8:00 am Monday through Saturday
5:30 pm Wednesday
5:00 pm Saturday Vigil
8:00 am, 10:30 am and 12 Noon
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
7:30-7:50 am Monday through Saturday
5:00 pm Wednesday
3:30-4:30 pm Saturday or by appointment
6:30-7:30 am Monday through Saturday
3:00-4:00 pm Fridays
8:30 AM- 2:30 PM - First Friday of the Month
MARRIAGE AND BAPTISM:
Call for appointment (615) 833-5520
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
There will not be 8:00 am Masses on Thursday, Friday or Saturday and there will not be a 5:00 Mass on Saturday.
April 2, Holy Thursday - 7:00 pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
April 3, Good Friday - 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross - outside (weather permitting)
April 3, Good Friday - 7:00 pm Service
April 4, Holy Saturday - 8:15 pm Easter Vigil
April 5, Easter Sunday - 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm Masses
PLEASE NOTE: Palm Sunday, the 12:00 Noon Mass is changed to 12:15 pm.
Stations of the Cross - 5:30 pm Fridays during Lent
Message from Rev. Mark J. Nolte, Pastor
Dear Friends in Christ,
Welcome to the website of St. Edward Catholic Church in Nashville, Tennessee. The St. Edward community has been serving Nashville and its surrounding area for over 62 years. We are a parish of believers, rich in tradition and diversity including over 1,500 registered families and a school with approximately 360 students attending pre-school to 8th grade.
We provide an atmosphere in which parishioners of all ages and cultures share faith through Sacramental and Liturgical celebrations, on-going faith-formation, and other social and spiritual events which enable us to connect our faith with the world in which we live.
We would welcome your visit and hope that our website is helpful in answering any questions that you may have about St. Edward.
Rev. Mark J. Nolte, Pastor
In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams”, John Kinsella (a baseball great from the past who has long passed away) visits his son, Ray, on a baseball field built by his son in a small town in Iowa. John asks his son, “Is this heaven”? And Ray replies, “No, it’s Iowa”. John replies, “It sure seems like heaven”. The Mass, as St. John Paul II once stated and that the Church has always taught, is “Heaven on Earth”. He goes on to say, “that what we celebrate on earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy”. More...
"The Mass: On Earth as it is in Heaven"
The following Lenten times of penance are in accordance with the Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church and with the directives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. These regulations bind all Latin Rite Catholics of the United States of America except as noted.
· All are obliged by law to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, February 18th, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday, April 3rd, from the age of 14 years throughout life. The law forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, the products of milk, or condiments made of animal fat.
· All are obliged by law to fast—limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of the day—on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, from the day after their 18th birthday until the day after their 59th birthday. The combined quantity of food at the two light meals should not exceed the quantity of food taken at the full meal. The drinking of ordinary liquids does not break the fast.
· All are generally obliged to do penance during the entire season of Lent. In addition to fast and abstinence, the obligation may be discharged by other good works, such as voluntary abstinence, prayer, self-denial, almsgiving and acts of charity.
Lenten Parish Mission
The word “Lent” means “springtime”. In the Gospel of John (10:10), Jesus tells us, “I came so that [you] may have life and have it more abundantly”. In other words, He came that we might experience a new springtime. This new life Jesus speaks of is a life of profound freedom, joy and peace that only He can give through the gift of His Holy Spirit. Sin and death (the consequence of sin), unfortunately, robs us of this new life and of all that our heavenly Father so deeply desires for each of us, His children.
If you would like to experience more joy and freedom in your life, then please join Fr. Mark and Fr. Dan every Tuesday night (beginning Feb. 17th and concluding Mar. 31st) @ 6:45 pm in the church as we learn more about the nature of sin, its deadly effects, and ways we can root it out and overcome it so that we might experience more fully the joy and freedom of a Spirit-filled life that is ours in Jesus Christ.
The Great Adventure - Catholic Bible Timeline Bible Study
Fr. Dan is about to begin an in depth, 24 week Bible Study Group. The program was produced by Jeff Cavins and is called, The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible. This exciting Catholic Bible Study has been teaching people the narrative story of the Bible for over 20 years with extraordinary results, so they can understand the plan of salvation history. Read more...
Drawing Closer to the Blessed Mother
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus, but is also our mother. Here are five ways to draw closer to your Mother in heaven. As we draw closer to her and her Immaculate Heart, she roots out the impurity in us and places virtue in our hearts. Her mission is to transform all of us into the saints we were created to be.
Five ways to draw closer to your Mother in heaven
The Secrets of the Poor Souls in Purgatory
Today, very little is taught in regular catechism classes about Purgatory, about the suffering that the Poor Souls experience in order to be completely purified to be able to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet Purgatory does exist, and the sufferings that the Poor Souls experience there are very real.
An interview with Maria Simma of Austria
Purgatory and Plenary Indulgences
It is during November the Church meditates on the Communion of Saints, which is the charitable link with the faithful who have already reached heaven (Church Triumphant), the faithful departed who are still expiating their sins in Purgatory (Church Suffering) and of the pilgrim faithful here on earth (Church Militant). "In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin."(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1475).
What is happening during the Mass
Catalina Rivas of Cochabamba, Bolivia, who now dwells in Mérida, Yucatán, México. She is said to receive Messages from Jesus, Mary, and the angels. She has the approval of her Bishop, René Fernández Apaza, who has given his imprimatur to her Messages. The following text is the reproduction of booklet, “The Holy Mass,” in which Our Lord and Our Lady explain to Catalina what is really going on during the Mass in the spiritual realm, and how we should be more concentrated on the great mysteries that are taking place.
Bo. Daniel Gagnon, OMI, of the Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Archdiocese of Mexico, wrote about this book: “I do not find anything against the faith or the customs of the Church. It is not my function to confirm its supernatural character; nevertheless, I recommend it for its spiritual inspiration.”
“Everyone is looking for you.” Mark 1:29-39
Of course everyone was looking for Jesus. He cured their sick and drove out their demons. They believed in him because of what they had seen him do. But had they listened to his message and did they believe what he had to say? Jesus would eventually tell others that “It is your faith that has healed you.” In the first reading Job recants his life of drudgery, loss and pain. The passage concluded, “I shall not see happiness again.” But Job did not lose faith in God when the Lord allowed Satan to test him, so God restored Job’s fortunes and gives him a beautiful family. Faith that does not endure when tested is not faith. As long as Jesus stayed in Capernaum and healed their sick and drove out demons, they believed in him. The test of their faith is whether they continued to believe in him when he left to preach the gospel to others by his words and actions. The test for us is whether we believe the faith they passed on to us.