Black Catholic Ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington to Host Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth in Howard County

On June 29 at 6:30 p.m., the Ministry for Black Catholics of the Diocese of Wilmington will host a Juneteenth celebration at St. Joseph’s Church, 1012 N. French Street in Wilmington. The theme of evening will be “Resilience Through Faith: Songs of Our Journey.” The keynote speaker will be Father Stephen D. Thorne.  Music will be performed by St. Helena’s Choir, the Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir, Tony Smith performing trumpet spirituals, and the Hildeman Chorale with Kevin Benjamin.  A supper will also be offered.

For more information, call St. Joseph’s Church, (302) 658-4535 or email [email protected]

Register for Religious Ed!

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Registration for the Religious Education Faith Formation Program for 2022/2023 is now underway. The registration form is linked here, please fill it out and mail or drop it off at the parish office. The Religious Education registration period extends through June 30, a $10 late fee will be applied if registering after the June 30 deadline. Please remember that all required religious education homework from the previous year must be completed before registering your child/children for next year. Note: Rising costs of materials have affected us, and fees will increase $5 to $70 for 1 child, $80 for 2 children and the family fee for three or more children in the program is capped at $90. There is an additional $30 fee for students who will be receiving First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and a $65 fee for students enrolled in the Grade 9 Confirmation class. Please let us know if you are experiencing any financial hardship and need to have the fee waived. All information remains confidential and inability to pay never prevents a family from enrolling. **If you are enrolling a new child and he/she was not baptized at Saint Edmond Parish, please enclose a copy of his/her baptismal certificate with their registration form.**

Summer Mass Times

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Daily Mass: 8:30 a.m. (Mon.-Sat. year round)

Saturday Evening: 4:00 p.m. (year round) & 5:30 p.m. (Memorial Day-September 24)

Sunday (Church year round): 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Sunday (Parish Hall): 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (end date September 11)

Sunday (Rehoboth Elementary School): 9:00 a.m. (July 03-September 04)

**See below for directions to Rehoboth Elementary School**

Office Hours

We are open Monday-Friday from

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Phone: 302-227-4550
FAX: 302-227-4557
Email: [email protected]

Physical address for GPS:
401 King Charles Ave. (Church)
407 King Charles Ave. (Education & Social Center/Hall)
409 King Charles Ave. (Office)
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Young Adult Group

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St. Edmond’s is pleased to offer a fun and spiritually enriching young adult group for anyone in their 20s and 30s to come together in community, meet new people and deepen their faith. The world we live in can be challenging but having a group of friends and peers around us, who are going through similar challenges, can make this journey much easier, richer and more fulfilling. We cannot face life alone, and our faith–and each other–can help guide us! A few of the events that you will be able to experience are BBQ/team dinners, movie nights, men’s/women’s groups, discussions about scripture, young adult Mass in the off-season to keep interest, Adoration with music evenings and Stations of the Cross night and dinner during Lent. Please contact Brianna Peterson for more information at [email protected] or visit the St. Edmond website or Facebook page.

Upcoming Event

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June 22- Bible & "bonfire" discussion night. Young adults are encouraged to come join the group in the parish hall by our "fire" (youtube bonfire) for a fun night of discussoin on a topic that we face throughout our lives that we may struggle with. Throughout the night we will discuss the topic by looking at scripture passages that relate to the topic.

Directions to R.E.S.

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Going South on Route 1 from Lewes: Travel South past Big Fish Grill, over the Rehoboth Canal Bridge following signs for exit 1B. Stay in right lane and make the first right over the bridge. Make the next quick right and follow around and under the bridge. Make the next right, following signs for Lee Street, onto Bay Rd. Make the first left onto School Lane. Continue to the end of the road to the elementary school.

Going North on Route 1 from Dewey: Travel North past Just in Thyme Restaurant. At the next light you will see Rehoboth Auto Care. Proceed through this traffic light then bear right at the fork in the road onto Bay Rd. Make your first right onto Stockley Street Ext. Continue to end of road to the elementary school.

From the city of Rehoboth Beach: Take Rehoboth Avenue west toward Route 1. Make a left by Ocean Atlantic Realty (left) onto State Road. Continue on State Street and follow signs for Route 1 North. Make a left onto Bay Road. Make your second left onto School Lane. Continue to the end of the road to the elementary school.

** Residents near the Stockley Street playground can also take the walking bridge across Silver Lake to Rehoboth Elementary School

A Message from Bishop Koenig

Join Bishop William Koenig as we explore some of the ministries supported by the generosity of parishioners from the Diocese of Wilmington by the Walking by Faith, Faith & Charity Catholic Appeal. Please use this link to view a short video.

Online Mass Streaming

Click here to join us for Mass.

St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church Location

Attention: Please be Aware of this Scam!

Please be wary of scams where people claim to be Fr. Cocco and ask for money or gift cards. They create emails that are similar to the 'official' St. Edmond email, and sometimes send texts as well. We NEVER use texts to request things and although we sometimes send emails to collect for various ministries, we NEVER ask for a credit card over the phone or online as we do not sell gift cards in the office. If gift cards are needed (as they sometimes are at Christmas time) we ask you bring them to us. Unfortunately, in our world today, there are people who continue to commit fraud and cheat good honest people who are trying to do the right thing. If there's ever a question, don't hesitate to call the office first before you buy. We're sorry that we can't stop people from doing this but want to make sure you're aware that it is happening again.

Text to Give

In addition to our WeShare online giving we can now offer the ability to TEXT a donation!

  • Simply send a text message to 302-313-2024 with the amount you would like to contribute.
  • Within minutes, you will be sent a text with a link to register.
  • Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and debit or card information.
  • Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt of your donation via email.
  • For future giving, send a text with the amount you wish to give and it will process automatically! You can even text repeat to make it a recurring donation.

Give+Text is one of the fastest, easiest ways to give. 

We hope you enjoy this new way to share your generosity and we thank you for supporting the church.

Welcome to Saint Edmond Parish

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We are a Catholic community of approximately 3,500 people located within sight of the Atlantic Ocean in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Saint Edmond Parish welcomes everyone to come and strengthen their faith, to know about our parish family, experience its fellowship and join us in the celebration of the Eucharist. No matter who you are, or where you are in life's journey you are welcome here! New parishioners and visitors are always welcome!

Please explore our website, including our Events Calendar and our Facebook page. We hope you like what you see! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for our Mass schedule and office hours.

If you are not a parishioner, we invite you to join our faith community. You may complete our Parish Registration Form online or there are blank forms in the main vestibule of the Church and in the parish office.

New parishioners and visitors are always welcome!