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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.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, issued on March 12, 2020, remains in place for the Diocese of Wilmington. Sunday Mass will still be recorded and made available to all parishioners through Constant Contact.
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.
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Please help keep the light shining!
During these uncertain times we are very grateful for your contributions & prayers! To give visit the 'give online' tab, if you are struggling to navigate our online portal contact our office 302-227-4550. Thank you!
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. please put on a mask upon entering the office.
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