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June 10/11, 2023 - Sunday Bulletin


Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ



 

This Week in the Church



  • Project Advance Kick-Off Weekend: 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.


  • THE MONTHLY FILIPINO MASS – is on Sunday June 11th at 6pm.


Father's Day

Thursday June 15th @ 7pm

If you like to make an offering for your dad, there are envelopes at the church entrance







CWL Meeting


June meeting will be Thursday, June 15th at 7pm




Thank You


I want to extend my thanks and gratitude for the many birthday cards and gifts I received. Mostly though, my thanks for your prayers.

God bless you ~ Father Steny


 

Important Updates






 

Reflections


I am the Living Bread


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 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 11

· Spec. Intention Father Steny by Legion of Mary

· Repose Evengelina Estrella by Gilda Quieto

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family


Monday, June 12

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund’s Parishioners

· Repose Annie Schmitz by Mary-Ann & Pat Ricardi Robinson

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family


Tuesday, June 13

· Repose Anne & John Michniewicz by Zofia Bronowska

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family


Wednesday, June 14

· Repose Renée, Richard, Celine Ireland by Charmaine Guidon

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family


Thursday, June 15

· Repose Bernard Demers by Peter & Fernande Husar

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family


Friday, June 16

· Repose Emeliano & Quee Lin by Grace Koo

· Spec. Intention Natalie Domittor by Bev Watson

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family


Saturday, June 17

· Repose Lee Mee Leng by Liz Wong

· Repose Wilhemina Apostol by family

· Repose John Cusanelli by Giovanna Cusanelli

· Spec. Intention Cari Mendoza by family


 

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.




 

School Events/News




Newsletter


End of year BBQ

Friday June 23rd @ 5pm


School parents and students are invited to gather for the annual End of Year Barbecue on Friday, June 23rd starting at 5pm.Parents are reminded to complete and hand in the participation form and along with payment to the school no later than Friday, June 16th.


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Religious Education


PREP

  • Every Wednesday at 6-7pm in the school


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


 

NORTH SHORE PRO-LIFE SOCIETY


Please join North Shore Prolife Society for BBQ and Movie on June 17 from 6pm to 9pm at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. We will have burgers and hotdogs, drinks and dessert. The movie "Lifemark" will be shown as well. This event is free, with donations gratefully accepted.


Please register here by June 15th: https://nspls2023.ticketleap.com/

 

Special Gifts


Remember a loved one with a special gift


 

Financial Updates

Remember St. Edmund's in your Will


 

Prayer Requests and Advertisements





























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