To the parishioners of
St. Edward, Shelton
Dear Friends,
I greet you all today in the name of the Risen Lord Jesus!

I want to begin by assuring you that I have been praying for you every day while in Rome. I am in solidarity with you and share your grief as you continue to process the shocking death of your pastor, Father Paul Kaech. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

As Archbishop, I have the important responsibility of providing ongoing pastoral care and sacramental ministry in all our parish communities in the Archdiocese of Seattle. After consultation with the Priest Personnel Board, I have
appointed Father Bryan Ochs as your new priest administrator, effective November 18, 2023. Father Ochs (pronounced “Oaks”) is currently the pastor of St. Rose de Viterbo Parish in Longview, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Kelso, St. Mary Parish in Castle Rock, and St. Catherine Mission in Cathlamet. He has served this community for the last ten years. He is an outstanding priest who will serve you in both Spanish and English with dedication and pastoral sensitivity. This appointment will be through June 30, 2024.

I want to personally thank Father Ron Belisle and Father Justin McCreedy, OSB, for their generous responsiveness and sacramental and pastoral care of your community during this difficult time. I also want to commend the parish staff, who I have been told by many have shown incredible humility, resilience, and leadership during this unprecedented experience.

Times of transition are challenging. However, if embraced in an open and positive way, this can be a time of blessing. I am confident that will be the case as you welcome Father Ochs to your parish.

In prayer, I remain,
In The Heart of Christ,
Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL
Archbishop of Seattle

Father Bryan Ochs






Father Paul A. Kaech   

February 8, 1964 – October 2, 2023

“Death is no more than falling blindly into the arms of God.”  -St. Maria Maravillas de Jesus



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Partners in the Gospel

Introductory Partners in the Gospel video January 2023 (9 minutes):


English video link to download video: https://vimeo.com/790988133/a5454d8288


Spanish subtitles download link: https://vimeo.com/790997845/cc38bfc449




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12-20-2022:  We are in need of Mass ministers! Do you want to get more involved with worship at Mass? Do you want to assist your fellow parishioners in their worship? Do you enjoy welcoming friends and newcomers to our church? We will train you to help wherever your heart lies. Sacristans, ushers, readers, musicians. Step out of your comfort zone and find something new in your life. Your church family needs you! Contact the church office or call Connie Helt at (360) 490-2070 if you want to sign up or have questions.




Daily Meditation

“Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is a key that opens God’s heart.  You must speak to Jesus, not only with your lips, but also with your heart; actually, on certain occasions, you should speak with only your heart.”

St. Padre Pio






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  1. Choose “Sign up as a parishioner,” enter the parish’s zip code, 98584 and select your parish 
  2. Register with your name and email address
You will be automatically signed into FORMED, during this Sign Up process.

 Programas en Español –formado la fe católica a pedido

  1. Elija “Registrarse como feligrés”, ingrese el código postal de la parroquia, 98584 y seleccione su parroquia
  2. Regístrese con su nombre y dirección de correo electrónico

Se iniciará sesión automáticamente en FORMED durante este proceso de registro.



St. Edward Catholic Church serves the Shelton and Mason County community in the Seattle Archdiocese. St. Edward is a parish filled with the joy of the Lord. We serve others as though we are serving Christ Jesus. We pray to further communicate our need for Jesus in our life. As we continue our faith journey let us never forget that Jesus is always with us.

We welcome everyone whose visiting, looking for a new parish home and those returning to the Catholic faith and are happy to serve you in Jesus Christ.


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