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August 5/6, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord


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.

  • 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.



The Foreshadow of Christ’s Glory in Heaven

Today’s liturgy invites us to celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. This feast calls to our attention the importance of this event in Jesus’ life, further affirmed by its report in each of the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In Cycle A, the reading for this feast is taken from the Gospel of Matthew. The Transfiguration occurs after Peter confesses his belief that Jesus is the Messiah and after Jesus predicts his Passion. In each of these Gospels, a discussion of the cost of discipleship precedes the Transfiguration.

In each Gospel, Jesus takes three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—to a high mountain. While they are there, Elijah and Moses appear and converse with Jesus. Elijah and Moses are both significant figures in the history of Israel. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and received from Yahweh the Ten Commandments. Moses represents the Law, which guides the lives of the Jewish people. Elijah is one of the most important prophets of Israel who helped the Israelites stay faithful to Yahweh, and some believed that Elijah’s return would signal the coming of the Messiah for the Jewish people. The appearance of these two figures from Israel’s history indicated Jesus’ continuity with the Law and the prophets. They also reveal that Jesus is the fulfillment of all that was promised to the people of Israel.

Upon witnessing Jesus’ Transfiguration and seeing Jesus with Elijah and Moses, an awestruck Peter offered to construct three tents for them when a voice from Heaven affirms that Jesus is "my beloved Son" and commands the disciples to listen to him.

In each of the reports of the Transfiguration, Jesus instructed the disciples to keep secret what they had seen until after "the Son of Man has been raised from the dead." Until they witnessed Jesus’ Passion and Death, the disciples could not possibly understand what he meant by being "raised from the dead." We, however, have the benefit of hindsight. In our hearing of the Transfiguration Gospel, we see an anticipation of Jesus’ Resurrection, a foreshadowing of Christ’s glory in Heaven, and the promise of our own resurrection.

- Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, August 6

· Spec. Intention Nicky Pean by Chantel Pean

· Repose Estelita & Leoncio Pinto by daughter Jasmin

· Spec. Intention Grace Koo by Legion of Mary

Monday, August 7

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund’s Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Nicky Pean by Chantel Pean

· Spec. Intention Erna Mills by Legion of Mary

Tuesday, August 8

· Repose Fred Winstanley by Sue Farrell

· Spec. Intention Ruby Beaton by Legion of Mary

· Spec. Intention Tony Bartulin by Bev Watson

Wednesday, August 9

· Repose Ken Kramer by Cora Kramer

· Repose Deogracias Sager Zulueta by Erna Mills

Thursday, August 10

· Repose Guido Oberti by Andrew Oberti

· Spec. Intention Laura Labadan by Legion of Mary

Friday, August 11

· Repose Ken Kramer by Cora Kramer

· Repose Chris Farrell by Sue Farrell

Saturday, August 12

· Spec. Intention Anita Oandasan


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM

June Meeting will be June 15th


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.


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

Bread & Wine

For the week of August 5th to August 11th

Repose of the souls of all my sisters

Donated by Nora Gemino


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


Prayer Requests and Advertisements


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