We are beginning our 75th Anniversary as Saint Edmond Parish. God continues to bless us with good memories, graced ministries and a bright tomorrow. In this Diamond Jubilee, we are appreciative of the past, live in the present and hope for the future...all based in prayer.
Thanksgiving is one of the most favorite holidays of our Nation. Perhaps it is the coming together of loved ones and the comfort food served at the table that creates the excitement. Football, parades and of course Santa's arrival are counted in the fun. But the real reason for this holiday is to be thankful to God for what we have. As humans, we will not be totally satisfied until we are complete in heaven. Until then, each one of us still can count many blessings poured upon us in our lives. Health, senses, family, friends, employment, security, freedom, on and on...are nothing to take for granted. The Gospels relate the fact that Jesus recognized the appreciation of the only one of ten cured lepers. Even God enjoys the gratitude of those He graciously blesses (Luke 17). Please have an attitude of gratitude this Thanksgiving and always.
Father Joe Piekarski (pastor)
Sunday Masses at St. Edmond's Rehoboth are:
Saturday, afternoon 4:00
Sunday, morning 7:30
Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign. Thank you to everyone who received the packet and responded back with an intention. This capital campaign is initiated by the Diocese of Wilmington to build-up the Lay Employee Retirement Program, the Diocesan Priest Retirement, diocesan outreach and finally to assist individual parishes for certain parochial projects.
The beginning of the holiday season is the completion of the pledge segment of the campaign. It is never too late or too little to contribute toward this gigantic campaign that assists our Diocese and our parish. All contributions are appreciated and together we can reach our parish goal of $569,000. Thus far, we have reach nearly 90% of this total goal in pledges.. To one and all...THANK YOU!