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June 22/23, 2024 - Sunday Bulletin

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Important Updates

  • CWL COFFEE SUNDAY & BAKE SALE is after all Masses on Sunday, June 23rd. Baking donations will be gratefully received before the Masses. Please allow the CWL to price your baked goods.

  • The last Day of School is Wednesday, June 26th. Thanksgiving Mass will be at 9 am.

Special Notes

  • FILIPINO MASS is cancelled from July

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




Mark's Gospel presents a vivid portrait of Jesus, whose words and deeds show that he is the Son of God. Today's Gospel describes the end of a day of teaching in Jesus' ministry. Jesus taught the crowd in parables and then offered explanations of these parables to his disciples. Jesus then led his disciples away from the crowds and into the boats that they will use to cross the Sea of Galilee. The sea and its surrounding area are the settings for Jesus' teachings and miracles in this part of Mark's Gospel. Today's reading describes how Jesus calmed a storm at sea. It is the first of four miracles that are presented in sequence at this point in Mark's Gospel.

As is typical in Mark's Gospel, Jesus' disciples are frightened by the sudden storm; they do little to inspire confidence in the reader. Mark notes the contrast between the disciples' terror and Jesus' peace. Jesus is sleeping, untroubled by what is going on around him.

The disciples' words to Jesus are telling. They are familiar enough with Jesus to dare to wake him. Their words to him are words of reproach, questioning his care for them. A careful reader might wonder what the disciples expected Jesus to do. Are they more troubled by the storm or by Jesus' inattentiveness to their needs? How many of us have chided a family member or friend for not agreeing with our assessment of the severity of a situation?

Today's Gospel offers evidence of Jesus' power and authority as he calms the storm. In his day, power over nature was believed to be a sign of divinity—only God calms storms. Jesus' rebuke of the storm also echoes the rebuke he uses when he talks to and expels demons. In each situation, Jesus' power and authority is a sign of his divinity. Indeed, the disciples are left wondering about Jesus' identity at the conclusion of today's Gospel. They see before them a human being who acts with the authority and power of God. The disciples' uncertainty about Jesus' identity is a recurring them in Mark's Gospel.

This Gospel is a metaphor for our lives. We are in the boat, the storms of life are raging around us, and like the disciples, we may believe that Jesus is unconcerned, or “sleeping.” We hope that we will be as familiar with Jesus as his disciples. If we feel that Jesus is sleeping, are we comfortable enough to wake Jesus and present him with our needs? Jesus does not chide his disciples for waking him. Instead, he chides them for their lack of faith, for their lack of perspective. When we bring our worries to God in prayer, we might just begin to learn to see things from God's perspective.


~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, June 23

  • Healing Mass for Yanic Pean by Chantelle Pean

  • Repose Teresa Braham by Carmen Alcantara

  • Repose Carmel Lammoglia, Rino Dizon & Carmen Gaekel by Elisa & John Bueno

Monday, June 24

  • Spec. Intention Liz Wong by Zofia Bronowska

  • Spec. Intention Father Steny & Father Cannio by Janet Ficocelli

Tuesday, June 25

  • Repose St. Edmund Parishioners

  • Spec. Intention Kaira Diego by Maribeth Bihis

Wednesday, June 26

  • Spec. Intention Melissa Diego by Maribeth Bihis

Thursday, June 27

  • Spec. Intention Gerri Cannon by Barbra Stuart

  • Spec. Intention Helen Mercado by Legion of Mary

  • Spec. Intention Patricio Diego by Maribeth Bihis

Friday, June 28

  • Repose Giuseppe (Joe) Rucci by family

Saturday, June 29

  • Spec. Intention Jessie Quibuyen by Gemma

  • Repose John Cusanelli by Giovanna Cusanelli

  • Spec. Intention Caridad Mendoza by Zofia Bronowska


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

  • Every Saturday at 10 am

Altar Server Training

  • Every Saturday 11-11:30 am


Archdiocese Notices & Events



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

CHRIST THE REDEEMER PARISH is hiring a bookkeeper to join their team. This part-time role (10-12 hours per week) consists of managing accounts payable, payroll, financial statements, and more. Read the full job description at and apply by Wednesday, June 26.

VOCATION LIVE-IN on July 6 -7 weekend at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, BC.

Anyone wishing to enter the Seminary in the next few years is welcome. For more information phone 604-826-8975 or email


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 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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