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Jan 28/29 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

The 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week in the Church

THE FUNERAL MASS FOR ETHEL MAGDALENE PERDUE is at 11am on Tuesday, January 31st at St. Edmund’s. Our condolences to her family & friends. May she rest in the peace & comfort of the Lord.

FIRST FRIDAY – February 3rd – 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.


Important Updates

LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – the Parish needs volunteers to fill these important positions – if you are interested, please contact the Parish Office or Father Steny.

THE SILVA FAMILY extends their thanks to all Parishioners, School Parents, Teachers and Staff for praying for the Repose of the Soul of Maria Silva and asks that you continue to pray for the family.

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

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.



The Beatitudes

Today’s reading is the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is found in Matthew’s Gospel. The form of the Beatitudes found here is not unique to Jesus. Beatitudes are found in the Old Testament, in the psalms, and in wisdom literature, for example. They are a way to teach about who will find favor with God.

We quickly note in this reading that the people whom Jesus calls “blessed” and “happy” are not people we think of as blessed or happy . . . the poor in spirit, the meek, the persecuted. This Gospel is one of reversals. Jesus’ blueprint for happiness reflects little of what the world might call happiness.

“Blessed” is sometimes translated as happy, fortunate, or favored. In other words, Jesus is saying that divine favor is upon those who are poor, those who mourn, those who are persecuted. This news might have been welcome—and surprising—to the crowds who heard Jesus that day.

The Beatitudes can be understood as a framework for Christian living. Our vocation as Christians is not to be first in this world, but rather to be first in the eyes of God. By referring to the good things that the faithful will experience, Matthew reminds us that those who act in the manner described in the Beatitudes will find their reward with God.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 29

· Thanksgiving Mass by Janice Mendonca

· Repose Madhavi Edirisinghe by Athwal family

· Repose Dominga Valdez Santos by John Elisa Bueno

Monday, January 30

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners

· Repose Donald Hart by Jean Gomez

Tuesday, January 31

· Repose Yue Yoke Wong by Liz Wong

Wednesday, February 1

· Spec. Intention Mylene de Guzman by Joel & Erneida & Cari

· Spec. Intention Thanksgiving Mylene de Guzman by Cari Mendoza

· Spec. Intention Thanksgiving Sāozinha by Ludovina Santos

Thursday, February 2

· Repose Felissa English by Hildegard Fercho

Friday, February 3

· Spec. Intention Christina Gallagher by Janet Ficocelli

Saturday, February 4

· Repose Joe Lachkovics by Hildegard Fercho

· Repose Gaetano & Michele Chiarizia by sister Rosa

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

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.

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.

Alumni Night

Join us for an evening of basketball and networking as the STA Fighting Saints Senior Boys Basketball team take on the Collingwood Cavaliers.

CREATE SOME NOISE and win prizes during half-time from the STA mascot, Sir Thom.

When: Friday, February 3rd Where: STA Gym and Alumni Room Time: 6:45pm arrival for a 7:00pm start

STA School Bucks

February 2023

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

The Parent Association at STA extends an invitation below for your parishioners' participation.



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 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

  • 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

You can donate by scanning ↘

Special Gifts

Bread & Wine

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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