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ABOUT US

Together we are learning to live life the way Jesus did: knowing the Father loves us, empowered by the Holy Spirit, caring for each other, celebrating creativity, being adventurous in our faith, reaching out to those around, living honestly and devoted to God our Father. St. Edmund's Parish has grown to be a diverse community

of people from all different ages, stages and walks of life.

OUR VISION

We believe everyone needs the hope Jesus offers, so our passion is to help people find that hope and grow in a relationship with Him. We emphasize grace and acceptance, yet we’re equally passionate about truth, as we help people understand who Jesus is and how to take the next step in their journey of faith.

WHAT WE DO

We gather to praise God, listen to him,

and respond.
We nurture each other in faith and obedience to Christ.
We love and care for one another

as God's people.
We commit ourselves to serve and to tell others about Jesus.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

At St. Edmund's Parish, we know that everyone has a story and your story is really important to us. It is even more exciting when we realize that God's fingerprints have been all over every chapter of our life long books.

We are an intergenerational community that celebrates the opportunity to see each other grow in our relationship

with Jesus Christ. 

THE STORY OF ST. EDMUND
St. Edmund (1174-1240) Peacemaker, Father of the Poor, Patron of sick Children

St. Edmund of Canterbury is remembered in England, France and America for his faithful life loving God. In France, where he is buried, St. Edmund is known as the patron saint of sick children.

In England, where he was born, St. Edmund is known as a peacemaker.  Edmund’s life began in Abingdon, a small village close to Oxford.

As a young man, he became a noted professor of maths and geometry at Oxford University. In mid-career, he was inspired by a dream to leave teaching and enter the priesthood. After becoming a priest, Edmund left Oxford for a country parish near Salisbury. There he gave away his possessions to feed the poor and care for the sick. The Pope, learning of Edmund’s self-sacrificing spirit, named him Archbishop of Canterbury.

While journeying to Rome, Edmund fell sick and died in Pontigny, France. He was buried there at the abbey and many miracles took place at his tomb. Within six years, the Pope declared him a saint. Six centuries later, the Society of St. Edmund was founded at Pontigny.

Now the Fathers of St. Edmund are involved in apostolates in England, the United States and Venezuela. The Edmundites keep their patron’s memory alive by following his example of service to others. The Fathers of St. Edmund try to be, as Edmund was, “eyes to the blind, feet to the lame, father of the poor and friend to strangers in trouble.”

 
ABOUT US

You're welcome to join our Roman Catholic

Christian community at any time. Pastor, Fr. Steny Mascarenhas, OCD believes in creating a faith community that Is as rooted in the gospels as it is in each other.

Join us next Sunday and see how our community comes together to praise.

ADDRESS

545 Mahon Avenue

North Vancouver,

British Columbia

V7M 2R7

Canada

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