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  • Fr. Edward Burch will assume duties as the new Administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes on June 27.

    Reverend Edward J. Burch was born in Kansas City MO in 1942, the youngest of three children. He was educated in Catholic schools and earned a bachelors degree in business from a Jesuit University, Rockhurst University, in Kansas City MO.
    His business career included working for Western Electric, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies in Kansas City and Burlington, NC. After 35 years in a corporate career, Fr. Ed retired from industry in 1997 at age 54.
    Father Ed was ordained May 31, 2003 at  Our Lady of Lourdes  Church in Raleigh. Father Ed’s home parish was Blessed Sacrament in Burlington where he was active in founding the Secular Franciscan Order. He was minister of the order for five years.
    His first assignment was Parochial Vicar at St. Mark’s in Wilmington. Two years later, Fr. Ed was assigned to St. Patrick’s in Fayetteville as Parochial Vicar, and in 2007 was assigned to Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kinston as pastor. 


    On July 16, 2011 Bishop Michael J. Burbidge installed Fr. Edward J. Burch as pastor of Sacred Heart Church.
     

     

    Welcome Father Burch! Thank you Father Forbes for your ministry to our parish!