The parish council is a consultative body responsible to the pastor who is the administrator of the parish and, as such, is responsible to the bishop. The council assists the pastor by its vision of what the parish is and what it is called to become in its life.
ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN THE PARISH
Open to all women in the Parish. Activities include: hosting meals at parish funerals; fund
raising activities for the needs of the church; regional and diocesan activities; donations to local
charity needs; presentations of interest to members of the parish and local community.
The Council closely adheres to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. It’s local fund
raising events include fish fries during Lent, the October Drive for Persons with Developmental
Disabilities distributing tootsie rolls with the proceeds going to agencies which work with persons with
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St. Edward Parish is part of the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau which covers 39 counties,
25,719 square miles in southern Missouri, 66 parishes, 19 missions and 2 chapels.
Diocesan website: www.dioscg.org
The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is committed to helping children learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment. This Parish complies with diocesan safe environment policies and procedures. In accordance with the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the program Protecting God’s Children – Teaching Touching Safety (commonly referred to as “Virtus”) is used in the diocese. Students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade participate in two different safety lessons each school year; one in the fall and one in the spring. An overview of the children’s training is available on the diocesan website. You may view
the children’s lessons at the office. All employees, and volunteers who regularly work with minors, receive training
in how to recognize, prevent and report abuse, as well as ongoing training and background screening.
They also agree to comply with the Code of Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Adult Volunteers Working
To report abuse call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-392-3738 or call the police. to report an incident click here
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
The finance council is not a committee of the parish council, but is a separate body. It is to assist the pastor in all the duties relating to the financial business of the parish.