that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed
to induce conversion to a particular faith.
TUES | MAY 16 Invitation To Grow: Called & Gifted Talk – 7pm
Do you know what spiritual gifts God has given to you personally? You may think so but if you take the
workshop, “Called and Gifted” in January, you might be surprised. New doors may open for you!
To register and for more specific information, just click on the rolling banner at the top
of the website or here: Called and Gifted Workshop
If you would like information on future workshops in the Diocese of Orange, please contact Katie Dawson, Director of Parish Faith Formation, firstname.lastname@example.org (714)282 -3062
WED | MAY 17 Invitation To Grow: S.U.R.F. High School Ministry
S.U.R.F. (Serving Under the Righteous Father) is open to all high school students who have
received the Sacrament of Confirmation. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
More than a leadership team, this discipleship team’s focus is to deepen their own faith and lead
other teens to Christ through service.
Ministry Contacts: Laura Schuberg, Director of Youth Ministry – email@example.com
THUR | MAY 18 Invitation To Elearning: Seeking Faith Website
This site is dedicated to all seekers of faith and to the quest for spiritual transformation. St. Edward the Confessor
Parish in Dana Point, California, a Roman Catholic faith community, bids welcome to anyone who seeks a deeper
connection with God and who desires a more meaningful life.
FRI | MAY 19 Invitation To Pray: Divine Mercy Chaplet 9am
Join us on the first Friday of every month for an hour of prayer with the rosary and Divine Mercy
Chaplet in honor of the hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Adoration Chapel in the Church. Prayer
begins after the 8:15 a.m. Mass, which is 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Ministry Contact: Pam Conway (949) 661-0158 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAT | MAY 20 Invitation To Belong: Surf’n’Scripture
Come surf the Word and discuss what the upcoming Gospel means to you! Enjoy discussion,
donuts/coffee and God’s wondrous creation in fellowship!
The format is really simple: we meet once a week to “surf the scriptures” by reflecting on the
upcoming Sunday gospels and having an insightful discussion. It’s a great opportunity to get outside,
be with friends, and grow spiritually. Feel free to just show up… should be plenty of coffee and donuts
WHEN: Saturdays 7:30AM, Summer Months
WHERE: Snack tables, T-Street Beach
SUN | MAY 21 Invitation To Grow: Insight High School Ministry
INSIGHT is our high school youth group. Day-to-day lives of teens can be so busy and hectic.
Juggling family, school, sports, and work can be a huge challenge. Sometimes we just need to
slow down and gain some INSIGHT. Sunday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. we offer all high
school youth the opportunity to pray, learn about their faith, meet other people, and have fun!
When we turn to God and pray, “Lord let our eyes be opened” (Matthew 22:33), everything else
in life can fall into place as we focus on Him first. Come join us. Visit our Youth Ministry website.
Ministry Contact: Laura Schuberg (949) 496-9719 email@example.com
MON | MAY 22 Invitation To Elearning: Stedcast @Youtube
Watch St. Edward the Confessor’s last Sunday’s Mass on-demand as well as various ministry,
faith formation and special parish events for viewing anytime! Tune in to our YouTube playlist below!
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are available to you if you are a registered parishioner at St. Edward
the Confessor or San Felipe de Jesús and unable to attend mass due to an extended illness or other malady.
Though viewing this broadcast cannot be a substitute for full, active participation in the Liturgy, if you are
homebound, ill, or traveling a long distance, this webcast can connect you to the larger worshipping
community of our parish.
TUES | MAY 23 Invitation To Grow: RCIA – Adult Initiation
The Adult Catechumenate, also referred to as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a
community based, four phase process to nurture and guide adults who are seeking information and
ultimately initiation into the Catholic faith. The four phases of RCIA are Inquiry, Catechumenate,
Enlightenment, and Mystagogia. The length of time to complete the process depends on each
participant’s individual needs. However, conversion and initiation usually revolve around the liturgical
calendar. The Easter season is the traditional time when adults are initiated into the faith through the
sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and reception of the Holy Eucharist. After adults have been
accepted into the Catechumenate, they are required to gather with the RCIA team once per week for
catechetical instruction and spiritual formation (2 hours on Tuesday evenings) and to join together
for communal prayer and reflection on the Scriptures at Sunday liturgy. Youth in grades 6-12 who
have not received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist), are invited to
register in our Teen Catechumenate process. Classes take place in the evenings (TBA). These classes
parallel the RCIA calendar and initiation takes place at the Easter Vigil each year. Visit our Adult
Faith Formation section for more information.
Ministry Contact: Donna Couch (949) 496-6011 firstname.lastname@example.org
WED | MAY 24 Invitation To Belong: Families Of Nazareth
Families of Nazareth is always open to new members who desire to cultivate and expand their interior
life and for those who want a deeper conversion of the heart. Inspired by the Gospel, we try to imitate
Jesus, who lived thirty years of His earthly life being educated by His Mother and St. Joseph as part
of the Holy Family in Nazareth. (see Luke 2:51) Our Families of Nazareth formation groups meet on
Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Church Meeting Room. As we travel on the interior journey
toward holiness, we learn to listen to the voice of God as He speaks to us in many ways through
Scripture, encyclicals, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, early Church fathers, silence, prayer and
spiritual readings. Retreats for development of spiritual life are held several times each year and are
led by priests and lay animators. One day Advent and Lenten retreats are regional. Summer retreats are
national. By investing yourself in this ministry, you will be transformed more deeply to recognize your
role as a disciple of Christ. The ministry is for those aspiring a communion of life with Christ through
Mary, being open to the Holy Spirit who helps us profit from our smallness and weakness, and leads
us to benefit more from the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus through Eucharist and the sacrament of
Penance. Visit the Official Website: www.familiesofnazareth.us
Ministry Contact: Ann Marie Eckl (949) 234-0476 email@example.com
THUR | MAY 25 Invitation To Belong: Bible & Basketball
This group provides an opportunity for men in the parish to join in exercise, fellowship, and scripture.
The men of Saint Edward the Confessor can join pending open spots in the league. Three leagues are
maintained and are created every calendar year. Generally our games are held from 6-10 pm on
Thursdays nights in the school gym and we also have a shoot around on Saturdays from 7-10 am.
Contact us if you would like to get involved.
Ministry Contact: Greg Soper (949) 388-4266 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRI | MAY 26 Invitation To Serve: Prayer Shawl Ministry
The purpose of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is to give to homebound or sick parishioners a hand-made
shawl or lap blanket as a token of our faith community’s support and prayer in their suffering.
New members are welcome. No sign-ups necessary and no time constraints. Anyone who is so
moved or inclined may knit or crochet a shawl ( 60″ x 24″) or lap blanket (60″ x 48″) and pray
for the sick or homebound of our parish while they knit or crochet the piece at home. The completed
item can be brought in a large Ziploc bag to the parish office and left with the secretary. The item
will be blessed by an priest and a “prayer card” will be attached. Finished prayer shawls and lap
blankets are available for priests, deacons and ministers to the sick and homebound to give to
parishioners when they visit them in homes or hospitals.
SAT | MAY 27 Invitation To Pray: Outdoor Stations Of The Cross
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on
Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His
condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station
to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day.
Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.
SUN | MAY 28 Invitation To Belong: Attend a Spanish Mass
SUNDAY MASS AT SAN FELIPE DE JESUS (in Spanish): 10:00 am
SUNDAY MASSES AT ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR: 12:30 pm (In Spanish)
MON | MAY 29 Invitation To Grow: YM Core Team
St. Edward the Confessor Youth Ministry strives to offer young people the opportunity to encounter
God in a real and personal way. Through this encounter, we pray that our youth will develop a lifelong
relationship with God and His Church.
TUES | MAY 30 Invitation To Grow: Bible Studies
SERVANTS OF THE WORD CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY Through small group process and
education by the Jeff Cavins DVD Bible Study Series, participants learn to break open the Word of
God in an innovative and communal way. They come together once a week for fellowship and discussion
and study at home in between the meetings. Sessions begin in September and end in May. You may
choose from two days and times: Tuesday mornings – 9:15-11:30 – Knight Hall and
Wednesday evenings – 7:00-9:15 – Knight Hall. Ministry Contacts: Tuesday Morning
Bible Study: Elizabeth Smith (949) 837-2141 MOIHKS@aol.com Wednesday Evening Bible Study:
Darlene Jamroz (949) 363-3825 email@example.com SERENITY DAY RETREAT
Three times during the year, a half-day silent retreat is planned to provide opportunities for personal
reflection and renewal, and the everyday tools to deepen a relationship with God, family, friends, and
community. Special speakers are invited to share their insights and faith. Begins with Mass at 8:15,
until noon (includes brunch). See below under Family, Faith and Prayer Enrichment for more information.
Ministry Contact: Elizabeth Smith (949) 837-2141 MOIHKS@aol.com
WED | MAY 31 Invitation To Serve: Social Justice Ministry
God calls each of us- through scripture and Church teachings-to care for one another, in particular,
for the vulnerable and marginalized-those without a voice themselves. This call is not optional; it is
the teaching of Jesus himself. We can respond to that call-to God’s love-with “two feet of love in action”
as described by the U.S. Bishops: 1.) Social justice activity-addressing structural causes of injustice, e.g.,
addressing the causes of poverty. 2.) Charitable works- short-term, emergency assistance, e.g., providing
meals for the homeless. The Catholic Social Justice Ministry (CSJM) at St. Edward the Confessor seeks
to answer that call directly through activities and projects and to be a resource for the parish community.
Please join CSJM members as, together, we put God’s mission into action. Ministry Contacts: Chuck
and Cindy Brauer (949) 388-8219 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about our ministry
click on the following documents: Where & When We Meet , Our Mission & Goals , Meet Our Members ,
CSJM history , 7 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching , Catholic Social Teaching Documents ,
Current Activities , Community Partners
THUR | JUN 1 Invitation To Grow: Living Catholic Marriage
Marriage, a sacrament of the Church, needs the sustaining grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Living a faith-based marriage in the modern world can be a difficult challenge. To be open to
receiving God’s grace, married couples can benefit from a proactive and ongoing investment in
their relationship. Our marriage enrichment experience, called “Living Catholic Marriage,” is an
experience of like-to-like ministry: couples encouraging other couples by their shared experience
of living their marriage in faith. Marriage Enrichment offers a time and space for couples to focus
on each other and gather with other couples. Topics include communication in marriage, living
our Catholic faith, and meeting the challenges from being married and raising a family in the
modern world. Each topic is intended to affirm the ways we enrich our marriage and help us to
improve where we can do better. Our evenings provide safe opportunities for couples to grow in
their love for each other and increase joy in their marriage. Husbands and wives of all ages and
years married are welcome. Marriage Enrichment meets monthly on the first Thursday, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
in the Parish Room of St. Edward the Confessor School. To verify the next meeting, see the church
bulletin or simply contact us.
Ministry Contact: Bob & Mary Dausch (949) 481-1102 email@example.com
FRI | JUN 2 Invitation To Serve: Bereavement Ministry
The Bereavement Ministry at Saint Edward the Confessor and San Felipe de Jesús assists families of
the deceased in planning the funeral liturgy. Our ministers also prepare a program for the liturgy and,
if desired, the Bereavement Ministry reception team will assist in preparing a reception in Knight Hall.
Funeral liturgies are often scheduled on short notice so there are several teams who participate as they
are available. You may wish to volunteer for one or more of the following team functions. • Bereavement
Teams: consist of two ministers who meet with the family to help them select the readings and music,
discuss background information, and collect any additional information needed for the priest. We train
new members by having them observe and participate with experienced teams. • Assistant team leaders:
help to prepare the church for the liturgy and assist during the liturgy, especially when a large number
of people are expected, then put things away afterward. • Greeters: assist during the liturgy by welcoming
those attending, distributing the programs and assisting those attending to sign the guest book. No
extensive training is needed. • Reception Team: prepare Knight Hall for a reception following a funeral
liturgy, prepare punch and other beverages, arrange family provided food on buffet tables and keep them
supplied, and clean up. There are several teams who participate as they are available so the reception
team members are not needed for every reception. There are three reception team leaders to handle
individual receptions as needed. Ministry Contact: Sue Donley (949) 413-1862 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAT | JUN 3 Invitation To Grow: Endow
Endow is focused on study groups dedicated to educating women and transforming culture. Catholic
women study and explore their God-given dignity and vocation. Bring your faith to life by discovering
the truth and beauty of who God made women to be. Enjoy faith and fellowship, there is no homework!
Watch this video to learn how Endow is changing women’s lives https://vimeo.com/123953624
Ministry Contacts: Charis Williams (949) 371-7092 email@example.com
SUN | JUN 4 Invitation To Serve: 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 for ever 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.
Ministry Contact: Ale Baker (949) 690-7315 firstname.lastname@example.org