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Ash Wednesday, Meg Kilmer, and a Welcome to All

ash-wednesdayAsh Wednesday Schedule – Ashes will be distributed at all services.

  • 6:30AM Morning Prayer
  • 12:10PM Mass
  • 4:15PM Family Service
  • 7:00PM Evening Prayer

Join us on Ash Wednesday.  We welcome all friends – well known, newly met, and not yet met – to worship and pray with us, especially as we undertake our Lenten journey.

Also, please note our mass schedule:

  • Saturday at 4:00PM
  • Sunday at 7:30AM
  • Sunday at 9:00AM
  • Sunday at 11:00AM

See the parish website for further details.

Meg Hunter Kilmer is in her own words, “speaker, writer,  and hobo for Christ,” whose work is a magnet for youth and young adults, as she calls them to live more deeply in Christ. We are privileged to have her visit our parish and she will be speaking at the following events on March 15. Meg holds two masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame school of theology! You can read more about Meg by visiting her blog, Pierced Hands.

Middle Schoolers…BE INSPIRED: Meg Hunter Kilmer will be speaking to those in 5th through 7th Grade on Saturday, March 15th at 2 PM. She will speak on Theology of the Body at a Middle School level. Afterwards, all are welcome to stay for the 4 PM Mass. To RSVP, please email david.carvalho@stedwardsny.org.
When: Sat March 15 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

5G Night!
Join us for this Youth Event gathering youth from around the area! The night will feature performances, a home cooked meal, Eucharistic Adoration, and keynote speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer. Meg is a Catholic Youth Speaker who travels the country speaking to youth on various topics of faith. She will speak this night on relationships and Theology of the Body for high schoolers. The theme for the night is “Freedom” taken from Galatians 5. This is a great opportunity to meet other youth and have a great time! Please RSVP to ensure enough food and space for everyone. Questions? Email david.carvalho@stedwardsny.org
NOTE: We will attend 4:00 Mass Prior to the event!
When: Sat March 15 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Take a look at a sample of Meg giving a talk in this video.


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How are our kids doing in Jamaica?

They are doing great from all appearances, and they are doing great things!

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Prayers for our Youth Ministry Group

A group of high school students, along with Sister Rose Casaleno, CJS and Mr. John Wasielewski will depart for Jamaica on Sunday, June 23. Once there, they will be part of a work camp which serves the poor. Here are some photos as we blessed them and prayed for them at mass on Saturday. Please keep them and the people that they will minister to in your prayers!

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Spartan Women Care Packs

Nicole Kasdorf is a determined woman. Tall, warm and with an easy smile, she is filled with palpable sense of mission and spirit. After having spent time in the US Army, deployed in Iraq, she knows that there are special needs for the women who serve our country. Upon returning home, she and her husband started a family and a small business, The rOUgh STORE bY KASDORF’S, where they sell homemade bath and beauty products.

If you were at any of the masses at St. Edward the Confessor this weekend, you heard Nicky speak – and I don’t think that anyone was left unmoved by what she said!

While we here tend to think of the war in Iraq as over, and the Afghanistan conflict as winding down, Nicky reminds us that there are many who are still deployed. With her focus on women stationed on a remote base in Afghanistan, she began to form a vision.

After teaming up with our pastor at St. Edward the Confessor in Clifton Park, NY,  Father Pat Butler, “Spartan Women Care Packs” is becoming a reality. Life in the harsh world of a remote base in Afghanistan, possibly without indoor plumbing, a long walk to the shower, and no PX to procure supplies from means that there are great needs. Add to that, the message that all care packages to soldiers bring – we have not forgotten you. Life goes on for us over here, but for those who serve and protect, things are very different. As someone who did serve, Kasdorf is more than well aware of this and her passion to help fellow soldiers will not be deterred.

A Spartan Woman Care Pack – ready to go!

Fr. Pat got our Youth Minister, Sister Rosemary Casaleno CSJ involved, and things have been moving ever since. The goal is to put together these “Spartan Women Care Packs.” Each pack will include a shower caddy, flip flops and a number of bath and beauty products. Currently we are collecting the caddies, and items for inclusion.

Reaching out to Philosophy cosmetics, Sister Rose procured 100 tubes of “The Supernatural,” a tinted primer. Parishioners have been donating goods and financial support to make this a reality. At this point, cash donations start to become particularly important, because of costs associated with buying US Postal Service approved boxes, packaging materials, and to pay for postage.

Nicole Kasdorf is a woman with a vision of helping others, helping others that serve and protect. Along with the people of the parish community of St. Edward the Confessor, she is reaching out to seek help from many sources. Given what she has already accomplished, it looks like the women deployed in Afghanistan will have something to look forward to by time Christmas comes.

(Interested in helping? You can donate directly through Nicky Kasdorf’s website, The rOUgh STORE bY KASDORF’S, or by contacting Sister Rose at ymsteds@yahoo.com, or email me at stedwardsblog@gmail.com.)

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