Email from St. Edward

The parish has sent an email out to every email address we had on file. These were addresses that were collected when you registered (recently or a zillion years ago) and hopefully updated a few months ago.

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL from St Edward the Martyr, with the subject line “New St. Edward the Martyr Email Group” this means the office does not have your email address.

Check your SPAM folder to see if it went in there. Please add to your contacts list so that doesn’t happen again.

If you didn’t get the message, send an email to . Include your name and your current email address.

Fr. Sibi offering Video Streamed Mass from St. Francis

All, Fr. Sibi has arranged to offer Mass for our St. Edward the Martyr Parish thru the video streaming set up St. Francis church has made available.
These Masses will be live streamed on at 7:30 and 9 AM this coming Sunday, March 22nd.
St. Francis is also offering Masses by Fr. Jose daily at & AM & 12:15 PM on the same website.
Please circulate to all families in our Parish.

Exercising Faith In a Time of Social Distancing

In this time of uncertainty, many want to renew their faith and look for pathways to do that. Several years ago now, our Parish purchased a subscription to FORMED, an online collection of learning, videos/movies, webinars and free to read books — available on just about any connected device that can help guide you on your way.
You can access this content by registering for free at the following website:
*ENTER CODE:* VCHERN (or look up our parish)
Blessings and good health to all,
Webmaster Dave

Diocese of Baker Closures

March 16, 2020

Parishioners of St Edward the Martyr:

Effective immediately and until further notice, by mandate of Bishop Cary –

· All Masses, Sunday and weekday are cancelled.
· All Communal Penance Services are cancelled.
· All parish activities, including Stations, meatless meals, sacramental prep, prayer groups, choir practices etc. are cancelled.
· Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family in attendance only. There are to be NO luncheons or receptions to follow.
· There will not be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The parish office will be open limited hours. If you have an emergency, please call Fr. Sibi’s cell phone 541-633-6342.

The Bishop intends to live-stream the Sunday Mass on the diocese website –

See the diocese website for the most current information. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Please keep each other in your prayers –

Magnificat Offering Free Online Access for All

Access to some resources for free….
During this difficult time, Magnificat is making its online version free for anyone who may be unable to attend Mass. View this message in your browser


During this difficult time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. To help them sanctify their day and to keep walking in the liturgical rhythm of the Church, we are honored to make our online version of MAGNIFICAT temporarily available to everyone for free. Please help us spread this message and share this email and link with as many people as you can. Free temporary access is also available en Espanol . It is our hope that everyone will take this opportunity to pray with MAGNIFICAT in union with the Church each Sunday and weekday.

Please pray with us for a speedy and safe end to this time of difficulty in our world.

Sincerely in Christ,

Romain Lizé President

Below is a suggested prayer of spiritual Communion.
*Jesus, really present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar, since I cannot now receive thee under the sacramental veil, I beseech thee, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the Immaculate Heart of thy most Holy Mother, and to abide with me, thou in me, and I in thee, in time and in eternity. Amen*.

© 2020 MAGNIFICAT. *All rights reserved.*

Important Church Cancellations

Hi all,
Keeping it short and simple…new in from the Diocese:
*Repeating from last week:*

For your health and safety at his time, precautionary measures will be implemented:

  1. The Blessed Sacrament will be served in single species; the Sacred Body.
  2. During the sign of peace and the Lord’s Prayer, please avoid holding or shaking hands.
  3. Coffee and donuts after Sunday Mass are cancelled for the month of March.


  • *The St Edward Tea and Fashion show meeting for March 15th is cancelled. *
  • *No RE Classes until after Spring Break. *
  • *Lenten Stations of the Cross Fridays @ 5:30 pm.have been cancelled. *
  • *Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Has been cancelled until further notice.*

Stay safe and healthy.

Dave your webmaster

Diocesan policy regarding Corona virus

*The following has been contributed by a member of the Saint Edward Email News and Prayer Request Network for your information:*
———- Forwarded message ———

From: Very Reverend Rick Fischer <>

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Dear Fathers, and all,
Attached please find the official policies of the Diocese to be implemented immediately. Please make sure that your parishioners are made aware of the policies.
As this is a very fluid situation, policies may be revised, on a week by week basis. Please refer your people to the Diocesan website for updates.
If you have more suggestions, please let us know.
In Christ,
Very Rev. Richard O. Fischer V G

*Please email anything you would like to share through this email network to *** <> *Also, please let us know if you would like to have any email addresses added to or removed from the distribution list. Thank you.*

Liturgical Ministries Meeting this Saturday

In case you didn’t see this elsewhere…
You are invited:
Who: All current Liturgical Ministers and those interested in volunteering (Readers, Sacristans, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Ushers, and Musicians)
What: A luncheon/workshop
When: Saturday, Jan 18th @ 11:30a
Where: St. Edward’s Parish Hall
I hope you can attend – Fr. Sibi