From the Archbishop

The general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (including the Saturday/Vigil Mass) is to be reinstated (CIC, can. 1247) during Advent on December 8th – the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons.

NEW 11/23/2021 

Here is a link for a video from the Archbishop.  Dispensation on Vimeo

Aquí hay un enlace para un video del Arzobispo. ( Presiona CC en la esquina inferior derecha del video para español)      Dispensation on Vimeo



Saint Edward Catholic Men’s Group

Grupo Católico de Hombres de San Eduardo

Meeting on November 16 at 6:00 PM in the Social Hall

 Reunión en el Salon el 16 de Noviembre a las 6 PM

Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  For our next meeting we will be reading Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr and be prepared to discuss what we learned and how we can utilize the methods of the Twelve Steps to cleanse ourselves of all worldly addictions.  Here is a description of his book.

Richard Rohr makes a case that the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe underwater and discover God’s love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one’s life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society.




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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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Sunday:  8:00 AM English
                10:00 AM English
                12:00         Español                                                             Tuesday:  9:00 AM, except second Tuesday after second Monday
Wednesday:  9:00 AM English                                                    Thursday:      9:00 AM English                                                             Friday:            9:00 AM English                                                                Saturday Vigil:  5:00 PM English

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Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has declared a Year of St. Joseph, which began on December 8, 2020, and will continue until December 8, 2021. The celebration marks the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as patron of the universal church. As the pope said in his letter announcing the year, St. Joseph “teaches us that amid the tempests of life, we must never be afraid to let the Lord steer our course.” Special prayers are traditionally offered to St. Joseph each Wednesday and especially during the month of March. (The solemnity of St. Joseph is celebrated March 19.)


Pope Francis: Love at the heart of a good confession