Upcoming Second Collection
THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 23 & 24 we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa , Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communitis. Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous during this collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
All Souls Mass
All Souls Day, celebrated on November 2, is a holy day set aside in the Catholic Church for honoring the dead. It originally was celebrated in the Easter season, around Pentecost Sunday By the tenth century, the celebration had been moved to October; and sometime between 998 and 1030, St. Odilo of Cluny decreed that it should be celebrated on November 2 in all of the monasteries of his Benedictine congregation. Over the next two centuries, other Benedictines and the Carthusians began to celebrate it in their monasteries as well, and soon the commemoration of all the Holy Souls in Purgatory spread to the entire Church.
Everyone is invited to come to Mass at
6:00 p.m. and light a candle for the departed ones.
The Knights of Columbus will host a reception in the Hall following the Mass.
Online Mass Streaming
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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!
Training for Emergency
Homeless Shelter Volunteers
Come be a part of the solution–
join our team!
Choose the location that works best for your schedule:
November 4: Milford Ave UMC, 20 N Church Ave, Milford DE
November 9: The CROSS, 703 East King Street, Seaford DE
November 16: Milford Nazarene, 11 Salevan Pl, Milford DE
TBA– Cape Region Troop 7
TBA– CPR Training
Most of our emergency winter sanctuaries are open nightly December 15-March 15. Volunteers are needed for intake, overnight, morning relief, cleanup, and laundry. We have a potential need of 132 volunteers to fill each night just to provide basic coverage during the season! To sign up for volunteer opportunities, go to:
Last year we served approximately 250 homeless individuals (all ages). Each guest is uniquely homeless… Each one is vulnerable… Each one matters!
Code Purple Hotline: 302-519-0024
PO Box 542– 703 E King St, Seaford
Love INC Clearinghouse phone line: 302-629-7050
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codepurplesussexcounty/
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.
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