Celebrate with us at Rehoboth Elementary!
We are now celebrating an additional 9:00 a.m. Mass at Rehoboth Elementary School. As R.E.S.'s Cafeteria is a larger venue, this Mass is ideal for those who would prefer to be socially distanced. In addition to interior space this location also has its own parking lot with plenty of spaces. Unlike in years past R.E.S.'s new building is air conditioned and the Mass will be accompanied by music. The physical address for R.E.S. is: 500 Stockley St. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Directions to Rehoboth Elementary
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.
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 the road to the elementary school.
From the city of Rehoboth Beach:
Take Rehoboth Avenue west toward Route 1. 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.***
Upcoming Second Collection
Upcoming Second Collection: What is Your Voice Inc.
The weekend of July 31 & August 01, our parish will be taking up a second collection at all Masses for What is Your Voice Inc., an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse as well as their families. This organization provides counseling from fully trained peer support advocates in addition to safe housing, assistance with education, career support and so much more. During the last year What is your Voice Inc. responded to over 12,000 texts and calls from its helpline, had over 1,500 counseling sessions/intakes, educated and performed outreach to 800,000 individuals, maintained or set up 40 apartments/households, and brought well-being and hope to 300 women and children. When you donate to this collection you are helping to end a cycle of abuse against women and children in our community. All donations are greatly appreciated! For more information please visit, https://whatisyourvoice.com/.
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Lifting the General Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass
Linked below is a statement on the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass from the Diocese of Wilmington and surrounding Dioceses. The lift will take effect Saturday, June 26 and Sunday June 27. We would like to thank all of our parishoners for bearing with us during the last year, and welcome those who haven't already joined us back to in person Mass!
New COVID-19 Guidelines
There are new Covid-19 guidelines taking effect this weekend throughout the Diocese of Wilmington. St. Edmond Church will now be open at full capacity. Fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear a mask. If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear your mask, covering your mouth and your nose. All children between the ages of 2 and 16 are advised to continue wearing a mask to Mass. Everyone will still be required to sanitize their hands as they enter the Church or Hall.
We realize that some people may be uncomfortable with this change, therefore, all Masses in our Parish Hall (this weekend we have a 9:00a.m. and 10:30a.m.) will still have socially distanced seating. Entering and exiting the Church or Hall will no longer be restricted. All doors will be fully accessible.
Our priests and deacons will begin to process to and from the altar and we can begin to share the Sign of Peace as well. Offertory Gifts are permitted to be brought to the altar, so the ushers will invite a family or individual to help with this. The Offertory Collection will be taken as we did before (with our long-handled baskets). We are not permitted to pass the small baskets to each person. We may need to recruit more volunteers to assist with the collection at those Masses where there are not four or more ushers. This weekend, in particular, we will have two collections.
The distribution of Holy Communion will remain the same until further notice. We will still process up the side aisles and go back down the center aisle.
Thank you for being part of the St. Edmond community. We appreciate your willingness to help us navigate all these changes. If you have any additional concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.
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.
Welcome to Saint Edmond Parish
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!!
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!!
Daily Mass: 8:30 a.m. (Mon-Sat)
Saturday Evening: 4:00 p.m. (year round) & 5:30 p.m. (summer)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
We are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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