April 30/May 1, 2022 - Sunday Bulletin

Updated: May 3

3rd Sunday of Easter




This week in the Church



Please keep in your prayers Our 27 First Holy Communicants who will be receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion next Sunday, May 1st @ 2pm

May the blessings of Christ be upon them always.


Our First Holy Communicants

Gabriella Aguirre Rory Beaton Ryan Borromeo Dyanne Diano Leila Douglas Ava Edgett Paul Edgett Raphael Fernandez Evans Valentina Fernandez Evans Rafael Gonzalez Duque Brianna Guerrero Tea Avery Historillo Yuan Inso Ethan Kim (Blessing)Liam Kim (Blessing) Abigail Kinny Szymon Losik Maia Manoliu (Blessing) Scarlett McCormack Julianne Paling Mason Rudder Alexander Swatko Zyanne Tuazon Shaireenah Veloso Nino Villamor Jianne Viloria Alex Wang (Blessing)

​Liam Kim (Blessing)

Abigail Kinny

Szymon Losik

Maia Manoliu (Blessing)

Scarlett McCormack

Julianne Paling

Mason Rudder

Alexander Swatko

Zyanne Tuazon

Shaireenah Veloso

Nino Villamor

Jianne Viloria

Alex Wang (Blessing)

Blessings and Congratulations to all who are taking this important next step on their Faith Journey


First Friday – May 6th – Adoration starts after 9am Mass (no 7:30am Mass that day). Benediction will be at 6:45pm followed by Mass at 7pm.A sign-up form is at the Church entrance; it would be greatly appreciated if 2-3 people can sign up per time slot


During May – the Month of Mary – the Rosary will be prayed every day at 6pm in front of the Grotto for World Peace especially for Ukraine and Russia. You are invited to join in


 

Important Updates


  • Knights’ Pancake Breakfast is on Sunday, May 8th after 8 & 9:30am Masses – join them for delicious food & good company!


  • Between May the 9th and May the 13th, our St. Edmund Students will be participating in the Spring Walk-A-Thon. Proceeds from donations in support of our walkers will go to upgrading their playground so please be generous.


  • Parishioners are invited to join the St Edmund’s Students as they celebrate the Crowning of Mary on May 13th at 11 am in the Church.


  • On May 29th, Archbishop Michael Miller will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at 4pm here at St. Edmund’s. Please pray for our Confirmandi as they take this next important step on their Faith Journey


Helping Refugees

The Parish is in the process of welcoming a family of 5 to North Vancouver. If you would like to help, please join the Refugee Committee by contacting the Parish Office


Blessing of the Home during Easter Season

Bless our Home and All Who Enter It is an ancient custom to bless the homes of the faithful at Easter. It is a simple blessing, not the full blessing of a new home. It may take place any time during the Fifty Days of Easter (Easter Sunday thru Pentecost Sunday) and it is an excellent opportunity for the family to come together in your homes to celebrate.


Begin with a greeting: "Peace be to this house, and to all who dwell in it." Continue with the Blessing that follows below. Then sprinkle the house and the people with some of the baptismal water that was blessed at the Easter Vigil. The service concludes with the exchange of the Sign of Peace, the greeting which the Risen Lord gave to his disciples in the Upper Room on the first Easter.


BLESSING Lord, we rejoice in the victory of your Son over death: by rising from the tomb to new life he gives us new hope and promise. Bless all the members of this household and surround them with your protection, that they may find comfort and peace in Jesus Christ, the paschal lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen You may collect the Holy Water from the Church After Easter Sunday. Fr. Cannio and Fr Steny are available if you wish to bless your Home. Contact the Parish Office.


2021 Tax Receipts

  • Pick up from parish office this week

2022 Collection Envelopes

New sets of envelopes are in the Parish Office for you to pick up. It is important that you use this year’s envelopes to help ensure that you get credit for your donations. Please do not use envelopes from previous years.

Reflections

Mass Intentions

 

Events


Parish

Pictures from Good Friday Station



Parish Groups


ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group


Re-starting "In Person" Meditation Sessions


Date: All Mondays at 7:00 PM


Participation in person:

please contact Luis Zunino - lzunino@gzarchitects.com or at 604-987-8304


Option to participate via ZOOM:

For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - lzunino@gzarchitects.com or at 604-987-8304 – Afterwards, A ZOOM link will be provided



 

CWL

  • Catholic Women’s League meetings are now in person on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm



School


St Edmunds Elementary School


Walkathon 2022


We're thrilled to bring back the St Edmunds annual Walk-a-thon!

Our spring walkathon is our largest student-led fundraising event. Students will be collecting pledges from supporters like you to go for walks in their neighbourhood with their class or with their families, all before the May long weekend.

We are appealing to you, your families and your friends to please pledge to your child's walk-a-thon campaign. All contributions will have a DIRECT impact on your child’s educational programs and activities.


walkathon

This year, funds will go towards continuing to upgrade the playground, including resurfacing and painting the blacktop.

Thank you so much for supporting our students and our school! All gifts will receive a charitable tax receipt. For donations that are not done online, a pledge form and tax receipt request form will be sent home later this week.



St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School


Job Posting - Bus Driver Position


STA is inviting applications for a part-time Bus Driver

position. The successful candidate will possess a Class 2 Drivers licence with a clean driver’s abstract. The position commences immediately and continues until June 15, 2022, with possible continuation thru next year. Application Deadline: May 1, 2022. Please send a cover letter and resume to the principal, John Campbell (jcampbell@aquinas.org).


STA Sr. Girls Soccer Win the BC Catholics Tournament


A huge congratulations to the STA Senior Girls Soccer Team, for their historic win at the BC Catholics tournament held April 20th-22nd in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. This is the first time STA has ever won this tournament and it was a convincing 5-0 defeat of Immaculata in the finals.


STA Scholars Cup Winners


This talented group of young men from STA are heading to Dubai in June for the Global Scholars Cup event! Nick (G10), Billy (G9) and Gabriel (G11) represented STA from April 9th -10th in the Scholars Cup Vancouver edition. The boys qualified for the Global Round in Dubai from June 23rd - 28th.


UBC Michael Smith Challenge Results


On February 15th, 13 of our Science 10 students wrote UBC's Michael Smith Science Challenge. This year, 1046 students from across Canada participated in the contest and we are very proud to share that our own Billy Park scored in the top 3% of these students. This marks the second time since the contest's inception in 2002 that a STA student has accomplished this feat.


Annual Spring Plant Sale!!


Curb side pick-up will take place on May 3rd & 4th. Please note that specific pick-up instructions will be sent closer to delivery day.



Titanic In Spoken Truths


May 16th - May 18th - It's that time again, STA!

Despite many attempts by Covid-19, the STA Theatre Company has proven itself to be "unsinkable"! We are pleased to invite you to our presentation of "Titanic in Spoken Truths".

Please join us May 16, 17 & 18 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Purchase your "green" e-tickets via https://www.vtixonline.com/titanic-in-spoken-truths/2460/

There will be a limited number of tickets at the door for cash purchase, based on availability. We hope to see you at the show!

 

Bishop Thomas J. Lobsinger, OMI Memorial Bursary Program


Religious Education

PREP

Children's Choir Training

Archdiocese Events

Synod

Marriage Anniversary Mass 2022

Project Advance 2022

Special Gifts

Flowers

Altar Candles & Sanctuary Lamp

Bread & Wine

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Financial Updates

Parking Lot Paving/Drainage Repair Update

Remember St Edmund's in your Will

Prayer Requests and Advertisements

























Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of


St. Edmund Parishioners

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of

All Carmelite Priests






Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of


Father Steny &

Father Cannio