Feb 4/5 2023 - Sunday Bulletin
The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
KNIGHTS’ PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be on Sunday, February 12th after the 8 & 9:30 Masses. Come & enjoy some good food and conversation.
LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – the Parish needs volunteers to fill these important positions – if you are interested, please contact the Parish Office or Father Steny.
2nd Sunday of each Month – there will be a Filipino Mass at 6pm starting in February
2022 TAX RECEIPTS are available at the back of the church. Please pick up when you come to Mass. You can also call parish office and have us scan & email to you or put in the mail; just let us know.
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.
Salt and Light
Following upon the teaching of the Beatitudes, Jesus uses the now familiar metaphors of salt and light to describe the life of discipleship. We take salt and light for granted in our society, but these commodities were more precious in ancient cultures. Just as now, salt was used in Jesus’ time for flavoring, as a preservative, and as a healing agent. Similarly, the widespread use of electricity in the modern world makes us less aware of the value and importance of light in our lives.
Still, our familiarity with this passage from Matthew’s Gospel speaks well to the abiding power of the imagery that Jesus presented. Jesus’ call to be salt for the earth and light for the world powerfully states our mission as Church and as Christians. Our commitment to social justice flows from the exhortation that Jesus gives us in today’s Gospel. Some of the activities that this commitment leads us to are given more concrete expression as the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. When we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, console those who mourn, and so on, we show ourselves to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. When we do these things with the community of faith, the Church, we are indeed acting as “a city set on a mountain” that cannot be hidden!
~ Loyola Press
Sunday, February 5
· Repose Chloe Fedorak by George Fedorak
· Repose Mariangelo Cusano by wife Pasqualina
· Repose Mum & Dad Cusanelli by family
· Repose J. Antonio Felipe by Ludovina Santos
· Repose Carmina Unson, Rosa A. Dizon & Victoria Dizon by Elisa & John Bueno
Monday, February 6
· Spec. Intentions for St. Edmund’s Parishioners
· Spec. Intention Sr. Catherine Burke by Bev Watson
Tuesday, February 7
· Spec. Intention Liz Wong by Zofia Bronowska
· Repose Maria Silva by Pat & Roger Labreche
· Spec. Intention Ave Obejas by Legion of Mary
Wednesday, February 8
· Repose Ethel Perdue by Barbara Stuart
· Repose Maria Amelia Silva by Zofia Bronowska
Thursday, February 9
· Repose Ethel Perdue by Roger & Pat Labreche
Friday, February 10
· Spec. Intention Charley O’Sullivan by Hildegard Fercho
Saturday, February 11
· Repose Cristino Ficocelli by Janet Ficocelli
· Repose Maria Amelia Silva by Charmaine Guidon
· Repose Jose & Maria Alice Alagoa by son Manuel Alagoa & sister Carmina
If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office
ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group
Date: All Mondays at 7:00 PM
Participation in person:
please contact Luis Zunino - firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-987-8304
Option to participate via ZOOM:
For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - email@example.com 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 www.stedmunds.ca and e-mailed to the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindergarten to Grade 7 Principal: Ms. Diana Silva
Office Telephone: 604.988-7364
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.
Our Annual Open House is Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at 6:00pm. All are welcome.
St Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School is now accepting applications for grades 8-12 for the 2023-2024 school year. Please visit www.aquinas.org and click on the Admissions tab for information and the application form. Please contact the school at 604-987-4431 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Upcoming STA Community Events Thursday, May 11th – Grandparents Tea If you have any teacups and saucers (must be a set) that you would like to donate to this annual event, please bring them to the bin in front of the school office.
Saturday, October 21st - Oktoberfest
Back by popular demand, our annual Oktoberfest event is Saturday, October 21st, 2023
STA Talk - 9/Feb/2022
The Parent Association at STA extends an invitation below for your parishioners' participation.
DRUG USE, RISKS, AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF MAKING CHOICES with David STEVERDING
Every Wednesday at 6-7pm
Children's Choir Training
Every Saturday at 10 AM
Altar Servers’ Training
Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am
Archdiocese Notices & Events
With strong support from Archbishop Miller, the Permanent Diaconate Program is currently forming our fifth cohort, which will begin formation by April 2023. As part of our effort to promote diaconal vocations, our office is sponsoring another Inquirers Event called “Come and Serve: Discerning the Permanent Diaconate”. It will be held on Saturday, February 18, at St. Nicholas Parish – Langley, from 9 am to 11:45 am.
Please join Fr. James Comey and the Holy Trinity CWL on our annual retreat at Westminster Abbey on March 24-26. Our theme: Lent and Celtic Spirituality. All women are warmly welcomed. Cost: $175. For more details and to secure your place, please contact Nicole @ 778-886-3340 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Stephen's Prayer Group - invites you to join us for the Life In The Spirit Seminar at St. Stephen's Parish. Learn about the amazing gift of the Holy Spirit and experience a New Pentecost in your life. This free seminar series begins on Thursdays, 7pm to 9 pm, starting February 16th and runs for seven weeks to March 30th. Registration required. To register please contact the Parish office at 604-985-1962.
Project Advance 2022
The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit projectadvance.ca
You can donate by scanning ↘
Remember a loved one with a special gift
The remembrance can be for an anniversary, a birthday, in thanksgiving or to remember our deceased loved ones. Stop by the Parish Office to arrange to have the Bread and Wine, Flowers, Altar Candles and/or Sanctuary Lamp donated for someone you love. All donations are for one week.
Altar Flowers - $30
Bread & Wine - $25
Altar Candles - $20
Sanctuary Lamp - $20
Masses - $10 (per Mass)
Please contact the Parish Office
Remember St Edmund's in your Will
A planned gift to be realized in the future, such as the options below, may be the best approach for you and may allow you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible.
A Gift in Your Will - This is the most common type of planned gift - a gift in your will. Arranged today, a bequest is paid to St. Edmund’s Parish through your estate, after your death. You can give a specific sum, property, or a percentage of your estate. It is important that the full name of the parish and charitable number be included in your will so that there is no confusion about your intentions. (St. Edmund’s Parish, North Vancouver # 11884 9470 RR0064)
Life Insurance - A gift of life insurance is a simple and thoughtful way to make a gift to St. Edmund’s Parish. Insurance allows you to make a modest gift now for a significant gift in the future.
RRSP and RRIF Funds - Naming St. Edmund’s Parish a beneficiary of your RRSPs and RRIFs means all or a portion of these assets can now be left directly to St. Edmund’s Parish upon your death without having to pass through your estate. This arrangement means that no probate fees are payable on these assets. In most cases, the taxes owing on your donated RRSPs or RRIFs at death are offset by the charitable tax credits generated by your donation. Donations of this type are a great way to reduce the substantial deferred tax burden that many RRSP and RRIF plans carry.
You pray best when the mirror of your soul is empty of every image except the image of the invisible Father. This image is the Wisdom of the Father, the Word of the Father … the Glory of the Father.~ Thomas Merton
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 &