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April 6/7, 2024 - Sunday Bulletin

Updated: Apr 6


The 2nd Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday


 

Important Updates



THE KNIGHTS’ FAMOUS BBQ will be held after all Masses on Sunday, April 14th – now that Covid 19 is thankfully behind us – let’s get together and enjoy good company and delicious food!




  • FILIPINO MASS – is on April 14th at 6 pm

  • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP will meet in person on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm

  • PLEASE PICK UP YOUR 2024 ENVELOPES – from the Parish Office. If you still have envelopes from other years, kindly do not use them. Instead, use a plain envelope noting your name and the amount until you pick up your 2024 set.

  • 2ND COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR ONLINE & PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING USERS ARE AVAILABLE. If you would like a set, please pick it up from the parish office.

  • CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2024 are due before the end of APRIL. Kindly bring your cheque or EXACT cash of $40.50 to the office during office hours, or drop an envelope into the communion basket, tagged CWL Membership. If you need to do e-transfer, contact Donna at dkmajeau@shaw.ca.

  • BISHOP LOBSINGER MEMORIAL BURSARY – go to the Knights of Columbus notices for important information.

 

Reflections


We have not Seen and Yet Believe


Today’s reading from the Gospel of John is proclaimed on the Second Sunday of Easter in each of the lectionary cycles. This fact alone should alert us to the significance of the encounters with the resurrected Jesus that are described in this reading. This Gospel combines two scenes: Jesus’ appearance to his disciples after his Resurrection and Jesus’ dialogue with Thomas, the disciple who doubted.


Part of the mystery of Jesus’ Resurrection is that he appeared to his disciples not as a spirit, but in bodily form. We do not know, however, exactly what this form looked like. Earlier in John’s Gospel, when Mary of Magdala first encountered the risen Jesus, she did not recognize him until he spoke to her. In Luke’s Gospel, the disciples walking along the road to Emmaus did not recognize Jesus until he broke bread with them. We know from readings such as today’s that in his resurrected form, Jesus was not bound by matter; he appeared to the disciples inside a home even though the door was locked. Yet the disciples could still touch the marks of his Crucifixion.


In today’s Gospel, Jesus greets his disciples with the gift of peace. Jesus then commissions his disciples to continue the work that he has begun; as Jesus was sent by God, so Jesus sends his disciples. He gives his disciples the gift of the Holy Spirit so that they will be able to accomplish this task. Jesus’ words to his disciples also highlight the integral connection between the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. With the grace of the Holy Spirit, we can share forgiveness and reconciliation with others.


Thomas, the doubting disciple in today’s reading, represents the reality of the Church that comes after this first community of witnesses to Jesus. All but the first disciples of Jesus must believe without seeing. Like Thomas, we may doubt the news that Jesus, who was crucified and buried, appeared to his disciples. Our human nature seeks hard evidence that the Jesus who appeared to his disciples after his death is indeed the same Jesus who was crucified. Thomas is given the opportunity to be our representative in obtaining this evidence. He gives witness to us that the Jesus who was raised is the same Jesus who died. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are among those who are blessed, for we have not seen and yet believe.


~ Loyola Press

 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, April 7

·       Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantel Pean

·       Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

·       Repose Kristy Spring by Vignone family

·       Repose Luz Lammoglia by Elisa & John Bueno

 

Monday, April 8

·       Spec. Intention Charlene Wilson by Hildegard Fercho

·       Spec. Intention Marie Dayton by Roz Kerr

 

Tuesday, April 9

·       Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

·       Spec. Intention Liam O’Toole by Leisha O’Toole

 

Wednesday, April 10

·       Repose Josef Husar by Zofia Bronowska

 

Thursday, April 11

·       Spec. Intention Justin Wilson by Hildegard Fercho


Saturday, April 13

·       Repose all Souls of Cusanelli family by family

·       Spec. Intention Lynn McLeod by Zofia Bronowska

 

Parish Events


CWL

2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM


CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2024 are due before the end of APRIL. Kindly bring your cheque or EXACT cash of $40.50 to the office during office hours, or drop an envelope into the communion basket, tagged CWL Membership. If you need to do e-transfer, contact Donna @ dkmajeau@shaw.ca

 

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus general meetings are in person on the 1st Tuesday each month @7pm/executive meetings are also in person on the last Tuesday of the month @7pm


SPECIAL OFFER - Knights of Columbus - Free 1 Year On-Line Membership. You can enjoy the benefits of being a Knights of Columbus member including Accidental Death Benefit and the famous Columbia Magazine.


Promo Code: BLESSEDMCGIVNEY

After joining, please check your Inbox for confirmation.

 

St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Thu 15th Feb @ 7 PM


The St Edmund's Parish unit of the 'World Community for Christian Meditation' (WCCM) will resume its in-person meditation meeting, on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7.00 pm in St Edmund's Church.

The first (resumed) in-person meeting will be held Thursday, 15 February at 7.00 pm.


WCCM had suspended in-person meetings owing to COVID-19 restrictions but continues to hold a weekly virtual meeting on Mondays (via ZOOM), also at 7.00 pm.


You are sincerely invited to attend the WCCM meeting(s). All are welcome.

To learn more about WCCM, kindly contact: Luis Zunino - email lzunino@gzarchitects.com

 

School Events


St. Edmunds Elementary School



St. Edmund’s School Walkathon

St. Edmund’s School Walkathon is our largest student-led fundraising event. Your donation to our campaign has an impact on our educational programs and activities. Thank you so much for your generosity in making pledges and supporting our students.


As our students walk through our community neighbourhood between April 8-11, they will be raising money for additional learning support materials for our Phys. Ed and Fine Arts Departments as well as 2 class sets of Chromebooks.

 

How to Help



1. Clicking on the "GIVE TO THE CAMPAIGN"

2. Enter the amount of your donation

3. Leave a comment in the COMMENT BOX

· Put the First Name and Last initial and grade of the student you are pledging toward.

· This way each student will know when someone has contributed for them. ie. "John D, grade 4, best of luck".

· You can also leave a comment after their name too!

4.  You can also find our link at the bottom of the main page of our school website and a QR code on the attached poster.

5. In addition to the online option for collecting donations, your children will be coming home with paper pledge forms.  If you collect cash or cheque donations and require a tax receipt, please be sure to complete the form with the donor's full name and address 

 

Please tell your friends about our wonderful school!





St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School



Spring is here! The STA Parent Association is once again selling a beautiful selection of spring plants, hanging flower baskets, herbs, veggies, succulents, and more. Click here to make your purchase today.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 23 at midnight/Pick up: May 8 & 9






Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival & Italy - The STA Alumni Association, in conjunction with STA Campus Ministry, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival and Italy from July 22nd - August 8th, 2024. All STA alumni & their families (18+) are invited to join.

Find more information at: https://www.aquinas.org/alumni

 

Religious Education


PREP

  • PREP classes will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St Edmund’s School


Children's Choir Training

  • Every Saturday at 10 am


Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30 am


 

Archdiocese Notices & Events



 

Pro-life Mass


The Archdiocesan monthly Pro-life Mass will take place on April 6 at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC at 8:30 am. Father Larry Lynn, Pro-life Chaplain will be celebrating the Mass.

 

Saint Pedro Calungsod Feast


Join the Celebration of the Feast in St. Peter's Parish, New Westminster on Apr. 14, Sunday, 7 pm. It's a Tagalog Mass Fr. Vince Miguel, a visiting priest from the Phil. will celebrate the Mass.

 

Wednesday, April 10 & April 17 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Webinar 


We all have a vision from our childhood as to how our life will play out: for some, it is finding that one great love, getting married, and starting a family. But then, for reasons we cannot explain, things don't work out that way. Perhaps we find we are having difficulty conceiving a child, or we have miscarried - maybe multiple times - or we've suffered the loss of an infant or child.


Please join us for a two-part webinar series meant to offer both practical information and resources about infertility, and pastoral care and support about how to navigate the cross of infertility.


Click here to register or to learn more.

 

Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift

 

Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


 

Prayer Requests

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intentions of Ashley
Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of Father Steny & Father Cannio
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 Intentions of All Carmelite Priests

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