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Dec 31, 2022/ Jan 1st, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

Solemnity of Mary,

the Holy Mother of God

World Day of Peace

This week in the Church

FUNERAL MASS FOR CHRISTOPHER McGUINNESS is at 11am on Monday, January 2nd in St. Edmund’s. Our condolences to his family & friends. May he rest in the peace & comfort of the Lord.

FIRST FRIDAY – January 6th – 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.

2023 COLLECTION ENVELOPES – they are ready to be picked up at the Church entrance and are in alphabetical order. In 2023, it is very important that you use your 2023 envelopes to help ensure that you are credited for any donations. Do not use previous year envelopes, as envelope numbers may change and, again, you may not receive credit for your donations.


Important Updates

OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Dominga Sue Santos who went home to God. May she rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord

CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONORS – thank you to all who generously donated to the Christmas Flower Fund.

PARISH OFFICE – The Parish Office reopens on January 3rd.

KNIGHTS’ PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be on Sunday, January 8th after the 8 & 9:30 Masses. Come & enjoy some good food and conversation.



Mary’s “Yes”

Mary’s “yes” is most profound to me in the way that it changed her life. It is believable, even without God’s request, that she and Joseph would have become parents. Because of her “yes” though, she became not only a mother, but the mother of Jesus. An ordinary life was made sacred by way of an invitation that she affirmed. Her life was deepened but the shape of it remained mostly the same: Like any mother, she was still needed by the infant in the middle of the night, chased the toddler with the hopes of a nap soon to come, and turned her life towards her child’s. The difference is that her attention turned toward the child who was Jesus. When Mary said “yes,” she welcomed God into the content of her already given life.

So it is with our lives. When we say “yes,” God is most often inviting us to what is already within our capacity—inviting us to see our ordinary roles as sacred. Like Mary, can we accept the deepening of the lives that we have already been given? Can we say “yes” and let life be sacred?

by Catherine Wiecher Bruncell ~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 1

· Repose Julia, Vincent & Theodore Dimopolis by Florinda Dimopolis

· Repose Inang Manuel by STA Staff

Tuesday, January 3

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

· Repose Holy Souls in Purgatory by Liz Wong

· Repose Shae Frattura by STA Staff

Wednesday, January 4

· Repose Quiteria Baricaua by Anita Oandasan

Thursday, January 5

· Spec. Intention Fe Coupland by Bev Watson

Friday, January 6

· Repose Victorio Baricaua by Anita Oandasan

· Spec. Intention Christina Gallagher & House of Prayer by Janet Ficocelli

Saturday, January 7

· Spec. Intention Janet Ficocelli by Bev Watson

If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office




Parish Groups

ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group

Date: All Mondays at 7:00 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 - or at 604-987-8304 – Afterwards, A ZOOM link will be provided



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

SPECIAL NOTE: monthly CWL meetings will be via Zoom for December/January/February

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


KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS for the 2023/2024 school year are now being accepted at St. Edmund’s School. Please submit a copy of your child’s birth and baptism certificates with your application form. If you are non-Catholic, please submit a birth certificate. Application forms may be printed from our website and e-mailed to the school office at

Kindergarten to Grade 7 Principal: Ms. Diana Silva

Office Telephone: 604.988-7364

Instagram: @stedselementary

Our school is a vibrant faith and learning community dedicated to developing the full potential of each child using Christ as our centre. We are blessed with caring and dedicated educators committed to inspiring life-long learners in all areas. We welcome the opportunity to share the many enriching learning experiences with you and your family. Please contact the school office for more information.


Religious Education


Every Wednesday at 6-7pm

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Events

Project Advance 2022

The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit

You can donate by scanning ↘

Special Gifts

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Financial Updates

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 Intentions of

All Carmelite Priests

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

Father Steny &

Father Cannio


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