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Jan 14/15 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

FUNERAL MASS FOR MARILYN CUNADA is at 11am on Friday, January20th at Our Lady of Fatima in Coquitllam. Our condolences to her family, friends and the Secular Carmelites. May she rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord.

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.

2022 TAX RECEIPTS will be available the 2nd week of February.


Important Updates

2nd Sunday of each Month – there will be a Filipino Mass at 6pm starting in February



Making Jesus known to all the World

This Sunday we break from our reading of Matthew’s Gospel (the primary Gospel for our current liturgical cycle, Cycle A) to read from John’s Gospel. We heard Matthew’s account of Jesus’ baptism last Sunday, on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today, we hear John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus as found in John’s Gospel. John’s Gospel differs from the other Gospels because John does not describe Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. Instead, John the Baptist announces that he knows that Jesus is the Son of God.

In today’s reading, John the Baptist sees Jesus approaching and cries out, giving witness about who Jesus is. In John’s testimony he says that he saw the Spirit descend upon Jesus. By this sign, John the Baptist knew that Jesus was the one who is to come after him.

John the Baptist uses two titles for Jesus that are familiar to us. John calls Jesus the “Lamb of God” and the “Son of God.” By using these titles, John the Baptist identifies Jesus’ ultimate purpose: to redeem sinful humanity.

John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus clearly distinguishes John’s baptism from the Baptism that Jesus will inaugurate. John baptizes with water; Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit. John also puts his practice of baptism in the context of Jesus’ ministry. The purpose of John’s baptism was to make Jesus known to Israel.

John the Baptist’s sense of purpose is clearly identified in this reading: he baptized in order to prepare for and make known the ministry of the One who was to follow. John’s witness is an excellent example of what it means to be a disciple. By our Baptism, we are called to make Jesus known to all the world by our words and by the witness of our lives

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 15

· Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

· Repose Dad Joseph Pham by daughter Rosa Zivarts

· Repose Alzbeta Husarova by Fernande & Peter Husar

· Repose Luz Lammoglia & Victoria Dizon by Elisa & John Bueno

Monday, January 16

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

· Spec. Intention Joan Beairsto by Zofia Bronowska

Tuesday, January 17

· Spec. Intention Caridad Mendoza by Joel & Erneida DeGuzman

· Repose Rev. John Barry by Louzado family

Wednesday, January 18

· Spec. Intention Maria Schaller by Zofia Bronowska

· Repose Garey Troy by Laura Labadan

Thursday, January 19

· Spec. Intention Diane Farrell by Sue Farrell

Friday, January 20

· Spec. Intention Ceara Boyer by Barbara Stuart

· Repose Jean Winstanley by Sue Farrell

Saturday, January 21

· Repose Fred Winstanley by Sue Farrell

· Repose Anthony D’Mello & Matthew Lobo by Sunita Patel

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.

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 and click on the Admissions tab for information and the application form. Please contact the school at 604-987-4431 or if you have any questions.


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


North Shore ProLife Society is pleased to present "Lifemark" starring Kirk Cameron on Sunday January 22 at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. Movie begins at 3:45pm. Admission is free, with donations warmly welcomed. Snacks and beverages will be available. Please note that the film is rated PG for Thematic elements. Please RSVP to

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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