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July 15/16, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin


15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

and

Octave of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel



 

This Week in the Church



We welcome the Provincial Superior and the Definitor General who will be visiting the Friars here at St. Edmund’s from the 19th to the 24th of July


  • RENOVATIONS TO WASHROOMS IN PARISH HALL – STARTING JULY 17TH TO AUGUST 12TH – THEREFORE WILL NOT AVAILABLE FOR USE


  • ST. EDMUND’S RAFFLE – RIGHT TO EDUCATE EVERY CHILD

Volunteers will be available after all Masses this weekend to buy your lucky tickets.

  • Project Advance : Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Here are a few options to get your pledge form

    • You can pick up your pledge form from parish office

    • Call office to mail form to you or to scan & email to you

    • You may also make a donation online here: https://support.rcav.org/project-advance-2023/ Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.


 

Important Updates


  • NO 9:00AM MASS ON TUESDAY, JULY 25TH & WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH – ONLY 7:30AM MASS THOSE DAYS


  • PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS - The office is closed Mondays & Thursdays. The rest of the week are regular hours.


  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm.


  • ALTAR SERVERS & CHILDREN’S CHOIR PICNIC – on August 21st Altar Servers and Children’s Choir members have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting day including a delicious picnic at the Water Park in Langley, then a visit to Cascade Falls in Mission followed by a visit to Carmel Hill. Tickets are $25.00 each. Those interested, please register by contacting the Parish Office. Any financial support parishioners would like to give would be greatly appreciate and we thank you for your generosity.





 

Reflections


Producing Abundant Fruit


Today’s Gospel marks the beginning of the third long discourse given by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Over the next few weeks, the Gospel readings will consist of the entire 13th Chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, a lengthy teaching discourse.


Throughout this discourse, Jesus will offer several parables to illustrate for his listeners what he means by the kingdom of heaven. He begins with the parable of the sower, which appears rather straightforward—of course seeds grow best in good soil. Seeds that miss the soil, are sown on rocky ground, or are sown among other plants will not grow. The surprise in the parable is the enormous yield of the seed that is sown on good soil.


Jesus then explains his use of parables. Jesus seems to suggest that he uses parables to teach because the meanings of parables are not self-evident. The hearer must engage in some degree of reflection in order to comprehend the message of a parable. In this way, the medium—the parable—models the point of the parable of the sower. Those who are willing to engage themselves in the effort to understand will be rewarded by the discovery of the message and will bear fruit.


To bring home the point, Jesus interprets the parable of the sower to his disciples. The different types of soil in which the seeds are sown are metaphors for the disposition with which each individual hears the teaching about the kingdom of heaven. Some will be easily swayed away from the kingdom of heaven. Some will receive it for a time but will lose it when faced with difficulties. Some will hear the word but will then permit other cares to choke it out. Yet some will receive it well, and the seed will produce abundant fruit.


- Loyola Press


 

Mass Intentions


Sunday, July 16

· Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher by Janet Ficocelli

· Repose Margita Margitanova by Emilia Petrvalsky


Monday, July 17

· Repose St. Edmund’s Parishioners

· Repose Josef Margitan by Emilia Petrvalsky


Tuesday, July 18

· Repose John Michniewicz by Zofia Bronowska

· Spec. Intention Zofia Bronowska by Lynn McLeod


Wednesday, July 19

· Spec. Intention Zofia Bronowska by Anne Mould

· Spec. Intention Zofia Bronowska by Liz Wong


Thursday, July 20

· Repose Anna & John Michniewicz by Zofia Bronowska

· Spec. Intention Zofia Bronowska by Bev Watson


Friday, July 21

· Spec. Intention Father Steny by Rosa Zivarts

· Spec. Intention Zofia Bronowska by Sue Farrell


Saturday, July 22

· Repose Paul Emile Jacques by Fernande & Peter Husar

· Repose John Cusanelli by Giovanna Cusanelli

 

Parish Events


CWL

2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM


June Meeting will be June 15th





 

Knights of Columbus



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




 

St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Mondays @ 7 PM


Participation in person: please contact Luis Zunino (lzunino@gzarchitects.com) or at 604-987-8304.

Option to participate via ZOOM: For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino


 

Lessons are available to book at https://cjtenniscoaching.ca/booking-page-groups


Registration for Summer camps & lessons is now available.








 


Religious Education


PREP

  • Schedule will be published late Summer


Children's Choir Training

  • Every Saturday at 10 AM


Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am


 

Archdiocese Notices & Events



PROJECT ADVANCE 2023


Dear Parishioners,

We are writing to seek your support for the 2023 Project Advance campaign. Project Advance allows the Archdiocese of Vancouver and, more particularly, our St. Edmund's community to come together to support communal projects.

Please see Archbishop Millar's video message attached (click on link below and scroll down to watch video)

Our Parish fundraising goal for the Archdiocese this year is $33,000. This means that anything raised over $33,000 comes back to St. Edmunds for local projects. Last year we were able to repair and replace the underground plumbing and pavement in the school parking lot.

Currently, the stairs leading from the rectory need to be replaced. Our current goal is to raise funds to replace and extend the deck from the rectory to the Church/sacristy. This will provide an opportunity to extend the outdoor space to accommodate more people, provide a space to socialize, and provide a separate outdoor space for quiet reflection and prayer.

Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference. Volunteers will be available after each mass this weekend to take your donation and answer any questions. You may also make a donation online here: https://support.rcav.org/project-advance-2023/ Be sure to select St. Edmund's in the parish drop down menu to ensure the excess funds come back to our community.

Thank you for your generosity


 

Reverently Laying to Rest Service – July 29, 2023


The Gardens of Gethsemani is offering families a no-cost service to inter cremated remains in a communal crypt. The service is meant for families with cremated remains that have been kept at home for more than three years and who may have financial difficulties. This pastoral service is meant to help bring healing and closure for families. It provides a final resting place in a Catholic cemetery — a witness to the Catholic faith and an environment where souls are prayed over by the community. The prayer service and inurnment will begin at 11:00 am on July 29th. Donations to the Works of Mercy fund would be welcomed and appreciated. Arrangements, including paperwork, for interring remains in the crypt must be completed by July 14th. Space is limited and conditions apply. To register please email Anne-Marie White at awhite@rccav.org.


 

Marian Pilgrimage on Saturday, August 19, 2023


  1. To have a bus pick up from your parish grounds, please advise Teresita Nixon at info@aquinasinstitute.ca as soon as possible. There are two bus options: tourist bus and school bus. Please indicate which type of bus you prefer to pick up at your parish locations. There should be a minimum of 15 parishioners for the parish pick up.

  2. May we also request you to please include the following announcement in your Sunday Parish Bulletin.


Saturday, August 19, 2023


Marian Pilgrimage to the Grotto, Mission, BC

Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB - Mass Celebrant


Return bus transportation to Mission only:

$40.00 (tourist bus) and $35.00 (school bus)

Pay the parish bus coordinator.


Return bus transportation to Mission/Agassiz:

$75.00 (tourist bus)


Email info@aquinasinstitute.ca for details.

LIMITED SEATING. REGISTER EARLY.

 

Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift


 

Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


 

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