A Parish Wish List

St Edward is a mirror of the Community of Chillicothe that surrounds us. We are a vibrant community of faith from all walks of life – we have members that are very young and members who are very “young at heart”!

Serving the needs of such a diverse population can be a challenge. Many parishioners desire to help, many even desire to “do more” but aren’t really sure how.

The purpose of this page is to make public some areas of need and opportunities to surpass meeting other needs. Some needs are necessary and really are a “gap” for the parish. Other areas, however, may not necessarily be unmet needs but rather opportunities for us to excel and go beyond merely meeting a need.

Below is simply the current “wish list” that a healthy parish should have. If you see a particular area where you would like to help out, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We will connect with you to discuss more details about the particular project, and if you’re so moved to help the parish we will help facilitate your act of kindness.

Thank you for even just visiting this site to see what St Edward might need. We are ALWAYS in need of prayers, so if you don’t find anything below that you feel comfortable in helping with, please (before you even close this window) offer a prayer up that God may bless the work we do here in His Name and by His gracious will that it may be brought to completion.

God bless,

~Fr Matt

Wish List Items

Altar Candles
Set of 6 Altar Candles to be used during special masses for Solemnities (Easter, Christmas, Pentecost, etc). Currently on sale from Autom


St Joseph Statue
Pope Francis declared 2021 to be the “Year of St Joseph”. We’re looking for a statue to match our current, tall Mary statue behind altar. Current price from Monastery Icons below


Collection baskets
In the age of COVID restrictions we don’t “pass the basket” any more. These baskets have long handles to help take up collection at mass. We could use 3 of them


Holy Oil Set
This set of beautiful vessels to hold and publicly display our Church’s holy oils used for Baptism, Confirmation and Anointing of the Sick. from Lagron Miller in Peoria


Ambry Cabinet for Holy Oils
The Church’s Holy Oils are precious, beautiful gifts that are consecrated in the Holy Spirit to God by the Bishop at the annual Chrism Mass. The above link is an example. Please contact the office if you are interested in gifting this item.