Mailing Address: 1571 North 2nd St., Jena, LA 71342
St. Edward’s is a growing parish, experiencing the expansion of southeastern Grant parish as a bedroom community of the Pineville/Alexandria area. Predominantly family oriented, St. Edward’s also has a fair share of ‘golden’ members as well, and a good many vacationers who come and go with the seasons at the various camps throughout the Fishville area.
We have enjoyed several activities this past year that parishioners are looking to continue in coming years: Oktoberfest in October, celebrating the anniversary of the establishment of St. Edward’s around October 13th (whichever Saturday is nearest); Advent family night; an Easter/Spring picnic; May crowning; and other activities just waiting to be planned.
Our church is one of the better kept secrets of Alexandria Diocese. All wood, the building is somewhat half-round, and the back wall behind the altar faces into the forest. The wall is one huge window looking into the old growth trees of the Kisatchie forest.
St. Edward’s has a 1st-6th grade CCD program that meets Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30PM in the hall and Church.
Like St. Mary’s, RCIA is offered every autumn for those wishing to become Catholic or for those looking for a refresher course in Catholicism.
Mass Ministries are available for those interested in participating in the Mass in a unique way: lectors, Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, music ministry, altar servers, and ushers.
Young Adult Ministry: meets the first Wednesday of the Month and does one other activity on a monthly basis; for Seniors in High school to Thirty-somethings.
Altar Society: In service to the care of the altar and sacred vessels, this group also prays together and works actively with all the other activities in the area for St. Edward’s Church.
The Quilters: on Thursday evenings at Skip Converse Hall; in conjunction with /as an activity of the altar society. Every Thursday beginning around 7, a group meets to quilt and share together in the parish hall. Quilts are donated or sold to raise money for parish needs through the altar society.