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August 26/27, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin


21st Sunday in Ordinary Time



 

This Week in the Church


  • FIRST FRIDAY is on September 1st – Adoration begins after 9am Mass (no 7:30am Mass that day) followed by Benediction at 6:45pm and Mass at 7pm. Sign-up sheet is at the Church entrance – it would be greatly appreciated if 2-3 people can sign up per time slot.

  • Project Advance : Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. All pledge forms were mailed out; if you receive it and already have given; please disregard and we thank you for your donation.

    • Please look over information on your pledge form before sending in and make sure it is up to date, make any corrections as needed.

    • You may also make a donation online here: https://support.rcav.org/project-advance-2023/ 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



  • PREP 2023-2024 INFORMATION

    • PREP Registration is now open and forms are available in the Parish office.

    • PREP classes will be held every Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St Edmund’s School and begin on September 27, 2023


  • DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, THERE WILL BE NO 7:30 AM MASS – 9AM MASS ONLY


  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm.


  • ST. EDMUND’S RAFFLE – RIGHT TO EDUCATE EVERY CHILD

You can get tickets from parish office during office hours. If you have tickets; please return tickets and payment before the big draw date.


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






 

Reflections


Peter is the Rock


It is important to read today’s Gospel and next week’s Gospel as two parts of a single story. These readings are a turning point in Matthew’s Gospel. This week we hear Jesus name Simon Peter as the rock upon which he will build his Church. Next week we will hear Jesus call this same Simon Peter "Satan" when he reacts negatively to Jesus’ prediction about his passion and death.


In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples what people are saying about his identity. The disciples indicate that most people believe that Jesus is a prophet of Israel. Then Jesus asks his disciples who they believe that he is. Simon Peter answers, identifying Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God.


Jesus commends Simon Peter for this profession of faith, indicating that this insight has come from God. Because of Simon Peter’s response, Jesus calls him the "rock" upon which Jesus will build the Church. This is a word play on the name Peter, which is the Greek word for "rock." Peter is then given special authority by Jesus, a symbolic key to the Kingdom of Heaven. Peter will play an important role in the early Christian community as a spokesperson and a leader.


In today’s Gospel, Peter’s recognition of Jesus’ identity is credited to a revelation by God. This will contrast sharply with Jesus’ rebuke of Peter in next week’s Gospel. When Peter rejects Jesus’ prediction of his passion and death, Peter is said to no longer be thinking as God does but as humans do.


The use of the term church in today’s Gospel is one of only three such occurrences in Matthew’s Gospel. Peter in this Gospel is being credited as the foundation for the Church, a privilege granted to him because of his recognition of Jesus’ identity. The Church continues to be grounded in the faith that Jesus Christ is Lord.


- Loyola Press


 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, August 27

· Spec. Intention Marietta Dee by Barbara Stuart

· Repose John Barraclough by Pat LaBreche

· Repose Serafino & Maria Cusano and Fiore & Enza Romano by Adelina & Angelo Cusano

· Repose Oliver Dimapilis by family


Monday, August 28

· Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Poly Rouson by Janet Ficocelli

· Spec. Intention Healing Mass for Yanic by Chantal Pean


Tuesday, August 29

· Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti

· Repose Liz Jackson by Liz Wong

· Spec. Intention Healing Mass for Yanic by Chantal Pean


Wednesday, August 30

· Spec. Intention Roan Jahn by Barbara Stuart

· Spec. Intention Sarah Teh by Liz Wong

· Spec. Intention Healing Mass for Yanic by Chantal Pean


Thursday, August 31

· Spec Intention Thanksgiving Mass by Maram Vallo

· Spec. Intention Healing Mass for Yanic by Chantal Pean


Friday, September 1

· Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher by Janet Ficocelli

· Spec. Intention Bibiana Lau to return to the Church by Jessie Wong

· Spec. Intention Healing Mass for Yanic by Chantal Pean


Saturday, September 2

· Repose Oliver Dimapilis by Charmaine Guindon

· Spec. Intention Rosy Fong to return to the Church by Jessie Wong

· Spec. Intention Healing Mass for Yanic by Chantal Pean

 

Parish Events


CWL

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.


Promo Code: BLESSEDMCGIVNEY

After joining, please check your Inbox for confirmation.



St Edmund's Altar servers Picnic



St Edmund's Altar servers, Choir members, Youth readers and their parents are immensely thankful for the fun filled picnic organized by Fr Steny and supported by parent volunteers and sponsors. The day was very well spent starting at the water park, followed by a trip to Cascade falls where we experienced the beauty of God’s creation. In the evening we visited the beautiful and serene Carmel Hill, where we first prayed the stations at the cross on the hill followed by Bible quiz and charades. All through the day we had various snacks, a hearty pizza lunch and yummy hot dogs and ice cream for dinner.


We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Father Steny and our parent volunteers Maricel, Ruel, Grace, Jasmin Pinto, Erna, Anna, Laura, Agnes, Mary Jane, Georgiana, Ferlyn, Hydeline, Alma, June, Rowena, Annette, Jasmin Domisw, Ernie, Sue, Willy, and Cerena who took care of us throughout the day, ensured we were safe and served us delicious dinner in the evening. It was truly a great day and all of us returned home happy.


We in a special way thank all the Sponsors who contributed financially, and food. We do really appreciate your generosity, love, and care. May Almighty God Bless you all.


 

St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Mondays @ 7 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


 

Lessons are available to book at https://cjtenniscoaching.ca/booking-page-groups


Registration for Summer camps & lessons is now available.





 


School Events



St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

The first day of school at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School is Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The Administration office is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

 


Religious Education


PREP

  • PREP Registration is now open and forms are available in the Parish office.

  • PREP classes will be held every Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm at St Edmund’s School and begin on September 27, 2023


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



PROJECT ADVANCE 2023


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. All pledge forms were mailed out; if you have already donated; please disregard and we thank you. Please check your pledge form to be sure information is correct’ make any corrections needed when you send in your pledge.


You may also make a donation online here: https://support.rcav.org/project-advance-2023/


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


 

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 pinky.devpeace@gmail.com 

or 1-604-612-9677.


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Worldwide Marriage Encounter


Rekindle the romance, remind yourselves why you fell in love and learn how to make a good marriage even better!

WWME is offering a weekend marriage retreat this fall. Oct. 27-29, 2023.



❤Early bird special before Sept. 5.

Registration closes Oct. 17, 2023. You both deserve it!


 

Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift

Flowers

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


 

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