16th Sunday in Ordinary Times
16 July 2021
A Word From Your Pastor
I am passing on this note to all of you for your wonderful efforts on behalf of the 2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal:
Dear Msgr. Enke,
Thank you for your leadership in this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal. I am very grateful to the parishioners of St. Edward the Confessor Church, who through their generous support have exceeded their 2021 BAA Parish Goal.
As we continue to reimagine how the Church serves Her people here in the Diocese of Columbus, the needs of our local communities continue to grow. We are on a mission to increase the presence of Christ throughout the Diocese and uphold the faith for future generations. A successful BAA is critical to our efforts.
Please share my sincere gratitude with the faithful of St. Edward the Confessor Church. I ask for your continued prayers for the success of this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal as we strive to live the Gospel fully and joyfully.
Fraternally yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan
Bishop of Columbus
Some of our parishioners would like to return to Mass on a regular basis but want to maintain social distance and wear a mask. To accommodate those parishioners and to encourage them to return to Mass on a regular basis,
the area to the left of the altar
left side of the church as you look at the altar from the main doors will be reserved for those parishioners who wish to wear a mask and social distance. (You may park in the back lot or the main lot.)
The pews will be marked accordingly. Social distance and masks will be required for those who sit in this area. The goal is for the entire community to feel safe, welcomed, and loved. Hopefully this arrangement meets the needs of parishioners who have yet to return to Mass because of ongoing covid concerns.
This will begin at all weekend Masses on July 31 and Aug. 1 at the conclusion of our online Masses.
I am sharing a nice note received this week from a parishioner:
Dear Msgr. Enke, Dcn. Barbour, Music Director Paul Radkowski,
Words will not adequately express our thankfulness and appreciation for the virtual masses as we isolated. We want to acknowledge your extra efforts. Thank you for helping us feel a part of the weekly Masses. We never felt forgotten. It is wonderful to be able to return. We missed you. Cathy Wine
and Margaret Tubaugh
Death of Family member of Parishioner
Dawn (Schroeder) Cramer, sister of parishioner Steve Schroeder passed away earlier this week. Please keep Steve and Jan Schroeder and their family in your prayers.
May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord
MCP Weekend ~ July 17/18, 2021
This weekend is the Annual Missionary Cooperative Program weekend. We will not have an "in person" representative from the Phillipines but ask you to help support this mission through a gift, either online or in the basket at Mass.
Thank you for your generous support!
Phillippines Disciples of Mary ~ MCP Weekend
Rev. Rocky Sibayan
of the Disciples of Mary will be sharing his missionary experience as part of this weeks homily. His mission apostolate is to the young people in the Philippines who are confronted with serious challenges of addiction, materialism, violence and abuse.
We are invited to take part in the worldwide mission of our Church through our prayers and donations, and to receive the full graces of the Eucharist offered for us by this missionary priest. Please be generous.
Sponsor of the Week, July 18 –
Dropless Cataract Surgery
Read the Bulletin Online
Next weekend is Food Pantry Collection weekend. Food can be placed in the box in gathering space on weekends.
Are you thinking about becoming Catholic and have a lot of questions about the faith? RCIA is the process by which non-Catholics learn about the teachings of the Church and the tenants of the Catholic Faith before entering the Catholic Faith. If you are curious about the Catholic Faith, but are unsure about becoming Catholic, please feel free to attend RCIA classes. Are you already a Catholic who wants to deepen your faith or take a “refresher” course on your faith? Would you be interested in supporting someone in the process of becoming Catholic? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, then RCIA is for you! For more information, please contact:
~ Deacon John Barbour, RCIA Director,
DEPT. FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES & SOCIAL CONCERNS:
Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion.
It is critically important for Catholics to send a strong message to Congress right now as it moves to impose taxpayer-funded abortion. The Hyde Amendment has protected Americans from funding abortion for 45 years and is credited with saving the lives of more than 2.4 million children. Powerful members of Congress want to take away this law that both Democrats and Republicans have supported for nearly half a century. Without it, billions of taxpayer dollars could go to abortion. Catholics are urged to sign USCCB’s petition at
Support the St. Vincent Haven through the 14th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021~ at the Denison Golf Club at Granville.
Sponsor forms requested to be received by July 23rd, 2021
Registration deadline is: July 30, 2021
2021 KofC Golf Sponsorship.pdf
2021 KofC Golfer Registration (1).pdf
Real Presence, Real Future - Summer Q&A Sessions
Join CLI and Diocesan leaders to learn more about the Real Presence, Real Future initiative at Information Sessions throughout the summer. Each session will be similar consisting of an overview of the Real Presence, Real Future initiative, and the opportunity for your questions and comments.
Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! ~
Quo Vadis Retreat
Attention all Catholic young men entering 9
grade. Do you know where your life is going? You are invited to attend the
Retreat, spending time with other young men discerning God’s call.
is led by priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Columbus and is supported by the Office of Vocations.
will be held July 25-28. The cost of the retreat is $40.
For more information contact Michael Haemmerle at
Register for Quo Vadis Retreat
Weekend Mass Schedule
SATURDAY 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
is available Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
St. Edward Church
on Friday, July 16 at 11:00AM