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August 12/13, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time


This Week in the Church

  • The next Filipino Mass is on August 13th at 6pm.

  • Project Advance : Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Here are a few options to get your pledge form

    • You can pick up your pledge form from parish office

    • Call office to mail form to you or to scan & email to you

    • You may also make a donation online here: Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.


Important Updates


  • YOUTH LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS & CHILDREN’S CHOIR PICNIC – on August 21st, Youth Lectors, Altar Servers and Children’s Choir members have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting day including a picnic at the Water Park in Langley, then a visit to Cascade Falls in Mission followed by a visit to Carmel Hill. Tickets are $25.00 each. Those interested, please register online or contact the Parish Office. Any financial support parishioners would like to give would be greatly appreciate and we thank you for your generosity. Deadline is August 15th.

  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm. The next Filipino Mass is on August 13th.


You can get tickets from parish office during office hours. If you have tickets; please return tickets and payment as soon as possible. Deadline is August 25th.

  • SPECIAL OFFER – go to the Knights of Columbus notices for important information.



Jesus is the Messiah

Today’s Gospel directly follows the account of Jesus feeding a crowd of more than 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. For the sake of the crowds, Jesus had postponed his time of solitude. Now, at last, Jesus finds some time for quiet and prayer. He sends his disciples ahead of him by boat, dismisses the crowds, and then withdraws to the mountain to pray.

The disciples do not fare well. They struggle to weather the wind and waves, making little progress in their journey. We are reminded of a previous story in Chapter 8 of Matthew’s Gospel, when Jesus calms the seas. This time, however, Jesus does not calm the seas, and the disciples do not express fear until they see Jesus walking toward them on the water. In this story it is not the storm that is feared but the sight of Jesus before them, whom they mistake for a ghost.

Clues like these suggest that this story is about the disciples’ growing understanding of the identity of Jesus. In continuity with the feeding of the multitude, today’s Gospel is about what the disciples’ faith in Jesus will enable them to do.

Jesus calls to the disciples and calms their fears. He is not a ghost. The impulsive Peter seeks proof that the person is indeed Jesus. He asks Jesus to call him out onto the water, and Jesus grants this request. Peter’s fear and doubt overtake him, however, once he is walking on the water. Jesus reaches out to Peter and saves him. When Jesus and Peter enter the boat, Matthew reports that the wind ceases, and the disciples confess that Jesus is the Son of God.

Faith in Jesus will enable the disciples to do the work that Jesus has done. Peter walks on water. The five loaves and two fish feed a multitude of people. The disciples can and will participate in the work of the kingdom of heaven. When Peter fears and doubts the person of Jesus, however, he falters. Peter’s example teaches us that true Christian ministry emerges from the faith that Jesus is the Messiah, God’s only Son.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 13

Repose Giovanni & Angelamaria Chiarizia by daughter Rosa

Spec. Intention Ruby Beaton by Legion of Mary

Monday, August 14

Spec. Intention St. Edmund’s Parishioners

Spec. Intention Ave Obejas by Legion of Mary

Tuesday, August 15

Repose Oliver Dimapilis by Rojo family

Wednesday, August 16

Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti

Repose Luci Murray by Liz Snadel

Thursday, August 17

Repose Deogracias Sager Zulueta by Erna Mills

Friday, August 18

Repose Oliver Dimapilis by Jovita Ramirez

Saturday, August 19

Spec. Intention Steve Cannon by Barbara Stuart

Repose John Cusanelli by Giovanna Cusanelli


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM


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.


After joining, please check your INBOX for confirmation.


St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Mondays @ 7 PM

Participation in person: please contact Luis Zunino ( or at 604-987-8304.

Option to participate via ZOOM: For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino


Lessons are available to book at

Registration for Summer camps & lessons is now available.


Religious Education


  • Schedule will be published late Summer

Children's Choir Training

  • Every Saturday at 10am (2nd & 4th Saturday in August)

Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30am (2nd & 4th Saturday in August)


Archdiocese Notices & Events


Dear Parishioners,

We are writing to seek your support for the 2023 Project Advance campaign. Project Advance allows the Archdiocese of Vancouver and, more particularly, our St. Edmund's community to come together to support communal projects.

Please see Archbishop Millar's video message attached (click on link below and scroll down to watch video)

Our Parish fundraising goal for the Archdiocese this year is $33,000. This means that anything raised over $33,000 comes back to St. Edmunds for local projects. Last year we were able to repair and replace the underground plumbing and pavement in the school parking lot.

Currently, the stairs leading from the rectory need to be replaced. Our current goal is to raise funds to replace and extend the deck from the rectory to the Church/sacristy. This will provide an opportunity to extend the outdoor space to accommodate more people, provide a space to socialize, and provide a separate outdoor space for quiet reflection and prayer.

Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Volunteers will be available after each mass this weekend to take your donation and answer any questions. You may also make a donation online here: Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.

Thank you for your generosity




The Order of Malta (Western Region) is organizing a FREE bus ride to Mission. The pick-up time for the North Shore is 9:30am at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725, Lonsdale Ave. To register, please contact Holy Trinity Parish office at 604-988-6304. Please leave your name & cell/contact number before August 14th. Kindly bring your own lunch & a hat. Water & chairs will be provided.

Development & Peace, Caritas Canada

Vancouver Council

The Council is hosting a Regional Assembly/Retreat from Friday afternoon, September 22nd to Sunday morning, September 24th at Carmel Hill, Little Flower Monastery, Deroche (after Mission), BC.  This retreat is open to everyone. The theme is "Create Hope".  

Regional Assembly/Retreat Cost At A Glance:

Little Flower Monastery Registration Fee - $60 per person

Friday to Sunday with 5 meals (2 nights) - $220 per person

Saturday sessions only with lunch & dinner - $110 per person

Saturday to Sunday (1 night w/ 4 meals) – 2 breakfasts, Lunch &

Dinner - $134 per person

Speakers for this retreat are:  Carl Hetu, Executive Director, Development & Peace (Montreal); Denis Boyd, Registered Psychologist& Michael Dougherty from Whitehorse/Yukon.

Any questions, please contact Pinky Pascual at 

or 1-604-612-9677.


Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift


For the weeks of July 22nd to September 1

Special Intention for Ashley

Donated by Lynn


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


Prayer Requests and Advertisements


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