The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time/Sunday of the Word of God
This week in the Church
Maria Amelia Silva passed away on 17th January, 2023 (Mother of our Principal Diana Silva). Our deep condolences to Mrs. Diana Silva and her family. Funeral Mass is on 24th January, 2023 at 1pm at the Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish on 13th Avenue, Vancouver BC.
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.
CWL Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale is after all Masses on Sunday, January 29th. Baking donations will be gratefully received prior to the Masses. Please allow the CWL to price your baked goods.
2nd Sunday of each Month – there will be a Filipino Mass at 6pm starting in February
The Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry
Today’s Gospel describes the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (called the Synoptic Gospels), Jesus’ public ministry begins after his baptism by John the Baptist and after his retreat to the desert where he was tempted by the devil. When Jesus returns from the desert, he hears that John has been arrested.
The first part of today’s Gospel places Jesus’ ministry in the context of the writings of the prophet, Isaiah. Matthew wants to show that Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophecies given to the people of Israel, and he refers to Isaiah to do so. Isaiah says that the Messiah will begin his ministry in Galilee, the land of the Gentiles. When Jesus begins to preach in Galilee, Matthew points to his ministry as a fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, proof that Jesus is the Messiah.
When Jesus called his first disciples, the Gospel tells us that the fishermen (Peter and Andrew, James and John) dropped everything to follow Jesus immediately. Yet this Gospel tells us little about the prior experience that the fishermen had of Jesus. Did they know him? Had they heard him preach? What kind of person must Jesus have been to invoke such a response? We can imagine that Jesus was a powerful presence to elicit a response as immediate and complete as these first disciples gave.
The Gospel concludes with a description of the ministry that Jesus begins in Galilee. Jesus inaugurates the Kingdom of God with his work. He teaches in the synagogue and preaches the kingdom. His ability to cure people’s diseases and illness is a sign of the kingdom. In Jesus’ ministry, we already begin to see the Kingdom of God among us.
~ Loyola Press
Sunday, January 22
· Spec. Intention Kole Harriott by Barbara Stuart
· Repose Rosa Zepedeo by Pasqualina Cusano
· Repose John Cusanelli by wife Giovanna
· Thanksgiving to Jesus, Mary & Joseph by Liz Wong
Monday, January 23
· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners
· Spec. Intention Cheryl Farrell by Sue Farrell
Tuesday, January 24
· Spec. Intention Marietta Dee by Barbara Stuart
· Spec. Intention Elsa Carmona by Zofia Bronowska
Wednesday, January 25
· Repose Maralyn Cunada by Sue Farrell
Thursday, January 26
· Repose Christopher McGuinness by Imelda Weafer
Friday, January 27
· Repose William So & Florence Gee by Gar Quock
Saturday, January 28
· Repose Rosario & Gerson Frias by Aurea Frias
· Repose Clara Alagoa by husband 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.
STA School Bucks
Take advantage of our one-stop convenient shopping program, SchoolBucks for any of your weekly household purchases, or for gifts. Please complete the order form and return it to the STA office by the order deadline: Thursday, February 2nd
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
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
LIFEMARK MOVIE NIGHT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Advance 2022
The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit projectadvance.ca
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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
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