Together we are learning to live life the way Jesus did: knowing the Father loves us, empowered by the Holy Spirit, caring for each other, celebrating creativity, being adventurous in our faith, reaching out to those around, living honestly and devoted to God our Father. St. Edmund's Parish has grown to be a diverse community of people from all different ages, stages and walks of life.
We believe everyone needs the hope Jesus offers, so our passion is to help people find that hope and grow in a relationship with Him. We emphasize grace and acceptance, yet we’re equally passionate about truth, as we help people understand who Jesus is and how to take the next step in their journey of faith.
What We Do
We gather to praise God, listen to Him, and respond.
We nurture each other in faith and obedience to Christ.
We love and care for one another as God's people.
We commit ourselves to serve and to tell others about Jesus.
At St. Edmund's Parish, we know that everyone has a story and your story is really important to us. It is even more exciting when we realize that God's fingerprints have been all over every chapter of our life long books. We are an intergenerational community that celebrates the opportunity to see each other grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Story of St. Edmund
1174 – 1240
Peacemaker, Father of the Poor, Patron of Sick Children
St. Edmund of Canterbury is remembered in England, France and America for his faithful life loving God. In France, where he is buried, St. Edmund is known as the patron saint of sick children.
In England, where he was born, St. Edmund is known as a peacemaker. Edmund’s life began in Abingdon, a small village close to Oxford. As a young man, he became a noted professor of maths and geometry at Oxford University. In mid-career, he was inspired by a dream to leave teaching and enter the priesthood. After becoming a priest, Edmund left Oxford for a country parish near Salisbury. There he gave away his possessions to feed the poor and care for the sick. The Pope, learning of Edmund’s self-sacrificing spirit, named him Archbishop of Canterbury.
While journeying to Rome, Edmund fell sick and died in Pontigny, France. He was buried there at the abbey and many miracles took place at his tomb. Within six years, the Pope declared him a saint. Six centuries later, the Society of St. Edmund was founded at Pontigny.
Now the Fathers of St. Edmund are involved in apostolates in England, the United States and Venezuela. The Edmundites keep their patron’s memory alive by following his example of service to others. The Fathers of St. Edmund try to be, as Edmund was, “eyes to the blind, feet to the lame, father of the poor and friend to strangers in trouble.”