Spring 2019 Dear Parishioners of St. Edwin, For the first time at least in recent memory our Confirmation Team held its own retreat for those being confirmed, and even admitted young people from other parishes. Reports say it went great! They deserve a hats off for having the courage and gumption to begin something new. Our new processional path is developing nicely, starting at one entrance of the church and ending at another. The sides along the main path will be seeded once again with native wildflowers, offering beauty for the eyes and nectar for the bees. We will begin using it already this year for the annual processions of Palm Sunday, Easter Vigil, Marian May Day, and Corpus Christi. In 2020 the February 2 Candlemass (Sp. Candelaria) will fall on a Sunday and we will hold a big procession for that too. The dedicated path reminds us we are a pilgrim people. St. Edwin’s May 18 Spring Festival of St. Isidore is featured in the April Archdiocesan People of God Magazine. You can find the online version here. Meanwhile, our family folklore dance troupe is advancing month by month. We will soon be able to welcome them on our outdoor stage sporting newly painted gables.  We have raised fourteen donated utility posts to stretch canvas across our Park Patio. If all goes well it will be up and ready to offer shade at the spring festival. Our two, one-acre fields have matured nicely and now sustain Brutus Fescue Grass, an excellent permanent pasture for grass fed animals. The Middle Rio Grand Conservancy District gave us the green light to start watering our fields the first week of April. We now look forward to alfalfa from our newly seeded northeast field. The  bee-keeping team will see whether the bees take advantage of the 1.6 acres of alfalfa nectar, or not. The Navajo Churro sheep are doing well, enjoying the new pasture. This year we look forward to increasing our number of female ewes from five to seven. That means trading two of this season’s female lambs from our ranch for two different female ewes from another ranch, this to avoid inbreeding. Copper the ram has proven to be both gentle and productive so we will keep him around as long as we possibly can. Our nanny goats started giving birth the second week of April. The Fall 2019 letter will be posted after our fall festival. Fr. Peter
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
St. Edwin Beeswax Lip Balm  makes for a great gift and is available in the office anytime. Our honey is harvested in the fall and is snatched up as soon as we get it in the jar.
SEPTEMBER
Sun., Sep. 22, Brunch, 10:00am – 12:45pm
FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN!
Fri., Sep. 6, First Friday
Recitación del rosario con cantos, 7:30pm
Adoration & Benediction, 8:45am to 12:00pm
See our two new ewes  on the ¨ANIMALS” page. See our newly cut alfalfa at the bottom of the ¨FIELDS¨ page.
A friendly rural parish where lambs and kid goats are the lawnmowers.
OCTOBER
Fri., Oct. 4, First Friday
Fri., Oct. 11, Second Friday
Quarterly Anointing of the Sick After 8:00am Mass
Recitación del rosario con cantos, 7:30pm
Adoration & Benediction, 8:45am to 12:00pm
Sun., Oct. 13, Leftover Brunch,  10:00am – 12:45pm
SEPTEMBER
Sun., Sep. 22, Brunch, 10:00am – 12:45pm
FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN!
Fri., Sep. 6, First Friday
Recitación del rosario con cantos, 7:30pm
Adoration & Benediction, 8:45am to 12:00pm
OCTOBER
Fri., Oct. 4, First Friday
 Adoration & Benediction, 8:45 to 12:00pm
Fri., Oct. 11, Second Friday
Quarterly Anointing of the Sick After 8:00am Mass
Recitación del rosario con cantos, 7:30pm
Sun., Oct. 13, Leftover Brunch,  10:00am – 12:45pm FOLKLORE DANCING!
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A friendly rural parish where lambs and kid goats are the lawnmowers.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
St. Edwin Beeswax Balm is a great gift and is available in the office anytime. Our honey is harvested in the fall and is snatched up as soon as we get it in the jar.