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  • Saint Edna Catholic Community

    Saint Edna Catholic Community desires to live as a reflection of who Christ calls us to be by

    welcoming all in Charity, Justice, and Hope

    Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday evening - 5:00pm Sunday - 7:30, 9:30, 11:30am 5:30pm Weekday Masses Monday - Thursday 8:00am Communion Service Monday - Friday: 6:45am Morning Prayer and Communion Service Friday: 8:00am Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction First Friday of the Month 8:30-9:30am Office Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 8:00pm Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm (closed 12 - 1pm weekdays) Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sun: 9:00am - 1:00pm


    Annual Report2



    Take Five for Faith9

    Faith Formation 10

    Parish Life12


    Human Concerns16

    Kids Page18

  • October 28, 2018 2

    Annual ReportPart 5 of 7 July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

    Parish Life Commission Parish Life Commission fosters a sense of parish unity by organizing and welcoming all to community-building events.

    This past year showed a lot of change to the Parish Life Commission. We bid farewell to a few of our members and welcomed others. Under new leadership, we hope to see some exciting new events, as well as the opening of the new

    St. Edna Parish Center. While we are still in a holding pattern due to the construction of the Parish Center, we still have some exciting events on the calendar. Please be sure to check out the Bulletins every week for more information on all future events. In the meantime, here are some updates from the past year, on a few of the ministries associated with Parish Life. For a full list of the ministries please check out the St. Edna website at:

    Gardening for God saw its 16th season with 50 volunteer gardeners and 32 garden plots. Check out all their hard work all around the Parish grounds. They had a bit of a rough time this past season with all the construction, but fortunately all the rain helped mitigate the loss of water. GFG will be back next Spring preparing new flower beds after the construction together with planters under the portico and boxes at the Church entrances during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Be sure to look for their handiwork. The St. Edna Sunday Evening Bowling League was held every other Sunday of the month. The season ran from September until April. They played three games beginning at 6:00 pm and finished around 8:30 pm at Arlington Lanes located at Dundee and Kennicott. If you are interested in joining this fun-loving group, please visit for contact information. (There was also a Mixed Senior Bowling League held on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm at Arlington Lanes from August through April.) Lets get rolling!

    The St. Edna Men's Golf League had another wonderful year at Cary Country Club. They played once a month May through September and the weather was good for all five of their outings. No rain, a little cold in May and hot in July. Their membership grew this past year by five golfers and they hope to grow again this season.

    The Photographer Ministry is headed up by our very own Frank Starshak and Rob Unger. Together they try to cover all the St Edna (and sometimes Knights of Columbus, if on St Edna campus) events. They edit all the photos, deleting the poor or duplicate shots themselves and have been doing so for a very long time. Their services are invaluable to the St. Edna community. If you are in need of their services, please contact Laura Kniskern, at the Parish Office. The office informs and directs them as to what is needed. The requests are then prioritized and off they go. St. Edna archives all of their work. If you see Frank or Rob, be sure to smile and say cheese!!

    We had to say goodbye to the Welcoming Ministry this past year. This ministry helped welcome new parishioners after masses once a month. They provided a more hands on introduction to our Parish.

    The Knights of Columbus Their motto is In Service to Once, In Service to All. The Knights are the worlds largest Catholic Fraternal Service Organization with over 1.9 million members around the world. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older. They were involved in numerous deeds in and around our Parish, helping out here and there, whenever we called for their assistance. For more information, please contact Michael McNicholas, Parish Representative, at 847-632-1903.

    We are always looking for ideas and new members. If you are interested in joining Parish Life Commission, or volunteering for Parish Life events, please contact Kathy Romza at or Sue Jackson at, or you can check us out on the Parish website at under the Parish Life tab.

    Respectfully submitted by:

    Kathy Romza Sue Jackson Co-Chairs of the Parish Life Commission

    Pancake Breakfast Bunco

    Trivia Night

  • This Week At St. Edna

    THANK YOU Thanks, everyone, for making my Installation Mass and Reception last Sunday such nice events. Lots of people planned and coordinated the 11:30 a.m. Mass and made it a very moving Liturgy. The music (as always) was wonderful. I am very grateful for everyones efforts. Many more people made sure the Reception in the Doherty Center provided a place of hospitality and welcome to all who stopped by. My grateful thanks to them, too. All the delicious food and the beautiful cake were enjoyed by everyone. St. Ednas sure knows how to throw a party! In February an even BIGGER party will take place in our brand new Parish Center when Cardinal Cupich will be coming here to dedicate our newest building.

    I am glad to be your Sixth pastor. I have large shoes to fill based on the legacies of our five previous pastors and our one Administrator over the last 53 years. I hope and pray that the years ahead under my pastorate will be good years and blessed years, and that the good people of St. Ednas will remain united in Christs love and continue living out the gospel call to Love One Another.

    With gratitude, Fr. Darrio

    World Mission Sunday Thank you for your generous response to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith last weekend on World Mission Sunday! Our parish raised $3,347.00 in support of communities of faith in some of the most economically disadvantaged regions of our world. Your gifts and prayers contribute to the ongoing effort of the universal Church in service and authentic global solidarity. As Pope Francis has said, The Christian faith remains ever young when it is open to the mission that Christ entrusts to us. Mission revitalizes faith.


  • October 28, 2018

    In the month of November we pray for all those who have gone before us, especially those loved ones named here.

    Therese Fitzpatrick Virginia Cole Robert Romero Geraldine Raymo Frank Roccosanto Phyllis Eichhorn Catherine Rozny Lisa Fillichio Robert Bowman Eleanor Simmons Robert Pinkowski Mary Helen Peterson Michael Petrich Elaine McGovern Evelyn Worm Laura Shotsberger Charlene Lazzara Marguerite Reynolds Anthony Iacullo Jo Ann Garcia Gayle Pacelli Herman Bellagamba Thomas William Vail, Sr. Samuel Francis Castro Gaetanna (Tina) Bonadonna Marion Kay Elizabeth Loughlin Joan Masloske Dolores Castro Robert Reilly Glen Sokal Jacob Dvoratchek Peter Loughlin Barbara Jean Oglesbee Gloria Deble

    Mary Ann Gibson Grace Amodeo

    Karl Felde David Joseph Petersen

    Gilda Rubino Georgene (Jeanne) Leber

    Mary Twomey Janice Hasler

    Frank Cassady Herminia Lopez

    James Carver Virginia Gaughan

    Shirley Landow Fred Biasiello, Sr. Geraldine Boness

    Ronald Lesker John Schultz

    Pacita Guinsatao John Korpalski Frank Viverito

    Carol Ostrowski Catherine Vainisi Lillian Mellberg

    Marie Rubino Rose DeBiase

    Cynthia Babecki Josephine Cracchiolo

    Harriet Tantillo William Thiel

    Margaret Sassetti Margaret Nix

    Martin Kaiser John Altmeyer


  • This Week at St. Edna Sunday, October 28 8:30am Gift of Love Sign-up (After all Masses) - Community Room 2:00pm Confirmation RehearsalChurch 4:00pm Confirmation ClassesDoherty Center & Community Room 4:00pm SNL Rehearsal - Church 5:30pm Confirmation Candidacy MassChurch Monday, October 29 9:30am Prayer Shawl Ministry - Doherty Center Tuesday, October 30 8:30am Grandparents Prayer Time - Doherty Center 9:15am Transformations - Doherty Center 5:30pm RE Classes - Doherty Center 7:00pm Rosary - Church Wednesday, October 31 7:30pm Choir Practice - Church Thursday November 1All Saints Day 6:30am MassChurch 8:00am MassChurch 1:00pm WOSE Guild 3 - Doherty Center 7:30pm Mass - Church Friday, November 2 8:00am MassChurch 8:30am Eucharistic AdorationChurch 9:30am BenedictionChurch 7:30pm All Souls Day Mass - Church Saturday, November 3 10:30am High School ConfirmationChurch 12:00pm Confirmation ReceptionDoherty Center 5:30pm Gift of Love Sign-up - Community Room Sunday, November 4 8:30am Gift of Love Sign-up (After all Masses) - Community Room 9:30am LWC Hurley Center 12:30pm Baptism FamiliesCommunity Room 1:00pm Baptisms - Church 4:00pm SNL RehearsalChurch

    Bulletin Deadline: Articles for the November 11, 2018 bulletin may be dropped off in the Parish Office or e-mailed to no later than Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Please indicate the topic in the subject line.

    This Week At St. Edna