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June 1/2, 2024 - Sunday Bulletin

Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Corpus Christi


Important Updates

  • FIRST FRIDAY is on June 7th – Adoration begins after 9 am Mass (no 7:30 am Mass that day) followed by Benediction at 6:45 pm and Mass at 7 pm. A sign-up sheet is at the Church entrance – it would be greatly appreciated if 2-3 people could sign up per time slot.

  • FILIPINO MASS is on Sunday, June 9th at 6 pm

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! On Saturday, June 8th for the 50th Birthday celebration of Father Steny starting with 4:30 pm Mass and then a party. There is no charge but a ticket is required for entrance; so we know the numbers. There are a few tickets left and are available at the Parish office.

Special Notes

  • KNIGHTS’ BBQ – the Knights will host a Season Ending BBQ on Sunday, June 16th after all Masses

  • VOLUNTEERS CO-ORDINATOR – we are looking for someone who can form a core committee made up of a member from each volunteer group in the Parish.  Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested.

  • FILIPINO MASS is on the second Sunday of the month at 6 pm

  • Christian Meditation Group will meet in person on the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm

  • 2ND COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR ONLINE & PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING USERS ARE AVAILABLE. If you would like a set, please pick it up from the parish office.




This Sunday we celebrate a second solemnity during this period of Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. This day was once called Corpus Christi, which is Latin for “Body of Christ.” In the revised Lectionary the name for this day is expanded to reflect more completely our Eucharistic theology.

Today’s Gospel is taken from the Gospel according to John. The reading is part of a discourse between Jesus and a crowd of Jews. The discourse comes shortly after the miracle of Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves and fishes. In John’s Gospel, miracles such as this are identified as “signs” through which people come to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. These signs are followed by dialogue, or discourse that interprets and explains the miracle. In John’s Gospel, Jesus’ multiplication of the loaves is said to have occurred near Passover, thus linking it to the Exodus story and God’s saving action toward the Israelites.

Having seen Jesus multiply the loaves and fishes, the crowd pursues him, perhaps seeking more food but also looking for another sign. Jesus tells the crowd that he is the bread of life. He explains that just as God gave the Israelites manna to sustain them in the desert, so now God has sent new manna that will give them eternal life. It is in this context that Jesus repeats those words in today’s Gospel and tells them again that he is the living bread that came down from heaven.

Jesus’ words are not well understood by the crowd; they argue that Jesus is not from heaven but born of Mary and Joseph. The crowd also has trouble understanding how Jesus could give them his flesh to eat. Jesus tells them that when they eat his flesh and drink his blood, they will remain forever connected to him. These are difficult words, but they are important because they seek to show us our intimate connection with Jesus.

This is the mystery that is at the heart of our Eucharistic theology. In the elements of bread and wine, Jesus’ Body and Blood are truly present. When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ, Jesus himself comes to dwell within us. This communion with the Lord makes us one body, brings us eternal life, and sends us forth to be Christ’s Body in the world.


~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 2

  • Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantelle Pean

  • Repose Raffaele Cusano by wife Rosa

  • Repose Teresa Braham by Carmen Alcantara

Monday, June 3

  • Repose Josefa & All My Loved Ones by Flory Nielsen

  • Repose All Souls in Purgatory by Rosa Zivarts

Tuesday, June 4

  • Spec. Intention St. Edmund Parishioners 

  • Repose Willem Vanderhor by Nadia & Leslie Mendonca

  • Spec. Intention Rev. Steny Mascarenhas by Legion of Mary

  • Spec. Intention Father Steny by Marie Dayton

  • Spec. Intention Father Steny & Father Cannio by Rosa Zivarts

Wednesday, June 5

  • Spec. Intention Marion Heffernan by Barbara Stuart

  • Repose Willem Vanderhor by St. Edmund School Staff & PEC

Thursday, June 6

  • Spec. Intention Katrina Harriott by Barbara Stuart

  • Thanksgiving Sāozinha by Ludovina Santos

Friday, June 7

  • Spec. Intention Kyle Jahn by Barbara Stuart

  • Spec. Intention Christine Gallagher/House of Prayer by Janet Ficocelli

Saturday, June 8

  • Spec. Intention Thanksgiving-Joel de Guzman by Cari Mendoza

  • Repose Jozef Husar by Peter & Fernande Husar

  • Spec. Intention Father Steny by Lynn & Jane


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 Edmund’s Silent Auction Fundraiser

Support St Edmunds Elementary School by bidding on some amazing items and experiences at the first St Edmund’s Silent Auction Fundraiser. All proceeds support St Edmund’s Elementary School.

Items include:

  • Tickets to an unforgettable Vancouver Canadians baseball game

  • Beautiful artwork by a renowned Mexican artist

  • Gift cards to Dairy Queen and Winners

  • Passes to an exhilarating climbing gym

  • Tickets to Capilano Suspension Bridge

Don't miss out on these incredible items and experiences while helping our school! Your participation will directly benefit our students and programs.

📅 Date: Bidding Ends June 13 📍 

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

Dear STA Community, For 36 years, Mr. Horton has taught, directed musical productions, organized trips, led the Sound Crew and Ski Club, and been involved in numerous other activities to support students and staff. We hope you will join us for an evening of memories and music as we celebrate Mr. Horton's retirement in June. 

Hosts for the evening are Brook McLaughlin '95 and Andrea (Neuls) McLaughlin '95. You'll listen to special musical performances, visit memorabilia stations and hear from staff and alumni about Mr. Horton's impact on their lives.


Click here for your complimentary registration, and to leave a message, photo or video on the Kudo Board. If you have any questions, please contact Sandie Atkinson, Director of Advancement at    We look forward to seeing you there!


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

  • Every Saturday at 10 am

Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30 am


Archdiocese Notices & Events


Brochures are available at the Church entrance.



Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


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 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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