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July 6/7, 2024 - Sunday Bulletin

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Important Updates

  • NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL continues after 9 am Mass until July 12th.

  • FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL will be celebrated at 9 am Mass on Saturday, July 13th – all are cordially invited!  Reception to follow in the parish hall.

Special Notes

  • Please join us in welcoming Carmelite Provincial Superior, Rev. Fr. Silvestre D’Souza for his Pastoral Visitation on July 7th – he will be celebrating

    • 9 am Mass – Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 10th

  • FILIPINO MASS is cancelled from July.

  • CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP will meet in person on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm

  • CWL BOTTLE, CAN DRIVE FUNDRAISER is ongoing. CWL has an account with Return It Express.  You can take your bottles, cans, tetra packs, milk, plant-based beverage containers to any Return-It location.  Instructions are as follows:  

    • Place unsorted bottles in a clear plastic bag(s)

    • Print off sticker @ Kiosk – Use phone#778-996-3407

    • Text code RVZA TO 778-400-5253

    • To open the door, touch the keypad with your finger or the back of your hand to activate it

    • Enter the one-time pin code you receive by message.  The one-time pin will time out in a few minutes.  Repeat if it has timed out.

    • The Keypad light will turn green. Open door and drop off bag(s)

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the renovation of the Kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring in the school gym.

Please do not drop off bottles at the church or parish office.


Envelopes are available at the entrance of the church




This Gospel immediately follows upon last week’s stories of the raising of Jairus’s daughter and the healing of the woman with a hemorrhage. It sets the context of our Gospel readings for the next two weeks in which Jesus will extend the work of his ministry to his disciples.

Today’s Gospel describes what many believe to have been the typical pattern of Jesus’ ministry: teaching in the synagogue followed by acts of healing. In his hometown of Nazareth, the people are amazed by what they hear, but they also cannot comprehend how someone they know so well might move them so powerfully.

In this Gospel, we learn some interesting details about Jesus and his early life. Jesus’ kinfolk know him to be a carpenter, an artisan who works in wood, stone, and metal. He probably learned this trade from his father. Family members of Jesus are also named. Mark describes Jesus as the son of Mary, which is an unusual designation. Adult males were more typically identified with the name of their fathers. It is unclear why Mark deviates from this custom.

Brothers and sisters of Jesus are also named. Scholars are divided on how to interpret this. As Catholics, we believe that Mary was and remained always a virgin, thus we do not believe that this Gospel refers to other children of Mary. Some have suggested that these family members might be Joseph’s children from a previous marriage, but there is little evidence to support this. Others explain this reference by noting that the words brother and sister were often used to refer to other types of relatives, including cousins, nieces, and nephews.

This Gospel tells us that Jesus is hampered from performing miracles in Nazareth because of the people’s lack of faith. Jesus is said to be surprised by this. He did not predict or foresee this rejection. In this detail we find a description of the very human side of Jesus.

This passage unfolds a continuing theme of Mark’s Gospel: Who is Jesus? His kinfolk in Nazareth might know the carpenter, the son of Mary, but they do not know Jesus, the Son of God. Mark is foreshadowing Jesus’ rejection by his own people, the people of Israel. He is also reflecting on and trying to explain the situation of the community for which he wrote. While many of the first Christians were Jewish, Christianity took hold and flourished in the Gentile community. Mark’s community was mostly a Gentile community, who may have been experiencing persecution. By showing that Jesus himself was rejected, Mark consoles and reassures his first readers. He also prepares us to accept this possible consequence of Christian discipleship.


~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, July 7

  • Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantelle Pean

  • Spec. Intention – Good Health by Anita Leung

  • Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

  • Repose Carmina Tinaburri by cousin Paola Vignone

  • Thanksgiving Mass by Anita Leung

  • Repose Teresa Braham by Carmen Alcantara

Monday, July 8

  • Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Spec. Intention for community by Anita Leung

  • Spec. Intention Father Dominic Borg by Carmelite Community of St. Mary of Jesus

Tuesday, July 9

  • Repose of Souls of families of Community by Carmelite Community of St. Mary of Jesus

  • Repose of the Souls of Olivia & Magena by Emmylou & Jennifer

Wednesday, July 10

  • Repose of Carmelite Community members & Carmelite by Carmelite Community of St. Mary of Jesus

  • Repose Leoncio & Estella Pinto by Jasmin Pinto

Thursday, July 11

  • Spec. Intention Father Steny by Jasmin Pinto

Friday, July 12

  • Repose Carol & Harold Palleson

Saturday, July 13

  • Repose Aida Aguillardo by daughter Gerlie


Parish Events


2nd Thursday of each month @ 7 PM

CWL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2024 are due before the end of APRIL. Kindly bring your cheque or EXACT cash of $40.50 to the office during office hours, or drop an envelope into the communion basket, tagged CWL Membership. If you need to do e-transfer, contact Donna @


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

SPECIAL OFFER - Knights of Columbus - Free 1 Year On-Line Membership. You can enjoy the benefits of being a Knights of Columbus member including Accidental Death Benefit and the famous Columbia Magazine.


After joining, please check your Inbox for confirmation.


St. Eds Christian Meditation Group

Thu 15th Feb @ 7 PM

The St Edmund's Parish unit of the 'World Community for Christian Meditation' (WCCM) will resume its in-person meditation meeting, on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7.00 pm in St Edmund's Church.

The first (resumed) in-person meeting will be held Thursday, 15 February at 7.00 pm.

WCCM had suspended in-person meetings owing to COVID-19 restrictions but continues to hold a weekly virtual meeting on Mondays (via ZOOM), also at 7.00 pm.

You are sincerely invited to attend the WCCM meeting(s). All are welcome.

To learn more about WCCM, kindly contact: Luis Zunino - email


School Events

St. Edmunds Elementary School


St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival & Italy - The STA Alumni Association, in conjunction with STA Campus Ministry, is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Medjugorje Youth Festival and Italy from July 22nd - August 8th, 2024. All STA alumni & their families (18+) are invited to join.

Find more information at:


Religious Education

PREP 2024-2025

  • Information about the next series of classes will be posted in the bulletin nearer the time when they recommence.

Children's Choir Training


Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30 am


Archdiocese Notices & Events


We have reached our parish goal so now all pledges made will come back to parish. 


Street Missionary Weekend 2024 - Learn to serve the homeless in the streets of Vancouver from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2024 

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." Matt 25:40 Register at


GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES – St. Joseph’s Parish (Mission) invites you to the Grotto at Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary Street, Mission) to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in honour of Our Lady, on Saturday, August 17th at 1pm. Main Celebrant will be the Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver. Confessions will be heard on site between 10am and 1pm. After Mass, procession to the Grotto where the Rosary is prayed and then Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Time for picnic and fellowship. Please bring your own picnic lunch and chairs. For bus information, please contact the Bus Coordinarot in your Parish or email: See official post in the lobby of the church. Visit


Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will

Bread & Wine


Prayer Requests

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of Father Steny & Father Cannio
Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of Father Silvestre
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


If you would like to let St. Edmund Parishioners know of the services your company provides, please contact the Parish Office about advertising on this page.


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